Anthropology is the study of humans as individuals, products of society, and contributors to history and culture. We live in a world full of symbols, beliefs, and power structures, and it’s all our own creation. Anthropologists study cultural topics from gender and race relations, art and science, to nations, states and wars.
Why Choose Cultural Anthropology?
Cultural anthropology coursework provides powerful tools for making sense of culture and society. Students develop an appreciation of different cultures, power structures and inequality in the world. Cultural anthropology minors go on to work in a variety of different fields, from social and market research to policy analysis to human resources and community activism.
Cultural anthropology’s curriculum includes concepts such as subsistence, economy, ecology, social organization and ideology. Course topics include:
Anthropology of drugs
Societies and cultures of Latin America
Culture, health and wellness
Workers and the workplace
Visual & urban anthropology
The 15-credit cultural anthropology program at Manhattan College emphasizes critical thinking and ingenuity. As a cultural anthropology minor, you will become familiar with sociological concepts, theories, as well as comparative social insights. You will graduate with a greater global awareness and appreciation for social justice and service.
What Will You Learn?
As a cultural anthropology minor, you will:
Analyze the U.S. class structure and how class status affects one’s life
Study the politics of image representation of those we view intrinsically different from ourselves
Examine global workplace dynamics in industrial and nonindustrial settings
Complete a comparative analysis of illness, medical practices and health systems