Anthropology, Minor - ANTH

Program Description

The study of anthropology encourages students to develop a breadth of knowledge about human cultures and their physical and social environments, and an understanding of the diversity of human historical and contemporary experience.

The minor in anthropology provides an introduction to the four fields of anthropology and an overview of the research methodologies and the theoretical paradigms of the discipline. Required elective courses enable students to pursue their particular interests.

Teacher Preparation

Courses in Anthropology contribute to the Education minor and licensing areas for English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BBE). ANTH 141 People and Nature or ANTH 253 Survey I: Culture and Language may be used to fulfill the requirements focused on culture for ESL/BBE.

Minor Requirements (15 Hours)

ANTH 253Survey I: Culture and Language3
GLST 364Global Research and Discovery3
Select three of the following:9
Survey II: Human Prehistory
Anthropology of Race and Racism
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Water, Culture & Sustainability
Special Topics
Independent Study
Anthropological Internship
The Global Challenge of Infectious Diseases
Environments of Ecuador 1
Evolution 1
Economic Botany 1
Conservation Biology 1
Parasitology 1
Ecology 1
Introduction to Environmental Science
Leviticus and Numbers: Cultural Interpretations
Total Credits15

These courses carry prerequisites. Consult the departmental listing in the Bulletin for more details.