Minor Requirements

The UCSC minor in anthropology has a total of 10 courses required: three lower-division and seven upper-division courses. There is no theory course or senior comprehensive requirement for the minor in anthropology.

Three Lower-Division Courses

  • ANTH 1: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 2: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 3: Introduction to Archaeology

Seven Upper-Division Courses

Two-credit courses do not count toward the 7 upper-division courses required for the minor.  

Core Requirements

  • One course in sociocultural anthropology
  • One course in regional specialization
  • One course in  archaeology
  • One course in biological, medical or environmental anthropology

Electives

  • Three anthropology electives (any additional upper-division anthropology courses).  
  • Individual studies courses (197, 198, or 199) may not be counted toward the 7 required upper-division courses.

Core Requirements

Socialcultural Courses

Note: Each course may only be used to satisfy a single major requirement.  Courses cannot be double-counted for requirements within the anthropology major. Not all of these courses are offered each year.

119     Indigenous Visual Culture

120     Culture in Film

121     Socialism

122     Postsocialism

123     Psychological Anthropology

124     Anthropology of Religion

126     Sexuality and Society in Cross-Cultural Perspective

127     Ethnographies of Capitalism

128     Contemporary American Evangelical Culture

129     Other Globalizations: Cultures and Histories of Interconnection

131     Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

132     Photography and Anthropology

133     Narratives of the Popular

134     Medical Anthropology

135A   Cities

136     The Biology of Everyday Life

137     Consuming Culture

138     Political Anthropology

139     Language and Culture

140     Art, Artist, Artifact

141      Developing Countries

142     Anthropology of Law

143     Performance and Power

144     Anthropology of Poverty and Welfare

145X   Special Topics in Socio-Cultural Anthropology

146     Anthropology and the Environment

147      Anthropology and the Anthropocene

148     Gender and Global Development

151     Workshop in Ethnography

153      Medicine/Colonialism

154     Multimedia Ethnography

157     Modernity and Its Others

158     Feminist Ethnographies

159     Race and Anthropology

160     Reproduction and Population Politics

161     The Anthropology of Food 

162     Anthropology of Displaced Persons

163     Kinship

164     Anthropology of Dance

165     Anthropological Folklore

166     States, Bureaucracies, and Other Cosmological Propositions

Regional Specialization Courses

Note:  Each course may only be used to satisfy a single major requirement.  Courses cannot be double-counted for requirements within the anthropology major.  Not all of these courses are offered each year.

130A    Peoples and Cultures of Africa

130B    Brazil

130C   Politics and Culture in China

130E    Culture and Politics of Island Southeast Asia

130F    African Diasporas in the Americas

130G   Asian Americans in Ethnography and Film

130H   Ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe

130I    Cultures of India

130J    Politics and Statemaking in Latin America

130L    Ethnographies of Latin America

130M   Inside Mexico

130N    Native Peoples of North America

130T    Anthropological Approaches to Islam

130U    Central America

130V    Ethnography of Russia

130W   Ethnography of Eastern Europe

130X    Special Topics in Ethnography

175A    African Archaeology

175B    African Archaeology: Development

175C    African Diaspora Archaeology

176A    North American Archeology

176B    Meso-American Archaeology

176C    Archaeology and the American Southwest

176D    Colonial Encounters in the Americas

176E    Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest

176F    California Archaeology

Archaeology Courses

Note: Each course may only be used to satisfy a single major requirement.  Courses cannot be double-counted for requirements within the anthropology major.  Not all of these courses are offered each year.

171     Materials and Methods in Historical Archaeology

172     Archaeological Research Design

173     Origins of Farming

174     Origins of Complex Societies

175A    African Archaeology

175B    African Archaeology: Development

175C    African Diaspora Archaeology

176A    North American Archeology

176B    Meso-American Archaeology

176C    Archaeology and the American Southwest

176D    Colonial Encounters in the Americas

176E    Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest

176F    California Archaeology

177      European Conquest of the Americas

178      Historical Archaeology: A Global Perspective

180      Ceramic Analysis in Archaeology

182A    Lithic Technology

184      Zooarchaeology

185      Osteology of Mammals, Birds, and Fish

187      Cultural Heritage in Colonial Contexts

189      Archaeology Field Course

 

Biological/Medical/Environmental Anthropology Courses

Note: Each course may only be used to satisfy a single major requirement.  Courses cannot be double-counted for requirements within the anthropology major.  Not all of these courses are offered each year.

100     History and Theory of Biological Anthropology

101     Human Evolution

104     Human Variation and Adaptation

105     Human Paleopathology

111     Human Ecology

134     Medical Anthropology

146     Anthropology and the Environment

147      Anthropology and the Anthropocene


Electives

Any upper division course may satisfy an elective.  Courses that have been taken to satisfy a core requirement may not be used to satsify an elective.  The courses listed below do not satsify core requirements but may be used to satisfy electives.  Individual studies courses (197, 198, or 199) may not be counted toward the 7 required upper-division courses.

Anthropology At-Large Courses

Note: Not all of these courses are offered each year

Anthropology At-Large courses may be used as electives for completing upper-division course requirements.  These courses do not count as anthropological theory, sociocultural anthropology, regional specialization, or biological anthropology and archaeology courses.

110A   Public Life and Contemporary Issues

110B    From Indiana Jones to Stonehenge: Archaeology as Pop Culture

110E    Anthropology of Global Environmental Change

110F    Biocultural Approaches to Food

110G   Barrio Popular Culture

110H   Acoustic Culture

110K   Culture though Food    

110O   Postcolonial Britain and France

110P    India and Indian Diaspora Through Film

110R    Discourses in American Religions and Their Role in Public Life

110T    Motherhood in American Culture

110W  Land and Waterscapes Entropology

Laboratory Methods Courses

Note: Not all of these courses are offered each year

These courses are designed for students interested in pursuing graduate research or careers that require specialized training in laboratory methods and may be used as electives for completing upper-division course requirements.  These courses do not count towards the anthropological theory, sociocultural anthropology, regional specialization, biological/medical/environmental anthropology, or archaeology core requirements.

102A    Human Skeletal Biology

103     Forensic Anthropology

103B    Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology

107      Methods and Research in Molecular Anthropology