Cultural Anthropology Minor

American society is becoming increasingly multicultural. Cultural anthropology explores the nature of culture in different settings and historical time periods. It examines human behavior throughout the world, discovering how people in distinct cultural contexts live together, creating and interpreting experiences.

Unique Features

The cultural anthropology minor allows students to compare perspectives on culture throughout history and in different contexts. Students learn to recognize what separates and unites people within nations and around the world.

Our Graduates

A cultural anthropology minor is beneficial to anyone wanting to understand their own and other cultures more deeply. Thus, students majoring in such fields as liberal studies, international business, social work, Christian ministry, and missions will find a cultural anthropology minor highly valuable.


Course Information

General Education or Other Prerequisites

  • SOC-120 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOC-160 Introduction to Anthropology (3)

Required Courses (6 Courses, 20-22 Units)

  • LEAD-476 Internship (1-3)
  • SOC-300 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • SOC-444 Constructions of the Self (4)
  • SOC-461 Introduction to Social Science Research (3)
  • SOC-470 Introduction to Sociocultural Theory (3)

Select two of the following:

  • HIST-412 History of Mexico (3)
  • SOC-311 American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy (3)
  • SOC-332 Modern Africa: History, Politics and Culture (3)
  • SOC-334 Modern Asia: History, Politics and Culture (3)
  • SOC-336 Modern Middle East: History, Politics and Culture (3)
  • SOC-364 Christianity in the Non-Western World (4)
  • SOC-366 Religions of the World (4)
  • SOC-486 Topics in Sociology (3)