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Anthropology

A minor in anthropology is an ideal complement to virtually any major at UC Davis.
For the minor, the Department of Anthropology offers students a choice among four curricular options: general emphasis, archaeology emphasis, evolutionary emphasis, sociocultural emphasis.

Requirements: 

General Emphasis

19-21 units

    Choose one course (3-5 units)​

    • ANT 101 Ecology, Nature, and Society (4 units)
    • ANT 103 Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation (4 units)
    • ANT 105 Evolution of Societies and Cultures (4 units)
    • ANT 122A Economic Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 128A Kinship and Social Organization (4 units)
    • ANT 151 Primate Evolution (4 units)
    • ANT 152 Human Evolution (5 units)
    • ANT 153 Human Biological Variation (5 units)
    • ANT 154A The Evolution of Primate Behavior (5 units)
    • ANT 157 Anthropological Genetics (3 units)
    • ANT 158 The Evolution of Females and Males: Biological Perspective (4 units)
    • ANT 159 Molecular Anthropology of Native America (4 units)

    Choose one course (4 units)

    • ANT 170 Archeological Theory and Method (4 units)
    • ANT 172 New World Prehistory: The First Arrivals (4 units)
    • ANT 173 New World Prehistory: Archaic Adaptations (4 units)
    • ANT 174 European Prehistory (4 units)
    • ANT 176 Prehistory of California and the Great Basin (4 units)
    • ANT 177 African Prehistory (4 units)
    • ANT 179 Asian Prehistory (4 units)
    • ANT 180 Zooarchaeology (4 units)
    • ANT 182 Archaeometry (4 units)
    • ANT 183 Laboratory in Archeological Analysis (4 units)
    • ANT 184 Prehistoric Technology: The Material Aspects of Prehistoric Adaptation (4 units)
    • ANT 185 Lithic Analysis (4 units)

    Choose one course from below (4 units) or any other sociocultural track course that refers in its title to one or more peoples or regions of the world

    • ANT 140A Cultures and Societies of West and Central Africa (4 units)
    • ANT 140B Cultures and Societies of East and South Africa (4 units)
    • ANT 141B Ethnography of California and the Great Basin (4 units)
    • ANT 141C People of the Arctic: Contemporary and Historic Cultures of the Circumpolar Region (4 units)
    • ANT 142 Peoples of the Middle East (4 units)
    • ANT 143A Ethnology of Southeast Asia (4 units)
    • ANT 144 Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (4 units)
    • ANT 145 Performance, Embodiment, and Space in South Asia (4 units)
    • ANT 146N Topics in the Anthropology of Europe (4 units)
    • ANT 147 Modern South Asia Cinema (4 units)
    • ANT 148A Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China (4 units)
    • ANT 149A Traditional Japanese Society (4 units)
    • ANT 149B Contemporary Japanese Society (4 units)
    • ANT 178 Hunter-Gatherers (4 units)

    Choose two courses (8 units)

    • ANT 100 Theory in Social-Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 104N Cultural Politics of the Environment (4 units)
    • ANT 109 Visualization in Science: A Critical Introduction (4 units)
    • ANT 110 Language and Sociocultural Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 117 Language and Society (4 units)
    • ANT 120 Language and Culture (4 units)
    • ANT 121 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 122A Economic Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 122B Anthropology and Political Economy (4 units)
    • ANT 123AN Resistance, Rebellion, and Popular Movements (4 units)
    • ANT 124 Religion in Society and Culture (4 units)
    • ANT 125A Structuralism and Symbolism (4 units)
    • ANT 125B Postmodernism(s) and Culture (4 units)
    • ANT 126A Anthropology of Development (4 units)
    • ANT 126B Women and Development (4 units)
    • ANT 128B Self, Identity, and Family (4 units)
    • ANT 129 Health and Medicine in a Global Context (4 units)
    • ANT 130A Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (4 units)
    • ANT 130BN Migration and the Politics of Place and Identity (4 units)
    • ANT 131 Ecology and Politics (4 units)
    • ANT 132 Psychological Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 133 Anthropology of Ocean Worlds (4 units)
    • ANT 134 Buddhism in Global Culture (4 units)
    • ANT 135 Media Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 136 Ethnographic Film (4 units)
    • ANT 137 Meditation and Culture (4 units)
    • ANT 138 Ethnographic Research Methods in Anthropology (4 units)
    • ANT 139AN Race, Class, Gender Systems (4 units)
    • ANT 139BN Gender and Sexuality (4 units)

    Total = 19-21 units

     

    Archaeology Emphasis

    20 units

      Complete the following course (4 units)​

      • ANT 170 Archeological Theory and Method (4 units)

      Choose two (8 units)​

      • ANT 172 New World Prehistory: The First Arrivals (4 units)
      • ANT 173 New World Prehistory: Archaic Adaptations (4 units)
      • ANT 174 European Prehistory (4 units)
      • ANT 175 Andean Prehistory: Archaeology of the Incas and their Ancestors (4 units)
      • ANT 176 Prehistory of California and the Great Basin (4 units)
      • ANT 177 African Prehistory (4 units)
      • ANT 178 Hunter-Gatherers (4 units)
      • ANT 179 Asian Prehistory (4 units)

      Choose two courses (8 units)

      • ANT 156A Human Osteology (4 units)
      • ANT 156B Advanced Human Osteology (4 units)
      • ANT 180 Zooarchaeology (4 units)
      • ANT 181 Archaeological Field Methods (4 units)
      • ANT 181L Field Course in Archeological Methods (4 units)
      • ANT 182 Archaeometry (4 units)
      • ANT 183 Laboratory in Archeological Analysis (4 units)
      • ANT 184 Prehistoric Technology: The Material Aspects of Prehistoric Adaptation (4 units)
      • ANT 185 Lithic Analysis (4 units)

      Total = 20 units

       

      Evolutionary Emphasis

      18-25 units

        Any five upper division Evolutionary Anthropology courses. Note: Evolutionary track courses at the upper division level are those with numbers 101, 103, 105, 122A, 128A, 141B, 141C, and 151-185.

        Total = 18-25 units

         

        Sociocultural Emphasis

        20 units

          Complete the following course (4 units)

          • ANT 100 Theory in Social-Cultural Anthropology (4 units)

          Complete one upper division area-focus sociocultural track course (4 units)

          • Area-focus sociocultural track courses are those that are numbered between 140A-149

          Complete one additional upper division Sociocultural Anthropology course (4 units)

          • Sociocultural track courses at the upper division level are those with numbers from 100 to 149B, with the exception of 101, 103, 105, 128A, and 141B 

          Choose two courses (8 units)​

          • ANT 104N Cultural Politics of the Environment (4 units)
          • ANT 109 Visualization in Science: A Critical Introduction (4 units)
          • ANT 110 Language and Sociocultural Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 117 Language and Society (4 units)
          • ANT 120 Language and Culture (4 units)
          • ANT 121 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 122A Economic Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 122B Anthropology and Political Economy (4 units)
          • ANT 123AN Resistance, Rebellion, and Popular Movements (4 units)
          • ANT 124 Religion in Society and Culture (4 units)
          • ANT 125A Structuralism and Symbolism (4 units)
          • ANT 125B Postmodernism(s) and Culture (4 units)
          • ANT 126A Anthropology of Developments (4 units)
          • ANT 126B Women and Development (4 units)
          • ANT 127 Urban Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 128B Self, Identity, and Family (4 units)
          • ANT 129 Health and Medicine in a Global Contex (4 units)
          • ANT 130A Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (4 units)
          • ANT 130BN Migration and the Politics of Place and Identity (4 units)
          • ANT 131 Ecology and Politics (4 units)
          • ANT 132 Psychological Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 133 Anthropology of Ocean Worlds (4 units)
          • ANT 134 Buddhism in Global Culture (4 units)
          • ANT 135 Media Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 136 Ethnographic Film (4 units)
          • ANT 137 Meditation and Culture (4 units)
          • ANT 138 Ethnographic Research Methods in Anthropology (4 units)
          • ANT 139AN Race, Class, Gender Systems (4 units)
          • ANT 139BN Gender and Sexuality (4 units)

          Total = 20 units

          Minor Advisors

          Please consult the department office in 1282 Social Sciences & Humanities.