Anthropology is an ideal complement to a number of majors. Anthropological theory has been an important influence in modern interpretations of religion, literature, and social history, while the cross-cultural approach of anthropology will be of particular importance to those interested in international careers. Departmental offerings in ethnohistory and archaeology provide coverage of time periods and societies as well as alternative theoretical perspectives that usefully supplement offerings of the history department. For those interested in biology, anthropologists have been prominent in primatology (the study of primates), the study of human evolution, forensics, and studies of human ecology, including comparative medical systems, nutrition, and human adaptation. Pre-med students may wish to take advantage of courses in medical anthropology or human evolution. Finally Spanish majors may find attractive the several courses in Latin American ethnography, ethnohistory, and archaeology
Six courses, at least four of which must be taken in residence at Davidson College, including:
a) Anthropology 101 or 102 or 108
b) Theory in Anthropology (370)
c) Four other courses in anthropology (including one numbered 200 or above and one numbered 300 or above)
Normally, courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis at Davidson may not be counted toward the minor.