Degree Requirements

University Degree Requirements (124 Credit Hours)

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences—Concentration in Anthropology, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. Students are required to complete a minimum 30 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above) as part of their 120 credit hour degree requirement at AUK, of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the SBSA major. All core and concentration courses must be passed with a C- or better, and a cumulative major GPA of at least 2.00 in the major courses is required to earn an undergraduate degree in social and behavioral sciences Concentration in Anthropology.

  • General Education Requirements    (45 or 49)
  • Major Requirements composed of:    (45)
    • Core Courses (9)
    • Concentration Courses (36)
  • Social and Behavioral Science Electives    12
  • Free Electives    18

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

SBSA 101 Introduction to Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthropology (3) [S]
SBSA 200 Ethnographic and Research Methods (3) [S]
SBSA 485 Capstone: Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences - Concentration in Anthropology (3)

Concentration Courses (36 credit hours)

Students must complete, in consultation with their academic advisors, a total of 36 credit hours from the courses listed below. 12 of these total credit hours must be upper-level (300-level or above).

SBSA 205

Fundamentals of Arab Society

(3) [K,S]

SBSA 210

Arab Society and Culture

(3) [K,S]

SBSA 222

Global Media and Spaces of Identity

(3) [S]

SBSA 224

Shopping and Consumerism

(3) [S]

SBSA 235

Identity, Difference and Deviance

(3) [S]

SBSA 239

Nation and Migration

(3) [S]

SBSA 249

Images of Women in the Media

(3) [S]

SBSA 255

Health, Medicine and Curing

(3) [S]

SBSA 260

Ethnographic Film

(3) [S]

SBSA 270

The Indigenous Americas

(3) [S]

SBSA 280

Kinship and Family in the Global Era

(3) [S]

SBSA 341

Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

(3) [S]

SBSA 344

Tourism and Culture Change

(3) [S]

SBSA 345

Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges

(3) [S]

SBSA 348

Anthropology of Human Rights

(3) [S]

SBSA 360

Genocide and Refugees

(3) [S]

SBSA 366

Popular Culture in South Asia: Film and Beyond

(3) [S]

SBSA 370

Music of the Arabian Peninsula

(3) [K,S]

SBSA 372

Anthropology of Business

(3) [S]

SBSA 389

Special Topics*


* Can be repeated for credit under different topics.

Majors must choose four courses (12 credit hours) of which one (3 credit hours) must be upper-level (300-level or above), in consultation with their academic advisor, from the following disciplines: AMST, HIST, PLSC, IR, PSYC, SBSA.

Majors must complete six courses (18 credit hours) of their choice from among courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.