Anthropology

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Social Inquiry Department

LOCATION: On-Campus

General Description

Anthropology began as a way to catalog and explain human diversity, particularly those cultures deemed as exotic or primitive. Today, it has transformed into a comprehensive study of peoples, cultures and practices across the globe.

As you inquire into the nature, meaning and significance of culture, you will explore diverse peoples and communities including Latin American, Native American, African, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.

Explore human origins and physical and cultural diversity while you apply anthropological approaches to practical problems such as health, social issues and education.

Program Outcomes

Through a Minor in Anthropology at UW-Superior, you will be able to:

  • Understand research techniques, concepts and theories to study the human experience and conduct research.
  • Identify and address ethical issues in their own and others' work.
  • Cultivate awareness and analysis of the role of culture in worldviews and practices.
  • Engage with diverse people, perspectives, and practices in an open-minded and self-reflective manner.

Career Opportunities

A Minor in Anthropology is an excellent complement to virtually any major, including education, history, social work, legal studies, psychology, marketing and communications.

Integrate your Anthropology Minor as a:

  •   Contract archaeologist
  •   Corporate analyst
  •   Corporate anthropologist
  •   Editor
  •   Educational planner
  •   Forensic specialist
  •   Government analyst
  •   Medical researcher
  •   Museum curator
  •   Park ranger
  •   Peace Corps staffer
  •   Technical writer
  •   Translator

Did You Know?

  • You will use anthropological methods throughout courses and projects to address real life problems.
  • You will work with a rich, interdisciplinary team of professors with extensive cross-cultural experience.
  • Special seminars and study abroad options help further advanced work.

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