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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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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