The word "anthropology" comes from the Greek anthropos ("human") and logia ("the study of"). It is the study of humankind, and our kind's unique ability to adapt through learned cultural traditions from our beginnings millions of years ago to the present day. Anthropologists use participant observation and comparative methods to explain similarities and differences among people within the context of humanity as a whole.
Would you like to know the answers to questions of how humankind evolved, whether we are innately violent or peaceful, which similarities and differences between us are cultural as opposed to biological, or how we may be able to adapt to future challenges? If so, then anthropology may be for you.
There are six required courses for the Minor in Anthropology, totaling 18 hours (9 hours have to be upper division). All anthropology minors are required to take ANTH 1302, Introduction to Anthropology. Anthropology minors then choose and complete two courses from the Anthropology Core, which will ensure that students are trained from an anthropological perspective. Students then must complete three additional courses from the Anthropology Core or from the designated electives.
Learn more...Anthropology Minor Check Sheet