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Courses in Anthropology

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All Anthropology courses in the Catalog

Fall 2017 Courses

Anthropology Courses ~ Fall 2017

110 Introduction to Anthropology (3 cr) ACE 6 and 9    ONLINE & LECTURE

Class Time: MWF 10:30a-11:20a & 1:30p-2:20p;

TR 11:00a-12:15p

 (3 in-class + 3 online)

Introduction to the study of society and culture, integrating the four major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

 212 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ETHN 212) (3 cr) ACE 6    ONLINE Sections only

An introduction to ethnology and its subfields.  Standard topics, problems, and theories are considered in ethnology, social anthropology, culture and personality, and applied anthropology.

 232 Introduction to Prehistory and Archaeology (3 cr) ACE 4

Class Time:  TR 9:30a-10:45a

An introduction to what archaeologists do and what they have learned about human prehistory.  The first half of the course emphasizes the methods archaeologists use to study the past.  The second half traces the record of human developments up to the rise of cities.

 237 Ancient Mesoamerica (3 cr)  ACE 6,9

Class Time:  TR 9:30a-10:45a

Crosslisted as ETHN 237, LAMS 237

Ancient civilizations of Mexico and Central America including the Ancient Maya, Aztecs, and Toltecs. Anthropological theories and methods dealing with archaeological data about urbanism, architecture, art, human-environment interaction, etc. in ancient Mesoamerica.

242 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 cr) ACE 4

Class Time: TR 11:00a-12:15p

Biological anthropology is the study of human and non human primate biological evolution and biocultural variation. This includes genetics, mechanisms of change, growth and development, primate ecology, and the fossil record.

 242L Introduction to Biological Anthropology Lab (1 cr)

Class Time: M 11:30a-1:15p; T 4:00-5:45p; W 9:30-11:15a; W 6:00p-7:45p

Laboratory exercises and analyses that complement material covered in ANTH 242

 332/898 Archaeological Collections & Collections Management (3 cr) ACE 8

Prereq: ANTH 232

Class Time: MWF 10:30a-11:20a

Overview of theory, method, and practice related to archaeological collections management and other post-fieldwork activities.

337/837 Archaeology of the American Southwest/Heritage of American Southwest

(3 cr)  ACE 6

Class Time: TR 12:30p-1:45p

Advanced survey of past and present indigenous cultures of the American Southwest.

 352 Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains

(3 cr) ACE 8

Crosslisted as ETHN 352

Prereqs: 3 hrs. ANTH

This course is a prerequisite for ANTH 451

Class Time:  TR 9:30a-10:45a

Overview of the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial experiences of indigenous peoples of the Great Plains region in North America.

 386/886 Digital Heritage Tools/Digital Heritage

(3 cr) ACE 9

Class Time: T 2:30p-5:10p

Introduction to concept of heritage, digital heritage applications, and hands-on experience in creating digital heritage products using desktop and mobile devices.

 396 ADVANCED READINGS:  Experimental Archaeology

Prereqs: 6 hrs. of social science

Class Time: MWF 2:30p-3:20p

Experimental archaeology studies the relationship between material remains and known human behavior in order to allow inferences about past human behavior reflected in archaeological remains. This course will include readings and laboratory components.

412/812 Family, Marriage & Kinship

(3 cr); Prereqs: ANTH 212

Class Time: TR 11:00a-12:15p

Cross-cultural variation in family, marriage, and kinship and theories that account for variation in these fundamental areas of social life.

 417/817 History of Anthropological Theory (3 cr)

Prereq: 9 hrs ANTH

Class Time: TR 11:00a-12:15p

Origins and developments of anthropological theory, method, and thought. Historical growth of the discipline and schools of thought from The Enlightenment through The Contemporary Period.

432/832 History and Theory of Archaeology

(3 cr); Prereqs: 9 hrs ANTH

Class Time: MWF 9:30a-10:20a

Current concepts and theories used in archaeology to interpret the archaeological record.


442/842 Human Variation (3 cr) ACE 9,10

Crosslisted as ETHN 451

Prereqs: ANTH 351 or 352

Class Time: TR 2:00p-3:15p

Biological variation of modern humas worldwide through time and space. Standard measurements of phenotypic, e.g. elementary anthropometry. Biological adaptation to environment using recent theoretical perspectives.

  473/873 Ecological Anthropology (3 cr)

Crosslisted as NRES 873

Class Time: TR 12:30p-1:45p 

Human adaptive systems and their ecological contexts. The dynamic inter-relationships between subsistence, technology, social behavior, human demography, and ecological variability.

 898 Advanced Curent Topics in Anthropology: Archaeology Collection Management

(Combined course with ANTH 332) See ANTH 332