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Minors in Anthropology

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The Anthropology Minor

The Minor in Anthropology is designed for any undergraduate at Cornell who wants to engage with sociocultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology or biological anthropology but cannot commit to a full academic major. No specific advisor is required; all departmental faculty are available to discuss students' plans for completing the Minor. Students can apply for the Minor at any time before the March 31st prior to their graduation; to be certified for the Minor, a student must submit a completed Minor Form and transcript to the Anthropology Director of Undergraduate Studies by this date.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of five anthropology courses, worth 3 credits or more.

  • One of the five courses must be taken at the 1000- or 2000- level (FWS do not count).

  • Of the four additional courses, one must be at the 3000 level, and one must be a seminar at the 4000 level.

  • No S/U classes will be accepted; all classes must be taken for a letter grade.

  • Students must achieve a C- or better in all five courses taken to fulfill the minor.

One of the courses for the minor may be taken as transfer credit and one may be taken through study abroad. A minimum of three of the five required courses must be taken at Cornell.

Anthropology Minor Course Plan - Please complete this form and submit it to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Saida Hodzic, during her office hours, which are posted on her office door (204 McGraw Hall).

 

The Public Service Studies Minor

The Department offers a Minor in Public Service Studies to undergraduate students in any college at Cornell. The Public Service Studies Minor provides students with intellectual frameworks for developing and sustaining commitments to community engagement and global citizenship. Students gain critical thinking tools for reflecting about and promoting social change. No specific advisor is required; all departmental faculty are available to discuss students’ plans for completing the Minor. Students can apply for the Minor at any time before the March 31st prior to their graduation; to be certified for the Minor, a student must submit a completed Minor Form and transcript to the Director of Undergraduate Studies by this date.

Specific criteria for the minor are:

  • 15 credits plus 160 hours of engaged/service learning experience that is set within a pre-agreed framework for reporting, reflection, and assessment.
  • ANTHR 1900: Global Engagements: Living & Working in a Diverse World. (4 credits)
  • Capstone course for Public Service Studies. (1 credit)
  • One Anthropology course at the 2000 level or above drawn from Anthropology’s Activism and Social Justice Pathway. (3-4 credits)
  • Electives drawn from the interdisciplinary list of approved courses that feature public service/community engagement components and courses that provide skills, concepts, and knowledge critical to understanding public service, engagement, and social justice. Students may also use one area studies course relevant to their engaged/service learning experience to contribute to the elective credit requirement. (6-7 credits)
  • No S/U classes will be accepted; all classes must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Students must achieve a C- or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.
  • One of the courses for the minor may be taken as transfer credit and one may be taken through study abroad. A minimum of three of the five required courses must be taken at Cornell.

For additional information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies Prof. Saida Hodzic.