Anthropology (General) Minor

Department of Anthropology

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301 Alumni Building, CB#3115

(919) 962-1243

Patricia McAnany, Chair

Anna Agbe-Davies, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Anthropological expertise has special application for hidden histories and the ancient past; the intersection of human biology and ecology; and the way communities create and use meaning, values, and history in everyday life. We support studies, research, and professional applications in these areas with three programs of foundational training:

  1. archaeology
  2. human biology, ecology, and evolution
  3. sociocultural anthropology

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Five three-hour anthropology (ANTH) courses taken in the department. 1, 215
Total Hours15

The Department of Anthropology provides a complete list of of anthropology (ANTH) courses.

Students must have a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses, and at least three courses must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill or in a program officially sponsored by the University. Students planning on a minor in anthropology should inform the department’s director of undergraduate studies.

See the program page here for special opportunities.