Program: Minor in Anthropology

Program Description

Anthropology teaches methodological and analytic skills with a focus on diversity and global issues. The Anthropology minor draws on the traditional, holistic emphasis in the field, which will serve students well in a variety of postgraduate experiences and career paths.

Program Requirements

1. Foundations (3 units)

Choose one of the following:

ANTH 150 The Human Adventure: Introduction to Anthropology (3)
or ANTH 152 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

2. Peoples and Places (3 units)

Choose one of the following:

ANTH 306 Anthropology of Native North America (3)
ANTH 307 Anthropology of Native California and the Southwest (3)
ANTH 338 Anthropology of Africa (3)
ANTH 351 Anthropology of Middle America (3)
ANTH 352 Anthropology of South America (3)
ANTH 353 The Maya: Ancient and Modern (3)
ANTH 356 Anthropology of the Mediterranean (3)

3. Electives (12 units)

In consultation with the undergraduate advisor for the Anthropology department, choose four additional 3-unit upper division courses in Anthropology. Note: Students can take either ANTH 212 or ANTH 222 as one of the four electives, but not both.

Total Units in the Minor: 18


Department of Anthropology
Chair: Christina Von Mayrhauser
Sierra Hall (SH) 232
(818) 677-3331