Anthropology minors

The Department of Anthropology offers three minors: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Global Health. All are designed to offer a global perspective on humanity to complement a wide variety of majors.

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Anthropology Minor

The Anthropology Minor is designed to help students pursue their interests in human communication, biology, and culture, in the past and present, without fulfilling the full range of requirements for the major. Anthropology is the ideal complement to a number of majors and pre-professional degrees. Anthropological holism encourages critical thinking and interdisciplinarity, while the cross-cultural approach of anthropology will be of particular importance to those interested in adding global and pan-human perspectives to their major course of study.

Students planning to take this minor should inform the chief departmental advisor and formally declare this minor. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for all courses in the minor. These courses must be taken for a grade, not credit/no-credit. This minor is not open to an anthropology major.

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Archaeology Minor

The Archaeology minor allows students to develop their skills in archaeological approaches to the human past, including field and laboratory techniques, material culture analysis, and cultural heritage management.

This transdisciplinary minor is ideal for students interested in focusing their studies on the deep and diverse history of humans by analyzing and preserving the material remains of past communities. Archaeology combines critical thinking, scientific methods, and experimental research, making it a fitting and unique complement to a variety of student majors.

May be completed with an Anthropology Major.

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Global Health Minor

Miami University's Global Health Minor offers a unique, transdisciplinary learning environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and ethical engagement to develop future leaders with the essential tools to understand complex global health problems and participate in developing sustainable solutions.