Program Offered

  • Minor in Anthropology

Anthropologists stress the holistic relationship between humans and their environment using culture as the organizing theme. As such anthropologists study human biological origins and adaptations, as well as cultural adaptations. Although anthropology had its roots in studying hunting and gathering societies and agrarian ones, today anthropologists study modern industrial societies. Because of the ecological, holistic approaches anthropology provides a solid basis to understand the difficult choices facing modern humans, like overpopulation, dwindling resources, and environmental degradation and pollution. By using the knowledge and perspectives gained from many cultures, anthropology is in a position to offer great insight into solutions for the future. Anthropology is a key discipline contributing to multiculturalism, environmental studies, and globalization.

Careers [top]

The anthropology program prepares students for graduate school in anthropology, careers in government service, consulting, international relations, the professions (law, medicine), and teaching social sciences

Faculty [top]

William Hampton Adams, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Sage Hall, Room 204

Rainer F. Buschmann, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of History
Sage Hall, Room 209

Contact Information [top]

Requirements for the Minor in Anthropology (24 units) [top]

ANTH 102 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 105 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory
ANTH 332 Human Ecology (3)
ANTH 310 Civilizations of an Ancient Landscape: World Archaeology (3)
ANTH 345 Human Evolution and Diversity (3)

Choose two electives from the following courses:
ANTH 323 Native Americans of California to the 1850s (3)
ANTH 443 Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (3)
ANTH 452 Applied Anthropology (3)
ANTH 490 Seminar in Anthropology (3)
ANTH 492 Service Learning/Internship (1-3) (Consent of Instructor)
ANTH 494 Independent Study (1-3) (Consent of Instructor)
ANTH 499 Capstone Project (3)