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Anthropology

 

Anthropology is the scientific study of the origin, the behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans. Anthropologists study past and present cultural diversity. Students may pursue classroom, laboratory, and field studies in the areas of social and biological anthropology, including archaeology, linguistics, ethnology, and applied anthropology. >more

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY & 100
Survey of Anthropology (5)

An introduction to the four subfields of anthropology (archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and sociocultural anthropology) with an emphasis on biological and cultural diversity in past and contemporary societies. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 130
World Cultures (5)

Exploration of cultural traditions of the world through the concepts of worldview and cultural relativism. Focus on what people think, do, and make in various cultures to examine practices and systems in a comparative framework. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 140
Applied Social and Cultural Change (5)

Examines social and cultural change historically and comparatively via anthropological lense. Moves from theory to practice, empowering students to create effective and inspiring change projects. Explores change on individual and structural levels, achieving intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness by practicing life and humanization skills. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 204
Archaeology (5)

Introduction to the tools, principles, and methods of archaeology. Examination of the techniques of field excavation, dating of archaeological remains, reconstruction of human cultures of the past, and exploration of the archaeological record from the earliest human groups to contemporary digs. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 205
Biological Anthropology (5)

The evolutionary biology of human beings is explored by examining the tenets of evolutionary theory, genetics, primate anatomy and behavior, the fossil record, and the range of biological diversity within and between contemporary human populations. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 206
Cultural Anthropology (5)

Cross-cultural and multicultural understanding of human cultural and social diversity and environmental adaptation as expressed in the formation/maintenance of social groups based on ethnicity, kinship, gender, age, race/racism, power and privilege, politics, economics, psychology, religion, art in the USA and globally. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 207
Linguistic Anthropology (5)

The study of human and nonhuman primate communication. The study of human language and its sociocultural setting, relating the structure and history of language to human cognition and social behavior. Prerequisite: Either concurrent enrollment or completion of ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or better is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY & 207W
Linguistic Anthropology (5)

The study of human and nonhuman primate communication. The study of human language and its sociocultural setting, relating the structure and history of language to human cognition and social behavior. Prerequisite: Either concurrent enrollment or completion of ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or better is recommended. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 215
Intro to Medical Anthropology and Global Health (5)

Examination of health, culture and medicine in the U.S. and abroad. Exploration of cross-cultural and biomedical perspectives on the human body, birth, death, suffering and healing. Emphasizes interrelationships of biological, political, economic and social factors on health and well-being. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 preferred. Mandatory decimal grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 295
Special Topics in Anthropology (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 297
Individual Project in Anthropology (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Anthropology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 298
Individual Project in Anthropology (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Anthropology. By arrangementwith instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluattion of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

ANTHROPOLOGY 299
Individual Project in Anthropology (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Anthropology. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.