Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Add to your education by learning more about societies and cultures from around the world.
Our department emphasizes the use of anthropology to solve problems and improve people's lives. Our dedication to students is driven by a department culture based on collaborative decision making, camaraderie, congeniality, and support of collaborative work, motivated through creatively generating solutions. The minor in anthropology complements a variety of other majors at UNT.

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Why Earn an Anthropology Minor?

We train you to apply anthropological knowledge to solve problems and improve people's lives. The coursework is grouped to provide an understanding of human social and cultural complexity and the relationships of humans to one another.

Anthropology Minor Highlights

All faculty members have applied anthropologists, united by our flexible intellectual and practical approaches. We challenge epistemological boundaries by using mixed methods, relying on interdisciplinary or multifaceted approaches.
Two members of the UNT anthropology department are also on the steering committee of the Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA).
The PADAWAN Society partners undergraduate majors with graduate mentors; the First Year Besties Initiative matches first-generation college students with ongoing anthropology majors to help them navigate UNT.

Anthropology Minor Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Anthropology (3 hrs)
Surveys and explains the cultural, linguistic and biological legacy of humankind, from antiquity to the present, using the research tools of anthropology. Anthropology is both a scientific and humanistic endeavor that attempts to explain the differences and similarities between and among human groups.
Anthropological Field Methods (3 hrs)
Concentrates on the field methods of anthropology, in particular the various data gathering techniques, methods of analysis and field techniques of participant observation.
World Cultures Through Film (3 hrs)
Through the use of ethnographic and documentary film, as well as lecture/discussion, this web-based course illustrates the life ways, values and beliefs of human societies throughout the world. This survey includes examples from native North America, Latin America, Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa, East Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, modern North America and Europe.
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 hrs)
The construction of both masculinity and femininity in cross-cultural contexts. Also central are the issues and debates important within the last three decades of feminist anthropology that speak to the questions posed by widespread gender asymmetry and yet the abundant cultural diversity in the expression of gender ideology, roles and relations worldwide.
Inequality, Social Justice and the City (3 hrs)
Historical and ethnographic examination of urban society and how people-centered movements might regain “rights to the city”. Focuses on local examples of urban social justice causes.
Culture and Society (3 hrs)
Cultural anthropology is the social science that tries to make sense out of people’s lifestyles around the world, encompassing many subjects such as law, religion, politics, health, language, economics and globalization. It involves analyzing human ways of life with holistic, comparative, global, and relativistic perspective.

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