Minor or B.I.S. Concentration in Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. To understand what makes humans unique, and the importance of our differences, anthropology draws on insights from diverse fields, including social and biological sciences and the humanities.

The minor and B.I.S. concentration in anthropology gives students in other majors a basic background in the field of anthropology in order to broaden and enhance their degree. Additionally, both the minor and the B.I.S. concentration enable students to take advantage of the vast opportunities and unique experiences in our school. Please see our Anthropology FAQs for more information.

Minor/B.I.S. Concentration in Anthropology Curriculum

  • 18 credits
  • A minimum of 12 credits must be upper division (300 or 400 level), and a minimum of 6 upper-division credits must be taken from anthropology coursework offered by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

Intro Courses:
Choose 2 of the following introductory courses:

  • ASB 102: Culture in a Globalizing World (3 credits)
  • ASM 104: Bones, Stones and Human Evolution (4 credits)
  • ASB 222: Buried Cities and Lost Tribes or ASB 223: Aztecs, Incas and Mayas (3 credits)

Choose 4 UPPER-division anthropology courses in a minimum of 2 of the following subdisciplines:

  • Sociocultural/Linguistic Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
Note: Term-specific and sub-discipline anthropology course lists can be found here.

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