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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Anthropology

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: Students graduating with a minor in a CLAS field must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the minor field that are credited toward completion of the minor.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A C- or higher is required in ANT 101 and ANT 102. 

Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be at the 200-level or above.

Contact Information: Samuel Hanes, Chair, Associate Professor of Anthropology, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, (207) 581-1885, Fax: (207) 581-1823,

Anthropology is the study of human cultures, societies, and behavior in all parts of the world throughout all periods of history. There are four sub-disciplines: archaeology, the study of historic and prehistoric cultures and civilizations; socio-cultural anthropology, which is concerned with current cultures of all degrees of complexity; physical anthropology, the biological aspects of the human species; and anthropological linguistics, which is concerned with the scientific study of language and its relationship to thought and society. In the past, anthropologists tended to study people in small, tribal societies. In recent decades more attention has been given to peasantry and industrialized, urban societies and to the application of anthropology to understanding problems of these societies.

The Department of Anthropology focuses on archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology. Courses in biological/physical anthropology also are offered. In addition, the Department offers courses in folklore, oral history, and geography, which are closely related to anthropology.

Electives (12 credits):

  • Any four ANT or GEO courses

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