Anthropology (3230)

Anthropology (3230)

150 HUMAN CULTURES 3 credits
This course examines what culture is, how human cultures vary and how they change. We then explore opportunities/conflicts presented by contemporary human cultural issues.
151 HUMAN EVOLUTION 4 credits
Study of biological evolution of Homo Sapiens, including primate comparisons and cultural development. One-hour laboratory using interactive computer programs, casts and Anthropology's cultural collection.
251 HUMAN DIVERSITY 3 credits
This course examines human diversity in global perspective by considering how and why human beings vary physically and ways categories of difference are culturally constructed.
304 PRIMATES: BEH, MORPHO & EVOLUT 3 credits
Prerequisite: 151. Extant primate diversity, behavior, morphology and primate paleontology.
310 HUMAN PALEON:THE AUSTRALOPITH 3 credits
Prerequisite: 151. A study of the fossil record of the earliest hominids of the Miocene and Pliocene epochs.
311 HUMAN PALEONTOLOGY: GENUS HOMO 3 credits
Prerequisite: 151. The origins of the Genus Homo and the evolution of anatomically modern Homo sapiens.
340 PALEODEMOGRP & HUMAN OSTEOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisites: 150, 151, 3240:100 or instructor's permission. An intensive study of bone, bone growth, and the human skeleton; ageing and sexing techniques; application of demographic techniques to paleoanthropological populations.
357 MAGIC, MYTH, & RELIGION 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or 3850:100. Analysis and discussion of the data concerning the origins, roles and functions of magic and religion in a broad range of human societies, with emphasis on the non-Western, pre-industrial societies. Examination of belief and ritual systems of such societies.
358 INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or permission. Ethnographic survey of native cultures of North America, with emphasis on variations in ecological adaptations, social organization and modern American Indians in anthropological perspective. Lecture.
359 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY 3 credits
Prerequisites: 150, 151 or permission of instructor. Advanced seminar addressing the history of anthropological theory and current theoretical debates within the discipline.
370 GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or 3850:100. A critical examination of socio-cultural processes of globalization that serve to complicate conventional notions of culture. Emphasizes how globalization affects a range of local places.
397 ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH 1-3 credits
(May be repeated) Prerequisite: permission. Individual study of problem areas of specific interest to an individual student under guidance of a faculty member.
398 INTRO: ANTHROPOLOGICAL DATA 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150, 151 and 3240:100. This course focuses on the characteristics of anthropological evidence through hands-on activities and examination of the uses of data in published works.
400 SEM: HUMAN ORIGINS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 151 and 6 credit hours of 300-400 courses in biological anthropology. Advanced seminar addressing current discoveries and theoretical issues in human paleontology. Content varies by semester.
401 HIST OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisites: 151 and 310 or 311 or instructor's permission. History of evolutionary theory pertaining to the biological origins of humans covering pre-Darwinian thought to the most recent fossil discoveries.
410 EVOLUTION & HUMAN BEHAVIOR 3 credits
Prerequisite: 151. Critical examination of the theory of natural selection and its usefulness for understanding the origins and evolution of early hominid and modern human social behavior.
416 ANTHROPOLOGY OF SEX & GENDER 3 credits
Prerequisites: 150 or 3850:100. This course explores cross-cultural variation regarding sex, gender and sexuality. It examines the ways that cultures create, maintain and reproduce gender concepts and gender relations.
420 THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or permission. Utilizing anthropological approaches and theories, this course explores the social relations and cultural beliefs associated with food cross-culturally.
455 CULTURE & PERSONALITY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or permission. Examination of functional and casual relationships between culture and individual cognition and behavior. Lecture.
457 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or permission of instructor. Analyzes various aspects of Western and non-Western medical systems from an anthropological perspective. Compares traditional medical systems around the world.
460 FIELD METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTH 4 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or permission of instructor. Community-based research and service-learning course in which students design and undertake a project. Addresses ethics, data collection, management and analysis in collaboration with community partners.
463 SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 150 or permission. Comparative structural analysis of non-Western systems of kinship and social organization in terms of status, role, reciprocal expectation, nomenclature, nuclear and extended households and other kinship groupings. Lecture.
470 RES METH: SOCIAL SCI PROSEM 3 credits
Pre-requisite: Completion of required coursework for the Research Methods Certificate Program or Permission of Instructor. Application of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and analysis, and preparation of a scholarly research paper for presentation and/or publication. Seminar.
472 ST: ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credits
(May be repeated) Prerequisites: 150 and permission. Designed to meet needs of student with interests in selected topics in anthropology. Offered irregularly when resources and opportunities permit. May include archaeological field school, laboratory research or advanced course work not presently offered by department on regular basis.
474 ST: BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 151. Advanced topics in biological anthropology, human paleontology and primate behavioral ecology. May be repeated, but no more than six credits can be applied towards the major in Interdisciplinary Anthropology.
494 W: ANTHROPOLOGY 1-3 credits
(May be repeated) Group studies of special topics in anthropology. May not be used to meet departmental undergraduate or graduate major requirements. May be used for elective credit only.
497 SR HONORS PROJECT:ANTHROPOLOGY 3 credits
The topic and scope of this individually chosen project is directed by an Anthropology faculty member in conjunction with Honors College preceptors under the guidelines of the Honors College

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