Anthropology Minor

The Undergraduate Minor

Requirements:
a minimum of 18 hours in anthropology, including ANT 221 and ANT 231.

Students minoring in anthropology are encouraged to discuss their interests and professional aspirations with faculty in the program.  Faculty members can then assist students to select courses that best complement their major interests.  Although it is not required, students will benefit from choosing courses that complement each other and the student’s major.  We have identified several examples of many students’ career interests and recommended courses for these specializations below.  However, students may develop their own constellation of courses to develop either a personalized specialty or a broad study of general anthropology.  In addition to the minor, students often benefit from taking cognate courses in other departments.

Archaeology and Historic Preservation

  • ANT 231 Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 331 Survey of Arch Methods (or field school)
  • ANT 437 Heritage Resources and Public Policy
  • ANT 434 Historic Archaeology or ANT435 Urban Archaeology
  • Two of the following: a) ANT 333 North American Archaeology; b) ANT 334 Archaeology of the Old South; c) ANT 431 Advanced Prehistoric Analysis; d) ANT 433 Southeastern Prehistoric Archaeology; or e) ANT 445 Bioarchaeology

Economic Development/Tourism

  • ANT 101 The Human Experience: A Global Perspective on Human Diversity
  • ANT 221 Introduction to Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANT 423 Economic Anthropology
  • Three of the following courses: a) any course from ANT 311 - ANT 318; b) ANT 493 Irish Studies; c) ANT 499 British Studies; d) ANT 429 Folklore; e) ANT 442 Medical Anthropology; and/or ANT 422 Ecological Anthropology

Forensic Studies

  • ANT 101 The Human Experience: A Global Perspective on Human Diversity
  • ANT 221 Introduction to Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
  • ANT 241 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • ANT 342 Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 441 Human Variation
  • ANT 445 Bioarchaeology
  • SOC 341 Criminology

The Graduate Minor

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology offers a graduate minor in Anthropology for students in the master's and doctoral degree programs of other departments. The general requirement for the graduate minor is nine (9) hours of course work at the graduate level (500 or 600). Contact the Department for additional information.