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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 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ANTH 1001Human EvolutionSections [16]
ANTH 1003VUnderstanding Cultures: HonorsSections [2]
ANTH 1003WUnderstanding CulturesSections [9]
ANTH 2001VBeing Human - A Comprehensive Introduction to the Four Fields of Anthr...Sections [1]
ANTH 3002Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary BiologySections [5]
ANTH 3003Cultural AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3004Great Controversies in AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3005WLanguage, Culture, and PowerSections [5]
ANTH 3009Prehistoric Pathways to World CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 3036The Body in SocietySections [1]
ANTH 3145WUrban AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3206Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancien...Sections [1]
ANTH 3306WMedical AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 3327WInca, Aztec & Maya CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 3401The Human Fossil RecordSections [1]
ANTH 3601Archaeology and Native AmericansSections [1]
ANTH 3913Capstone Project PlanningSections [19]
ANTH 3980Topics in AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4007Laboratory Techniques in ArchaeologySections [1]
ANTH 4009WWarfare and Human EvolutionSections [1]
ANTH 4013Capstone ProjectSections [20]
ANTH 4019Symbolic AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 4043Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern EuropeSections [1]
ANTH 4077Neanderthals: Biology and Culture of Humanity's Nearest RelativeSections [1]
ANTH 4093In-Class Capstone ProjectSections [20]
ANTH 4344Europe and its MarginsSections [1]
ANTH 4991Independent StudySections [19]
ANTH 4992Directed ReadingsSections [19]
ANTH 4993Directed StudySections [19]
ANTH 4994WDirected ResearchSections [19]
ANTH 5045WUrban AnthropologySections [1]
ANTH 5128Anthropology of EducationSections [1]
ANTH 5221Anthropology of Material CultureSections [1]
ANTH 5327WInca, Aztec & Maya CivilizationsSections [1]
ANTH 5401The Human Fossil RecordSections [1]
ANTH 5448Applied Heritage ManagementSections [1]
ANTH 5601Archaeology and Native AmericansSections [1]
ANTH 5980Topics in AnthropologySections [1]

Fall 2021

There are no ANTH courses available for Fall 2021.
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