Courses

ANTH 101 Intro Cultural Anthro-Global

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) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 W. Leeson M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Spring 2020 W. Leeson M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

ANTH 203 Anthropology of Global Health

This course uses the knowledge bases of contemporary anthropology and public health practice to examine the influence of culture and the environment of human health worldwide. Students wil examine case studies in cross-cultural health care delivery; examples of contemporary efforts at improving rates of infectious disease, chronic disease, and mental health disorders; and histories of biomedicine and global health; all with the goal of gaining a strong and functional understanding of how multiple cultural, environmnetal and political factors affect health. The course is applied in focus, meaning that emphasis will be placed on health promotion and the design of locally-informed global health interventions. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ANTH-101 or PHST 201 or SOCI 101 or INQ/HNRS 260SO or INQ/HNRS 260AN

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 C. Morris M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Take ANTH-218L

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 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)

Pre-requisites/Comments Take ANTH-218

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 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) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 C. Morris M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ANTH 310 Ethnography

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) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 W. Leeson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM