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PhD Minor Program

PhD Minor Program

To request the ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor, prospective ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor student candidates should do the following:

 

-Identify a Minor advisor from the Department of Anthropology (Minor department) tenured or tenure-track faculty.

 

-Confirm a timeline for the Minor degree requirements (below); and, for the Minor advisor participation in both the Oral examination and Dissertation Reading committees.

 

-Submit Stanford University Registrar eform, https://registrar.stanford.edu/phd-minor-application to initiate a request for the Minor.

 

The Application for Candidacy for Doctoral Degree should be submitted to the home department at the time of submission of the minor application to the minor department (ANTHRO) by cc to the ANTHRO SSO.

 

The requirements for a Ph.D. Minor in the Department of Anthropology include the milestones and course/unit requirements listed, below.

 

-A Ph.D. Minor in the Department of Anthropology must complete a minimum of 30 units of ANTHRO subject code courses at the 300 level, each course should be completed with a minimum (GPA) of 3.5 (B+). Directed Individual Study units are not approved for the Ph.D. minor in Anthropology. The courses dedicated to the Ph.D. minor must be successfully completed with a minimum overall (GPA) of 3.0 (B).

 

-The ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor student must enlist a Department of Anthropology, tenure-line faculty member serving as the Ph.D. Minor advisor as well as one of the University oral examination committee members.

 

-Approval of a coherent plan of study, by the ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor advisor, is confirmed by submission of the First-year Ph.D., Ph.D. minor, or M.A. Student Plan of Study form.

 

-Approval of completion of the ANTHRO Ph.D. minor, by the ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor advisor, is confirmed by submission of the First-year Ph.D., Ph.D. minor, or M.A. Student Report of Degree Progress form.

 

If choosing a SELF-DESIGNED FOCUS in Anthropology, the ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor student must pass courses from the following ANTHRO graduate course categories at the 300-level, with a minimum grade of 'B+', and taken for 5 units with a letter grade option:

-three theoretical courses,

-one theoretical or geographic area studies course,

-two elective courses consistent with the proposed plan of study.

 

If choosing an ARCHAEOLOGY FOCUS in Anthropology, the ANTHRO Ph.D. Minor student must pass courses from the following ANTHRO graduate course categories at the 300-level, with a minimum grade of 'B+', and taken for 5 units with a letter grade option:

-one theoretical course (usually ANTHRO303 - Introduction to Archaeological Theory),

-one methods course (usually ANTHRO307 - Introduction to Archaeology Methods,

-two topical or thematic courses,

-two elective courses consistent with the proposed plan of study.

 

Ph.D. Minor in Anthropology, Archaeology focus

A Ph.D. Minor pursuing an Archaeology focus in Anthropology should select an advisor from the Archaeology faculty in the Department.  The advisor will assist the Minor to determine a coherent plan of study which must include the following:  ANTHRO 303, Introduction to Archaeological Theory, Anthro 307, Introduction to Archaeology Methods, two thematic ANTHRO 300-level courses taught by Archaeology faculty members, and two ANTHRO electives taught by Archaeology faculty.  Once the plan of study has been developed, the Minor should follow the steps outlined above to initiate a request for the Minor.