4 Minors Offered

Anthropology Department Requirements for Minors

There are four 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.

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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.

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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.

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Minor in Archaeology

Program Director: Hylke de Jong, Ph.D.
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. 

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