Majors & Minors in Anthropology

Requirements for the Anthropology Major

Core Requirements

Minimum 32 units of Anthropology and

  • ANTH 180 Applied Community Development (3 credits)
  • ANTH 250 Understanding Cultures (3 credits)
  • ANTH 310 Theory in Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANTH 210 Cultural Anthropology (3 credits) or ANTH 200 Biological Anthropology (3 credits)
  • One regionally focused “Peoples” 205; 211-214
  • ANTH 312 Ethnographic Methods (3 credits) or SOC 310 Approaches to Social Research (4 credits)
  • ANTH/SOC 407 and 408 Senior Seminar (6 credits)
  • Choose two 300 level anthropology electives (that is, excluding course in the program core and methods requirements) (6 credits)

Requirements for Anthropology/Sociology Minor

A minimum of 18 credits

  • ANTH/SOC 180: Applied Community Development Workshop (3 credits)
  • One intermediate course: ANTH 250 or SOC 300, (3 credits)
  • One Methods or one Theory course: ANTH 312, SOC 310 or ANTH 310, SOC 302, (3 or 4 credits)
  • Nine credits in other ANTH or SOC topics courses, (one 200-level and two 300-level) (9 credits)

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.