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