Medical Anthropology Minor

Admission Requirements

  • The minor is not open to Anthropology majors
  • At least 15 hours used in the minor must be earned at USC within the Department of Anthropology

Degree Requirements (18 hours)

The minor in Medical Anthropology consists of 18 credit hours or 6 classes.  

Departmental or Honors College special topics courses or field schools related to medical anthropology may fulfill the restricted electives requirement, provided that the course substitutions are pre-approved by the office of the Dean of Undergraduate Student Affairs and Advising in Flinn Hall in consultation with faculty content experts in the Department of Anthropology; bring a syllabus to Flinn Hall for the course you want pre-approved. Appeals to register in pre-approved honors college courses should be directed to the Honors College.

A course applied to the minor may not also be used to satisfy a Carolina Core requirement. 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ANTH 551 Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork3
ANTH 552Medical Anthropology3
Restricted Electives
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Human Life Cycles in Different Cultures
Food and Culture
Disease, Health, and Social Inequities
Basic Forensic Anthropology
Medical Experimentation and the Black Body
Humans Going Nuclear: Atomic Bombs, Cold War, and the Fallout
Environmental Anthropology: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Environmental Change
Global Women's Health
Toxic Environments and Invisible Harms
Human Osteology
Total Credit Hours18