ANTH 501 - Senior Research Project

Students will design and conduct a library-based research project with supervision of a faculty member, bringing to bear the knowledge and theoretical perspectives accumulated during the prior years of study. (Prerequisites: ANTH-201 or ANTH-301 or ANTH-302 or ANTH-303 or equivalent courses and 4th year standing.) Units 3 

ANTH 502 - Scholar's Thesis I

This is the first course of a two-semester Scholar's Thesis sequence in anthropology or urban studies, in which students will conduct an original research project. In this first course, working with a thesis adviser, students will formulate a research question, conduct a literature review, prepare the research design, and begin data collection, following the conventions of cultural anthropology, archaeology, or urban studies. (This class is restricted to undergraduate students with at least 4th year standing.) Units 3 

ANTH 503 - Scholar's Thesis II

This is the second course of a two-semester Scholar's Thesis sequence in anthropology or urban studies, in which students will conduct an original research project. In this second course, working with a thesis advisor, students will finalize data collection, analyze the data, write and defend a thesis paper, following the conventions of the discipline. (Prerequisites: ANTH-502 or equivalent course.) Units 3 

ANTH 599 - Independent Study

The student explores in depth a topic of choice, under supervision of a faculty member. The student will typically meet weekly with the instructor to discuss the readings and will write paper(s) that synthesize and critique them, or the student may work with the faculty member on original research. (Enrollment in this course requires permission from the department offering the course.) Units 1-12