Minor in Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)


The mission of the Department of Society, Culture, and Languages is to offer a vigorous and exciting broad-based liberal arts education with an emphasis on cultural, global, and political dynamics. The department 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. Four of these six courses must be completed at the University of New England. Two courses (noted below) are required of all minors. The electives may come from a variety of fields depending on the specific course. In all, three of these four electives must be in Anthropology (including Archaeology). Any course with an ANT or ARC prefix will count toward the minor. Students may count courses taken in the Core Curriculum as part of the minor. One course (other than SOC 370) must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Students must take:

Credits (18 total required)

ANT 102 - Cultural Anthropology 3
ANT 370/SOC 370 - Applied Field Methods 3
And choose four (4) electives from the following: Credits
ARC 190 - Cultures Through Archaeology 3
ANT 118 - Applied Anthropology 3
ANT 211 - Medical Anthropology 3
ANT 224 - Forensic Anthropology/Human Rights 3
ANT 230 - Anthropology in Latin American and the Caribbean 3
ANT 231 - Culture and Society in the Middle East 3
ANT 312 - Human Trafficking 3
ANT 425 - Sex/Gender/Sexuality Critical Perspective 3
Courses that could be used as electives with pre-approval: Credits
ENV 200 - Society, Population and Environment: A Global Perspective 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

Learning Outcomes

These goals and outcomes are for the Minor in Anthropology. Each of these goals and outcomes also meet the goals and outcomes of the Department of Society, Culture, and Languages.

  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 2020-2021 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 1, 2020.

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.