Anthropology Minors

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Requirements for minors in both General Anthropology and Medical Anthropology differ depending on when the student first enrolled at UNC:

This is the curriculum for students entering UNC after Fall 2012:

Minoring in Anthropology

The minor in general anthropology consists of five three-hour courses taken in the department and is a viable option for students who have heavily demanding major requirements. A maximum of two courses may be numbered below 200. Credit hours for independent study or independent field research may not count towards the minor, including ANTH 195, 196, 295, 296, 393, 395, and 396.  Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University. Students planning on a minor in anthropology should inform the department’s director of undergraduate studies.

Minoring in Medical Anthropology

The Medical Anthropology option is especially appropriate for those planning for careers in medicine and health professions. The minor consists of five three-hour courses taken from the following list of courses: ANTH 147, 151, 315, 318, 319, 323, 325, 414, 438, 441, 442, 443, 444, 470, 473, 585, and 660. Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University. Students planning on a minor in medical anthropology should inform the director of undergraduate studies in the department.

This is the curriculum for students entering UNC before Fall 2012:

Minoring in General Anthropology

The minor in general anthropology consists of five three-hour courses taken in the department and is a viable option for students who have heavily demanding major requirements.  A maximum of two courses may be numbered below 200; at least one course must come from each of the three concentrations-Evolution and Ecology; History, Memory, and Materiality; and Social Formations and Processes (see lists under departmental requirements for the major).  Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University.  Students planning on a minor in anthropology should inform the department’s director of undergraduate studies.

Minoring in Medical Anthropology

The Medical Anthropology option is especially appropriate for those planning for careers in medicine and health professions.  The minor consists of five three-hour courses taken from the following list of courses: ANTH 147, 151, 315, 318, 319, 323, 325, 414, 438, 441, 442, 443, 444, 470, 473, 585, and 660.  Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC-Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University.  Students planning on a minor in medical anthropology should inform the director of undergraduate studies in the department.

DOUBLE MAJORS

You may double major in anthropology and some other field. If you decide to enroll in anthropology as a second major, you should inform the Director of Undergraduate Studies.