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anthropology CROSS-CULTURAL Aging


CROSS-CULTURAL AGING Graduate Programs

GENERAL INFORMATION / COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

In addition to the Cross-Cultural Aging specialization in Medical Anthropology, the department offers a distinct Cross-Cultural Aging Program.

 

Degree candidates are required to demonstrate mastery of the literature, theories, and methods appropriate to Western and non-Western gerontology, and are encouraged to gain research experience in both Western and non-Western settings. The program emphasizes the integration of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

 

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in research or administrative positions in governmental and private agencies, as well as teach at the college and university levels.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

All Master of Arts students in Cross-Cultural Aging must complete 27 credit hours including the following core courses:

 COURSE  COURSE DESCRIPTION
 ANTH 401  Biological Aging in Humans
 ANTH 404  Introduction to the Anthropology of Aging
 ANTH 462  Contemporary Theory in Anthropology
 ANTH 504  Anthropological Research Design

 

In addition to the four core courses, students must take an approved statistics course.

Twelve credit hours are taken as electives in anthropology or in other departments with advisor's approval.

 

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