Twin Cities campus
 
Twin Cities Campus

Anthropology Minor

Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Anthropology, 395 Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-3400; fax: 612-625-3095)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The minor program in anthropology is individually designed by each student in consultation with a faculty advisor and the Anthropology director of graduate studies.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students interested in the Anthropology minor are strongly encouraged to confer with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the Anthropology director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
The minor is designed, through consultation among the student, Anthropology director of graduate studies, and other relevant faculty members, to meet the student's academic and professional goals. Students pursuing the minor must complete at least one ANTH 8xxx-level course. Coursework applied to the minor must be taken on the A/F grade basis, with a minimum grade of B earned for each course. The minimum cumulative GPA for minor field coursework is 3.00. Exceptions require approval of the Anthropology director of graduate studies.
Coursework (6 to 12 credits)
Master's students select 6 credits, and doctoral students select 12 credits from the following. Selected coursework must be approved by the Anthropology director of graduate studies.
ANTH 5008 - Advanced Flintknapping (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & Music [SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5027W - Archaeology of Prehistoric Europe [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5028 - Introduction to Historical Archaeology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5045W - Urban Anthropology [WI] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5112 - Reconstructing Hominin Behavior (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5113 - Primate Evolution (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5121 - Business Anthropology (2.0 cr)
ANTH 5128 - Anthropology of Education (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5221 - Anthropology of Material Culture (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5244 - Interpreting Ancient Bone (4.0 cr)
ANTH 5255 - Archaeology of Ritual and Religion (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5269 - Analysis of Stone Tool Technology (4.0 cr)
ANTH 5327W -  Inca, Aztec & Maya Civilizations [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5401 - The Human Fossil Record (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5402 - Zooarchaeology Laboratory (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5403 - Quantitative Methods in Biological Anthropology (4.0 cr)
ANTH 5405 - Human Skeletal Analysis (4.0 cr)
ANTH 5412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms [GP] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5448 - Applied Heritage Management (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5450 - Spatial Analysis in Anthropology: Research Design and Field Applications (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5501 - Managing Museum Collections (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5601 - Archaeology and Native Americans [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
ANTH 5980 - Topics in Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8004 - Foundations of Anthropological Archaeology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8005 - Linguistic Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8111 - Evolutionary Morphology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8112 - Reconstructing Hominin Behavior (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8113 - Primate Evolution (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8114 - Biological Anthropology Graduate Program Seminar: Behavioral Ecology of Primates (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8120 - Problems in Culture Change and Applied Anthropology (3.0-6.0 cr)
ANTH 8201 - Humans and Nonhumans: Hybrids and Collectives (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8205 - Economic Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8213 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8219 - Grant Writing (2.0 cr)
ANTH 8220 - Field School (6.0 cr)
ANTH 8223 - Anthropology of Place & Space (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8230 - Anthropological Research Design (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8244 - Interpreting Ancient Bone (4.0 cr)
ANTH 8510 - Topics in Archaeology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8810 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8980 - Anthropology Graduate Workshop (1.0 cr)
ANTH 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-18.0 cr)
ANTH 8992 - Directed Reading (1.0-18.0 cr)
ANTH 8993 - Directed Study (1.0-18.0 cr)
ANTH 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-18.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Doctoral
 
More program views..
View college catalog(s):
· College of Liberal Arts

View PDF Version:
Search.
Search Programs

Search University Catalogs
Related links.

College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

Colleges and Schools

One Stop
for tuition, course registration, financial aid, academic calendars, and more
 
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 5015W - Biology, Evolution, and Cultural Development of Language & Music (SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01478
Typically offered: Every Spring
Language is the most human form of behavior, and the investigation of the ways language and culture interact is one of the most important aspects of the study of human beings. The most fascinating problem in this study is how language itself may have evolved as the result of the interaction between biological and cultural development of the human species. In this course we will consider the development of the brain, the relationship between early hominins, including Neanderthals and Modern Humans, and such questions as the role of gossip and music in the development of language.
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.
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.
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 5041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001 - Anth 3041/Anth 5041
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 5045W - Urban Anthropology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02679
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This class explores anthropological approaches to urban life. On one hand, the course examines the ontological nature of the city by looking into the relation between cities and their environment, and asking whether and how people differentiate "urban" and 'non-urban" spaces. It uncovers the social practices and behaviors that define urban life; urban-rural distinctions; the material and ecological processes that constitute cities; and popular representations of city and/or countryside. On the other hand, the course investigates the spatial and social divisions of the city, seeking to understand the historical struggles and ongoing processes that both draw together and differentiate the people of an urban environment. It studies how cities influence political decision-making, contributing to the uneven distribution of power and resources. It considers: industrialization; urban class conflict; gendered and racialized spaces; and suburbanization. Both of these approaches will also critically consider the city as a social object that we encounter and learn about through our engagement with kinds of media, such as novels and film. Hence, reading for the class will include literature from the social sciences and humanities, as well as critical works of fiction. Students will engage with these broader anthropological issues through an investigation of several global cities, especially Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago, Paris, Mexico City, Brasilia, and New Delhi. The class mixes lecture, discussion, and guided research. Lectures will introduce the history of urbanism and urban anthropology. Discussions will critically evaluate the readings, and offer insights and examples to better understand them. By participating in a guided research project, students will uncover hidden aspects of their own city, using ethnography or archaeology to shed light on the urban environment, social struggles over space, or other themes.
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 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 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.
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 5255 - Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02680 - Anth 3255/Anth 5255/RelS 3254/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
The course discusses evidence for the origins of religion and its diverse roles in human societies over millennia. It focuses on how artifacts and architecture are essential to religious experience. It asks: What constitutes religion for different cultures? Why is religion at the heart of politics, social life, and cultural imagination?
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 5327W - Inca, Aztec & Maya Civilizations (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02757
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course is an intensive examination of the emergence, growth, and conquest of native civilizations in ancient America, focusing on the Maya, Aztec, and Inca states. Lectures and discussions examine the culture and history of these Native American civilizations, while also introducing students to anthropological theories of the state, religion, aesthetics, and history.
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 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 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 5412 - Comparative Indigenous Feminisms (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02631 - AmIn 5412/AmSt 5412/Anth 5412/
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The course will examine the relationship between Western feminism and indigenous feminism as well as the inter connections between women of color feminism and indigenous feminism. In addition to exploring how indigenous feminists have theorized from 'the flesh' of their embodied experience of colonialism, the course will also consider how indigenous women are articulating decolonization and the embodiment of autonomy through scholarship, cultural revitalization, and activism.
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 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 5450 - Spatial Analysis in Anthropology: Research Design and Field Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This advanced undergraduate and graduate course introduces students to spatial analyses essential to anthropological ethnography, archaeology, and historical ecology. It builds on introductory courses at UMN, providing students an opportunity to learn anthropological applications of spatial analysis methods, including: research design, field mapping, database management, digital survey platforms, GIS analyses, and integration of quantitative and qualitative (ethnographic and historical) data. The structure of the course will follow the trajectory of a typical doctoral-level anthropological project, from pre-field data acquisition and preparation, to in-field data collection, post-field analysis, and presentation. Students who take this course will master skills that are crucial for successful anthropological spatial analysis in the field and laboratory.
ANTH 5501 - Managing Museum Collections
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02418
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
The care and maintenance of collection objects and their associated information are a crucial part of both the sciences and the humanities. This course is designed to provide foundations and practical experience with many of the issues faced by those responsible for museum collections: conservation, legal issues, organization and classification, digitization, accessibility, and policies and procedures. The course includes lectures by museum professionals, field trips to local facilities, and hands-on activities. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for ANTH 3501.
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 5980 - Topics in Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ANTH 8001 - Ethnography, Theory, History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundational concepts, methods, and ethnographic work. Emphasizes theories that have shaped 20th-century thinking in cultural anthropology. Connection of these theories to fieldwork and contemporary issues.
ANTH 8002 - Ethnography: Contemporary Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts/perspectives in anthropology. Emphasizes American cultural anthropology. Rrecent work in semiotic, psychological, and feminist anthropology.
ANTH 8004 - Foundations of Anthropological Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical foundations of anthropological archaeology in historical and contemporary perspective. prereq: 8001, 8002
ANTH 8005 - Linguistic Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction to literature of anthropological linguistics.
ANTH 8009 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilizations
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 8111 - Evolutionary Morphology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Basic foundation of diverse anatomical adaptations of living/fossil primates. Principles of evolutionary theory. Stages of embryogenesis/fetal development. Morphological diversity. Evolutionary morphology. Body size, allometry, heterochrony. Primate evolution.
ANTH 8112 - Reconstructing Hominin Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02149
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Consider major hypotheses regarding evolution of human behavior. Evidence/arguments used to support or reject hypotheses. Consider link between bone biology/behavior. Archaeological record for more holistic understanding of evidence.
ANTH 8113 - 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, with particular focus on origin/diversification of apes/Old World monkeys. prereq: Anthropology doctoral student
ANTH 8114 - Biological Anthropology Graduate Program Seminar: Behavioral Ecology of Primates
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Anthropology graduate student or #.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Course focuses on the behavioral ecology of primates, including humans, with a focus on how the evolution of social behaviors relates to ecology. The course serves as one of three Biological Anthropology Graduate Program Seminars, which provide training in the foundations of biological anthropology. For Biological Anthropology graduate students, the take-home exam for this course will stand as one of the three required Preliminary Papers. Students outside of Biological Anthropology are welcome to enroll pending permission of the instructor. prereq: Anthropology graduate student or instr consent.
ANTH 8120 - Problems in Culture Change and Applied Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative studies of change in cultural systems. Impact of global processes on local cultures. Roles of anthropology and anthropologists in policy, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
ANTH 8201 - Humans and Nonhumans: Hybrids and Collectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Social life as consisting of relationships not only among human beings, but also between humans and nonhumans: animals, plants, environments, technologies, etc. Focuses on figure of hybrid, its role in formations of collective life.
ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classic and current issues in research methodology, including positivist, interpretivist, feminist, and postmodernist frameworks. Methodology, in the broadest sense of the concept, is evaluated. Students conduct three research exercises and set up an ethnographic research project. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
ANTH 8205 - Economic Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 4053/8205
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical foundations of economic anthropology examined through critical readings of traditional, classical, and contemporary authors. Ethnographic puzzles of material life and issues of ecological degradation, development, market expansion, gender, and transglobal processes.
ANTH 8207 - Political and Social Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Western concepts of politics, power, authority, society, state, and law. Cross-cultural approaches to these concepts in historical perspective. Major theoretical frameworks and current problems and positions in social and political anthropology. Ethnographic classics and new directions.
ANTH 8213 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar on method, theory, and key problems in ecological anthropology and human ecology. Examines approaches in light of human practices, interactions between culture and the environment, global environmental change, and our understanding of human dimensions of ecosystem-based management.
ANTH 8215 - Anthropology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative, cross-cultural approach to gender. Focuses on various theories (e.g., feminist, postmodernist, psychoanalytic) of power, gender, authority, and femininity and masculinity. Gender ambiguity and issues of sexuality. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
ANTH 8219 - Grant Writing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Students draft a research proposal in their area of interest. Seminar involves reading and evaluating proposals, learning about funding and process of submitting proposals, nuts of bolts of composing a proposal, and ethics of research in anthropology. prereq: Grad anth majors preparing to submit research grant proposals next academic yr
ANTH 8220 - Field School
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02424 - Anth 3221/Anth 8220
Typically offered: Every Summer
Advanced field excavation, survey, and research. Intensive training in excavation techniques, recordation, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological materials or prehistoric remains.
ANTH 8223 - Anthropology of Place & Space
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course asks questions about the meaning of place, the relationship of space to place, the relationship of identity to place, and the relationship of place to environmental change in the event of industrial pollution, development projects, natural disasters and climate change. Theories of and ethnographic accounts of space and place in Cultural Anthropology and Geography will be discussed. In addition to foundational texts in the topic, we will also be reading contemporary accounts of nonwestern places.
ANTH 8230 - Anthropological Research Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Training seminar on research development, coordination, grant management, field/laboratory research management, fundraising. prereq: Anth grad student or instr consent
ANTH 8244 - Interpreting Ancient Bone
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 5244/8244
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How anthropologists use fossil bones to answer questions of past human diet, behavior, and environments. Skeletal element and species identification (of humans, large mammals). Students analyze small assemblage of bones for class project. Scientific method, data analysis using computers. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 8510 - Topics in Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar examines particular aspects of archaeological methods and/or theory. Topics vary according to student and faculty interests.
ANTH 8810 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar examines particular aspects of method and/or theory. Topics vary according to student and faculty interests.
ANTH 8980 - Anthropology Graduate Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Seminar examines aspects of the discipline that transcend traditional subfield boundaries.
ANTH 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Under special circumstances and with instructor approval, qualified students may register for a listed course on a tutorial basis. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 8992 - Directed Reading
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 54.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
tbd prereq: instr consent
ANTH 8993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed Study prereq: instr consent
ANTH 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
N/A prereq: instr consent