Minor in Anthropology

With courses from ethnography, to prehistoric art, to filmmaking and primate behavior, an anthropology minor complements studies in almost any field. Students benefitting from the minor include those majoring in the Health Sciences; Business; Cinema; Classics; Communications; History; Humanities and Liberal Studies; International Relations; Journalism; Broadcast and Electronic Communications; Women and Gender Studies; Sexuality Studies; Sociology; Social Work and majors in the College of Ethnic Studies.

After completing the 9 units of core requirements, students can tailor the minor to their specific interests. We encourage you to consult with our advisors who can guide you in selecting theory (3 units) and elective courses (6 units) that provide the best training for your professional goals. 

Anthropology Minor — 18 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Core Requirements (9 units)

ANTH 100Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 110Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 120Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology3

Theory Requirement (3 units)

Select one:
ANTH 300Foundations of Anthropology: History3
ANTH 301Foundations of Archaeology3
ANTH 302Foundations of Human Variation3
ANTH 303Foundations of Visual Anthropology3

Anthropology Electives (6 units)

Select additional upper-division courses with the ANTH prefix.