Faculty and Staff Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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 Top of Page

  • 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 Top of Page

21 total credits

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

Required Anthropology courses (9 credits required):

The Human Experience -- 3.00 credits
Cultural Anthropology -- 3.00 credits
Anthropology in the Community -- 3.00 credits

Anthropology Elective courses (6 credits required):

Language, Culture, and Society -- 3.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
African Archeology -- 3.00 credits
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective -- 3.00 credits
Environmental Anthropology -- 3.00 credits
Cultures of Mesoamerica -- 3.00 credits
Selected Topics in Anthropology -- 3.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 4.00 credits

Elective courses (6 credits required):

Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies -- 3.00 credits
Black Art -- 3.00 credits
Survey of First Nations Culture -- 3.00 credits
First Nations Myths and Legends -- 3.00 credits
First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs -- 3.00 credits
Arab Identities -- 3.00 credits
African Peoples and Issues -- 3.00 credits
History of Premodern East Asia -- 3.00 credits
Africa In Early Times -- 3.00 credits
Africa In Modern Times -- 3.00 credits
The Muslim World -- 3.00 credits
The Ancient Near East 3000-323 BC -- 3.00 credits
War and Peace in the Former Yugoslavia -- 3.00 credits
The Asian-American Experience -- 3.00 credits
African Voices on Gender -- 3.00 credits
Arab Voices on Gender -- 3.00 credits
Voices of East Asian Women -- 3.00 credits
History of Women and Work in the Pacific Rim -- 3.00 credits
The History of Nationalism in Europe -- 3.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
Latin American Culture and Civilization -- 3.00 credits
Voices of Hispanic Women -- 3.00 credits
Race and Ethnicity -- 3.00 credits
Chinese Societies -- 3.00 credits
The Construction of Race and Nationality -- 3.00 credits
Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia -- 3.00 credits