Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Anthropology (Minor)

Program Summary

The anthropology minor provides an interesting and rigorous course of study for students seeking to understand the human cultural and biological experience through time and space. Students pursuing the anthropology minor at SUU will be exposed to a four-field approach that emphasizes anthropology’s dominant sub-disciplines: archeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and biological anthropology. They will master a broad range of research, critical reasoning, and oral and written communication skills designed to prepare them for life and work in an increasingly multicultural world. Through courses dealing with human evolution, prehistoric culture change, linguistics, and the cultural and biological diversity of contemporary humans, students will be taught to question and examine the significance of ethnocentric beliefs, attitudes, and prejudices and to understand the incredible biological and cultural diversity that characterizes the human species.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the minor.
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the minor.
  • No more than nine (9) credits of lower-division anthropology courses may be counted toward the credit requirement of the minor.
  • Students may apply up to six (6) credits of ANTH 4960 - Archaeology Field Methods  toward the Anthropology minor.

Anthropology Minor Curriculum (18 Credits)

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

  • 9 credits of upper-division ANTH courses

Total Credits, Minor: 18