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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Anthropology MS

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/anthropology/graduate/curriculum.html

The Master of Science program in Applied Anthropology consists of required core and elective courses. Students need to complete a total of 30 credits, including thesis. In accordance with the Graduate College policies, at least one half of the credits earned for the Master's degree must be from courses at the 600 level. Also, no more than 10 credits earned as individual study, fieldwork, internship, or laboratory can be applied to the total elective course credit for the Master's degree.

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Graduate Bulletins page.

Required Core Courses

(18-21 Credits)

  • ANTH 601 - Seminar (6)
    • ANTH 601 must be taken twice (A and B) in different semesters, once in Fall and once in Spring, for a total of 6 credits. 601A is only offered Fall semesters and 601B is only offered Spring semesters.
  • ANTH 602 - Seminar: Research Methods (3)
  • ANTH 603 - Seminar: Practicing Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 697 - Internship (1-12)
    • A minimum of three ANTH 697 credits are required.
  • ANTH 699 - Thesis (3-6)
    • A minimum of three ANTH 699 credits are required, up to a maximum of six.

Elective Courses

(9-12 Credits)

In consultation with an advisor, choose credits from the list of Anthropology courses below or choose one or more courses or seminars as appropriate to your career goals. Nine to twelve credits may be chosen from this list; up to 10 can be chosen from a related field as appropriate to the student's plan of study.

No more than ten credits earned as individual study, fieldwork, internship, or laboratory can be applied to the total elective course credit. Below these are noted with *

  • ANTH 510 - Archaeology of Minnesota (3)
  • ANTH 511 - Archaeology of Native North America (3)
  • ANTH 512 - Archaeology of Latin America (3)
  • ANTH 514 - Museology (3)
  • ANTH 515 - Cultural Resource Management (3)
  • ANTH 520 - Human Osteology (3)
  • ANTH 521 - Health, Culture and Disease (3)
  • ANTH 522 - Forensic Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 523 - Evolution and Behavior (3)
  • ANTH 524 - Bioarchaeology (3)
  • ANTH 525 - Anthropology of Death (3)
  • ANTH 530 - People and Cultures of Latin America (3)
  • ANTH 531 - Applied Cultural Research (3)
  • ANTH 532 - Kinship, Marriage, and Family (3)
  • ANTH 533 - Anthropology of Gender (3)
  • ANTH 534 - Ethnographic Classics (3)
  • ANTH 535 - Origins of Civilization (3)
  • ANTH 536  - Anthropology of Aging (3)
  • ANTH 537 - Applied Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 538 - Anthropological Theory (3)
  • ANTH 539 - Qualitative Research Methods (3)
  • ANTH 540 - Native American Cultures of North America (3)
  • ANTH 542 - Anthropology of Religion (3)
  • ANTH 543 - Peoples and Cultures of East Asia (3)
  • ANTH 580  - Fieldwork: Archaeology/Ethnology (3-6)
  • ANTH 585 - Topics in Anthropology (1-3)
  • ANTH 586 - Workshop (variable subtitle) (1-3)
  • ANTH 591  - Archaeology Laboratory (1-3)
  • ANTH 592  - Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1-3)
  • ANTH 593  - Ethnology Lab (1-3)
  • ANTH 604 - Seminar in Advanced Topics (variable topic, may be taken more than once) (1-3)
  • ANTH 677  - Individual Study (1-6)
  • ANTH 698  - Internship: Teaching Anthropology (1-6)
  • MUSE 697  - Internship (3)
  • MUSE 699  - Individual Study (1-6)