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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Anthropology

Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

Facilities available to graduate students in anthropology include the Center for American History, the Benson Latin American Collection, the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies, the Texas Memorial Museum, and the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory. The J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the Department of Anthropology offer facilities for research in antiquities conservation; radiocarbon dating; physical anthropology; archaeomagnetic research; and primate behavior, with emphasis on prosimians and Old World monkeys. The department also maintains research facilities in archaeology, social anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.

Areas of Study

Graduate study in anthropology is offered in the areas of physical anthropology, archaeology, folklore and public culture, linguistic anthropology, and social anthropology, with emphasis on North, Central, and South America, Micronesia, South and Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on Graduate Studies Committees in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Asale Angel-Ajani
Begona Aretxaga
Claud A. Bramblett
James Brow
Karl W. Butzer
James R. Denbow
Veit F. Erlmann
Richard R. Flores
Douglas E. Foley
Maria Franklin
Edmund T. Gordon
Charles R. Hale
Thomas R. Hester
Deborah Kapchan
John Kappelman
Elizabeth L. Keating
Ward Keeler
Laura Lein
     Jose E. Limon
Martha Menchaca
James A. Neely
Deborah J. Overdorff
Henry A. Selby
Liza Shapiro
Joel Sherzer
Kathleen C. Stewart
Pauline T. Strong
Brian M. Stross
Silvia Tomaskova
Henry T. Trueba
Fred Valdez Jr.
Joao Costa Vargas
Kamala Visweswaran
Sheila S. Walker
Samuel Wilson
Anthony C. Woodbury

Graduate Studies Committee in Folklore and Public Culture

Gerard H. Behague
Richard R. Flores
Deborah Kapchan
Elizabeth L. Keating
Ward Keeler
     Jose E. Limon
Joel Sherzer
Kathleen C. Stewart
Pauline T. Strong

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

Students must complete either twenty-four semester hours of courses and seminars (including at least six hours outside anthropology) and a thesis, or thirty semester hours of courses and seminars and a report. The student must complete two topics of Anthropology 392, including the core course in his or her subdiscipline of archaeology, folklore and public culture, linguistic anthropology, social anthropology, or physical anthropology. Recommended minors include art history, biology, communication, comparative literature, computer sciences, economics, English, geography, geological sciences, government, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, statistics, Middle Eastern studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, American studies, women's studies, cultural studies, and ethnomusicology.

Doctor of Philosophy

A Master of Arts or an equivalent degree in anthropology or a closely related field is required for admission to the doctoral program. The student must complete three topics of Anthropology 392, including the core course in his or her subdiscipline of archaeology, folklore and public culture, linguistic anthropology, social anthropology, or physical anthropology. Students with an extensive background in a subfield may petition the Graduate Studies Committee for exemption from core courses in that area. The student must also fulfill a foreign language requirement; information about this requirement is available from the graduate adviser. A comprehensive examination is given in three areas of specialization. The topics are selected by the student in consultation with an examination committee. The student must also write and defend a detailed prospectus on his or her dissertation research. After completing the comprehensive examination(s), the student files an application for candidacy and writes and defends the dissertation.

For More Information

Campus address: E. P. Schoch Building (EPS) 1.130, phone (512) 471-4206, fax (512) 471-6535; campus mail code: C3200

Mailing address: Graduate Program, Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1086

URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology/


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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