Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Anthropology at CBU is designed to prepare you for careers in today's global world.  Employing a four-field approach to anthropology (cultural, archaeology, linguisitics, and biological fields), our program is competitive, consistent with the tenants of anthropology, yet progressive for application in the modern world.  Our program emphasizes excellence in academic and real-world environments, with a focus on critical thinking and problem solving, applied anthropology, and research skills.

In our Anthropology major, we ask the "big" questions about human behavior and look to the discipline in light of Biblical faith to answer them.  We hold a holistic view of human behavior.  This perspective, considering the human as physical, psychological and spiritual, is unique to our program at CBU.

Our CBU Anthropology faculty are skilled, experienced anthropologists, trained in our discipline, and we challenge our students to be ready for careers and graduate degrees.  We offer internships to provide the experience you need to work in the field.  Finally, we are dedicated to our students - we spend time with them one-on-one and our Anthropology club provides a way for us to partner with students for activities and learning.

Why CBU?

At CBU you will learn traditional anthropology application and research methods alongside experienced faculty in a distinctly Christian program.  We do not compromise the discipline but include a distinct faith element which helps us more clearly understand human behavior from a creation perspective.

Career Opportunities

1.   Anthropology:  Ethnologist, Researcher
2.  Non-Profit Organization/Non-Governmental and Governmental Positions:  Urban                   Planning/Relief and Development
3.  Social Services:  Counselor, Social Work, Family Assistance
4.  Business and Entrepreneurism:  Cross-Cultural Liaison/International Business
5.  Education:  Educator/Professor/ESL

Links

1.   American Anthropological Association:  http://www.americananthro.org/ 
2.  American Anthropological Association Careers in Anthropology:  http://www.americananthro.org/AdvanceYourCareer

Anthropology Major (47-50 units) BA

  • Student Learning Outcomes
    • Content, knowledge and skills (theories, concepts, & terms) consistent with the American Anthropological Association
      • To articulate the theories, concepts and terms of the four fields in anthropology: culture, biology, archeology, linguistics
      • To apply the foundational tenants of anthropology including: cultural relativism versus ethnocentrism, an integrated and holistic perspective to culture and an etic versus emic approach to studying culture
      • To recognize the core anthropologists and their contributions in the development of the discipline including Franz Boas, Branislow Malinowski, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Don Johanson
    • Critical thinking: skill in analysis, synthesis, and use of evidence; problem solving (reflective & analytical)
    • Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy; research skills
      • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the anthropology literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
      • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
      • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
      • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
      • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source.
    • Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity
    • Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments

Lower Division Requirements

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
+

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
ANT225-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
ANT225-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
ANT225-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM TBA
ANT225-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ANT225-F
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I
+

This course is an overview of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: MAT115 or STA144. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH255-A
Edge, Cianna Renae
05/08/2017 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B218
BEH255-A
Edge, Cianna Renae
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 127
BEH255-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
BEH255-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
BEH255-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II
+

Continuing study of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing of the foundational skills in Behavioral Sciences I. In order to complete the course, student will be required to successfully pass the Pre-Statistics Exam. Prerequisite: BEH255. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH256-A
Edge, Cianna Renae
07/03/2017 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B218
BEH256-B
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/05/2017 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 127
BEH256-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B218
BEH256-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
BEH256-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview
+

This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

BEH333-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
BEH333-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:00 AM - 1:45 PM TBA

BEH383 Statistics & Rsrch Methodology I
+

This course introduces the various quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. Also included are the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing using a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 256. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH383-A
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BEH383-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 Th 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 209
BEH383-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/05/2017 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B113
BEH383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
BEH383-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

BEH385 Statistics & Rsrch MethodologyII
+

This course presents some of the more complex quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. It builds on the various concepts of quantitative research, qualitative research, data collection, analysis, and interpretation introduced in previous courses. This course continues the development of student proficiency with basic and intermediate functions of a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 383. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH385-A
Iverson, Nathan David
05/08/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209
BEH385-A
Iverson, Nathan David
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH385-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH385-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
BEH385-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
BEH385-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

Upper Division Requirements

ANT325 Physical Anthro & Archeology
+

A general survey of Physical Anthropology, including evolutionary theory, the primate fossil record, primatology, human variability, and genetics. The history, methods, and theories of archaeology are also considered - covering all eras of the human past, from prehistoric to modern times.(3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ANT325-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

ANT340 Theory in Anthropology
+

An overview and examination of anthropological theory in historic context. This addresses theory of Culture as the main focus but includes Archeological theory and perspectives from Physical and Linguistic anthropology. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ANT340-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B251

ANT350 Language and Culture
+

An examination of the relationship between culture and language including a basic understanding of language, the development of language, linguistic aspects of culture and how the symbiosis of language and culture affect individuals, groups and nations. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)  )щ7]TQ

ANT350-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

ANT430 Culture and Personality
+

This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

ANT430-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 127

ANT460 Religion and Culture
+

An overview of religion and its relationship to worldview, faith and practice. This course examines how religious beliefs affect all other aspects of culture and the impact of religion in a cross cultural or multi-cultural context. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)]TQ

ANT460-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Yeager Center B112

Concentration Courses (12-15 Units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations listed below:

Cultural Anthropology (12 units)

ANT360 Globalization and Culture
+

This course is designed for students to understand and interact with their diverse world through the study of globalization. Topics will include globalization as evidenced in: identity and ethnic study, immigration and migration movements, world economics and subsistence (poverty and wealth), intercultural and cross cultural lifestyles (cultural universals, gender roles, kinship), shared world religions and the means through which these aspects of globalization are shared (media, world economy). Finally, students will consider how and wy the anthropological study of globalization is critical to engage in various academic and professional disciplines. Students will also learn various anthropological theories regarding the process of globalization and its significant effects. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

ANT360-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA

ANT400 Special Topics in Anthropology
+

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Anthropology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (3 units)

ANT400-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/05/2017 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mission Hall 125
ANT400-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology
+

This course is designed for students to understand cultural systems of subsistence and social organization and control. Focusing on case studies and theoretical perspectives in anthropology regarding economics and political systems, students will explore the meaning and function of various approaches to subsistence and social organization. Using the comparative perspective (ethnology), students will shape their own views of cultural groups and the extent to which they employ these patterns of culture. Students will also explore the roles and obligations assigned to individuals within various economic and political systems. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ANT410-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM TBA

ANT450 Family & Gender Studies
+

This course explores a diversity of family systems, both modern and historic. Focusing on case studies and theoretical perspectives in anthropology, students will explore the tangible roles family and gender play in everyday life throughout the world. Using the comparative perspective (ethnology), students will shape their perspectives about family and gender through the exploration of cultural groups and the extent to which they employ dynamic family and gender roles. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ANT450-A
Goodman, Julie Marcele
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 125

Psychological Anthropology (15 units)

PSY213 General Psychology
+

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
05/08/2017 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B259
PSY213-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B220
PSY213-A
Smith, Erin I.
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-B
Smith, Erin I.
09/05/2017 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
PSY213-E
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
PSY213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
PSY213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN
PSY213-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
PSY213-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

PSY320 Life Span Development
+

Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY320-C
Moore, Marilyn
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 253
PSY320-A
Handojo, Virgo
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 126
PSY320-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B110
PSY320-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
PSY320-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

PSY322 Theories of Personality
+

Survey of theories of personality emphasizing structure, dynamics, functions, and development of basic attitudes that influence behavior and develop constructive behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B112
PSY322-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B220
PSY322-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
PSY322-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology
+

Study of the dynamics, cultural implications and prevention of abnormal behavior including neuroses, psychoses, character disorders, psychosomatic reactions and other abnormal personality patterns. Textual and lecture attention will be given to the impact of the environment and oppressed populations in relation to abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY346-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B111
PSY346-A
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
PSY346-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
PSY346-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

PSY473 Psychophysiology
+

Introduction to the neural and endocrine processes underlying brain function and behavior. Lecture only. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY473-A
Minton, Carol
09/05/2017 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY473-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
PSY473-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Optional Additional Concentrations* (12 units) 

Students can earn a concentration in the following areas by completing the certificate requirements**: Christian Behavioral Science, Cognitive Psychology, Diversity, Life Span Development, or Religion and Behavior.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major. 

**Certificate requirements are located in the Academic Program section of the catalog by certificate title.