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Anthropology

Anthropology

Program Description

If the evolution of societies and cultures over time and distance fascinates you, Anthropology will let you jump right in and get your hands dirty. This concentration within the Sociology degree offers hands-on experience with research and archeological digs and more.

​​​​​​​For Points of Pride and Soaring Warhawks, see the Sociology page.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 7 percent, about as fast as the average from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 97,600 new jobs. The median annual wage for life, physical, and social science occupations was $61,450 in May 2014, which was higher than the median wage for all occupations of $35,540.


U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Museum archivist/curator

$46,300 per year

7% (2,100 more jobs)

Historian

$55,870 per year

2% (100 more jobs)

​Anthropologist/archeologist

$59,280 per year

4% (300 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography

Auburn University at Montgomery

Liberal Arts 331

334-244-3986

atucke24@aum.edu

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Anthropology program includes:


Course #

Course Name

Course Description

ANTH 4030

Social and Cultural Change

Research and theories in social and cultural change. Emphasis on the causes and consequences of cultural and social change in traditional, modern and postmodern societies.

ANTH 4100

Biological Anthropology

Human evolution, evolutionary theory, natural selection, genetics, hominid origins and ancestry, and archaeological methods for recovery and interpretation of the fossil record. Emphasis is placed on the concept of adaptive fitness and variation in diverse physical environments.

ANTH 2120

Archaeology

The history, principles and methods of investigating and reconstructing past cultures.

ANTH 3800

New World Civilizations

Prehistory of Mexico, Peru and adjacent areas, tracing the development of state level societies from the earliest inhabitants to European contact, including the Teotihuacan, Aztec, Mayan and Peruvian cultures.

ANTH 3810

Linguistics

Examines the relationship between languages and their cultures and societies.

ANTH 4030

Social and Cultural Change

Research and theories in social and cultural change. Emphasis on the causes and consequences of cultural and social change in traditional, modern and postmodern societies.

ANTH 4100

Biological Anthropology

Human evolution, evolutionary theory, natural selection, genetics, hominid origins and ancestry, and archaeological methods for recovery and interpretation of the fossil record. Emphasis is placed on the concept of adaptive fitness and variation in diverse physical environments.

ANTH 2120

Archaeology

The history, principles and methods of investigating and reconstructing past cultures.