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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.

Fall 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ANTH 1001Human EvolutionSections [18]
ANTH 1003VUnderstanding Cultures: HonorsSections [2]
ANTH 1003WUnderstanding CulturesSections [9]
ANTH 1912Time: Now and ThenSections [1]
ANTH 1914WFrom "O Brother Where Art Thou?" to "12 Years a Slave&q...Sections [1]
ANTH 1918Justice?Sections [1]
ANTH 2001VBeing Human - A Comprehensive Introduction to the Four Fields of Anthr...Sections [1]
ANTH 2006Humans and Aliens: Learning Anthropology through Science FictionSections [1]
ANTH 3001Introduction to ArchaeologySections [4]
ANTH 3003Cultural AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3005WLanguage, Culture, and PowerSections [5]
ANTH 3006Humans and Aliens: Learning Anthropology through Science FictionSections [1]
ANTH 3027WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 3035Anthropologies of DeathSections [1]
ANTH 3242WHero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the M...Sections [1]
ANTH 3306WMedical AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3327WInca, Aztec & Maya CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 3401The Human Fossil RecordSections [1]
ANTH 3402Zooarchaeology LaboratorySections [1]
ANTH 3601Archaeology and Native AmericansSections [1]
ANTH 3631Islam in America: A History of the PresentSections [1]
ANTH 3913Capstone Project PlanningSections [20]
ANTH 4007Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4007HHonors: Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4013Capstone ProjectSections [20]
ANTH 4013HHonors ThesisSections [20]
ANTH 4019Symbolic AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4035Ethnographic Research MethodsSections [1]
ANTH 4047Anthropology of American CultureSections [1]
ANTH 4069Historical Ecology & Anthropology of the EnvironmentSections [1]
ANTH 4075Cultural Histories of HealingSections [1]
ANTH 4093In-Class Capstone ProjectSections [20]
ANTH 4991Independent StudySections [20]
ANTH 4992Directed ReadingsSections [20]
ANTH 4993Directed StudySections [20]
ANTH 4994WDirected ResearchSections [20]
ANTH 5027WArchaeology of Prehistoric EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 5244Interpreting Ancient BoneSections [1]
ANTH 5269Analysis of Stone Tool TechnologySections [1]
ANTH 5327WInca, Aztec & Maya CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 5401The Human Fossil RecordSections [1]
ANTH 5402Zooarchaeology LaboratorySections [1]
ANTH 5442Archaeology of the British IslesSections [1]
ANTH 5601Archaeology and Native AmericansSections [1]

Spring 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ANTH 1001Human EvolutionSections [16]
ANTH 1002Cultural Heritage and ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 1003VUnderstanding Cultures: HonorsSections [2]
ANTH 1003WUnderstanding CulturesSections [8]
ANTH 1911WChanging Human AdaptationsSections [1]
ANTH 1919Biology of Human DiversitySections [1]
ANTH 3002Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary BiologySections [5]
ANTH 3003Cultural AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3004Great Controversies in AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3008Introduction to FlintknappingSections [1]
ANTH 3009Prehistoric Pathways to World CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 3015WBiology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & MusicSections [1]
ANTH 3034WRoots Music in American Culture and SocietySections [1]
ANTH 3049WAnthropology of Social ClassSections [1]
ANTH 3145WUrban AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3206Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancien...Sections [1]
ANTH 3306WMedical AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3405Human Skeletal AnalysisSections [2]
ANTH 3913Capstone Project PlanningSections [20]
ANTH 4003WContemporary Perspectives in Cultural AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4007Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4007HHonors: Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4013Capstone ProjectSections [20]
ANTH 4013HHonors ThesisSections [20]
ANTH 4025Studies in Ethnographic ClassicsSections [1]
ANTH 4043Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 4101Archival Analysis for AnthropologistsSections [1]
ANTH 4121Business AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4991Independent StudySections [20]
ANTH 4992Directed ReadingsSections [20]
ANTH 4993Directed StudySections [20]
ANTH 4994WDirected ResearchSections [20]
ANTH 5009Human Behavioral BiologySections [1]
ANTH 5015WBiology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & MusicSections [1]
ANTH 5045WUrban AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 5112Reconstructing Hominin BehaviorSections [1]
ANTH 5121Business AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 5128Anthropology of EducationSections [1]
ANTH 5405Human Skeletal AnalysisSections [2]
ANTH 5448Applied Heritage ManagementSections [1]