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Department of Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 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.


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:
    • Any ANTH-A 300–399
    • Any ANTH-A 400–499
    • Any ANTH-B 300–399
    • Any ANTH-B 400–499
    • Any ANTH-E 300–399
    • Any ANTH-E 400–499
    • Any ANTH-L 300–399
    • Any ANTH-L 400–499
    • Any ANTH-P 300–399 except ANTH-P 310; ANTH-P 314; ANTH-P 341
    • Any ANTH-P 400–499
    • Up to 3 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

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

  • No common exclusions

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.