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Frequently Asked Questions

Which General Education requirements can be met through COD Anthropology courses?
Anthropology courses at COD meet the Social and Behavioral Science requirement, Human Relations requirement and Global/Multicultural Studies requirement.

Which courses meet which requirements?
All three of the requirements listed above – Social and Behavioral Science, Human Relations and Global/Multicultural Studies – are all met by the following courses: ANTHR 1100, ANTHR 1101, ANTHR 1000, ANTHR 1125 and ANTHR 1130.

So, all five of these courses are the same as far as General Education requirements are concerned?
Yes. People often assume that ANTHR 1100 is the only course that meets the requirements in all three areas, but in fact the five courses listed are the same in terms of satisfying these requirements.

Does Anthropology have an overseas program?
Yes, every even-numbered year, the Czech American Archaeological Field School provides students with five weeks of hands-on archaeological research experience. Contact Professor John Staeck, staeck@cod.edu, for more information.

I am thinking about a minor or major in Anthropology after I leave COD. What courses should I take?
In most cases, students should choose between one of the two course selection strategies below.

Strategy One – For those who already have an idea of which field of Anthropology to pursue:

Introduction to Anthropology (Anthropology 1000)

Plus two courses selected from:

  • Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology 1100)
  • Language and Culture (Anthropology 1300)
  • Discovering Archaeology (Anthropology 1200)
  • Race, Sex and Human Evolution (Anthropology 1125)

Plus two additional courses from:

  • Business Anthropology (Anthropology 1110)
  • People and Cultures of the World (Anthropology 1130)
  • Introduction to Anthropological Methods (Anthropology 2200)
  • Field Archaeology (Anthropology 2240)
  • Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (Anthropology 2245)
  • Special Topics (Anthropology 1800, 1820, 2800, or 2820)
  • Culture and the Mind (Anthropology 2150)

Strategy Two – For those who are still deciding on which field of Anthropology to pursue:

  • Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology 1110)
  • Language and Culture (Anthropology 1300)
  • Discovering Archaeology (Anthropology 1200)
  • Race, Sex and Human Evolution (Anthropology 1125)

Plus one additional course from:

  • Business Anthropology (Anthropology 1110)
  • People and Cultures of the World (Anthropology 1130)
  • Culture and the Mind (Anthropology 2150)
  • Introduction to Anthropological Methods (Anthropology 2200)
  • Field Archaeology (Anthropology 2240)
  • Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (Anthropology 2245)
  • Special Topics (Anthropology 1800, 1820, 2800 or 2820)
  • Any other anthropology course approved by the faculty and College of DuPage