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

  • 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

Anthropology Major (47–50 units) BA

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-C
Daggett, Martha Irene
09/05/2017 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center ONLN
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 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
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I

This course is an introduction to the writing and evaluation of academic research articles. Additionally, students are taught basic logic, APA style, and grammar skills as they relate to writing and evaluating research articles. Students will select a capstone topic and submit the project introduction section. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: MAT115 or STA144. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH255-C
Machado, Reba Joyce
09/05/2017 WF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 ONLN
BEH255-A
Edge, Cianna Renae
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 127
BEH255-B
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L243
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
BEH255-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II

This course is a continuation in the study of writing and evaluation of academic research articles. Students will use basic logic, APA style and grammar skills to write a literature review for a capstone research project. Additionally, students will evaluate and choose survey instruments for this project and formalize project methodology. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: BEH255. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH256-B
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 127
BEH256-A
Travis, Erika J.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L240
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
BEH256-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/02/2018 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 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 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BEH383-C
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B113
BEH383-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/05/2017 TTh 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
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH385-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
09/05/2017 TTh 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
BEH385-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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

This course addresses anthropological theory in a historical context and explores how the discipline has developed over time. Theories of culture are the main focus, though archeological, physical, and linguistic anthropological theories are discussed. Approaches to understanding human behavior from cognitive, material, and behavioral approaches are central. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

ANT340-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 125

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

This course examines an anthropological approach to religion and magic, and its relationship to symbolism, myths, sacred spaces, and rituals. This course investigates anthropological theories of religion providing a multicultural analysis of numerous forms of religious expression. Additionally, this course will examine the subject of “religion” as it intersects with economics, politics, gender, secularism, and post-colonialism.(3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

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

BEH480 Capstone

This course provides students the opportunity to integrate and demonstrate learning from their major, evaluate their own strengths/weaknesses and demonstrate an understanding of the integration of a Christian worldview and their major field of study. Students will evaluate their personal goals, calling and purpose as well as develop skills to move toward successful and fruitful participation in multiple levels of community, including graduate school and careers. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ANT440 Internship in Anthropology

This course is practical application of basic anthropological principles in community or campus responsibilities under professional supervision. Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: ANT 225 and permission of the Dean of the School of Behavioral Science. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

ANT440-IN
Gustafson, Jacqueline N.
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC
ANT440-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 - TBA

*BEH480 or ANT440

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 explores the nature of globalization from multiple perspectives, but especially as evidenced in increasingly dynamic national and ethnic identities, (im)migration, economic disparity, and social systems. Students consider how various cultural elements (including gender ideologies, family systems, religious practices, and economic and political traditions) have been affected as a result of globalization. Using comparative methods alongside anthropological and historical theories, students engage in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding globalization. (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
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 T 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TBA

ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology

This course will examine patterns of subsistence (economics) 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 also critically assess democracy as it is contextualized among various people groups to consider various forms of political engagement and shape their own views of how cultural groups employ these patterns of culture. (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-D
Roth, Erica M.
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-E
Roth, Erica M.
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
PSY213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center A112
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
PSY213-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

PSY320 Life Span Development

The course addresses principles of psychological development across time and culture. Students will understand universal stages of human development, influences on individual differences and the impact of nature and nurture. The course views human development as a unit of interrelated parts, concentrating on the relationships between the mind, body, and the socio-cultural context. Specific consideration is given to issues of integration, culture, and Biblical worldview. 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

This course is a survey of theories of personality emphasizing various viewpoints, unique theoretical perspectives, functions, and development of basic attitudes and belief systems that influence behavior throughout the life span. The course equips students to actively integrate faith (i.e., biblical principles) with the theories discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

PSY322-B
Handojo, Virgo
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B252
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 Mission Hall 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 Concentrations* (12-15 units) 

Students can earn an optional concentration in one of the following areas:  Forensic Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Lifespan Development, Medical Anthropology, Social Work or Sports Psychology.

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