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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Anthropology (B.A.)

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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 doing so, it seeks to foster understanding of the transformation of society and culture in Egypt and the region. The program also engages with other parts of the world, such as Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Our aim is to prepare students for graduate studies and for living and working in an increasingly complex and changing world. Upon graduation our students are well-positioned to pursue careers in teaching, research and applied anthropology, such as in international development agencies, non-governmental organizations, private sector, social service, media, and heritage preservation. 

To declare a major in Anthropology

1) A student must earn a B in “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology” ANTH 2101  

2) A student must have an overall GPA at the time of the declaration of C+ (2.3 GPA)

3) Successful interview by unit head at the time of declaring the major

Upper-division (300-400 level) courses are normally taken during the junior and senior years. Students must take ANTH 3102  and ANTH 3104  during the junior year. Students must take ANTH 4107  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 (40 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).

Additional Requirements

Eight additional anthropology courses, of which three must be at the 400 level.

Please select from the following courses:

Collateral Requirements (21 credits)

  • Two 300 or 400 level courses in the social sciences

Electives (11-23 credits)

Total 120 Credits


Footnote one: Cross listed with Sociology

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