3 Minors Offered

There are three options for completing a minor in anthropology:


Minor in Anthropology

This minor is designed for students who seek an overview of the discipline's four traditional subfields: cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology and archaeology.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits.
 
Required courses include:

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: two courses required - 7 or 8 credits
one introductory course in cultural or linguistic anthropology

01:070:101 Culture and Social Life (4)  - fall 2019, spring 2020 OR
01:070:108 Language, Culture and Society (3) - fall 2019, spring 2020

AND
one introductory course in evolutionary anthropology
01:070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020 OR
01:070:105 Introduction to Archaeology (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020 (1 honors lab only, limited seats)

ELECTIVE COURSES: can be cultural anthropology electives or evolutionary anthropology electives.
Of these remaining 12-13 credits, at least 6 must be at the 300 level or above
.

All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Minor in Cultural Anthropology 

This minor is intended for students interested in an overview of the issues, modes of inquiry, fieldwork strategies, methods of data collection and analysis, and forms of ethnographic representation that characterize contemporary cultural anthropology. It is designed for students interested in current cultural and political issues, especially in understanding the relationship of global processes to local cultural forms and social inequalities. All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits, of which 6 are at the 300 level or above.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: both courses required - 7 credits
01:070:101  Culture and Social Life (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:108  Language, Culture and Society (3) - fall 2019, spring 2020

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COURSES: one course required - 3 credits
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America - fall 2019
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe - spring 2020
01:070:242  Anthropology of the MIddle East - fall 2019
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa - spring 2020
01:070:244  Ethnographies of South Asia - fall 2019
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China - spring 2020
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES: three courses required - 9 credits
01:070:111  Extinction - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:161  Anthropology of Robots and Artificial Intelligence - 1.5 credits - spring 2020
01:070:170  Learning an Endangered Language - 1.5 credits - fall 2019
01:070:203  Climate Change, Disaster, and Reconstruction - spring 2020
01:070:216  Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
01:070:220  Food and Culture - spring 2020
01:070:222  Sexuality and Eroticism in Global Perspective
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America - fall 2019
01:070:225  Gender in Global Perspective - spring 2020
01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe - spring 2020
01:070:242  Anthropology of the Middle East - fall 2019
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa - spring 2020
01:070:244  South Asia Ethnography - fall 2019
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China - spring 2020
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:293  Topics in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:294  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:295  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:302  Culture and the Environment - fall 2019
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture - fall 2019
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Development - fall 2019
01:070:306  Space, Place and Practice - fall 2019
01:070:307  Medical Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion - fall 2019
01:070:309  Visual Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:311  History of Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity - spring 2020
01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:322  Anthropology of Islam
01:070:321  Latino Ethnography - spring 2020
01:070:323  Women Writing Culture
01:070:331  Xenophobia and the Other in Europe Today - fall 2019
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:341  Language, Food, and Society
01:070:342  Urban Ecologies - spring 2020
01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights - spring 2020
01:070:365  Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:366  Research Practicum in Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:367  Anthropology Goes to the Movies - fall 2019
01:070:368  Media and Culture - spring 2020
01:070:369  The Cultural Politics of Nazism
01:070:370  Life and Death in Anthropological Perspective
01:070:371  Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics - spring 2020
01:070:373  Visual Ethnography of Everyday Life      
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  Anthropology of Gender
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History - spring 2020
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia
01:070:401  Theories in Cultural Anthropology
01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples - spring 2020
01:070:407  Documenting Latino Lives
01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology
01:070:417  Writing Ethnography - spring 2020
01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives
01:070:495  Independent Study (by permission only) - fall 2019
01:070:495  Independent Study (by permission only - spring 2020)
01:070:497  Honors in Anthropology (first semester - 3 credits) - fall 2019
01:070:498  Honors in Anthropology (second semester - 3 credits) - spring 2020

UPPER LEVEL COURSES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: two of courses completed must be -300 or -400 level


Minor in Evolutionary Anthropology

The Evolutionary Anthropology minor is for students interested in an overview of the diverse approaches and knowledge used by archaeologists, biological anthropologists, cultural anthropologists, paleoanthropologists, geoarchaeologists, and paleoecologists to understand the evolution of human form, physiology, behavior, culture, and ecology, including these aspects of non-human primates.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits.

Required courses include at least 20 credits, of which 6 are at the 300-level or above. All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better. No pass/fail courses will be accepted.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: 102, 105, AND {201 or 204 or 212} – 11 credits
01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology (4) - fall 2019, spring 2020 (1 honors lab only, limited seats)
01:070:201  Evolution and Behavior (3) - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:204  Introduction to Social Evolution (3)
01:070:212  The Life of Primates (3) - fall 2019, spring 2020

EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES: 3 courses required – 9 credits, of which 6 are at the 300 level or above

01:070:111  Extinction - fall 2019
01:070:112  World Prehistory - spring 2020
01:070:152  Bones and Stones Laboratory
01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:206  Survey of New World Prehistory
01:070:207  Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe
01:070:210  Approaches to Human Nature
01:070:212  The Life of Primates - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution - fall 2019
01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates
01:070:218  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans
01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:252  Fundamentals of Evolution Lab (1 credit) - spring 2020
01:070:294  Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:296  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:297  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:298  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:310  Human Aggression
01:070:313  Historical Archaeology- fall 2019
01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology
01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:325  Evolution and Culture - fall 2019
01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene
01:070:327  Life in the Early Holocene
01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict - spring 2020
01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics
01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia - spring 2020
01:070:332  North American Archaeology - spring 2020
01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology
01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology
01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya
01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya
01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology
01:070:345  Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management
01:070:346  Honors Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management
01:070:347  Study Abroad - Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology
01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology
01:070:349  Advanced Physical Anthropology
01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution
01:070:351  Fieldwork in Paleoecology
01:070:352  Practicum in Geoarchaeology
01:070:354  Functional and Developmental Anatomy of the Primate Skeleton
01:070:355  Laboratory in Skeletal Biology of Primates
01:070:356  Human Variation - spring 2020
01:070:358  Human Osteology - spring 2020
01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory - spring 2020
01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers
01:070:362  Evolution of Human Diet
01:070:364  Sex Roles and Social Structure
01:070:377  Evolution and Religion
01:070:386  Internship in Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:387  Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:388  Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy
01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management
01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology - spring 2020
01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data
01:070:397  Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology
01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology
01:070:399  Deceit and Self-Deception
01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology
01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology
01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology - spring 2020
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:415  Prehistoric Archaeology of New Jersey
01:070:420  Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates
01:070:422  Theories in Physical Anthropology
01:070:426  South African Archaeology
01:070:491  Capstone Colloquium in Evolutionary Medicine (1 credit) - spring 2020
01:070:497  Honors in Anthropology (1st semester)
01:070:498  Honors in Anthropology (2nd semester)
01:119:117  Biological Research Laboratory

 Minor in Archaeology

Program Director: Dan Cabanes, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Universitat Rovira i Vigili (Tarragona, Spain)

This minor is designed for students interested in the multi-disciplinary study of archaeology and includes courses drawn from the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Geography, History, Jewish Studies, and Statistics.  All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Total number of required credits: 19 credits. 

INTRODUCTORY COURSE: 1 course required (4 credits)
01:070:105 Introduction to Archaeology (4)

ELECTIVES: Four elective courses from at least two departments, with at least one course from each of the three areas listed below -  Chronology, Geographic Area, and Methodology (total 12 credits)

CHRONOLOGY COURSES: At least one course required. Courses in the chronology group emphasize a particular chronological range and students will be able to make diachronic comparisons within this range (3 credits each).
01:070:112 World Prehistory
01:082:105 Introduction to Western Art History, Pre-History to 1400
01:190:215 Introduction to Greek and Roman Archaeology
01:090:295:H6 Historical Archaeology of Slavery - spring 2020 (see Undergraduate Director to have this added in your degree navigator requirements)
01:070:313 Historical Archaeology
01:070:326 Life in the Pleistocene
01:070:327 Life in the Holocene
01:070:333 Colonial Archaeology

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COURSES: At least one course required. Courses in the geographic area group emphasize the archaeology of a particular geographic area. Students will be afforded the opportunity to develop some proficiency with a particular geographic area (3 credits each).
01:070:206 Survey of New World Prehistory
01:070:207 Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe
01:070:209 The Prehistory of Iberia
01:070:330 Archaeology of Australia
01:070:332 North American Archaeology
01:070:339 Caribbean Archaeology
01:070:426 South African Archaeology
01:082:321 Art of Early China
01:082:333 Pre-Columbian Art
01:082:362 Native Arts of North America
01:082:388 The City of Rome
01:190:372 Cities of the Classical World
190:373 Pompeii: The Life and Death of a Roman Town
01:506:271 Jewish History: Ancient and Medieval
01:190:205 Greek Civilization

METHODOLOGY COURSES: At least one course required. These courses emphasize sets of methods or practices in archaeology defined very broadly (3 credits each).
01:070:314 Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology
01:070:352 Practicum in Geoarchaeology
01:070:391 Lithic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:392 Faunal Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:335 Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:395 Quantification of Archaeological Data
01:070:393 Cultural Resource Management
01:082:430 Foundations in Cultural Heritage and Preservation
01:082:440 Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies: Museums, Collecting, and Preservation
01:070:394 Geological Context in Paleoanthropology
01:450:321 Geographic Information Systems
01:450:322 Remote Sensing
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research or one of the following: 01:960:201, 01:960:211, 01:960:285

PRACTICUM: 3 credits required.  The practicum requirement can be fulfilled by completing one of a variety of options involving research and professional experience, either in the field, in the laboratory, or in another professional setting.

Option 1 - Complete 01:070:334 by attending either of the Rutgers archaeological field schools: The Turkana Basin Field School or the Archaeological Field School in Italy (Vacone).

Option 2 - Complete at least 3 credits in a non-Rutgers field school approved by the minor director. An example of such a field school that has been frequently used by Rutgers students is the Slavia Field School in Mortuary Archaeology, Drawsko, Poland.

Option 3 - Complete a professional internship relevant to archaeology whether in the field, in the lab, or in another professional setting. The internship will require the approval of the minor director. The course of record may be 01:070:386 or any Rutgers internship course with the specific internship approved by the minor director.

Option 4 - Complete an advanced level course. With pre-approval from the program director, students unable to fulfill the practicum requirements via options 1, 2, or 3, may enroll in an advanced undergraduate or a graduate level course with significant hands-on experiences.

To obtain credit for the minor by attending field school or completing options 2, 3, or 4 above, see the Archaeology Minor Program Director. Students are advised to consult the Anthropology department web page for suggested course combinations for specializations in Human Origins, Prehistoric Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, or Heritage and Recent Archaeology.