Undergraduate 2017-2018

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Anthropology

ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology

An introduction to archaeology, physical and cultural anthropology and linguistics, emphasizing the comparative approach and an evolutionary perspective. (LAC, gtP)


ANT 110 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

A course in the concept of culture, how cultural processes work, variation in cultural practices, the method of crosscultural comparison and culture change. (LAC, gtP)


ANT 120 World Archaeology

A broad background in prehistoric archaeology reviewing important sites around the world. Emphasis will be on anthropological interpretation of archaeological materials, the evolution of past cultures and cultural processes. (LAC, gtP)


ANT 130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

This is a course in evolutionary theory, primate biology, human paleontology, and human adaptation. It focuses on the evolution of humans and the impact of culture on our evolutionary biology. (LAC, gtP)


ANT 212 North American Indians

Survey the culture areas of Native American groups in North America, with a focus on the United States. (LAC, gtP)


ANT 233 Anthropological Linguistics

Anthropological Linguistics, also called "ethnolinguistics," is the study of human communication that looks at the origin and evolution of language. This course examines the relationship between language, culture and cognition.


ANT 245 Introduction to Ethnomusicology

Definition, history, and scope of Ethnomusicology; its role in the study of human behavior and cultures, and its relationship with musicology, anthropology, history, culture, religion, and humanities. Survey of functional music in different socio-cultural settings. Exploration of ethnomusicological theories, research, and fieldwork study.


ANT 270 Professional Development

Explore career options for anthropology majors, and practice research and professional development skills.


ANT 296 Study Abroad Experience

Engage, through experiential learning, travel, and cultural immersion abroad, in gaining better understanding of other countries' cultures and cultural heritages and appreciation of the diversity and richness of human societies. S/U Graded. Repeatable, may be taken four times, under different subtitles.


ANT 300 Applied Anthropology

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 110 or equivalent. Examine the variety of tools used in applied anthropology towards heritage resource management and Social Impact Assessment (SIA).


ANT 313 Anthropology of Globalization

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 110. Examine transnationalism from an anthropological perspective, focusing on interactions between global and local forces and the implications of globalization and development for people's everyday lives in sites around the world.


ANT 314 Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

Study biologically and culturally determined gender role differences by comparing sex-related behavior in a variety of cultures.


ANT 315 Life History and Culture

A course in ethnographic writing focusing on methods of life history/life cycle research and analysis. Students will learn cultural interviewing techniques and will complete a written life history.


ANT 317 Contemporary Native American Issues

Deals with the cultural, historical, social, political and legal analysis of the status of contemporary American Indians in the United States.


ANT 320 Archaeological Research Methods

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 120 or equivalent. Review field methods and laboratory techniques utilized in prehistoric archaeology. Topics include locational analysis, stratigraphy, typological analysis, dating techniques and research publication. Course fee required.


ANT 321 Archaeology of North America

Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 120, or equivalent. Study selected prehistoric American Indian cultures with an anthropological focus. This course covers the time from the peopling of the New World to European discovery.


ANT 323 Ancient Civilizations

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 120 or equivalent. A comparative study of the rise of state societies throughout the world with focuses on the Near East, Africa, Asia, South America and Mesoamerica.


ANT 325 Fieldwork in Archaeology

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 120 or equivalent. Required laboratory arranged. Introduction to archaeological field methods through participation in an archaeology field experience for four weeks during the summer. Participation fee required.


ANT 328 Public Archaeology

Prerequisite: ANT 120, can be taken concurrently. Covers cultural resource management, heritage law, outreach and education, stewardship of cultural heritage, research aimed at helping communities and solving practical problems, and building and maintaining relationships with the public.


ANT 330 Forensic Anthropology

Prerequisite: ANT 130 or ANT 120 or CRJ 110 or equivalent. Required laboratory arranged. A course in human osteology emphasizing skeletal anatomy and the identification of age, sex, stature, pathology and race in skeletal material. Archaeological, paleontological and forensic applications will be presented.


ANT 331 Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

Anthropological perspectives and methods are used to critically examine the assumptions and actions underlying social and environmental contemporary human problems as well as those involved in efforts to address them.


ANT 332 Modern Human Variation

Prerequisite: ANT 130 or BIO 100. This course explores biocultural human variation and human adaptations to their cultural and physical environments. We discuss which human variations result from genes, culture, and/or environment.


ANT 333 Anthropology of Religion

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 110. Provides a framework for understanding anthropological approaches to the study of belief systems as well as the nature of faith and religious experiences in some of the world's religions.


ANT 335 Primate Behavior

This course examines behavior among living primates in order to make inferences about human and hominim behaviors.


ANT 340 Quantitative Methods for Anthropology

Learn skills of measuring and analyzing information on human biological variability. Topics include the analysis of physique, habitual activity analysis, health screening and statistical techniques for describing samples of data.


ANT 350 Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 110. Introduction to fieldwork methods in cultural anthropology. Study ethnographic techniques through first-hand investigation of other cultures.


ANT 355 Medical Anthropology

The study of human health as a result of relationships within a population, between neighboring populations and among the life forms and physical components of a habitat.


ANT 395 Topics in Anthropology

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 110. Study of a theme or geographic area in cultural, biological, archaeological, or linguistic anthropology. Repeatable under different subtitles; maximum of 18 credits.


ANT 408 Workshop in Anthropology

Sophomores or Above. Topics in practicing anthropology. Group experiences in working on selected problems in anthropology. Repeatable, under different subtitles.


ANT 421 Prehistoric Europe

Prerequisite: ANT 120 or ANT 320 or equivalent. This course reviews the prehistory of Europe through archaeological evidence. Our coverage ranges from the arrival of archaic humans ca. 800,000 BP to the expansion of the Roman Empire around 2000 BP.


ANT 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two time

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ANT 430 Human Evolutionary Anatomy

Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 120 or ANT 130 or consent of instructor. A detailed study of the structure and functions of the human musculoskeletal system in a comparative and evolutionary perspective.


ANT 470 Seminar in Anthropology

Prerequisite: ANT 100 or ANT 110 or ANT 130. A seminar exploring diverse topics surrounding the question of defining human nature. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits under different subtitles.


ANT 492 Internship

Prerequisites: 9 hours of ANT courses. Anthropological field experiences in ethnology, museology, education, government or politics. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits.