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ANTH 1100 Faces of Culture      2/0/2
Survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences from a global, anthropological perspective. The course features dramatic and unique film footage, embracing cultures from all continents, highlighting major lifestyles, and illustrating human adaptations to a variety of environments. The course also explores the ways in which North American culture fi ts into the broad range of human possibilities. Satisfies Core Area B2 requirement.

ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology          3/0/3
A four-subfi eld introduction to the analysis and explanation of cultural similarities
and differences. Discoveries, theories, problems, and debates on issues
of fundamental importance to the understanding of human nature, society,
and behavior. This course satisfi es the Core Area E4 requirement.

ANTH 2002 Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology        3/0/3
A broad ethnographic introduction to the customs and behaviors of people
in several cultures.

ANTH 3180 Environmental Anthropology            3/0/3
Local-Global Connections
The focus of this course is on the relationship between cultural behavior
and environmental phenomena. Local, regional, and global case studies
will be used in examining the political and cultural ecology of resource use,
adaptation, and degradation. Possible topics include environmental justice,
deforestation and conservation, industrial waste, and watershed management.
Same as ENVS 3180.

ANTH 3186 Anthropology of Gender      3/0/3
Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or consent of instructor
This course examines various theories of gender development and the positions
of women and men cross-culturally.

ANTH 4155 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa         3/0/3
Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or consent of instructor
Study of selected African cultures with emphasis on social organization, belief
system, history, and politics.

ANTH 4173 Language and Culture        3/0/3
Prerequisite: ANTH 1102 or consent of instructor
A study of the history and perspectives of linguistic anthropology with special
emphasis on the relationship between language and culture.

ANTH 4184 Anthropology Capstone       1/0/1
Prerequisite: at least 60 hours completed (Junior status)
In this capstone course for Anthropology majors, students will assess their
educational outcomes, defi ne their professional goals, demonstrate knowledge
of what is involved in successful job searches and entry into graduate schools,
and demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics of anthropology, whether
applied in academia or in non-academic settings.