Cultural Anthropology

Through courses emphasizing social, cultural, historical, linguistic, and biological perspectives, the cultural anthropology minor at Alfred University seeks to enrich our awareness of the breadth of the human condition. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, this minor is a solid supplement to any major at the university.


Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY


none offered


Cultural Anthropology

Core Courses (8 credit hours)

  • ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 120 Human Origins
    or ANTH 304 Language and Culture *

Eight additional hours of course work in anthropology or related areas to be chosen in consultation with the cultural anthropology minor advisor are required.

Electives Courses (8 credit hours)

  • ANTH 200/300 Special Topics
  • ANTH 302 Nacirema
  • ANTH 303 Health and Culture *
  • ANTH 305 Belize and the Caribbean
  • ANTH 309 Magic and Religion *
  • ANTH 311 Nip, Tuck, Perm, Pierce, Tattoo, Embalm Adventures with Embodied Culture
  • ANTH 312 Violence and Culture *
  • ANTH 400 Special Problems in Anthropology *
  • ANTH 450 Independent Study
  • ANTH 470 Field Work *
  • ANTH 495 Global Issues Seminar *
  • ARTH 304 Global Arts: Contemporary Asia
  • ARTH 305 Arts of India
  • RLGS 200/300 Special Topics
  • RLGS 307 Myth, Ritual, and the Creative Process

Total credit hours: 16

*these courses have prerequisites; see course descriptions

All Undergraduate Programs