Guide to Graduate Studies

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Note to Graduate Students – This electronic version of The Graduate Guide is constantly undergoing revisions and updates to stay current with policies and procedures. For definitive answers to your questions, please see the Director of Graduate Studies or the Student Services Specialist.

PREFACE

I. THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

A. INTRODUCTION
B. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT UNC-CH
C. DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEES
D. CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT
E. OTHER ANTHROPOLOGISTS AT UNC-CH
1.  Part-Time Faculty
2.  Anthropologists in Other Departments

II. DEPARTMENTAL CONCENTRATIONS AND PROGRAMS

A. CONCENTRATIONS
1. The Anthropology of Meaning
2. Archaeology, Ecology and Evolution
3. Social Systems

B. PROGRAMS
1. Program in Medical Anthropology
2. Program in Archaeology

III. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A. THE PH.D. (First Stage)
1. Advisor
2. The Core Courses
3. Other Course Requirements
4. First Year Evaluation
5. Selection of Concentration
6. Formation of Students Committee  Three Member Advisory Committee
7. Fourth Semester Paper
8. Ph.D. Study Plan
a. Construction of the Ph.D. Study Plan
b. Distribution and Review of the Ph.D. Study Plan
9. Second Year Evaluation
10. M.A. Degree

B. The PH.D. (Second Stage)
1. Selection of Students Ph.D. Committee (Five members)
2. Composition of The Ph.D. Committee
3. Approval of The Ph.D. Committee
4. Responsibilities of Ph.D. Committee Members
5. Documents Preceding The Ph.D. Examinations
6. Announcement of The Ph.D. Examinations
7. The Written and Oral Examinations
8. Candidacy for the Ph.D. Degree
9. Dissertation and Final Ph.D. Examination

C. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
1. Task Options
2. Justification
3. International Students for Whom English is a Second Language
4. Reporting Completion of Language Requirements

IV. REGISTRATION FOR COURSEWORK

A. FULL-TIME STATUS
B. UNC STUDENT CENTRAL AND REGISTRATION PROCESS
C. THE GRADING SYSTEM

V. COMPLETION OF DEGREES

A. DEADLINES FOR DEGREES
B. REGISTRATION DURING THE SEMESTER OF RECEIPT OF DEGREE/EXAMINATIONS AND RECEIPT OF DEGREES
C. SCHEDULING EXAMINATIONS AND OTHER DEGREE COMMITTEE ACTIONS

VI. REGULATIONS CONCERNING ENROLLED STATUS

A. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
B. M.A. TIME LIMIT
C. PH.D. TIME LIMIT
D. EXTENSIONS
E. FAILURE TO REGISTER
F. WITHDRAWAL FROM GRADUATE SCHOOL
G. LEAVE OF ABSENCE
H. READMISSION

VII. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

A. INFORMATION ON GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS
B. AWARDS PROCESS
C. THE HONIGMANN AND POLGAR FUNDS
D. LIMITATIONS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
1. Eligibility for Departmental Awards
2. Tuition Remissions and Instate Awards

VIII. APPENDICES

A. CURRICULUM OF THE PROGRAM IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Recommended Electives from School of Public Health)

B. REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND SAMPLE CURRICULA

1. Sample Curriculum for PhD (from B.A.) Student with Interest in Southeastern
Archaeology and Ethnohistory

2. Sample Curriculum for PhD (from M.A.) Student with Interest in Old World
Archaeology and Cultural Ecology

D. COVER MEMO TO ACCOMPANY THE PH.D. STUDY PLAN

E. OUTLINE FOR A PH.D. STUDY PLAN

F. COVER MEMO TO ACCOMPANY THE DOCUMENTS

G. OUTLINE FOR A CURRICULUM VITAE

H. OUTLINE FOR A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

I. GUIDE FOR PREPARING THE INTERNAL PROCESSING FORM FOR REVIEW OF RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS

J. RESOURCES OF USE TO GRADUATE STUDENTS

K.CODE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES GOVERNING RELATIONS BETWEEN FACULTY MEMBERS AND TEACHING OR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

L. AAA STYLE GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

FIGURE I:  OLMEC JADE EARPLUGS FROM LA JOLLA

M. COMPOSITION OF THE GRADUATE COMMITTEE