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 Anthropology

 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professors: S. Altorki, D. Cole, N. S. Hopkins (Chair), S. Joseph, C. Nelson
Assistant Professors: M. Peterson

Anthropology is the comparative study of peoples, societies, and cultures in all their variations across time and space. It has roots in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities and is concerned with all aspects of human life. Anthropology addresses the evolution and biological unity of humankind, as well as the changing diversities that characterize human cultures and societies. Anthropology at AUC focuses on cultural and social anthropology. It engages in basic and applied research and in scholarly interpretation and also offers critical, reflexive, and empirical perspectives on past and present societies.

Bachelor of Arts

The undergraduate program aims to present the main themes and trends in cultural and social anthropological thought and practice and thereby to nurture critical, intercultural, and reflexive perspectives as part of liberal education. In so doing, it seeks to foster understanding of the transformation of society and culture in Egypt and the region. The program also prepares students for graduate studies and for living and working in an increasingly complex and changing world.

A student who wishes to declare a major in anthropology should be registered in or have taken ANTH 202. Every student must obtain a C or higher in ANTH 202 in order to continue as a major in anthropology.

Upper-division (300-400 level) courses are normally taken during the junior and senior years. Students must take ANTH 309 and ANTH 311 during the junior year. Students must take ANTH 495 in their last full academic year. Most of the other courses are offered in alternate years and so may be taken in any order. Courses at the 500-level are also open to selected advanced undergraduates.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor's degree in anthropology:

Core Curriculum (40 credits)
Students with Thanawiya'Amma art or equivalent background should take BIOL 100 (Introductory Biology); those with Thanawiya ĎAmma science or equivalent must take BIOL 104 (Unity of Life).

Concentration Requirements (39 credits)

ANTH

202

Cultural Anthropology

 

309

History of Social Theory*

 

311

Contemporary Anthropological Theory*

 

380

Fieldwork Methods

 

495

Senior Seminar*

 


One of the following social organization courses:

ANTH

302

Marriage, Family and Kinship

 

360

Gender, Society, and Social Change

 


One of the following people-and-culture courses:

ANTH

312

Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

 

382

Peoples and Cultures of the Sub-Saharan Africa

 

384

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

 

386

Peoples and Cultures of Asia

 

390

Selected People and Culture Areas

 


Seven additional anthropology courses, of which three must be at the 400 level.

Collateral Requirements (21 credits)

    Two 300 or 400 level courses in the social sciences

    A minor (five courses) in any field to be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Electives (20 credits)
Total 120 Credits

* Cross listed with Sociology

Minor

The minor in anthropology provides students with a basic knowledge of anthropological method and theory from a cross-cultural perspective on selected aspects of the world's cultures and societies.

Fifteen credits are required for the minor in Anthropology: ANTH 202, 380 and three additional anthropology courses of which at least one must be at the 400-level.

Anthropology Courses (ANTH)

 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

202

Cultural Anthropology

210

Arab Society

302

Marriage, Family, and Kinship

303

Social Movements

309

History of Social Theory

310

Contemporary Social Theory

311

Contemporary Anthropological Theory

312

Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

320

Peasant, Nomads and Rural Change

321

Urban Society in Transition

332

Race, Ethnic, and Minority Relations

341

Anthropology and Film

352

Language in Culture

360

Gender, Society, and Social Change

370

Environmental Issues in Development

372

Applied Anthropology

380

Fieldwork Methods

382

Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa

384

Cultures of Latin America

386

Cultures of Asia

390

Selected People and Culture Areas

400

Selected Topics in Anthropology

402

Independent Study

407

Psychological Anthropology

422

Religious and Symbolic Systems

425

Women, Islam, and the State

450

Third World Development

455

Seminar in African Studies

460

Development Studies Seminar

462

Economic Anthropology

492

Political Anthropology

495

Senior Seminar

 

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