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2013 - 2014

BA in Anthropology: Sociocultural Emphasis
(54.5 hours*)



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  1. Complete the following:
  2. Complete 9 hours from the following "peoples" courses:
  3. Complete 15 hours from the following systems/institution courses:

  4. Complete 3 hours of statistics or data management courses:
      ANTHR 402 : Quantitative Methods for Anthropology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ANTHR 402 : Quantitative Methods for Anthropology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Quantitative methods in archaeology and sociocultural anthropology, including methods of organizing, exploring, and presenting data, probability, and statistical inference.

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      ANTHR 443 : Ethnographic Data Analysis. (3:3:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ANTHR 443 : Ethnographic Data Analysis. (3:3:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: ANTHR 442
      RECOMMENDED: Anthr 495R.
      DESCRIPTION: Systematic text analysis of interview data, audio, video, and survey data. Grounded theory and content analysis. Coding methods and codebook development/management. Developing an empirically grounded analysis of qualitative or mixed-methods data. Using qualitative data analysis software.
      NOTE: For sociocultural anthropology majors, Anthr 495R is most appropriate after thesis fieldwork is complete and data is ready for analysis.

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  5. Complete the following in sequential order:
      ANTHR 442 : Ethnographic Research Design and Methods. (3:2:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ANTHR 442 : Ethnographic Research Design and Methods. (3:2:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: ANTHR 201 & ANTHR 202
      RECOMMENDED: 300-level regionally relevant courses in the geographic area of interest.
      DESCRIPTION: Methods and philosophy of social science research design. Rationale, limitations, ethical issues, and practices of participant observation, interviewing, quantitative measurement, and other methods. Developing complete research proposal for EthnographicField Project (Anthr 495). Securing IRB approval. Local fieldwork exercises.

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      **ANTHR 495R : Ethnographic Field Project. (3-6:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      **ANTHR 495R : Ethnographic Field Project. (3-6:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: ANTHR 203 & ANTHR 442
      DESCRIPTION: Conduct field work. Maintain, code, and index field notes, interview transcripts, and other data sources in preparation for Anthr 499 thesis write-up.
      NOTE: IRB approval and instructor's consent required before departure to field. No class meetings.

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        (6 hours required)
      ANTHR 499 : Senior Thesis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Anthr 205, 206, 442, 495 (for sociocultural); 205, 206, 215, 402, 454R, 455R, 456R (for archaeology).
      DESCRIPTION: Supervised analysis and write-up of data generated during field project. Refinement for publication.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.

** The major requires that a field project be completed in one of the recognized field schools conducted by a member of the BYU faculty. A local field work option is available in exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the entire faculty.

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