The Catholic University of America

Minoring in Anthropology

For a minor, you'd normally pick courses to complement or extend your major concentration.  While it takes only six courses to satisfy requirements for a minor, you should consult your own major advisor and the undergraduate coordinator in the Anthropology Department.  You can also construct a minor around a theme or topic or special interest. Some examples are below  (Substitutions can be arranged for courses not offered every year.) 

I. ARCHAEOLOGY

105 - Human Evolution
108 - Introduction to Archaeology

Plus 4 courses selected from:
206 - Exploration & Excavation
215 - Archaeology of Bible Lands
254 - Ancient Cultures of South America
230 - Sacred Cities of the World
322 - Lost Cities & Ancient Empires
334 - The Incas
354 - Settlements & Landscapes

II. GREAT CIVILIZATIONS

101 - Cultural Anthropology
108 - Introduction to Archaeology

Plus 2 area courses chosen from:
215 - Archaeology of Bible Lands
254 - Ancient Cultures of South America
334 - The Incas

Plus 2 courses chosen from:
230 - Sacred Cities of the World
310 - Islam in the Modern World
322 - Lost Cities & Ancient Empires

III. FORENSIC AND ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

105 - Human Evolution
108 - Introduction to Archaeology
204 - Forensic Anthropology

Plus 3 courses chosen from:
206 - Exploration & Excavation
214 - The Anthropology of Food
505 - Applied Anthropology
354 - Settlements & Landscapes


 

IV. MYTH, MIND AND SYMBOL

101 - Cultural Anthropology
110 - Speech & Experience: The Anthropology of Language

Plus 2 courses chosen from:
200 - Anthropological Perspectives

270 - The Information Society
230 - Sacred Cities of the World

Plus 2 area courses chosen from:
254 - Ancient Cultures of South America

310 - Islam in the Modern World
334 - The Incas
371 - Latin America in the New Millennium
390 - Politics & Religion in the Middle East

V. CULTURE & COMMUNICATION

101 - Cultural Anthropology
110 - Speech & Experience: The Anthropology of Language

Plus 2 courses chosen from:
200 - Anthropological Perspectives

230 - Sacred Cities of the World
270 - The Information Society
315 - Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism

Plus 2 area courses chosen from:
310 - Islam in the Modern World
355 - Latinos/Latinas in the USA

371 - Latin America in the New Millennium

VI. MIGRANTS & REFUGEES

101 - Cultural Anthropology
217 - Migrants, Refugees and the Homeless

Plus 2 courses chosen from:
214 - Anthropology of Food
240 - Ethnicity
270 - The Information Society
315 - Globalization & the Culture of Capitalism
505 - Applied Anthropology
541 - Health, Society & Culture


Plus 2 area courses chosen from:
355 - Latinos/Latinas in the USA
371 - Latin America in the New Millennium
390 - Politics & Religion in the Middle East