ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
FOR STUDENTS WHO ENTERED SKIDMORE IN FALL 2015 AND BEYOND
Requirements for students who entered Skidmore in fall 2015 (Class of 2019) and beyond:
Students are encouraged to declare anthropology as a major before registering for fall semester of classes of their junior year. None of the required courses or 300-level anthropology courses - except
The anthropology major must successfully complete a minimum of 11 courses and 33 credits in anthropology as follows:
1. Introduction and Exploration
b. Geographic-area requirement: one course among
Completion of the foundation requirements is strongly recommended as preparation for 300-level courses and study abroad.
a. History of anthropological thought:
b. Research methods:
3. Application and Synthesis
a. One 300-level anthropology course for 4 credits and designated R (research), W (writing), or V (visual analysis) or any special topics course designated as
b. Two additional 300-level anthropology courses totaling at least 6 credits. These courses must be taken at Skidmore.
c. The senior capstone course in anthropology:
4. Additional credits and electives
In addition to the above, students must take additional credits at any level as necessary to complete the required 33 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 fulfill the writing requirement by completing