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Department of Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements ANTHMIN

The Minor in Anthropology offers students the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate studies with a wide range of course options and thematic specializations including human health and evolution, food and nutrition, human adaptation to the environment, communication and performance, indigenous cultures, and human rights.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Anthropology Core. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology
    • ANTH-E 200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH-L 200 Language and Culture
    • ANTH-P 200 Introduction to Archaeology
  2. Anthropology Elective. One (1) course:
    • Any ANTH-A 100–499
    • Any ANTH-B 100–499
    • Any ANTH-E 100–499
    • Any ANTH-L 100–499
    • Any ANTH-P 100–499
  3. Advanced Electives. At least three (3) courses and nine (9) credit hours:
    • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics
    • ANTH-A 372 Food, Culture and Heritage in Italy
    • ANTH-A 399 Honors Tutorial
    • ANTH-A 400 Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology
    • ANTH-A 402 Food and the Body
    • ANTH-A 403 Introduction to Museum Studies
    • ANTH-A 405 Museum Methods
    • ANTH-A 410 Anthropology Capstone Seminar
    • ANTH-A 467 Topics in Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH-B 301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology
    • ANTH-B 310 Bioanthropology: A History of Ideas
    • ANTH-B 312 Evolutionary Medicine
    • ANTH-B 333 Chimpanzee Biology: Anatomy, Evolution, Ecology, and Physiology
    • ANTH-B 340 Hormones and Human Behavior
    • ANTH-B 343 Evolution of Human Ecological Footprint
    • ANTH-B 368 The Evolution of Primate Social Behavior
    • ANTH-B 370 Human Variation
    • ANTH-B 400 Undergraduate Seminar
    • ANTH-B 464 Human Paleontology
    • ANTH-B 466 The Primates
    • ANTH-B 470 Human Adaptation: Biological Approaches
    • ANTH-B 472 Bioanthropology of Aboriginal America
    • ANTH-B 480 Human Growth and Development
    • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups
    • ANTH-E 302 Ethnographic Methods
    • ANTH-E 303 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 309 Problems in African Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 317 Ethnographies of Media Worlds
    • ANTH-E 318 Nature/Culture: Global Perspectives in Environmental Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 319 Native American Religions
    • ANTH-E 320 Indigenous Populations of North America
    • ANTH-E 321 Peoples of Mexico
    • ANTH-E 322 Peoples of Brazil
    • ANTH-E 323 Indigenous Peoples of Indiana
    • ANTH-E 327 Native Amazonians and the Environment
    • ANTH-E 328 Ecological Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 331 Debt
    • ANTH-E 333 Peoples of the Andes
    • ANTH-E 335 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
    • ANTH-E 337 Food, Sex and Gender
    • ANTH-E 338 Stigma and Taboo
    • ANTH-E 340 Indigenous Populations of Mexico and Central America
    • ANTH-E 344 On The Move Across Asia: Gender, Migration, Mobility
    • ANTH-E 345 Changing China
    • ANTH-E 346 Global Anarchy
    • ANTH-E 347 The Anthropology of Contemporary Japan
    • ANTH-E 349 Identity and Difference
    • ANTH-E 358 Photography and Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 366 Commodities and Culture
    • ANTH-E 373 Plagues and People
    • ANTH-E 380 Urban Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 381 Ethnographic Analysis of Family, Work, and Power
    • ANTH-E 382 Memory and Culture
    • ANTH-E 383 A World of Work
    • ANTH-E 385 Applied Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 386 Performance, Culture, and Power in the Middle East and North Africa
    • ANTH-E 387 The Ethnography of Europe
    • ANTH-E 388 Ethnicity, Class, and the Model U.S. Citizen
    • ANTH-E 393 World Fiction and Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 397 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
    • ANTH-E 398 Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia
    • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar
    • ANTH-E 404 Field Methods in Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 407 Visual Anthropology: Filmmaking
    • ANTH-E 408 Talk, Tales, and Television: Africa, Europe, the United States
    • ANTH-E 412 Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe
    • ANTH-E 413 Global Africa
    • ANTH-E 415 Topics in Communication and Culture in Comparative Perspective
    • ANTH-E 416 Anthropology of Tourism
    • ANTH-E 417 African Women
    • ANTH-E 418 Globalization and Consumer Culture
    • ANTH-E 420 Economic Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 421 Food and Culture
    • ANTH-E 422 Native American and Indigenous Media
    • ANTH-E 423 Life Histories
    • ANTH-E 424 Sense of Place
    • ANTH-E 426 Coffee Culture, Production, and Markets
    • ANTH-E 428 Contemporary Latin American Social Movements
    • ANTH-E 431 Ethnography as Cultural Critique
    • ANTH-E 432 Cultures of Democracy
    • ANTH-E 434 Food Communication and Performance
    • ANTH-E 435 Fashion, Beauty, Power
    • ANTH-E 436 The Politics of Marriage
    • ANTH-E 437 Power and Violence: Political Systems in Ethnographic Perspective
    • ANTH-E 438 Communication in the Digital Age
    • ANTH-E 442 Ethnographic Memoir
    • ANTH-E 444 People and Protected Areas: Theories of Conservation
    • ANTH-E 445 Seminar in Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 454 India Lost and Found in Diasporic Feminist Films
    • ANTH-E 456 Anthropology of Race
    • ANTH-E 460 The Arts in Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 463 Anthropology of Dance
    • ANTH-E 464 Body, Power, and Performance
    • ANTH-E 474 The Anthropology of Human Rights
    • ANTH-E 485 Art and Craft of Ethnography
    • ANTH-E 490 Development and Anthropology
    • ANTH-L 310 Elementary Lakota (Sioux) Language I
    • ANTH-L 311 Elementary Lakota (Sioux) Language II
    • ANTH-L 312 Intermediate Lakota (Sioux) Language I
    • ANTH-L 313 Intermediate Lakota (Sioux) Language II
    • ANTH-L 314 Performance as Communicative Practice
    • ANTH-L 320 Native American Languages
    • ANTH-L 330 Mesoamerican Languages: Structure, History, Social Context
    • ANTH-L 340 Language and Globalization
    • ANTH-L 400 Topical Seminar in the Ethnography of Communication
    • ANTH-L 402 Language in/of Media
    • ANTH-L 407 Language and Prehistory
    • ANTH-L 410 Language and Society in Central Eurasia
    • ANTH-P 301 Archaeological Methods and Analyses
    • ANTH-P 302 Invention and Technology
    • ANTH-P 305 Underwater Archeology
    • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 332 Industrial Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 345 Indigenous Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 350 Archaeology of Mexico
    • ANTH-P 361 Archaeology of the Midwestern United States
    • ANTH-P 363 North American Prehistory through Fiction
    • ANTH-P 370 Archaeology of the Andes
    • ANTH-P 375 Food in the Ancient World
    • ANTH-P 380 Prehistoric Diet and Nutrition
    • ANTH-P 385 Lithic Technological Organization
    • ANTH-P 390 Geoarchaeology
    • ANTH-P 399 Undergraduate Seminar
    • ANTH-P 401 Cultural Resource Management
    • ANTH-P 406 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
    • ANTH-P 407 Archaeological Curation
    • ANTH-P 409 Archaeological Ethics
    • ANTH-P 411 Archaeology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
    • ANTH-P 425 Faunal Osteology
    • ANTH-P 426 Problems in Zooarchaeology
    • ANTH-P 430 Archaeology of Violence and Conflict
    • ANTH-P 440 Archaeology of Space and Place
    • ANTH-P 445 Pots and People
    • ANTH-P 480 Fieldwork in Wyoming Archaeology
    • Up to 5 total credit hours of the following:
      • ANTH-X 476 Museum Practicum
      • ANTH-X 477 Fieldwork in Anthropology
      • ANTH-X 478 Practicum in Anthropology
      • ANTH-X 479 Fieldwork in Bioanthropology
      • ANTH-X 480 Fieldwork in Archaeology
      • ANTH-X 490 Individual Readings in Anthropology
  4. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the ANTH subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception
Exclusions

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

  • No common exclusions
Restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the minor:

  • Only one ANTH course at the 100–199 level may count toward the minor

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (ANTHBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Linguistics (ANTHLNGBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Anthropology (LINGANTBA)
  • Certificate in Global Human Diversity (GLHMDVACRT)
  • Certificate in the Ethnography of Communication (ETHCOMACRT)
  • Minor in Archaeology (ARCHMIN)
  • Minor in Medical Anthropology (MEDANTHMIN)
  • Minor in the Anthropology of Food (FOODMIN)
  • [Name unavailable] (ETHCOMMMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.