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Cultural Anthropology Minor

The cultural anthropology minor at Northeastern focuses on the study of human culture and its intersections with structures of inequality (e.g., race, class, and gender) and contemporary global issues. Students develop proficiencies in widely applicable skills, such as cultural relativism, comparative analysis, cross-cultural communication, research design, and ethnographic field research. They have the opportunity to work with faculty members who have regional expertise in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America and teach courses on contemporary issues such as globalization, digital technologies, consumption, gender and sexuality, tourism, and political and social movements. This minor can compliment a wide range of majors throughout the university, providing students with regional expertise and a depth of cultural understanding.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. For a list of course descriptions go here.

Required Courses

ANTH 1101 Peoples and Cultures 4
ANTH 3421 Foundations of Anthropological Theory 4
or ANTH 3410 Ethnographic Field Experience

Anthropology Electives

Complete two ANTH courses. 8

Advanced Area Courses

Complete one of the following: 4
ANTH 4350 Ethnography of Southeast Asia
ANTH 4500 Latin American Society and Development
ANTH 4505 Native North Americans
ANTH 4510 Anthropology of Africa
ANTH 4515 Culture and Politics in Modern India

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor