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Anthropology is an integrated and interdisciplinary field. It is by definition holistic in its approach to answering the question: What does it mean to be human? It is ideally suited to a critical understand of the broad past, present, and the future of human experience, cultural interaction, and the person in society. Anthropology, then, is embedded in a real working theory of cultural diversity. A minor in anthropology at Seattle University will prepare students to make their way through the quotidian realities of the cultural, political, and economic worlds in which they live.
The minor is designated to go beyond an introductory course and to develop students' abilities and skills in a knowledge of the field that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or career goals. Students pursuing a minor in anthropology will develop a broad understanding of human culture around the world and across time. They will achieve this through two types of classes. One type focuses on a mastering of knowledge of the varieties of human experience and their interactions across space and time. These classes include Introduction to Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, and Personality and Culture. The other class-type will allow students to apply anthropological methods and theories to contemporary problems and topics, i.e.: anthropology of religion, law, health and medicine, Northwest people, and Shamanism.
Students who complete an anthropolgy major:
Anthropological perspectives are especially suited to complement majors in fields in which humans are central: pre-medicine, psychology, political science, urban planning, journalism, education, and business.
Dr. Gary Perry - "When I See Haiti, I Cannot Help but See New Orleans" - Part 1
Dr. Gary Perry - "When I See Haiti, I Cannot Help but See New Orleans" - Part 2
Tattoos on the Heart: Lessons from the Barrio
Mark Cohan, accomplished scholar of the Steampunk subculture, was featured in the Seattle University Magazine.
Jodi O’Brien recently published “Seeking Normal? Considering Same-Sex Marriage” in Seattle Journal for Social Justice.
Robert Efird is back from a Fulbright-sponsored sabbatical in China, where he spent a year working with local communities engaged in environmental education.
Gary Perry presented a paper at the 2012 meetings of the Association of Black Sociologists titled “Class, Take Out Your iPhones: Teaching Urban Sociology with New Media.”
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