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.
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.