2020-21 Catalogs

Minor in Anthropology

The Minor in Anthropology provides students with a broad introduction to this field. 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 a minimum of 15 credits. No grades lower than C- will be counted towards fulfillment of the major or minor requirements. A maximum of one (1) course may either be 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.

Geography-Anthropology majors may use no more than one (1) course to satisfy requirements for both the minor and the major.


  • ANT 101 Anthropology: The Cultural View

Choice of any four (4) of the following to meet 15 credit minimum. Courses must be taught by at least two (2) different faculty members and one (1) course must be 300-level or above.

  • ANT 102 Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 201 Human Origins
  • ANT 202 Origins of Civilization
  • ANT 204 The Gulf of Maine: Archaeology, Ecology,
  • ANT 213 Human Ecology
  • ANT 220 Indigenous Communities of North America
  • ANT 224 Ancient Mesoamerica
  • ANT 230 Hunters and Gatherers
  • ANT 232 The Anthropology of Sex and Gender
  • ANT 233 Food and Culture
  • ANT 255 Cultures of Africa
  • ANT 262 Women, Arts & Global Tourism
  • ANT 233 Food and Culture
  • ANT 280 Prehistoric Art
  • ANT 302 Medical Anthropology
  • ANT 315/ANT 515 Ethnography: Methods, Ethics, and Practice
  • ANT 320 Anthropology & the Museum
  • ANT 350 International Development
  • GEO 350 International Development
  • ANT 380 African American Historical Archaeology
  • ANT 410 Japan: Archaeology, Environmental History and Multicultural Perspective