The Cultural Anthropology Minor allows students to explore the diversity of cultures in a variety of non-Western and Western contexts, both historically and in the present. Students examine how ideas about cultures have evolved over time and how anthropology has researched, analyzed, and understood cultural diversity and change. Courses include topics of colonialism, Westernization and culture change, globalization, migration and refugees, poverty, war and violence, race, gender and sexuality, media and popular culture, and medical anthropology. There are three great reasons to pursue the Cultural Anthropology Minor. First, the material is intellectually exciting and engages students in thinking about the most pressing social, global, and political issues taking place around us. Second, understanding cultural complexities complements and adds depth to any major, and demonstrates students' well-rounded education. Third, cultural anthropology opens doors in a variety of career settings, including global and local advocacy, public service, health sector, business, research, and teaching.
- Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses used to satisfy the minor. Students may make a request to the Undergraduate Coordinator to be granted the use of one C- toward the major requirements.
- At least 15 hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF.
- 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.)
- Internship, Co-op, or Independent Study credit cannot be used toward the minor without prior approval.
- Students should consult with a department advisor.
- Most courses for this minor will have prerequisites completed as a part of a student's GEP requirement, as general electives, or a student can enroll into courses with consent of instructor.