College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT101 Humankind Emerging 3
Description: Introduces human evolution, primates, fossil hominids, race, population genetics, and the development of culture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT102 Exploring Cultures 3
Description: Introduces diverse cultures, focusing on technology, social organization, and ideology of hunter-gatherer, horticultural, agricultural, pastoral, industrial, and post-industrial societies around the world, with primary emphasis on non-western societies. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT103 Culture In Communication 3
Description: Offers a comparative global perspective on communicative forms, especially languages, as systems of social signs. Primary emphasis on case studies are from non-western societies. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
PSY230 Intro Statistics In Psychology 4
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in psychological research. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((PSY 101 or 101H), Math Foundation Requirement, Liberal Studies Applied and Lab Science Requirement (all with grades of C or better)) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
SOC365 Social Statistics 3
Description: Statistical techniques as they apply to the description and analysis of social data. Measures of central tendency, dispersion, and association together with appropriate inferential tests. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option C-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT104 Lost Tribes And Buried Cities 3
Description: An archaeological window on the rise and fall of the most spectacular cultures of the ancient past. Explores the ancient foundations of culture diversity among a variety of prehistoric civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, Shang China, Stonehenge, Iraq, and Iran. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social & Political Worlds and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014
2. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT359W Proseminar In Archaeology 3 ANT359W Notes
Description: Method and theory in archaeology; lab experience with major materials classes. Required for major. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ANT 104, admission to Anthropology Major or Minor, Junior Status or higher, and (PSY 230 or SOC 365 or STA 270) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Course meets the Junior Level Writing Requirements (JLW)
2. ANT309W Cultural Anthropology 3 ANT309W Notes
Description: Surveys the major theoretical, methodological, and empirical foundations of cultural anthropology. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ANT 102, admission to Anthropology Major or Minor, Junior Status or higher, and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Course meets the Junior Level Writing Requirements (JLW)
3. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT465 Indigenous Anthropology 3
Description: This course provides a history of the relationship between anthropologists and indigenous peoples that contextualizes contemporary indigenous perspectives in anthropology. Work by indigenous anthropologists is highlighted throughout the course. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior status and Anthropology Major or Minor
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
4. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. ANT329 Language In Society 3
Description: Surveys the role of language in society and culture as well as methods of analyzing speech events as socio-cultural phenomena. Required for major. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ANT 103, admission to Anthropology Major or Minor, and Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ANTEMPHASIS See Catalog or Advisor 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit Graduation Application during the 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ANT407C Applying Anthropology 3
Description: Introduction to theory and practice with an emphasis on conceptual models, areas of specialization, methodology, and ethics of involvement. Required for major. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Anthropology Major (BA) or Anthropology-Extended Major (BA) or Anthropology-International Cultural Immersion-Extended Major (BA) or Anthropology (BAILS) and Senior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ANT379 Biological Anthropology 3
Description: In-depth survey of topics and methods in physical anthropology: paleoanthropology, primate ecology, method and theory. Required for major. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ANT 101, admission to Anthropology Major or Minor, Junior Status or higher, and (PSY 230 or SOC 365 or STA 270)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Anthropology, the study of Humanity's past, present, and future and includes: biological anthropology, socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology.  Within these areas, the Anthropology Department has a wide range of focal areas that attract students from a variety of backgrounds.

You may select from the following emphases for this plan: General Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, or Archaeology. You may also choose a minor instead of an emphasis after speaking with an advisor. You may use individualized coursework (ANT 485, 497, 499, 466 or 408) toward the required 9 units required within an Emphasis.  

You must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for your major in Anthropology, including courses in the emphases.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Anthropology
Emerald City (Bldg. 98D) Room 102
PHONE: 928-523-3180 FAX: 928-523-9135
EMAIL: Anthropology@nau.edu  
WEB Page: http://home.nau.edu/sbs/anthro
Department Chair: Dr. Robert Trotter
Phone: 523-4521   
Robert.Trotter@nau.edu

Office of Academic Services and Advising
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (Bldg. 70) Room 114
PHONE: 928-523-6540 FAX: 928-523-7185
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu  
WEB page: http://www.nau.edu/sbs/advising

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.