Anthropology Minor

The anthropology minor provides students with a broad background in one of the most fascinating of social sciences - anthropology, the scientific study of humanity. Required curriculum in the minor exposes students to all four sub-disciplines of anthropology: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics, giving students the ability to flesh out the minor with a range of elective courses that satisfy their particular interests. Because anthropology is the study of human diversity around the world, students with a variety of majors take the anthropology minor to give them an international perspective on their specific fields, including public health, biology, exercise and sport science, race, gender, and sexuality studies, English, world languages, archaeology, sociology, political science, marketing, and business. Pairing these majors with an anthropology minor helps students gain a competitive edge in our increasingly global world.

(All colleges)

18 credits

ANT 454Historical and Theoretical Approaches in Anthropology3
Select one of the following:3
Human Nature/Human Culture
Contemporary Global Issues
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Select nine credits from the courses below. Six of the nine credits must be at the 300/400 level.9
Refugees, Displaced Persons and Transnational Communities
Hunter and Gatherer Societies
Indigenous Agricultural Societies: Past and Present
International Development and Culture Change
Peoples and Cultures of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
Rites, Rituals and Ceremonies
Images, Visual Culture and Anthropology
Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
North American Anthropology and Archaeology
Human Skeletal Anatomy and the Anthropological Study of the Dead
Ethnoarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology
Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Language Policy and Activism in Europe
Hmong Americans
Anthropology of Food
Medical Anthropology
Language, Power, and Inequality
Graduate Preparation Seminar
Anthropology Forum
Ethnographic Methods
Readings and Research in Anthropology
Internship in Anthropology
Total Credits18

Anthropology credits applied to any of the archaeological studies majors or archaeological studies minor may not be applied to the anthropology minor.