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Anthropology Minor

Requirements for the minor

Students must take a total of 18 credits.

Prescribed Courses (9 credits): ANTH 002, ANTH 021, ANTH 045

Additional Courses (9 credits): minimum of 6 credits at the 400 level and 3 credits from any ANTH course except ANTH 001.

All classes require a grade of C or better.

Anthropology Minor with Forensic Anthropology emphasis.

Forensic anthropology focuses mainly on skeletal remains and employs biological, archaeological and cultural anthropological knowledge pertinent to law enforcement cases and mass disaster recovery efforts.  Anthropologists can help establish an individual’s age, sex, stature, ancestry, and prior physical conditions, all of which are important in the identification process, as well as the timing and cause of death, and what happened to the remains afterwards.

The minor track introduces students to the various aspects of forensic anthropology, broadening their backgrounds in preparation for seeking jobs and furthering careers in the forensic sciences.  Upon graduation students receive a certificate documenting their completion of the forensic anthropology minor track.

Requirements for the minor (with Forensic Anthropology emphasis).

Students must take a total of 18 credits.

Prescribed courses (9 credits): ANTH 002, ANTH 021, ANTH 045

An additional 9 credits selected from: ANTH 410, ANTH 411, ANTH 427W, ANTH 466.

All classes require a grade of C or better.

Other related minors

The undergraduate minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies addresses human sexuality and gender as they have been conceptualized and investigated by diverse disciplines: humanities (including history and cultural studies), behavioral and social sciences, biological sciences, and visual and performance arts. Courses in the minor require students to explore scholarship and research on sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender across the lifespan, across cultures, and throughout history. Developing students' critical skills in a variety of disciplines, courses in the minor cover theories of sexuality and gender, sexual orientation, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movements; the history of sexual norms; queer theory; gender identity; and the impact of gender identities and erotic orientations on the arts; etc.

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Meet current student Melanie Davis (BANTH '15)

Meet current student Melanie Davis (BANTH '15)

Video footage taken at the 2011 Liberal Arts Academic Major and Minor Speed Dating Event. In this video, Melanie Davis talks about her decision to major in Biological Anthropology.

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