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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Major Curriculum

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/anthropology/undergraduate/major.html

Anthropology is the study of the origins and diversity of human biology and culture. Anthropologists study the evolution and adaptations of the human species through the four major subdivisions of the discipline: archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. The liberal arts major provides training in all areas of anthropology for the student with an interest in global awareness, cultural diversity, human evolution and adaptation, prehistory, and an understanding of human behavior. For those interested in pursuing anthropology as a career, the anthropology major is also designed to prepare students for graduate training.

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.

Not sure which path to choose, BA or BS? What's the difference? To choose the best fit for you contact your advisor. They can help you choose the right path for you.

Anthropology BA

Prerequisite to the Major

  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology (4)

Major Common Core

  • ANTH 210 - Introduction to Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 220 - Human Origins (4)
  • ANTH 230 - People & Cultures of the World (4)
  • ANTH 240 - Language and Culture (4)
  • ANTH 300 - Introduction to Anthropology Methods (3)
    • Must be taken prior to ANTH 475
  • ANTH 438W - Anthropological Theory (3)
  • ANTH 475 - Senior Thesis (3)
    • Must be taken under the guidance of the student's advisor

Major Restricted Electives

(Choose 9 credits from range of courses listed below with exclusion of courses listed in Major Common Core)

  • ANTH 102 - ANTH 499

Other Graduation Requirements

Required for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree only

  • Language (8)

Required Minor

Yes. Any.

Anthropology BS

Prerequisite to the Major

  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology (4)

Major Common Core

  • ANTH 210 - Introduction to Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 220 - Human Origins (4)
  • ANTH 230 - People & Cultures of the World (4)
  • ANTH 240 - Language and Culture (4)
  • ANTH 300 - Introduction to Anthropology Methods (3)
    • Must be taken prior to ANTH 475
  • ANTH 438W - Anthropological Theory (3)
  • ANTH 475 - Senior Thesis (3)
    • Must be taken under the guidance of the student's advisor

Major Restricted Electives

(Choose 9 credits from range of courses listed below with exclusion of courses listed in Major Common Core)

  • ANTH 102 - ANTH 499

Required Minor

Yes. Any.