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The scope of anthropology as a discipline means that our undergraduate courses must cover a wide variety of topics. At the University of Minnesota, you are required to take at least one course in each of the following anthropological subfields:

  • Cultural
  • Biological
  • Archaeological
  • Linguistic

Our wide array of course options makes it easy to fulfill this requirement. Undergraduates can choose to dabble in various subdisciplines of anthropology, or can choose a set of courses that will further hone their skills within a specific subfieldIn addition to meeting the major requirements, many of our courses also satisfy CLA requirements, such as diversity credits and writing-intensive curriculums. With the breadth and depth of anthropology courses available, students are guaranteed to find classes that both interest them and fulfill graduation requirements.

Regardless of which courses anthropology students take, they can be confident that they will graduate with a well-rounded education, keen writing and critical thinking skills, and a broadened view of our world and the people who inhabit it.

Spring 2017

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ANTH 1001Human EvolutionSections [16]
ANTH 1002Cultural Heritage and ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 1003VUnderstanding Cultures: HonorsSections [2]
ANTH 1003WUnderstanding CulturesSections [8]
ANTH 1903Freshman SeminarSections [1]
ANTH 3002Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary BiologySections [5]
ANTH 3003Cultural AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3004Great Controversies in AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3009Prehistoric Pathways to World CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 3015WBiology, Evolution, and cultural Development of LanguageSections [1]
ANTH 3020Topics in the Anthropology of AfricaSections [1]
ANTH 3021WAnthropology of the Middle EastSections [1]
ANTH 3028Introduction to Historical ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 3034Roots Music in American Culture and SocietySections [1]
ANTH 3049WAnthropology of Social ClassSections [1]
ANTH 3306WMedical AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3405Human Skeletal AnalysisSections [2]
ANTH 3913Senior Project PlanningSections [16]
ANTH 4001Advanced Method and Theory in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4007Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4009WWarfare and Human EvolutionSections [1]
ANTH 4013Senior ProjectSections [16]
ANTH 4013HSenior Honors Thesis ProjectSections [16]
ANTH 4043Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 4049Religion and CultureSections [1]
ANTH 4069Environmental ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4077Neanderthals: Biology and Culture of Humanity's Nearest RelativeSections [1]
ANTH 4121Business AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4991Independent StudySections [15]
ANTH 4992Directed ReadingsSections [16]
ANTH 4993Directed StudySections [16]
ANTH 4994WDirected ResearchSections [16]
ANTH 5015WBiology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of LanguageSections [1]
ANTH 5021WAnthropology of the Middle EastSections [1]
ANTH 5028Introduction to Historical ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 5112Reconstructing Hominin BehaviorSections [1]
ANTH 5113Primate EvolutionSections [1]
ANTH 5121Business AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 5221Anthropology of Material CultureSections [1]
ANTH 5244Interpreting Ancient BoneSections [1]
ANTH 5255Archaeology of Ritual and ReligionSections [1]
ANTH 5405Human Skeletal AnalysisSections [2]
ANTH 5448Applied Heritage ManagementSections [1]
ANTH 5802Art of the Inka and their AncestorsSections [1]

Fall 2017

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ANTH 1001Human EvolutionSections [19]
ANTH 1003VUnderstanding Cultures: HonorsSections [2]
ANTH 1003WUnderstanding CulturesSections [8]
ANTH 3001Introduction to ArchaeologySections [4]
ANTH 3003Cultural AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3005WLanguage, Culture, and PowerSections [5]
ANTH 3022WAnthropology of Dreaming and MythSections [1]
ANTH 3027WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 3035Anthropologies of DeathSections [1]
ANTH 3046WRomance and CultureSections [1]
ANTH 3242WHero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the M...Sections [1]
ANTH 3401The Human Fossil RecordSections [1]
ANTH 3402Zooarchaeology LaboratorySections [1]
ANTH 3501Managing Museum CollectionsSections [1]
ANTH 3913Senior Project PlanningSections [16]
ANTH 4007Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4013Senior ProjectSections [16]
ANTH 4013HSenior Honors Thesis ProjectSections [16]
ANTH 4019Symbolic AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4035Ethnographic Research MethodsSections [1]
ANTH 4047Anthropology of American CultureSections [1]
ANTH 4329Primate Ecology and Social BehaviorSections [3]
ANTH 4991Independent StudySections [16]
ANTH 4992Directed ReadingsSections [17]
ANTH 4993Directed StudySections [16]
ANTH 4994WDirected ResearchSections [16]
ANTH 5027WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 5269Analysis of Stone Tool TechnologySections [1]
ANTH 5401The Human Fossil RecordSections [1]
ANTH 5402Zooarchaeology LaboratorySections [1]
ANTH 5403Quantitative Methods in Biological AnthropologySections [2]
ANTH 5442Archaeology of the British IslesSections [1]
ANTH 5501Managing Museum CollectionsSections [1]