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Catalog 2024-25 
Catalog 2024-25

Anthropology, Minor

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Anthropology is one of the most exciting and fulfilling areas of scholarship identified with the human condition that you will be able to explore as a University student. This minor provides you an opportunity to explore facets of the human experience that will broaden your perspective and will bring depth to your life in just about any major or career that you may be pursuing.

Anthropology is a scientific field concerned with the understanding and documentation of what it means to be human. Its holistic approach, fed by knowledge from many different disciplines, is solidly grounded in a methodological practice that seeks general understandings formulated by way of research acquired through local exploration.

Learning Outcomes

LO 1: Anthropological Theory

Understanding of classic and contemporary anthropological theories. Ability to apply and interpret integrative theoretical frameworks to explain social phenomena at local and global levels. Ability to assess how the human experience is influenced by geographical and historical processes.

LO 2: Anthropological Methods 

Ability to identify and understand quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis in anthropological research. Ability to effectively articulate the importance and uses of modern electronic technologies to collect, manage, present and analyze data.

LO 3: Subdisciplinary Emphasis

Ability to represent the basic characteristics, main theories, methodologies and landmark projects associated with one or more anthropological sub-disciplines.  Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary cultures within and outside of the United States.

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