Minor in Anthropology


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.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts

Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/anthropology

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Anthropology must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

ANTH 1100Social & Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 1200Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 1300Archaeology3
Select at least one of the following:3
Ethnographic Research Methods and Ethics
Forensic Methods & Analysis
Archaeological Methods
Archaeological Methods for Cultural Resource Management
Select three credits from a course in ANTH at the 2000 level3
Select 12 credits from courses in ANTH at the 3000 level or higher12
Total Credits27

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.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor's degree, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Anthropology.

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