Minor in Cultural Anthropology

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The Cultural Anthropology minor begins with the powerful idea that human behavior can only be fully understood when it is seen in the context of humanity as a whole — the totality and diversity of human life and experience across the globe. This means adopting a holistic and cross-cultural perspective.

The minor consists of two required introductory courses and three electives that you can choose from a broad range of interesting subjects, including sociology, history, psychology, music, media studies, communication, theology and religion, and Spanish.

Our curriculum encompasses the four fields of Anthropology:

  • Cultural – the study of contemporary human societies
  • Linguistic – the study of the structure and practice of languages and communication throughout the world
  • Archaeological – the study of societies of the past (primarily from the material remains they leave behind)
  • Biological – the study of human evolution and primate behavior

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Department of Sociology

Kalmanovitz Hall 252 (415) 422-6671 (415) 422-5671