Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College


2012-2014 Catalog


Faculty and Staff

Deborah Augsburger, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Contributing Faculty and Academic Staff
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
Chip Beal, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies
Olawole Famule, Assistant Professor, Art
Eri Fujieda, Associate Professor, Sociology
Gary W. Johnson, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies
Marshall Johnson, Professor, Sociology
Brett Jones, Assistant Professor, Music
Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History
Pope Wright, Professor, Art

Anthropology Minor

The Anthropology minor is an interdisciplinary inquiry of the nature and meaning of the concept of culture. It is housed in the Department of Social Inquiry and is a component of the Anthropology/Sociology Program. The Anthropology minor supports the liberal arts mission of the university and seeks to help students be life-long learners by applying the skills of reflective judgment and community responsibility. The Anthropology minor is designed to complement a wide array of majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a critical, historically informed understanding of anthropological inquiry, including concepts, theories, and methods that have been used to study human experience in all its variety.
  • Propose and conduct anthropological research using participant-observation, interviews, textual analysis, and other methods, as appropriate.
  • Identify and address ethical issues in research and representation, in both one's own and others' work.
  • Cultivate awareness and analysis of the role of "culture" in one's own and others' worldviews, practices, identities, and lived experience.
  • Engage with diverse people, perspectives, and practices in an open-minded, empathetic, and self-reflective manner.
  • Integrate questions, evidence, and interpretation effectively in written and oral presentations.

Anthropology Minor Requirements

21 total credits

  • Nine of the 21 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

Required Anthropology courses (9 credits required):

ANTH 101 The Human Experience -- 3 credits
ANTH 315
ANTH 491
Cultural Anthropology -- 3 credits
Anthropology in the Community -- 3 credits

Anthropology Elective courses (6 credits required):

ANTH 205
ANTH 301

Language, Culture, and Society -- 3 credits
Study Abroad -- 0-6 credits

ANTH 306 African Archaeology -- 3 credits
ANTH 310 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective -- 3 credits
ANTH 320 Environmental Anthropology -- 3 credits
ANTH 368 Cultures of Mesoamerica -- 3 credits
ANTH 490 Selected Topics in Anthropology -- 3 credits
ANTH 499 Independent Study -- 1-4 credits

Elective courses (6 credits required):

ART 224
Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies -- 3 credits
ART 331
Black Art/African Art -- 3 credits
FNS 110 Survey of First Nations Culture -- 3 credits
FNS 230 First Nations Myths and Legends -- 3 credits
FNS 242 First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs -- 3 credits
HIST 160 Arab Identies -- 3 credits
HIST 161 African Peoples and Issues -- 3 credits
HIST 219 History of Premodern East Asia -- 3 credits
HIST 240 Africa in Early Times -- 3 credits
HIST 241 Africa in Modern Times -- 3 credits
HIST 281
HIST 301
HIST 315
HIST 323
The Muslim World -- 3 credits
Study Abroad -- 0-6 credits
War and Peace in the Former Yugoslavia -- 3 credits
The Asian-American Experience -- 3 credits
HIST 403 African Voices on Gender -- 3 credits
HIST 404 Arab Voices on Gender -- 3 credits
HIST 406 Construction of Gender in East Asia -- 3 credits
HIST 407
History of Women and Work in East Asia -- 3 credits
HIST 415 History of Nationalism -- 3 credits
MUSI 161 Music and World Culture -- 3 credits
SPAN 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization -- 3 credits
SPAN 315 Voices of Hispanic Women -- 3 credits
SOCI 273 Race and Ethnicity -- 3 credits
SOCI 300 Chinese Societies -- 3 credits
SOCI 450 The Construction of Race and Nationality -- 3 credits
SOCI 475 Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia -- 3 credits

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