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Anthropology Minor

Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
Anthropologists study human communities, near and far, past and present, and explore how seemingly unrelated aspects of a society are connected and how societies are linked to one another.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students may earn a BA or a minor in Anthropology, but not both.
Preparatory Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 1001 - Human Evolution [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
ANTH 1003V - Understanding Cultures: Honors [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
Minor Courses
Take four 3-credit courses that have a common focus. Any ANTH 3xxx-5xxx course may count toward the minor, including special topics.
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3001 - Introduction to Archaeology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3004 - Great Controversies in Anthropology [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3006 - Humans and Aliens: Learning Anthropology through Science Fiction [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3008 - Introduction to Flintknapping (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3020 - Topics in the Anthropology of Africa (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3034 - Roots Music in American Culture and Society (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3035 - Anthropologies of Death [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3043 - Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3046W - Romance and Culture [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3049W - Anthropology of Social Class [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3980 - Topics in Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4001 - Advanced Method and Theory in Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4003W - Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4009W - Warfare and Human Evolution [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4019 - Symbolic Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4025 - Studies in Ethnographic Classics (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice [CIV, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4035 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4047 - Anthropology of American Culture [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4053 - Economy, Culture, and Critique [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4069 - Environmental Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4071 - Race, Culture, and Vision (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4077 - Neanderthals: Biology and Culture of Humanity's Nearest Relative (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4101 - Archival Analysis for Anthropologists (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4991 - Independent Study (1.0-6.0 cr)
· ANTH 4992 - Directed Readings (1.0-6.0 cr)
· ANTH 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-6.0 cr)
· ANTH 4994W - Directed Research [WI] (1.0-6.0 cr)
· ANTH 5008 - Advanced Flintknapping (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5031W - Ethnographies of Science [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5112 - Reconstructing Hominin Behavior (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5113 - Primate Evolution (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5221 - Anthropology of Material Culture (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5244 - Interpreting Ancient Bone (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 5269 - Analysis of Stone Tool Technology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 5402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5403 - Quantitative Methods in Biological Anthropology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5444 - Archaeological Ceramics (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 5446 - Archaeology of Representation as Communication (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5448 - Applied Heritage Management (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5980 - Topics in Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5990 - Topics in Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3002 - Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary Biology (4.0 cr)
or EEB 3002 - Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary Biology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3015W - Biology, Evolution, and cultural Development of Language [SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language [SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3961 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3676 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3067W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3028 - Introduction to Historical Archaeology (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5028 - Introduction to Historical Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3401 - The Human Fossil Record (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5401 - The Human Fossil Record (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3405 - Human Skeletal Analysis (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 5405 - Human Skeletal Analysis (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3601 - Archaeology and Native Americans [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5601 - Archaeology and Native Americans [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4007 - Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology (1.0-4.0 cr)
or ANTH 4007H - Honors: Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4043 - Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern Europe (3.0 cr)
or MEST 4043 - Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern Europe (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4049 - Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 4049 - Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4121 - Business Anthropology (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 5121 - Business Anthropology (2.0 cr)
· ANTH 4329 - Primate Ecology and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
or EEB 4329 - Primate Ecology and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4344 - Europe and its Margins (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 4344 - Europe and its Margins (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
 
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ANTH 1001 - Human Evolution (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
The principles of evolutionary theory, behavioral biology, comparative anatomy, and Paleolithic archaeology are used to reconstruct the major events in human evolution. The course allows us to understand the behavior of our ancestors as well as ourselves.
ANTH 1003W - Understanding Cultures (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02508
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Comparative study of societies and cultures around the world. Topics include adaptive strategies; economic processes; kinship, marriage, and gender; social stratification; politics and conflicts; religion and ritual; personality and culture.
ANTH 1003V - Understanding Cultures: Honors (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02508
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to social/cultural anthropology. Comparative study of societies/cultures around world. Adaptive strategies. Economic processes. Kinship, marriage, gender. Social stratification. Politics/conflicts. Religion/ritual. Personality/Culture. prereq: Honors
ANTH 3001 - Introduction to Archaeology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
The fundamentals of fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and interpretation in archaeology. How field and laboratory research are designed and implemented, and how results are interpreted.
ANTH 3003 - Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3003/GloS 3003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary. Field research. Politics of ethnographic knowledge. Marxist/feminist theories of culture. Culture, language, and discourse. Psychological anthropology. Culture/transnational processes.
ANTH 3004 - Great Controversies in Anthropology (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Notable controversies in anthropology: Is human "reason" the same in all cultures? What makes up evidence/truth when we study people? Whose "voices" should be heard? Should anthropologists support contemporary attempts at economic "development"? Is it possible to agree on a set of universal individual or cultural rights? Can we make qualitative judgments about cultures? What civic/political responsibilities does the anthropologist have at home and with the people whom she or he studies? In-class debates.
ANTH 3005W - Language, Culture, and Power (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Studying language as a social practice, students transcribe and analyze conversation they record themselves, and consider issues of identity and social power in daily talk.
ANTH 3006 - Humans and Aliens: Learning Anthropology through Science Fiction (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02159
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pairs anthropology texts with science fiction stories to illustrate how our future is more dependent on how humanity works anthropologically than what next technological invention has to offer.
ANTH 3008 - Introduction to Flintknapping
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Hands-on experience in replication of prehistoric stone tools, as basis for archaeological analysis and as art form in itself.
ANTH 3020 - Topics in the Anthropology of Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Perspectives on Africa using ethnographic methods and theories. Topics such as kinship and gender; ecological adaptations; economic systems; belief systems; political organization; art and aesthetics; Islamicization; colonization; liberation movements and nationalism; culture change.
ANTH 3022W - Anthropology of Dreaming and Myth (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What is universal in dreaming/myth, how they vary in different cultures. Influence of dreams on myths. Appearance of folk narratives and cultural symbols in dreams. Relationship between individual and culture. Symbolism, metaphor, metonymy, other tropes common to dreaming/myth. Underlying psychological processes. Papers by anthropologists, case studies, cultural examples.
ANTH 3034 - Roots Music in American Culture and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Southern American vernacular music that came to public attention in the 1920s and 1930s. Issues of race, class, and historical context.
ANTH 3035 - Anthropologies of Death (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological perspectives on death. Diverse understandings of afterlife, cultural variations in death ritual, secularization of death in modern era, management of death in medicine, cultural shifts/conflicts in what constitutes good or natural death.
ANTH 3036 - The Body in Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Body-related practices throughout the world. Readings, documentaries, mass media.
ANTH 3043 - Art, Aesthetics and Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
The relationship of art to culture from multiple perspectives including art as a cultural system; the cultural context of art production; the role of the artist in different cultures; methodological considerations in the interpretation of art across cultural boundaries.
ANTH 3046W - Romance and Culture (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Romance, aspects of this kind of love relationships from different perspectives in social/biological sciences. Draws on cross-cultural materials.
ANTH 3049W - Anthropology of Social Class (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Anthropological concept of culture. Theories of class difference. Investigate comparative ethnographic about experience of class difference. Classic texts, mass media/full-length ethnographic accounts will be used.
ANTH 3242W - Hero, Savage, or Equal? Representations of NonWestern Peoples in the Movies (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Images of nonWestern peoples and cultures as they have appeared in movies and in other popular media.
ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relations among human affliction, health, healing, social institutions, and cultural representations cross-culturally. Human health/affliction. Medical knowledge/power. Healing. Body, international health, colonialism, and emerging diseases. Reproduction. Aging in a range of geographical settings. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
ANTH 3402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How archaeologists reconstruct past societies, diets, and environments. Bones and bone fragments to skeletal element (e.g., femur, humerus, tibia), side, age, and taxon (e.g., horse, bison, antelope, hyena). Adaptations and functional morphology of animals¿ anatomy. Tool marks, tooth marks, burning, and types of bone breakage. Past societies' hunting, sharing, cooking practices as well as environmental reconstruction using vertebrates.
ANTH 3980 - Topics in Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ANTH 4001 - Advanced Method and Theory in Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intended for Archaeology majors. Content varies by instructor.
ANTH 4003W - Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course considers issues of race, class, gender, “culture," and globality across multiple genres of writing (ethnography, history, fiction, poetry, memoir). We do this by reading the work of writers who, with an ethnographic sensibility, focus on a particular person whose life is lived in obscurity, at the margins. We ask how such an approach that aims to evoke a world through a life might allow the reader to understand how people move across space and time and through their social worlds, in ways that other kinds of ethnographic or historical writing might not. prereq: [1003 or 1005], or instr consent
ANTH 4009W - Warfare and Human Evolution (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Is warfare universal? Are there truly peaceful societies? Why war occurs more often at some times/places. How/when/why warfare evolved. Warfare and intergroup aggression in other animals. Role of warfare and its primitive antecedents in evolution of our species.
ANTH 4019 - Symbolic Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4019/8211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Pragmatic/structural aspects of social symbolism cross-culturally. Focuses on power, exchange, social boundaries, gender, and rituals of transition/reversal. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or grad student or instr consent
ANTH 4025 - Studies in Ethnographic Classics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Five types of explanations employed in ethnographic research: diffusionism and theory of survivals; functionalist response; British structuralists; French structuralism; interpretive turn. Problems in ethnographic practice, analysis, and writing. Focuses on several classic monographic examples and associated theoretical writing. prereq: 1003 or 1005
ANTH 4031W - Anthropology and Social Justice (CIV, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Practical application of theories/methods from social/cultural anthropology. Issues of policy, planning, implementation, and ethics as they relate to applied anthropology. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or 4003 or grad student or instr consent
ANTH 4035 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of and current issues in ethnographic research. Research projects, including participant observation, interviewing, research design, note taking, life history, and other ethnographic methods. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or grad student
ANTH 4047 - Anthropology of American Culture (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological approaches to contemporary American society/culture. Tensions between market and family. Unity, diversity. Individualism, community.
ANTH 4053 - Economy, Culture, and Critique (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4053/8205
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems of production/distribution, especially in nonindustrial societies. Comparison, history, critique of major theories. Cross-cultural anthropological approach to material life that subsumes market/nonmarket processes.
ANTH 4069 - Environmental Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Use of remains from archaeological sites and off-site records of ancient landscapes, vegetation, and climate to reconstruct how humans interacted with their environments. Interdisciplinary approaches toward reconstructing past human environments; long-term local and global environmental change.
ANTH 4071 - Race, Culture, and Vision
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Evaluation of main trends in study of racism. Psychological, sociological, symbolic, and "critical" approaches that treat racism as a sociodiscursive phenomenon. Racist discourse as a practice that defines an "other" and subjugates that other to strategies of exclusion. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or 3003 or instr consent
ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to historically informed anthropology of healing practice. Shift to biologically based medicine in Europe, colonialist dissemination of biomedicine, political/cultural collisions between biomedicine and "ethnomedicines," traffic of healing practices in a transnationalist world.
ANTH 4077 - Neanderthals: Biology and Culture of Humanity's Nearest Relative
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Paleontological/archaeological record. Students reconstruct behavioral similarities/differences between Neanderthals and modern humans. Why humans alone survived end of Pleistocene. prereq: 1001 or 3001 or 3002 or instr consent
ANTH 4101 - Archival Analysis for Anthropologists
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods for anthropological archival research. Preservation, curation, and organizational bias in archives. Analytic scale, voice, historical texts as material culture. Students engage in archival research.
ANTH 4991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Under special circumstances and with the approval of the instructor, qualified students may register for a listed course on a tutorial basis. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 4992 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Allows students to pursue special interests in anthropology through reading materials under the guidance of a faculty member. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 4993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Allows students to pursue special interests in anthropology under the guidance of a faculty member. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 4994W - Directed Research (WI)
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualified students may conduct a well-defined research project under the guidance of a faculty member. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 5008 - Advanced Flintknapping
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Hands-on training in techniques of advanced stone tool production, artifact reproduction, and lithic experimental design for academic/artistic purposes. prereq: [3008 or 5269] or instr consent
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to, and critical review of, human behavioral biology, examining the approaches in anthropology and related fields. Classic texts/recent empirical studies of humans and other species. Theoretical underpinnings of this new discipline/how well theoretical predictions have been supported by subsequent research.
ANTH 5031W - Ethnographies of Science (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Ethnographic, historical, and sociological accounts of scientific practice. How facts are constructed/negotiated. Social, cultural, and political influences on scientific methods. How scientific projects articulate with hierarchies of race/gender. International differences in scientific practice. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
ANTH 5112 - Reconstructing Hominin Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02149
Prerequisites: Previous coursework in Biological Anthropology or Archaeology
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Major hypotheses regarding evolution of human behavior. Combine evidence from realm of biological anthropology as we consider link between bone biology/behavior. Archaeological record. Hypotheses about biocultural evolution regarding tool-use, hunting, scavenging, food sharing, grandmothers, cooking, long distance running. prereq: Previous coursework in Biological Anthropology or Archaeology
ANTH 5113 - Primate Evolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02083
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Evolutionary history of primates. Particular focus on origin/diversification of apes/Old World monkeys. prereq: Anthropology major, junior or senior
ANTH 5221 - Anthropology of Material Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The course examines material culture as a social creation, studied from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives (e.g., social anthropology, archaeology, primatology, history of science). The course examines the changing role of material culture from prehistory to the future.
ANTH 5244 - Interpreting Ancient Bone
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 5244/8244
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
How anthropologists use fossil bones to answer questions of past human diet, behavior, and environments. Basics of skeletal-element/species identification of humans and large mammals. Project where students analyze a small assemblage of bones. Emphasizes scientific method, data analysis using computers. prereq: 1001
ANTH 5269 - Analysis of Stone Tool Technology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
The course offers practical lab experience in analyzing archaeological collections of stone tools to learn about human behavior in the past. Students gain experience needed to get a job in the cultural resource management industry.
ANTH 5402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How archaeologists reconstruct the past through the study of animal bones associated with artifacts at archaeological sites. Skeletal element (e.g., humerus, femur, tibia), and taxon (e.g., horse, antelope, sheep, bison, hyena) when confronted with bone. Comparative collection of bones from known taxa.
ANTH 5403 - Quantitative Methods in Biological Anthropology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Quantitative methods used by biological anthropologists. Applying these methods to real anthropometric data. Lectures, complementary sessions in computer lab. prereq: Basic univariate statistics course or instr consent
ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Material evidence of prehistoric/historical past. Archaeological study of recent and modern times in Britain. Approaches/interpretations of materials. Issues of preservation/presentation.
ANTH 5444 - Archaeological Ceramics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ceramics as material, technology, and cultural/social trace. Methods of assessing technology/use. Research, design, and interpretation of ceramic analyses. Students work with collections and propose/answer a research question about a ceramic assemblage. Readings, discussion. prereq: 3001 or instr consent
ANTH 5446 - Archaeology of Representation as Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Uses of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photgraphs as means of communication, from earliest representations of 30,000 years ago to present day.
ANTH 5448 - Applied Heritage Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contexts of cultural heritage applicable to federal/state protection. Approaches to planning/management. Issues of heritage/stakeholder conflict.
ANTH 5980 - Topics in Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ANTH 5990 - Topics in Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 3002 - Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01722 - Anth 3002/EEB 3002
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods/theories used to understand humans in an evolutionary framework. What can be known only, or primarily, form an evolutionary perspective. How evolutionary biology of humans might lead to better evolutionary theory. How physiology, development, behavior, and ecology coordinate/co-evolve in humans.
EEB 3002 - Sex, Evolution, and Behavior: Examining Human Evolutionary Biology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01722
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods/theories to understand humans in evolutionary framework. What can be known only/primarily from evolutionary perspective. How evolutionary biology of humans might lead to better evolutionary theory. How physiology, development, behavior, and ecology coordinate/coevolve in humans.
ANTH 3009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia, and early Greece and Rome.
HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world, including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia and early Greece and Rome.
ANTH 3015W - Biology, Evolution, and cultural Development of Language (SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01478
Typically offered: Every Spring
Language in pre-historic humans. Brain/vocal tract structure. How gossip/music shaped human communication.
ANTH 5015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language (SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01478
Typically offered: Every Spring
Language in pre-historic humans. Brain/vocal tract structure. How gossip/music shaped human communication.
ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502 - Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502 - Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary society and culture in South Asia from an anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship and politics; religion; ethnicity; and the Indian diaspora.
GLOS 3961 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary society and culture in South Asia from an anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship and politics; religion; ethnicity; and the Indian diaspora.
ALL 3676 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00465 - ALL 3676/Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Contemporary society/culture in South Asia from anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship, and politics; religion; ethnicity; and Indian diaspora.
ANTH 3027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00002 - Anth 3027W/Anth 5027W/Hist 306
Typically offered: Every Fall
How archaeologists analyze/interpret artifacts to develop knowledge about formation of European society, from earliest evidence of human occupation to Roman period.
ANTH 5027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00002 - Anth 3027W/Anth 5027W/Hist 306
Typically offered: Every Fall
How archaeologists/historians analyze/interpret artifacts to develop knowledge about formation of European society, from earliest evidence of human occupation to Roman Period. Interpreting archaeological evidence from specific sites to understand broad trends in human past.
HIST 3067W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00002
Typically offered: Every Fall
How archaeologists analyze/interpret artifacts to develop knowledge about formation of European society, from earliest evidence of human occupation to Roman period.
ANTH 3028 - Introduction to Historical Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01193
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emphasizes research approaches. Documentary research, oral history, probate inventories/acculturation, integration of documents/archaeological data, analysis of community patterning, social analysis of architecture, foodways, artifact identification, mean ceramic dating, industrial archaeology, estimation of social status with cemetery data, sampling, report writing.
ANTH 5028 - Introduction to Historical Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01193 - Anth 3028/Anth 5028
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emphasizes research approaches. Documentary research, oral history, probate inventories/acculturation, integration of documents/archaeological data, analysis of community patterning, social analysis of architecture, foodways, artifact identification, mean ceramic dating, industrial archaeology, estimation of social status with cemetery data, sampling, report writing.
ANTH 3041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts, theories, and methods of ecological anthropology (cultural ecology). How humans interact with biophysical environment. Compares biological/cultural interactions with environment. Examines adaptive strategies cross-culturally. prereq: 1003 or instr consent
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts, theories, and methods of ecological anthropology (cultural ecology) show how humans interact with the biophysical environment. Compare biological and cultural interactions with the environment; examine adaptive strategies cross-culturally. prereq: grad or instr consent
ANTH 3401 - The Human Fossil Record
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01493
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Fossil evidence paleoanthropologists use to reconstruct human evolutionary history. Taxonomy, phylogeny, behavior, ecology, tool use, land use, biogeography. Hands-on examination of fossil casts, readings from primary/secondary professional sources. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
ANTH 5401 - The Human Fossil Record
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01493
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Fossil evidence paleoanthropologists use to reconstruct human evolutionary history. Taxonomy, phylogeny, behavior, ecology, tool use, land use, and biogeography. Examination of fossil casts, readings from primary/secondary professional sources. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
ANTH 3405 - Human Skeletal Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01627
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure, design, and variability of modern human skeleton. Anatomy, functional morphology, development, evolutionary history. Bone histology/biology, excavation/preservation, taphonomy, pathology, forensic analyses. Differentiating between males/females, adults/sub-adults, and humans/non-humans.
ANTH 5405 - Human Skeletal Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01627 - Anth 3405/Anth 5405
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure, design, and variability of modern human skeleton. Anatomy, functional morphology, development, evolutionary history. Bone histology/biology, excavation, preservation, taphonomy, pathology, forensic analyses. Differentiating between males/females, adults/sub-adults, and humans/non-humans. Quizzes, exams, research paper, project.
ANTH 3601 - Archaeology and Native Americans (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02063
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical, political, legal, and ethical dimensions of the relationship of American archaeology to American Indian people. Case studies of how representational narratives about Native people are created through archaeology; responses by Native communities; and the frameworks for collaborative and equitable archaeological practice. Professional ethics in archaeology/heritage studies in American contexts.
ANTH 5601 - Archaeology and Native Americans (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02063
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical, political, legal, and ethical dimensions of the relationship of American archaeology to American Indian people. Case studies of how representational narratives about Native people are created through archaeology; responses by Native communities; and the frameworks for collaborative and equitable archaeological practice. Professional ethics in archaeology/heritage studies in American contexts.
ANTH 4007 - Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02498
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Plant remains, material culture, faunal remains, human osteology. Emphasizes lab experience. Instructor consent required. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 4007H - Honors: Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02498
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Plant remains, materials culture, faunal remains, human osteology. Emphasizes lab experience. Instructor consent required. pre-req: instr consent.
ANTH 4043 - Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02468
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Archaeology of the British Isles, Scandinavia, and northern continental Europe, from the Romans through the Viking Period. Themes to be examined include social and political organization, cross-cultural interaction, art and symbolism, and religion and ritual.
MEST 4043 - Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings: Archaeology of Northern Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02468
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Archaeology of the British Isles, Scandinavia, and northern continental Europe, from the Romans through the Viking period. Themes to be examined include social and political organization, cross-cultural interactions, art and symbolism, and religion and rituals.
ANTH 4049 - Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01595
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Religious beliefs and world views cross-culturally. Religious dimensions of human life through theories of origins, functions, and forms (e.g. myth, ritual, symbolism) of religion in society. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or instr consent
RELS 4049 - Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01595 - Anth 4049/RelS 4049
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Religious beliefs and world views cross-culturally. Religious dimensions of human life through theories of origins, functions, and forms (e.g. myth, ritual, symbolism) of religion in society. prereq: ANTH 1003 or ANTH 1005 or instr consent
ANTH 4121 - Business Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01996
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/ethnographic understandings/research techniques.
ANTH 5121 - Business Anthropology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01996 - Anth 4121/Anth 5121
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological/ethnographic understandings/research techniques. prereq: MBA student
ANTH 4329 - Primate Ecology and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01870
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Primates as model system to explore animal/human behavior. Factors influencing sociality/group composition. Mating systems. Prevalence of altruistic, cooperative, and aggressive behavior. Strength of social bonds in different species. Evolution of intelligence/culture. prereq: 1001 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or BIOL 3411 or instr consent
EEB 4329 - Primate Ecology and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Primates as model system to explore animal/human behavior. Factors influencing sociality/group composition. Mating systems. Prevalence of altruistic, cooperative, and aggressive behavior. Strength of social bonds in different species. Evolution of intelligence/culture. prereq: BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or BIOL 3411 or ANTH 1001 or instr consent
ANTH 4344 - Europe and its Margins
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01953 - Anth 4344/GloS 4344
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Europe and its margins, an anthropological/ethnographic perspective. Key topics in the study of Europe and European Societies. Ethnography, fiction, film. prereq: One course in ANTH or GLOS
GLOS 4344 - Europe and its Margins
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01953
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Europe and its margins, an anthropological/ethnographic perspective. Key topics in the study of Europe and European Societies. Ethnography, fiction, film. prereq: One course in [ANTH or GLOS]
ANTH 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cross-cultural perspectives in examining educational patterns. Implicit/explicit cultural assumptions. Methods/approaches to cross-cultural studies in education.
OLPD 5128 - Anthropology of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth/EdPA 5128
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Insights from educational anthropology for educators to address issues of culture, ethnicity, and power in schools.
ANTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes, from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence.
AMIN 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes, from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence.
ARTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes, from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence.
RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence. prereq: Jr. or Sr. or grad student