Anthropology Minor

For information, contact the Department of Anthropology, 120 Upham Hall, 513-529-8399.

The Anthropology Minor is designed to help students pursue their interests in human communication, biology, and culture, in the past and present, without fulfilling the full range of requirements of the major.  Anthropology is the ideal complement to a number of majors and pre-professional degrees. Anthropological holism encourages critical thinking and interdisciplinarity, while the cross-cultural approach of anthropology will be of particular importance to those interested in adding global and pan-human perspectives to their major course of study.

Students planning to take this minor should inform the chief departmental advisor and formally declare this minor. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for all courses in the minor. These courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no-credit. This minor is not open to an anthropology major.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Select one of the following:3
Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations
Introduction to Anthropology
Peoples of the World
Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
Select two of the following:8
Introduction to Archaeological Theory and Methods
Foundations of Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Additional anthropology courses:
Take additional ATH courses to total at least 18 semester hours. At least one course must be at the 300-level or above.7
Total Credit Hours18

Note: Only four credits of field method courses (ATH 415ATH 426 and ATH 491) count toward the 18 hours needed for the minor.