Anthropology Course Offerings
- ANTH-200 World Prehistory (3 credits)
- Introduces the field of prehistoric archaeology and traces the evolution of culture from the earliest stone tools to the formation of ancient civilizations in both the Old and New Worlds.
- ANTH-207 Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
- Studies societies all over the world, from hunter-gatherers to industrial states. Explores the range of variation in forms of subsistence technology, family, government, religion, and other institutions. Seeks to explain cultural differences.
- ANTH-301 Special Topics in Anthropology (3 credits)
- Topics chosen on the basis of programmatic need or student interest. Prerequisite: Anthropology 200 or 207.
- ANTH-310 Indians of North America (3 credits)
- Surveys the origins, prehistory and traditional ways of life of the Native Americans. Studies representative societies from each of the major culture areas. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
- ANTH-315 Indians of the Great Plains (3 credits)
- Covers the buffalo-hunting societies of the American West, their habitat, prehistory, ways of life, and wars with the United States. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
- ANTH-319 Peoples of Africa (3 credits)
- Surveys African geography, history, and representative societies from different regions of the continent. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
- ANTH-416 Human Evolution (3 credits)
- Outlines the stages of hominid biological and cultural evolution, with attention to human variation and the primates. Prerequisite: Anthropology 200 or 207.
- ANTH-440 Linguistic Anthropology (3 credits)
- Surveys phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, children's language acquisition, language origins, historical linguistics, ethnolinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Prerequisite: ANTH 200 or 207; or permission of instructor.
- ANTH-453 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)
- Explores theories of religious beliefs and behavior in non-Western societies. Covers cosmology, myth, ritual, religious specialists, and dynamics. Prerequisites: Six hours of anthropology; junior or senior standing.
- ANTH-494 Directed Study (1-3 credits)
- See Sociology 494. Prerequisites: Nine hours of anthropology; junior or senior standing; permission of instructor.
- ANTH-496 Internship (1-6 credits)
- Internships available to majors of junior or senior standing who have completed core courses. GPA requirements must be met and student must file an internship application with advisor.
- ANTH-497 Internship in Teaching Anthropology (1-2 credits)
- Provides majors of junior or senior standing with a comprehensive, supervised field experience in teaching and anthropological pedagogy. Designed for students who are preparing for graduate study in the social sciences. GPA requirements must be met and students must file a teaching internship application with advisor. Prerequisites: Sociology-Anthropology major, sponsorship by the supervising faculty member, junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. 1-2 credits.
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