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    • ANTH-1100 Faces of Culture
      Description

      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 fits into the broad range of human possibilities.

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    • ANTH-1102 Introduction to Anthropology
      Description

      A four-subfield 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.

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    • ANTH-1105 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
      Description

      An examination of humans from biological and evolutionary perspectives. Topics of survey and analysis include systems of human and non-human inheritance and evolution, primatology, origins, variation and adaptation, forensic anthropology, and interactions between biology and culture.

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    • ANTH-2001 Introduction to Archaeology
      Description

      Survey of Archaeology as a subfield of Anthropology. Content includes basic theoretical concepts, analytic methods, and interpretive models of scientific archaeology. Specific concerns include reconstruction of cultural systems and their adaptive patterns through recovery and analysis of material remains.

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    • ANTH-2002 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      Description

      A broad ethnographic introduction to the customs and behaviors of people in several cultures. This class will examine a diverse range of contemporary cultures and explore different social structures, belief systems, and adaptations through exemplary case studies in the subfield of Cultural Anthropology.

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    • ANTH-2003 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
      Description

      An examination of humans from biological and evolutionary perspectives. Content includes non-human primates, human origins, modern human variation and adaptation, forensic anthropology, and interactions between human biology and culture.

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    • ANTH-3103 Archaeological Laboratory Methods
      Description

      Instruction in the techniques used in cleaning, cataloging, preserving, and analysis of excavated archaeological materials.

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    • ANTH-3110 Human Osteology
      Description

      This course will introduce students to the basics of skeletal biology and learn how to accurately identify the elements of the human skeleton. It will include the major landmarks of each skeletal element with an aim to understanding the functional morphology of bones in an individual and as an anatomical system.

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    • ANTH-3158 Economic Anthropology
      Description

      An anthropological investigation of how pre-industrial societies produced, distributed and consumed goods, resources, and services.

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    • ANTH-3170 Religion in America: The Shakers and Other Utopian Societies
      Description

      This hands-on religion course will focus on the practice of religion in historical and contemporary Utopian societies in the U.S. By examining the development and legacy of one of America’s most quintessential religious communities, the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing (known as the Shakers), students will gain a wide range of skills and opportunities to explore diverse approaches to religion, theory, and methodology in anthropology. We will also examine other Utopian religious societies as comparative examples. There will be a class travel component and additional Course Fees associated with this course during most semesters.

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    • ANTH-3180 Environmental Anthropology
      Description

      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.

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    • ANTH-3186 Anthropology of Gender
      Description

      This course examines various theories of gender development and the positions of women and men cross-culturally.

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    • ANTH-3188 Ethnographic Field Methods
      Description

      This course will investigate and evaluate qualitative analysis in ethnographic field research. The course is participation intensive and will involve research in an actual field project.

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    • ANTH-3200 Directed Research
      Description

      This is a research project carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Discussion of research areas with the faculty must be completed before registration. A formal report of the results of the research must be presented to the faculty of the Anthropology program.

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    • ANTH-3250 Field Methods in Physical Anthropology
      Description

      Instruction in and application of the various methods primatologists use in the field. This course will involve observations and directed research projects done on living primate populations.

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    • ANTH-4100 History of Anthropological Thought
      Description

      A survey of major conceptual and theoretical developments in anthropology from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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    • ANTH-4102 Archaeological Field Research
      Description

      Direct participation in all aspects of an archaeological excavation project. Instruction in research design, excavation techniques, recording procedures, data analyses, and field interpretation.

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    • ANTH-4105 Environmental Archaeology
      Description

      This course will examine long-term human-environmental interaction from an archaeological perspective.

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    • ANTH-4115 North American Archaeology
      Description

      A survey of the pre-Columbian cultural development of North America north of Mexico.

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    • ANTH-4125 Forensic Anthropology
      Description

      This course will include a detailed study of the human skeleton. Primary focus will be on the methods used to identify human remains within a legal context. Responsibilities and ethics of a forensic anthropologist will be discussed.

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    • ANTH-4130 Medical Anthropology
      Description

      This course provides a general introduction to concepts in medical anthropology, considering health, illness and healing from a biocultural standpoint. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of mental and physical health issues, global perspectives on health, and careers in medical anthropology.

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    • ANTH-4132 Human Life Cycle in Cross-Cultural Perspective
      Description

      A cross-cultural study of the social and cultural meanings of human experience through such phases as birth and death; adolescence; adulthood; and old age.

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    • ANTH-4134 Animals and Culture
      Description

      The relationship between humans and animals is complex, multidimensional and historically derived. This course will examine primary theories related to ecology and symbolism and identify the historical and contemporary role of animals in human society.

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    • ANTH-4144 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
      Description

      An ethnohistorical and ethnographic perspective of indigenous peoples of Latin America (including Central America; South America, and the Caribbean), with an emphasis on the Inca State and contemporary Andean people.

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    • ANTH-4150 Human Evolution
      Description

      This course focuses on the evolution of humans and our nearest relatives using evidence from fossil record and genetic analysis. It places special importance on human origins while addressing modern and future human variability from perspectives both ethical and philosophical.

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    • ANTH-4155 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
      Description

      Study of selected African cultures with emphasis on social organization, belief systems, history, and politics.

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    • ANTH-4165 Primatology
      Description

      Study of living prosimians, monkeys, and apes, including social organization, feeding and ranging, community ecology, and conservation. Readings will focus on field studies of natural populations.

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    • ANTH-4170 Myth, Magic and Religion
      Description

      A comparative and cross-cultural approach to religious systems and theories on the anthropology of religion.

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    • ANTH-4173 Language and Culture
      Description

      A study of the history and perspectives of linguistic anthropology with special emphasis on the relationship between language and culture.

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    • ANTH-4181 Cultural Resources Management
      Description

      An examination of the history of the field of cultural resource management including major federal and state laws that govern the preservation of cultural resources. Attention will be given to archeological, historical, and architectural applications.

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    • ANTH-4184 Anthropology Capstone
      Description

      An examination of Anthropology as a profession--ethical considerations, selection of graduate school, research, and grant sources.

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    • ANTH-4186 Internship
      Description

      Practical experience with a public or private agency directly related to a field of anthropology.

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    • ANTH-4201 Artifact Analysis
      Description

      This course is a hands-on introduction to interpreting artifacts from archaeological sites that focuses on the analysis of flaked stone tools, prehistoric ceramics, shell, bone, and perishables artifacts, and historic artifacts.

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    • ANTH-4202 Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations
      Description

      This course explores the timing and diversity in the rise and fall of great civilizations around the world.

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    • ANTH-4204 Ice Age Peoples of North America
      Description

      The goal of this course is to explore the contributions of archaeology, human genetics, paleoanthropology, linguistics, vertebrate paleontology, and paleogeography in peopling of the Americas research. We will discuss how the evidence provided by these disciplines is used in the search of Ice Age Americans.

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    • ANTH-4881 Independent Study
      Description

      Title and description of the type of independent study to be offered will be specified on the variable credit form at time of registration. May be repeated three times for credit.

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    • ANTH-4885 Special Topics
      Description

      Individual topics in anthropology.

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    • ANTH-4900 Directed Reading
      Description

      Directed examination of a topic not normally offered by the program. Students must propose a detailed plan of reading stating precise learning objectives and secure the written consent of a supervising instructor before registration.

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    • ANTH-4983 Directed Research
      Description

      Directed field or laboratory research.

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  • Masters
    • ANTH-5102 Archaeological Field Research
      Description

      Direct participation in all aspects of an archaeological excavation project. Instruction in research design, excavation techniques, recording procedures, data analyses, and field interpretation.

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    • ANTH-5115 North American Archaeology
      Description

      A graduate level survey of the pre-Columbian cultural development of North America north of Mexico.

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    • ANTH-5130 Medical Anthropology
      Description

      This course provides a general introduction to concepts in medical anthropology, considering health, illness and healing from a biocultural standpoint. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of mental and physical health issues, global perspectives on health, and careers in medical anthropology.

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    • ANTH-5132 Human Life Cycle in Cross-Cultural Perspective
      Description

      A cross-cultural study of the social and cultural meanings of human experience through such phases as birth and death; adolescence; adulthood; and old age.

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    • ANTH-5144 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
      Description

      An ethnohistorical and ethnographic perspective of indigenous peoples of Latin America (including Central America, South America, and the Caribbean), with an emphasis on the Inca State and contemporary Andean people.

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    • ANTH-5155 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
      Description

      Study of selected African cultures with emphasis on social organization, belief systems, history, and politics.

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    • ANTH-5170 Myth, Magic and Religion
      Description

      A comparative and cross-cultural approach to religious systems and theories on the anthropology of religion.

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    • ANTH-5175 Ethnohistory
      Description

      An examination of the works of native writers and narrators from a non-western perspective. The approach will be cross- cultural and comparative.

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    • ANTH-5177 Social Organization
      Description

      This course offers a broad introduction to issues of social organization and social differentiation. It will examine various theories in assessing the nature of social order and disorder. Kinship, marriage, ethnicity and class will be among the topics studied as factors of organization. Consideration of age and aging will be given special emphasis in the latter portion of the course.

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    • ANTH-5181 Cultural Resources Management
      Description

      An examination of the history of the field of cultural resource management including major federal and state laws that govern the preservation of cultural resources. Attention will be given to archaeological, historical, and architectural applications.

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    • ANTH-5885 Special Topics in Anthropology
      Description

      Special topics in ethnology, linguistics physical anthropology or archeology at the graduate level.

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    • ANTH-5900 Directed Readings
      Description

      Directed examination of a topic not normally offered by the program. Students must propose a detailed plan of reading stating precise learning objectives and secure the written consent of a supervising instructor before registration.

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    • ANTH-5950 Directed Research
      Description

      Directed field or laboratory research. Students must propose a detailed plan of research stating problem and methods and secure the written permission of a supervising instructor before registration.

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    • ANTH-7885 Special Topics
      Description

      Individual topics in anthropology.

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