Minor in Anthropology

To complete a minor in Anthropology, students must complete a minimum of 21 hours of course work-15 hours of core courses in Anthropology and an additional 6 hours of advanced course work at the 3000 to 4000 levels in Anthropology.

Required Courses
ANTH 2700Human Evolution3
ANTH 2020Introduction To Archaeology3
ANTH 2800Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 3850Peoples Of World: An Evolutionary Approach3
or ANTH 3920 Indians Of North America
or ANTH 3940 Peoples Of Subsaharan Africa
ANTH 4530Qualitative Approaches in Social Science Research3
or ANTH 4510 Field Methods in Archaeology
or ANTH 4520 Laboratory Methods In Archaeology
or ANTH 4560 Ethnographic Fieldwork
Advanced Course
Select six hours of course work at the 3000 to 4000 levels in anthropology with the approval of the departmental advisor6
Total Hours21
  • PLO 1: Anthropological Knowledge: Students will be able to summarize and compare key terms, ideas, and concepts in Anthropology; students will demonstrate an ability to summarize the various subfields of Anthropology and discuss how they each contribute to our understanding of what it means to be human.
  • PLO 2: Theoretical Knowledge: Students will be able to theorize the development of human culture, behavior, and biology and how they are integrated based on the major theoretical perspectives in Anthropology; students will be able to describe the historical development of the discipline and compare/contrast it with current anthropological approaches.
  • PLO 3: Methodological Knowledge: Students will be able to describe methodological techniques in the four areas of anthropology, and be able to indicate which methods are appropriate for different research questions; students also will practice these methods in field and lab settings.
  • PLO 4: Critical Thinking: Students will employ critical and analytical skills to critique, debate, and share opinions about scholarly works. They will apply problem solving skills and propose ways to address contemporary issues based on anthropological knowledge, theory, and methods.
  • PLO 5: Personal and Social Responsibility: Students will be able to convey an understanding of personal and social responsibility.
  • PLO 6: Communication: Students will demonstrate information literacy and communication skills.