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Program: Minor in Applied Anthropology

Program Description

Applied Anthropology focuses specifically on how to operationalize anthropological knowledge and skills in non-academic settings and thus provides a focused complement to studies in many fields. A minor in Applied Anthropology will provide students with sufficient theoretical, methodological and substantive background to enable them to combine anthropological perspectives and skills with those of their chosen major, making them significantly more desirable and effective in a competitive job market.


Department of Anthropology
Chair: Suzanne Scheld
Sierra Hall (SH) 232
(818) 677-3331

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain human experiences and the causes and consequences of cultural diversity across space and time from an anthropological perspective.
  2. Describe and explain the evolutionary process, particularly as it relates to primate and specifically hominin evolution.
  3. Describe and explain biological and behavioral variation among human and non-human primates in context.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational concept of culture and core theories in anthropology and their applications to the field.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, collect, describe, analyze, interpret and communicate anthropological evidence according to generally accepted professional practice and ethics.
  6. Describe and explain how anthropology can be used to engage in contemporary issues and can be applied toward addressing social problems.