MIT Anthropology Requirements


CONCENTRATION

Three subjects (minimum of 33 credits):

  • 21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures
    OR
    21A.01 How Culture Works
  • AND Two other anthropology subjects (not to include 21A.00 or 21A.01)

MINOR

Six subjects:

  • 21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures
    OR
    21A.01 How Culture Works
  • AND Four subjects with a unifying theme (not to include 21A.00 or 21A.01)
  • AND EITHER 21A.802 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork
    OR
    21A.852 Seminar in Anthropological Theory

All classes must be taken for a letter grade and must carry at least 9 units of credit.


FULL MAJOR (Leading to a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology)

Twelve subjects:

  • Four required subjects: 21A.00, 21A.01, 21A.802, and 21A.852
  • AND Six anthropology subjects that make up a coherent program
  • AND EITHER 21A.ThT and 21A.ThU (with faculty approval, an honors thesis)
    OR
    Two additional anthropology subjects

JOINT MAJOR, XXI-E or XXI-S (Leading to a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Science)

Nine subjects:

  • Three required subjects: 21A.00 OR 21A.01, 21A.802, 21A.852
  • AND Four or more restricted electives
  • AND EITHER 21A.ThT and 21A.ThU (with faculty approval, an honors thesis)
    OR
    Two additional anthropology subjects

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