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- Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
- Minor in Anthropology
Overview: Anthropology is the study of humans. The anthropological endeavor involves both sociocultural and biological aspects of humankind. One characteristic that sets Anthropology apart from other fields of study is its holistic approach: it is comprehensive, inclusive, & integrates information from many different areas of study through ethnographic, biological, cross-cultural, & sociological inquiries.
Curriculum: The emphasis of the minor is on the following two subfields of anthropology: Cultural / Social Anthropology (study of human cultures in the present or recent past) and Physical / Biological Anthropology (study of humans from a biological and evolutionary perspective). The Minor in Anthropology is designed to complement any other major at this university.
Careers in the Field: One characteristic that sets anthropology apart from other fields of study is its holistic approach: it is comprehensive, inclusive, and integrates information from many different areas of study through ethnographic, biological, cross-cultural, and sociological inquiries. By participating in Anthropology courses in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, students will be further prepared to successfully function in, and partake of, an interconnected world.
About the Faculty: Our renowned Anthropology faculty members hold doctorates in Anthropology and Sociology. Not only do they teach the courses required for the Anthropology minor, but they also actively participate in research and fieldwork of their own.
Internship Opportunities: Fieldwork takes place within the United States and outside the U.S. This allows students to experience other cultures in a unique first-hand way, and gain a greater appreciation for cultures different from their own. We are pleased to offer SLU students dynamic courses and fieldwork opportunities in the upcoming months and years that will enrich their classroom learning, as well as their lives.