Chilton Hall, Room 330Q
1155 Union Circle #310409
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: anthropology.unt.edu
Susan Squires, Chair
The Department of Anthropology coordinates and directs a program for those who wish to pursue a career in the discipline of anthropology, for those simply interested in the human condition, and for those who may wish to combine the study of anthropology with another discipline.
Courses in anthropology are grouped to provide students with an understanding of human physical, social, and cultural complexity, and the relationships of humans to one another and the environment. Physical anthropology provides an understanding of human origins and human biological variability. Linguistic anthropology adds to the understanding of language and other forms of human communication within the context of culture. Archaeology provides a sense of the past by exploring the changes and development of ancient cultures and environments. Sociocultural anthropology provides appreciation and understanding of human social and cultural patterns and human behavior.
Social Science major
Students may use 18 hours of anthropology courses to earn a primary concentration in anthropology as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Social Science. Social Science is an interdisciplinary major that requires 48 semester hours in the social sciences, 24 of which must be advanced. These courses must include 18 hours in a primary concentration plus 30 hours in at least two other social science disciplines. The social science disciplines include anthropology, economics, geography (regional science only), history, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work or sociology. See the “Social Science, BA ” section of this catalog for additional information.
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