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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Minor

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About the Program

Anthropology studies human biological and cultural diversity through time and space. It encompasses all of humanity as well as our closest primate relatives, from the earliest prehistoric ancestors to the varied societies inhabiting the world today. The Anthropology Program at MSU Denver is committed to enhancing student knowledge and appreciation of human beings as both a biological and a cultural species. Emphasizing a holistic approach, the Anthropology Program offers courses in each of the four traditional subfields of anthropology (cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology) and provides students with effective conceptual and methodological tools for observing and studying both ancient and modern humans. An anthropology minor provides an opportunity for students to bring a unique anthropological perspective to their major area of interest.

Student Outcomes

The MSU Denver Anthropology Program has the following student outcomes:

  1. Understand fundamental concepts - Describe fundamental concepts and approaches in anthropology.
  2. Analyze human diversity - Examine human diversity though time and space using anthropological theories, methods, and data.
  3. Engage critically - Implement anthropological skills, tools, and approaches toward professional, academic, and community engagement.

Anthropology Minor Requirements

The anthropology minor requires a total of 18 credits, as outlined below. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Required Courses: 6 credits

Students are required to take the following two courses.

Electives: 12 credits

Students are required to take 12 additional semester hours of elective courses in anthropology, numbered 1000-4999. Examples of courses currently offered by the department include, but are not limited to, the following courses:

Total: 18 credit hours

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