Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 161 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 crs)

• Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 161 and AIS 161.

Culture as the human means of environmental adaptation. Explores cross-cultural regularities and the range of variation in human behavior. Comparison of widely different economic, social, political, and religious systems.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology, LE-K2 Social Sciences

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 165 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3 crs)

Investigates human biocultural evolution, through comparative analysis of fossils, contemporary primates, and genetics.

Attributes: GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 169 Introduction to Archaeology (3 crs)

Human cultural prehistory as inferred from archaeological evidence, from the earliest Pleistocene cultures to the development of urban life. Explores archaeological methods and techniques.

Attributes: GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 291 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Topics will vary depending on interests of students and faculty.

ANTH 312 Space, Society, Subject (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor consent

• Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 312 and GEOG 312.

Broad introduction to social theory in anthropology and geography with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical approaches to social, spatial, and cultural dynamics and their intersections.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 1 cr., GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology, LE-DDIV Design for Diversity, LE-K2 Social Sciences, LE-R1 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Seminar Hours: 2

ANTH 315 Language in Culture and Society (3 crs)

Examination of the rules and patterns for speech behavior in a variety of cultures. Language as an expression of social status, gender, and group membership. Study of multilingualism and language planning.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Cultural Diversity 1 cr., GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 325 North American Indians (3 crs)

• Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 325 and AIS 325. Previous completion of ANTH 161/AIS 161 is strongly recommended prior to enrollment in this course.

Comparative analysis, by culture area, of traditional American Indian economies, social and political organization, religion and philosophy. Impact of European colonization and control on traditional cultures.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 3 cr., GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 351 Cross-Cultural Dynamics (3 crs)

• Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 351 and GEOG 351.

Preparation for study, work, or travel abroad. Study of cultural differences in values, customs, and communication styles. Consideration of the process of adjustment to a foreign culture and the problems of intercultural communication.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 355 Peoples of Africa (3 crs)

Comparative study of traditional sub-Saharan African forms of social groupings, political organization, and religions and philosophies. Consideration of the impact of economic development, neocolonialism, and globalization on traditional cultures.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 356 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 crs)

• Credit may not be earned in both ANTH 356 and WMNS 356.

Study of women's domestic, social, economic, political, and religious roles in a broad range of the world's societies. Examination of the historical development of women's roles and contemporary changes.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 395 Directed Studies (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Six credits in Anthropology. Minimum resident GPA of 2.50.

Consent: Department Consent Required

Directed study of an anthropological problem approved by the supervising instructor and department chair.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ANTH 399 Independent Study - Juniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

An intensive study of an anthropological topic resulting in a quality paper or report.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ANTH 422 Anthropology of Law (3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

The scientific study of comparative law. Examines and analyzes a wide variety of legal systems, plus theories of law, legal change, change of legal systems, and justice.

Attributes: GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 432 Anthropological Fieldwork Methods and Research Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ANTH 161; 300-level cultural anthropology course or may be taken concurrently (ANTH 315, ANTH 325, ANTH 345, ANTH 351, ANTH 355 or ANTH 356).

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

This seminar offers a broad introduction to the subject of fieldwork in sociocultural anthropology, with the goal of training students to undertake independent research. Foci include methodology, field experience, and outstanding research examples.

Attributes: Foreign Culture, Undergraduate/Graduate Offering

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Seminar Hours: 3

ANTH 463 Religion and Culture (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ANTH 161/AIS 161

Examination of the nature of human religious expression in cross-cultural contexts. Focus on the ways that people use myths, symbols, and rituals in both oral and written traditions.

Attributes: Cultural Diversity 1 cr., GE IIIA Social Science-Anthropology

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 491 Special Topics (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum junior standing.

Topics will vary depending on interests of students and faculty. Proposed topics include American Indian religion and philosophy.

Repeat: Course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits

ANTH 499 Independent Study - Seniors (1-3 crs)

Prerequisite: Minimum senior standing.

Consent: Department Consent Required

An intensive study of an anthropological topic resulting in a quality paper or report.

Repeat: Course may be repeated

ANTH 512 Space, Society, Subject (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with ANTH 312 AND GEOG 312/GEOG 512. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Broad introduction to social theory in anthropology and geography with an emphasis on contemporary theoretical approaches to social, spatial, and cultural dynamics and their intersections.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 1

Seminar Hours: 2

ANTH 515 Language in Culture and Society (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with ANTH 315. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

Examination of the rules and patterns for speech behavior in a variety of cultures. Language as an expression of social status, gender, and group membership. Study of multilingualism and language planning.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 556 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with ANTH 356 AND WMNS 356/WMNS 556. Credit may only be earned in one of these courses.

Study of women's domestic, social, economic, political, and religious roles in a broad range of the world's societies. Examination of the historical development of women's roles and contemporary changes.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 622 Anthropology of Law (3 crs)

• Cross-listed with ANTH 422. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

The scientific study of comparative law. Examines and analyzes a wide variety of legal systems, plus theories of law, legal change, change of legal systems, and justice.

Grading Basis: No S/U Grade Option

Lecture/Discussion Hours: 3

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

ANTH 632 Anthropological Fieldwork Methods and Research Design (3 crs)

Prerequisite: ANTH 161; 300-level cultural anthropology course or may be taken concurrently (ANTH 315, ANTH 325, ANTH 345, ANTH 351, ANTH 355 or ANTH 356).

Consent: Instructor Consent Required

• Cross-listed with ANTH 432. Credit may not be earned in both courses.

This seminar offers a broad introduction to the subject of fieldwork in sociocultural anthropology, with the goal of training students to undertake independent research. Foci include methodology, field experience, and outstanding research examples.

Grading Basis: A-F Grades Only

Lab/Studio Hours: 0

Seminar Hours: 3