Undergraduate Requirements For a Major in Anthropology
Program of study should be planned
as early as possible in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Required points: 30 points in the
Department of Anthropology.
Required courses for a major in
ANTH V1002 The Interpretation of
Culture, ANTH V2004 Introduction to Social and Cultural Theory, and ANTH V2005
The Ethnographic Imagination. Plus two
courses from within Anthropology, or
from another department, which focus on a particular culture, nation, or
literature. (These two courses need not
concern the same culture, nation, or
literature.) Note that courses offered
in other departments count toward the major when taught by a member of the
Department of Anthropology. Note also
that courses from other departments not
taught by an Anthropology faculty member sometimes may count toward the major
with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Required courses for a Major in Archaeological Anthropology: please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/archaeology/
Biological/physical anthropology: Students pursuing a major in this field should refer to the Department of Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. Please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/e3b/undergrad_requirements2.html.
Anthropology majors with a minimum
grade point average of 3.7 in the major who wish to write an honors thesis for
consideration for departmental honors may elect to enroll in the Honors Seminar
(V3999, 8 points). Students should have
a preliminary concept for their thesis prior to enrolling in the course. Students may
also pursue independent study projects with a professor. The thesis is not
required of majors.
Departmental Honors are established and awarded by most Columbia
College departments with approval from the College Committee on Instruction.
Each year, departmental honors are awarded to no more than ten percent of the
graduating majors. Students become eligible for departmental honors when they
have a grade point average of at least 3.7 in major courses, and have completed
an honors thesis. From within this group
of eligible candidates, departmental faculty make recommendations to the
College Committee on Honors, Awards and Prizes. The Committee makes the final
decisions about which students receive departmental honors.
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Undergraduate Requirements For a Concentration in
Required points: 20 points within
Required Courses for a
Concentration in Sociocultural Anthropology: ANTH V1002 The Interpretation of Culture.
Required courses for a Concentration in Archaeological Anthropology:
please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/archaeology/
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