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 Applied Anthropology [ANT/APPL] (Major)

Students with an applied concentration gain an understanding of fields such as development, medical, and legal anthropology, enabling them to address problems of health, education, cultural and linguistic preservation, human rights violations, and poverty in global contexts. For more information about this program, contact the Sociology/Anthropology Department.

Career Potential

  • World Bank positions
  • OXFAM positions
  • International aid agency positions (e.g., U.S.A.I.D.)
  • Africare posts
  • Save The Children posts
  • C.A.R.E. posts

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 Applied Concentration Courses: 12 credit hours
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
C. Electives: Nine credit hours

Choose from the following:

  • ANT 201 - World Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 234 - Anthropology of Gender (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 251 - Introduction to Language Study (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 301 - Native American Archaeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • 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 307 - World Prehistory (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 326 - Archaeology of Religion (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 350 - Language in Society and Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 351 - Folklore (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 400 - Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 409 - Economic Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 410 - Cultural Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 550 - Independent Study in Anthropology (1-6 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124