Saint Louis University

Anthropology Minor

Minor Requirements

The minor degree in Anthropology requires a minimum of 22 credit hours divided into the following two areas.

Required Foundational Courses (13 hours):
SOC 1200       Introduction to Anthropology (3)
SOC 2200       Cultural Anthropology (3)
SOC 2210-01  Biological Anthropology (3)
SOC 2210-36  Biological Anthropology Lab (1)
SOC 3200       Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3)

(Note: SOC 2210-01 and SOC 2210-36 together count as one course and must be taken in the same semester)

In addition, students will select three courses from the following list:

Electives (a minimum of 9 hours)
SOC 1180                     World Geography (3)
SOC 2080                     Urban Issues: Poverty and Unemployment (3)
SOC 2200                     Research Methods (3)
SOC 2240                     Introduction to Archaeology (3)
SOC 2300                     American Pop Culture (3)
SOC 2460                     Global Menthal Health (3)
SOC 2600                     Introduction to Forensic Science (3)
SOC 2610-01                Forensic Biology (3)
SOC 2610-36                Forensic Biology Lab (1)
SOC 2930/3930/4930   Special Topics (3)
SOC 3010                     Quantitative Analysis (3)
SOC 3020                     Qualitative Analysis (3)
SOC 3210                     Science & Pseudoscience (3)
SOC 3230                     Gender and Society (3)
SOC 3240                     Anthropology of Sex & Gender (3)
SOC 3260                     Peace and Conflict (3)
SOC 3270                     Environmental Anthropology (3)
SOC 3280                     Forensic Anthropology (3)
SOC 3290                     Native Peoples of North America (3)
SOC 3340                     World Archaeology (3)
SOC 3360                     Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
SOC 3430                     Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 3500                     Social Inequality (3)
SOC 3710                     Archaeological Field School (4)
SOC 3720                     Archaeological Lab Methods (2)
SOC 4080                     Urban Issues: Advanced Seminar (3)
SOC 4240                     Primate Social Behavior (3)
SOC 4530/5530            Urban Ethnography (3)
SOC 4540/5540            Environmental Impact of the City (3)
SOC 4610                     Death Investigation (2)
SOC 4800                     Undergraduate Research Activity (3)
SOC 4980                     Advanced Independent Study (3)

(Note: SOC 2610-01 and SOC 2610-36 together count as one course and must be taken in the same semester)

TOTAL: 22 hours

It is strongly recommended that students, either independently or with a mentor's help, plan their coursework sequentially and accordingly. SOC 1200 is a prerequisite for SOC 2200 and SOC 2210, and should be taken before any other courses in the Anthropology minor.

Students may transfer into the minor no more than 6 credit hours (equivalent to two courses), and transferred courses cannot both be in the same group.

Minor mentors, as well as the Departmental Chair, reserve the right to alter any of the above in consultation with each other for the benefit of the Anthropology minor or particular needs of the minor candidates.

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