Anthropology

Description
The concentration in anthropology provides students with a great deal of flexibility in selecting courses. The program has been designed to allow students to focus on areas within the discipline that articulate well with other concentrations. All students interested in the anthropology concentration are encouraged to discuss the options available with a School of Human Evolution and Social Change undergraduate advisor.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 upper division hours.
  • 6 hours of the required 12 upper division hours must be taken through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Two of the introductory courses from ASB 102, ASM 104 and ASB 222 (or 223) are required. However, the particular introductory courses selected may limit the anthropology courses available in the upper division.
  • Consult a School of Human Evolution and Social Change advisor for upper division elective courses.
  • For a complete list of courses offered through the School of Human Evolution and Social Change view https://shesc.asu.edu/content/scheduling-courses-curricula - please note that only courses specifically marked as "core courses" may be considered for this concentration. You MUST consult with your academic advisor prior to enrollment so that an exception can be made in your academic record.

Core 6 hours
Choose two of the following courses:

ASM 104 Bones, Stones and Human Evolution, SB or SG (3)
OR   ASM 101 Anthropology: Understanding Human Diversity (3)

ASB 102 Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology, SB & G (3)

ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes, (HU or SB) & G & H (3)
OR   ASB 223 Buried Civilizations of the Americas, (HU or SB) & G & H (3) 

Groups 6 upper division hours
Select one course from two of the three groups:

Sociocultural / Linguistics

ASB 300/SSH 300 Food and Culture, (L or SB) & C (3) (Prerequisite: ENG 101, 105, 107, or ENG 111; Credit allowed for only ASB or SSH 300)

ASB 302 Ethnographic Field Study, (L or SB) & G (3) (Prerequisite: ASB 102, 222, 223, or ASM 104)

ASB 310 / AFR 300 Precolonial Africa, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisites: AFR 200 (or AFS 200) or min 45 total credit hours; Credit allowed for only AFR 300 (or AFH 300) or ASB 310)

ASB 311 Principles of Social Anthropology, SB (3)

ASB 314 Comparative Religion, SB (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102, ASB 222, or ASB 223)

ASB 316 Money and Culture, L or SB, (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 105, or ENG 107 with C or better)

ASB 319 The North American Indian (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102, ASB 222, or ASB 223)

ASB 321 Indians of the Southwest, (L or SB) & H & C (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102, ASB 222, or ASB 223)

ASB 322 Peoples of Latin America, (L or SB) & G (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102 with C or better or minimum 45 hours)

ASB 323 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments (3)

ASB 324 Peoples of the Pacific, G (3)

ASB 325 Peoples of Southeast Asia, G (3)

ASB 327 Disaster!, (L or SB) & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): ASB 102 with C or better or minimum 45 hours)

ASB 328 Rules, Games, and Society, L (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 101; Minimum 45 hours)

ASB 336 African Art, HU & G (3) (Pre-requisites: AFS 200 or ASB 102 or 45 minimum hours; Credit is allowed for only AFH 336 or ASB 336)

ASB 344  / SOC 344 Technology and Society, L or SB (3)

ASB 350 Anthropology and Art, HU (3)

ASB 351 Psychological Anthropology (3)

ASB 353 / SOC 353 Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspective, (HU or SB) & G (3-4) (Prerequisite: min 45 earned credit hours; Students who have credit for SOC 353, may not enroll in ASB 353)

ASB 355 Traditional Medicine and Healing, HU or SB (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102, ASB 222, ASB 223 or ASM 104 or SSH 100 or ASB 100 with C or better. Credit is allowed for only SSH 355 or ASB 355)

ASB/SOC/SOS/SSH 370 Production, People, and Environments, L or SB (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; ASB 100 (or 102), SOC 101, SOS 110, or SSH 100 with C or better. Credit is allowed for only ASB 370, SOC 370, SOS 370, or SSH 370)

ASB/SOS 371 Inequality and Sustainability, L (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 101,105 or 107 with C or better; Minimum of 45 hours completed; Credit is allowed for ASB 371, ASB 394 (Inequality and Sustainability), SOS 371 or SOS 394 (Inequality and Sustainability))

ASB 372 

ASB/SOS 375 Humans and the Environment: What's the Connection?, (L or SB) & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ASB 375 or SOS 375 or ASB 394 (People: Environment Connections in Anthropology) or ASB 494 (Ecological and Environmental Anthropology))

ASB/TLC  378 McGlobalization: Migration, Mass Media and McDonald's, (L or SB) & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, 105, 107, or 111 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ASB 378 or TCL 378)

ASB 389 Ethnographic Field Lab (1-6)

ASB 394 [*INEQU*&*SUST*] Topic: Inequality and Sustainability (1-4)

ASB 394 [*MIGR*&*SOCI*] Topic: Mediterranean Society in History & in Present (1-4)

ASB 394 [*RUL*GAM*&*SOCI*] Topic: Rules, Games, and Society (1-4)

ASB 394 [*PEO*PROD*ENVIR*] Topic: Production, People, and Environments (1-4)

ASB 395 [*SOCIETY *DRUGS] 

ASB 395 [*SOCIAL NET* *HEALTH*]

ASB 402 Visual Anthropology (3)

ASB 410/SSH 400/WST 410 Poverty, Social Justice, and Global Health, (L or SB) & G (3)

ASB 411 

ASB 412 History of Anthropology, L or SB (3)

ASB 416 Economic Anthropology, L or SB (3)

ASB 417 Political Anthropology, L (3)

ASB 421 Education and Society, SB (3)

ASB/CPI/AML 430 Social Simulation, CS (4) (Prerequisites: AML 100 or MAT 142, 170, 210, 265 or 270 with C or better OR Mathematics Placement Test score of 50% or higher; Minimum 56 hours; CPI 200 with C or better; Credit for only ASB 430, CPI 430, or AML 330) 

ASB 443/SSH 403 Cross-Cultural Studies in Global Health, (L or SB) & G (3-6) (Prerequisites: SSH 100 or ASB 100 with D or better. If you have credit for SSH 403, you may not enroll in ASB 443)

ASB 452/SSH 402 Community Partnerships for Global Health, SB (3-9) (Prerequisites: min 45 credit hours; SSH 100 or ASB 100; Students who have credit for SSH 402, may not enroll in ASB 452)

ASB 455/SSH 405 Senior Seminar in Global Health (3) (Prerequisites: Global Health major; Minimum 87 hours; SSH 100 or ASB 100 and SSH 403 or ASB 443 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ASB 455 or SSH 405) 

ASB 462/SSH 404 Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health, SB &C (3)

ASB 463 Political Ecology of the Border, SB & G (3)

ASB 464 The Ethnography of Mexico and the Borderlands, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum 45 earned hours; Credit is allowed for only ASB 464, TCL 444 or 598 (The Ethnography of Mexico and the Borderlands))

ASB 466/AFR 466 Peoples and Cultures of Africa, SB & G & H (3) 

ASB 471 Introduction to Museums, L (3)

ASB 480 Principles of Linguistics, SB (3)

ASB 481 Language and Culture, SB (3)

ASB 483 Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Communication, SB (3)

ASB 485 U.S.-Mexico Border in Comparative Perspective (3)

ASB 498 [*APP* ANTHRO*] Pro-Seminar (1-7)

ASB 494 [*ENV*ISS*IN*TH*US*WE*] Topic: Environmental Issues in U.S. West (1-4)

ASB 494 [*VISU*ANTHROP*] Topic: Visual Anthropology (1-4)

ASB 402 Visual Anthropology (3)

ASM 494 [*URB*&*ENV*HEA*] Topic: Urban and Environmental Health (1-4)

ASM 414 Urban and Environmental Health (3)

Archaeology

ASB 301 Global History of Health, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ASB 301 or HST 301 or SSH 301)

ASB 326 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments, SB & H (3)

ASB 330 Principles of Archaeology, SB (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 222 or ASB 223; minimum 56 hours)

ASB 335 Prehistory /Southwest, SB & H & C (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102, ASB 222 or ASB 223 or minimum 45 credit hours)

ASB 337 Pre-Hispanic Civilization of Middle America, (HU or SB) & G & H (3)

ASB 338 Archaeology of North America, SB & H (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 102 or ASB 222 or ASB 223)

ASB 361 Pleistocene Archaeology, H (3)

ASB 362 The Neolithic Revolution and its Consequences, H (3)

ASB 366/AFR 366 African Archaeology: Precolonial Urban Culture, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite: AFS 200 or a minimum 45 total credit hours; Credit is allowed for only AFS 366 or ASB 366)

ASB 368 Prehistoric and Historic Hunter-Gatherers (3)

ASB/PUP 490 Earliest Cities (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 222 or ASB 223 with C or better; Min 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ASB 490 or PUP 490)

ASM 338 Anthropological Field Session (3)

ASM 350 Geoarchaeology (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 222 (or 223), or GLG 101 (or 103), or GPH 111, with C or better)

ASM 365 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (4)

ASM 435 Archaeological Pollen Analysis (3)

ASM 450 Bioarchaeology (3)

ASM 472 Archaeological Ceramics (3)

ASB 498 [*LITHIC* AN*] Pro-Seminar (1-7)

ASB 494 [*ARCH*OF*EUROPE*] Topic: Archeology of Europe (1-4)

ASB 494 [*ANDEAN*ARCH*] Topic: Andean Archaeology (1-4)

ASB 494 [*EARL*CITIES*] Topic: The Earliest Cities (1-4)

ASM 494 [*GEOARCH*] Special Topics (1-4)

 Physical Anthropology

ASM 301 Peopling of the World, SB (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with a grade of D or better)

ASB 301 Global History of Health, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ASB 301 or HST 301 or SSH 301)

ASM/AFR 332 Life and Death in Ancient Egypt (3) (Prerequisite: ASB 222; Credit is allowed for only AFS 332 or ASM 332)

ASM 338 Anthropological Field Session (1-12)

ASM 341 Human Osteology (4) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with a grade of D or better)

ASM 342/BIO 327 Evolution of Human Behavior (3) (Prerequisite(s) with C or better: ASM 104 (or BIO 181 or 282). Credit is allowed for only ASM 342 or BIO 327)

ASM 343 Primatology (3)

ASM 344 Fossil Hominids, H (4) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with a grade of D or better)

ASM 345 Disease and Human Evolution (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 104, or BIO 100, or BIO 181 (or BIO 188), or BIO 182 (or BIO 187), with a D or better)

ASM 348 Social Issues in Human Genetics, SB (3)

ASM 394 [*Great* Adapt*]

ASM/SSH 401 Health and Human Biology (3-4) (Prerequisites: ASB 100 (or ASM 104); SSH 100; Credit is allowed for only ASM or SSH 401) 

ASM/SOS/BIO 424 Dynamic Modeling in Social and Ecological Systems (4) (Prerequisites: MAT 210, MAT 251, MAT 265 or MAT 270 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only SOS 424, BIO 424, or ASM 424)

ASM 443/543 Primatology (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with C or better; Minimum 56 hours. Credit is allowed for only ASM 443 or 543)

ASM/BIO 446/ASM/BIO 546 Principles of Human Genetics, L (3) (Prerequisites: BIO 340 or ASM 301 with a C or better; If you have credit in ASM 446, ASM 546, or BIO 546 you may not enroll in BIO 446)

ASM 450 Bioarchaeology (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with a grade of D or better)

ASM 452/552 Dental Anthropology, SG (4) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with a grade of D or better) 

ASM 453/553 Human Behavior through Bone Chemistry (3) (Prerequisites: ASB 222 or 223 with C or better; ASM 104 with C or better; Minimum 56 hours; Credit is allowed for only ASM 453 or 553)

ASM 454 Comparative Primate Anatomy (4)

ASM 455 Primate Behavior Laboratory, L (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 343 with a grade of D or better)

ASM 456 Infectious Disease and Human Evolution (3) (Prerequisite: ASM 345)

ASM 459/559 Forensic Anthropology (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 341 & 275 with a D or better. Students who have credit for ASM 559, may not enroll in ASM 459)

ASM 460 Human Growth and Development: An Evolutionary Perspective (3) (Prerequisites: ASM 104 with C or better; ASM 341, ASM 342, ASM 344, ASM 345 or ASM 348)

ASM 465 Quantification and Analysis for Anthropologists, CS (3) 

ASM 494 [*PRINC*OF*HUM*GEN*] Topic: Principles of Human Genetics (1-4)

ASM 446 Principles of Human Genetics (3)

ASM 494 [*HUM*BEH*&*BON*CHEM*] Topic: Human Behavior and Bone Chemistry (1-4)

ASM 497 [*GREAT * APE*] 

ASM 497 [*MODEL*BEH*ECOL*]

ASM 497 [*MODELS* OF* SOCIAL*]

 

Electives 6 upper division hours
Select in consultation with a School of Human Evolution and Social Change undergraduate advisor.

Any ASB or ASM 300 or 400 level course

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2017-18

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAASBEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact