Minor in Anthropology at Hollins!
Anthropology is the holistic, cross-cultural study of
humans and their cultures. As a field of inquiry, anthropology endeavors to
understand and explain the origin and evolution of humankind, the lifeways and
symbolic systems of both past and contemporary peoples, and the multiple and
complex ways that humans create meaning in the world. The study of anthropology promotes awareness and
understanding of human variation on a global scale, as well as sensitivity to
gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity within the United States.
Through the study of other cultures and their meaning systems, students
will learn to develop critical self-awareness about their own cultural beliefs
present the minor focuses on three areas of anthropology: cultural anthropology,
archaeology and ethnobotany (part of the growing specialization within medical
A minor in anthropology will prepare Hollins students for
work and life in an increasingly multicultural nation and world.
The anthropology minor will assist students in seeing from various
perspectives, a skill appropriate to careers in politics, policy making, law,
education, development, international trade, business and marketing, the arts,
and social work, among others. The study of anthropology will further assist
Hollins students in becoming more engaged critical thinkers, able to
constructively envision and create social change in their own communities.
As part of the minor, students are encouraged to take part
in a study abroad program, cross-cultural study at home courses, and internships
that will provide them with a practical experience of cross-cultural exchange
There are five (5) courses required for the Minor in
Anthropology, totaling 20 credits, as well as a cross-cultural study abroad or
experiential learning opportunity:
3. Cross-Cultural Study Abroad or Experiential Learning
Required for all minors.
2. Students may select courses from the following list
· ANTH 242: Anthropology of Gender & Sexuality, Costa (DIV)
· ANTH 250(2): Methods in Anthropology: Life histories/Self-narratives, Costa (DIV, r)
· ANTH 312: Women & Social Movements around the Globe, Costa (DIV, GLO, r)
· SOC 395: Modern & Postmodern Social Theory, Nye (r)
· BIOL 121: Plants and People: An Introduction to Ethnobotany, Latty (Q, SCI, GLO)
· BIOL 321: Ethnobotanical Techniques, (ESP TBA)
· CLAS 261: Introduction to Ancient Art, Salowey (o, ANC)
· CLAS 395: Greek Art & Archaeology, Salowey (ESP TBA)
· CLAS 396: Roman Art & Archaeology, Salowey (ESP TBA)
Additional courses will be added in the future, including Special Topics.
requirement must meet the approval of the Anthropology minor advisor.
For example, some students have gone on the following programs:
MORE INFORMATION ON THE
Dr. LeeRay M. Costa, (540)362-6254, email@example.com
This page was last updated September 16, 2003.