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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.

School

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

none offered

Minor

Cultural Anthropology

Program Contact

Robert Stein

rstein@alfred.edu

607-871-2869

Intellectual Framework

The Division of Social Sciences offers students the intellectual framework and the analytical skills to better understand themselves, other people, and the social environments that provide the context for human interaction. We prepare them for careers, graduate school, and leadership in the community, the nation, and the world.

Core Courses (8 credit hours)

  • ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 120 Human Origins
  • 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 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

Faculty / Staff

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Robert Stein

Assoc Professor Social Science