The goal of the 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.
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. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor's degree.
Students pursuing a Minor in Anthropology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.
Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses. 27 credits are required as follows:
|ANTH 1100||Social & Cultural Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 1200||Biological Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 1300||Archaeology||3 credits|
At least one of:
|ANTH 2100||Methods & Ethics in Anthropology||3 credits|
|ANTH 2217||Forensic Methods & Analysis||3 credits|
|ANTH 2300||Archaeological Methods||3 credits|
|ANTH 3301||Archaeological Methods for Cultural Resource Management||3 credits|
|3 credits from a course in ANTH at the 2000 level||3 credits|
|12 credits from courses in ANTH at the 3000 level or higher||12 credits|
Note: Students may pursue a specialization with a focus on Social and Cultural Anthropology or with a focus on Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. Details are found on the department's website at kpu.ca/arts/anthropology/program-details
Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor's degree, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Anthropology.
At a Glance
Faculty of Arts
- Baccalaureate Degree
- Open intake
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