Minor in Anthropology

About the Minor

In today’s globalized marketplace, Anthropology, the study of human cultural and biological diversity, is more vital than ever. Fields as varied as medicine, law, government, and business, make use of the insights of anthropologists to reach and communicate with a broad audience. The anthropology minor provides students with a cross-cultural awareness and understanding that will give them an edge up no matter what field they go into. It challenges them to think beyond their own experience and imagine the perspectives of other people and other societies. Anthropology minors graduate as cosmopolitan and engaged global citizens, with in-demand skills in researching, and making sense of, diverse human behavior. 

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Required (Core) Courses
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
or GST 100 Introduction to Cultural Diversity
ANTH Electives *21.0
Examples include:
Language, Culture & Cognition
Introduction to World Religions
Imagining Africa
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Topics in World Ethnography
Anthropology of Gender
Urban Anthropology
Anthropology of Immigration
Psychological Anthropology
Health & Healing Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Comparative Religious Ethics
Societies In Transition: The Impact of Modernization and the Third World
Media Anthropology
Visual Anthropology
Anthropology of Language
Sacred Traditions of the East
Digital Ethnography
Special Topics in Anthropology
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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