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Cultural Anthropology

The Cultural Anthropology Minor introduces students to the study of contemporary human cultures through a focus on cross-cultural similarities and differences in such areas as kinship, politics, economics, religion, sexuality, gender, and artistic production. The minor consists of 12 or more credits from the courses listed below, as well as others that may be approved by the departmental undergraduate advisor.  In order to graduate with a Cultural Anthropology Minor, students must earn a C grade or better in all the courses counted towards the minor.

ANTHC 101.00 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTHC 201 Middle East: Societies and Culture (3 Cr)
ANTHC 206  Peoples and Cultures: Oceania  (3 Cr)
ANTHC 209 Peoples and Culture: Europe (3 Cr)
ANTHC 214.50 Peoples and Culture: Mediterranean (3 Cr)
ANTHC 215.00 Anthropology of Black America (3 Cr)
ANTHC 275 Reading Ethnographies (3Cr)
ANTHC 301 Gender in Anthropological Perspective (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 302.52  Space and Place (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 304 Economy and Culture (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 303.50 Introduction to Community Organizing (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 305 Psychological Anthropology (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 307 Anthropology of Religion (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 309 Country and City in Comparative Perspective (3 Cr).  Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 310 Politics and Power: Anthropological Perspectives (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 311.51 Anthropology of Music and Art (3 Cr).  Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 312 Anthropological Approaches to Sexuality (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 315 Applied Anthropology (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101. or permission of instructor
ANTHC 315.5 Anthropology and Education (3Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 318.00 History of Anthropological Theory (3Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.00 Urban Anthropology (3Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.01 North American Indians: Ethnology (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.74  Nutrition (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.67 Ethnology: Latin America (3 Cr).  Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.86 Native American Indians: Ethnology (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.98 Ethnicity and Nationalism (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 320.99 Society and Culture in Eastern Europe (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 321.52 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 322.00 Family and Household in Anthropology (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 325.00 Independent Study (2 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 and Permission of undergraduate advisor
ANTHC 325.56 Ethnology of Asia (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 325.58 Anthropology of Race (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 325.65 Anthropology of Contemporary War (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 327.50 Historical Ecology (3 Cr). Department Permission Required
ANTHC 351 Language and Culture. Department Permission Required
ANTHC 400 Ethnographies of Middle East (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 401.63 Medical Anthropology (3 Cr). Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor
ANTHC 401.83 Development and Change in Anthropological Perspective. Preq. AN-C 101.00 or permission of instructor

Students will acquire a familiarity with the subfield of anthropology concerned with human cultural diversity. This includes familiarity with the cultural mediation of such human universals as kinship, economics, politics, religion, sexuality, gender, artistic production and the construction of social categories such as race, nation and ethnicity.


A Cultural Anthropology Minor will provide Hunter College students with a short introduction to human cultural diversity within and across societies.  Cultural anthropology is a synthetic field that both draws on and complements majors such as history and political science, as well as all fields concerned with particular human populations, such as area studies programs, Women’s Studies, and programs concerned with U.S. minority groups.