Anthropology Minor (ANTH)

Faculty: Gretchen Siegler

Anthropology Goals

  • To enhance critical, analytical, and integrative thinking skills
  • To improve writing and other communication skills
  • To become effective and creative researchers with a qualitative problem-solving emphasis
  • To develop global consciousness, social responsibility, and ethical awareness
  • To gain an understanding of the discipline’s concepts, foundations, and perspectives

Program Objectives

Anthropology offers an academic minor. Anthropology courses are accepted in other majors and minors such as political science, justice studies, sociology, and environmental studies. The discipline is a social science that looks at human behavior from a bio-cultural lens in its sub-fields of socio-cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, archaeology, and physical anthropology. Concerned with both modern and prehistoric humans, the study of anthropology links the humanities and the sciences through the holistic study of our evolving cultural and biological species.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in courses required for the Anthropology minor. Students choosing a double major or minor may not apply electives to more than one major or minor. Only classes listed as “required classes” for both majors/minors may be applied to both. Students may apply courses from related fields (sociology, justice studies, political science, psychology) with the consent of the program chair.

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Anthropology minor:

  • 124 total hours
  • 30 upper division hours
  • Liberal education distribution

Academic Minor in Anthropology

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 8
ANTH 252 Cultural Anthropology, LE (4)
ANTH 211 Introduction to Human Evolution and Archeology (4)
ANTH 311 Human Evolution and Archeology (4)
II. Electives 12
Four (4) hours of Anthropology or anthropology-related coursework at the 200 level or above
Eight (8) hours of ANTH coursework  at the 300 level or above


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