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); 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.

300b. Senior Thesis (1)

Ordinarily, the senior thesis will have two faculty advisors, one from Anthropology and one from Geography.

399a or b. Senior Independent Work (1/2-1)

By permission of the adviser and the instructor who will supervise the work.