The Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights is a two-year Master’s program. In consultation with your advisor, you will choose during your first year to follow either the Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (no thesis) to complete the master’s degree. All students, whether following the Plan I or Plan II path, will take the five required courses, which total to 15 semester hours.

Plan I

Students following Plan I take five elective courses (15 semester hours), plus enroll in 6 semester hours of thesis credit. A full list of required and elective courses are available in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Plan II

Students opting for Plan II take seven elective courses (21 semester hours), and at the end of their studies must pass a final exam that reflects the comprehensive activities of the student in the program, as prescribed in the UAB Graduate Student Handbook. A full list of required and elective courses are available in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Required Courses

All required courses are listed in the UAB Graduate Catalog. There are five required courses. Two of the five required courses are foundational (to be taken in the first year of study) and are designed to provide an introduction to the topic of the Master’s program. The fifth required course is an advanced seminar (to be taken in the second year of study).

Elective Courses

All procedures and requirements listed in the UAB Graduate Student Handbook apply to this program. Upon the approval of the student’s advisor, a community internship may be substituted for one 3-credit elective course. Students will have the option of taking a maximum of two electives (6 credits) from other departments (e.g., Biology, History, or Justice Science). Students can also pursue their interests by requesting to work on a Special Problems (independent study) course under the guidance of a professor within the Anthropology Department.

A list of electives is available in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Questions?

Contact Graduate Program Director Douglas P. Fry.