Sociocultural Anthropology (Minor)

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The minor in sociocultural anthropology is designed to provide students with a substantive understanding of the theoretical assumptions and methodological techniques underlying the field of sociocultural anthropology. 

The minor in sociocultural anthropology, offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is designed to provide students with a substantive understanding of the theoretical assumptions and methodological techniques underlying the field of sociocultural anthropology.

Courses provide students with knowledge about and theoretical approaches to cross-cultural studies and transnational research, emphasizing culture and political economy in historical context.

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Sociocultural Anthropology (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in sociocultural anthropology requires 18 credit hours, at least nine hours of which must be in upper-division coursework taken in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. All coursework within the minor must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) or better. Up to nine hours of ASB courses offered by other ASU campuses may be applied toward electives in the minor. Up to six hours of lower division ASB credit, three hours of ASB 499 Individualized Instruction, and three hours of ASB 484 Internship may be applied toward the minor. Up to three credit hours of any study abroad course, in any prefix, may apply to this minor.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Electives (minimum 6 upper-division credit hours) -- 12 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in sociocultural anthropology is open to all ASU undergraduate majors.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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