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Minor

Anthropology students in action.

What is the Anthropology Minor?

The anthropology minor provides students with an informed understanding of the cultural diversity evident in human societies and the concepts by which anthropologists explain cultural dynamics. The program emphasizes a holistic awareness of the relationships of all the parts of social and cultural systems. The program prepares students to understand anthropological methods and theories and to apply them to academic as well as to life experiences.

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    Anthropology Program Goals

    • Students will be able to deal with intellectual problems and engage in critical thinking in a lucid fashion, reflecting logical inquiry and knowledge of pertinent information.
    • Students will possess knowledge and experience of cultural and sub-cultural groups other than their own.
    • Students will achieve an understanding of a spectrum of anthropological sub-divisions and will be knowledgeable in at least two areas.
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    Specific Requirements for the Anthropology Minor

    The minor consists of 21 semester hours of anthropology courses; ANTHR 100 is required, and six hours must be upper division. The rest of the courses may be based upon the student's interest. No grades below C are accepted toward the minor.
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    Outcome Assessment Activities

    The assessment of anthropology students' progress is a continuing process from matriculation to graduation.
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    Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Anthropology program, students will:

    • Comprehend intellectual problems and engage in critical thinking that reflects logical inquiry and knowledge of pertinent information.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of cultural and sub-cultural groups other than their own.
    • Understand a spectrum of anthropological subdivisions and be knowledgeable in at least two areas.
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Anthropology Careers

Having a minor in Anthropology allows you enter a variety of careers fields and organizations that embrace the diversity of understanding people and their lives. Jobs in Academic institutions, Corporations, Nonprofit Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, Community-based ventures, Federal, State, and Local Government An Anthropology Minor combines with various majors including those in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Health, Business, Management, Tourism, Law, Environment, Mass Communication, and Creative Arts.

Four Fields of Anthropology

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    Biological/physical anthropology

    Concerns the evolution of the human body, mind and behavior through the study of fossils and comparisons with behavior and anatomy of other primate species.
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    Sociocultural anthropology

    Studies the diversity of existing human ways of life, how they work, how they change, and how they interrelate in the modern world.
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    Archaeology

    Examines our past ways of life through the interpretation of material culture, organic remains, written records, and oral traditions.
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    Linguistic anthropology

    Assesses the structure and diversity of language and related human communication systems.
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