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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:

ANTH 101: Cultural Anthropology

Two of the following courses:
ANTH 200 - 210

Three additional courses in anthropology, two of which must be at the 200-level or above

Medical Anthropology Minor Requirements

Six courses are required:

Two of the following courses:
ANTH 200 - 210

Three of the following courses: 

  • ANTH 101: Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 102: Introduction to Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 215: Public Health Anthropology
  • ANTH 216: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 230: War, Genocide and Justice
  • ANTH 246: Anthropological Approach to Gender and Sexuality
  • ANTH 249: Global Masculinities
  • ANTH 265: Global Health
  • ANTH 268: Science, Culture and Expertise

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.