Anthropology (ANTH)

Courses

ANTH-101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3.00 Credits

The primary focus is on primate and hominid evolution, and the related development of culture. Other topics include introductions to paleontology, taxonomy, genetics, human population biology, and primate ethnology.

ANTH-102 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3.00 Credits

A general introduction to the field of cultural anthropology. The course exposes students to an anthropological perspective on culture and humanity. Cross-cultural comparisons of language, ecology, economy, kinship/family, gender, social stratification, and change comprise the main topics. Theories of culture and methods of studying culture are briefly described.

ANTH-120 WORLD PREHISTORY 3.00 Credits

This course takes a world-historical approach in discussing the development of humanity and culture over the past 5 million years. Examples are drawn from all continents. Theories of human and cultural development are introduced.

ANTH-170 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3.00 Credits

Issues facing contemporary native people are studied in the context of basic information about American Indian people in the United States. The diversity of Native historical roots and current social settings are discussed. The approach is topical and selective, rather than comprehensive.

ANTH-192 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 3.00 Credits

ANTH-195 PRACTICUM IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-12.00 Credits

ANTH-205 GLOBAL ISSUES IN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE 3.00 Credits

This course helps students to frame local issues in a global perspective by examining the relationship between globalization and cultural change. Globalization is the process of rapid technological, social, and cultural change. These changes have a profound affect on people's world view because they are intertwined with many local issues, such as health, environmental change, and violence.

ANTH-280 CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT 3.00 Credits

The adaptation of humans to their environment by means of cultural systems is analyzed. Issues such as human effects on the environment, environmental influences on humanity, change, and "sustainable development" are discussed.

ANTH-289 FIELD SCHOOL ARCHAEOLOGY 1.00-8.00 Credits

Diversity of human cultures; social organizations, subsistence patterns, economics, law, politics, religion, language and other institutions of culture explored through on-site field studies. Pre-requisite: Permission of the instructor. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with field school.

ANTH-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-291 WORKSHOP IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-295 PRACTICUM IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-6.00 Credits

ANTH-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

ANTH-310 CULTURE AND HEALTH 3.00 Credits

The linguistic and cultural dimensions of health and health care are examined through comparisons of traditional and 'Western' medical systems. Topics include world view, values, stress and development, and social organization.

ANTH-311 CULTURE AND EDUCATION 3.00 Credits

The sociocultural dimensions of learning/teaching are examined by contrasting educational experiences in different communities and cultural traditions. Topics include language, enculturation, socialization, schooling, and cultural hegemony. Pre-requisites: ANTH 102, SS 150, Post-Baccalaureate, or instructor permission.

ANTH-320 NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS 3.00 Credits

The regional similarities and differences of native peoples are broadly described. Issues such as the impact of the Colombian exchange, conquest and accommodation, and sociocultural change affecting indigenous culture are discussed using ethnographic examples.

ANTH-360 RACE AND ETHNICITY 3.00 Credits

An introduction to the theoretical and substantive issues in the study of race and ethnicity. Students learn about the historical development of race and ethnicity as social categories and examine contemporary race and ethnic relations in the United States and other societies.

ANTH-365 COMPARATIVE RELIGION 3.00 Credits

The world's major religious traditions are outlined emphasizing the sociocultural context of doctrine, ritual, community, and the individual. Pre-requisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

ANTH-368 SEX, EVOLUTION AND HUMAN NATURE 3.00 Credits

Human sexuality, male-female relations, cooperation, violence and parent-child relations examined cross0culturally and in nonhuman primates utilizing evolutionary and biocultural perspectives.

ANTH-386 ETHNOGRAPHY 3.00 Credits

In this course, students will be introduced to the qualitative and quantitative methods of Ethnography, the process of developing "natural histories" of daily community life, and will apply these methods by designing and conducting a limited ethnographic research project.

ANTH-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-391 WORKSHOP IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-395 PRACTICUM IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-6.00 Credits

ANTH-399 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

ANTH-450 ETHNOGRAPHY OF A SELECTED AREA 3.00 Credits

A cultural, social, and linguistic overview of a world region (e.g., Africa, South America, India) selected by the instructor. The region's major cultural patterns and variations will be outlined through particular cultures. Pre-requisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH-489 FIELD SCHOOL ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-8.00 Credits

Diversity of human cultures; social organizations, subsistence patterns, economics, law, politics, religion, language and other institutions of culture explored through on-site field studies. Pre-requisite: Permission of the instructor. Students will be responsible for expenses associated with field school.

ANTH-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-491 WORKSHOP IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-3.00 Credits

ANTH-494 INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1.00-6.00 Credits