General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 43
|ANTH 5396||History of Anthropological Theory||3|
|ANTH 8001||Mobility and Global Inequality||3|
|ANTH 8002||Evolution, Human Environments, and the Culture Niche||3|
|ANTH 8012||Ethical Considerations in Anthropology Research||3|
|ANTH 8330||Funding and Grant Writing in Anthropology 1||3|
|CLA 8985||Teaching in Higher Education: Liberal Arts||1|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data|
|Methods in Archaeology|
|Field Session in Archaeology|
|Fieldwork in Ethnography|
|Anthropological Problems in Visual Production|
|Anthropology of Public Culture|
|Language as Social Action|
|Language Socialization and Cultural Reproduction|
|Methods in Linguistic Anthropology|
|Methods in Physical Anthropology|
|Teaching of Anthropology|
|Research Courses 3||6|
|Preliminary Examination Preparation|
|Total Credit Hours||43|
Ph.D. students must be in the second year of their program to enroll in ANTH 8330.
Ph.D. students select six electives from the approved list below, which is delineated by theme, and/or from the list of Methods courses above. Note that a maximum of three courses (9 credits) may be taken in Independent Study, with only one such course taken in a given semester, and/or from outside the department. Courses taken outside the department require the advisor’s approval.
Of the 6 credits, the following minimums are required: 1 credit of ANTH 9994, 1 credit of ANTH 9998, and 2 credits of ANTH 9999. Two additional credits can be taken in any of these courses.
Approved Electives Grouped by Theme
|Evolution and Human Environments|
|ANTH 5171||Comparative Early Civilizations||3|
|ANTH 5172||Seminar in Northeastern Prehistory||3|
|ANTH 5796||Biocultural Adaptation of Human Populations||3|
|ANTH 5797||Reproductive Biology of Human Populations||3|
|ANTH 5798||Seminar in Evolutionary Biology||3|
|ANTH 8005||Approaches in Physical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 8006||Approaches in Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 8110||Problems in Archaeology||3|
|Mobility and Global Inequality|
|ANTH 5177||Approaches to Historic Sites in Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 5180||Historic Sites in Archaeology||3|
|ANTH 5310||Theories and Methods in Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 5322||Anthropology and Development||3|
|ANTH 5325||Culture, History, and Power||3|
|ANTH 5328||Seminar in Social Organization||3|
|ANTH 5332||Medical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 5335||Anthropology and Social Policy||3|
|ANTH 5355||Anthropology of Sexuality and Gender||3|
|ANTH 5358||Race and Class in North America||3|
|ANTH 5366||Contemporary Perspectives in Urban Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 5428||Theory and Methods in Culture and Communication||3|
|ANTH 5438||Anthropology of Mass Media||3|
|ANTH 5501||Language, Power, and Agency||3|
|ANTH 8003||Approaches in Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 8004||Approaches in Linguistic Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 8310||Problems in Socio-Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 8320||Problems in Ethnology||3|
|ANTH 8340||Advanced Seminar in Social Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 8344||Seminar in Expressive Culture||3|
|ANTH 8366||Violence: An Anthropological Approach||3|
|ANTH 8408||Approaches in the Anthropology of Visual Communication I||3|
|ANTH 8409||Approaches in the Anthropology of Visual Communication II||3|
|ANTH 8429||Problems in the Anthropology of Visual Communication||3|
|ANTH 8435||Seminar in Visual Anthropology and the Arts||3|
|ANTH 8550||Current Issues in Linguistic Anthropology||3|
Language Examination: Each doctoral student must pass a written examination of proficiency in a language other than English, preferably by the end of the second year.
At the end of the fourth semester, students take a comprehensive examination. This exam is meant to assess the integrated knowledge gained in the five core anthropology courses. A committee of faculty who teach the five courses write this exam. All members of a cohort take the same exam.
Dissertation Research Proposal:
Students must have an approved doctoral dissertation research proposal in order to advance to doctoral candidacy. The research proposal must be approved by the student's advisory committee before taking the preliminary examination for doctoral students. Students whose proposed research involves working with human subjects must apply for approval from Temple's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Preliminary Examination for Doctoral Students:
Each student must pass the preliminary exam before being advanced to doctoral candidacy. This examination is written by the members of each student’s Preliminary Examination Committee and is intended to evaluate the student's knowledge of the field, readiness to perform doctoral research, and preparedness to write a doctoral dissertation. The preliminary exam should be completed no more than one year after the student finishes her/his coursework. No student may take the preliminary examination more than twice.
Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy:
A doctoral student is advanced to doctoral candidacy when s/he has completed all requirements for the doctoral degree except the research, writing, and defense of the doctoral dissertation. These requirements include completing all required coursework, passing the comprehensive examination, writing an acceptable dissertation research proposal, passing the preliminary examination for doctoral students, and fulfilling the language proficiency requirement. A student cannot be advanced to candidacy with a grade of "I" (Incomplete) or "NR" (No Record) on her/his transcript.
The doctoral dissertation must constitute a significant, original, research-based contribution to scholarship in the student's field of study. It must also conform to the rules set out in Temple University Graduate School's "Dissertation and Thesis Handbook."
Upon advancement to doctoral candidacy, each student must form a Doctoral Advisory Committee. This committee must include at least two Graduate Faculty members from the Department of Anthropology, one of whom serves as the student's primary academic advisor and as chair of the committee. The committee may also include one or more Graduate Faculty members from other Temple schools/colleges, departments, or programs; faculty members from other universities; and/or other doctorally trained experts. The members of the Doctoral Advisory Committee supervise the student's doctoral research and the writing of the dissertation.
The completed dissertation is read and evaluated by a Dissertation Examining Committee, which consists of the members of the Doctoral Advisory Committee plus an external reader for the dissertation defense. The external committee member is ideally a member of the Graduate Faculty at Temple but may not be from the faculty of the student's home department and may not have been involved in the planning, execution, or write-up of the dissertation research. A faculty member from another university or other doctorally trained expert may also serve as the external committee member with approval of the Graduate School. In addition to being evaluated and approved by the committee members in its written form, the completed doctoral dissertation must be presented and defended orally by the doctoral candidate.