Dec 01, 2022  
2013-2014 General Catalog 

Anthropology Minor

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The Anthropology program has two principle goals: 1) to prepare students interested in pursuing graduate work in anthropology or professional degrees in the related fields of international business, criminology, education, medicine, and law; 2) to provide 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 multi-cultural 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. A minor in Anthropology supplements existing SUU major programs in Biology, Criminal Justice, Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Outdoor Recreation, Psychology, and Sociology.

Required Courses (9 credits)

All of the following:

Electives (9 credits)

Select 9 credit hours from the following courses:

Total Anthropology Credits Required (minimum): 18


No more than 9 credits of lower division anthropology classes may be counted toward the credit requirement of the minor.

Students need to maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the Anthropology minor.

Students selecting the Anthropology Minor must be working from the 2009 or later catalog.

Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course that they are applying towards the Anthropology minor.

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