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Department of Anthropology

Minor in Medical Anthropology

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements MEDANTHMIN


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Core.
    1. Biocultural Medical Anthropology. One (1) course:
      • ANTH-B 260 Biocultural Medical Anthropology
    2. Culture, Health and Illness. One (1) course:
      • ANTH-E 260 Culture, Health, and Illness
  2. Methods. One (1) course:
    • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics
    • ANTH-B 301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology
    • ANTH-E 302
    • ANTH-E 485 Art and Craft of Ethnography
  3. Advanced Electives. Two (2) courses:
    • ANTH-A 467 Topics in Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH-B 312 Evolutionary Medicine
    • ANTH-B 340 Hormones and Human Behavior
    • ANTH-B 343 Evolution of Human Ecological Footprint
    • ANTH-B 370 Human Variation
    • ANTH-B 400 Undergraduate Seminar
    • ANTH-B 470 Human Adaptation: Biological Approaches
    • ANTH-B 480 Human Growth and Development
    • ANTH-E 328 Ecological Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 337 Food, Sex and Gender
    • ANTH-E 338 Stigma and Taboo
    • ANTH-E 373 Plagues and People
    • ANTH-E 385
    • ANTH-E 400 Undergraduate Seminar (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • ANTH-E 421 Food and Culture
    • ANTH-E 445 Seminar in Medical Anthropology
    • ANTH-E 456 Anthropology of Race
    • ANTH-E 464 Body, Power, and Performance
    • ANTH-E 474 The Anthropology of Human Rights
    • ANTH-E 490 Development and Anthropology
    • ANTH-P 375 Food in the Ancient World
    • ANTH-P 380 Prehistoric Diet and Nutrition
  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 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

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 Anthropology (ANTHMIN)
  • Minor in Archaeology (ARCHMIN)
  • Minor in Ethnography of Communication (ETHCOMMMIN)
  • Minor in the Anthropology of Food (FOODMIN)

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.