The Anthropological Sciences minor offers students an introduction to the field of anthropology. After a few required courses that lay the foundation of the field, students will select electives in different areas of anthropology.
This minor fulfills the R and A areas of the REAL Curriculum. We develop the R area through coursework where students develop, test hypotheses and draw conclusions about anthropologically relevant questions. Within this process they examine the appropriateness of their scientific conclusions and the use of quantitative data in the analysis of anthropological questions. We develop the A area through an examination and exploration of the role of different world cultures today and through time. A significant focus of the major is understanding the context, consequences and interactions among cultures and behaviors. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.
REAL Cornerstone Requirements
Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)
Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Anthropological Sciences minor includes 3-6 credits of writing intensive courses.
General Education Requirements
General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Anthropological Sciences minor includes 11-14 general education credits.