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PhD Minor Program

To request the Ph.D. Minor a prospective Minor should do take the following steps in the order detailed below. 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 the Application for Ph.D. Minor to the Department for Anthropology (Minor department) for signature to initiate a request for the Minor. Once signed, submit the application to the doctoral degree program Home department for signature and processing. The Application for Candidacy for Doctoral Degree should be submitted to the Home department at the time one hands in the Minor application, as well. Please copy the Minor department on the approved Candidacy form. Finally, submit a helpsu to the University registrar for confirmation of the Ph.D. Minor to the student record.

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 3.0 (B). The Minor must enlist an ANTHRO faculty member who will provide written consent to serve as the adviser for the Ph.D. Minor as well as to serve on the student's Oral examination and Dissertation Reading committees. With the ANTHRO faculty adviser, the Ph.D. Minor determines a coherent plan of study and submits the Plan of Study Form with the Application for Ph.D. Minor to the Student Services Officer in the Department of Anthropology to initiate a request for the Minor. The Minor must pass, with a minimum grade of 'B+', three ANTHRO theory courses, and one ANTHRO course in a geographical or theoretical area. The completion of the course of study for the Ph.D. Minor must be confirmed before submitting the Request for Terminal Graduate Registration to the doctoral degree program home department.
 

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.

Archaeology focus in Anthropology Plan of Study

Course number

Course name

Units

Anthro 303 

Introduction to Archaeological Theory 

Anthro 307 

Intro to Archaeology methods 

Anthro 3xx 

Thematic course taught by AR faculty 

Anthro 3xx 

Thematic course taught by AR faculty 

Anthro 3xx 

Elective taught by AR faculty 

Anthro 3xx 

Elective taught by AR faculty 

 

Total 

30