The core requirements introduce students to the two main fields of Anthropology – cultural (ANTH 100) and biological (ANTH 333). The core also requires Sociology of Globalization (SOCI 231) and Faces of Culture (ANTH 314) so that students can recognize that issues of culture occur throughout the world, as well as a course in advanced cultural studies (ANTH 314). The last course in the minor is one of two diversity courses (SOCI 220 or SOCI/ANTH 322).
The directed elective courses include those focusing on culture and community, globalization and family.
The minor allows the student to examine the field of anthropology as it addresses patterns and processes of cultural change, with a focus on how people live in particular places, how they organize and govern and how they create meaning.