Minor in Anthropology
Anthropology is broadly defined as the study of humanity. Traditionally divided into four areas: Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; and Linguistic Anthropology.
Anthropology is a holistic and comparative discipline that seeks to explore and document all aspects of past and present human biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity. These investigations involve studies of human evolution, adaptive strategies (social, economic, and environmental), political and social organization, and belief systems that motivate human behavior.
Applied Anthropology is the praxis-oriented dimension of anthropology that seeks to engage traditional methods and perspectives to positively impact the needs of societies and communities. To this end, Applied Anthropologists directly engage policymakers and public audiences.
The Anthropology Minor emphasizes applied perspectives and research experiences in order to prepare students for employment in public and private (for-profit and non-profit) agencies, and/or future graduate study.
Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, vocabulary and concepts of Anthropology
- Utilize information technology to access, retrieve, analyze and report social science literature and data
- Synthesize anthropological concepts and research methods and apply these to social issues and policy discussions
- Critically analyze anthropological issues within larger historical and global contexts
- Demonstrate knowledge, professional competencies, and personal growth gained through applied research and community engagement activities
18 credit hours are required for the Anthropology Minor.
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