Effective beginning with students entering Skidmore in fall of 2010, and beyond:
The anthropology major must successfully complete at least thirty-two credits in anthropology as follows:
1. Introduction and Exploration
2. Foundation - Completion of the foundation requirements strongly recommended as preparation for 300-level courses, and is a requirement before enrolling in AN 366 Senior Seminar. At least one course in the following two areas:
a. Theory: AN 270
3. Application and Synthesis
a. Senior Seminar: AN 366
b. Two additional 300-level courses totaling at least 6 credits.
4. Electives - Students must take additional credits at at level as necessary to complete the required 32 credits for the major. To fulfill college maturity-level requirements, at least six credits of 300-level anthropology courses must be taken in the senior year.
THE WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: All Anthropology majors will be required to complete AN 366 , a writing intensive course, as part of the fulfillment of the major. Upon completion of the Anthropology Writing Requirement, students will be able to: 1) write papers that demonstrate an understanding of proper grammar, syntax, punctuation, and usage; 2) consistently apply anthropology’s writing conventions to their written work, including the formulation of anthropologically informed questions, effective use of concepts and theories, effective organization of research papers, and correct format of bibliographic citations and references; and 3) write a research proposal that includes an anthropological literature review and a description of the selected research methodology.
Students are required to declare anthropology as a major before registering for classes for the fall of the junior year. If students plan to add anthropology as a second major, we also encourage them to do so before registering for classes for the fall of the junior year. None of the required courses or any of the 300-level anthropology courses—except AN 399—fulfilling the major may be taken on an S/U basis.
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