Course Requirements

Students who are accepted into the Department of Anthropology's Sociocultural Wing graduate program begin by fulfilling core and subdiscipline requirements constituting a master's degree curriculum.

Each student admitted to the Graduate Program in the Department of Anthropology is responsible for knowing the curricular requirements. We encourage prospective students to make contact with currently enrolled graduate students, and to communicate with faculty members in relevant areas of specialization.

To obtain the Master’s degree, students in Anthropology are required complete 36 units of upper division or graduate coursework. Of these 36 units, 18 must be from graduate courses (numbered in the 200s) and no more than 9 units can be for research (ANT 299). A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to remain in good standing, and students must enroll in 12 units per quarter. Students must be in residence for a minimum of three quarters and must pass a written preliminary examination and a written capstone report.

M.A. degree requirements

Language: Advanced knowledge of a foreign language satisfied by upper division coursework 15 units, by translation of a scholarly article, or by conversation with a faculty member proficient in the language.

Courses:

ANT 270 (first year) F/W/S

3 units

ANT Seminar (200 level)

4 units

ANT Seminar (200 level)

4 units

ANT Grad Course w/narrative evaluation

4 units

ANT Grad Course w/narrative evaluation

4 units

Elective Course ANT 210

4 units

Elective Course ANT 210

4 units

Independent Study ANT 299

9 units

Preliminary Exam (end of spring, first year)

 

TOTAL

36 units

 

Ph.D. degree requirements

These requirements are in addition to those for the M.A. degree.

ANT 206

4 units

TOTAL

40 units

Essays (part of QE)

Written research proposal (part of QE)

Qualifying Exam

Dissertation

Downloads

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We also encourage prospective and students to familiarize themselves with forms and informational materials from UC Davis Graduate Studies.