Department Information

Chair:
Dr. Herbert Haines
Sharon Steadman (Acting)
Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973
Email:
amanda.halliwell@cortland.edu
Hours:
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Program Details

Anthropology: Concentration in Ethnic Studies [ANT/ETHS] (Major)

Students with a concentration in ethnic studies take courses that focus on cultural and power differences and similarities among groups in global contexts. Students undertake comprehensive analyses of ethnic identity, prejudice and discrimination, and social problems related to poverty and inequality. For more information about this program, contact the Sociology/Anthropology Department.

Career Potential

  • Corporate positions in culture management
  • International aid agency positions, such as U.S.A.I.D.
  • U.S. government/State Department positions
  • Development consulting

Total credit hours required for the major: 33

A. Core Courses Required of all Majors: 12 credit hours
  • ANT 102 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 300 - Human Evolution and Survival (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)
B. Required Ethnic Studies Concentration Courses: 12 credit hours
  • ANT 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 234 - Anthropology of Gender (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 350 - Language in Society and Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.)
C. Electives: Nine credit hours

Choose three from the following:

  • ANT 302 - Native American Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 304 - Peoples of Africa (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 305 - Archaeology of Eastern United States (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 310 - Peoples of South and Southeast Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 311 - Peoples of East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 312 - Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 313 - Maya Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 314 - Peoples of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 400 - Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 409 - Economic Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 410 - Cultural Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 460 - Introduction to Museum Studies (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124