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Anthropology Minor

Anthropology is dedicated to understanding humankind’s diversity as well as what makes us uniquely human. Through the specific perspectives and methods of socio-cultural, archaeological, and biological anthropology, students taking the Anthropology minor learn how the human experience (past and present) is constituted through the interaction of social, cultural, political, historical, environmental, and biological factors. Anthropology strives for a holistic understanding of humankind and depending on the questions asked and the means used to discover answers, anthropological knowledge can straddle the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.


Minimum course requirements for the Anthropology minor:

  • ANTH 1: Introduction to Socio-cultural Anthropology
  • One additional lower-division course from the following:
    • ANTH 3: Introduction to Anthropological Archaeology
    • ANTH 5: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 100 or one upper-division methods course within ANTH 170 through ANTH 179 series
  • Three additional upper-division courses in at least two of the following subfields:
    • Socio-cultural anthropology (within ANTH 110 through ANTH 129 series)
    • Anthropological archaeology (within ANTH 130 through ANTH 149 series)
    • Biological anthropology (within ANTH 150 through ANTH 169 series)

Updated 2021