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Full-time Timeline ← Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology

Full-time Timeline

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Summer Institute

(5 units. 5 weeks at HSU, before 1st Fall)

  • ANTH 670 Introduction to  Applied Anthropology (2 units)
  • ANTH 671 Methods in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
  • Milestones: Pass Preliminary Exams
  • Note: The Summer Institute will include approx­i­mately 22 hours per week of required meet­ings in the classroom/lab/field in addi­tion to out-of-class study time. Each week, in-class hours will gen­er­ally be split between three week­day after­noons and a longer field day on Saturday.
  • The 2014 Summer Institute will be held from June 30-Aug 1, 2014. Please see Class Schedule for a more detailed schedule.

Semester 1, Fall

(10+ units, online)

  • ANTH 672 Theory in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
  • ANTH 673 Anthropology in Practice (3 units)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Electives (3–4 units)
  • Milestones: Establish intern­ship, the­sis chair, and pre­lim­i­nary the­sis plan

Semester 2, Spring

(10+ units, online)

  • ANTH 674 Project Design and Management (3 units)
  • ANTH 675 Applied Anthropology Field Placement (3 units)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Electives (3–4 units)
  • Milestones: Complete intern­ship, form the­sis com­mit­tee , approval of the­sis topic, Advancement to Candidacy filed. Students will gen­er­ally begin the­sis research dur­ing the sum­mer directly fol­low­ing this course if they have not done so already.

Semester 3, Fall

(10+ units, online)

  • ANTH 690 Thesis (6 unit*s)
  • ANTH 678 Pro Seminar (1 unit)
  • Elective (3–4 units)
  • Milestones: Thesis com­pleted or progress approved by the­sis com­mit­tee. In-person/Skype oral defense of the­sis before or directly after writ­ten the­sis sub­mis­sion (exten­sion to a later semes­ter will be granted if the the­sis is not expected to be completed).
  • *Note: If the­sis com­ple­tion is not expected this  semes­ter, stu­dents are advised to sign up for fewer than 6 the­sis units, and dis­trib­ute the remain­ing units over (no more than 2) sub­se­quent semes­ters to main­tain con­tin­u­ous enroll­ment of at least one unit per semester. 


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See cur­rent Class Schedule