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Anthropology (ANTH)


101 The Human Experience (3) Introduction to the principles, concepts and methods of cultural anthropology. Consideration of the ways in which cultural anthropology contributes to the understanding of human diversity. F08, S09, F09, S10


301 Study Abroad (0-6) Field trips designed by the faculty.


302 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (3) Explores the fields of physical anthropology and archaeology by studying the origin and development of humans and the non-human hominoids. Includes an analysis of anatomy and hominid behavior by examining fossil evidence with method and theory of archaeology. Contemporary archaeological methods and theory will be presented. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or ANTH 306 or permission of the instructor. S09, S10


306 African Archeology (3) Introduces the main topics in this field: development of early human life in Africa, origins of human civilization, the relationship of Egypt and Nubia and historical archaeology. Examines archaeological sites like Tassili, Meroe, Jenne, Aksum, Zimbabwe, Kilwa, Lamu, Igbo Ukwu, Benin and Ife to see how we move from artifacts and ruins to theories of history. The contributions of other sciences and sources of history are observed. While this course focuses on Africa, the same principles and techniques of archaeology are used to extract history from archaeology the world over. Cross-listed as HIST 306. Code 3. F09


315 Cultural Anthropology (3) Detailed study of the human condition by focusing on a selection of specific cultures. Reading-, film-, lecture- and discussion-based. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or instructor's permission. S09, S10


320 Environmental Anthropology (3) Exploration of the impact of environmental issues on indigenous and Third World cultures. Such issues as how humans have adapted physically to differing environments as well as how environmental problems affect cultural survival. Reading, discussion and lecture course. Some student research required. Recommended for any student with an interest in environmental issues on a global level. Prerequisites: ANTH 101 or permission of the instructor. (A writing course is strongly recommended.) F08, F09


368 Cultures of Mesoamerica (3) Investigates current and past cultures of Mesoamerica such as Aztec and Mayan. Employs both archaeological and ethnographic data in a lecture, readings, film and discussion format. Cross-listed as HIST 368. ANTH 101 highly recommended. Code 4. F08, F09


490 Selected Topics in Anthropology (3) In-depth study of specialized current topics in Anthropology selected by the instructor. May be repeated once for credit when instructor and/or topics are different. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or instructor's permission. On demand.


499/699 Independent Study (1-4) Supervised independent study and/or research in Anthropology. Prior contract with instructor is required. Prerequisite: ANTH 101and instructor's approval. F08, S09, F09, S10