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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology (Social Sciences)

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Wells-Lewis - Chair, Greer
Webster Hall • 417-625-9795


Anthropology is the story of humanity, our evolution in Africa, and subsequent movements across the planet. In addition, it addresses the range of human cultural variation, and the shared social and biological universals that together unite the species as a single whole. That holistic comparative approach is the hallmark of anthropology, which compliments the sister social and behavioral sciences, as well as the arts, humanities, foreign languages, natural sciences, economics, and health sciences.

The minor in Cultural Anthropology provides a solid introduction to the four sub-fields of the discipline, as well as its applied dimension, which addresses issues of international concern, such as development and human rights. The electives emphasize the role of culture as relating to specific regions and institutions, such as religion and globalization. A cultural anthropology minor complements majors in sociology, psychology, history, political science, foreign languages, communication, and international studies.

The Native American Students Association (NASA) is open to all students with an interest in the culture and heritage of Native North America, and provides social, educational, and service opportunities for its members.

For additional information contact:
Dr. Jill Greer • Webster Hall
417-625-3735 • greer-j@mssu.edu





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