ANTHROPOLOGY Courses

ANTR 110S. Introduction to Anthropology. 3 Credits.

A survey of what we know about the emergence of humans: where we came from; how we developed physically and why; how human cultures became more complex through time; and the variety of human ways of life today.

ANTR 300. Human Cultures Around the World. 3 Credits.

A cross-cultural examination of human economic, social and ideological behavior, with the aim of showing both human cultural diversity and the ways in which the various parts of culture (e.g., trade, marriage practices, witchcraft, etc.) go together to make coherent wholes. Prerequisites: ANTR 110S.

ANTR 303. Biological Anthropology. 3 Credits.

Human physical and cultural evolution from our earliest primate beginnings through the appearance of anatomically modern humans. Prerequisites: ANTR 110S.

ANTR 304. Digging Up the Past. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive study of the philosophical and scientific foundations of archaeology and of a general prehistory to which they are applied. The course includes discussions of methods and theories used to reconstruct ancient Egypt and Mexico and other early cultures. Prerequisites: ANTR 110S or completion of the human behavior requirement or permission of the instructor.

ANTR 305. North American Archaeology. 3 Credits.

The study of the prehistory of native cultures north of Mexico from the peopling of the New World to contact with Europeans. Prerequisites: ANTR 110S or completion of the human behavior requirement or permission of the instructor.

ANTR 395. Topics in Anthropology. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics, designed for nonmajors, or for elective credit within a major. These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described in information distributed to academic advisors. Prerequisites: ANTR 110S or permission of instructor.

ANTR 495. Topics in Anthropology. 1-3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed for either majors or nonmajors. These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described in information distributed to academic advisors. Prerequisites: Senior standing or approval of the department chair.

ANTR 497. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Anthropology. 3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of department chair.

ANTR 697. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Anthropology. 3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. Conferences and papers as appropriate.

ANTR 698. Tutorial Work in Special Topics in Anthropology. 3 Credits.

Independent reading and study on a topic to be selected under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. Conferences and papers as appropriate.