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The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Anthropology

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Minor in Anthropology

How should I plan out a minor in Anthropology?

All students minoring in anthropology should carefully consult the minor worksheet:

Downloadable minor planning worksheet.

Anthropology minors must take at least two of the four introductory Anthropology core courses (21, 24, 26, 28) and four more courses at the 100-level or above. You should choose the two core courses for your minor based on your interests within anthropology, since these courses are prerequisites for 100 and 200 level courses in the same subfield. For example, if you are interested in taking more advanced archaeology courses and courses on a particular area of the world, you might choose ANTH 24 (Prehistoric Archaeology) and ANTH 21 (Cultural Anthropology).

Eighteen (18) hours in anthropology, including the following:

  • 6 hours from the following introductory core courses:  ANTH 21, 24, 26, or 28. 
  • Of the 12 additional hours, at least 9 hours must be at the 100-level or above.
  • The following courses do not count toward the minor:  ANTH 190, 197/198, 201, 297/298
  • Anthropology minor advising sessions will be announced via email and will take place each semester, approximately one week before course registration. We strongly encourage you to attend to meet with an anthropology faculty member to help plan your course load based on your interests in anthropology.      

    Anthropology Minor Requirement Checklist

    Two of ANTH 021, ANTH 024, ANTH 026 and/or ANTH 028:
    ANTH _____    ANTH _____

    Three 100-level or 200-level ANTH courses:
    ANTH _____    ANTH _____    ANTH _____

    One additional ANTH course at any level:
    ANTH _____

COURSES FOR THOSE WISHING TO CONCENTRATE THEIR MINOR IN ONE OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SUBFIELDS

Students may wish to take a broad range of courses within anthropology or to specialize in a specific field. Following are suggested courses for those who want to specialize.

Cultural Anthropology:

  • Introductory level: ANTH 21 plus one of the following: ANTH 24, 26, or 28
  • 100- and 200-level: ANY FOUR (4) of the following: ANTH 102, 103, 123, 125, 127, 130, 151, 152, 153, 155, 160, 161, 162, 164, 165, 166, 169, 172, 174, 179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 187, 189, 195/196, 202, 203, 220, 225, 228,  250, 283, 290, 295/296

Archaeology:

  • Introductory level: ANTH 24 plus one of the following: ANTH 21, 26, or 28
  • 100- and 200-level: ANY FOUR (4) of the following: ANTH 104, 134, 135, 160, 167, 188, 200, 209, 210, 240, 245, 250, 295/296

Biological Anthropology:

  • Introductory level: ANTH 26 plus ANTH 21 and/or ANTH 24  (may need both in order to meet  upper-level prerequisites)
  • 100- and 200-level: ANTH 140 and ANTH 240 plus ANY ONE (1) or TWO (2) of the following: ANTH 102, 130, 134, 135, 140, 172, 174, 187, 189, 195/196, 200, 209, 210, 240, 295/296.

Linguistic Anthropology:

  • Introductory level: ANTH 28 and ANTH 21
  • 100- and 200-level: TWO (2) or THREE (3) of the following: ANTH 142, 176, 178, 272, 276, 284 plus ANY ONE (1) or TWO (2) of the Cultural Anthropology listings (see above). 
For each of these suggested concentrations, it is recommended, though not required, that at least one of your non-introductory courses be a 200-level seminar.

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