The Interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Linguistics helps you to develop your ability to reason critically about issues in the social sciences and the humanities by focusing on language, culture, and the relationships between these domains.
Anthropology + Linguistics B.A.
This major consists of a set of core courses that provide a basic foundation in sociocultural anthropology, linguistic analysis, and the relationship between language and culture. In concert with this core, you also select either an African or American focus, with in-depth study of the languages and cultures of one of the two regions.
The degree involves coursework that provides a historical perspective on language. You also develop an investigative perspective through a course in fieldwork. The aim of the program is to guide you to an integrated view of the cultural and linguistic communities of indigenous people in a particular area of the Africa, America, or elsewhere in the world.
You may choose to pursue a general background in anthropology or develop particular interests in one of four subfields:
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