Anthropology Masters Program


Prerequisites

Undergraduate major in anthropology or equivalent in social sciences, or departmental permission: candidates with insufficient backgrounds in anthropological history, or theory and methods, will be expected to take undergraduate courses as deemed necessary by the graduate program advisor. There is a stats requirement, if a stats course was not taken in undergraduate coursework the student will be required to complete one at Western Washington University.

Degree Requirement is 45 credits consisting of the following:

Core Requirements

Anth 501 (5 crs)
Anth 502 (5 crs)
Anth 503 (5 crs)

At least one course in the following areas:

Culture Region: Anth 460, 462, 511 (3-5), 553, 563, 564, 565
Methods: Anth 470 (3-5), 473, 506, 510, 515, 520, 528, 571, 572, 580
Topical: Anth 456, 457, 475, 482, 484, 522, 524, 525, 529, 531, 540, 566, 576, 581

Anth 690* (3-12 crs)

 

    *Note: 3 credits of Anth 690 are required. Not more than 12 credits of Anth 690 will apply to 45 credit degree requirement                          

 

Electives in Specialization
Courses selected under advisement from 400-level* or 500-level courses in anthropology
*Note: No more than 10 crs of 400-level courses can be applied to graduate degree. At least 35 crs must at the 500 or 600-level.

Supporting Courses
Where appropriate to the student's specialty interests, the candidate may elect up to 15 crs from a related discipline.

Time Limit
All requirements for the degree must be completed within 5 years of the initial quarter of registration.

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