The minor in Anthropology offers students the opportunity to explore the rich diversity of cultures around the world. Students majoring in fields such as Art and Design, Business, Media and Communications, Education, History, Politics, Government and Law, Philosophy, Law and Public Policy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Medicine or Psychology will find that anthropological theory and method both complement and challenge their understanding of the world.
(20 credits) Students will be required to take (12 credits) AN 120 Cultural Anthropology or AN 150 The Family as an introductory level course. Then students are required to take AN 230 Reading Ethnography and AN 370 Anthropological Theory to complete the minor core curriculum. Furthermore, students must choose at least two Anthropology topic courses among those listed.
No more than two courses can jointly fulfill the requirements for the Sociology major or minor and the Anthropology minor. A minimum of eight courses must be taken to receive a double minor in Sociology and Anthropology.
Common Curriculum (12 credits)
The following courses are required:
- AN 120 Cultural Anthropology or AN 150 The Family
- AN 230 Reading Ethnography
- AN 370 Anthropological Theory
Electives (8 credits)
At least two of the following:
- AN 210 Introduction to Archaeology
- AN 220 Social Issues
- AN 240 Ethnographic Film
- AN 250 Ethnographic Methods
- AN 262 Myth, Magic and Religion
- AN 272 Cultures, Conflict and Power
- AN 285 Aesthetics
- AN 320 Ritual to Theatre
- AN 361 Social Change: Globalization and Culture
- IS 320 Global Poverty and Inequality
- PS 225 Politics of the Developing World
- SO 286 Health and Human Rights