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 (34-46 credits)
Students with Thanawiya’Amma art or equivalent background should take BIOL 100 (Introductory Biology); those with Thanawiya ‘Amma science or equivalent must take BIOL 104 (Unity of Life).