Our minor program provides students in other fields with a framework to pursue a particular focus within the discipline. Such a focus might be within:
- A subfield of anthropology, i.e., biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology
- Area studies, e.g., Africa, the Middle East, the United States
- A specific topic, e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, the origins of the state, urban studies
Students must complete a 6-course program comprised of:
- 2 core 200-level courses selected
from:211, 213, 214, and 215, provide background in two of the four major subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology)
- 4 300-level courses that constitute a coherent focus
Minor programs can be designed to meet your particular needs and interests. Some example programs are below.
Biological sciences major with an interest in ecology and behavior
Build a coherent minor in biological anthropology by taking 211, 214 or 215; 213; and a focused course selection such as 306, 308, 310, 313, 314, 316, and 383.
History major with an interest in pre- and early history
Build a coherent minor in archaeology by taking 211 or 215; 214; and a focused course selection such as 318, 319, 327, 328, and 343.
Political science major with an interest in non-institutional or non-governmental political process
Build a coherent minor in cultural anthropology by taking 211, 213 or 214; and a focused course selection such as 311, 320, 332, 341, and 347.
The Global Health Minor is an interdisciplinary program that studies human health from an international and comparative perspective. It is administered outside of the Anthropology Department, through Northwestern’s Office of International Program Development.
To learn more, visit the Global Health Minor webpage or contact one of the program directors:
- William Leonard 847-491-4839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dévora Grynspan at 847-467-6953 or email@example.com