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Minor in Anthropology

Anthropology StudentAs technology and communication allow greater interaction among people, as our own culture becomes more complex, and as boundaries between cultures become less clear, anthropological skills and approaches are increasingly critical to foster understanding of any society’s organizations, communities and institutions.

Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a Minor in Anthropology. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.



Students Minoring in Anthropology will take the following courses:

ANT 1 Development of the Human Species, Culture and Society
ANT 2 Human Society
ANT 35 Global Culture: The Integration of the World Community

Required, one of the following four:

ANT 21 North American Indian Cultures
ANT 22 The Anthropology of Middle and South America
ANT 24 Cultures and Peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa
ANT 85 Seminar in Archaeology

Required, one of the following four:

ANT 42 Medicine and Anthropology
ANT 50 Biophysical Anthropology
ANT 51 Forensic Anthropology
ANT 63 Gender Roles
ANT 64 Individual, Culture and Society

Required, one course selected from the two optional listings above and one of the following:*

SOC 55 Population Problems
SOC 66 The African American Experience
SOC 85 Social Theory
GGR 1 Human Geography: Man, Environment, and Technology

Total 21 credits

*Substitutions with approval of chair.

Academic Policy for Minors

No courses for the minor may be taken pass/fail.
Students must maintain at least a 2.25 in the minor.

Contact your academic and career counselor about requirements and additional information.