A minor in anthropology can enrich your perspective by adding a valuable skill set to your degree. Anthropologists study what it means to be human, across all regions of the world and from our evolutionary origins to life today. Anthropology also challenges assumptions and prejudices about identities, societies, and human differences. Anthropologists understand all human societies to be fundamental components of the human story, equally complex, rich with history, bearing a shared biological heritage, and worthy of our attention and understanding.
This critical vantage is one of the most valuable assets that anthropology minors carry with them beyond their time at NEIU.
We have purposefully incorporated flexibility in your electives so you can tailor this minor to your specific interests. Take a look at the broad range of classes in our program and note that we offer classes in several different formats, including online, hybrid, and face-to-face, one, two, and three credit hour courses, and full and half semester schedules.
University Core Curriculum Requirements
|General Education Distribution Area||Cr. Hrs.|
|Fine Arts (FA)* |
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
|Humanities (HU)* |
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work
Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).
|Engaged Learning Experiences|
Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".
Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)
These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.
Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)
These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.
Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)
1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.
Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.
Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.
Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements
Minor in Anthropology (18 credit hours)
|Foundation Courses: take any THREE out of the following four (9 cr.):|
|ANTH-201||Anthropology: Being Human||3|
|ANTH-212||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH-213||Introduction To Archaeology||3|
|ANTH-215||Human Origins And Adaptations||3|
|Electives (9 cr.):|
|Three 300-level ANTH courses of your choice. No more than 3 individualized credit hours may apply to the minor. Individualized credit hours include internships, field hours, and independent study projects.||9|