Requirements for the Minor in Anthropology:
Requirements for the minor in Anthropology are met by taking seven anthropology courses (28 units) as specified below:
- Anthropology 2A.
- Anthropology 2B, 2C, or 2D.
- Anthropology 30A or 30B.
- Two topical courses (eight units) from Anthropology 120-159, 170-179.
- Two courses (eight units) on a geographical area, from Anthropology 160-169.
Undergraduate majors and minors are welcome to participate in the activities of the Undergraduate Anthropology Club. Undergraduates are also encouraged to join Lambda Alpha, the Anthropology Honors' Society. Information on the Anthropology Club and honors program is available from the Anthropology Department Staff, in Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 3201 (Anthropology Department Suite).
Requirements for the Minor in Medical Anthropology:
The Medical Anthropology Minor is designed for students seeking expertise in cross-cultural understandings of illness, medicine, and the body. Students learn to analyze the experience and meanings of illness; understandings of the human body; cross-cultural mental health; social and political disease ecologies; medical practice and biotechnologies; and relationships among gender, race, class, medicine, and science.
A particular emphasis is on the political and economic forces that shape disease burdens and the contributions medical anthropology can make to efforts to achieve global health equity.
The minor is open to students in any school and offers excellent preparation for students interested in careers in clinical medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biological research, public health, and environmental health.
Requirements for the minor in Medical Anthropology are met by taking seven Anthropology courses (28 units) as specified below:
- Anthropology 2A
- Anthropology 2B, 2C, or 2D
- Anthropology 30A or 30B
- Anthropology 134A
- Three topical courses (12 units) from among the following: Anthropology 25A, 121D, 125F, 128A, 128B, 132A, 134B, 134C, 134F, 134G, 136K, 139 (special topics in Cultural and Psychological Anthropology, by petition to the Undergraduate Director), Sociology 154.
The following courses will count toward the medical anthropology minor.
Requirements for the Minor in Archaeology:
Completion of seven courses (28 units). Only one course from requirements D-F may be lower division.
- Anthropology 2C.
- One lower-division survey course on the pre-modern world selected from: Anthropology 41A; Art History 40A, 42A; History 21A.
- One upper-division social theory course selected from: Anthropology 125B, 136B; History 102B; Women's Studies 156B, 165A.
- One course on the social study of scientific inquiry selected from: Anthropology 128A; History 60; Women's Studies 50A, 50B, 60A.
- Geographic specialty: two courses focusing on one particular area from the list below.
- Geographic subspecialty: one course from the list below on an area outside the student's geographic specialty.
Africa and Asia: Art History 150, 152, 175; History 130A, 131, 134A, 170D.
Greece and Rome: Art History 100, 103, 107; Classics 36A, 36B, 36C, 37A, 37B, 37C, 140; History 105A, 105B, 105C.
Americas: Anthropology: 141A, 149, 162A, 162B; Art History 164A, 175; History 151A, 161A.
Residence Requirement for the Minor:
The four required upper-division courses must be completed successfully at UCI. Two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program provided course content is approved in advance by the Undergraduate Director of the Department of Anthropology.
NOTE: Students may complete only one of the following programs: the major in Anthropology, the minor in Anthropology, or the minor in Medical Anthropology.
GUMP (Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program):
The Graduate-Undergraduate Mentoring Program (GUMP) pairs undergraduate students majoring
or minoring in anthropology with a graduate student mentor. Mentoring focuses on topics
such as: tips for success in upper division anthropology classes, how to use anthropology
after graduation, research opportunities, and applying to graduate school. Interested
undergraduates should fill out the following form: