Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Anthropology Spring 2018

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Overview of major ideas and approaches to the study of cultures around the world. Surveys kinship, social organization, political economy, religious beliefs, language and other aspects of non-Western cultures. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ANTH 120: Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution (3 Credits)

Introduction to archeology and bioanthropology. Explore issues and debates in human biological evolution, prehistory and social change, as well as lab and field methods for understanding archaeological remains. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ANTH 135: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 Credits)

Uses an evolutionary perspective to introduce students to the study of humans and non-human primates as biological organisms. The course will analyze the genetic and environmental bases for modern human biological variation, understand primate behavior and biological relationships, and reconstruct the fossil record. Discussions about prehistoric skeletal remains will emphasize biological responses to changes in subsistence and social structure. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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300-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 350: Human Growth and Development (3 Credits)

Introduces human developmental stages in terms of behavior, biology, and genetics. Addresses the history and methods of human growth research. Explores the environmental and socioeconomic influences on human growth. Investigates the evolution of uniqueness in human developmental stages of the human species in comparison of other primates. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ANTH 370: Environment and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines relationships among environment, culture, and human behavior with an emphasis on cultural ecological explanations in mainly non-Western contexts. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, or 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Christopher Morris — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson B224

ANTH 377: Mortuary Archaeology (3 Credits)

Focuses on the study of burial patterns and death rituals in antiquity by introducing students to the methods of burial excavation, examining the history of mortuary archaeology theory and engagement with processual and postprocessual schools of thought, and examining case studies from around the world to decode the complex symbolisms encoded in burial practices. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 135.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Haagen Klaus — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — David King Hall 2084

ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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400-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 490: Theories, Methods, and Issues II (3 Credits)

Second of a two-course sequence that reviews major theoretical traditions and schools of thought in anthropology. Notes: Required for anthropology majors and usually taken as a senior seminar. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours and 9 hours of ANTH, including ANTH 390, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ANTH 495: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Supervised project in applying anthropology in relevant settings including public and historical archaeology, developmental anthropology, museums, non-profit organizations, advocacy, communications, or consulting organizations. Notes: Students must complete 45 hours of work at the internship site for each credit. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship

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Topics in ANTH

ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 536: Anthropology and the Human Condition: Seminar II (3 Credits)

Examines contemporary theorists of anthropology, covering ongoing debates over epistemology and the multiple strands that inform anthropological theory and practice. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 535.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ANTH 556: Human Growth and Development (3 Credits)

Introduces human developmental stages in terms of behavior, biology, and genetics. Addresses the history and methods of human growth research. Explores the environmental and socioeconomic influences on human growth. Investigates the evolution of uniqueness in human developmental stages of the human species in comparison of other primates. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel H Temple — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — David King Hall 2084

ANTH 577: Mortuary Archaeology (3 Credits)

Focuses on the study of burial patterns and death rituals in antiquity by introducing students to the methods of burial excavation, examining the history of mortuary archaeology theory and engagement with processual and postprocessual schools of thought, and examining case studies from around the world to decode the complex symbolisms encoded in burial practices. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Haagen Klaus — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — David King Hall 2084

ANTH 585: Bioarchaeology (3 Credits)

Explores the cutting-edge methods of bioarchaeological science and reconstructs ancient living worlds from the remarkable information encoded in bones via patterns of demography, disease, diet, trauma, violence, lifestyle, social structures, sex and gender, ethnicity, and identities on a global scale and over the last 10,000 years of history. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel H Temple — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — David King Hall 2054

600-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 635: Regional Ethnography (3 Credits)

In-depth study of peoples and cultures of a specific world region (Latin America, East Asia, the Pacific, or United States). Content may include cultures defined by diaspora, migration, and other global forces and processes. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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ANTH 690: Internship (3-6 Credits)

All internships must be approved by faculty advisor to ensure suitability to the student's course of study. Introduction to applied anthropology through approved work and study at a museum, institute, agency, or other approved site. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing, with 3 hours of methods and 12 hours in program, or by permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ANTH 699: Contemporary Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Explores current issues and debates in sociocultural anthropology. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in ANTH

ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled