Anthropology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 11.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Mar 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:2043 Duration:48 months

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Description

The sub-fields of anthropology include cultural anthropology (the study of contemporary human cultures); physical anthropology (the study of human genetics, evolution, and primatology); archaeology (the study of past cultures); and linguistics (the study of human communication). Anthropology straddles the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Anthropological research pulls from biology, philosophy, sociology, ecology, geology, religious studies, languages, chemistry, and many more. So anthropology students learn a variety of skills and approaches, including scientific methods, statistical analyses, and qualitative analyses. Whatever sub-field a student chooses, anthropology challenges them to view their own world in a fundamentally different way, and to re-think their assumptions about the very nature of humankind.

The Anthropology discipline at Morris has a committed faculty with a variety of specialties, such as Latin American cultures and agrarian systems; China and gender; and the archaeology of the Southwest and Mediterranean region. There are regular opportunities for field work and research to get students started on their careers.

An anthropology major provides many professional options after graduation. The degree provides entry into careers in business, law, social work, and many other fields, particularly those that value employees with an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, whether here in the United States, or internationally. Students may also continue on in higher degree programs and advanced academic work that can lead to teaching and research at the university level.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline March 15 Tuition fee
  • USD 11720 Year (International)
Start date 2016 Credits 120
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The Anthropology curriculum provides the tools to understand human beings and society from both a cultural and biological point of view. Students are exposed to a broad historical and comparative framework within which to view the variety of human cultures. All fundamental concepts, techniques, and material for the main branches of the field are addressed, so students are ready for advanced degree work upon graduation, as well as entry into the private or public sector.

The anthropology curriculum, with support from sociology courses, focuses on providing a comparative understanding of the range of human cultures and societies throughout the world in both humanistic and social scientific terms. Anthropology applies this understanding to problems faced by different groups of people in the flux of the modern world. Courses meet the needs of liberal arts students and students planning to pursue anthropology at the graduate level.

Anthropology courses are designed to provide an understanding of human beings and human society with respect to both biology and culture. Students are exposed to a broad historical and comparative framework within which to view the variety of human cultures. Coursework deals with concepts, techniques, and substantive knowledge of the branches of the field, e.g., physical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and applied anthropology.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Academic Requirements

To apply, your high school transcript should include the following:

  • Four (4) years of English;
  • Four (4) years of math including one year each of elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry;
  • Three (3) years of science with one year each of biological and physical science;
  • Three (3) years of social studies, including United States history;*
  • Two (2) years of a single second language.*

*Applicants missing this requirement will not be denied admission if they are otherwise admissible.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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