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Anthropology

  • ATH 2000 Introduction to the Anthro Major

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the major including advising, curriculum, and career options. The course is optional, but highly recommended for Anthropology majors and minors.

  • ATH 2100 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    4
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An overview of human biology and behavior, including human evolution, primate behavior, and human physical variation.

  • ATH 2100L Lab in Biological Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    0
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Laboratory exercises to accompany ATH 2100, Introduction to Biological Anthropology.

  • ATH 2150 Comparative Nonwestern Cultures

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to basic concepts, ideas, issues and debates in cultural anthropology, using examples from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Native North America and the Middle East.

  • ATH 2200 Introduction to Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduces the nature of archaeological data, techniques of archaeological dating, and methods of data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

  • ATH 2500 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology for Health Care Professionals

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Basic concepts, ideas, issues and debates in cultural anthropology, using examples from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Native North America and the Middle East.

  • ATH 3000 Peoples of Native America

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the variety of people whose ancestry goes back to pre-conquest Native North America, and who continue to live and thrive on the North American continent today.

  • ATH 3010 Peoples and Cultures of Africa

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the diverse, complex and fascinating peoples of sub-Saharan Africa. Particular attention is paid to connections between communities, regions and between Africa and the rest of the world.

  • ATH 3020 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the variety of people living in Southern Asia, particularly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

  • ATH 3030 Peoples of the United States

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introductory course focusing on anthropological approaches to the study of culture in the United States. We belong to a community consisting of people of diverse cultural origins, and of different races, classes, genders and sexual orientations.

  • ATH 3100 Anthropology of Sex and Gender

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to anthropological perspectives of sex and gender, including attributes associated with "maleness" or "femaleness" and norms and ideals regarding appropriate roles, behaviors and sexualities.

  • ATH 3110 Human Identification

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of criminal forensic identification processes and decompositional factors as they relate to human identification. Includes DNA, Skeletal x-rays, fingerprints, odontology, excavation techniques and forensic entomology.

  • ATH 3200 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics concerning the method and theory of anthropological thought and relationships to the allied disciplines of economics, linguistics, art, politics, and history. Emphasis on current trends influencing research in cultural anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 3300 Primate Behavior

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An exploration of the biology, behavior, and cognitive abilities of the Order Primates -- prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans.

  • ATH 3310 Human Evolution

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Review of the fossil and archaeological records and the genetic evidence for human evolution, and examination of evolutionary principles and current issues addressed by paleoanthropology.

  • ATH 3320 Human Variation and Adaptation

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An exploration of biological variation in contemporary human populations and an examination of the genetic, physical, and cultural foundations of human biological diversity. Reviews selected population adaptations to specific environmental conditions.

  • ATH 3400 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys of various specialized aspects of biological anthropology.

  • ATH 3500 Archaeology of North America

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A survey of the development of the major prehistoric cultures of North America, with an emphasis on those located east of the Rocky Mountains.

  • ATH 3510 Laboratory in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    An introduction to the identification and analysis of artifacts commonly encountered in prehistoric North American archaeological sites, emphasizing lithics and ceramics.

  • ATH 3600 Special Topics in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Surveys of various specialized aspects of archaeology.

  • ATH 3700 Field Methods in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A review of the techniques of archaeological survey, the development of fieldwork strategies for the investigation of sites, and techniques of mapping sites and recording archaeological data.

  • ATH 3710 Ethnographic Fieldwork

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the meaning, scope and dilemmas of ethnography using both a hands-on ethnographic project and a wide array of readings. Integrated Writing course.

  • ATH 3720 Ethnographic and Archaeological Museum Collecting

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to museums with ethnographic and archaeological materials in their collections. Examination of collections in terms of aesthetic manifestations and historical and cultural content.

  • ATH 3730 Methods in Human Osteology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will explore the anthropological methodology of human osteology, or the study of human skeletal materials.

  • ATH 3800 Special Topics in Anthropological Methods

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics concerning the training of undergraduate majors in current methodologies used in cultural, biological or archaeological anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 3900 Readings in Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent, intensive reading in a specific area of anthropology done under the guidance of a faculty member. Integrated Writing.

  • ATH 4000 Political Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the anthropological study of political life cross-culturally. Presents evolutionary and historical approaches to political institutions, and classic anthropological analyses of political institutions.

  • ATH 4010 Kinship and Social Structure

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An examination of the study of kinship as the basis for understanding social structure cross-culturally.

  • ATH 4020 Anthropology of Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (also listed as REL 3810) Introduction to the anthropological study of religions of the world and how they relate to other domains of human cultural existence. Examples of contemporary nonwestern religions and other world religions. Integrated Writing course.

  • ATH 4030 Urban Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the nature of the city from an anthropological perspective, confronting basic questions such as the extent to which the urbanite experiences a different kind of culture from his/her rural counterpart and the factors that have contributed to the growth and expansion of urbanism over the l

  • ATH 4100 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected topics in cultural anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 4210 Biomedical Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An anthropological perspective of human health integrating biological and socio-cultural dimensions of health and illness in selected societies of the contemporary world and in the past.

  • ATH 4300 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected topics in biological anthropology.

  • ATH 4310 Bioarchaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Advanced course in bioanthropology, exploring the behavioral, ecological and developmental factors that affect human skeletal development, and leave their imprint on human skeletal remains. Integrated Writing.

  • ATH 4400 Seminar in Woodland Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Intensive review of the prehistoric Woodland period (600 B.C. - A.D. 900) of eastern North America. Covers major regional cultures such as Adena and Hopewell, and explores such topics as social and political organization, site architecture, mortuary customs, and exchange systems.

  • ATH 4410 Seminar in Historical Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Reviews the archaeology of the post-European discovery period in North America. Seminar discussions focus on such topics as the Colonial period, plantation systems and the archaeology of slavery, nineteenth-century sites, industrial sites, and urban sites.

  • ATH 4500 Special Topics in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected topics in archaeology.

  • ATH 4600 African Oral Traditions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of oral traditions in Africa, including oral traditions, oral history, and societies with combinations of oral traditions and written history. Explores how oral traditions are generated, their contexts, and their significance for those who produce them.

  • ATH 4650 Field School in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Summer field training in the methods of excavation and data recording at selected archaeological sites.

  • ATH 4700 Development of Anthropological Thought

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This advanced course examines both past and current theoretical frameworks for understanding cultural patterns, practices, and precepts employed in anthropology. Integrated Writing course.

  • ATH 4750 Seminar in Archaeological Theory

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    A survey of traditional and contemporary archaeological theory, and how a variety of problems including the origins of agriculture, the rise of complex societies, and transoceanic contacts have been interpreted by those adopting different theoretical positions.

  • ATH 4900 Independent Research in Anthropology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent reading and research under the supervision of a faculty member in the department of anthropology.

  • ATH 5000 Cultures of Native North America

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the variety of people whose ancestry goes back to pre-conquest Native North America, and who continue to live and thrive on the North American continent today. Includes their past, their cultures and their place in current North American political and social contexts.

  • ATH 5010 Cultures of Africa

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the diverse, complex and fascinating peoples of sub-Saharan Africa.

  • ATH 5020 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the variety of people living in Southern Asia, particularly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Investigates various cultural, environmental, religious, ethnic and national groupings, while attempting to uncover unity behind the great diversity of the subcontinent.

  • ATH 5030 Peoples and Cultures of the United States

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Focuses on the anthropological approaches to the study of culture in the United States. Confronts how to both recognize that your own culture is but one out of many, and how to systematically study the underpinnings of differences within one's own culture.

  • ATH 5200 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics concerning the method and theory of anthropological thought and relationships to the allied disciplines of economics, linguistics, art, politics, and history. Emphasis on current trends influencing research in cultural anthropology. topics vary.

  • ATH 5400 Special Topics- Biological Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected graduate-level topics in Biological or Medical anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 5600 Special Topics in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive graduate-level study of selected topics in archaeology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 5710 Ethnographic Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the meaning, scope and dilemmas of ethnography using both a hands-on ethnographic project and a wide array of readings.

  • ATH 5800 Special Topics in Anthropological Methods

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics concerning the training of graduate students in current methodologies used in cultural, biological or archaeological anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 6000 Political Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also PLS 6500/SOC 6000) Focuses on the anthropological approaches to the study of political life cross-culturally. Presents evolutionary and historical approaches to political institutions, and classic anthropological analyses of political institutions.

  • ATH 6010 Kinship and Social Structure

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the study of kinship as the basis for understanding social structure cross-culturally.

  • ATH 6020 Anthropology of Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also REL 5810) An introduction to the anthropological study of the practices and ideas associated with religions of the world, and how they relate to other domains of human cultural existence.

  • ATH 6030 Urban Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the nature of city, confronting basic questions, such as, "to what extent does the urbanite experience a different kind of culture from his/her rural counterpart?" and "what factors have contributed to the growth and expansion of urbanism over the last few centuries?"

  • ATH 6100 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected topics in graduate-level cultural anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 6200 Anthropology of Women's Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Offers a graduate-level anthropological perspective on the health of women around the world. Integrates biological and socio-cultural dimensions of disease and illness and focuses on the intersection of gender, ethnicity and class in western and non-western societies.

  • ATH 6210 Biomedical Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Offers a graduate-level anthropological perspective on human health by integrating biological and socio-cultural dimensions of health and illness in selected societies of the contemporary world and in the past.

  • ATH 6300 Special Topics- Biological Anthropology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Intensive study of selected graduate-level topics in Biological or Medical anthropology. Topics vary.

  • ATH 6400 Seminar in Woodland Archaeology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Intensive review of the prehistoric Woodland period (600 B.C. - A.D. 900) of eastern North America. Covers major regional cultures such as Adena and Hopewell, and explores such topics as social and political organization, site architecture, mortuary customs, and exchange systems.

  • ATH 6410 Historical Archaeology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Reviews the archaeology of the post-European discovery period in North America. Discussions focus on such topics as the Colonial period, plantation systems and the archaeology of slavery, nineteenth-century sites, industrial sites, and urban sites.

  • ATH 6500 Special Topics in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Advanced graduate study of various specialized aspects of archaeology.

  • ATH 6600 African Oral Traditions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of oral traditions in Africa. Includes examples of oral traditions, oral history, societies with combinations of oral traditions and written history. Explores how oral traditions are generated, their contexts, and their significance for those who produce them.

  • ATH 6650 Field School in Archaeology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lab

    Field training in the surveying and excavation of selected archaeological sites.

  • ATH 6700 Development of Ethnological Thought

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An introduction to the many approaches used in anthropology.

  • ATH 6750 Seminar in Archaeological Theory

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Introduces students to the directions taken by archaeological theory during the past century through a sampling of the literature in a number of topical areas. Examines how both the questions asked and the answers found in archaeological data have changed over time.