Anthropology: Bachelor of Arts Minor
The goal of the Bachelor of Arts Minor in Anthropology is to broaden and support a student's major area of study. The Anthropology Minor develops cross-cultural sensitivity and an awareness of broader social structures that impact individuals and communities. During this education process students learn to broker between different peoples, which is essential to all job skills. The program at KPU provides background enrichment in very diverse fields to allow students to thrive in the work and research environment.
Students pursuing a minor in Anthropology must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.
The Minor in Anthropology enables students to acquire skills and a well-rounded knowledge base in both the general discipline of anthropology and a specific sub-field of study (i.e., archaeology and biological anthropology, or cultural anthropology) that suits their individual interests.
It is our intention that these requirements provide students with employability skills that include:
- critical thinking skills;
- cross-cultural and historical awareness in a multicultural society affected by globalization;
- the ability to apply abstract ideas to deal with specific issues or problems;
- practical and cross-cultural experience in the areas of archaeological, forensic, and ethnographic research
Students are required to complete all of the following courses:
|ANTH 1100||Social & Cultural Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 1200||Biological Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 1300||Archaeology||3 credits|
|ANTH 1217||Forensic Anthropology||3 credits|
ANTH 1217 is the prerequisite for ANTH 2217 and 3220.
Completion of the courses listed above with a minimum GPA of 2.0 will fulfill prerequisites to all 2000-level Anthropology courses.
Students are required to complete 3 credits of the following methods courses:
|ANTH 2100||Method and Ethics in Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 2217||Forensic Methods & Analysis||3 credits|
|ANTH 2300||Archaeological Methods||3 credits|
Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 additional ANTH credits at the 2000 level.
|ANTH 2120||Cross-Cultural Women's and Gender Studies||3 credits|
|ANTH 2133||Religion, Magic and Witchcraft||3 credits|
|ANTH 2140||First Nations Cultures of B.C.||3 credits|
|ANTH 2142||First Nations Cultures of Canada||3 credits|
|ANTH 2160||Culture and the Environment||3 credits|
|ANTH 2163||Culture, Health and Well-Being||3 credits|
|ANTH 2310||Archaeology of Death||3 credits|
|ANTH 2320||Archaeology of the Old World||3 credits|
|ANTH 2340||Archaeology of the Americas||3 credits|
Students are required to complete 3 credits of the following theory courses:
|ANTH 3100||Anthropological Theory||3 credits|
|ANTH 3300||Archaeological Theory||3 credits|
Students are required to complete a minimum of 9 additional ANTH credits at the 3000 level:
|ANTH 3130||Sikh Culture, Religion and Society||3 credits|
|ANTH 3168||Deviance Across Cultures||3 credits|
|ANTH 3188||Visual Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3220||Human Osteology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3242||A Survey of the Primates||3 credits|
|ANTH 3301||Archaeological Methods for Cultural Resource Management||3 credits|
|ANTH 3330||East Asian Archaeology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3340||British Columbia Archaeology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3361||Archaeology Field Studies||6 credits|
|ANTH 3500||Directed Studies in Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3501||Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3502||Special Topics in Biological Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3503||Special Topics in Archaeology||3 credits|
|ANTH 3510||Anthropology of Genocide||3 credits|
Note: ANTH 3301, 3340, and 3361 are sometimes offered simultaneously in Summer Term as a field school option for upper-level students. Check with the department for dates.
|ANTH 4500||Culture, Community, and Well-Being||3 credits|
Anthropology Minor with a Cultural Anthropology Focus
For an Anthropology Minor with a focus on cultural anthropology, students are advised to choose from the following course offerings: ANTH 2100, 2120, 2133, 2140, 2142, 2160, 2163, 2190, 2310, 3100, 3130, 3150, 3160, 3168, 3188, 3190, 3500, 3501, 3510, 4500.
Anthropology Minor with an Archaeology & Biological Anthropology Focus
For an Anthropology Minor with a focus on archaeology and biological anthropology, students are advised to choose from the following course offerings: ANTH 2217, 2300, 2310, 2320, 2340, 3211, 3220, 3242, 3300, 3301, 3330, 3340, 3361, 3500, 3502, 3503, 3510, 4500.
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Anthropology.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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