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Anthropology

Anthropology is an extraordinarily broad discipline that embraces biological, historical, and cross-cultural studies. These areas of focus within the discipline of anthropology work together in pursuit of understanding humans, past and present. Anthropology courses introduce students to themes of diversity and help us see various ways of being human. They also can help us understand and appreciate what we have in common despite our differences. The anthropology program at Antioch College focuses primarily on the subfield of cultural anthropology. Cultural anthropology examines a broad spectrum of cultural dimensions, such as language, religion, politics, ethnicity, gender and media, that inform human existence. The study of cultural anthropology allows students to reflect on their own cultural practices, while also enhancing their awareness and understanding of cross-cultural diversity.

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, anthropology majors must complete the following:

Total number of credits toward the major: 52

Core Requirements in the Major
20 credits toward the major
ANTH 105 Cultural Anthropology* (4 credits)
and one additional ANTH foundation course*
ANTH 345 Reading Ethnography as Theory I (4 credits)
ANTH 350 Reading Ethnography as Theory II (4 credits)
SSC 490 Social Science Research Methods (4 credits)
SSC 494 Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences (4 credits)
SSC 495 Senior Project in the Social Sciences (4 credits)

*Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

Additional Requirements in the Major

Intermediate Courses in ANTH: Choose 2
8 credits toward the major
ANTH 205 Philosophy and Religion (4 credits)
Also listed as PHIL 205
ANTH 210 Language and Culture (4 credits)
ANTH 220 Contemporary Indigenous Peoples (4 credits)
ANTH 225 Visual Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as ARTS 225
ANTH 250 Economic Anthropology (4 credits)
Also listed as PECO 250
ANTH 280 Global Political Economy (4 credits)
Also listed as PECO 280
ANTH 290 Independent Study (Intermediate) (4 credits)
Intermediate Course in PECO: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
PECO 210 U.S. Political System (4 credits)
PECO 220 Intermediate Micro- and Macro-Economic Theory (4 credits)
PECO 250 Economic Anthropology (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 250
PECO 270 Political Economy Theory (4 credits)
PECO 280 Global Political Economy (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 280
PECO 299 Independent Study (Intermediate) (4 credits)
Intermediate Courses in PSYC: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
PSYC 210 Ecopsychology (4 credits)
PSYC 225 Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 230 Personality Theories (4 credits)
PSYC 235 Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 240 Somatic Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 242 Cognitive Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 250 Depth Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 252 Community Mental Health (4 credits)
Advanced Courses in ANTH: Choose 2
8 credits toward the major
ANTH 305 Anthropology of Space and Place (4 credits)
ANTH 310 Anthropology of Globalization (4 credits)
Also listed as PECO 310
ANTH 315 Psyche, Myth & Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as PSYC 315
ANTH 320 Anthropology of Healing (4 credits)
ANTH 325 Anthropology of Work (4 credits)
ANTH 360 Writing Culture (4 credits)
ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (4 credits)
ANTH 390 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)
Advanced Courses in PECO and PSYC: Choose 2
8 credits
PECO 320 Labor Economics (4 credits)
PECO 330 Political Economy of Race and Gender (4 credits)
PECO 340 Political Economy of Not-for-Profits (4 credits)
PECO 350 Public Policy (4 credits)
PECO 390 Special Topics in Political Economy (4 credits)
PECO 399 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)
PSYC 315 Psyche, Myth & Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 315
PSYC 320 Political and Ethical Issues in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 350 Intersectional Identities in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 385 Psychological Assessments & Measurement (4 credits)
PSYC 390 The Art of Psychological Inquiry (4 credits)
PSYC 395 Special Topics in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 400 Basic Therapeutic Skills (4 credits)
PSYC 405 Group Theory and Dynamics (4 credits)
PSYC 430 Critical Psychology (4 credits)