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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Linguistics (ANTHLNGBA)Department of Anthropology

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements.

Description

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.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 41 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. General core courses. Four (4) courses:
  2. Elective courses in Anthropology. Two (2) courses:
  3. Elective courses in Linguistics. Two (2) courses:
  4. Language Change. One (1) course:
  5. Fieldwork. One (1) course:
  6. Language Structure. Choose one of the following options:
    • American Indian Language. One language chosen from the American Indian Language list.
      • Lakota
      • Yucatec Maya
      • Quechua
    • African Language. One language chosen from the African Language list.
      • Akan
      • Bamana
      • Kinyarwnada
      • Swahili
      • Yoruba
      • Zulu
    • Linguistics. One (1) course:
  7. Additional requirements. Additional electives, as needed, to reach at least 41 credit hours with at least 15 credit hours in each department.
  8. GPA and Hours 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.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines. No more than 62 of these credit hours can come from the major.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.