Program: Minor in Applied Anthropology
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.
1. Foundations (3 units)
Choose one of the following courses:
2. Methods (6 units)
3. Electives (9 units)
Choose three courses from:
ANTH 341 Bones: An Introduction to the Study of Human Remains (3)
ANTH 345 Anthropology of the Contemporary United States (3)
ANTH 346 Urban Anthropology (3)
ANTH 425 Culture, Health and Healing (3)
ANTH 430 Environmental Anthropology (3)
ANTH 432 Environmental Justice and Health (3)
ANTH 445 Human Osteology (3)
ANTH 465 Museum Anthropology: Principles and Practices (3)
ANTH 468 Cultural Heritage (3)
ANTH 476A-Z Topics in Anthropological Methods (3)
ANTH 486 Interrogating Globalization: The Ethnography of Global Problems (3)
ANTH 490E Seminar in Applied Anthropology (3)
Total Units in the Minor: 18
Department of Anthropology
Chair: Suzanne Scheld
Sierra Hall (SH) 232
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe and explain human experiences and the causes and consequences of cultural diversity across space and time from an anthropological perspective.
- Describe and explain the evolutionary process, particularly as it relates to primate and specifically hominin evolution.
- Describe and explain biological and behavioral variation among human and non-human primates in context.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational concept of culture and core theories in anthropology and their applications to the field.
- Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, collect, describe, analyze, interpret and communicate anthropological evidence according to generally accepted professional practice and ethics.
- Describe and explain how anthropology can be used to engage in contemporary issues and can be applied toward addressing social problems.