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Department of Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Linguistics

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements ANTHLNGBA
The interdepartmental Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (ANTH) and Linguistics (LING) is designed for students who want to study language from a holistic perspective that draws equally from both disciplines. Students who pursue this major will take courses in linguistic field methods, language change and linguistic variation. They will also develop expertise in at least one non-Indo-European language.

Requirements

The major requires at least 41 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Linguistics General core courses. One (1) course:
    • LING-L 103 Introduction to the Study of Language
    • LING-L 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  2. Introduction to Sociolinguistics. One (1) course:
    • LING-L 315 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  3. Social and Cultural Anthropology. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-E 200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
  4. Language and Culture. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-L 200 Language and Culture
  5. Elective courses in Anthropology. Two (2) courses:
    • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups
    • ANTH-E 302 Ethnographic Methods
    • ANTH-E 303 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 309 Problems in African Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 317 Ethnographies of Media Worlds
    • ANTH-E 318 Nature/Culture: Global Perspectives in Environmental Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 319 Native American Religions
    • ANTH-E 320 Indigenous Populations of North America
    • ANTH-E 321 Peoples of Mexico
    • ANTH-E 322 Peoples of Brazil
    • ANTH-E 323 Indigenous Peoples of Indiana
    • ANTH-E 327 Native Amazonians and the Environment
    • ANTH-E 328 Ecological Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 331 Debt
    • ANTH-E 333 Peoples of the Andes
    • ANTH-E 335 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
    • ANTH-E 337 Food, Sex and Gender
    • ANTH-E 338 Stigma and Taboo
    • ANTH-E 340 Indigenous Populations of Mexico and Central America
    • ANTH-E 344 On The Move Across Asia: Gender, Migration, Mobility
    • ANTH-E 345 Changing China
    • ANTH-E 346 Global Anarchy
    • ANTH-E 347 The Anthropology of Contemporary Japan
    • ANTH-E 349 Identity and Difference
    • ANTH-E 358 Photography and Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 366 Commodities and Culture
    • ANTH-E 373 Plagues and People
    • ANTH-E 380 Urban Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 381 Ethnographic Analysis of Family, Work, and Power
    • ANTH-E 382 Memory and Culture
    • ANTH-E 383 A World of Work
    • ANTH-E 385 Applied Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 386 Performance, Culture, and Power in the Middle East and North Africa
    • ANTH-E 387 The Ethnography of Europe
    • ANTH-E 388 Ethnicity, Class, and the Model U.S. Citizen
    • ANTH-E 393 World Fiction and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 397 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
    • ANTH-E 398 Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia
    • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar
    • ANTH-E 404 Field Methods in Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 407 Visual Anthropology: Filmmaking
    • ANTH-E 408 Talk, Tales, and Television: Africa, Europe, the United States
    • ANTH-E 412 Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe
    • ANTH-E 413 Global Africa
    • ANTH-E 415 Topics in Communication and Culture in Comparative Perspective
    • ANTH-E 416 Anthropology of Tourism
    • ANTH-E 417 African Women
    • ANTH-E 418 Globalization and Consumer Culture
    • ANTH-E 420 Economic Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 421 Food and Culture
    • ANTH-E 422 Native American and Indigenous Media
    • ANTH-E 423 Life Histories
    • ANTH-E 424 Sense of Place
    • ANTH-E 426 Coffee Culture, Production, and Markets
    • ANTH-E 428 Contemporary Latin American Social Movements
    • ANTH-E 431 Ethnography as Cultural Critique
    • ANTH-E 432 Cultures of Democracy
    • ANTH-E 434 Food Communication and Performance
    • ANTH-E 435 Fashion, Beauty, Power
    • ANTH-E 436 The Politics of Marriage
    • ANTH-E 437 Power and Violence: Political Systems in Ethnographic Perspective
    • ANTH-E 438 Communication in the Digital Age
    • ANTH-E 442 Ethnographic Memoir
    • ANTH-E 444 People and Protected Areas: Theories of Conservation
    • ANTH-E 445 Seminar in Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 454 India Lost and Found in Diasporic Feminist Films
    • ANTH-E 456 Anthropology of Race
    • ANTH-E 460 The Arts in Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 463 Anthropology of Dance
    • ANTH-E 464 Body, Power, and Performance
    • ANTH-E 474 The Anthropology of Human Rights
    • ANTH-E 485 Art and Craft of Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 490 Development and Anthropology
    • ANTH-L 310 Elementary Lakota (Sioux) Language I
    • ANTH-L 311 Elementary Lakota (Sioux) Language II
    • ANTH-L 312 Intermediate Lakota (Sioux) Language I
    • ANTH-L 313 Intermediate Lakota (Sioux) Language II
    • ANTH-L 314 Performance as Communicative Practice
    • ANTH-L 320 Native American Languages
    • ANTH-L 330 Mesoamerican Languages: Structure, History, Social Context
    • ANTH-L 340 Language and Globalization
    • ANTH-L 400 Topical Seminar in the Ethnography of Communication
    • ANTH-L 402 Language in/of Media
    • ANTH-L 407 Language and Prehistory
    • ANTH-L 410 Language and Society in Central Eurasia
  6. Elective courses in Linguistics. Two (2) courses:
    • LING-L 306 Phonetics
    • LING-L 307 Phonology
    • LING-L 308 Morphology
    • LING-L 310 Syntax
    • LING-L 315 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
    • LING-L 325 Semantics
    • LING-L 367 Languages of the World
    • LING-L 399 Readings in Linguistics (Honors)
    • LING-L 413 Psycholinguistics
    • LING-L 415 Corpus Linguistics
    • LING-L 430 Language Change and Variation
    • LING-L 431 Field Methods
    • LING-L 432 Advanced Field Methods
    • LING-L 435 Foundational Skills in Computational Linguistics
    • LING-L 441 Field Methods in Sociolinguistics
    • LING-L 445 The Computer and Natural Language
    • LING-L 480 Introduction to African Linguistics
    • LING-L 481 Language in Africa
    • LING-L 485 Topics in Linguistics
    • LING-L 490 Linguistic Structures
    • LING-L 499 Honors Project
    • LING-X 490 Readings in Linguistics
  7. Language Change. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-L 407 Language and Prehistory
    • LING-L 430 Language Change and Variation
  8. Fieldwork. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-E 302 Ethnographic Methods
    • LING-L 431 Field Methods
    • LING-L 441 Field Methods in Sociolinguistics
  9. Language Structure. Choose one of the following options:
    • Linguistics. One (1) course:
      • LING-L 432 Advanced Field Methods
      • LING-L 490 Linguistic Structures
    • American Indian Language. One language chosen from the American Indian Language list.
      • Lakota
        • ANTH-L 310 Elementary Lakota (Sioux) Language I
        • ANTH-L 311 Elementary Lakota (Sioux) Language II
      • Yucatec Maya
        • LTAM-M 101 Elementary Maya I
        • LTAM-M 102 Elementary Maya II
      • Quechua
        • LTAM-Q 101 Elementary Quechua I
        • LTAM-Q 102 Elementary Quechua II
    • African Language. One language chosen from the African Language list.
      • Akan
        • AFRI-K 101 Elementary Akan I
        • AFRI-K 102 Elementary Akan II
      • Bamana
        • AFRI-B 101 Elementary Bamana I
        • AFRI-B 102 Elementary Bamana II
      • Kinyarwnada
        • AFRI-R 101 Elementary Kinyarwanda I
        • AFRI-R 102 Elementary Kinyarwanda II
      • Swahili
        • AFRI-S 101 Elementary Swahili I
        • AFRI-S 102 Elementary Swahili II
      • Yoruba
        • AFRI-Y 101 Elementary Yoruba I
        • AFRI-Y 102 Elementary Yoruba II
      • Zulu
        • AFRI-Z 101 Elementary Zulu I
        • AFRI-Z 102 Elementary Zulu II
  10. Additional requirements. Additional electives, as needed, to reach at least 41 credit hours with at least 15 credit hours in each department.
  11. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.