Anthropology Minor Requirements
Anthropology is broadly defined as the study of humanity. Traditionally divided into four areas (Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Linguistic Anthropology), anthropology is a holistic and comparative discipline that seeks to explore and document all aspects of past and present human biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity. These investigations involve studies of human evolution, adaptive strategies (social, economic, and environmental), political and social organization, and belief systems that motivate human behavior.
Applied Anthropology is the praxis-oriented dimension of anthropology that seeks to engage traditional methods and perspectives in order to positively impact the needs of societies and communities. To this end, Applied Anthropologists directly engage policymakers and public audiences. Applied Anthropologists work in Government agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations and Nonprofit Organizations, in Corporate America, Public Health, Education, Technology, and many other arenas.
The Anthropology Minor emphasizes applied perspectives and research experiences in order to prepare students for employment in public and private (for-profit and non-profit) agencies, and/or future graduate study. A great way to distinguish yourself!
This minor emphasizes the unique patterns and ways of living in traditional and modern cultures. It is the complexity of personal viewpoints, found in different places around the world, and the tremendous variations present in the human experience that the discipline of anthropology addresses itself. Students electing a minor in Anthropology must have the approval of the department and must complete with a grade of "C" or higher the following courses: