To obtain the BS in Anthropology degree and prepare for a chosen field, students must complete the major requirements listed below, round out their education by learning important skills and values through Loyola's Core Curriculum and develop their own special interests by taking general electives.
|ANTH 100||Globalization and Local Cultures||3|
|or ANTH 102||Culture, Society, and Diversity|
|ANTH 101||Human Origins||3|
|ANTH 231||Linguistic Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 241||Principles of Archaeology||3|
|Ethnographic Requirement (Choose one of the following):||3|
|Economies, Culture, and Development|
|Language and Identity|
|Peoples of Latin America|
|Peoples of Native North America|
|Culture in Africa|
|Contemporary Japanese Culture|
|Cultures of Migration|
|Mexican Culture & Heritage|
|Contemporary Cultures of the Middle East|
|Culture in Contemporary Europe|
|Social Movements, Culture, and Activism|
|Archaeology Requirement (Choose one of the following):||3|
|Mesoamerican Archaeology and Survivance|
|North American Archaeology|
|Gender in Deep Time|
|Ancient Human-Animal Interactions|
|Rise & Fall of Civilizations|
|Issues in Archaeology|
|Archaeology Lab Methods|
|Theoretical Requirement (Choose one of the following): 1||3|
|People and Conservation|
|Violence and Culture|
|Anthropology and Human Rights|
|The Body and Culture|
|Anthropology of Religion & Ritual|
|Anthropology of Tourism|
|Language in Popular Culture|
|Language, Race, and Inequality|
|Issues Cultural Anthropology|
|Issues in Linguistic Anthropology|
|Bio-Anthropology Requirement (Choose two of the following):||6|
Select at least one of the following:
|Primatology-Behavior & Ecology|
|Human Osteology Lec/Lab|
Select no more than one of the following:
|Evolution of Human Disease|
|Evolution of the Human Diet|
|Issues in Biological Anthropology|
|ANTH Elective (100/200/300 level)||3|
|ANTH Elective (200/300 level) 2, 3||3|
|ANTH Elective (200/300 level) 2, 3||3|
Students contemplating graduate studies in anthropology should select ANTH 304 Anthropological Theory.
Can be outside Anthropology with approval from the Undergraduate Program Director.
ANTH 396, 397, 398, and 399 may be taken more than once, but ONLY ONE may count towards major
ANTH 361 and 362 can be taken more than once, and can count for the major more than once as long as the topic is different.
There are no restrictions on course double-dipping for major and minor programs in Anthropology. However, students may only earn a degree in Anthropology BA or Anthropology BS.
Transfer-Student Residency Requirement
At least 18 credit hours of ANTH courses must be completed at Loyola.
Suggested Sequence of Courses
Students can begin the Anthropology (BS) degree at any point in their undergraduate studies, in consultation with their advisor. While there is no set sequence of classes, students are encouraged to take ANTH 101 Human Origins and either ANTH 100 Globalization and Local Cultures or ANTH 102 Culture, Society, and Diversity early on, since these classes are often (but not always) pre-requisites for higher level classes. Once students have declared the major, they are encouraged to contact their advisor within the Anthropology Department or the Anthropology Department’s Undergraduate Program Director for further guidance on how best to progress with their studies.
College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements
All Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take two Writing Intensive courses (6 credit hours) as well as complete a foreign language requirement at 102-level or higher (3 credit hours) or a language competency test. More information can be found here.
Additional Undergraduate Graduation Requirements
All Undergraduate students are required to complete the University Core, at least one Engaged Learning course, and UNIV 101. SCPS students are not required to take UNIV 101. Nursing students in the Accelerated BSN program are not required to take core or UNIV 101. You can find more information in the University Requirements area.
- Students will be able to remember the four sub-fields of anthropology (archaeology, biological, cultural, and linguistic) including their respective core concepts.
- Students will apply anthropological theories and methodologies to better understand multiple forms of social difference, including race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality
- Students can articulate how anthropology (in the past and present) can be used to undermine or promote a more just, diverse, equitable and inclusive world
- Students will understand anthropological methods (for example quantitative or qualitative methods)
- Students will be able to discuss anthropological research and thinking with various audiences