Anthropology Minor

Description. The minor in Anthropology provides students with exposure to the range of human variation across time and space and a comprehensive background in cross-cultural studies.

Rationale. A minor in Anthropology is excellent preparation for further study in any discipline that requires the ability to understand and deal with other cultures. Students are trained to integrate humanistic concerns with the cross-cultural perspective and analytic framework provided by anthropology. These skills will be particularly valuable for students planning careers in which an understanding of human behavior and cultural diversity is essential, including law enforcement, criminal justice, public policy, counseling, business, law and communications. Because of its breadth of outlook, anthropology also offers an ideal basis for those seeking a strong general education in an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world.

Minor advisor. Professor Richard Curtis (212.237.8962,

Requirements. The minor consists of 18 credits (six courses) chosen from the courses listed below:  

ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 201 Culture Contact
ANT 208 Cities and Culture
ANT 212 Applied Anthropology
ANT 230 Culture and Crime
ANT 264 Anthropology and Alcohol Use
ANT 315 Systems of Law
ANT 330 American Cultural Pluralism and the Law
ANT 340 Anthropology and the Abnormal
ANT 410 Independent Study
ANT 110/SOC 110 Drug Use and Abuse
ANT 210/PSY 210/SOC 210 Sex and Culture
ANT 224/PSY 224/SOC 224/PHI 224 Death, Dying and Society: A Life Crises Management Issue
ANT 310/PSY 310/SOC 310 Culture and Personality
ANT 450/PSY 450/SOC 450 Major Works in Deviant Behavior and Social Control

                                                          Total: 18 credits