Jan 22, 2021  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

Human Dimensions of Climate Change


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major:  45

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major:  ANT 101 , ANT 102 , ANT 225 , and ANT 410   must be completed with minimum grade of C- or better. Capstone experience (ANT 493  or ANT 497 ) must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.

Required Courses for fulfilling Capstone Experience: ANT 493 with a grade of C or better. Alternatively, ANT 460, ANT497 or HON498/499 thesis (each subject to approval and advised by an appropriate faculty member) may also fulfill the capstone requirement. Please note: although the Honors thesis may fulfill the capstone requirement, the associated credits will not count toward the minimum 45 credits required for the major.

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: ANT 464, ANT 466, ANT 476 and ANT 493

Residency requirement: ANT 225 , ANT 410 , and ANT 493  (the capstone experience), and 15 other degree program credits must be taken at UMaine

Contact Information: Gregory Zaro, Chair of Anthropology, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, Room 242 (207) 581-1857, Fax: (207) 581-1823, gregory.zaro@maine.edu


The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

For more information about our undergraduate and graduate programs, program learning outcomes, internships, special resources and programs, and research and career opportunities, see our web site at https://umaine.edu/anthropology .

Information about the Human Dimensions of Climate Change major

  • A minimum of 45 credits is required. ANT 101, 102, 225, and 410 must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better. ANT 493 (or ANT 497 as capstone) must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better.
  • First year students are advised to take ANT 101 (fall semester) and ANT 102 (spring semester), as these are both required for the major and are prerequisites for many upper division courses.
  • ANT 225 and 410 are both major requirements. ANT 225 should be completed early in the degree program, whereas ANT 410 is an advanced seminar and will be restricted to the junior or senior year.
  • The capstone experience can be completed with either ANT 493 (capstone course) or ANT 497 (independent research and subject to approval), taken in the junior or senior year.
  • Advanced study in the human dimension of climate change often requires use of quantitative methods, foreign language competency, and some theoretical sophistication. Consequently, students planning to pursue graduate work in a related field of study should take a course in statistics, and achieve relevant foreign language competency at the intermediate level.
  • Minors in the social or environmental sciences are appropriate for this major (e.g., climate sciences, earth sciences, marine sciences, ecology and environmental science, economics, sustainable agriculture).
  • Although not required, the Anthropology Department strongly encourages a study abroad experience through International Programs or Travel Study. Students should work with the advisor and department chair in advance to ensure proper course selection toward the degree program.

Required Courses


A minimum of 42 credits is required. ANT 101, 102, and 225 must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better and ANT 410 or ANT 497 must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better.

Physical Science Courses(12 credits)


Required Physical Science Courses

Choose one of the following tracks:


OPTION A, EARTH SCIENCE TRACK


Required Courses

OPTION B, MARINE SCIENCE TRACK


Required Courses

OPTION C, ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TRACK


Required courses

Capstone Experience (3 credits)


Choose one of the following courses, with minimum grade of C

Suggested four-year plan for the BA in Human Dimensions of Climate Change


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year -First Semester


  • Credits: 4
  •  Elective course in HDCC ANT/GEO Credits: 3
  •  Gen Ed and/or minor/double major coursework Credits: 8

Second Year -Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


  • Elective course in HDCC ANT/GEO Credits: 3
  • Earth Science or Marine Science track course Credits: 3-4
  • Gen Ed and/or minor/double major coursework Credits: 8-9

Third Year - Second Semester


  • Study abroad or UMaine major/minor/second major coursework Credits: 15

Fourth Year - First Semester


  • Gen Ed/major/minor/double major coursework Credits: 15

Fourth Year - Second Semester


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