Anthropology is the study of humankind, which encompasses such topics as the origin and development of human society; the nature of human diversity in the past and present; ethnocentrism, world view and the roots of culture; and the differing ways in which peoples have adapted to environments and to other human groups.

Classification: Minor

Students majoring in sociology and anthropology may not minor in anthropology. The total number of courses required for the minor is 5 (18-19 semester hours).

Required Courses

The following (3 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 161 Introduction to Anthropology (3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (3-4 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 260 Ethnographic Methods (4 sem. hrs.)
  • ANTH 330 Culture, Fieldwork, and Ethnography (3 sem. hrs.)

Two courses from the following list from two different regions for a comparative perspective (6 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 250 Hawaii: Colonialism and Tourism (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ANTH 345 Maya Ethnography (3 sem. hrs.)
  • OCS 300 The Anthropological Experience in Hawaii (3 sem. hrs.)
  • OCS 305 The Anthropological Experience in Belize (3 sem. hrs.)

Two other ANTH designated courses (or RELG 330) (6 sem. hrs.)

Other Areas of Study