2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Cultural Anthropology Honors Program

The Cultural Anthropology Honors Program is strongly recommended for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in anthropology. This program will challenge you and enhance your educational experience. The program is designed to stimulate and acknowledge research of greater depth, breadth, and originality by students motivated to excel in the cultural anthropology emhasis major. The program’s capstone, ANT 496 Honors Thesis in Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.), requires an extensive piece of research designed and conducted by the student under the close supervision of a faculty advisor.

1. Admission

a. Junior standing (60 credits earned or in progress)

b. Twelve credits completed in the archaeological studies major: cultural anthropology emphasis

c. 3.50 UWL grade point average in the archaeological studies major: cultural anthropology emphasis

d. 3.25 UWL cumulative grade point average 

e. Submission of the Cultural Anthropology Honors Program application to the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology program assistant

2. Program

a. Completion of the archaeological studies major: cultural anthropology emphasis

b. Completion of ANT 401 Ethnographic Methods (3 cr.) with a grade of "AB" or higher

c. Completion of ANT 454 Historical and Theoretical Approaches in Anthropology (3 cr.) with a grade of "AB" or higher

d. Completion of ANT 496 Honors Thesis in Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)

3. Evaluation

a. Submission of the Cultural Anthropology Honors Program evaluation form to the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology program assistant by November 1 for fall graduation or April 1 for spring graduation

b. A grade point average of 3.50 in the archaeological studies major: cultural anthropology emphasis at the time of submittal of the Cultural Anthropology Honors Program evaluation form

c. Positive progress towards successfully completing ANT 496 ("A" or "AB" a the time of submittal of the Cultural Anthropology Honors Program evaluation form)

d. Presentation of honors research topic in a formal setting (e.g., UWL Undergraduate Research Day, National Conference for Undergraduate Research, etc.)

e. Formal presentation of honors research at the UWL Annual Spring Cultural Anthropology Honors Colloquium

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