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Undergraduate Program

Minor and Cluster Requirements

The Department of Anthropology offers two minors as well as four clusters in anthropology.

Minors

Students may minor in anthropology or in medical anthropology.

Anthropology Minor Requirements

Six courses are required:

ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology

Two of the following courses:

  • ANT 201: Theory and Method in Anthropology
  • ANT 202: Modern Social Theory: Key Texts and Issues
  • ANT 203: Ritual, Myth and Cosmology
  • ANT 204: Ethnographic Themes
  • ANT 205: Theories and Debates in Anthropology

Three additional courses in anthropology, two of which must be beyond the 200-level.

Medical Anthropology Minor Requirements

Six courses are required:

Two of the following courses:

  • ANT 201: Theory and Method in Anthropology
  • ANT 202: Modern Social Theory: Key Texts and Issues
  • ANT 203: Ritual, Myth and Cosmology
  • ANT 204: Ethnographic Themes
  • ANT 205: Theories and Debates in Anthropology

Three of the following courses: 

  • ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 102: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 216: Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 230: War, Genocide and Justice

One additional anthropology course.

Clusters

The Department of Anthropology offers four clusters, all of them in the social sciences academic division.

The Interpretation of Culture (S1ANT001)

This cluster explores the concept of culture as a system of symbols and meanings which give insight into the unity and diversity of humanity.

Power and Inequality (S1ANT002)

Students are introduced to the way anthropologists study enduring social institutions such as states, nations, markets, and kinship groups; and systems of stratification imposed on individuals by society such as class, race, and gender.

Anthropology of Globalization (S1ANT005)

Students explore global political, economic, and cultural formations through an anthropological lens.

Medical Anthropology (S1ANT009)

This cluster is a cross-cultural, critical examination of health, illness, and medical systems.