This page provides access to a departmental list of course schedules and descriptions (undergraduate and graduate) including tentative schedules for future quarters. The list is under continuous revision, but courses may be added, revised, or removed without that fact being immediately recorded here. Information on TritonLink should be understood to have precedence over this listing.
*Final exams from the previous quarter can be picked up in bins located on the fourth floor outside of SSB 460.
Anthropology Department Course Descriptions (General Catalog Information)
Anthropology Undergraduate Lower-division offerings (those numbered 1 to 99) seek to provide a basic orientation to the broad and basic ideas and methods of anthropological investigation and a familiarity with case materials from a number of different societies.
- UCSD Colleges which require a "sequence" vary in which courses they consider to be usable together. Always consult a college adviser.
- Students who intend to major or minor in archaeological anthropology are advised to take ANTH 3.
Students who intend to major or minor in biological anthropology must take ANTH 2 (or equivalent), which is prerequisite to most upper-division biological anthropology courses. Complementing these courses, and serving as supplementary alternatives in the core series, are two further core courses, which may not be offered every year: ANTH 4, an introduction to linguistic anthropology, and ANTH 5, an introduction to the human skeleton. There are currently three further lower-division courses that introduce more specialized topics: ANTH 20, ANTH 21, and ANTH 23, which may not be offered every year. Either ANTH 21 or 23 (or one of several upper division Anthropology courses) satisfies the campuswide DEI (Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion) requirement, and ANTH 23 satisfies the campuswide requirement for a course in American Cultures.
Students who have already completed ANTH 103 (or the older sequence ANPR 105, 106, and 107) may not receive academic credit for ANTH 1. Other lower-division courses are offered from time to time and will vary from year to year.
- ERC students who complete MMW-1 may use it in lieu of ANTH 1 where the latter is a prerequisite. The same is true of CAT 1 if taught by anthropology faculty.
Anthropology Undergraduate Upper-division offerings (those numbered above 99) are more specialized. They are offered both to majors/minors and to other students. A small number have various prerequisites, which should be checked before registering. In some cases a prerequisite can be waived by the instructor if a student has comparable background.