General Description / Special Programs

The Anthropology program integrates traditional sub-fields of anthropological practice and forges interdisciplinary partnerships across diverse disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Four primary cross-field teaching and research themes of faculty include: (1) indigeneity, race, ethnicity, and the nation-state; (2) transnationalism, migration, and demography; (3) health, nutrition, and the environment; and (4) heritage, tourism, and public culture. Both undergraduate and graduate students are involved in faculty research. The Heritage Studies minor focuses on the natural heritage and cultural legacy of the human past, and how it is reflected today in places, landscapes, and intangible aspects of our cultures, including traditions, oral histories, song, music, dance, drama, skills, cuisine, crafts, and festivals. This program offers coursework and applied labs in studying and mapping monuments, buildings, and in managing cultural and natural heritage sites and landscapes using remote sensing, 3D visualization technologies, geographic information systems, and digital data curation. Students may minor in Heritage Studies to strengthen their skills in the documentation, analysis, interpretation, visualization, and management of heritage places and resources with an emphasis in either cultural and/or natural attributes.

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Degrees Offered Interdisciplinary Humanities MA/PhD; Anthropology BA major/minor; World Heritage minor
Highest Degree Offered PhD
BA/BS Field Areas
BA/BS Requirements
Lower division prerequisites in sociocultural, archaeological, and biological anthropology; lower division quantitative methods; upper division history and practice, field methods, laboratory or archival methods, and writing course; 24 additional upper division units, including one course in each subfield.
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements MA Theory and methods, pedagogy, research methods, readings in IH in two fields (Past Worlds, Social and Spatial Dynamics, Expressive and Imaginative Works), electives; Thesis option: 1 year residency, 42 units, thesis; Non-thesis option: 1 year residency, 50 units, comprehensive exam
Phd Requirements Theory and methods, study plan design, pedagogy, research methods, readings in IH in two fields (Past Worlds, Social and Spatial Dynamics, Expressive and Imaginative Works), electives; 54 units; research paper, language exam, comprehensive exam, dissertation
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 0
Internship Required 0
Support Opportunities <p>Graduate teaching assistantships and small research grants within the Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate group; campus-wide and University of California-wide merit-based funding</p>
Program Details
Research Facilities <p>Archaeological Research Labs, Spatial Analysis and Research Center</p>
Library Resources Kolligian Library
Certs Offered 0
Employees500 to 3000
Faculty are affiliated with the Health Sciences Research Institute and Sierra Nevada Research Institute.
Online Courses
Online Courses: 0
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 1