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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver General Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Core Curriculum
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Graduation Requirements
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- Students must complete a minimum of 40 ANTH credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 24 upper division (3000-level and above) ANTH credit hours. Most upper division courses have lower division prerequisites.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 21 ANTH credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- Anthropology majors are advised to take MATH 2830 Introductory Statistics for their CU Denver Core Curriculum Mathematics requirement.
|Take all of the following||11|
|ANTH 1302||Introduction to Archaeology||4|
|ANTH 1303||Introduction to Biological Anthropology||4|
|ANTH 2102||Culture and the Human Experience||3|
|Take at least three of the following||9|
|ANTH 3101||Foundations of Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 3121||Language, Culture, and Communication||3|
|ANTH 3301||World Prehistory||3|
|ANTH 3512||Human Evolution||3|
|Take 20 elective credit hours from the Anthropology Department.||20|
|ANTH 1000||Anthropology: Past and Present||3|
|ANTH 1111||First Year Seminar||3|
|ANTH 2400||Exploring Culture through Social Media||3|
|ANTH 3000||Globalization, Migration and Transnationalism||3|
|ANTH 3006||Sustainable Development and Equity||3|
|ANTH 3008||Contemporary World Problems: An Anthropological Perspective||3|
|ANTH 3042||Lost Worlds and Crystal Skulls||3|
|ANTH 3045||Cannabis Culture||3|
|ANTH 3121||Language, Culture, and Communication||3|
|ANTH 3142||Cultural Diversity in the Modern World||3|
|ANTH 3150||Special Topics in Medical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 3200||Human Migration: Nomads, Sojourners, and Settlers||3|
|ANTH 3202||Anthropology of Health Care Policy||3|
|ANTH 3210||Urban Food Systems and Sustainability||3|
|ANTH 3250||Climate, Environment and Society||3|
|ANTH 3310||Colorado Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 3315||North American Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 3316||History of Human Environmental Impacts||3|
|ANTH 3320||Southwestern Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 3330||Topics in Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 3410||Anthropology of Work||3|
|ANTH 3420||Anthropology and Politics of the Global Tobacco Epidemic||3|
|ANTH 3500||Human Osteology||4|
|ANTH 3550||Forensic Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 3560||Human Variation and Adaptation||3|
|ANTH 3590||Primate Behavior Research at the Zoo||3|
|ANTH 3666||Anthropology of Death||3|
|ANTH 3700||Current Topics in Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 3910||Cross-Cultural Field Experience||3-6|
|ANTH 4000||Special Topics in Anthropology||1-4|
|ANTH 4010||Medical Anthropology: Global Health||3|
|ANTH 4040||Anthropology of Food and Nutrition||3|
|ANTH 4050||Quantitative Methods in Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 4060||Evolutionary Medicine||3|
|ANTH 4070||Culture of Development and Globalization||3|
|ANTH 4080||Global Health Practice||3|
|ANTH 4090||Drug Syndemic||3|
|ANTH 4150||Human Biocultural Adaptability||3|
|ANTH 4170||Culture and the Environment||3|
|ANTH 4180||The Nature of Power||3|
|ANTH 4200||Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective||3|
|ANTH 4230||Anthropology and Community Based Participatory Research||3|
|ANTH 4260||Human Reproductive Ecology||3|
|ANTH 4270||Anthropology of the Body||3|
|ANTH 4290||Anthropology and Public Health||3|
|ANTH 4300||Migrant Health||3|
|ANTH 4320||Archaeology of Mexico and Central America||3|
|ANTH 4330||Lithic Analysis||3|
|ANTH 4350||Anthropology of Globalization||3|
|ANTH 4380||Archaeology of Hunters-Gatherers||3|
|ANTH 4390||Laboratory Methods in Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 4400||Archaeology of Power and Inequality||3|
|ANTH 4440||Museums in the 21st Century||3|
|ANTH 4450||Development and Conservation: Contemporary Issues||3|
|ANTH 4460||Development and Conservation: Theory and Practice||3|
|ANTH 4500||Advanced Issues in Human Evolution||3|
|ANTH 4550||Primate Comparative Anatomy||3|
|ANTH 4560||Human Ecology||3|
|ANTH 4570||Landscape Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 4580||Neanderthals and the Origin of Modern Humans||3|
|ANTH 4590||Primate Behavior||3|
|ANTH 4600||Medical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 4640||Darwinian Approach to Human Behavior||3|
|ANTH 4800||Special Topics in Medical Anthropology||3-9|
|ANTH 4810||Integrating Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 4840||Independent Study||1-3|
|ANTH 4880||Directed Research||1-6|
|ANTH 4910||Field Experience in Archaeology||3-6|
|ANTH 4995||Global Study Topics||3-9|
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