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 & 204
Archaeology (5)

The principles and methods of archaeology are presented during the examination of the archaeological record from the earliest human groups to civilization. The techniques of field excavation, dating of archaeological remains and the reconstruction of past societies are discussed and evaluated. Previously ANTH 205. 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. Previously ANTH 201. 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. Previously ANTHR 202. 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. Previously ANTHR 203. 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 arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation 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.