Anthropology (ANTHR)

ANTHR 100  Cultural Anthropology  3(3-0)  

Introduction to the concepts by which anthropology understands particular lifestyles, and to the constructs by which it accounts for similarities and differences among lifestyles. (F, S) (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3) (CC)

ANTHR 101  Biological Anthropology  3(3-0)  

The course examines humans as biological organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Other primates and the significance of genetic diversity in modern human populations are discussed. Corequisite: ANTHR 101L (*)

ANTHR 101L  Biological Anthropology Lab  1(0-2)  

The lab will reinforce and extend student understanding of biological anthropological concepts. Corequisite: ANTHR 101. (*)

ANTHR 105  (PSYCH 105, SOC 105, WS 105)   Understanding Human Diversity  3(3-0)  

Americans live in a complex and diverse society. This course examines the nature, impact and strategies for dealing with diversity in personal and social contexts. (*)

ANTHR 106  (ENG 106)   Language, Thought and Culture  3(3-0)  

Cross-cultural introduction to language processes in human society. (*) (Gen Ed: SS) (CC)

ANTHR 201  World Prehistory I  3(3-0)  

An examiniation of the human lineage focusing on major cultural events from Miocene apes to the Mesolithic. (*)

ANTHR 202  World Prehistory II  3(3-0)  

An examination of major cultural events from the Neolithic to early civilizations. (*)

ANTHR 212  (CRIM 212)   The Forensics of Bones  3(3-0)  

Familiarize students with the basic procedures used by forensic anthropologists to obtain evidence in criminal investigations. (*)

ANTHR 291  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

ANTHR 301  Introduction to Archaeology  3(3-0)  

This course describes how modern archaeologists acquire and interpret archaeological evidence. (*)

ANTHR 314  (SOC 314)   Religion, Culture and Society  3(3-0)  

Cross-cultural concepts and practices of the supernatural are studied. A holistic analysis to the role of religion in cultures and society. Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or SOC 101. (*)

ANTHR 315  (SOC 315)   Health, Culture, and Society  3(3-0)  

Cross-cultural concepts and approaches to health are studied. A holistic analysis of medicine as a cultural system as opposed to a biological one. Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or SOC 101. (*)

ANTHR 316  (SOC 316)   Age, Culture and Society  3(3-0)  

Cross-cultural concepts and approaches to age are studied. A holistic analysis of the life course focusing on societal and cultural perceptions. Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or SOC 101. (*)

ANTHR 321  (CRIM 321, SOC 321)   Cross-Cultural Perspective on Crime  3(3-0)  

An examination of crime in non-western societies with a comparion to crime and punishment in modern American society. Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or SOC 101 or CRIM 101. (*)

ANTHR 341  Archaeology of Ancient N. America  3(3-0)  

A review of the diversity of North-American prehistoric cultures. (*)

ANTHR 357  (CRIM 357, SOC 357)   Immigration  3(3-1)  

Examines migration processes, with a particular focus on immigration to the United States. Migration patterns are analyzed considering social, political, and historical context, including structural global patterns. (*)

ANTHR 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

ANTHR 492  Research  (1-3 V)  

Qualitative and quantitative methods and designs in anthropological research. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (3).

ANTHR 493  Seminar  (2-4 V)  

Seminar. (*)

ANTHR 494  Field Experience  (1-12 V)  

Practical experience in an agency setting. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

ANTHR 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Directed study for students interested in specific areas of anthropological concern. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).