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. 

If you declared your minor before Fall 2011, refer to the bulletin for the academic year in which you declared or consult an advisor.

Foundation Core (9 units)

  • ANTH 100 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 units)
  • ANTH 110 - Introduction to Archaeology (3 units)
  • ANTH 120 - Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3 units)

One course from Area 1: Theory and Foundations (3 units)

  • ANTH 300 - Foundations of Anthropology: History (3 units)
  • ANTH 301 - Foundations of Archaeology (3 units)
  • ANTH 302 - Foundations of Human Variation (3 units)
  • ANTH 303- Foundations of Visual Anthropology (3 units)

Electives in Anthropology (6 units)

Upper divisions units selected from courses with the ANTH prefix, including those from Theory and Foundations classes that have not been used to fulfill the area requirement.

Total Units (18 units)