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Optional Concentrations

  Biocultural Medical Anthropology

Concentration in Bio‐cultural Medical Anthropology - 12 hours Four graduate medical anthropology courses with the ANG prefix:
1. ANG 6469 Theory and Methods in Medical Anthropology: three credit hours
2. ANG 6511 Theory and Methods of Applied Biological Anthropology: three credit hours
3. ANG 6511 Seminar in Physical Anthropology (e.g. Human Variation, Anthropology of Growth and
Development, or Forensic Anthropology) three credit hours
4. ANG 6566, 6569, 6469, or 5937 E.g. Nutritional Anthropology, Socio‐Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS, Issues in Migrant Health, Anthropology and Development, Reproductive Health, Health & Medical System (students select
one) three credit hours

Please Note: the Foundations of Medical Anthropology on‐line course offered through the School of Sustainability
is a service course intended for non‐anthropology students and cannot count towards the Applied Anthropology

  Cultural Resource Management

The concentration in Cultural Resource Management allows M.A. and Ph.D. students the option of creating a concentrated plan of study around contemporary issues in CRM, within the larger degree in Applied Anthropology. This concentration meets the need to train students in the principles and practices of CRM for employment in the public and private sectors of a rapidly expanding field, especially in Florida and the larger Southeast, as well as to equip students to teach in the field. This concentration is unique in Florida’s; it builds on the existing strength of the public archaeology track while adding a more focused program of study for students who plan on entering the field of archaeological resource management or applied archaeology as an academic field. Students in both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs may choose to fulfill the concentration, whether they are pursuing the current cultural track or the archaeology track. Students pursuing a concentration in Cultural Resource Management must take the basic core requirements of their particular graduate program.

To fulfill the 9-credit concentration, students will take:

  • ANG 6197 (Public Archaeology, 3 cr.)
  • ANG 6115 Special Topics in Archaeology (when topic is Current Issues and Techniques in Cultural Resources Management, 3 cr.) The Department is seeking a unique course number for this class as soon as feasible.
  • Third 3-credit class will be selected from the following options:
    • ANG 6448 Regional Problems in Urban Anthropology (when topic is Issues in Heritage Tourism, or other as approved by Graduate Director).
    • ANG 6115 Topics in Public Archaeology (when topic is Historical Archaeology, Florida Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeology, Museum Methods, or other as approved by Graduate Director).
    • Graduate class in Geographic Information Systems, whether offered in Anthropology or another department (with consent of department/instructor).
  Heritage Studies

The concentration in Heritage Studies allows M.A. and Ph.D. students to create a focused plan of study around issues of cultural heritage preservation, interpretation, and representation. Students will learn to identify, document, and critically interpret the significance of cultural heritage in urban, rural, and non-US settings, with a particular emphasis on community-based and collaborative approaches to these issues. One course, ANG 7933 (Issues in Heritage Studies, 3 cr.), is required. In addition, students select two electives from among the following options:

  • ANG 5935 (3 cr.) Visual Anthropology
  • ANG 6081 (3 cr.) Museum Methods
  • ANG 6197 (3 cr.) Public Archaeology
  • ANG 6436 (3 cr.) Issues in Heritage Tourism
  • ANG 6448 (3 cr.) Regional Problems in Urban Anthropology (topics include ‘Ethnohistory,’ ‘Museums in Culture,’ ‘Ethnicity and Public Policy,’ ‘Heritage Research and Management,’ ‘Culture and Environmental Resources’)
  • ANG 6495 (3 cr.) Oral and Life History
  • ANG 6676 (3 cr.) Seminar in Anthropological Linguistics (when the topic is ‘Language and Culture’ or ‘Language and Racism’)
  • ANG 7750 (3 cr.) Qualitative Research Methods
  Archaeological and Forensic Science

The Archaeological and Forensic Science Concentration is unique in Florida and helps prepare students for careers in the public, private, and academic sectors within the rapidly expanding field of anthropology. Anthropological Science as a whole has become important worldwide, and this concentration builds on the existing strengths of our Applied Anthropology graduate degree programs. Interdisciplinary scientific methods are emphasized in their application to archaeological and bioanthropological issues including materials science, human diet, mobility, identification, forensics, and the criminal justice sector.

Graduate students seeking this concentration at the M.A. or Ph.D. levels must take four graduate level courses (12 credit hours total) as follows:

Required (2 courses, 3 credits each)
Archaeological Science (ANG 6118), and either Forensic Anthropology (ANG 6511) or Forensic Science (ANG xxxx).

Electives (take 2 courses, 3 credits each)
Ancient Diets (ANG 6115), Ancient Trade (ANG 6115), Anthro-genetics (ANG), Bioarchaeology (ANG 6511), Forensic Anthropology (ANG 6511), Forensic Science (ANG 6511), Advanced Methods in Forensic Anthropology (ANG 5937), Osteology (ANG 6511), Soils (ANG 6115), Technologies for Heritage Preservation (ANG 6115)

External electives that also qualify:
Advanced Remote Sensing (GEO 6038C), Tracer Geochemistry (GLY 6255), Analytical Techniques in Geology (GLY 6285C), Principles of Stable Isotope Geochemistry (GLY 6739), Seismic and GPR Methods (GLY 6739)