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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Anthropology Minor


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Anthropology is dedicated to understanding humankind’s diversity as well as what makes us uniquely human. Through the specific perspectives and methods of socio-cultural, archaeological, and biological anthropology, students taking the Anthropology minor learn how the human experience (past and present) is constituted through the interaction of social, cultural, political, historical, environmental, and biological factors. Anthropology strives for a holistic understanding of humankind and depending on the questions asked and the means used to discover answers, anthropological knowledge can straddle the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

Minimum Requirements


To be awarded a minor in Anthropology, students must successfully complete at least 24 units.

Lower Division Minor Requirements [8 units]


Upper Division Minor Requirements [16 units]


One of the following upper-division courses:


Three additional upper-division courses in at least two of the following subfields:


  • Socio-cultural anthropology: ANTH 110-129
  • Anthropological archaeology: ANTH 130-149
  • Biological anthropology: ANTH 150-169

Guidelines Applying to all SSHA Minors


Students should consult an advisor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to officially declare the minor and plan their courses. The following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • To complete any SSHA minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All minor course requirements must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a minor in Arts, for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-).
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced.
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • Students must consult the UC Merced General Catalog for prerequisites to required courses.

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