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Bachelor of Science in Anthropology/Course 21A

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Science Requirement
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [three subjects may be satisfied by subjects in the Departmental Program]
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement
Laboratory Requirement
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
Communication Requirement
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Departmental Program
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects
21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology: Comparing Human Cultures, 12, HASS-S
21A.01 How Culture Works, 12, HASS-S
21A.802 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork, 12, HASS-S, CI-M *
21A.852 Seminar in Anthropological Theory, 12, HASS-S, CI-M *
Restricted Electives
A coherent program of eight anthropology subjects, which may include a pre-thesis tutorial and a thesis. The decision to write a thesis is made in consultation between the student and advisor.
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
Unrestricted Electives
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
*Prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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