Undergraduates at UWF can choose to minor in anthropology or in subjects related to anthropology, including Africana studies, maritime studies, sociology, and Latin American studies.
The Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program. This minor is available to all students.
Students can earn a minor in Anthropology to complement a major in another field. The minor consists of 19 semester hours (6 courses), including one course in each of the three anthropology subfields (Archaeology, Cultural, and Biological Anthropology). Students majoring in fields such as History, Criminal Justice, Social Work, and International Studies often minor in Anthropology.
This minor is an asset on the job market because of students' exposure to understanding other cultures and their ways of life, the range of cultures in the world both past and present, and how human culture developed and spread. Business and governments are all involved in globalization and multicultural endeavors, and a minor in Anthropology looks good on the résumés of graduates.
The Maritime Studies minor is a supplement to majors other than Maritime Studies and is for those who want a minimal background in the subject to prepare for employment in fields related to the subject such as anthropology, biology, environmental studies, government, and history.
The minor in sociology is designed to provide students with knowledge about basic concepts in the field and the major theoretical perspectives in sociology. The program emphasizes cultivating the sociological imagination by developing students' awareness of the social component of all dimensions of human experience.
The Latin American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that requires completion of 18 hours of coursework. Students must demonstrate competence in the Spanish language and must also choose one class from within five of the six following areas: anthropology, fine and performing arts, geography, history, literature, and political science.