Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

ANTHROPOLOGY

The Department of Anthropology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts (Plan A and Plan B) and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The degree programs, which share a core curriculum, include education leading to the general understanding of anthropological theory and knowledge, research methods, and a specialized area of concentration. Following the completion of the core courses, students are allowed opportunity for specialization. Areas of potential specialization include applied development anthropology, medical anthropology, and archaeology.

Generally, graduate students are admitted into the M.A. program with the potential to enter the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A. or with a faculty approved by-pass of the M.A. Students entering with master's degrees in anthropology or other fields may enter the Ph.D. program directly, following a review of their previous experiences. Students entering with master's degrees may be required to take the Core and Methods courses designated under the Master's Program. In lieu of the core curriculum and thesis, these students may present evidence of alternative course work and the design and completion of a research project similar in scale to a thesis or practicum.

Requirements in the Ph.D. program consist of 1) a core course in Research Design (ANT 662), 2) an area of concentration consisting of 12 credit hours (applied anthropology students must take ANT 735), 3) a regional focus consisting of 6 credit hours at the 400G-700 level, 4) three 700-level seminars outside the area of concentration (does not include independent study courses), 5) successful completion of the doctoral qualifying examination, 6) a dissertation based on original research carried out by the student, and 7) a final oral defense of the dissertation.

Reading knowledge of one foreign language is required for the Ph.D. Because language skill is an important component of research in anthropology, a student's advisory committee may require additional training, experience, and evaluation of a Ph.D. student's language ability as part of the academic program. It is assumed that this will apply to any student who is working in an area where English is not the language.

Requirements for the M.A. program consist of 1) core seminars (ANT 601, 602, and 603); 2) a research methods sequence (ANT 660 and 661 or ANT 650 and 651); and 3) an area of concentration (applied anthropology students must take ANT 525). There is no foreign language requirement for the M.A. unless required by the student's advisory committee. Plan A students must complete a thesis. Plan B students complete a practicum or additional course work. (Plan B option is not available for archaeology.) An oral final examination is required for both Plan A and Plan B.

Anthropology faculty members have research experience in the following areas: South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, particularly in the rural U.S. and Appalachia. Members of the department participate in interdisciplinary research in the University's Center for Rural Health, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Gerontology Program, the College of Agriculture, the College of Medicine, and the College of Education. The Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, includes anthropologists on its faculty, and students with interests in medical anthropology are encouraged to take behavioral science courses.

Admission Requirements

Department standards for admission to graduate work in anthropology include an undergraduate grade point average of B or better, satisfactory Graduate Record Examination scores, completion of a separate departmental application form, and three letters of recommendation. Write the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology, for additional information on departmental requirements and opportunities for financial assistance.

GRADUATE COURSES

ANT 428G CONTEMPORARY CULTURES AND SOCIETIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (3)

ANT 431G CULTURES AND SOCIETIES OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (SAME AS AAS 431G) (3)

ANT 470G REGIONAL AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHY (3)

ANT 515 PHONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (SAME AS ENG/LIN 515) (3)

ANT 516 GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS (SAME AS ENG/LIN 516) (3)

ANT 525 APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 526 PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 527 CHILDREN AND FAMILY IN APPALACHIA (SAME AS FAM 550) (3)

ANT 532 PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POLITICS (3)

ANT 534 THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS: A SOCIOLOGICAL INTER-PRETATION (SAME AS SOC 534) (3)

ANT 538 BEYOND ECONOMICS, BEYOND GROWTH:ANTHROPOLOGY'S CRITIQUE OF AN ANTISOCIAL SCIENCE (3)

ANT 541 ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY (3)

ANT 543 CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

ANT 545 HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

ANT 550 SYMBOLS AND CULTURE (3)

ANT 551 BIOARCHAEOLOGY (3)

ANT 555 EASTERN NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

ANT 580 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 581 INDEPENDENT WORK IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-4)

ANT 582 SENIOR INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR (3)

ANT 585 FIELD LABORATORY IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH (3-6)

ANT 600 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING ANTHROPOLOGY (1)

ANT 601 THEORIES AND CONCEPTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 602 SEMINAR IN CULTURE DYNAMICS (3)

ANT 603 HUMAN BIOLOGY IN CONTEXT OF SOCIOCULTURAL CHANGE (3)

ANT 604 SOCIAL ORGANIZATION (3)

ANT 607 FOOD RELATED BEHAVIORS (SAME AS NFS/NS/BSC 607) (3)

ANT 620 TOPICS AND METHODS OF EVALUATION (SAME AS EDP/EPE 620/SOC 622) (3)

ANT 621 ADVANCED TOPICS AND METHODS OF EVALUATION (SAME AS EDP/EPE 621) (3)

ANT 637 SOCIOCULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (SAME AS SOC 637) (3)

ANT 639 AGING IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (3)

ANT 640 SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND DEVELOPMENT (SAME AS SOC 640) (3)

ANT 641 GENDER ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT (SAME AS SOC 641) (3)

ANT 645 ANTHROPOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (SAME AS BSC 645) (3)

ANT 646 GLOBAL HEALTH: PEOPLE, INSTITUTIONS AND CHANGE (3)

ANT 650 THEORY IN ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

ANT 651 ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS (3)

ANT 652 DEMOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

ANT 653 PREHISTORIC ECONOMICS (3)

ANT 654 ARCHAEOLOGY OF POLITICAL SYSTEMS (3)

ANT 660 ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS (3)

ANT 661 ETHNOGRAPHIC DATA ANALYSIS (3)

ANT 662 RESEARCH DESIGN (3)

ANT 691 CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CLERKSHIP (1-3)

ANT 725 SEMINAR IN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 726 AMERICAN MATERIAL CULTURE (SAME AS ARC 726) (3)

ANT 731 SEMINAR IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DYNAMICS (3)

ANT 732 SEMINAR IN ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 733 SEMINAR IN SYMBOLS AND MEANING (3)

ANT 734 SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 735 SEMINAR IN PRACTICE AND ACTION (3)

ANT 736 CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (SAME AS SOC 737) (3)

ANT 737 GENDER ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

ANT 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

ANT 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

ANT 750 GRADUATE FIELD STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-6)

ANT 765 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SAME AS BSC 765) (3)

ANT 766 GENDER, ETHNICITY AND HEALTH (3)

ANT 767 PRACTICUM IN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY (1-6)

ANT 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

ANT 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

ANT 770 TOPICAL SEMINAR: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ANT 774 FOOD AND FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD (SAME AS BSC 774) (3)

ANT 775 CULTURE AND POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION (3)

ANT 776 SEMINAR IN DEPENDENCY BEHAVIOR (SAME AS BSC/SOC/PSY 776) (3)

ANT 790 RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-6)

The Graduate School | UK Research | University of Kentucky | An Equal Opportunity University