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Applied Anthropology Minor

Skills-based minor

An applied anthropology minor prepares you to effectively participate in our diverse and rapidly changing world, which is essential for better understanding and navigating the complexities of global issues.

With the minor’s focus on the critical areas of real-world engagement, ethical research practices, qualitative data collection and analysis, basic project management, and field experiences, you will:

  • Learn ethnographic research methods tailored to real-world problem solving
  • Discover how to effectively communicate and build strong relationships with different communities
  • Apply these skills in various sectors, including heritage management, environmental sustainability, media environments, etc.
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Lauren Ness, anthropology student at Hamline

Anthropology is all about culture and people, so you’re learning about history, but you’re also learning about how people lived. So one of the most important things you learn is how to listen to other people’s stories and see where they’re coming from. It’s amazing.

Lauren Ness-Schrupp ‘27, anthropology and global studies; Of Apple Valley, MN

Add an applied anthropology minor to any major

An applied anthropology minor complements many of the majors offered at Hamline. Explore the examples below of majors that could benefit from the knowledge and skills that you would gain through the minor.

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