University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in Anthropology for the Bachelor of Arts Degree (34 credit hours)                                       

Note that the Anthropology Writing Intensive (WIP) class has changed as of Fall 2016.  The new WIP class is ANTH 300 WIP: Writing in Anthropology.  Please consult with the anthropology advisor if you declared your major before Fall 2016 and have not satisfied the WIP requirement yet.

Required Courses:
ANTH-212Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-213Introduction To Archaeology3
ANTH-215Human Origins: Introduction To Biological Anthropology3
ANTH-290Graduating Anthropology1
ANTH-300Writing Intensive Program: Writing In Anthropology3
One 300 level archaeology course (see course description with "(A)")3
One 300 level biological anthropology course (see course descriptions with "(B)")3
One 300 level cultural anthropology course (see course descriptions with "(C)")3
Four ANTH electives of the student's choice, at least two of which must be at the 300 level; the remaining two may be 200 or 300 level12
Total Hours34

INDIVIDUALIZED FIELD, RESEARCH, INTERNSHIP, AND SENIOR THESIS ELECTIVES IN ANTHROPOLOGY       NEIU Anthropology offers a variety of individualized study options, including internships, field, research, and senior thesis hours that may be counted as electives to satisfy ANTH major requirements. These are listed below. Note that only six individualized credit hours may count towards the major, and these hours must be spread across two or more subfields. 

ANTH-379APan-African Association Internship3
ANTH-3813Independent Study In Anthropology3
ANTH-3824Fieldwork In Anthropology (various options, including National Museum of Mexican Art Internship)4
ANTH-3876Field Museum Internship6
ANTH-3896Lincoln Park Zoo Research6
ANTH-390ASenior Thesis Research2
ANTH-390BSenior Thesis Writing2

All individualized learning opportunities are reserved for highly motivated, self-directed, mature students. Research and/or fieldwork projects should be developed with a faculty advisor and their scope must extend beyond that covered in a class. Internships place students in a professional setting where they participate in the workload experience. Senior thesis projects typically span two semesters with the research being completed in the first semester, and writing and completion of the thesis in semester two.

Please see individual course descriptions for specific information. Students wishing to enroll in any individualized learning opportunities must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0;
  • Declared major, or in exceptional cases, minor, in anthropology;
  • Prior completion of a minimum of two ANTH courses in the subfield area (e.g., archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology) of the proposed project
  • For research, field, and senior thesis projects: completion of a written project proposal and Student Contract that has received departmental approval, preferably in the semester before the project is to take place;
  • For internships: completed Student Contract and successful interviews with anthropology advisor and supervisor at place of internship.

TRANSFER STUDENTS                                                                                                                                                   We welcome transfer students who want to study anthropology at NEIU! Students transferring from other institutions must complete a minimum of 15 ANTH credit hours at NEIU including:

  • ANTH-300 WIP: Writing in Anthropology
  • At least one 300-level course in each subfield (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology)
  • One additional 300 level ANTH elective of your choice. 

For transferring anthropology courses not covered by articulation agreements, a syllabus of the course in question should be submitted to the Anthropology Coordinator for review.

Please consult with the anthropology coordinator or advisor if you have any questions.

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major. This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
ANTH-213Introduction To Archaeology3
ANTH-215Human Origins: Introduction To Biological Anthropology3
FYE Course3
 Term Hours9
Term 2
ANTH-212Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
General Education - MATH3
General Education Course3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours3
Second Year
Term 1
ANTH-300Writing Intensive Program: Writing In Anthropology3
ANTH Elective3
Minor program course 3
General Education Course3
General Education Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
ANTH Elective3
Minor program course3
General Education Course3
Elective3
 Term Hours12
Term 3
Elective3
 Term Hours3
Third Year
Term 1
ANTH Elective3
Minor program course3
General Education Course3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
300-Level ANTH Elective3
Minor program course3
General Education Course3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 3
300-Level ANTH Elective3
 Term Hours3
Fourth Year
Term 1
ANTH-290Graduating Anthropology1
300-Level ANTH Elective3
Minor program course3
General Education3
Elective3
 Term Hours13
Term 2
300-Level ANTH Elective3
Minor program course3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 118