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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology

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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, 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; archaeo-magnetic 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.

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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.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2004-2005.

Kamran Asdar Ali
Jafari S. Allen
Michael R. Bever
James Brow
Karl W. Butzer
James R. Denbow
Nora C. England
Veit F. Erlmann
Richard R. Flores
Douglas E. Foley
Maria Franklin
Edmund T. Gordon
Charles R. Hale
John M. Hartigan Jr.
Thomas R. Hester
John W. Kappelman
Elizabeth L. Keating
Ward Keeler
E. Christopher Kirk
Laura Lein
Jose E. Limon
Martha Menchaca
James A. Neely
Deborah J. Overdorff
Enrique R. Rodriguez
Liza Shapiro
Joel Sherzer
Shannon Speed
Kathleen C. Stewart
Pauline T. Strong
Brian M. Stross
Fred Valdez Jr.
Joao Costa Vargas
Kamala Visweswaran
Mariah D. Wade
Keith Walters
Samuel Wilson
Anthony C. Woodbury
Graduate Studies Committee in Folklore and Public Culture
Kamran Asdar Ali
Jafari S. Allen
Jill S. Dolan
Veit F. Erlmann
Richard R. Flores
Maria Franklin
John M. Hartigan Jr.
Elizabeth L. Keating
Ward Keeler
Jose E. Limon
Joel Sherzer
Stephen M. Slawek
Kathleen C. Stewart
Pauline T. Strong
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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 of the following core courses: Anthropology 392K, 392L, 392M, 392N, and 392P, 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 and gender 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 of the following core courses: Anthropology 392K, 392L, 392M, 392N, and 392P, 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.

Students in the folklore and public culture subdiscipline must include Anthropology 392M and 392P among their core courses and must complete the doctoral portfolio in cultural studies. Doctoral portfolio programs are described in chapter 1. Additional information about the doctoral portfolio in cultural studies is published by the Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies.

All students must 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 examina-tion(s), the student files an application for candidacy and writes and defends the dissertation.

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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: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Anthropology, 1 University Station C3200, Austin TX 78712

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

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