Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in the Major: 39             

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ANTH 100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3
ENG 114
First Year Composition 1
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
 Units16
Third Semester
ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
Complementary Studies – Take Two 4 6
Area A: Written Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied or Complementary Studies 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
ANTH 300 Foundations of Anthropology: History 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Fifth Semester
ANTH 305GW Writing Anthropology - GWAR 5 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Sixth Semester
ANTH 301
Foundations of Archaeology
or Foundations of Human Variation
or Indigenous Media and Social Change
3-4
Major Electives in Anthropology (12 Units Total) Take One 3
Major Electives University-Wide (6 Units Total) Take One 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Electives 3
 Units15-16
Seventh Semester
Major Area 2: Methods and Practicum (Select One) 7 3-6
Primate Behavior  
Human Osteology Practicum  
Fossil Humans Practicum  
Ethnography of the Inner City  
Archaeological Methods  
Visual Anthropology I  
Visual Anthropology II  
Ethnographic Field Methods  
Anthropological Statistics  
Major Electives in Anthropology (12 Units Total) Take One 5 3
Major Electives University-Wide (6 Units Total) Take One 6 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Electives 2
 Units14-17
Eighth Semester
Major Electives in Anthropology (12 Units Total) Take Two 5 6
SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-124
1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

3

MATH 60 and/or MATH 70 are required prerequisites to MATH 110 unless you score 50 or higher on ELM or have an ELM exemption.

4

Complementary Studies
All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology must complete at least 12 units of complementary studies from courses outside the primary prefix for the major, and not cross listed with the primary prefix for the major. Students who complete a 2nd major, a minor, or a minimum of 12 units in an approved Study Abroad program, automatically complete the Complementary Studies requirement and units may be double counted toward the major where applicable.

Other options for complementary studies are:

  1. Foreign Language: 12 units in a single foreign language; or
  2. Related Subjects: 12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of an Anthropology Department advisor.

Related disciplines typically included courses in the College of Ethnic Studies, Classics, Geology, Geography, Sexuality Studies, Sociology, History, Language Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Up to six units may be double counted in fulfillment of the University-wide elective units for the major. Units may be upper division, lower division, transfer or resident units.

5

Upper division units selected from any courses with the ANTH prefix including those from the two areas that have not been used to fulfill the area requirements.

6

Upper division courses taken by advisement in anthropology or related fields. Students must have advisor approval for courses they want to apply to the major.

7

Students may choose six units from Area 2 and reduce the number of anthropology electives to nine units.