Cultural Anthropology, Minor

The cultural anthropology minor at Northeastern focuses on the study of human culture and its intersections with structures of inequality (e.g., race, class, and gender) and contemporary global issues. Students develop proficiencies in widely applicable skills and frameworks, such as cultural relativism, comparative analysis, cross-cultural communication, research design, and ethnographic field research. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty members with regional expertise in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America and who teach courses on contemporary issues such as globalization, digital technologies, consumerism, sports, gender and sexuality, tourism, and social movements. This minor can complement a wide range of majors throughout the university, providing students with regional expertise and a depth of cultural understanding.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 3421Foundations of Anthropological Theory4
or ANTH 3410 Ethnographic Field Experience

Advanced Area Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Latin American Society and Development
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Africa
Culture and Politics in Modern India

Anthropology Electives

Complete two ANTH courses.8

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor