College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Cultural Anthropology : Minor

Enriching awareness
Cultural Anthropology is the comparative, cross-cultural, and holistic study of humankind. The discipline reminds us that ours is not the only way in which societies can be organized and beliefs and behaviors occur. Through courses emphasizing social, cultural, historical, linguistic, and biological perspectives, the cultural anthropology minor at Alfred University seeks to enrich our awareness of the breadth of the human condition. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, this minor is a solid supplement to any major at the university.

Requirements for the minor
A minor in cultural anthropology requires 16 total credit hours. Two courses are required for the minor:

I. Core Courses (8 credit hours)

ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 120 Human Origins
ANTH 304 Language and Culture *

Eight additional hours of course work in anthropology or related areas to be chosen in consultation with the cultural anthropology minor advisor are required.

Electives Courses (8 credit hours)

ANTH 200/300 Special Topics
ANTH 302 Nacirema
ANTH 303 Health and Culture *
ANTH 305 Belize and the Caribbean
ANTH 309 Magic and Religion *
ANTH 311 Nip, Tuck, Perm, Pierce, Tattoo, Embalm Adventures with Embodied Culture
ANTH 312 Violence and Culture *
ANTH 400 Special Problems in Anthropology *
ANTH 450 Independent Study
ANTH Field Work *
ANTH 495 Global Issues Seminar *
ARTH 304 Global Arts: Contemporary Asia
ARTH 305 Arts of India
RLGS 200/300 Special Topics
RLGS 307 Myth, Ritual, and the Creative Process

Total credit hours 16

*these courses have prerequisites; see course descriptions

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