About the Anthropology Program

The minor in Anthropology adds cultural breadth to almost any major field and can also effectively prepare a student for graduate work in anthropology.  Anthropology supports general education both through the Core Curriculum (ANTH 2346 and ANTH 2351) and through course content throughout the anthropology curriculum, which focuses strongly on the relevance of anthropology to modern life in a multicultural, global community. 

A minor in anthropology is a useful complement to majors in:

  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Psychology and other fields

Anthropology 2346 or 2351 satisfies the social science requirement of the University Core Curriculum.  Interested students are invited to consult with the faculty advisor in anthropology.

Faculty in anthropology maintain an active program of original research, which is of direct benefit to curriculum and instruction.

Anthropology Course Rotation

Stefan Krause

Faculty Advisor:  Stefan Krause Ph.D.
Location: 54 Maes Building
Phone: (409) 880-8551

Minor Requirements

Total of 18 hours required for the minor.

Required Courses

(Recommended in this Sequence):

ANTH 2346
ANTH 2351
ANTH 2302 or 2372

Three courses from the following:

ANTH 3301
ANTH 3302
HNRS 3360 (Independent Study - Supervised by Anthropology faculty)
ANTH 4340 (May be repeated, if topic varies)


The mission of Anthropology at Lamar University is threefold:

  1. to provide a minor in anthropology to undergraduate students
  2. to support general education
  3. to advance higher learning through both research and instruction.