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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Archaeology

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Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Students minoring in Archaeology must pass ANT 101, ANT 102, and ANT 317 with at least a C- grade.

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.

Other requirements:  A minimum of 9 credit hours that include ANT 317 must be completed at the University of Maine.

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

The minor in Archaeology introduces students to a variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks used to reconstruct ancient human behaviors and culture.  It also emphasizes the importance of the historical, geographic, and environmental context of the development of humankind.  As an interdisciplinary field that provides a broad view of the past, the minor will complement several major degree programs, including Art, Biology, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, International Affairs/Anthropology, History and Zoology.  The curriculum draws on departmental strengths in anthropological and environmental archaeology and offers foundational courses in archaeology, regional specializations throughout the globe, and topics of special interest.

Required Courses: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be at the 200-level or above.


Anthropology majors: Due to significant course overlap, Anthropology majors may not earn a minor in Archaeology.

International Affairs/Anthropology majors: because there is a limited curricular overlap, ANT 102 (required), International Affairs majors with a concentration in Anthropology are free to earn a minor in Archaeology.  However, IA/ANT majors may use ANT 412 to fulfill an elective for their major or the Archaeology minor, but not both.

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