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Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Date:                             September 20, 2004

Discipline/Division:   Anthropology

 

 

I.   Introductory Statement:  

This discipline is in the Division of the Social Sciences.  The anthropology curriculum, with support from sociology courses, focuses on providing a comparative understanding of the range of human cultures and societies throughout the world in both humanistic and social scientific terms. Anthropology applies this understanding to problems faced by different groups of people in the flux of the modern world. Courses meet the needs of liberal arts students and students planning to pursue anthropology at the graduate level.

II.  Objectives:

Anthropology courses are designed to provide an understanding of human beings and human society with respect to both biology and culture. Students are exposed to a broad historical and comparative framework within which to view the variety of human cultures. Coursework deals with concepts, techniques, and substantive knowledge of the branches of the field, e.g., physical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. (See Sociology for more information.)

 

III.            Assessment:      

 

IV. Requirements for a Major:      

A minimum of 36 credits in anthropology and sociology, 28 of which must be in courses above 1xxx, including:
Anth 1111—Introductory Cultural Anthropology
Anth 2101—Physical Anthropology
Anth 3411—Seminar in Anthropological Methodology
Anth 4901—Seminar in Anthropological Theory

Anth 4993—Directed Study


One course from:

    Anth 4993—Directed Study
    Anth 4994—Senior Honors Project


One course from:

    Anth 2301—Social Change and Development in Latin America
    Anth 2302—Women in Latin America
    Anth 2302H—Honors: Women in Latin America
    Anth 2404—Introduction to the Peoples of North America

    Anth 2402 – Native American Ethnography
    Anth 2451—Contemporary Native Americans
    Anth 2452—Native American Women
    Anth 3301—India and South Asia

Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major adviser generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year. Up to four credits of D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by a sufficient number of higher grades to meet the minimum requirement of a cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all courses included in the major.

 

V. Requirements for a Minor:

A minimum of 24 credits in anthropology and sociology, 16 of which must be in courses above 1xxx, including:
Anth 1111—Introductory Cultural Anthropology
Anth 2101—Physical Anthropology
Anth 3411—Seminar in Anthropological Methodology


 

VI.            Requirements for Teacher Preparation:


Students seeking teaching licensure in social studies 5-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section of this catalog.

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

 

Course Descriptions

Note: Anth 2301, 2302, 2302H, 2451, 2452, 3300, and 3411 may also be taken for credit in Sociology.