Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Deborah Augsburger, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Contributing Faculty and Academic Staff
Karl Bahm, Professor, History
Haji Dokhanchi, Professor, Political Science
Eric Edwards, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Olawole Famule, Associate Professor, Art
Cheong Soon Gan, Assistant Professor, History
Gary W. Johnson, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies
Brett Jones, Associate Professor, Music
Meghan Krausch, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History

Anthropology Minor Top of Page

Anthropology is the comparative study of human thought, experience, and behavior in all of its complexity and diversity.  The anthropological perspective is crucial for navigating an increasingly global world.  The Anthropology minor is part of the Anthropology/Sociology Program, housed in the Department of Social Inquiry.  The minor is designed to complement a wide array of majors and is supported by faculty in a range of disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  • Cultivate awareness and analysis of the role of "culture" in one's own and others worldviews, practices, identities, and lived experience.
  • 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.
  • Use appropriate research methods, including observation and interviews, to study culture and social life.
  • 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.
  • At least twelve credits must be Anthropology courses.

Required Anthropology courses (6 credits required):

The Human Experience -- 3.00 credits
Cultural Anthropology -- 3.00 credits

Anthropology Elective courses (a minimum of 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
Food, Culture and Society -- 3.00 credits
The History of Indigenous Peoples -- 3.00 credits
Anthropology in the Community -- 3.00 credits
Cultures of Mesoamerica -- 3.00 credits
Selected Topics in Anthropology -- 3.00 credits
Independent Study -- 1.00 - 4.00 credits

Fill out any remaining credits needed from the following list of electives:

Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies -- 3.00 credits
African and African Diaspora Art History -- 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
The Study of First Nations Women -- 3.00 credits
World Religions -- 3.00 credits
Arab Identities -- 3.00 credits
Early Africa -- 3.00 credits
Africa In Modern Times -- 3.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
African Gender -- 3.00 credits
Arab Gender -- 3.00 credits
Modern India: From Gandhi to Slumdog Millionaire -- 3.00 credits
Music and World Culture -- 3.00 credits
The Making of the Modern Global System -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Sociology -- 3.00 credits
Sociology of Gender -- 3.00 credits
Race and Ethnicity -- 3.00 credits
Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Latin American Culture and Civilization -- 3.00 credits