Current Course Offerings

Spring 2017

An introduction to the field of physical anthropology using human evolution as a unifying concept.  Areas include human genetics, race, speciation, primate evolution, and human variation and adaptation.  Corequisite: ANTH 1011L.  Instructor: Delezene & Terhune

Laboratory exercises illustrating concepts of physical anthropology.  Corequisite: ANTH 1013.  Instructor: Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

An introduction to the field of physical anthropology using human evolution as a unifying concept.  Areas include human genetics, race, speciation, primate evolution, and human variation and adaptation.  Corequisite: ANTH 1011M.  Instructor:  Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

Laboratory exercises illustrating concepts of physical anthropology.  Corequisite: ANTH 1013H.  Instructor:  Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

Introduction to the nature of culture and its influence on human behavior and personality: comparative study of custom, social organization, and processes of change and integration of culture.  Corequisite: Drill component.  Instructor:  Koziol

Introduction to the nature of culture and its influence on human behavior and personality: comparative study of custom, social organization, and processes of change and integration of culture.  Instructor:  Graduate Teaching Assistants

Archaeology studies the human past through contextual analysis of artifacts, archaeological sites, and landscapes.  This course introduces archaeological methods and theories, significant discoveries and current debates in the discipline.  Corequisite: Lab component.  Instructor:  Vining

Survey of the prehistoric and early historic cultures of the Americas, Asia, and Africa.  Instructor:  Kay

Study of the field of archeology including method, theory, analysis and interpretation with substantive worldwide examples.  Prerequisite: ANTH 1033.  Instructor:  Stoner

Explores multiple aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization including chronology, art, religion, literature and daily life.  Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Morey

An exploration of rituals, symbols, and rules that shape religious life.  Religion is viewed broadly, considering activities that invoke powers beyond the reach of ordinary senses.  Examining a variety of cultures, we explore what people say and do as they participate in activities such as magic, healing, pilgrimage, and contemporary religious movements.  Instructor:  D'Alisera

A comparative study of male and female roles in culture in relation to human biology and socialization.  Instructor:  Swedenburg

Introduction to language study with stress upon modern linguistic theory and analysis.  Data drawn from various languages reveal linguistic universals as well as phonological, syntactic, and semantic systems of individual languages.  Related topics: language history, dialectology, language and its relation to culture and society, the history of linguistic scholarship.  Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Fukushima

Study of the human skeleton, identification of bones, allometric growth, sexual dimorphism, osteological genetic inheritance and environmental stresses.  Lectures and demonstration.  Corequisite: ANTH 3421L.  Instructor:  Rose

Laboratory exercises illustrating concepts of human osteology.  Corequisite: ANTH 3423.  Instructor:  Rose

An introduction to the methods and theory underlying the full range of geographic information science and collateral areas including GNSS, remote sensing, cadastral, spatial demographics and others.  Instructor:  Limp

Examines contemporary implications of Latin America's unique religious heritage.  An exploration of multiple Latin American religious traditions, with sustained focus on key theoretical concerns: conversion, vernacular vs. orthodox expressions, the blending of indigenous and European cosmologies, devotion and ritual, and the articulation of ethnic, gendered, and religious identities.  Instructor:  Erickson

Covers a special topic or issue.

Bones, Bodies and Brains - Instructor:  Terhune

Islam and Early South Asia - Instructor:  Brubaker

Covers a special topic or issue, offered as part of the honors program.

Violence and Social Suffering - Instructor:  Natarajan

The Darwin Course

 

Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Faculty

Museums as ideological sites and thus as sites of potential contestation produce cultural and moral systems that legitimate existing social orders.  This course will focus on strategies of representation and the continuous process of negotiating social and cultural hierarchies with and through objects that are displayed.  Instructor:  Erickson

Concentrated discussion of management problems relative to cultural resources, including review and interpretation of relevant federal legislation, research vs. planning needs, public involvement and sponsor planning, and assessment of resources relative to scientific needs.  No field training involved; discussion will deal only with administrative, legal and scientific management problems.  Instructor:  Brandon

Reading course for advanced students with special interests in anthropology.  Instructor:  Faculty

Introduction to the study of the human dentition including its anatomy, morphology, growth and development, and histology.  Instructor:  Rose

Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) applications in marketing, transportation, real estate, demographics, urban and regional planning, and related areas.  Lectures focus on development of principles, paralleled by workstation-based laboratory exercises using mainstream GIS software and relational databases.  Prerequisite: GEOS 3023 or GEOS 3543.  Instructor:  Tullis

This course provides an introduction to the methods and theories of landscape archaeology.  Topics include archaeological survey techniques, environmental and social processes recorded in the archaeological landscape, and analysis of ancient settlement and land use data to reveal changes in population, resource utilization and environmental relationships.  Instructor:  Vining

Unlike conventional GIS courses that focus on studying "where", this course will teach students to address beyond "where" using various GIS analysis and modeling techniques to explore "why" and "how".  The course will provide theoretical and methodological reviews of the principles of cartographic modeling and multi-criteria decision-making.  Instructor:  Aly

Introductory statistics course for anthropology students examines probability theory, nature of anthropological data, data graphics, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, test for means and variances, categorical and rank methods, ANOVA, correlation and regression.  Lectures focus on theory methods; utilize anthropological data and a statistical software laboratory.  Instructor:  Kvamme

Research, discussion, and projects focusing on a variety of topics.

Historic Archeology - Instructor:  Brandon

Race in a Global Context - Instructor:  Natarajan

Hominin Paleoecology - Instructor:  Delezene

Covers a special topic or issue.

Middle East Youth Cultures - Instructor:  Swedenburg

 

Individual research at graduate level on clearly defined problems or problem areas.  Instructor:  Faculty

Museums as ideological sites and thus as sites of potential contestation produce cultural and moral systems that legitimate existing social orders.  This course will focus on strategies of representation and the continuous process of negotiating social and cultural hierarchies with and through objects that are displayed.  Instructor:  Erickson

Concentrated discussion of management problems relative to cultural resources, including review and interpretation of relevant federal legislation, research vs. planning needs, public involvement and sponsor planning, and assessment of resources relative to scientific needs.  No field training involved; discussion will deal only with administrative, legal and scientific management problems.  Instructor:  Brandon

A scientific study of language with primary emphasis on modern linguistic theory and analysis.  Topics include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and historical development of world languages.  Instructor:  Fukushima

Introduction to the study of the human dentition including its anatomy, morphology, growth and development, and histology.  Instructor:  Rose

Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) applications in marketing, transportation, real estate, demographics, urban and regional planning, and related areas.  Lectures focus on development of principles, paralleled by workstation-based laboratory exercises using mainstream GIS software and relational databases.  Prerequisite: GEOS 3023 or GEOS 3543.  Instructor:  Tullis

Reading course for advanced students with special interests in anthropology.  Instructor:  Faculty

This course provides an introduction to the methods and theories of landscape archaeology.  Topics include archaeological survey techniques, environmental and social processes recorded in the archaeological landscape, and analysis of ancient settlement and land use data to reveal changes in population, resource utilization and environmental relationships.  Instructor:  Vining

Unlike conventional GIS courses that focus on studying "where", this course will teach students to address beyond "where" using various GIS analysis and modeling techniques to explore "why" and "how".  The course will provide theoretical and methodological reviews of the principles of cartographic modeling and multi-criteria decision-making.  Instructor:  Aly

Introductory statistics course for anthropology students examines probability theory, nature of anthropological data, data graphics, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, test for means and variances, categorical and rank methods, ANOVA, correlation and regression.  Lectures focus on theory methods; utilize anthropological data and a statistical software laboratory.  Instructor:  Kvamme

Research, discussion, and projects focusing on a variety of topics.

Historic Archeology - Instructor:  Brandon

Race in a Global Context - Instructor:  Natarajan

Hominin Paleoecology - Instructor:  Delezene

Covers a special topic or issue.

Middle East Youth Cultures - Instructor:  Swedenburg

 Instructor:  Faculty

 Instructor:  Faculty

Various topics in Archeology will be explored in depth.  Instructor:  Stoner