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Mary H. Pulford, Assistant Professor, Anthropology


Contributing Faculty and Academic Staff

Michael Ball, Professor, Sociology

Chip Beal, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies

Gary W. Johnson, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies

Marshall Johnson, Professor, Sociology

David Obermiller, Assistant Professor, History

Priscilla Starratt, Professor, History

Pope Wright, Professor, Art

Jeremy Craycraft, Lecturer, Music

Richard Hudelson, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Khalil Dokhanchi, Professor, Political Science


Anthropology Minor

The Anthropology minor is an interdisciplinary inquiry of the nature and meaning of the concept of culture. It is housed in the Department of Social Inquiry and is a component of the Anthropology/Sociology Program. The Anthropology minor supports the liberal arts mission of the university and seeks to help students be life-long learners by applying the skills of reflective judgment and community responsibility. The Anthropology minor is designed to complement a wide array of majors.


Twenty-one credits are required for a minor in Anthropology:

Nine of the 21 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

Fifteen of the 21 credits must be Anthropology (ANTH). 

Required courses:       

ANTH 101 The Human Experience                                                                              3 credits

ANTH 315 Cultural Anthropology                                                                                3 credits


See specific program course descriptions for information on required or elective courses.


Choose nine credits from:

ANTH 301 Study Abroad                                                                                            0-6 credits

ANTH 302 Physical Anthropology and Archaeology                                                     3 credits

ANTH 306 African Archaeology                                                                                  3 credits

ANTH 320 Environmental Anthropology                                                                      3 credits

ANTH 368 Cultures of Mesoamerica                                                                           3 credits

ANTH 490 Selected Topics in Anthropology                                                                3 credits

ANTH 499 Independent Study                                                                                    1-4 credits


Choose six credits from:

ART 331 Black Art/African Art                                                                                    3 credits

FNS 110 Survey of First Nations Culture                                                                      3 credits

FNS 230 First Nations Myths and Legends                                                                  3 credits

FNS 242 First Nations Values and Spiritual Beliefs                                                       3 credits

FNS 460 Study of First Nations Women                                                                      3 credits

HIST 160 Arab Culture and Society                                                                             3 credits

HIST 161 African Peoples and Issues                                                                           3 credits

HIST 219 History of Premodern East Asia                                                                    3 credits

HIST 220 History of Modern East Asia                                                                        3 credits

HIST 240 Africa in Early Times                                                                                    3 credits

HIST 241 Africa in Modern Times                                                                                3 credits

HIST 281 The Muslim World                                                                                       3 credits

HIST 403 Voices of African Women                                                                            3 credits

HIST 404 Voices of Arab Women                                                                               3 credits

HIST 406 Voices of East Asian Women                                                                       3 credits

MUSI 161 Music and World Culture                                                                            3 credits

PHIL 175 Philosophy of Religion                                                                                  3 credits

POLS 270 International Peace Studies and Film                                                            3 credits

POLS 271 International Peace Studies and Literature                                                    3 credits

SPAN 303 Latin American Culture and Civilization                                                       3 credits

SPAN 315 Voices of Hispanic Women                                                                        3 credits

SOCI 273 Race and Ethnicity                                                                                       3 credits

SOCI 300 Chinese Societies                                                                                        3 credits

SOCI 450 The Construction of Race and Nationality                                                    3 credits

SOCI 475 Gender and Globalization in Transnational Asia                                            3 credits