Norris G. Lang
Kenneth L. Brown, Janis Hutchinson, Susan J. Rasmussen
Andrew Gordon, Norris G. Lang, Rebecca Storey, Randolph J. Widmer
The programs of the Department of Anthropology focus on archaeology and ethnology as specialized areas of study. A diverse curriculum provides courses in the major subfields of ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and physical anthropology as well as in the study of important world regions, such as the United States, North America, Latin America, and Africa.
Specialized courses are offered in medical anthropology, applied anthropology, historic archaeology, nutrition, sexuality, economic development, ethnic studies in the United States, and cultural reconstruction from symbolic behavior.
Topics are cast in a comparative, often global purview, and students view human problems such as hunger, religious conflict, sexism, racism, and inequality from the anthropological perspective.
The departments programs are designed to de-velop students concern and knowledge about current world problems and to provide them with skills and experience needed to enter professional careers in applied social sciences or to continue advanced training in the anthropological subdisciplines, law, public health, or other professional fields.
The Anthropology Department recommends the following courses for meeting the various components for the University Core Curriculum, and the college and department requirements. Please note that this information is not intended to preclude completion of other courses that may be offered on an irregular basis, such as selected topics courses, nor does it imply that completion of these courses alone will satisfy the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree requirements for graduation.
Minor preferably in Political Science to include courses from the Social Sciences lists. Nine hours of Social Sciences in addition to the six-hour core requirement: (Reminder: These 15 hours must be selected from three fields outside the major.)
Address inquiries about pre-law counseling and training to:
University of Houston
Department of Anthropology
Attn: Undergraduate Advisor
233 McElhinney Hall
Houston, TX 77204-5020
University of Houston
Department of Political Science
Attn: Pre-Law Advisor
447 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3011
Catalog Publish Date: August 19, 2010
This Page Last Updated: July 9, 2010
Effective Date of Archive: January 13, 2011