Anthropology Electives List


Anthropology Elective Checksheet

A discussion of the OU Major and Minor can be found here and the the official checksheet for the major can be found here. These degrees require that the electives satisfy certain distributions. For the major, the choice of electives must satisfy these rules:

  1. At least one of the electives must be a Methods class. The list below indicates which classes are Methods classes.

  2. At least three different subfields must be represented in the 3000 and 4000-level electives. The list below indicates which subfield(s) the classes are associated with.

  3. Students must have at least 15 hours of electives at the 3000- and 4000-levels. 

Note that some Anthropology electives may fulfill more than one subfield or can fulfill both
subfield and research methods categories. In these cases, completing one course may
satisfy two distribution requirements. For example, a student whose first class is designated Biological & Research Methods and whose second class is Socio-Cultural & Linguistic would fulfill requirements #1 and #2 above with those two classes alone.

Course Number
Course Name
Elective Categories
1113
General Anthropology
Lower Division Elective
1203
Language Across Cultures
Lower Division Elective
1253
Folklore and Folklife
Lower Division Elective
1413
Great Discoveries in Archaeology
Lower Division Elective
1523
Prehistoric Foundations of Old World Civilization
Lower Division Elective
1613
Native Peoples of Oklahoma
Lower Division Elective
1713
Beginning American Indian Languages I
Lower Division Elective
1723
Beginning American Indian Languages II
Lower Division Elective
1823
Religion in Everyday Life
Lower Division Elective
1913
Plagues and People: Health and Disease in Human Society
Lower Division Elective
1999
Lower Division Transfer Credit
Decided by advisor based on content
2203
Global Cultural Diversity
NA (Required Course)
2253
Human and Animal Interaction Across Cultures
Lower Division Elective
2303
General Linguistics
NA (Required Course)
2533
Exploring Human Evolution
Lower Division Elective
2613
Native Peoples of North America
Lower Division Elective
2643
Anthropology of Diet, Health, and Disease
Lower Division Elective 
2733
Intermediate American Indian Languages
Lower Division Elective
2953
Topics in Anthropology
Decided by advisor based on content
2970
Special Topics/Seminar
Decided by advisor based on content
3063
Language and Culture
Socio-Cultural & Linguistics
3083
Advanced Studies in Folklore and Expressive Culture
Socio-Cultural & Linguistics
3113
Principles of Archaeology
NA (Required Course)
3203
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
NA (Required Course)
3253
Applied Anthropology
Socio-Cultural
3263
Studies in Ethnography
Socio-Cultural
3373
Archaeology of Death and Burial
Archaeology
3423
Anthropology of Religion
Socio-Cultural
3440
Mentored Research Experience
Decided by advisor based on content
3453
Contemporary Native American Issues
Socio-Cultural
3503
Oklahoma Prehistory
Archaeology
3553
Peoples of the Pacific Islands
Socio-Cultural
3713
Native American Artistic Traditions
Socio-Cultural
3743
American Indian Justice in Cultural Law
Socio-Cultural
3783 
The Anthropology of Slavery and Captivity
Archaeology & Socio-Cultural
3803
Asian Prehistory
Archaeology
3810
Internship in Linguistic Anthropology
Linguistics
3853
Music, Language and Culture
Socio-Cultural & Linguistics
3873
Primate Evolution and Behavior
HHB
3883
Archaeology of South America
Archaeology
3893
Maya, Aztec and Inca: High Civilizations of Ancient America
Archaeology
3910
Internship in Biological Anthropology
HHB
3920
Internship in Museum Anthropology
Decided by advisor based on content
3930
Fieldwork in Archaeology
Methods & Archaeology
3940
Internship in Archaeology
Archaeology
3943
Psychological Anthropology
Socio-Cultural
3950
Internship in Cultural Anthropology
Socio-Cultural
3953
Proseminar in Anthropology
Decided by advisor based on content
3960
Honors Reading
Decided by advisor based on content
3980
Honors Research
Decided by advisor based on content
3990
Independent Study
Decided by advisor based on content
3999
Upper Division Transfer Credit
Decided by advisor based on content
4003
Museum Anthropology I
Socio-Cultural
4023
Museum Anthropology II
Methods
4033
Story, Performance, Event
Socio-Cultural & Linguistics
4053
Morphology
Linguistics
4063
Language Contact, Loss, and Revitalization
Linguistics
4073
Anthropology of Jews and Jewishness
Socio-Cultural
4083
Genetic Perspectives on Human Evolution
HHB
4103
People and Plants
Archaeology
4113
Anthropology Capstone
NA (Required Course)
4133
Experimental Archaeology
Archaeology
4143
Economy and Culture: Production, Exchange, Consumption
Socio-Cultural
4163
The Study of Material Culture
Archaeology & Socio-Cultural
4183
Anthropology of Diet & Nutrition
HHB 
4193
Human Adaptability
HHB
4223
The Anthropology of Childhood
Socio-Cultural & HHB
4233
Seminar in Advanced Curatorial Practice
Methods
4253
The Anthropology of Communities
Methods & Socio-Cultural
4283
Curriculum & Teaching Materials Development for Endangered Languages
Methods & Linguistics
4303
Women and Development in Africa
Socio-Cultural
4313
Introduction to Native American Languages
Linguistics
4323
The Anthropology of Aging
Socio-Cultural & HHB
4330
Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
Linguistics
4343 
The Archaeology of Belief: Religion and Cosmology in the Past
Archaeology
4363
Linguistic Field Methods
Methods & Linguistics
4373
Dictionaries and the Lexicon
Methods & Linguistics
4383
Archaeological Origins of Inequality
Archaeology
4413
Public Archaeology
Archaeology
4423
Introduction to Population Genetics
HHB
4443
Visual Anthropology
Socio-Cultural
4463
Peopling of the New World
Archaeology
4483
Contemporary Native American Language Studies
Linguistics
4503
Anthropological Perspectives on Globalization
Socio-Cultural 
4523
Anthropology of Media
Socio-Cultural
4553
Human Evolutionary History
HHB
4593
Anthropology of Human Reproduction
HHB
4603
Human Variation
HHB
4623
Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems
Socio-Cultural
4633
Cultures & Communities of Latin America
Socio-Cultural
4643
Psychiatric Anthropology
Socio-Cultural & HHB
4653
Ethnology of The Greater Southwest
Socio-Cultural
4663
Native Peoples of the Plains
Socio-Cultural
4673
Anthropology of the Caddoan People
Archaeology
4683
Quantitative Data Analysis in the Social Sciences and Anthropology
Methods 
4713
Statistical Concepts in Anthropology
Methods
4723
Gender and Health
Socio-Cultural & HHB
4743
Culture Contact in the New World
Archaeology
4763
Archaeological Analysis: Methods, Theory and Practice
Methods & Archaeology
4783
Landscape Archaeology
Archaeology
4813
Archaeology of North America
Archaeology
4823
Medical Anthropology
Socio-Cultural & HHB
4833
Archaeology of the Great Plains
Archaeology
4843
Cross-Cultural Study of Sex, Gender and Sexuality
Socio-Cultural
4853
Archaeology of the Greater Southwest
Archaeology
4863
Archaeology of the Southeast
Archaeology
4873
Desert Cultures of North America
Archaeology
4903
Race and Ethnicity
Socio-Cultural
4930
Advanced Fieldwork in Anthropology
Methods & Archaeology
4943
Human Osteology and Paleopathology
Methods & HHB
4953
Special Topics in Anthropology
Decided by advisor based on content
4960
Directed Readings
Decided by advisor based on content
4970
Special Topics/Seminar
Decided by advisor based on content
4973
Introduction to Faunal Analysis
Methods & Archaeology
4980
Bachelor of Arts Thesis
Decided by advisor based on content
4990
Independent Study
Decided by advisor based on content

Electives permitted from outside Anthropology

Any Field
Study Abroad
General Elective

Record of Changes

  • The list was first created and approved in academic year 2015-16 as part of revisions to the major and minor
  • July 2016 - ANTH 4183, 4223, 4503, 4683, and 4783 added to list because they were added to course catalog.