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Evaluate the methods and ethics of fieldwork and research.

Webster students study past cultures to learn what methods human societies developed to deal with the complexities of social life, social order and social change throughout history and pre-history. Through our program, develop a critical appreciation of the social-structural and social-cultural dimensions of human behavior and beliefs.

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Minor in Anthropology: Archaeology Focus

Greek archaeological site with columns

Anthropology is the study of human cultures. Understanding what came before provides insights into present-day cultural questions and issues, and can help shape solutions.

Program Highlights

  • Understand the history and theory of cultural anthropology, characterize various types of ethnographic work and describe the ways applied anthropology can be used to solve human problems.
  • Evaluate and critique the assumptions, purposes, methods and ethics of anthropological fieldwork and research.
  • Illustrate the centrality of culture in the human experience and apply this understanding to a range of social problems such as class, caste and stratification, race, ethnicity and nationalism, and the unequal access to social resources that emerge from these systems.
  • Distinguish individual, social and cultural frames of analysis through the use of social and anthropological theory.
  • Demonstrate through the verbal and written forms a multicultural and cross-cultural perspective of our world, and distinguish the factors contributing to diversity and inequality within and among nations.
  • Understand our human past and the history of human civilization through archaeological concepts, theories and methods.

  • ANSO 1060 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)
  • ANSO 1075 Introduction to Archaeology (3 hours)
  • Anthropology and Sociology Electives (6 hours from the following list of approved courses)
    • HIST 1010 Topics in History: The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great (3 hours)
    • ANSO 1085 Human Origins (3 hours)
    • ANSO 1095 Introduction to Geography: World and Regional (3 hours)
    • ANSO 2025 Topics in Archaeology* (3 hours)
    • ANSO 3110 Advanced Topics in Archaeology* (3 hours)
    • ANSO 3910 Social Science Lab (3 hours)
  • ANSO Electives (6 hours)

*Courses marked with an asterisk are only available at the Webster Athens campus.

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Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. In 2014, Webster Athens joined our network to bring the best of American education with the only fully owned and controlled (academically and financially) accredited campus of a U.S. university in Greece.

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