Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

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 a minimum of 18 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (9 credits):
ANP  201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
ANP  203 Introduction to Archaeology  3
ANP  206 Introduction to Physical Anthropology  3
2. One of the following area courses (3 credits):
ANP  410 Anthropology of Latin America  3
ANP  411 North American Indian Ethnography  3
ANP  415 China: Culture and Society  3
ANP  417 Introduction to Islam in Africa  3
ANP  419 Anthropology of the Middle East  3
ANP  432 American Indian Women 3
ANP  433 Contemporary American Indian Communities  3
ANP  437 Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective  3
ANP  452 North American Archaeology  3
ANP  455 Archaeology of Ancient Egypt  3
3. Two of the following topical/analytical/methods courses (6 to 8 credits):
ANP  310 Archaeology of Human Migrations 3
ANP  320 Social and Cultural Theory  3
ANP  321 Anthropology of Social Movements  3
ANP  325 Anthropology of the Environment and Development  3
ANP  330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity  3
ANP  362 Archaeology of Foragers to Farmers  3
ANP  363 Rise of Civilization  3
ANP  364 Fake Archaeology: Pseudoscience and the Past  3
ANP  370 Culture, Health, and Illness  3
ANP  412 Method and Practice in Digital Heritage  3
ANP  420 Language and Culture  3
ANP  422 Religion and Culture  3
ANP  425 Issues in Medical Anthropology  3
ANP  426 Urban Anthropology  3
ANP  429 Ethnographic Field Methods  4
ANP  436 Globalization and Justice: Issues in Political and Legal Anthropology  3
ANP  439 Human Rights: Anthropological Perspectives  3
ANP  440 Hominid Fossils  3
ANP  441 Osteology and Forensic Anthropology  4
ANP  443 Human Adaptability  3
ANP  461 Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology  3
ANP  463 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology  3
ANP  486 Environmental Archaeology  3