Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Anthropology Students


Minor in Anthropology

The Anthropology minor is a multidisciplinary program offered through the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. It emphasizes a more inclusive view of human experience and human endeavor through time. The required courses follow the traditional four “legs” of anthropology.

Minimum Program Requirements
Anthropology courses cross-listed with sociology and taken for the minor cannot be counted toward the requirements for the minor in sociology. However, anthropology courses cross-listed with sociology taken for the anthropology minor may count toward a major in sociology.

Archaeological Field SchoolMinimum Program Requirements

Twenty-one semester credits including:

Core Courses

Students must take the following courses (6 credits):

  • SO331 Research Methods (or equivalent)
  • AN499 Capstone Thesis (2 credit project)

Student must take two of the following courses (6 credits):

  • AN204 Cultural Anthropology
  • AN245 Physical Anthropology
  • LL220 Linguistics
  • AN318 Archaeology of North America

Elective Courses

Students must take three of the following courses or any other core options listed above (9 credits). At least one of these courses must be upper division (300 and 400 level):

  • SO200 Social Problems
  • AN/SO208 The Family
  • AN/SO218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • SO225 Sociology of Gender
  • AN/SO317 Ethnic and Racial Relations
  • AN341 Archaeological Field School
  • CO325 Intercultural Communication
  • CO420 Globalization, Gender and Communication

Or other course chosen with the anthropology advisor, Dr. Lauri Travis.


Carroll College students have been digging up signs of the activities of humans who lived long, long ago in the Helena National Forest. The work from Carroll's Summer Archaeology Field School continues to go on each year. Story »


The annual Carroll College summer archaeological field school is offered each summer for 4 credits, either Social Science or Natural Science core credits.