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Anthropology B.A.

Sociology/Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2016
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 40
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Anthropology focuses on the holistic study of diverse peoples and cultures with a central focus on what it means to be human. We are committed to an integrative and comparative approach that draws on the rich tradition of the four-fields (cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, biological anthropology) while also bringing the methods and insights of the discipline to issues of critical importance to today's globalizing societies. We emphasize qualitative methodology, including knowledge of the uses and limitations of standard methods, visual analysis and the production of visual representations of reality using tools such as photography and video, participatory research with communities, and public ethnography. We also emphasize a strong ethical component concerning the study of humans, and the relationship between theory and method in qualitative fieldwork. Areas of knowledge and skills our program delivers: • specific ethnographic areas such as Middle, Central and South America, the Middle East, Europe, North America (including U.S. culture), Africa. • political, social, and environmental issues within the context of international and intranational diversity, framed within the Department's overall unifying socially-relevant themes of inequality, identify, power, social change and development, and global multiculturalism. • community engagement and participatory culture. • major historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives. A final project, ANTH 4653-Senior Seminar, provides anthropology majors a capstone experience to use their research skills in applied projects. Honors requirements: Honors students participate in independent research, working closely with a faculty member. Qualified majors apply to the honors program before the end of the second week of their senior year after they have completed or are enrolled in ANTH 4651-Development of Anthropological Theory or ANTH 4652-Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (either a minor or another major).
Lower Division (8 cr)
Choose any two different ANTH 1xxx level courses, for a total of 8 credits. Most ANTH 1xxx courses apply here.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1602 - Biological Anthropology and Archaeology [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1620 - Introduction to Public Culture: Citizenship, Science, and Culture (4.0 cr)
Career Development (2 cr)
ANTH 2001 - Career Development in Anthropology (2.0 cr)
Upper Division Theory (4 cr)
ANTH 4651 - Development of Anthropological Theory (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 4652 - Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Methods (4 cr)
ANTH 3156 - Digital and Participatory Research Methods (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 4620 - Archaeological Method and Theory (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3156 - Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Senior Capstone (3 cr)
ANTH 4653 - Senior Seminar (3.0 cr)
Electives (15 cr)
Students must take at least 2 different courses/6-8 credits in ANTH 3xxx and 2 different courses/6-8 credits in ANTH 4xxx. An additional course is required, which may be another ANTH course, or may be from a different area of study in the 'additional elective' area. Note: ANTH 4696, 4697, 4699 & 4910 carry variable credit. Only three credits maximum in one course or combined from these three courses count toward the ANTH 4xxx requirement; additional credits will apply to the degree.
ANTH 3xxx
Most ANTH 3xxx courses apply here.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3080 - Cultural Constructions of the Body (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3100 - Business Anthropology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3300 - Energy, Culture and Society [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3618 - Ancient Middle America (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3622 - Archaeology of the Old World (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3624 - Archaeology of North America (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3632 - Latin American Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3635 - Peoples and Cultures of Europe (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3638 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3640 - What is a City?: Archaeological Perspectives on Urbanism [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3641 - The City in Film [FINE ARTS] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3642 - Exploring Human Origins (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3644 - Primatology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3691 - Independent Study in Anthropology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ANTH 3695 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3888 - Anthropology of Food [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· FORS 3200 - ANTH 3200 Exploring Sustainability in Costa Rica (4.0 cr)
ANTH 4xxx
Most ANTH 4xxx courses apply here.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· ANTH 4100 - Visual Anthropology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4500 - The New Commons: Governing Shared Resources for Present and Future Generations [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4616 - Culture and Personality (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4621 - Myth and Sacred Symbols (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4623 - Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4631 - Anthropology and Environment [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4633 - Ethnobotany [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4640 - Medical Anthropology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4644 - Anthropology of Law (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4654 - Biological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4655 - Forensic Anthropology (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4691 - Independent Study in Anthropology (1.0-5.0 cr)
· ANTH 4695 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-5.0 cr)
· Take at most 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 4696 - Field Research in Archaeology (1.0-10.0 cr)
· ANTH 4697 - Anthropology Internship (2.0-6.0 cr)
· ANTH 4699 - Honors Project (2.0-4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4910 - Teaching Assistantship in Anthropology (1.0-3.0 cr)
Additional Elective
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AAAS 3xxx-4xxx
· ANTH 1xxx-4xxx
· AMIN 3xxx-4xxx
· CRIM 3xxx-4xxx
· CUE 3xxx-4xxx
· GEOG 3xxx-4xxx
· LING 3xxx-4xxx
· SOC 3xxx-4xxx
· WS 3xxx-4xxx
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writing (3 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Explores nations around the globe towards the goal of developing a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Explores America as a foreign culture, looking at the United States from the viewpoints of foreign anthropologists and other scholars, using comparative ethnographic perspectives to interpret aspects of American culture.
ANTH 1602 - Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01368 - Anth 1601/1602
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Origin and development of extinct and living human forms, primatology, human biological variations, the race concept, evolution, and development of human societies up to the earliest stages of ancient civilizations.
ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to representative cultures of the world and to concepts and methods of cultural anthropology, focusing on range of variation and degree of uniformity in human behavior and in cultural adaptations.
ANTH 1620 - Introduction to Public Culture: Citizenship, Science, and Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrative approach connecting culture, science, and law to the practical work of managing critical shared resources for the public good in the 21st century. Course examines how governance of shared natural resources (climate, water, wildlife) is connected to governance of community and cultural resources (internet, electricity grids, knowledge, and storytelling). Topics highlight diverse approaches to citizenship and sustainability as found in cli-sci fiction, public science, public art, land trusts, indigenous land stewardship traditions.
ANTH 2001 - Career Development in Anthropology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of career opportunities for anthropological skill sets. The mechanics of career development: locating jobs; matching skills to job requirements; networking; writing resumes, cover letters, CV's, and graduate application essays. A focus on the lifelong process of building a career.
ANTH 4651 - Development of Anthropological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 90 credits, no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical perspectives from mid-19th century to the present; examines the interrelationship of method and theory, and implications for practice of anthropology. prereq: minimum 90 credits, no grad credit
ANTH 4652 - Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem difficult to solve for many reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people or opinions involved, the large economic burden of solutions, and the interconnected nature of these with other problems. This course explores the ways that cultural theory provides critical insights in complex contemporary arenas such as government policy, nonprofit work, law, business, communications, education, health issues, environment and conservation, natural resources management, risk management, natural disaster responses, and more. The goal of the course is to teach students the value of cultural theory in understanding and working within the complexities of the contemporary world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3156 - Digital and Participatory Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course teaches participatory research and media production as practiced in anthropology as a transformative process through which students can become agents of change. The course engages students through scholarly and active learning to develop research skills, including digital and participatory methods in collaboration with people studied, to facilitate cultural and visual literacy. Course emphasizes field techniques, data analysis, and interpretation, and the use of digital technologies (such as videos, social media, etc.) as course of data as well as means of communication. Lab. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 4620 - Archaeological Method and Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1612; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Principles of archaeology including data collection, data analysis, history of the field, theoretical approaches, laws, and professional ethics. prereq: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 1612; no grad credit
SOC 3156 - Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of qualitative research methods to study of social structures. Emphasizes field techniques, secondary data analysis, and interpretation. Lab prereq: (2155 or anth major or urs major or cst minor), at least 60 cr or instructor consent
ANTH 4653 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary topics in selected branches of anthropology. Active participation in group research project to develop and enhance anthropological research skills. prereq: minimum 90 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
ANTH 3080 - Cultural Constructions of the Body
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CST 3080
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary cultural constructions of the human body. How biology and culture intersect in body building, menstruation, childbirth, and tattooing. Students gain skills in reading the body as social text and learn core theoretical approaches to cultural studies of the body. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for CST 3080
ANTH 3100 - Business Anthropology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Demonstrating the rich area of Applied Anthropology, this course surveys the ways in which anthropologist work in and on transnational corporations. Anthropological research in marketing and consumer behavior, as well as in the organizational culture of contemporary and historical businesses influences various industries, particularly in technology and new media products. Contemporary corporations also consume anthropology, often deploying anthropological language and concepts with or without any ethnographic fieldwork. Students will discover various anthropological encounters with the business world, and will have the opportunity to contribute and engage in those encounters over social media. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3300 - Energy, Culture and Society (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course takes a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary view of energy. It examines the history of energy generation and use in the US with attention to economic and ecological systems as well as cultural assumptions asking how did the US grow to be the largest consumer of energy in the history of the world? By studying case studies of electrification in the global north and south; post-Fukushima nuclear energy politics in Japan and Germany; the impact of global gas and oil markets on local US communities, and the growth of renewable energy, this course aims to give students methods, tools and perspectives to understand, critique, and ultimately influence (personal and societal) assumptions, policies, economics, and technical systems surrounding energy generation and use. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3618 - Ancient Middle America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey of major pre-Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Mixtecs, and Aztecs. Using comparative ethnographic and archaeological materials, the course explores the arrival of hunter-gatherer-foragers, the beginnings of agriculture, and formation of early villages, native mathematical and calendar and writing systems, the florescence of regional art styles, and the religious sociopolitical, and economic development of Classical and Postclassical civilizations through the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3622 - Archaeology of the Old World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of major themes arising with Homo sapiens, e.g., domestication, urbanism, social inequality, gender relations, development of hierarchical political structure, and human impacts on, and adaption to the environment. Examples drawn from cultural areas in Europe, Africa, and Near East and/or Asia. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3624 - Archaeology of North America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of archaeological data for major cultural areas of North America north of Mexico. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cross-cultural survey of gender systems, focusing on contemporary women's lives around the world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3632 - Latin American Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of social, political, economic, and religious organization of contemporary national and native cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America. prereq: 1604, minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3635 - Peoples and Cultures of Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Exploration of European peoples to develop a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Survey of social, political, economic, religious, family and kinship, gender, urban, globalism/globalization. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3638 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 cr or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines how anthropologists study the cultures and social institutions of the modern Middle East. Focus on religion, family life, gender, politics, economy, urban ways of life, kinship and marriage, and the impacts of globalism. prereq: minimum 30 cr or instructor consent
ANTH 3640 - What is a City?: Archaeological Perspectives on Urbanism (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Min 30 cr or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of historically and archaeologically documented urban case studies and thematic concepts, e.g., the use of space, political and economic implications of living in a city, abandonment of cities, and the impact of cities on the environment. Liberal Education sustainability credit will be effective fall 2015. prereq: Min 30 cr or instructor consent
ANTH 3641 - The City in Film (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Exploration of the modern industrial, postmodern global and relocalized sustainable city through film. Films dramatizing the transformation of urban society by industrialization, the car, globalization, and New Urbanism (US and Europe) as well as the emergent megacities of India, China, and Africa highlight the historical trajectory of the modern urban form and question its future in relation to a sustainable planet. Students produce a short digital city film as a final project.
ANTH 3642 - Exploring Human Origins
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Designed to familiarized students with the discipline of paleoanthropology and human evolution. Addresses primate and hominid anatomy, dating techniques, stratigraphy, fossil formation, and paleoecology through the fossil evidence and associated archaeological material of various hominid groups including the australopithecines, Homo erectus, Neanderthals, and early modern humans. Explores human evolution and current debates surrounding the evolutionary relationships of various hominid taxa. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
ANTH 3644 - Primatology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamental of primatology including classification, biology, biogeography, behavior, ecology, social relationships, communication, field work and conservation of non-human primates. prereq: minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
ANTH 3691 - Independent Study in Anthropology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: preferred minimum 30 credits, instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed reading and research in ethnography leading to preparation of paper. prereq: preferred minimum 30 credits, instructor consent
ANTH 3695 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar on topics in selected branches of anthropology. prereq: minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
ANTH 3888 - Anthropology of Food (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced survey and comparative study of the relationship between food and culture in the past and present. Topics include the prehistoric, biological, and cultural aspects of the collection, production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of food, and an analysis of its social, cultural, political, and economic significance. prereq: minimum 30 credits
FORS 3200 - ANTH 3200 Exploring Sustainability in Costa Rica
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02111
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Taught on site in Costa Rica. Introduces students to fieldwork based experiences in sustainability and community engaged scholarship. Course generally involves travel, extensive outside of the classroom work, and a service learning component with post project reflection. prereq: Admission to an approved study abroad program requires consent from the International Education Office.
ANTH 4100 - Visual Anthropology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Visual Anthropology encompasses the anthological study of all visual representations. This course will engage students in histories and analyses of representations and visual product artifact from many cultures. Artifacts and visual objects studies may include sand painting, tattoos, sculptures and reliefs, cave painting, jewelry, hieroglyphics, painting, photographs, and new media production,. The study of human vision, properties of media, and relationship between visual and form and function are also central to this anthropological subfield. Student will have the opportunity to create small visual objects on a weekly basis during the bulk of the semester. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 4500 - The New Commons: Governing Shared Resources for Present and Future Generations (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines efforts and provides skills to manage water, climate, wildlife, and internet, cultural heritage and other key pieces of ecosystem and community infrastructure at global and local levels as "commons," shared resources governed by culturally diverse, engaged communities for present and future generations. prereq: Minimum 90 credits or grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for CST 4500
ANTH 4616 - Culture and Personality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Role of culture in forming of personality; problems of individual adjustment to demands of culture. Psychological and sociopsychological approach to culture. prereq: 1604, min 60 cr
ANTH 4621 - Myth and Sacred Symbols
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Interpretation of myths and sacred symbols found in beliefs and rituals of selected traditional cultures. prereq: 1604, min 60 cr
ANTH 4623 - Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural roots of such interrelated contemporary human problems as over-population, food production and distribution, health and nutrition, social and ecological disorders. Review of alternative solutions to such problems as suggested by anthropological study and analyses. prereq: 1604, minimum 60 credits
ANTH 4631 - Anthropology and Environment (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
In-depth study of some of the methods and concepts concerning the interrelations of certain human populations with their environments in diverse natural, cultural, historical, and evolutionary settings. prereq: 1604, min 60 cr
ANTH 4633 - Ethnobotany (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced survey and study of interrelations between humans and plants, including material, symbolic, ritualistic and other aspects of human-plant interactions. Combines cultural anthropology and botany to investigate the roles of plants as food, medicine, natural resources and/or gateways to culturally sanctioned religious experiences. Liberal Education sustainability credit will be effective fall 2015. prereq: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent
ANTH 4640 - Medical Anthropology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 60 credits or grad student, or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative, cross-cultural examination of sickness and healing. Drawing from ethnographic work on indigenous, alternative, and Euro-American medical systems as well as shamanism, the course works with symbolic, social, political, and historical perspectives. prereq: minimum 60 credits or grad student, or instructor consent
ANTH 4644 - Anthropology of Law
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduces key concepts, issues, and methods of legal anthropology and considers how, in various parts of the world, legal systems are integrating local and indigenous conceptions of justice with the formal procedures and institutions of the state. Particular attention is given to culturally creative uses of law to achieve public justice with respect to environmental and economic domains. prereq: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
ANTH 4654 - Biological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The human skeleton as source of information about individual variations, population structure, and human evolution. Study of human remains from archaeological sites, morphology, paleopathology, and relevant statistical methods. Lectures and labs emphasize acquiring practical experiences in analysis and interpretation. prereq: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent
ANTH 4655 - Forensic Anthropology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This class is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of forensic anthropology, including identification of skeletal elements, pathology, age, sex, and population affinity, stature, occupational markers and selected other topics. prereq: minimum 60 credit or instructor consent; no grad credit
ANTH 4691 - Independent Study in Anthropology
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Prerequisites: Preferred minimum 60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed reading and research leading to preparation of a final written and/or digital project. prereq: Preferred minimum 60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit
ANTH 4695 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 60 cr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Seminar on topics in selected branches of anthropology. prereq: minimum 60 cr
ANTH 4696 - Field Research in Archaeology
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 10.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Archaeological excavation, survey, and research in actual sites. Location may vary. prereq: instructor consent
ANTH 4697 - Anthropology Internship
Credits: 2.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: preferred minimum 60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised experience in a workplace relevant to studentâ¿¿s academic interests within the major: social service agency, museum, immigration services, school or other, approved by instructor. In consultation with instructor, students will also complete assignments relevant to the job setting, e.g., setting learning objectives, techniques for measuring progress, and/or report writing. prereq: preferred minimum 60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit
ANTH 4699 - Honors Project
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced individual project in any area of anthropology demonstrating sound theoretical, methodological, and research foundations. Topic chosen in consultation with the honors advisor. The student will give a public presentation of their written and/or digital final project. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
ANTH 4910 - Teaching Assistantship in Anthropology
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Minimum 60 credits and instructor consent, no grad credit; maximum 3 credits between ANTH 4997 and 4910
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Practical experience in teaching-related activities in anthropology courses. prereq: Minimum 60 credits and instructor consent, no grad credit; maximum 3 credits between ANTH 4997 and 4910