Minor in Anthropology
Major in Sociology and Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

School of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology is a holistic science of humankind, which includes the traditional interests not only of the social sciences, but also of the natural sciences and the humanities. Anthropologists seek to understand past and present societies, the structure and diversity of human language, and the nature of humans as a species. American anthropology is divided into four subdisciplines: ethnology (cultural anthropology), archeology, anthropological linguistics, and physical (biological) anthropology. This minor is designed to expose students to all four subdisciplines, as well as related disciplines.

Total credit hours required for minor: 18

At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.

Course Credit Hours
Required Courses
Anthropology 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
Anthropology 205 Human Beings in Evolutionary Perspective  
Linguistics Elective
One of the following courses: 3
English 313 American Social Dialects  
English 318 Introduction to Linguistics  
Anthropology 351 Language and Culture  
Biology Elective
One of the following courses: 3
Biology 111 Human Ecology  
Biology 113 Human Genetics  
Anthropology Electives
Nine credits in Anthropology at the 200-, 300-, 400- or 500-level 9

Graduate Programs


Helen Blouet, Ph.D.
Chair of Sociology/Anthropology
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