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Anthropology offers a framework for the study of human culture, human origins, and adaptation over time. Anthropologists use empirical and theoretical approaches to understand culture change and human diversity, past and present. Understanding what it means to be human and how culture helps each of us to adapt to challenging situations supports students majoring in other fields.

Coastal Carolina University offers Anthropology courses and an Anthropology minor. Courses in Anthropology fulfill core requirements and offer students cognate courses that expand upon their interests and are related to other majors.

Anthropology Minor

An Anthropology minor can add a holistic component to students majoring in biological sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In an applied context, anthropology adds depth to History, Sociology, Psychology, Science, Geography, Politics, Business and Communication, and World Languages and Cultures degrees. This minor is an asset to those entering an ever-expanding global market, where students exposed to the dynamics of human diversity and variation, past and present, have a competitive and functional edge. It also will prepare students to undertake graduate work in anthropology. The over-arching objective of the Anthropology minor is to engage students in the exploration of human change over time, from archaeological, socio-cultural and biological perspectives.

Requirements for the 18-hour minor include two introductory courses and accompanying laboratories (8 credit hours), with an additional 10 hours of anthropology courses at the 300-level or above. Of these, no more than four (4) hours of credit may be counted towards the minor from internships and field research.

ANTH 101    Primates, People and Prehistory (3 credits)
ANTH 101L   Primates, People and Prehistory Laboratory (1 credit)
ANTH 102    Understanding Other Cultures (3 credits)
ANTH 102L  Understanding Other Cultures Laboratory (1 credit)

Electives: complete 10 ANTH credit hours at the 300-level or above (10 credits)


For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Dillian (cdillian@coastal.edu).

Anthropology Minor advising sheet

Anthropology Minor Advising Sheet