Course Requirements

36 units of upper division or graduate coursework is required; of these, 18 units must be in graduate courses (numbered in the 200s) and no more than 9 units may be for research (299).

A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to remain in good standing, and student must enroll in 12 units per quarter. The student must be in residence for a minimum of three quarters and must pass the Preliminary and Comprehensive/Capstone exams described in Section 8 below.

EVOLUTIONARY WING UNITS SOCIOCULTURAL WING UNITS
ANT 270 (the department colloquium) each quarter of the first year 3 ANT 270 (the department colloquium) each quarter of the first year 3

Any three of the following:

  • ANT 200 (History and Theory of Anthropology) *
  • ANT 201 (Critical Readings in Ethnography)
  • ANT 202 (History of and Theory of Biological Anthropology)*
  • ANT 203 (History and Theory of Archaeology)*
  • ANT 204 (Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory)
  • ANT 205 (History and Theory in Anthropological Linguistics)

*recommended

12

Two anthropology graduate seminars (numbered at ANT 200 or above), designated by the Graduate Adviser as theoretical seminars. 

8

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Archaeology

Any TWO of the following:

  • ANT 122A (Economic Anthropology)
  • ANT 128A (Kinship & Social Organization)
  • ANT 152 (Human Evolution) or ANT 156 (Human Osteology)

Human Behavioral Ecology/Molecular Anthropology/Primatology/Paleoanthropology

Appropriate courses, selected in consultation with the student’s Major Professor, relating to general theory, topical specialization, methodology and statistics. 

8

Two narrative evaluations from additional graduate courses taken during the first three quarters in residence—any graduate seminar or reading course may be used.

Students request a written assessment of 50-100 words in addition to the normal grading method.

8
ELECTIVES 8 ELECTIVES 8
INDEPENDENT STUDY 5 INDEPENDENT STUDY 9

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

There is NO formal requirement in the evolutionary wing, a student may elect to take a language when it is determined it would be helpful in the field. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

This requirement is satisfied by taking 15 units of a second language at UC Davis OR by demonstrating commensurate competence by examination.

A full year of one foreign language taken as an undergraduate satisfies this requirement.

If by examination, a faculty member, either in the appropriate language department or within anthropology (with sufficient fluency in the language), confirms the student’s competency.

TOTAL UNITS 36 TOTAL UNITS 36