Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Anthropology Students


Minor in Anthropology

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:

  • AN 204 Cultural Anthropology
  • AN 208 The Family
  • AN 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
  • AN 317 Ethnic and Racial Relations
  • AN 318 American Indians
  • AN 499 Capstone Thesis (1 cr. project)

Note: Three of the remaining six 6 credits must be upper division (300 and 400 level) courses:

  • LL 220 Introduction to Linguistics
  • PHIL 223 Oriental Philosophy
  • CO 325 Intercultural Communication
  • ENLT 412 Native American Authors
  • SO 314 Sociology of Law
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology

The past under our feet

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 »

10 reasons

to choose carroll college for this program

  1. Commitment to academic excellence
  2. Small class size
  3. Undergraduate research opportunities
  4. Community Involvement
  5. Faculty dedicated to students
  6. Post-graduate success
  7. The great outdoors is your backyard
  8. Numerous study abroad opportunities
  9. Opportunities for internships
  10. Professors that know you personally

Archaeological Field School