Minor in Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


The mission of the Society, Culture, and Languages programs is to offer a vigorous and exciting broad-based liberal arts education with an emphasis on cultural, global, and political dynamics. The School of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides a combination of theoretical, scientific, practical, and experiential approaches to understanding and solving human problems. Issues of gender, race, class, and culture, as well as hands-on learning, are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Our goal is to graduate students with marketable skills that prepare them for careers in a variety of public and social services and/or for graduate study in related areas.

Minor Description

A minor in Anthropology is the scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans. In simple terms, it is the study of humanity. A minor in Anthropology will prepare students to work side by side with civil and industrial engineers, cancer researchers, specialists in public health and medicine, chemists, biologists, and others in the science, technology, and engineering fields as well as pursue careers more directly related to Anthropology.


Curricular Requirements

To complete the Minor in Anthropology students must complete six (6) three (3) credit courses in Anthropology. One course (ANT 101) is required of all minors. One course must be at the 300 level or above. Students may include one elective from a related field if approved by the school. Students may count courses taken in the Core Curriculum as part of the minor.

Required Course Credits
ANT 101 - Introduction to Anthropology 3
Choose 1 Introductory Area Course Credits
ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3
ARC 190 - Cultures Through Archaeology 3
ANT/BIO 103 - Intro to Biological Anthro 3
Choose 4 Electives (at least 1 elective at the 300 or 400 level) with an ANT or ARC prefix (or the two exceptions listed below) including introductory area courses listed above or that are included in the table below. Credits
ARC 193 - The Origins of Human Society 3
ARC 205 - Archaeological Field Methods in New England Prehistory 3
ARC 235 - Archaeology of New England 3
ANT 118 - Applied Anthropology 3
ANT 211 - Medical Anthropology 3
ANT 226 - Anthropology of Gender 3
ANT 230 - Anthropology in Latin American and the Caribbean 3
ANT 231 - Culture and Society in the Middle East (Morocco) 3
ANT 241 - Plagues and Populations 3
ANT 312 - Human Trafficking 3
BIO 328 - Human Evolution 3–4
SOC 370 - Applied Field Methods 3
Courses that can be used as electives with pre-approval Credits
ENV 200 - Society, Population and Environment: A Global Perspective 3
ENV 341 - Indigenous Ecology, Conservation Biology, and the Politics of Know 3
HIS 210 - Race and Ethnicity Latin America 3
SOC 210 - Displaced Cultures and Society 3
SOC 265 - Social Issues Problem Global World 3
SOC 290 - British Cultural Studies 3
SOC 331 - Latin American Society and Culture Through Cinema 3
Total Credits for Minor 18

Learning Outcomes

These goals and outcomes are for the Minor in Anthropology. Each of these goals and outcomes also meets the goals and outcomes of the Social and Cultural Studies programs.

  1. Expand the awareness and application of anthropology.
  2. Examine, apply, and critically assess various anthropological research methods.
  3. Examine how cultural and social structures operate.
  4. Examine the diversity of human societies.
  5. Communicate anthropology effectively.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program. Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents. Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives. All courses completed must be no older than five years. Other restrictions apply. See Undergraduate Admissions also.


Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2022–2023 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 2, 2022.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.