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    Seattle University
  Feb 23, 2018
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cultural Anthropology Major with Departmental Honors

The honors major in cultural anthropology offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in more extensive interaction with faculty and to complete challenging individual research projects that will further their personal and professional goals.

Application to the major: To be accepted to the program, students must have both a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed ANTH 301 , ANTH 305 , and ANTH 405 . Interested students should apply in spring quarter of the junior year or fall quarter of the senior year.

Completion of the major: During senior year, cultural anthropology honors students will take the cultural anthropology honors sequence (ANTH 477  for 3 credits in the fall quarter, ANTH 478  for 3 credits in the winter quarter, and ANTH 479  for 4 credits in the spring quarter). Students in the cultural anthropology honors major complete 10 credits of course work above the norm for cultural anthropology majors (for a total of 65 credits in cultural anthropology), and also complete a substantial thesis under the direction of a faculty member. The thesis will be subject to approval by department faculty and will be presented in an oral defense. In order to complete the requirements for cultural anthropology honors, students must also maintain a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.50. In addition, the grade received for ANTH 479  cultural anthropology Honors Thesis Supervision must be an A or A-. In addition to the cultural anthropology major requirements, the honors major also includes the following: