Anthropology Education

Anthropology/Education-Elementary & Secondary

Advisor: Dr. James Loucky

The Anthropology Department provides a combined major in accordance with the Woodring College of Education requirements. Anthropology is an approved endorsement for elementary/secondary education. Anthropology is a particularly desirable major concentration for teachers, because it provides a broad and basic understanding of human behavior. Prospective teachers will often work with students of various cultural backgrounds and an awareness of specific cultural learning influences, perception, attitudes, motivations, and behavior is an integral part of working with students from diverse backgrounds. This is the basis of the core subjects in cultural anthropology.

Through the required basic courses in Anthropology, education majors will acquire an understanding of the nature of human beings, the evolution of the human species and the tremendous variation of cultural traits that are both our heritage and potential. Through faculty advisement, prospective students will be informed of advanced coursework that are beneficial combinations to complete individual academic goals. One possible emphasis is the culture of the Native American Indians--a subject that most elementary teacher cover at some point in their curriculum. Another emphasis may be cultural minority groups in the Pacific Northwest. The relationship of cultural learning to personality development and the relationship of cultural expectations to the learning process itself are other important areas covered by courses which may be taken as part of the Anthropology Education Major.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for courses in the elementary education professional program and all courses required for the endorsement.

DEGREE COURSEWORK & REQUIREMENTS

Elementary Education BAE (45 credits)

This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education. See the Elementary Education section of Western's catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Requirements

ANTH 201 - Intorduction to Cultural Anthropology (5cr)
ANTH 210 - Introduction to Archeaology (5cr)
ANTH 215 - Introductory Biological Anthropology (5cr)
ANTH 496 - Portfolio Assembly (1cr)

One course from:

ANTH 481 - Childhood and Culture (5cr)
ANTH 484 - Intercultural Education (5cr)

Electives under departmental advisement. Select one course from each of the following groups:

     Cultural area course:

ANTH 361 - Native Peoples of North America (5cr)
ANTH 362 - Peoples of Asia (5cr)
ANTH 365 - Peoples of Latin America (5cr)
ANTH 462 - Native Peoples of the Northwest (5cr)
ANTH 463 - Peoples of East and Southeast Asia (5cr)
ANTH 465 - Peoples of Mexico and Central America (5cr)
ANTH 476 - Borderlands (5cr)

     Topical cultural anthropology course:

ANTH 247 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (5cr)
ANTH 330 - Religion and Culture (5cr)
ANTH 351 - Family and Kinship Organization (5cr)
ANTH 353 - Sex and Gender in Culture (5cr)
ANTH 424 - Medical Anthropology (5cr)
ANTH 453 - Women of the Global South (5cr)
ANTH 475 - Global Migration (5cr)
ANTH 480 - Applied Anthropology (5cr)

Electives under departmental advisement to reach 45 cr requirement

Note: Only one 100-level course will count toward any major or minor.

 

Anthropology/ Social Studies - BA (87-91 credits)

Jointly offered by the Department of Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Social Studies Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

To receive a recommendation for state of Washington certification, students must complete the “teacher certification” program, including the content methods course SEC 426, offered by the Department of Secondary Education, as a part of the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree, or as a post-baccalaureate program, or as a part of the Master’s in Teaching degree. See the Secondary Education section of the catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Completion of this combined major leads to an endorsement in social studies. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C

Requirements

ANTH 201 - Intorduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 210 - Introduction to Archeaology
ANTH 215 - Introductory Biological Anthropology
ANTH 496 - Portfolio Assembly
ENVS 204 - Human Geography
HIST 103 - Introduction to American Civilization: American History to 1865
HIST 104 - Introduction to American Civilization: American History since 1865
HIST 121 - World History to 500
HIST 123 - World History, 1500 to the Present
HIST 391 - History of the Pacific Northwest
PLSC 250 - The American Political System

One course from

ANTH 481 - Childhood and Culture
ANTH 484 - Intercultural Education

One course from:

ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 446 - Economics for the Teacher (preferred)

One course from:

ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 447 - Methods for Teaching About the National Economy in the Public Schools (preferred)

One of the following:

ENVS 202 - Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability
ENVS 220 - Map Reading and Analysis
ENVS 221 - Geographic Information Systems Survey
ENVS 240 - Geography and World Affairs
ENVS 320 - GIS I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science
ENVS 342 - Geography of the World Economy
ENVS 343 - Urbanization: Processes and Patterns

Electives under departmental advisement - select one course from each of the following groups:

     Cultural area course:

ANTH 361 - Native Peoples of North America
ANTH 362 - Peoples of Asia
ANTH 365 - Peoples of Latin America
ANTH 462 - Native Peoples of the Northwest
ANTH 463 - Peoples of East and Southeast Asia
ANTH 465 - Peoples of Mexico and Central America
ANTH 476 - Borderlands

    Topical cultural anthropology course:

ANTH 247 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 330 - Religion and Culture
ANTH 338 - Economic Anthropology
ANTH 351 - Family and Kinship Organization
ANTH 353 - Sex and Gender in Culture
ANTH 424 - Medical Anthropology
ANTH 453 - Women of the Global South
ANTH 475 - Global Migration
ANTH 480 - Applied Anthropology

Electives under departmental advisement to reach 87-91 cr requirement

Note: Only one 100-level course will count toward any major or minor.