Courses

ANTH 101 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

An introduction to the concepts and methods used by anthropologists to study human societies and cultures. Case studies from primarily non-Western cultures will provide an overview of the culture concept and its relationship to institutions of kinship, marriage, gender, language, race and ethnicity, production, exchange, political organization, magic, religion and the arts. This course is required for the anthropology concentration and is an elective in the Sociology major and minor programs. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 W. Leeson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2014 W. Leeson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Fall 2015 C. Morris M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2015 C. Morris M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Spring 2016 W. Leeson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 D. Anderson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ANTH 212 Food and Culture

The consumption of food is not merely a human biological need, but also a means of defining ourselves according our culture. To understand what and how a people eat is to understand part of the history and values of that group. This course will explore the production, distribution, and consumption of food in different human societies, examining the influential role food has played in human governance, economy, spiritual belief, and gender roles. We'll also examine modern foodways, paying careful attention to issues of identity, food security, and globalized food production. Finally, we'll focus on our own foodways, examining the rise of 'Nutritionism' in the United States, along with its implications for our health, economy, and, of course, culture. (1) 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ANTH-101, INQ-260AN or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 C. Morris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

ANTH 218 Introduction to Archaeology

An introduction to the various theories of excavation and survey techniques, culture change, dating methods, and reconstruction of economic, social and religious practices or prehistoric societies. Case studies focus on both old- and new-world cultures. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 2 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 L. Warden-Anderson M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ANTH 218L Intro. to Archaeology Lab

An introduction to the theories and methods used by archaeologists to reconstruct the cultural practices of past human societies, from religion and authority to domestic life and trade. Case studies introduce students to archaeological sites in places such as Egypt, Greece, Mesoamerica, and North America. (1)

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2015 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM
Spring 2016 L. Warden-Anderson W 3:50PM-5:50PM

ANTH 240 Race and Human Evolution

The goal of this course is to create a broad understanding of the human existence from a biological standpoint: Where did we come from? How can the physical differences between us be explained? This introduction to the basic concepts of physical/biological anthropology discusses scientific theories of human evolution and biodiversity alongside detailed discussion of the cultural origins of human racial classifications. Topics covered include basic genetic and evolutionary theory, human biological adaptation, primate evolution and behavior, fossil and other evidence of human evolution, the inherent fallacy associated with biologically-driven racial classification, and the history of ?race? as a concept in popular and academic discourse. This course is designed to be accessible to both non-science and science majors. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 C. Morris M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ANTH 261 Sel Top: Global Consumption

An examination of special topics in anthropology, with topics selected on the basis of faculty and student interest. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 W. Leeson M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ANTH 310 Global Storytelling

Ethnography is anthropology's hallmark methodology; a dynamic way of seeing and living in the world of the other. This is a project-intensive course examining the ways in which anthropologists conduct ethnographic research and write ethnography. Students will practice a variety of ethnographic fieldwork techniques including, but not limited to, participant observation, field note-taking, interviewing, mapping, photography, and film production. We will examine a few key ethnographic works, several anthropologists? reflections on the practice of ethnography, and a variety of analytic and interpretive approaches to the production of ethnography. This course is an elective in the Sociology major and minor programs. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ANTH-101, INQ-260AN or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 W. Leeson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

ANTH 320 Basic Linguistics

The scientific study and description of language according to the principles of modern linguistics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Ogier M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2016 J. Ogier M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

ANTH 380 Creating Community Change

How can the anthropological worldview be used to improve the lives of individuals and communities? Why do some development programs work, while others fail? The purpose of this course is to allow you to recognize the role of culture in contemporary human problems, and to use this recognition to identify means of creating positive, sustainable, and minimally biased change. The course will include overviews of the history of applied anthropology and of the current state of the field in several different domains of application, including health, the environment, business and education. Importantly, the course includes an active community research component, is designed to provide some field experience in applying course material. As such, you will be exposed to some training in the anthropological methods of participant observation and interviewing.(1) 3hr/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ANTH-101, INQ-260AN or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 C. Morris M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ANTH 406 Independent Study

A supervised research project or extensive literature review. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Approved written proposal

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 W. Leeson
Fall 2014 C. Morris
Spring 2015 W. Leeson
Spring 2015 C. Morris
Spring 2015 C. Morris

ANTH 416 Internship

Practical experience in a community or field setting in which anthropology is applied. This course will be an elective within the Anthropology concentration. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Approved written proposal

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 C. Morris
Spring 2015 D. Brogan