Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Anthropology

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Anthropology

The Minor in Anthropology, which is administered by the Department of Anthropology, provides a basic foundation for the breadth of study within the field of anthropology, and a grounding in general anthropological theory. Students obtain knowledge of at least one advanced topic in the field and command of the anthropological literature in at least one geographical area.

This minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Anthropology.

Requirements for the Minor in Anthropology

Complete 18 credits in the Department of Anthropology from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
ANP 320 Social and Cultural Theory 3
2. The following course (3 credits):
ANP 206 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ANP 203 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANP 363 Rise of Civilization 3
4. Complete 3 credits in an area course chosen from a list of approved courses available from the undergraduate advisor.
5. Complete 3 credits in a topics course chosen from a list of approved courses available from the undergraduate advisor.