Anthropology Minors

Anthropology at the University of Michigan emphasizes four-field training. Our majors gain anthropological understanding of the human condition through exposure to Sociocultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Anthropological Archaeology, and Linguistic Anthropology and their many interrelationships. Many students, however, take our courses to supplement other majors or out of general interest and have less need for four-field training. Academic minors in anthropology may benefit these students, providing structure to their course elections, and allowing thoughtful integration of anthropology into their academic plans. The department offers three minors: Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.

Anthropology Advising +

The department offers undergraduate majors for a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Evolutionary Anthropology: minors are offered in Medical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, and Anthropology (with tracks in Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaeological Anthropology).

All anthropology faculty members are available for informal discussion with students during scheduled office hours (check the Department office for times).

Department advisors are available to explain program objectives and requirements and to help with the planning of your  program.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions.

Appointments are scheduled in the Department office or online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/advising

 

Anthropology Minor

Effective Winter 2008

 

Academic minors in the Department of Anthropology are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the department of Anthropology.

The sub-disciplines of anthropology are natural complements to many concentrations. The academic minor in Anthropology allows students with particular regional or topical interests to add an anthropological perspective to their studies, whether sociocultural, linguistic or archeological. Students may choose a track that emphasizes Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, or Anthropological Archaeology.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least five courses (no fewer than 16 credits) in one "track" to be chosen from the following tracks, as described below.

  1. Sociocultural Anthropology
    Effective Fall 2007
    1. One general introduction to anthropology: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.
    2. One upper-level course in anthropological theory from those listed under Sociocultural Anthropology-Theory/Method in the LSA Bulletin or under Course Info at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/courses/undergraduatecoursesinanthropology_ci.
    3. Three anthropology courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor. At least one must be at the 400-level, one must be a regional course.
  2. Linguistic Anthropology
    Effective Fall 2007 

    1. One general introduction to anthropology; ANTHRCUL 101 is recommended.
    2. ANTHRCUL 272.
    3. At least three upper-level courses from those listed under Linguistic Anthropology in the LS&A Bulletin or under Course Info at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/courses/undergraduatecoursesinanthropology_ci.
  3. Anthropological Archaeology
    Effective Winter 2008
    1. ANTHRARC 282.
    2. ANTHRARC 385 or 386.
    3. Three additional regularly offered courses in anthropological archaeology, two of which must be 300-level or above, chosen from ANTHRARC 258, 285, 283, 284, 381, 382, 383, 385, 386, 392, 394, 407, 442, 482, 484, 490, or 495.
    4. Other less regularly taught courses in anthropological archaeology may also be used. Consult the undergraduate advisor for more information. Field courses (ANTHRARC 400 or 487) and Independent Reading and Research (ANTHRARC 499) may not be used toward the academic minor.

Anthropology academic minor (Fall 2007) +

Academic minors in the Department of Anthropology are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the department of Anthropology.

 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Anthropology must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at 101 West Hall.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

 Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits in one "track" to be chosen from the following tracks, as described below.

  1.  Sociocultural Anthropology
    Effective Fall 2007
    1.  One general introduction to anthropology: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.
    2.  One upper-level course in anthropological theory from those listed under Sociocultural Anthropology-Theory/Method in the LSA Bulletin.
    3.  Three anthropology courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor. At least one must be at the 400-level, one must be a regional course.
  2.  Linguistic Anthropology
    Effective Fall 2007

     

    1. One general introduction to anthropology; ANTHRCUL 101 is recommended.
    2.  ANTHRCUL 272.
    3. At least three upper-level courses from those listed under Linguistic Anthropology in the LS&A Bulletin.
  3.  Anthropological Archaeology
    Effective Fall 2007
    1. ANTHRARC 282.
    2. ANTHRARC 385 or 386.
    3.  Three additional regularly offered courses in anthropological archaeology chosen from ANTHRARC 258, 285, 283, 284, 381, 382, 383, 385, 386, 392, 394, 407, 442, 482, 484, 490, or 495.
    4.  Other less regularly taught courses in anthropological archaeology may also be used. Consult the undergraduate advisor for more information. Field courses (ANTHRARC 400 or 487) and Independent Reading and Research (ANTHRARC 499) may not be used toward the academic minor.

Anthropology academic minor (through Summer 2007) +

 

Academic minors in the Department of Anthropology are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the department of Anthropology.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Anthropology must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at 101 West Hall.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor:

None.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 16 credits in one "track" to be chosen from the following tracks, as described below.

  1. Sociocultural Anthropology
    Effective Through Summer 2007
    1. One general introduction to anthropology: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222.

    2. One upper-level course in anthropological theory from those listed under Sociocultural Anthropology-Theory/Method in the LSA Bulletin.

    3. Three anthropology courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor. At least one must be at the 400-level, one must be a regional course.

  2. Linguistic Anthropology
    Effective Through Summer 2007
    1. One general introduction to anthropology; ANTHRCUL 101 is recommended.

    2. ANTHRCUL 272.

    3. At least three upper-level courses from those listed under Linguistic Anthropology in the LS&A Bulletin.

  3. Archaeology of Early Civilizations
    Effective Through Summer 2007
    1. ANTHRARC 386.

    2. New World Civilizations: two courses chosen from ANTHRARC 488, 489, 491.

    3. Old World Civilizations: two courses chosen from ANTHRARC 380, 381, 407, 442, 483.

  4. Prehistoric Archaeology
    Effective Through Summer 2007
    1. ANTHRARC 282.

    2. New World Prehistory: two courses chosen from ANTHRARC 488, 489, 490, 491.

    3. Old World Prehistory: two courses chosen from ANTHRARC 382, 383, ANTHRARC 385, 407, 483, 492.

    4. Topical courses: Students may elect to replace one of the regional courses with a course addressing a broad comparative topic in prehistoric archaeology. Topical courses include, but are not limited to: ANTHRARC 286, 388, 390, 591.




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