Anthropology

Classes

ANTH& 100 : Survey of Anthropology

Introduction for nonmajors to study of humans as biological and cultural beings. Includes surveys of archaeology and physical, cultural, and linguistic anthropology to examine human biological and cultural evolution, culture, and cultural systems. (SS)

Credits

5

ANTH& 104 : World Prehistory

A survey of human prehistory from the earliest appearance of culture among hominids through the emergence of civilization as a culture type. Includes general concepts, methods of archaeological recovery and interpretation, and culture histories of specific areas and peoples. (SS)

Credits

5

ANTH& 204 : Archaeology

Explores the history, field practices, and objectives of archaeology, with an effort to understand how archaeologists do what they do, and why they do what they do. You will become familiar with the general terminology, principles and methods of archaeology, including excavation, site survey, laboratory analysis, ethnoarchaeology, archaeological experimentation, and the theoretical reconstruction of past societies. You will examine the controversies and political issues within the field of archaeology, and be able to develop your own opinions on these issues based upon your personal, cultural, and educational backgrounds. (E)

Credits

5

ANTH& 205 : Biological Anthropology

A survey of humankind from a biological perspective. Includes human evolution and variation, hominid phylogeny and taxonomic theory, and the interaction between human biology, behavior, and culture. (NS)

Credits

5

ANTH& 206 : Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to study of recent cultures and societies. Focus on development of anthropological thought, language, culture, and broad patterns of cultural behavior. Includes cross-cultural perspectives on belief systems, economic behavior, family, kinship, and sociopolitical structures. (SS)

Credits

5

ANTH& 210 : Indians of North America

Provides a general view of the variations in the lifeways of the Native Americans up to current times. Major Native American culture areas are visited and discussed in a broad comparative context. We examine current indigenous and scientific thoughts about the origins, development and variation of North American Native culture areas. We also examine current issues and legal contexts, with a particular focus on cultural resource management (CRM) and the laws applied throughout North American and their continuing applications in attempts to protect cultural resources. (E)

Credits

5

ANTH& 234 : Religion & Culture

A global introduction to the religions of the world from a broad comparative perspective. Students examine the development and aspects of various religions (indigenous, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, and others). The relationship between religion and the social and cultural context are explored, especially in relation to nationalism, politics and globalization. (E)

Credits

5

ANTH 220 : Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples- Past & Present

Examines current indigenous and scientific thoughts about the origins, development and variation of Pacific Northwest cultures. We consider at least 12,000 years of cultural history in the Northwest Coast region, leading to one of the culturally most complex maritime societies to have existed into the contemporary times. Pacific Northwest Coast Peoples, rich in culture, tradition and with an extensive knowledge of the environment they occupy, are recorded with mile-long villages containing as many as 1,000 inhabitants, monumental construction in homes, canoes and art, and highly complex societies, consisting of nobles, commoners and slaves. We will discuss how these cultures shape modern life throughout this region today. (E)

Credits

5

ANTH 230 : Research Mentorship in Anthropology

Involves students in the anthropological research process, from definition of a problem or topic, through the preparation for publication of results. This process may result in an actual publication. (E)

Credits

5

ANTH 290 : Directed Research

Directed research in cultural anthropology and/or archaeology. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (E, SS)

Credits

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