With its comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development and change, the field of anthropology provides valuable insights into humankind's past and present. The discipline encompasses a wide area, including archaeology, cultural anthropology, ethnology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, philosophical anthropology, and social anthropology.
From the days of scholars like Margaret Mead, Bronislaw Malinowski, and
Ruth Benedict right up to the present, anthropology has remained a
popular field of inquiry; and it continues to offer exciting opportunities for study.
An Anthropology minor consists of a program of courses totaling at least 21 hours, submitted to and approved by the Department Chair, including at least 12 hours at the 200-level or above, of which at least three hours must be at the 300-level, and must be completed with a "C" or better. Students must complete the following courses: