Minor - Anthropology

Anthropologists study the entire spectrum of human existence from 6.5 million years ago to the present, encompassing the process of human evolution, domestication of plants and animals, emergence of civilization, and present day diversity of cultures, religions, economies, and kinship systems seen around the world. As an interdisciplinary field that offers broad applications to a wide array of other disciplines and career paths, the minor in Anthropology will complement a number of other major degree programs, including Art, Biology, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Education, Engineering, History, Law, Psychology, Nursing, and Sociology, among others.

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0

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.

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Minor - Archaeology

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.

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0

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.

Other requirements: A minimum of 9 credit hours that include ANT 317 must be completed at the University of Maine. A minimum of 9 credit hours must be at the 200-level or above.

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Minor - Geography

The discipline of geography is broadly based in earth sciences and humanities as well as in the social sciences. Geographers pursue research and teaching in areas as diverse as geomorphology, hydrology, transportation, urban planning, cultural ecology, and human-environment relationships and pre-history. The geography curricula will appeal to undergraduates seeking a general yet practical University education. Students are urged to discuss and plan course selection with the Coordinator.

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirement for courses to count towards minor: Students minoring in Geography must pass GEO 100 with at least a C- grade.

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.

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Minor - Religious Studies

Religion has existed in all human cultures and continues to play an important role in most societies and in many conflicts. The Religious Studies curriculum is designed to help students understand these facts, regardless of whether they are themselves religious or not. 

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Religious Studies minors must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in all courses used for the minor.

Religious Studies Contact Information: CLAS Center for Advising and Student Services, 105 Stevens Hall, 581-1958

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

 

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