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

 

Medical Anthropology Minor

Effective Date: Fall 2012

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society minor in the Residential College or any other minor in the Department of Anthropology

The minor in Medical Anthropology allows students to focus on the social basis of illness and healing from different cultural perspectives. The minor might be elected by students interested in client-practitioner interactions, traditional and complementary medicine, the production of medical knowledge, body politics, bioethics, and reproductive health, among other topics. It might also be relevant for those students interested in adding anthropological perspective to their preparation for a career in medicine, public health, or other health sciences.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None, but ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 are recommended.

Academic Minor Program

At least five courses (no fewer than 16 credits), to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
  2. Choose four courses from the following list of area and topical courses:
    • ANTHRBIO 363, Genes, Disease, Culture
    • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution
    • ANTHRCUL 212/WOMENSTD 212/NURSING 225, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
    • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment
    • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine"
    • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture
    • ANTHRCUL 327/RCSSCI 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • ANTHRCUL 352, Anthropology of the Body
    • ANTHRCUL 355/HISTORY 355/AAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • ANTHRCUL 408/AAS 409, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • AAS 355/HISTORY 355/ANTHRCUL 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • AAS 365/WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • AAS 409/ANTHRCUL 408, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • AAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
    • HISTORY 355/AAS 355/ANTHRCUL 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • NURSING 225/ANTHRCUL 212/WOMENSTD 212, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • RCSSCI 327/ANTHRCUL 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • WOMENSTD 212/ANTHRCUL 212/NURSING 225, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WOMENSTD 324/ANTHRCUL 325, Childbirth & Culture
    • WOMENSTD 365/AAS 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
  3.  or a course(s) approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.

The minor must include at least two courses at the 300-level or above.


Medical Anthropology Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2012) +

Effective Date: Winter 2012-Summer 2012)

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.

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society academic minor in the Residential College

The academic minor in Medical Anthropology allows students to focus on the social basis of illness and healing from different cultural perspectives. The academic minor might be elected by students interested in client-practitioner interactions, traditional and complementary medicine, the production of medical knowledge, body politics, bioethics, and reproductive health, among other topics. It might also be relevant for those students interested in adding anthropological perspective to their preparation for a career in medicine, public health, or other health sciences.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None, but ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 are recommended.

Academic Minor Program

At least five courses (no fewer than 16 credits), to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
  2. Choose four courses from the following list of area and topical courses:
    • ANTHRBIO 363, Genes, Disease, Culture
    • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution
    • ANTHRCUL 212/WOMENSTD 212/NURSING 225, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
    • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment
    • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine"
    • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture
    • ANTHRCUL 327/RCSSCI 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • ANTHRCUL 352, Anthropology of the Body
    • ANTHRCUL 355/HISTORY 355/AAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • ANTHRCUL 408/AAS 409, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • AAS 355/HISTORY 355/ANTHRCUL 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • AAS 365/WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • AAS 409/ANTHRCUL 408, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa
    • AAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
    • HISTORY 355/AAS 355/ANTHRCUL 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds
    • NURSING 225/ANTHRCUL 212/WOMENSTD 212, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • RCSSCI 327/ANTHRCUL 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • WOMENSTD 212/ANTHRCUL 212/NURSING 225, The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
    • WOMENSTD 324/ANTHRCUL 325, Childbirth & Culture
    • WOMENSTD 365/AAS 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction
    • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
  3.  or a course(s) approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.

The academic minor must include at least two courses at the 300-level or above.


Medical Anthropology Academic Minor (Fall 2010 - Fall 2011) +

Effective Date: Fall 2010-Fall 2011 

Medical Anthropology

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Medical Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions. Appointments are scheduled by calling the department office at (734) 764-7274 or online at: www.lsa.umich.edu/anthro/undergraduates/advising

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.

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society academic minor in the Residential College

The academic minor in Medical Anthropology allows students to focus on the social basis of illness and healing from different cultural perspectives. The academic minor might be elected by students interested in client-practitioner interactions, traditional and complementary medicine, the production of medical knowledge, body politics, bioethics, and reproductive health, among other topics. It might also be relevant for those students interested in adding anthropological perspective to their preparation for a career in medicine, public health, or other health sciences.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None, but ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 are recommended.

Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

 

  1. ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
  2. Choose four courses from the following list of area and topical courses:
    • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives;
    • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
    • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine";
    • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
    • ANTHRCUL 327/RCSSCI 327, Critical Theory in Medicine and Health
    • ANTHRCUL 352, Anthropology of the Body;
    • ANTHRCUL 357, Ethnographies of Medical Anthropology;
    • ANTHRCUL 408/CAAS 409, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa;
    • CAAS 365/WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
    • CAAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health";
    • HISTORY 355/CAAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds (3 credits);
    • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
  3.  or a course(s) approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.

The academic minor must include at least two courses at the 300-level or above.


Medical Anthropology Academic Minor (Fall 2009-Summer 2010) +

 

Effective Date: Fall 2009-Summer 2010 

Medical Anthropology

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Medical Anthropology should contact the undergraduate advisor with any questions. 

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.

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society academic minor in the Residential College

The academic minor in Medical Anthropology allows students to focus on the social basis of illness and healing from different cultural perspectives. The academic minor might be elected by students interested in client-practitioner interactions, traditional and complementary medicine, the production of medical knowledge, body politics, bioethics, and reproductive health, among other topics. It might also be relevant for those students interested in adding anthropological perspective to their preparation for a career in medicine, public health, or other health sciences.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 (recommended).

Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

 

  1. ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
  2. Choose four courses from the following list of area and topical courses:
    • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives;
    • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
    • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine";
    • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
    • ANTHRCUL 352, Anthropology of the Body;
    • ANTHRCUL 357, Ethnographies of Medical Anthropology;
    • ANTHRCUL 408/CAAS 409, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa;
    • CAAS 365/WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
    • CAAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health";
    • HISTORY 355/CAAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds (3 credits);
    • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
  3.  or a course(s) approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.

The academic minor must include at least two courses at the 300-level or above.


Medical Anthropology (Fall 2007 through Summer 2009) +

 

Effective Date: Fall 2007 through Summer 2009

Medical Anthropology

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Medical Anthropology must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. 

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.

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society academic minor in the Residential College

The academic minor in Medical Anthropology allows students to focus on the social basis of illness and healing from different cultural perspectives. The academic minor might be elected by students interested in client-practitioner interactions, traditional and complementary medicine, the production of medical knowledge, body politics, bioethics, and reproductive health, among other topics. It might also be relevant for those students interested in adding anthropological perspective to their preparation for a career in medicine, public health, or other health sciences.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 (recommended).

Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Core Courses:  
    • ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology
      and one (or both) of:
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives; or
    • ANTHRCUL 416, Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
  2. Electives (at least two of which must be at the 300-level and above)
    1. Area Course. One course from:
      • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine";
      • ANTHRCUL 408/CAAS 409, Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa;
      • ANTHRCUL 458, section subtitled "Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa";
      • CAAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health"
      • HISTORY/CAAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds (3 credits);
      • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health";
      • or one course approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
    2. Topical Courses. Two topical courses from the following courses [or one course if both ANTHRCUL 232 and 416 are taken]:
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.


Medical Anthropology Academic Minor (Fall 2005 through Fall 2007 ) +

Effective Date: Fall 2005 through Fall 2007 

Medical Anthropology

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.

Not open to students electing the Science, Technology, and Society academic minor in the Residential College

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: ANTHRCUL 101 or 222 (recommended).

Academic Minor Program: At least 16 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Core Courses:  ANTHRCUL 344, Medical Anthropology and one of (or both of):
    • ANTHRCUL 232, Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives; or
    • ANTHRCUL 416, Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
  2.  Electives (at least two of which must be at the 300-level and above)
    1. Area Course. One course from:
      • ANTHRCUL 258, section subtitled "Culture & Medicine";
      • ANTHRCUL 458, section subtitled "Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa";
      • CAAS 458, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health" or "Maternal/Child Health & Environmental Pollution in Africa";
      • HISTORY/CAAS 355, Health & Illness in African Worlds (3 credits);
      • WOMENSTD 483, section subtitled "Gender, Poverty, and Health";
      • or one course approved by Undergraduate Advisor.
    2. Topical Courses. Two topical courses from the following courses [or one course if both ANTHRCUL 232 and 416 are taken]:
      • ANTHRCUL 325/WOMENSTD 324, Childbirth & Culture;
      • ANTHRCUL 256, Culture, Adaptation and Environment;
      • CAAS 365/ WOMENSTD 365, Global Perspectives on Gender, Health, & Reproduction;
      • ANTHRBIO 364, Nutrition & Evolution; or
      • a course(s) approved by Undergraduate Advisor.


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