Current Course Offerings

Fall 2018

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 & Plavcan

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

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

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

A study of hominid evolution from origin to the present, including trends in comparative primate evolution and functional development of human form as a result of cultural and biological interaction.  Instructor: Ungar

Survey of the aboriginal prehistory of the North American Continent north of Mexico.  Instructor: Kay

Study of health and medicine within cultural contexts, including attention to cross-cultural healers and healing systems. Special emphasis on biomedicine as a cultural system.  Instructor: Marion

This course explores personal, social and cultural constructions and performances of the body and identity, highlighting key intersections of embodiment including gender, race, sexuality and abilities.  Instructor: Marion

Covers a special topic or issue.  May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

Ancient Cities - Instructor: Stoner

Evolution of Human Mating System - Instructor: Plavcan

Native American Language and Culture - Instructor: Jones

Covers a special topic or issue, offered as part of the honors program. Prerequisite: Honors candidacy (not restricted to candidacy in anthropology).  May be repeated for degree credit.

Body and Identity - Instructor: Marion

Ancient Cities - Instructor: Stoner

 

Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Faculty

Detailed consideration of anthropological theory through study of its historical development. The research paper in this course fulfills the Fulbright College research paper requirement for anthropology majors.  Instructor: Stiegler

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

Reading course for advanced students with special interests in anthropology.May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.  Instructor: Faculty

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

Study of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East; ecology, ethnicity, economics, social organizations, gender, politics, religion, and patterns of social change.May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.  Instructor: Swedenburg

Theory, data structures, algorithms, and techniques behind raster-based geographical information systems. Through laboratory exercises and lectures multidisciplinary applications are examined in database creation, remotely sensed data handling, elevation models, and resource models using boolean, map algebra, and other methods.  Instructor: Kvamme

ntroduction to navigation, georeferencing, and digital data collection using GPS and GNSS receivers, data loggers, and laser technology. Components of NavStar GLONASS, Beidou and other global positioning system are used in integration of digital information into various GIS platforms with emphasis on practical applications. Prerequisite:  GEOS 3543 or ANTH 3543.  Instructor:  Limp

This course will focus on describing the evolutionary history of mammals, a group of vertebrates that include over 5,000 species in 29 orders, and will provide an overview of living species and their identifying features.  Prerequisite: ANTH 1013 and ANTH 1011L or BIOL 1543 and BIOL 1541L or instructor consent.  Instructor - Terhune

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

History of Ideas in Paleoanthropology - Instructor: Plavcan

 

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

An interdisciplinary study of the Quaternary Period including dating methods, deposits, soils, climates, tectonics, and human adaptation. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week.  Instructor: Kay

Review of the nature and history of archeology; recent theories and practical implications and applications of various methods of acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting archeological data.  Instructor: Brandon

 

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

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

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

Theory, data structures, algorithms, and techniques behind raster-based geographical information systems. Through laboratory exercises and lectures multidisciplinary applications are examined in database creation, remotely sensed data handling, elevation models, and resource models using boolean, map algebra, and other methods.   Instructor: Kvamme

 Introduction to navigation, georeferencing, and digital data collection using GPS and GNSS receivers, data loggers, and laser technology. Components of NavStar GLONASS, Beidou and other global positioning system are used in integration of digital information into various GIS platforms with emphasis on practical applications.  Instructor: Limp

This course will focus on describing the evolutionary history of mammals, a group of vertebrates that include over 5,000 species in 29 orders, and will provide an overview of living species and their identifying features.  Prerequisite: ANTH 1013 and ANTH 1011L or BIOL 1543 and BIOL 1541L or instructor consent.  Instructor: Terhune

 Instructor:  Faculty

 Instructor:  Faculty

Various topics in Biological Anthropology will be explored in depth. 

Instructor: Plavcan