Anthropology is part of the Department of Sociology. A program in the discipline is currently being created. Once fully developed, students will be able to receive either a minor or collateral in the discipline. A minor in Anthropology will require 18 credit hours, including Anthropology 200. A collateral will require 12 credit hours, including Anthropology 200.

Anthropology Course Offerings

200 Introduction to Anthropology (3) An introduction to the anthropological way of thinking about language, human and animal interactions, culture, prehistory, the rise of civilization, evolution, and fossil hominins, among other areas. This course will touch on the four sub-fields of anthropology: archaeology and biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology.

220 Native Peoples of North America (3) (Prerequisite: 200 or permission of the department) An introduction to the history, culture, and contemporary lives of Native American and First Nations peoples in North America. This course explores decolonization through Indigenous film, music, art, and literature, while studying contemporary issues facing Native American and First Nations peoples and their communities.

230 Cultural Anthropology (3) (Prerequisite: 200 or permission of the department) An introduction to the diversity of human behavior, organization, and worldviews, including religious practices, social organization, gender and kinship systems, art, and globalization. Students will learn and apply the theories and methods of anthropology to the identification of similarities and differences in humans across a variety of cultural groups. This course includes an ethnographic field research component.