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Bernard, H.R.; Boinski, S.; Brandt, S.A.; Burns, A.F.; Chalfin, B.; Daegling, D.; Deagan, K.A.; deFrance, S.; Falsetti, A.J.; Gillespie, S.; Gladwin, C.; Heckenberger, M.; Houston-Thomas, M.; Keegan, W.; Kolman-Mulligan, C.; Krigbaum, J.; Magnarella, P.J.; Margolis, M.L.; Marquardt, W.H.; McClaurin, I.P.; Milanich, J.T.; Moore, J.H.; Moseley, M.E.; Murray, G.F.; Oliver-Smith, A.R.; Sassaman, K.; Schmidt, P.R.; Schmink, M.; Spring, A.; Stansbury, J.; Stepp, R.; Warren, M. Undergraduate Coordinator: S. deFrance Graduate Coordinator: J. Moore

AFS 2002 The African Experience: An Introduction to African Studies.

Credits: 3.

An introductory interdisciplinary study of African society and culture that examines the richness, diversity and time-depth of African civilizations. (I, S)

ANT 2000 General Anthropology.

Credits: 3.

Introduction to the four subfields of anthropology (sociocultural, biological, linguistic and archaeology) through analyses of the cultural, social and biological dimensions of human variation. Appropriate first course for students considering major or minor in anthropology, as well as nonmajors fulfilling general education requirement. (S)

ANT 2149 Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents.

Credits: 3.

This course examines the claims of popular writers in archeology that "mysterious" archeological sites, statues, etc. were influenced by outer space visitors. Problems of diffusion. Discussed are Stonehenge, pyramids, Easter Island, "Maya spaceships," Atlantis and Mu, Nazca Lines and other archeological "mysteries." (H)

ANT 2301 Human Sexuality and Culture.

Credits: 3.

This course examines (1) aspects of sexuality from a cross-cultural viewpoint and (2) traces the development of an individualĺs sexuality and sexual identity. Sexual anatomy and functioning, gender roles, and the interplay of behavior and sexual ethics are discussed. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology.

Credits: 3.

The nature of culture. The content of cultures; languages, subsistence, economic structures, art and religion in human societies. The integration of culture. (S, I)

ANT 2700 Introduction to Applied Anthropology.

Credits: 3.

The utility and application of anthropological theories, methods and knowledge for the solution of specific human problems, including discrimination, hunger, disease and underdevelopment. (S, I)

ANT 3141 The Development of World Civilization.

Credits: 3.

Discussion of archeological evidence for the development of civilization in its regional variants from the earliest beginning to the dawn of written history. Analyzes causes of cultural development in Old and New World Centers. (H, I)

ANT 3153 North American Archeology.

Credits: 3.

Archeological materials relating to prehistoric North American cultures. The origins of the North American Indian, Historic Indian, and colonial materials. (H) GR-Eć

ANT 3163 Maya and Aztec Civilizations.

Credits: 3.

This course treats civilizations in Mesoamerica from the beginnings of agriculture to the time of the coming of Europeans. Besides Maya and Aztec Civilizations, the course treats the Olmec, Zapotec and Teotihuacan cultures. (H, I)

ANT 3164 The Inca and Their Ancestors.

Credits: 3.

The evolution of the Inca empire is traced back archeologically through earlier Andean states and societies to the beginning of native civilization. (H, I)

ANT 3241 Anthropology of Religion.

Credits: 3.

Cross-cultural survey of beliefs and practices dealing with the supernatural, magic, and religion. Conceptualization of the supernatural. Sacred specialists, their function and social position. Theories of comparative religion in the light of anthropological data. (S, I)

ANT 3302 Sex Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. S.

Credits: 3.

Anthropological perspective on division of labor by sex in different world societies. Variation in sex roles in economic, religious, political domains. Socialization and the life cycle. (I, S)

ANT 3332 Peoples of Latin America.

Credits: 3.

An introduction to Latin American Peoples; native culture areas and high civilizations. Metropolitan Hispanic culture and cultural syncretism in selected and geographically varied nation-states, selected urban and peasant subcultures. (I, S)

ANT 3375 Islamic Civilization.

Credits: 3.

An understanding of Islamĺs origin and spread; its belief and ritual; its strength as a sociocultural force. (H, I) GR-Eć

ANT 3377 Middle East Societies.

Credits: 3.

Survey of Middle Eastern peoples and societies, beginning with the rise of Islam to the present and covering the area from Egypt to Iran. Topics covered include Islam, peasant, tribal, and urban society. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: Basic knowledge of photography or permission of instructor.

Uses photography and film as tools and products of social science. Ways of describing, analyzing and presenting behavior and cultural ideas through visual means. Student projects and laboratory work with visual anthropology. GR-Eć

ANT 3451 Racial and Cultural Minorities.

Credits: 3.

A survey of racial and cultural minority group contacts, inter-group relations, conflicts, the nature of prejudice, and the problems of minority groups in the contemporary world. Examples will be taken from North and South America, Africa, and Asia. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 3461 Folk Medicine.

Credits: 3.

This course is exploratory and serves as an introduction to the traditional medical system of a people as it is influenced by beliefs and actions, nutrients and taboos and facilitated by specialists, folk-medicines, and avoidance. The interrelationships of traditional systems with the germ theory of disease, clinics and medical specialists and material medicine are considered. (S) GR-Eć

ANT 3514C Introduction to Biological Anthropology.

Credits: 4.

Introduction to that subfield of anthropology that focuses on the natural history of humankind. Through lecture and laboratory, the course surveys a wide range of material focusing on the diversity of the Order Primates with an emphasis on human and primate variation, adaptation, and evolution. (B)

ANT 3515 Human Evolutionary Anatomy.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANT 3514C or BSC 2010/2011 or PCB 4674.

Survey of human anatomy from evolutionary and embryological perspectives. The phylogenetic and functional basis for human form. Anatomical principles underlying developmental and functional disorders are explored through clinical and comparative examples.

ANT 3522 Skeleton Keys: Forensic Identification.

Credits: 3.

Survey of forensic anthropology, an applied field of biological anthropology, focusing the wider scope of skeletal biology on problems of medicolegal significance, primarily in determining personal identity and cause of death from human remains.

ANT 3620 Language and Culture.

Credits: 3.

The role of speech in individual, social and cultural settings. Linguistic basis of thought and perception. Mythological studies and analysis. Bilingualism, biculturalism and minority language politics in current perspective. (I, S) GR-Eć (4)

ANT 3930 Junior Topics Class in Anthropology.

Credits: 3.

This course is designed for junior level students to explore special topics classes in the various sub fields of anthropology.

ANT 4006 Human Rights and Culture.

Credits: 3.

Examination of the nature of human rights cross-culturally, focusing 0n the history of the concept, universalism vs. particularism, religion, gender, race, regionalism, and modern human rights conventions.

ANT 4034 History of Anthropological Theory.

Credits: 3; Prereq: One cultural anthropology course or permission of the instructor.

The history and development of anthropological theory. Methods in anthropological research. Directed reading of major theoretical publications. (S) GR-Eć

ANT 4110 Archeological Theory.

Credits: 3; Prereq: One course in archeology and/or anthropology, or permission of the instructor.

Survey of the theoretical and methodological tenets of anthropological archeology; critical review of archeological theories, past and present; relation of archeology to anthropology. (S)

ANT 4114 Principles of Archeology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: One anthropology course.

The viewpoint and methods of archeology, especially as applied to New World materials. The archeological survey. Methods and techniques of excavation. Systems of chronological analysis. GR-Eć

ANT 4266 Economic Anthropology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: One course in anthropology or permission of the instructor.

A consideration of economic philosophies and the behavioral bases of formal economic theories. Cross-cultural studies of production, distribution and consumption, money and the acquisition of goods. The latest materials from cultural ecology, Marxism, formalism, substantivism and discourse centered approaches are reviewed. (S) GR-Eć

ANT 4273 Anthropology of Law.

Credits: 3.

An examination of legal systems cross-culturally with a focus on the interrelationship of law with culture, society, economics and politics.

ANT 4274 Political Anthropology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: An introductory course in the social sciences or permission of the instructor.

The problem of identifying political behavior. Natural leadership in bands, tribes and small groups. Acephalous societies and republican structures. Kingship and early despotic states. Theories of bureaucracy. (S)

ANT 4323 People of Mexico and Central America.

Credits: 3.

The settlement and early cultures of the area with an emphasis on the rise of the major culture centers. The impact of European civilization and surviving Indians. (S, I) GR-Eć

ANT 4331 Peoples of the Andes.

Credits: 3.

The area-cotradition. The Spanish Conquest. The shaping and persistence of colonial culture. Twentieth-century communities and their social, land tenure, religious and value systems. Modernization, cultural pluralism, and problems of integration. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 4336 The Peoples of Brazil.

Credits: 3.

Ethnology of Brazil; historical, geographic, and socioeconomic material will be covered and representative monographs from the various regions of Brazil will be read. The contribution of the Indian, Portuguese and African to modern Brazilian culture. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 4340 Anthropology of the Caribbean.

Credits: 3.

Investigation into cultural contact that has taken place in the Caribbean and results of that contact in terms of peoples and sociocultural units produced and processes of cultural change involved. (I, S)

ANT 4352 Peoples of Africa.

Credits: 3.

An anthropological survey of the culture, history and ethnographic background of the peoples of Africa. A basis for appreciation of current problems of acculturation, nationalism, and cultural survival and change among African peoples. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 4354 The Anthropology of Modern Africa.

Credits: 3.

Study of continuity and change in contemporary African societies with special reference to cultural and ethnic factors in modern nations. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 4403 Environment and Cultural Behavior.

Credits: 3.

The interaction of people and their environment as mediated by cultural institutions. Levels of socioeconomic adaptation in hunting and gathering, pastoral, and agricultural societies. Warfare and ritual as ecological mechanisms. (S) GR-Eć

ANT 4426 Kinship and Social Organization.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANT 2402 or ANT 2410.

Property concepts, forms and complexes. Tribal patterns of government and social control. (I, S) GR-Eć

ANT 4462 Culture and Medicine.

Credits: 3.

A survey of the field of medical anthropology and its interdisciplinary context. The course examines contemporary approaches and the development of an applied field concerned with human sickness and healing.

ANT 4464 Culture and Aging.

Credits: 3; Prereq: Two of the following: ANT 2410, SYG 2000 or introductory psychology course.

Cross-cultural perspectives of adult development and aging in traditional and industrial society. This course includes comparative assessment of culturally mediated, life-cycle transformations into old age, and health related and human service policy issues. (S) GR-Eć

ANT 4525 Human Osteology and Osteometry.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANT 3514C and consent of instructor.

Human skeletal identification for the physical anthropologist and archeologist. Techniques for estimated age at death, race and sex from human skeletal remains. The measurement of human skeleton for comparative purposes. (B)

ANT 4550 Primate Cognition.

Credits: 3.

The evolution of cognition among primates and the behavioral, social and phylogenetic influences on cognitive processes. Theories of learning and imitation and their impact on analysis of ecological and social decisions.

ANT 4552 Primate Behavior.

Credits: 3.

Deals with the taxonomy, distribution and ecology of primates. The range of primate behavior for each major taxonomic group is explored. GR-Eć

ANT 4554C Primate Evolution.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANT 3514C or permission of instructor.

Survey of primate evolution from Paleocene through Miocene epochs. Methods of paleontological inference. Emphasis on problems of taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and functional morphology in the fossil record.

ANT 4586 Human Evolution.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANT 3514C or equivalent.

This course surveys the evidence for the evolution of humankind. Emphasis is placed on the late Miocene to Pleistocene human fossil record and its interpretation. Basic principles of geology, systematics, evolutionary theory, functional morphology, and phylogenetic reconstruction are introduced and used to aid in understanding the human fossil and archaeological records. (B)

ANT 4610 Anthropological Linguistics.

Credits: 3; Prereq: ANT 3620.

The methods and techniques of descriptive linguistics. Language structure and process especially related to describing, understanding and analyzing non-Western languages.

ANT 4823 Laboratory Training in Archeology.

Credits: 1 to 3; Prereq: An introductory level archeology course.

Processing of data recovered in field excavations; includes cleaning, identification, cataloguing, classification, drawing, analysis, responsibilities of data reporting.

ANT 4824 Field Sessions in Archeology.

Credits: 6; Prereq: 6 hours of anthropology or permission of the instructor.

Excavation of archeological sites, recording of data, laboratory handling and analysis of specimens, and study of the theoretical principles which underlie field methods and artifact analysis.

ANT 4905 Individual Work.

Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: Consent of instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.

ANT 4907 Research Projects in Anthropology.

Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: Consent of instructor. May be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.

For students undertaking directed research in supplementary or regular course work or on special problems.

ANT 4914 Departmental Honors in Anthropology.

Credits: 3; Prereq: Consent of undergraduate coordinator.

Open to students meeting departmental honors criteria and normally taken in the senior year. Students will develop special interests and write an essay based upon this research.

ANT 4930 Special Topics in Anthropology.

Credits: 3 to 5; Prereq: Instructorĺs permission or 10 credits of work in Anthropology. With permission, may be repeated as topics change. Up to a maximum of 9 credits.

Rotating topics.

ENC 3254 Professional Communication for the Discipline: Anthropology.

Credits: 3; May be repeated with change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits. Prereq: Junior or senior standing and one 1-2000 level English course.

A communication course adjusted to a specific professional discipline, the discipline to be determined by need. Covers major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of reports, proposals, letters and memos, manuals and oral presentations. Course materials and assignments are relevant to the specific discipline. Also listed as ANT 4930.(C) GR-Eć

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