The Minor in Visual Anthropology, offered by the Department of Anthropology, can deepen a student's understanding of how anthropologists use and study audiovisual media with courses examining film, television, photography and other forms of audiovisual expression. Students learn how to analyze media, especially within and across various cultural contexts, and grapple with the problem of how mass media reflects and influences people's social worlds and everyday lives.

The Visual Anthropology minor is not open to Anthropology majors.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

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Production of Anthropological Media Requirement 1
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Production of Anthropological Media
Anthropology of Photography
Advanced Production of Anthropological Media
Visual Anthropology Electives 1
Select five of the following:15
Indigenous Media
Anthropology of Feature Films
Anthropology and Art
Ethnographic Film
Anthropology of New Media
Anthropology of Mass Media
Anthropology of Photography
Advanced Production of Anthropological Media
Total Credit Hours18

If more than one course from the Production array is taken, additional courses count as Visual electives.