The Anthropology Program in the Comparative Cultural Studies Department focus on archaeology and ethnology as specialized areas of study. A diverse curriculum provides courses in the major subfields of ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and physical anthropology as well as in the study of important world regions, such as the United States, North America, Latin America, and Africa.
Specialized courses are offered in medical anthropology, applied anthropology, historic archaeology, nutrition, sexuality, economic development, ethnic studies in the United States, and cultural reconstruction from symbolic behavior.
Topics are cast in a comparative, often global purview, and students view human problems such as hunger, religious conflict, sexism, racism, and inequality from the anthropological perspective.
The programs are designed to develop students concern and knowledge about current world problems and to provide them with skills and experience needed to enter professional careers in applied social sciences or to continue advanced training in the anthropological subdisciplines, law, public health, or other professional fields.
Anthropology Degree Requirements
Students must earn a minimum 2.00 grade point average in all courses in the major (required or elective) attempted at this university.
Students who choose to major in anthropology must also meet the university core requirements and the college core requirements for a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
30 hours (at least 18 advanced) to include:
Students must complete at least 15 of the required 30 hours in residence at the University of Houston. Twelve of these 15 hours must be advanced (3000-level or above). Transferred credit to be counted toward the anthropology major requirements must have a grade of C- or above. Majors who plan to pursue graduate study should consider taking one statistics course from the program’s recommended list.
For additional information, write, call, or visit the program Web site:
University of Houston
Attn: Landis Odoms
233 McElhinney Hall
Houston, TX 77204-5020
713-743-3783 or 713-743-3947