Minor in Anthropology

Catalog Year: 2023-2024


A minor in anthropology enriches many majors with its holistic and cross-cultural perspective. It is a good fit for students majoring in biology, communication, English, history, psychology, sociology, and others. This minor will be useful for anyone contemplating an international career or a future profession involving culturally-diverse populations.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses

ANTH 114 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Mason Core) 3
ANTH 120 Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution (Mason Core) 3
or ANTH 135 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Mason Core)
Total Credits 6

Regional Ethnography Course

Select one course from the following: 3
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (Mason Core)
Ancient Mesoamerica (Mason Core)
Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (Mason Core)
Peoples and Cultures of India (Mason Core)
Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western
Total Credits 3


Select three elective courses in anthropology at the 300- or 400- level 9
Total Credits 9