Geography-Anthropology Program

Faculty: see Earth Science and Geography and Anthropology.

The interdepartmental concentration in geography-anthropology combines perspectives of these two social sciences in an examination of the cultural, ecological, and spatial relations of societies and their human environments.

Requirements for Concentration: 13 units, consisting of 6 units of geography, 6 units of anthropology, and the option of Geography-Anthropology 300 or, if not elected, an additional 300-level course in one of the departments in the senior year. In geography, the following are required: an introductory course (Geography 102 or 104); a methods course (Geography 220, 224, 228, or 230); a 200-level regional course (such as Geography 236, 240, or 248); and at least one advanced 300-level seminar. In anthropology the following are required: at least 2 units of 200-level work, such as 1 unit of an area (ethnography) course, and 1 unit of an ethnology or archaeology course; and 2 units of 300-level work.

Senior-Year Requirements: Geography-Anthropology 300 (or another 300-level course), Geography 302. Majors normally must write a senior thesis to be considered for departmental honors.

Recommendations: Field work or a study abroad experience in either anthropology or geography is recommended highly.

Advisers: chairs of Departments of Anthropology and Geography.

Course Offerings

See Geography and Anthropology.