Course Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to remain in good standing, and students must enroll in 12 units per quarter. Students who have advanced to candidacy may take courses on an S/U basis; S/U petitions must be filed with the Office of Graduate Studies by the end of the 5th week of the quarter. All students who have advanced to candidacy may enroll in 12 units of ANT 299D (dissertation research). Students may not be part- time.

EVOLUTIONARY WING UNITS SOCIOCULTURAL WING UNITS
ANT 270 (the department colloquium) each quarter of the first year 3 ANT 270 (the department colloquium) each quarter of the first year 3

Any three of the following:

  • ANT 200 (History and Theory of Anthropology) *
  • ANT 201 (Critical Readings in Ethnography)
  • ANT 202 (History of and Theory of Biological Anthropology)*
  • ANT 203 (History and Theory of Archaeology)*
  • ANT 204 (Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory)
  • ANT 205 (History and Theory in Anthropological Linguistics)

*recommended

12

Two anthropology graduate seminars (numbered at ANT 200 or above), designated by the Graduate Adviser as theoretical seminars. 

8

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Archaeology

Any TWO of the following:

  • ANT 122A (Economic Anthropology)
  • ANT 128A (Kinship & Social Organization)
  • ANT 152 (Human Evolution) or ANT 156 (Human Osteology)

Human Behavioral Ecology/Molecular Anthropology/Primatology/Paleoanthropology

Appropriate courses, selected in consultation with the student’s Major Professor, relating to general theory, topical specialization, methodology and statistics. 

8

Two narrative evaluations from additional graduate courses taken during the first three quarters in residence—any graduate seminar or reading course may be used.

Students request a written assessment of 50-100 words in addition to the normal grading method.

8

STATISTICS

An upper division or graduate level course in statistics (with a grade of "B-" or better) must be completed before the Qualifying Examination can be scheduled. "S" grades are not sufficient.

4

ANT 206 (Research Design and Method in Social Anthropology)

Must be taken by the spring quarter of the second year.

5
ELECTIVES 8 ELECTIVES 8
INDEPENDENT STUDY 5 INDEPENDENT STUDY 9

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT 

There is NO formal requirement in the evolutionary wing, a student may elect to take a language when it is determined it would be helpful in the field. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

This requirement is satisfied by taking 15 units of a second language at UC Davis OR by demonstrating commensurate competence by examination.

A full year of one foreign language taken as an undergraduate satisfies this requirement.

If by examination, a faculty member, either in the appropriate language department or within anthropology (with sufficient fluency in the language), confirms the student’s competency.

TOTAL UNITS 40 TOTAL UNITS 41