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.
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.
The following faculty members served on Graduate Studies Committees in the spring semester 2000-2001.
Graduate Studies Committee in Folklore and Public Culture
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.
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
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