Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


 

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 in order 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.

 
Required Courses
9 Credits

18 credit hours are required for the Anthropology Minor.

Course
Crs.
Title
ANTH 207
3
Cultural Anthropology
 
OR
 
ANTH 208
3
Diverse Peoples and Cultures
ANTH 400
3
Anthropological Theory
ANTH 411
3
Special Topics Seminar
 
Advised Electives
9 Credits

Select from the following:

Course
Crs.
Title
ANTH 208
3
Diverse Peoples and Cultures
ANTH 300
3
Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
ANTH 310
3
Religion, Myth, and Ritual
ANTH 411
3
Special Topics Seminar
ANTH 412
3
Anthropological Internship
ENGL 302
3
Sociolinguistics