2010 - 2011 Anthropology Minor (ANTH)

Objectives | Requirements | Academic Minor | Course Descriptions

Faculty: Gretchen Siegler

Anthropology Program Goals

  • To enhance critical, analytical, and integrative thinking skills
  • To improve writing and other communication skills
  • To become effective researchers, with a qualitative problem solving emphasis
  • To develop global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness
  • To gain an understanding of the discipline’s concepts, foundations, and perspectives

Objectives

Anthropology offers an academic minor. Anthropology courses may also be taken as part of the social science major and selected courses are accepted in other majors and minors such as education, political studies, justice studies, sociology, honors, and environmental studies. The discipline is a social science that looks at human behavior cross-culturally in its sub-fields of socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archeology, and physical anthropology. Concerned with both modern and prehistoric humans, the study of anthropology links the hard and soft sciences through the holistic study of our evolving cultural and biological species.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in courses required for the Anthropology minor. Students choosing a double major or minor within the Social Science Program may not apply electives to more than one major or minor. Only classes listed as “required classes” for both majors/minors may be applied to both. Students may apply courses from related fields (sociology, justice studies, political science, psychology) with the consent of the instructor.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Minor in Anthropology

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Required Courses 12
  ANTH 160 Introduction to Anthropology, LE
ANTH 252 Cultural Anthropology, LE
ANTH 311 Human Evolution and Archeology
4
4
4
II. Electives 8
  Take 8 hours of upper division ANTH or related coursework (see above) 8
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR 20