Study Abroad and Transferring Credit
Concentrators are encouraged to study abroad to enrich the international dimension of their undergraduate anthropological experience and to become fluent in a language other than English. Students taking anthropology courses at institutions in other countries or engaging in field-based course work through international studies programs during the academic year or summer may have credit from these courses counted toward the concentration in anthropology at Brown. To qualify for concentration credit, both the student’s performance and the content of courses taken elsewhere must meet the following criteria:
- The course must have primarily anthropological content
- The course must be taught in an anthropology department or by an anthropologist
A maximum of credit equivalent to three Brown courses may be transferred from institutions abroad with a formal affiliation with Brown. No more than two equivalent courses may be transferred toward the concentration from programs without formal affiliation with Brown. Additional information on transfer credits and programs for studying abroad is available at Brown’s Office of International Programs.
To qualify for concentration credit, anthropology courses taken at accredited institutions in the United States during the academic year or summer must meet the same criteria. At most, concentrators may transfer credit equivalent to three Brown courses. If a student anticipates a transfer of anthropology credit to Brown, prior consultation with the Concentration Advisor is strongly recommended.