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Anthropology is dedicated to understanding humankind’s diversity as well as what makes us uniquely human. Through the specific perspectives and methods of socio-cultural, archaeological, and biological anthropology, students taking the Anthropology minor learn how the human experience (past and present) is constituted through the interaction of social, cultural, political, historical, environmental, and biological factors. Anthropology strives for a holistic understanding of humankind and depending on the questions asked and the means used to discover answers, anthropological knowledge can straddle the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.

For additional information on the Anthropology minor at UC Merced, please visit the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts main website, or the Anthropology minor website.

For Anthropology minor requirements, please consult your catalog.