Minor Overview

Anthropology is an ideal field for anyone interested in learning about people, cultures and beliefs in the past and present. Anthropologists are curious about what makes us human. In this minor, you’ll investigate the differences and similarities of cultures—those in existence today and those from our past. In your courses, you’ll explore what we can learn from people cross-culturally, from our ancestors and from our primate relatives. Anthropology also teaches you to think about the big questions of our time: environmental well-being, relations between various groups, forms of inequality, and how an understanding our past is critical for envisioning a more equitable future. 

Studying anthropology offers students important training in persuasive writing, scientific research, data analysis and critical thinking. This minor offers excellent preparation for any career, and students with the minor have found careers  in medicine, public health, international aid and education, and public policy.

Curriculum and Requirements

Anthropology Minor Curriculum

To complete the minor, students must take 18 credits of anthropology course work.

Possible courses include:
AN 101Local Cultures, Global Issues: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
AN 102Bones, Genes, and Everything In Between: Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AN 103Dirt, Artifacts, and Ideas: Introduction to Archaeology3
AN 201Anthropology of Living and Dying/ Anthropology From Birth to Death3
AN 222Indigenous Peoples of North America3
AN 223Latin American Societies and Cultures (LAS 223)3
AN 229Peoples of Africa3
AN 230Anthropology of Film and Culture3
AN 240Ethnographic Theory and Practice3
AN 250Forensic Anthropology3
AN 310Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender, Sex and Sexuality (WS 310)3
AN 320World Heritage Sites3
AN 323Practicing Archaeology3
AN 330The Anthropology of Gender-Based Violence3
AN 333Ancient Food For Thought3
AN 337Anthropology of Health and Medicine3
AN 340Anthropology of Development3
AN 350Tales from the Crypt: Research Methods in Bioarchaeology3
AN 350LResearch Methods in Bioarchaelogy Lab
AN 352The Science of Human Diversity3

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