ANTH major requirements (pre-2015)

[for students who entered Lehigh prior to July 2015]

Collateral Requirement (4 credits)
One general course in statistics: MATH 12, ECO 145, PSYC 110, or equivalent. (Note: MATH 12 fulfills the College of Arts and Sciences mathematics requirement.)

Introductory (4 credits)
ANTH 1. Introduction to Anthropology

Disciplinary Core Courses (8 credits)
ANTH 111. Comparative Cultures [fall] or
ANTH 140. Introduction to Linguistics [spring]
                      and
ANTH 112. Doing Archaeology [spring] or
ANTH 145. Human Evolution (NS) [fall, alternate years]

Methodology (4 credits)
SOAN 111. Research Methods and Data Analysis [fall]

Major Electives (20 credits)
Five additional anthropology courses, at least two of which must be at the 300-level. (Individualized study courses 300, 393, 394, 395, and 399 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement; however, one SOC course can be substituted as an anthropology elective.)

Research, Internship, or Thesis (4 credits)
Preferably during the senior year, majors must complete at least four credits of experiential learning on a subject or in a context relevant to their major. Students may fulfill this requirement in a variety of ways research, field school, internship, or thesis:
ANTH 300. Apprentice Teaching
ANTH 393. Supervised Research
ANTH 394. Field School
ANTH 395. Internship
ANTH 399. Senior Thesis

Students who intend going on to graduate or professional school are strongly encouraged to do the senior thesis option, and a senior thesis is required for departmental honors.

Concentrations within the anthropology major

Anthropology majors may choose to concentrate in cultural or archaeological anthropology. These optional concentrations in one or the other subfield entail additional constraints on course selection within the major electives category, as described below:Concentration in cultural anthropology

Concentration in cultural anthropology

Anthropology majors electing to concentrate in cultural anthropology must complete at least four courses in cultural anthropology at the 100-level or above. Regular course offerings that would satisfy this concentration include the following:
ANTH 106. Cultural Study and Globalization
ANTH 111. Comparative Cultures
ANTH 121. Culture and the Environment
ANTH 123. The Cultural Construction of Gender
ANTH 140. Introduction to Linguistics
ANTH 160. Health, Illness, and Healing
ANTH 182. North American Indians
ANTH 184. Cultures of the Pacific
ANTH 187. Peoples of Southeast Asia
ANTH 305. Anthropology of Fishing
ANTH 320. Global Capitalism
ANTH 324. Globalization and Development in Africa
ANTH 325. Economic Anthropology
ANTH 330. Food for Thought
ANTH 335. Religion, Witchcraft, and Magic
ANTH 376. Culture and the Individual

Students choosing this concentration are strongly encouraged to use their general education electives to complete at least two physical anthropology/archaeology courses; the equivalent of two years of foreign language study; pursue courses in museum studies, mathematics, computer science, philosophy, religion studies, literature, biology, and geology as specific interests dictate; and take a wide range of courses in the social sciences, generally, such as SOC 1, PSYC 1, POLS 3, IR 10, Eco 1, and history offerings.

Concentration in archaeological anthropology
Anthropology majors electing to concentrate in archaeological anthropology must complete at least four of courses in archaeological anthropology at the 100-level or above. Regular course offerings that would satisfy this concentration include the following:
ANTH 112. Doing Archaeology
ANTH 121. Culture and the Environment
ANTH 145. Human Evolution
ANTH 172. North American Archaeology
ANTH 174. Greek Archaeology
ANTH 176. Roman Archaeology
ANTH 178. Mesoamerican Archaeology
ANTH 221. Materials in the Development of Man
ANTH 345. Evolution of the State
ANTH 370. Historical Archaeology
ANTH 377. Archaeology of Death
ANTH 394. Field School (archaeology field school)

Students choosing this concentration are strongly encouraged to use their general education electives to complete at least three courses in cultural anthropology; pursue courses in museum studies, mathematics, computer science, history, and the social sciences as interests dictate; and take a wide range of natural science courses of special relevance to archaeologists.