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ANTH 101. Introduction to Anthropology (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: What it means to be human. Human nature through time and around the world; human evolution, culture, kinship, religion, politics, economics, and language.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


ANTH 130. Introduction to Prehistoric Cultures (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The origins and development of human cultural systems from the earliest stone ages through prehistoric complex civilizations with many archaeological case studies from around the world.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ANTH 140. Human Origins (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Summary, based on the last 7 million years of fossil evidence, of the major biological events leading to the development of modern human beings.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


ANTH 188. Indians of the Americas (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Origins, distribution and development of the human cultures found in North, Central and South America. Impact of European contact on the indigenous people of the Americas.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ANTH 198. The Anthropology of Modern American Life

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Is there a distinctive culture in the United States? Popular culture, public spectacle, sport, work, and education in the United States today.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ANTH 201. Anthropology of Popular Fiction

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Content analysis of popular fiction in cultural terms. Cultural analysis and special topics of popular novels and films.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 230. Introductory Archaeology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The scientific study, based on material remains, of the human past; research activities, including problem orientation, site location, excavation, analysis and interpretation.
Semester Offered: Spring


ANTH 240. Introductory Bioanthropology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Physical anthropology; variations, adaptations, and adjustments of the human species.
Semester Offered: Fall


ANTH 250. Introductory Cultural Anthropology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Culture in the human experience, how anthropologists study it, and how it changes. Study of its dimensions in societies around the world.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


ANTH 260. Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Anthropological study of language use in social, cultural, and political contexts. Ethnolinguistic case studies from around the world.
Semester Offered: Spring


ANTH 275. Introduction to Museology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The operation and functions of anthropology museums for education, research, and preservation; practicum in various aspects of museum work including preparation of exhibits, cataloging, conservation.
Prerequisites: ANTH 250 or consent of instructor
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 301. Anthropology and the Arts

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The arts - which may include consideration of music, drama, dance, plastic, and graphic arts - considered anthropologically. The relation of the arts to other aspects of culture; the arts as communication; the arts as molders of culture
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


ANTH 310. Society and Culture in Latin America

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Aspects of society and culture in modern Latin America. Equal emphasis will be placed on exploring distinctive features of Latin American social and cultural patterns and examples drawn from a variety of Latin American societies.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


ANTH 311. Peoples and Cultures of Asia

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Survey and analysis of cultural diversity and unity on the continent of Asia.
Prerequisites: ANTH 250
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 312. Society and Culture in Africa

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Society and culture in modern Africa, with attention to diversity of cultures and contemporary social and cultural processes.
Prerequisites: ANTH 250
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 313. Hmong Culture and Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Hmong history and sociocultural issues from a comparative perspectives of the Hmong communities in Asia and the diaspora communities in the Western world, their migration patterns, contemporary issues, and transnational movements.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 315. Topics in Asian Homelands and/or Diaspora Communities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical, economic, sociocultural, and political impacts of various transnational movements on specific Asian nations and their peoples. May be repeated with different nations to max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 332. Sickness and Health in Prehistory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Sickness and health from earliest prehistory to modern times, from the perspective of anthropological archaeology. Includes medicinal and health practices, the ethics of studying human remains, and applications to present-day concerns.
Prerequisites: ANTH 230 or ANTH 240
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


ANTH 346. Race and Human Variation

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Human biological variation, its meaning, function, and significance for human adaptation and the race concept.
Semester Offered: Even Fall


ANTH 347. Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Investigation of theory and method in forensic anthropology through critical analysis of forensic cases.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ANTH 350. The Ethnographic Enterprise

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Anthropological writing and recent directions in interpretation through reading of classic and contemporary works on different societies.
Prerequisites: ANTH 250
Semester Offered: Fall


ANTH 351. Food, Society, and Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The production, provision, and consumption of food which occupies human beings everywhere. The social and cultural significance of food, including the logic of food systems, food and reproduction, food and gender, food and power, and how food creates and symbolizes collective life.
Prerequisites: ANTH 250
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


ANTH 352. Human Ecology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An anthropological study of the interrelationship between human groups and their biological environments. Critical analysis of rapid population growth and urbanization in the context of scarce resources.
Prerequisites: ANTH 101 or ANTH 250
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


ANTH 361. A Global World

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Effects of the modern world on tribal and peasant peoples. Colonialism, neocolonialism, sacred and secular missionary activity, industrialization, multinationals, tourism. The responses of native peoples.
Prerequisites: ANTH 101 or ANTH 250 or permission
Semester Offered: Spring


ANTH 364. Sex and Gender

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The social and cultural construction of sex and gender cross-culturally. Examples from selected societies.
Prerequisites: ANTH 101 or ANTH 250
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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