The Anthropology minor is a multidisciplinary program offered through the Department of Sociology/Anthropology. It emphasizes a more inclusive view of human experience and human endeavor through time. Additionally, course work includes a special emphasis in American Indian cultures, of constitutionally recognized significance in Montana.
Minor Program Requirements
Note: Anthropology courses taken for the minor cannot be
counted toward the requirments for the major in sociology.
Twenty-two semester credits in anthropology, including:
Note: Three of the remaining six 6 credits must be upper division (300 and 400 level) courses:
At an undisclosed location in the Big Belt Mountains, just a few feet beneath the ground, a trio of Carroll College students has been digging up signs of the activities of humans who lived long, long ago.
They've found evidence of ancient hearths, including old bits of charred wood and the many broken or splintered animal bones. Kristen Rausch, a Carroll senior majoring in psychology, uncovered a complete shoulder blade, or scapula, of a small animal; they've located another large bone, possibly a femur. They've found bits of stone, including obsidian that somehow made the trip from sources far away, bearing the marks of flaking or sharpening by humans.
The discoveries in Helena National Forest are the work of Carroll's Summer Archaeology Field School. The students, along with adjunct professor Lauri Travis have been carefully digging the small site several feet deep and going through all the dirt and rocks, sifting it by the bucketful through a screen, breaking up clumps of dirt and working to separating plain old rock from something that might be a clue to ancient human behavior. Story »