Anthropology : Program Requirements
Students will register in ANTH 597 (Thesis Proposal Development) while preparing the thesis proposal, typically in the summer term at the end of the first year in the program. The thesis proposal and thesis are prepared under the direction of the supervisory committee. The thesis proposal must be approved by the committee before September 15th of the second year of the MA program. Once the thesis proposal has been approved, the student registers in ANTH 599 (Thesis).
Students wishing to pursue a Master's with a CSPT option must complete a minimum of 9.0 units of course work and a 7.5-unit thesis. Students must complete ANTH 500 and ANTH 516 (3.0 units), two of ANTH 511, ANTH 551, ANTH 571 or ANTH 585 (3.0 units), and CSPT 501 (1.5 units) and either CSPT 500 or 590 (1.5 units). Students must also complete a thesis proposal (ANTH 597) and an MA Thesis worth 7.5 units (ANTH 599). The topic must be within the field of CSPT. At least two members of the supervisory committee must be drawn from the faculty members affiliated with the CSPT program. At least one CSPT faculty member on the student's supervisory committee must be from outside the student's home department.
PhD students must complete 30 units of graduate credit, including a candidacy examination, and a 20-unit dissertation. Students are required to complete four 1.5 unit graduate courses during their first two years in the program, the period of residency. The courses will include ANTH 600 (Professional Development in Anthropology), one specialized directed study (ANTH 690C, 690D, 690E, 690F or 690G), one advanced research seminar (ANTH 611, 651, 671 or 685), and one course that satisfies the Breadth of Knowledge requirement (a course in a theme other than the one in which they have chosen to specialize, or in another academic discipline). In addition, students are required to register and participate in the Graduate Colloquium in both the fall and spring semesters of their two years of residency. Depending on the coursework completed during their MA program, a student may be required to complete ANTH 500, the department’s MA-level method and theory course.
ANTH 612 (Colloquium)
ANTH 693 Candidacy Examinations
ANTH 699 Dissertation
Students enroll in ANTH 693 (PhD Candidacy Examinations) in preparation for candidacy. To advance to candidacy, students must successfully complete all coursework, the language requirement, the comprehensive examinations, and the dissertation proposal defense.
PhD students with the CSPT option must complete 31.5 units of graduate credit, including a 20-unit dissertation. Doctoral students choosing the CSPT option must meet the core requirements of Anthropology and of the CSPT program. A CSPT PhD student must complete 7.5 units of course work including ANTH 600 (1.5 units), one of ANTH 690C, 690D, 690E, 690F or 690G (1.5 units); one of ANTH 611, 651, 671 or 685 (1.5 units). Students must complete CSPT 601 (1.5 units), and 1.5 units of either CSPT 600 or CSPT 690 as their Breadth of Knowledge requirement. Students in the CSPT program must also complete ANTH 612 graduate colloquium. In addition, one topic area in the ANTH candidacy exam process is replaced by the CSPT candidacy exam, which is set by the CSPT program. Students must write a dissertation that meets the requirements of both the Department of Anthropology and the CSPT program. The topic must be within the field of CSPT. At least two members of the supervisory committee must be affiliated with the CSPT program. At least one CSPT faculty member on the student's supervisory committee must be from outside the student's home department.