Minor in Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of all aspects of human life—from our biological evolution to our modern societies, religions, and economies. Biological anthropology is the study of humans in an evolutionary perspective, covering areas such as primatology, paleontology, and human biology, ecology, and behavior. Together with sociocultural anthropology, it attempts to capture the complex interplay of the human condition in a way that encompasses all humans, living or dead. Our courses offer a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspective that many students find both eye-opening and inspiring.

A minor in anthropology consists of six 4-credit courses:

  • CAS AN 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or CAS AN 103 Anthropology Through Ethnography
  • CAS AN 102 Human Biology, Behavior, and Evolution
  • four additional anthropology courses, two of which must be at the CAS AN 300 level or above

Students pursuing a minor develop their programs in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Department of Anthropology. A minimum grade of C must be earned in all courses taken toward the minor. For further information, contact the Department of Anthropology.