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Full-time Timeline ← Master's in Applied Anthropology

Full-time Timeline

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Summer Institute

(5 units. 1-week online, 4 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 includes one week of online preparatory work followed by 4-weeks of on-campus meetings in the classroom/lab/field in addition to out-of-class study time. During the 4-weeks (5 weekends) on campus, in-class hours are generally be split between four weekday afternoons and a longer weekend field days.
  • The 2015 Summer Institute will begin with preparatory assignments completed during June/July and submitted online between July 4-8, 2015. The on-campus portion of the 2015 Summer Institute will be held from July 11-Aug 8, 2015. Please see Class Schedule for more details.

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. Make plan to complete IRB/IACUC approval (if applicable) before filing Advancement to Candidacy next semester.

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, gain approval of thesis topic, file IRB/IACUC, file Advancement to Candidacy (due early February if you plan to graduate in Fall and walk in the upcoming May graduation ceremony). Students will usually begin thesis research during the summer directly following this course (after IRB/IACUC approval).

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 final 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. If students complete all 6 thesis units before the thesis is completed, students shall enroll in one unit (x693) per semester to maintain Graduate Continuous Enrollment.

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