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Anthropology Minor

Using a broad approach, anthropological studies range from the local to the global, from everyday life, to special events—all aspects that transform, influence and shape our experience as a species living in this planet. Anthropology is an excellent companion to any major or field of study. With an emphasis on qualitative/ethnographic research methods, students will develop the skills necessary to conduct individual ethnographic fieldwork projects. The Anthropology Minor is designed to complement and expand the general education that students receive at PC. 

Required Courses for a Minor in Anthropology

  1. APG 101 – Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  2. APG 249 – Ethnographic Research Methods
  3. Four additional anthropology courses selected on the basis of the student’s interests and career plans after consultation with their faculty advisor.

Career possibilities for students with an anthropology background:

  • law
  • architecture
  • education
  • city planning
  • community development
  • international affairs and business management
  • health care and medicine
  • preservation of cultural resources

The Faculty

Mintzi Martinez-Rivera, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Location: Howley Hall 118
Phone: 401.865.1978
Fax: 401.865.2123

Dr. Martinez-Rivera teaches introduction to cultural anthropology and Latin American anthropology. Her areas of specialization are Latin/o American anthropology, P’urhepecha culture, indigenous youth culture, indigenous popular culture, expressive cultural practices, critical indigenous and anti-oppressive research methods, and cultural transformations.

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