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Anthropology Minor

Effective Winter 2008


The Anthropology minor is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the department of Anthropology.


The department offers undergraduate majors for a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology: minors are offered in Medical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Anthropology (with tracks in Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeological Anthropology).

All anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion with students during scheduled office hours (check the Department office for times).

Department advisors are available to explain program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning of your program.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions.

Appointments are scheduled in the Department office or online at:




Minimum Credits: 16

At least five courses (no fewer than 16 credits) in one "track" to be chosen from the following tracks, as described below.

  1. Sociocultural Anthropology
    1. One general introduction to anthropology: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.
    2. One upper-level course in anthropological theory from those designated Sociocultural Anthropology- Theory/Method.
    3. Three anthropology courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor. At least one must be at the 400-level, one must be a regional course.
  2. Linguistic Anthropology
    1. One general introduction to anthropology; ANTHRCUL 101 is recommended.
    2. ANTHRCUL 272.
    3. At least three upper-level courses from those listed under Linguistic Anthropology.
  3. Anthropological Archaeology
    1. ANTHRARC 282.
    2. ANTHRARC 385 or 386.
    3. Three additional regularly offered courses in anthropological archaeology, two of which must be 300-level or above, chosen from ANTHRARC 258, 285, 283, 284, 381, 382, 383, 385, 386, 392, 394, 407, 442, 482, 484, 490, or 495.
    4. Other less regularly taught courses in anthropological archaeology may also be used. Consult the department advisor for more information. Field courses (ANTHRARC 400 or 487) and Independent Reading and Research (ANTHRARC 499) may not be used toward the minor.