Anthropology

Recommended Course of Study

A.A.

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Goal Area course choices, please visit the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) page.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Semester 1

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 1110
Cultural Anthropology
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the anthropological subfield focused on human culture. Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by individuals as a member of society. Examines the tension between the claim that culture can be both universal as well as particular. This class offers a broad survey allowing for this comparison of universals and particulars around the world, including larger concepts of identity, cultural manifestation, operation of institutions, and issues of inequality and globalization.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

FREN 1101
SPAN 1101
Beginning French I    OR

Beginning Spanish I
5

Beginning French I
Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces basic language skills and develops listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills to become proficient at the appropriate level. Introduces French culture to develop cultural understanding and sensitivity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Beginning Spanish I
Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Develops basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Introduces cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

COMM 1100
Interpersonal Communication
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 07
Is a course that helps students recognize that we live and work in relationship with others and must communicate effectively with them to achieve our goals. This class helps students acquire the skills to effectively communicate with family members, intimate others, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. After reviewing relevant interpersonal theory, students will examine and identify their own communication attitudes and behaviors. Students will also learn and apply techniques for improving communication in their relationships through active practice. Students will participate in multiple activities, both in and outside the classroom setting, to build their interpersonal communication skills. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.2000, Subp. 7, Standard 6C, D, F, & G.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

INTS 1000
FYE - On Course
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
MNTC Goal Areas: 02
Introduces proven strategies to help students create greater success in college and in life. National research shows that students participating in a student success course achieve their goals to a higher degree than students who do not. Provides an interactive environment for students to identify their motivation and opportunities for personal growth, engage in academic decision making, and explore and utilize campus resources and services. Strongly recommended for all new degree-seeking students. This course fulfills the FYE (First Year Experience) requirement for Goal 2 of the MnTC.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

Total Credits in Semester 1 16

Semester 2

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 1130
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 03, 10
Introduces the biological anthropology field, one of the four sub-fields within anthropology. Sometimes called physical anthropology, biological anthropology is the study of our collective human origins. Students will accomplish this through three main areas: study of biological evolution, including the forces of evolution and cellular biology; comparing primate and human physical and behavioral practices; and by examining hominid evolution from groups beginning four to five million years ago through today as they are shaped by environmental and cultural stimuli. Study will be done through a variety of in class discussions and lectures as well as simulated or dry lab activities. Additionally, students will learn how modern cultural implications impact our evolution and environment today. May be paired with ANTH 1131 to fulfill a lab science requirement.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

ANTH 1131
Introduction to Biological Anthropology Lab
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
MNTC Goal Areas: 03
Provides an optional lab with hands on experience for the lecture sections of ANTH 1130 (Introduction to Biological Anthropology). The lab covers scientific method, cell biology and DNA, principles of inheritance, human variation, population genetics, the human skeleton, primate classification, primate behavior, bipedal adaptation and comparative analysis of hominin features including Australopithicines and Homo. This course must be paired with ANTH 1130 to fulfill a lab science requirement.

Prerequisites:

  • ANTH 1130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Corequisites:
  • ANTH 1130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Future Offering:
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1114
The Research Paper
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 1102
SPAN 1102
Beginning French II    OR

Beginning Spanish II
5

Beginning French II
Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Follows FREN 1101 and continues the development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills and culture, history and art. Cultural understanding and sensitivity are important aspects of a language course. Prerequisites: FREN 1101 or instructor consent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 1101 Beginning French I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Beginning Spanish II
Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1101. Provides a continued development of basic language skills and a further introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ANTH 1101
Introduction to American Culture
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 07, 08
Explores the cultural variety that comprises the current American population and the issues that drive Americans today. This course provides an introduction to American culture with emphasis on those who have arrived in the past 200 years including their transitions, mobility, and interchange. Classroom discussions, lectures and activities will focus on the effects of each succeeding immigrant group on American culture through the operation of American Dominant Culture, worldview, and institutions; with focus primarily on the role of the individual and consumerism within American society.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 2 15

Semester 3

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 1120
Introduction to Archaeology
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 07
Introduces students to the archaeological field and profession. Archaeology, one of the four sub-fields within anthropology, is the study of human material culture and is typically done by examining objects and locations left behind by various groups throughout human history. Students will examine the history, methods, and basic theories of archaeology. Additionally, students will learn how the archaeological profession is conducted today and apply this to highlighting issues of community development and expression, subsistence, status, consumption, gender, and other contemporary issues.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2022

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)
4



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6a)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Health and PE
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 2130
Introduction to Medical Anthropology
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 08, 09
Growing specialization within anthropology, medical anthropology draws upon socio-cultural, linguistic and biological anthropology to understand those factors that affect human health and illness. This course introduces students to this field of study and the cross-cultural, political and ethical considerations involved in solving real-world problems related to human health and illness. Through the examination of case studies students will learn ways to apply principles of medical anthropology to solve contemporary issues facing our communities. Prerequisites: None, but ANTH 1110 or ANTH 1130 recommended, but not required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2022

ANTH 2110
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces the diverse contemporary cultures of Latin America and the factors that influence peoples' lives and cultural expressions. Course topics include colonization, globalization, religion, identity and ethnicity, social movements, migration, and the relationships between culture and gender, language, art, music, traditional arts and crafts, and the environment. Throughout the course, we will also explore the roles that anthropologists have played in Latin America.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2022

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
non-ANTH
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
5



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 4 14
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.