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.

Required Introductory Courses - minimum 6 credit hours
Choose two of the following courses:

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) 

ASM 104 Bones, Stones and Human Evolution, SB or SG (4) 

Upper-Division Subfield Groups - 6 credit hours
Select one course from two of the three groups:

Sociocultural / Linguistics

ASB 300/SSH 300 Food and Culture, (L or SB) & C (3) (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 305/SSH 305 Poverty and Global Health ((L or SB) & G) (3)

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 316 Money and Culture, L or SB, (3) 

ASB 319 The North American Indian (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 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/AFR 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/POS/SBS/SOC 339  Grassroots Social Movements (SB) (3)

ASB 340 / SOC 328 Migration and Culture (SB & G) (3)

ASB 342 / SBS 342/ SOC 342 Mexico-U.S. Borderlands (SB & C) (3)

ABS 343 / PUP 343 / SOS 343 / TCL 343 Latinas/os and the Environment (3)

ASB 344 / SOC 334 Technology and Society (L or SB) (3)

ASB 346 Marriage and Family Diversity (SB & C) (3)

ASB 348 / ENG 348 / TCL 348 The Borders of Language (3)

ASB 350 Anthropology and Art (HU) (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 / SSH 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 356 / GCU 356 / POS 354 / SBS 356 / SOC 356 Central Amerian Studies (SB & G) (3)

ASB 357 Society, Drugs and Health (SB & G) (3) 

ASB 358 / AFR 358 The Yoruba and the Atlantic World (3) 

ASB/SOC/SOS/SSH 370 Production, People, and Environments, L or SB (3) (Prerequisites: 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/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 376 Global Health Policy (3) 

ASB / TLC 378 McGlobalization: Migration, Mass Media and McDonald's, (L or SB) & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only ASB 378 or TCL 378)

ASB 380 Langauge, Culture and Gender (SB) (3)

ASB 389 / SBS 389 / SOC 389 Ethnographic Field Lab (1-6)

ASB 394 [*CULTU* SOCIE* (1-4)

ASB 395 [*SOCIETY *DRUGS] 

ASB 395 [*SOCIAL NET* *HEALTH*]

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

ASB 421 Education and Society, SB (3)

ASB 442 / SBS 460 

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 447 / POS 447 / SBS 447

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 457

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

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

ASB 464 / TLC 444 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 494 Ethnography of Schooling in the Borderlands (3)

ASB 494 Facing Immigration (3)

ASB 494 Facing Immigration II (3)

ASM 414 / SOC 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 333 Frauds, Myths and Mysteries ((HU or SB) & G)) (3)

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 450 Bioarchaeology (3)

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

 Physical Anthropology

ASB 301 / HST 301 / SSH 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 368 Hunter-Gatherers, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

ASB 394 [*MODEL* *SIMUL*] (3)

ASB 494 [*APPLI* *EPIDE*] (3)

ASB 494 [*EVOLU* *MEDIC*]  (3)

ASB 494 [*MATER* *CHILD*] (3)

ASB 494 [*REPRO* *ECOLO*] (3)

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

ASM 313 

ASM 394 [*GREAT* ADAPT*] (3)

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 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)

AMS 394 [*EVOLU* MEDIC*] (3)

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 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 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 Bayesian Statistics in Theory and Practice (3)

ASM 494 Evolution and Mental Disorders (3)

ASM 494 Evolution of Technology (3)

ASM 494 Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health (3)

ASM 494 Models in Social Evolution (3)

ASM 494 Social Complexity (3) 

Upper Division Electives - 6 credit hours

Any ASB or ASM 300 or 400 level course

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

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

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