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Anthropology Undergraduate Courses

ANTH 1010 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Students learn about the core concepts used in cultural anthropology and how anthropologists study human cultures and societies. Consideration is given to the relevance of anthropological theories, methods, and ethics in the context of contemporary culture change, taking into account processes of colonialism, globalization, and development. Students gain an appreciation of the broader goals of cultural anthropology to record cultural patterns and behaviors, represent a variety of voices and perceptions, explain cultural processes, and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of human diversity.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2010 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Evolutionary theory; primates; fossil record of human evolution; mechanics of evolution; human variation.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2020 - Introduction to World Archaeology

Basic concepts; how archaeologists reconstruct extinct societies and explore cultural evolution.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2400 - Breaking the Law

This interdisciplinary course explores central questions about law, crime, justice, social change, human rights, globalization, and technology in the new global era. The dominant global forces that have defined the 21st century have massively transformed law and legal frameworks, at both local and global levels. How is violence enacted through law, and how is law's violence resisted, challenged, and overcome? What is law's role in relation to patterns of discrimination and marginalization that produce social suffering and vulnerability? In relation to global human rights regimes and international justice mechanisms? In relation to inequalities in access to health care and other basic human goods? How are our understandings of our own bodies, lives, and futures shaped by law?

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2700 - Social Justice

This course focuses on the theory and practice of social justice, providing critical thinking and social consciousness skills necessary for effective analysis and advocacy leading to social transformation. It offers a social and cultural approach that enables students to understand and respond to social disparities and structural inequalities associated with race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, citizenship, religion, and other categories. The course considers issues in local, national, and global arenas.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2900 - Special Topics in Anthropology

Specific course content will vary with offering.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2970T - Anthropology Tutorial

Honors Tutorial College tutorial on theories and issues in anthropology.

Credits: 1 - 12

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2971T - Anthropology Tutorial

Honors Tutorial College tutorial on theories and issues in anthropology.

Credits: 1 - 12

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2980T - Anthropology Tutorial

Honors Tutorial College tutorial on theories and issues in anthropology.

Credits: 1 - 12

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 2981T - Anthropology Tutorial

Honors Tutorial on topics in Anthropology.

Credits: 1 - 12

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 15.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 tutorial

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 3010 - Visual Anthropology

The use of film as a medium for recording cultural information; as a technique for observation, analysis, and interpretation of cultural information; and as a means for presenting information about cultures, human adaptation, human evolution, and anthropological research itself.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 3400 - Applied Anthropology

Focuses on the applications of anthropology in response to areas of contemporary social concern: poverty and development, law and criminal justice, international health, and human rights.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 3450 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Considers the range of cultural diversity in defining gender roles; comparative approach toward understanding the behaviors and perceptions associated with gender.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 3460 - Introduction to Human Osteology

Focuses on the identification, study, and analysis of the human skeleton. Students will learn the microanatomy and macroanatomy of human bone and how skeletal remains are analyzed.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

ANTH 3490 - Life History: The Individual and Culture

Survey of ways of growing up in various cultures; emphasizes the relationship between the individual and culture.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I