C O L L E G E O F A R T S A N D S C I E N C E S
Anthropology is the study of the diversity of
humankind as manifested through time and
across the globe. The scope of anthropology is
vast, and it is divided traditionally into four
major subfields, each of which contributes
distinct perspectives on the question, “What THE MAJORS
makes us human?” Choosing a major in anthropology provides students with a
broad foundation in the four subfields of the discipline and
Anthropology is a discipline that uniquely fosters a deep understanding of the remarkable diversity
that characterizes humanity.
bridges the social and natural sciences.
Biological anthropology addresses the physical Students majoring in anthropology at Loyola University
Chicago are provided a broad evolutionary comparative
properties of humans and their primate relatives, perspective of our complex and often fragmented world.
both now and in prehistory. Cultural Students can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Anthropology, or if
anthropology investigates contemporary human
students are interested in anthropology and sociology,
cultural diversity and social institutions, while they can pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology
archaeology explores cultures of the past. The and Anthropology.
subfield of linguistic anthropology focuses on
language and its interrelationship with culture.
Training in anthropology promotes a wide and
comprehensive understanding of human life and society. A
Together, these branches of study teach us degree in anthropology provides an excellent foundation
about modern human biological and cultural for a variety of career choices: international relations and
business, law, medicine, environmental protection,
diversity, as well as our evolutionary origins, multicultural program development, museum curation and
thereby enhancing our understanding of the management, social services, and community planning,
and offers a foundation for graduate study in a number of
past, present, and future of the human species.
At top right: Picturesque Lake Shore Campus, situated on the shore of Lake
Michigan and located on Chicago's North Side, is home to more than 3,200
undergraduate resident students.
To obtain an undergraduate degree and prepare for a chosen immigrants to the Chicago area, and second generation
field, students must complete their major requirements, student tours to Homeland India.
round out their education by learning important skills and
Students are strongly encouraged to seek fieldwork
values through Loyola’s Core Curriculum, and develop their
experience in anthropology at Loyola or through accredited
own special interests by taking general electives.
programs from many other universities around the world. The
Students may pursue either a BA or a BS in Anthropology. Archaeological Field School Program at Loyola gives students
The BA is intended for students with primary interests in the opportunity to gain practical experience in excavating
cultural or linguistic anthropology, and the BS is intended for archaeological sites and analyzing recovered materials. This
those with primary interests in archaeology or biological field school has often been held at a site in the Midwest, but
anthropology. Twelve courses in anthropology, totaling 36 other locations are possible. Details concerning the annual
credit hours, are required for the completion of either degree. availability and planning for the field school are usually
These courses must include Anthropology (ANTH) 101, 102, released during the preceding Fall Semester.
and 231. (Please see “Course Offerings” on page 3 for a
detailed listing.) S P E C I A L FAC I L I T I E S
To complete the BA degree, students must also select two Anthropology students have access to special facilities, which
advanced cultural/linguistic anthropology topic courses, two include a biological anthropology laboratory, an archaeology
ethnographic area courses, one archaeology course, and one laboratory, and a darkroom. Students also may use other
advanced biological anthropology course. For a list of courses departmental resources including an extensive collection of
that fulfill each category, visit the department Web site at audiovisual devices for linguistic data collection,
LUC.edu/anthropology. photographic equipment, anthropometric tools, computer
facilities, fossil and primate casts, and a cross-cultural
To complete the BS degree, students must also take ANTH database known as the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF).
241, an additional archaeology course, two advanced
biological anthropology courses, one advanced STUDENT ACTIVITIES
cultural/linguistic anthropology topics course, and one
ethnographic area course. All anthropology majors must take Loyola’s active anthropology club, the Chardin Anthropological
three anthropology elective courses at the 200- or 300-level. Society, organizes anthropology-related activities, social
With departmental permissions, two of the elective courses events, special events and forums, guest speakers, service
can be taken outside the department. opportunities, and field trips for interested students.
Anthropology students also organize an annual cultural
A minor in anthropology requires the completion of five immersion and service-learning trip to the Pine Ridge
courses within the department—two courses from the Reservation in South Dakota in May.
100-level series, and any three from among the 200- and
300-level series. Loyola Refugee Outreach is an active student service
organization housed in the Department of Anthropology.
FIELDWORK AND Members of this group provide support for recently arrived
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES refugees who have been resettled in the Loyola neighborhood
of Rogers Park. Students also raise awareness on campus
In recent years, advanced students have earned credit and about this local immigrant community and their needs.
undergraduate scholarships for participation in faculty-
directed research projects. Sample research projects include F A C U LT Y
the analysis of human skeletal remains from 19th-century
cemeteries in the Midwest; laboratory analyses of The anthropology faculty includes specialists in each of the
archaeological artifacts from Mesoamerica; the study of four subfields, with geographic interests in Africa, Asia,
captive primate behavior at Lincoln Park Zoo; studies of Europe, Latin America, and North America. Many majors
visitor behavior and displays at Chicago museums; choose to conduct independent research projects under the
investigation of prehistoric hunter-gatherer archaeology in direction of anthropology faculty members.
the Midwest and Southwest; and a study of Facebook and
Chairperson: Daniel S. Amick, PhD, University of
social identity construction. Research opportunities afforded
by Chicago’s multiethnic composition have allowed students
to become involved in wide variety of topics in cultural and Undergraduate Program Coordinator: James M. Calcagno,
linguistic anthropology, including language use among PhD, University of Kansas
various speech communities, identity among Muslim women
Kathleen M. Adams, PhD, University of Washington 308 Media and Culture Change
Philip J. Arnold III, PhD, University of New Mexico 309 Urban Anthropology
313 Interpretive Anthropology
Anne L. Grauer, PhD, University of Massachusetts
314 Practicing Anthropology
Laura A. Miller, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
315 Identities: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
R. Benjamin Penglase, PhD, Harvard University
316 Anthropology of Religion and Ritual
Rhonda L. Quinn, PhD, Rutgers University 317 Qualitative Research Methods in Cultural
318 Material Worlds: Anthropology of Art
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH) and Expressive Culture
101 Human Origins 319 Anthropology of Tourism
102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 320 Animal Behavior
103 Biological Basis for Human Social Behavior 324 Human Evolution
104 The Human Ecological Footprint 325 Primate Behavior and Ecology
105 Modern Human Biology and Variation 326 Human Osteology
106 Science, Sex, and Anthropological Inquiry 330 Language and Popular Culture
107 Ancient Worlds 331 Writing Systems of the World
205 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 334 Introduction to Classical Archaeology
210 Visual Representation of Culture 340 Classical Archaeology: Greek Temple
211 Peoples of Latin America 341 Ice Age America
212 Peoples of Native North America 342 The Rise and Fall of Civilizations: An Archaeological
213 Cultures in Contemporary Africa Perspective
214 African American Anthropology 343 Pompeii and Herculaneum
215 Contemporary Japanese Culture 344 Pre-Columbian Art of Middle and South America
217 Mexican Culture and Heritage 345 Art of Africa
218 Contemporary Cultures of Southeast Asia 346 Biology of Women
219 Contemporary Pacific Island Societies 347 Shipwreck Archaeology
231 Linguistic Anthropology 359 Paleopathology
241 Principles of Archaeology 360 Issues in Archaeology
242 Mesoamerican Archaeology 361 Issues in Cultural Anthropology
243 North American Archaeology 362 Issues in Biological Anthropology
271 Globalization and Local Cultures 363 Issues in Linguistic Anthropology
280 Evolution of Human Disease 365 Archaeological Lab Methods
303 People and Conservation 366 Lithic Technology
304 History of Anthropological Thought 375 Archaeology of Early Greece
305 Violence and Culture 397 Directed Readings in Anthropology
306 Anthropology and Human Rights 398 Independent Study in Anthropology
307 The Human Body in Cultural Perspective 399 Fieldwork in Anthropology
• to academicdesired knowledge, skills, and values in addition
• important skills through of coursework, developing
Includes 45 credit hours
10 required areas of knowledge:
• Important skills include communication, critical thinking,
ethical awareness, information literacy, quantitative
and qualitative analysis, research methods, and
• Required areas include college writing seminar(s), artistic
knowledge and experience, historical knowledge, literary
knowledge, scientific literacy, societal and cultural
knowledge, philosophical knowledge, theological and
religious studies, and ethics.
• “Values Across the Curriculum” requirements:
• 12 credit hours completed through the Core, major, or
electives, focusing on:
• Understanding and promoting justice
• Understanding diversity in the United States
and the world
• Understanding spirituality or faith in action in the world
• Promoting civic engagement or leadership
• experience, complementedofby student’s Loyola academic
Makes up about one-third a
the major and electives.
• which to choose forflexibility with myriadCourses may
each required area.
be completed at any time during a student’s Loyola
For more information, please visit LUC.edu/core.
LOYO L A U N I V E R S I T Y C H I C AG O
Undergraduate Admission Office
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660
Web site: LUC.edu/undergrad
F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N
Daniel Amick, Chairperson
Department of Anthropology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Web site: LUC.edu/anthropology
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