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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Anthropology

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Main Office
Chilton Hall, Room 330Q

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310409
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Fax: 940-369-7833

Web site:

Alicia ReCruz, 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.

Programs of Study

The department offers an undergraduate program in the following area:

The department offers minors in anthropology , ethnic studies  and medical anthropology .

Major in Social Science

Students may use anthropology in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in social science that requires completion of at least 48 semester hours in social sciences, including 18 hours in anthropology and 30 hours in at least two other social science disciplines; 24 hours of the above must be taken from upper-division levels (3000 or 4000). See “Interdisciplinary Majors ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for an example of courses distributed over four years.

Graduate Study

The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Master of Arts, and
  • Master of Science, both with a major in applied anthropology.

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