Anthropology Minor

Develop an expertise in human cultures and their physical and social environments. Founded upon four major fields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology, gain a breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the diversity of human historical and contemporary experience with our minor in anthropology.  

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 in Anthropology (15-17 hours)

All of the following:

  • ANTH 320 Anthropology of Race and Racism 3 hours
  • ANTH 346 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3 hours
  • ANTH 392 Topics in Cultural Anthropology 3 hours
  • ANTH 394 Topics in Archaeology 3 hours
  • ANTH 435 Politics of Multiculturalism 3 hours
  • ANTH 497 Independent Study in Anthropology 1–3 hours
  • ANTH 499 Anthropological Internship 3 hours
  • ART 346 Museums and Cultural Politics 3 hours
  • BIO 270* Environments of Ecuador 3 hours
  • BIO 312* Evolution 3 hours
  • BIO 313* Economic Botany 3 hours
  • BIO 316* Conservation Biology 4 hours
  • BIO 320* Parasitology 4 hours
  • BIO 323* Ecology 4 hours
  • ENVS 171 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
  • MUS 341 Latin American Music 3 hours
  • RLST 307 Leviticus and Numbers: Cultural Interpretations 3 hours

NOTE: Courses noted with an asterisk (*) carry prerequisites. Consult the departmental listing in the Bulletin for more details.