Minor in Anthropology

The Minor in Anthropology provides students with a broad introduction to this field, with courses drawn from cultural and applied anthropology, archaeology, and other subfields. This Minor is an excellent supplement for students from the other social sciences, humanities, environmental science, and other fields who are interested in human behavior, cultural diversity, environmental adaptation, and historical lifeways.

Students must complete at least fifteen (15) credits of any anthropology (ANT) courses at USM, with no course grade lower than a C-. Courses should represent at least two subfields of anthropology and be taught by at least two different instructors. A maximum of one course may be either transferred from another institution or drawn from another major at USM, such as Linguistics, with approval from the student’s faculty advisor in the Program in Geography-Anthropology. No more than six credits combined may be from internships, field courses, or independent studies.

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Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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