A notable symptom of today’s fast-paced and technologically-driven world is an obsessive enthusiasm for areas of contemporary life variously rooted in film, television, sports, food, fashion, literature, video games, the Internet, and other domains of modern popular culture. The mass appeal of these entertainment genres, products, and pursuits often ignites and sustains enduring grassroots followings and exuberant global fandoms, allowing for the expression of group and individual identity in both material and abstract ways. Studying these phenomena benefits from anthropological perspectives given the discipline’s comparative, holistic, and granular approach. Students enrolled in this minor will gain a deeper understanding of core anthropological concepts/practices and what it means to be human by considering a range of topics that push beyond the discipline’s traditional scope.
- Students must earn a "C" (2.0) or better in all Core Requirements and Restricted Electives. Students may make a request to the Undergraduate Coordinator to be granted the use of one C- toward the minor requirements.
- At least 12 hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF within the Anthropology Department (i.e., courses with an ANT prefix).
- Only two anthropology courses can overlap for students enrolled in multiple anthropology programs (minors or certificates). (Note: The myKnight Audit cannot capture overlapping courses between two or more programs; therefore, students should have their program reviewed by the department before filing for graduation.)
- Students should consult with a department advisor.
- Some courses for this minor will have prerequisites completed as a part of a student’s GEP requirement, as general electives, or a student may enroll into courses with consent of instructor.
- Students must satisfy each course's prerequisites before enrolling in the class.