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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Anthropology (ANTH)


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The Department of Anthropology offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree for majors in anthropology. Either degree may be obtained with honors and can be used to gain licensure to teach social sciences at the junior and senior high school levels. Students choose one of four emphasis areas that include A) Social Complexity and Inequality, B) Environment and Evolution, C) Language, Culture, and Mind, or D) General Anthropology. The department also offers a minor in anthropology, which should be of special interest to students in art history, biological sciences, business management, geology, humanities, social sciences, visual communications, and world languages and cultures.

Some of the department’s lower-division courses can be used by non-majors toward fulfilling the distributive studies area requirements in the university’s general education program. The department participates in the interdisciplinary minors in black studies, international studies, Latino/Latin American studies, linguistics, Southeast Asian studies, and women’s and gender studies.

Course Information

Prerequisites for courses may be waived with the consent of the department. Courses numbered 200 and above in anthropology are grouped in the following categories.

-00 through -09: Ethnology
-10 through -19, Archaeology
-20 through -29, Cultural anthropology
-30 through -39, Linguistic anthropology
-40 through -49, Physical anthropology
-50 through -59, History and theory of anthropology
-60 through -69, Special or multidisciplinary
-70 through -79, Archaeology
-90 through -99, General

Anthropology Faculty

Leila Porter, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Presidential Engagement Professor, chair
Dana Bardolph, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, assistant professor
Giovanni Bennardo, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Distinguished Research Professor; Board of Trustees Professor
Kristen Borre, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, instructor
Christy DeLair, Ph.D., Brown University, Director Pick Museum of Anthropology
Mitchell Irwin, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, professor
Judy L. Ledgerwood, Ph.D., Cornell University, Presidential Engagement Professor, Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Emily McKee, Ph.D., University of Michigan, associate professor
Micah Morton, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, assistant professor
Kerry Sagebiel, Ph.D., University of Arizona, instructor
Mark Schuller, Ph.D., University of California, professor

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