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Department of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences
One Discipline, Four Fields

Requirements for Minor and Certificate

If you are undergraduate student at IUB and are looking for something extra...BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS! by taking a minor and certificate in anthropology, where you will find courses dealing with:

  • Cultures from around the world
  • Museum methods
  • Language and culture
  • Human origins and evolution

Regular course offerings include undergraduate seminars that cover topics of special interest. Some recent seminar titles are:

  • "Human Adaptation"
  • "Arts and Ritual of Indians of the Americas"
  • "Aging Around the World"
  • "Problems in Paleoanthropology"

NOTE: Students pursuing the anthropology major cannot also minor or get a certificate in anthropology. Students additionally cannot receive multiple minors or a minor and a certificate.

Requirements For Minors

Minor in Anthropology (for students matriculating into IU until Spring 2013)

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in anthropology to include:

  1. No more than one course at the 100 level.
  2. At least one course selected from B200, E200, L200, and P200.
  3. One additional course at the 200 level or above.
  4. At least two advanced courses (300–400 level) selected in conjunction with the advisor to suit the student's interests.
  5. Students may select up to 5 credit hours from A406, A408, A495, A496.

(for students matriculating into IU Summer 2013 or later)

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in anthropology to include:

  1. No more than one course at the 100 level.
  2. At least one course selected from B200, E200, L200, and P200.
  3. One additional course at the 200 level or above.
  4. At least three advanced courses (9 credit hours) at the 300–400 level, selected in conjunction with the advisor to suit the student's interests.
  5. Students may select up to 5 credit hours from A406, A408, A495, A496.

Minor in the Anthropology of Food (for students matriculating into IU until Spring 2013)

The minor in the anthropology of food offers students the opportunity to explore the ways in which food relates to culture and society, economics, globalization, identity, health, and history. Anthropology faculty teach courses that specifically target food and food systems around the world using ethnographic, bioanthropological, archaeological, and linguistic methods and data. The department offers courses concerning the global trade in food products, famine, attitudes about eating and food preparation, ceremonial and symbolic aspects of food production and preparation, and perspectives on food and health in both modern and ancient human populations.

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in anthropology to include:

  1. At least one course selected from B200, E200, L200 or P200.
  2. A221 Anthropology of Food, or E421 Food and Culture.
  3. At least two 300–400 level courses (6 credit hours) on food-related topics. Suitable courses include E425, E426, E485, P375, P380, P425, or P426. ANTH B400, E300, E302, E400, L400, or P399 can be counted if the focus of the course work is clearly on food.
  4. At least one additional food-related course from within the College of Arts and Sciences, selected in consultation with the advisor. These may include ANTH E105 when the focus is on food, COLL E104 Chocolate: Food of the Gods, and COLL E104 People and Animals. Variable title courses A150, A200, A205, and A208 can be counted if the focus of the class is clearly on food. Courses in other departments that can be counted include HUBI B101.
  5. Students may count up to 5 credit hours from A406, A408, A495, and A496 for projects or work related to the anthropology of food, with approval of the director of undergraduate studies or academic advisor.

(for students matriculating into IU Summer 2013 or later)

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in anthropology to include:

  1. At least one course selected from B200, E200, L200 or P200.
  2. A221 Anthropology of Food, E421 Food and Culture, or another food-related Anthropology course at the 200 level or above.
  3. At least three 300–400 level courses (9 credit hours) on food-related topics. Suitable courses include E425, E426, E485, P375, P380, P425, or P426. ANTH B400, E300, E302, E400, L400, or P399 can be counted if the focus of the course work is clearly on food.
  4. Students may count up to 5 credit hours from A406, A408, A495, and A496 for projects or work related to the anthropology of food, with approval of the director of undergraduate studies or academic advisor.

Minor in Archaeology

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in anthropology to include:

  1. P200 Introduction to Archaeology
  2. One course in archaeological methods: P301, P380, P385, P405, P406, P409, P425, P426 or other course selected in consultation with the advisor. P405 is recommended.
  3. At least one 300–400 level course with "P" prefix in the archaeology of a particular geographic region. Students may elect to take Classical Studies C412, C413, C414, or C419 as their regional-focus course.
  4. At least one additional course with P prefix at the 300 level or above.
  5. One additional course on a topic related to archaeology, selected in consultation with the advisor. ANTH A105 or a College topics course taught by an archaeologist in Anthropology may count toward the minor.

With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies or the academic advisor, up to 5 credit hours from A406, A408, A495, and A496 for projects or work related to archaeology may count toward the minor.

Certificate in Human Diversity:

Purpose

A student may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. The Certificate in Global Human Diversity is available to students outside the anthropology major. This certificate explores the cultural, biological, linguistic, and historical diversity of human societies worldwide. The certificate program prepares students to address major problems of identity, race, conflict, power, and access to resources using perspectives from all four subfields of anthropology.

Required Courses (for students matriculating into IU until Spring 2013)

The certificate requires 24 credit hours, normally eight semester courses, and comprises both required and elective courses. Students must take at least one course in bioanthropology, and at least one foundational course in social and cultural anthropology, along with courses having area or topical focus. An internship is strongly encouraged. For further information, contact the Anthropology academic advisor.

  1. ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society(3 cr.) or ANTH-E210 Rethinking Race Globally (3 cr.).
  2. Two courses from the following:
    • B200 Bioanthropology
    • E200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • L200 Language and Culture
    • P200 Introduction to Archaeology
  3. Internship or field project (either under A496 or as part of a course).
  4. Two topical or thematic anthropology courses selected after consulting with an advisor.
  5. Two area or regional courses selected after consulting with the Anthropology academic advisor.

(for students matriculating into IU Summer 2013 or later)

The certificate requires 24 credit hours, normally eight semester courses, and comprises both required and elective courses. Students must take at least one course in bioanthropology, and at least one foundational course in social and cultural anthropology, along with courses having area or topical focus. An internship is strongly encouraged. For further information, contact the Anthropology advising office.

  1. ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society(3 cr.) or ANTH-E210 Rethinking Race Globally (3 cr.).
  2. Two courses from the following:
    • B200 Bioanthropology
    • E200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • L200 Language and Culture
    • P200 Introduction to Archaeology
  3. Internship or field project (either under A496 or as part of a course).
  4. Two topical or thematic anthropology courses selected after consulting with an advisor.
  5. Two area or regional courses selected after consulting with an advisor.
  6. At least 9 credit hours of coursework for the certificate must be completed at the 300-400 level.

Anthropology will open your eyes - and your mind - to the world! To apply for a minor or the certificate, please see the Declare Major or Minor page.