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The Anthropology minor enhances a number of major programs (such as nursing, education, business, biology, communications, foreign languages and literatures, diplomacy and international relations), by offering a unique cross-cultural perspective that enables students to apply their skills in a multiethnic environment. Students are required to take six courses in anthropology. In the independent study (normally in the senior year), students write a research paper, integrating anthropological perspectives with their major field of study. Students completing a minor in anthropology must complete a minimum of 18 credits in anthropology to include:


Course Requirements

Three Required Anthropology Courses (9 credits)

ANTH 1201 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

ANTH 1202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 1210 Culture and Communication: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology


ANTH 2912 Qualitative Field Research Methods

Three Elective Anthropology Courses (9 credits)

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As leading scholars in evolutionary and cultural anthropology, our faculty has particular expertise in the cultures of the Caribbean, the Americas and Southeast Asia. Exploring the frontiers of their discipline, faculty members carry out internationally recognized field research and frequently publish their work in the field’s top scholarly journals. As educators, they provide students with outstanding technologically enhanced instruction in theory and research, preparing them to become great global stewards.

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Cherubim Quizon, Ph.D. posing
Cherubim Quizon
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department Chairperson
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Peter Savastano
Associate Professor of Anthropology
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