Anthropology Concentration

The Anthropology Concentration of the Sociology-Anthropology major requires a minimum of 39 units, of which 27 must be upper-level. A minimum of 27 of the required total units in the Anthropology Concentration must be earned at Towson University. Up to 12 units can be completed elsewhere and applied toward the concentration with the approval of a department adviser.

Basic Required Courses
ANTH 207CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
or ANTH 210 HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 212PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY3
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
or SOCI 102 HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Theory and Methods Component
ANTH 401ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY3
Select two of the following courses (cannot be courses counted elsewhere in the curriculum):6
ADVANCED HUMAN EVOLUTION
FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD METHODS
ARCHEOLOGICAL METHODS AND THEORY
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB METHODS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL
ADVANCED FORENSIC INVESTIGATION
Globalization
Select one of the following (cannot be a course counted elsewhere in the curriculum):3
KOREA AND GLOBALIZATION
ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER
RESOURCE WARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
DRUGS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDIA
LATINAS IN THE AMERICAS
PEOPLES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GLOBALIZATION IN CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1
RETHINKING INDIGENEITY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Archaeology
Select one of the following (cannot be a course counted elsewhere in the curriculum):3
ARCHAEOLOGY OF MARYLAND
ADVANCED HUMAN EVOLUTION
ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH
TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1
ARCHEOLOGICAL METHODS AND THEORY
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY
NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHAEOASTRONOMY
ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB METHODS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Sociocultural Anthropology
Select two of the following (cannot be courses counted elsewhere in the curriculum):6
KOREA AND GLOBALIZATION
SOUTH ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE
ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER
MORAL PANICS
THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF AFRICA
ESKIMO ETHNOGRAPHY
INFORMATION AGE CULTURES
RESOURCE WARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
WEALTH, POWER AND POLITICS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
DRUGS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDIA
LATINAS IN THE AMERICAS
RELIGION, MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
PEOPLES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
TRADITION & REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA
TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
RETHINKING INDIGENEITY
LIFE IN THE CITY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Area Course
Select one of the following (cannot be a course counted elsewhere in the curriculum):3
ANTHROPOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE
HONORS ANTHROPOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE
KOREA AND GLOBALIZATION
SOUTH ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE
ARCHAEOLOGY OF MARYLAND
THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF AFRICA
ESKIMO ETHNOGRAPHY
ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDIA
LATINAS IN THE AMERICAS
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
PEOPLES OF THE MIDDLE EAST
TRADITION & REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA
TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1
NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHAEOASTRONOMY
LIFE IN THE CITY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology/Criminal Justice/Sociology Electives
Select two general elective courses in anthropology, criminal justice or sociology from the list below or from among all courses listed previously in this curriculum (only one course can be a SOCI or CRMJ course and neither course can be courses counted elsewhere in the curriculum):6-8
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC CRIME ANALYSIS
INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY I
INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY II
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
READINGS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (HONORS) 2
HONORS THESIS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 2
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT CROSS-NATIONALLY
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND FILM
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
RACE, CRIME, AND JUSTICE
WOMEN, CRIME, AND JUSTICE
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
DEMOGRAPHY
SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY 1
SOCIOLOGY OF IMMIGRATION
SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
Total Units39-41
1

No more than two 370-level "Topics" courses can be completed for credit in the ANTH concentration. Adviser consent required for approval in designated area. Topic of course must be related to designated area in order for course to count.

2

Students who wish to graduate with Departmental Honors must complete both ANTH 498 and ANTH 499 and follow honors procedures.  Contact the department for more information.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Select one of the following: 3Select two of the following (not taken in previous term): 6
ANTH 207 (Core 12)
ANTH 212 (Core 8)
SOCI 101 (Core 6)
Core 1 (or Core 2)3Core 74
Core 33Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 43Core 103
Core 53 
 15 16
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ANTH Globalization Course 3ANTH Archaeology Course3
ANTH Theory and Methods Component3ANTH Theory and Methods Component 3
Elective3Elective3
Core 113Elective3
Core 133Core 143
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ANTH Sociocultural Anthropology3ANTH Sociocultural Anthropology3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ANTH / CRMJ / SOCI Electives 3-4ANTH 401 (Core 9)3
ANTH Area Course3ANTH / CRMJ / SOCI Electives3-4
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15-16 15-16
Total Units 121-123
  1. Demonstrate effective written and presentation skills appropriate within the major.
  2. Formulate social research questions, identify and apply various relevant methods, and demonstrate the ability to interpret research findings.
  3. Analyze how people’s lives are shaped by a social world that includes diversity, inequality, social processes and structures.
  4. Apply theoretical and methodological tools of the disciplines to conceptualize and evaluate contemporary social issues and phenomena.