Anthropology Minor

Anthropology Minor

Program Description

Anthropology is the study of all humans, past and present. Per the American Anthropological Association, anthropology helps one to “understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history” as it draws from social, biological, and physical sciences, as well as the humanities. The study of anthropology provides you with skills that are useful for living and working in today’s world and interacting with people from many different cultural backgrounds. Anthropology graduates are critical thinkers and effective communicators who are able to be productive members of working groups by generating relevant information and making informed decisions. Anthropological training concentrates on three broadly transferable skill areas — understanding human diversity, building research skills for collecting and making sense of information, and communicating effectively.

If the evolution of societies and cultures over time and space fascinates you, AUM’s Anthropology minor will be a valuable complement to your major field of study.

Anthropology Minor Plan of Study


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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work 
Dr. Kimberly Pyszka
Auburn University at Montgomery

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this minor requires. Students may have to take additional courses to fulfill the pre-requisites of the required courses.

Course #Course Name
ANTH 2120Introductory Archaeology
ANTH 3120North American Archaeology
ANTH 3740Anthropology and Health
ANTH 3800New World Civilization
ANTH 3810Language in Culture and Society
ANTH 3971Special Topics in Anthropology
ANTH 4030Cultural and Social Change
ANTH 4200Anthropology of Religion
ANTH 4900Independent Study in Anthropology
ANTH 4940Field Archaeology
ANTH 4945Advanced Field Archaeology

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