3 Minors Offered

There are three options for completing a minor in anthropology:


Minor in Anthropology

This minor is designed for students who seek an overview of the discipline's four traditional subfields: cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology and archaeology.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits.
 
Required courses include:

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: two courses required - 7 or 8 credits
one introductory course in cultural or linguistic anthropology
(01:070:101 Culture and Social Life (4) or 01:070:108 Language, Culture and Society (3))
and
one introductory course in evolutionary anthropology (01:070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution (4) or 01:070:105 Introduction to Archaeology (4)).

ELECTIVE COURSES: can be cultural anthropology electives or evolutionary anthropology electives.
Of these remaining 12-13 credits, at least 6 must be at the 300 level or above
.

All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Minor in Cultural Anthropology

This minor is intended for students interested in an overview of the issues, modes of inquiry, fieldwork strategies, methods of data collection and analysis, and forms of ethnographic representation that characterize contemporary cultural anthropology. It is designed for students interested in current cultural and political issues, especially in understanding the relationship of global processes to local cultural forms and social inequalities. All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits, of which 6 are at the 300 level or above.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: both courses required - 7 credits
01:070:101  Culture and Social Life (4)
01:070:108  Language, Culture and Society (3)

GEOGRAPHIC AREA COURSES: one course required - 3 credits
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe
01:070:242  Anthropology of the Middle East
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa
01:070:244  Ethnographies of South Asia
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES: three courses required - 9 credits
01:070:111  Extinction - fall 2019, spring 2020
01:070:161  Anthropology of Robots and Artificial Intelligence - 1.5 credits - spring 2020
01:070:170  Learning an Endangered Language - 1.5 credits - fall 2019
01:070:203  Climate Change, Disaster, and Reconstruction - spring 2020
01:070:216  Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
01:070:220  Food and Culture - spring 2020
01:070:222  Sexuality and Eroticism in Global Perspective
01:070:223  Anthropology of Latin America - fall 2019
01:070:225  Gender in Global Perspective - spring 2020
01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans
01:070:238  Anthropology of Europe - spring 2020
01:070:242  Anthropology of the Middle East - fall 2019
01:070:243  Anthropology of Africa - spring 2020
01:070:244  South Asia Ethnography - fall 2019
01:070:246  Anthropology of Southeast Asia
01:070:248  Anthropology of China - spring 2020
01:070:250  Anthropology of the Contemporary United States
01:070:293  Topics in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:294  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:295  Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology
01:070:302  Culture and the Environment - fall 2019
01:070:303  Wealth and Culture - fall 2019
01:070:304  Political Anthropology
01:070:305  Anthropology of Development - fall 2019
01:070:306  Space, Place and Practice - fall 2019
01:070:307  Medical Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:308  Anthropology of Religion - fall 2019
01:070:309  Visual Anthropology - spring 2020
01:070:311  History of Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:312  Language and Social Diversity - spring 2020
01:070:317  Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology - fall 2019
01:070:318  Reading Ethnographic Writing
01:070:319  Anthropology and Human Rights
01:070:320  Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States
01:070:322  Anthropology of Islam
01:070:321  Latino Ethnography - spring 2020
01:070:323  Women Writing Culture
01:070:331  Xenophobia and the Other in Europe Today - fall 2019
01:070:338  Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa
01:070:341  Language, Food, and Society
01:070:342  Urban Ecologies - spring 2020
01:070:360  Law, Justice, Rights - spring 2020
01:070:365  Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:366  Research Practicum in Law, Justice and Rights in Bolivia
01:070:367  Anthropology Goes to the Movies - fall 2019
01:070:368  Media and Culture - spring 2020
01:070:369  The Cultural Politics of Nazism
01:070:370  Life and Death in Anthropological Perspective
01:070:371  Politics of Culture
01:070:372  Body Politics - spring 2020
01:070:373  Visual Ethnography of Everyday Life      
01:070:374  Localities and Global Systems
01:070:376  Power and Difference
01:070:378  Anthropology of Gender
01:070:379  Gender and Power in Africa
01:070:380  Culture, Memory, History - spring 2020
01:070:389  Ethnography of Gender in South Asia
01:070:401  Theories in Cultural Anthropology
01:070:406  Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples - spring 2020
01:070:407  Documenting Latino Lives
01:070:410  Explanation in Anthropology
01:070:417  Writing Ethnography - spring 2020
01:070:486  Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives
01:070:495  Independent Study (by permission only) - fall 2019
01:070:495  Independent Study (by permission only - spring 2020)
01:070:497  Honors in Anthropology (first semester - 3 credits) - fall 2019
01:070:498  Honors in Anthropology (second semester - 3 credits) - spring 2020

UPPER LEVEL COURSES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: two of courses completed must be -300 or -400 level


Minor in Evolutionary Anthropology

The Evolutionary Anthropology minor is for students interested in an overview of the diverse approaches and knowledge used by archaeologists, biological anthropologists, cultural anthropologists, paleoanthropologists, geoarchaeologists, and paleoecologists to understand the evolution of human form, physiology, behavior, culture, and ecology, including these aspects of non-human primates.

Total number of required credits: 20 credits.

Required courses include at least 20 credits, of which 6 are at the 300-level or above. All courses applied to this minor must be completed with a grade of C or better. No pass/fail courses will be accepted.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: 102, 105, AND {201 or 204 or 212} – 11 credits
01:070:102  Introduction to Human Evolution (4)
01:070:105  Introduction to Archaeology (4)
01:070:201  Evolution and Behavior (3)
01:070:204  Introduction to Social Evolution (3)
01:070:212  The Life of Primates (3)

EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES: 3 courses required – 9 credits, of which 6 are at the 300 level or above
01:070:111  Extinction
01:070:112  World Prehistory
01:070:201  Evolution and Human Behavior
01:070:206  Survey of New World Prehistory
01:070:207  Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe
01:070:210  Approaches to Human Nature
01:070:212  The Life of Primates
01:070:213  Environment and Human Evolution
01:070:215  Survey of Fossil Primates
01:070:218  Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
01:070:230  Anthropology of Native North Americans
01:070:240  Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:252  Fundamentals of Evolution Lab
01:070:294  Topics in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:296  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:297  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:298  Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:310  Human Aggression
01:070:313  Historical Archaeology
01:070:314  Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology
01:070:316  Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:325  Evolution and Culture
01:070:326  Life in the Pleistocene
01:070:327  Life in the Early Holocene
01:070:328  Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict
01:070:329  Human Evolutionary Genetics
01:070:330  Archaeology of Australia
01:070:332  North American Archaeology
01:070:333  Colonial Archaeology
01:070:334  Field Study in Archaeology
01:070:335  Analysis of Archaeological Data
01:070:336  Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya
01:070:337  Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya
01:070:339  Caribbean Archaeology
01:070:345  Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management
01:070:346  Honors Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management
01:070:347  Study Abroad - Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology
01:070:348  Primate Behavioral Ecology
01:070:349  Advanced Physical Anthropology
01:070:350  Primatology and Human Evolution
01:070:351  Fieldwork in Paleoecology
01:070:352  Practicum in Geoarchaeology
01:070:354  Functional and Developmental Anatomy of the Primate Skeleton
01:070:355  Laboratory in Skeletal Biology of Primates
01:070:356  Human Variation
01:070:358  Human Osteology
01:070:359  Human Osteology Laboratory
01:070:361  Hunters and Gatherers
01:070:362  Evolution of Human Diet
01:070:364  Sex Roles and Social Structure
01:070:377  Evolution and Religion
01:070:386  Internship in Anthropology
01:070:387  Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:388  Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology
01:070:390  Fossil Hominin Anatomy
01:070:391  Lithic Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:392  Faunal Analysis in Archaeology
01:070:393  Cultural Resource Management
01:070:394  Geological Context in Paleoanthropology
01:070:395  Quantification of Archaeological Data
01:070:397  Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology
01:070:398  Field Study in Paleoanthropology
01:070:399  Deceit and Self-Deception
01:070:402  Primate Conservation Biology
01:070:404  Advanced Seminar in Archaeology
01:070:409  Primate Nutritional Ecology
01:070:412  Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology
01:070:415  Prehistoric Archaeology of New Jersey
01:070:420  Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates
01:070:422  Theories in Physical Anthropology
01:070:426  South African Archaeology
01:070:497  Honors in Anthropology (1st semester)
01:070:498  Honors in Anthropology (2nd semester)
01:119:117  Biological Research Laboratory