Current Course Offerings

Summer 2019

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:  Marion

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

Tanzania Ecology & History Study Abroad - Instructor:  Ungar

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.

Tanzania Ecology & History Study Abroad - Instructor:  Ungar

Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Faculty

This class explores the use of photographic images as both data and representational tools in anthropological research, emphasizing the ethical, theoretical, and methodological issues involved.  Instructor: Marion

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

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

This class explores the use of photographic images as both data and representational tools in anthropological research, emphasizing the ethical, theoretical, and methodological issues involved.  Instructor: Marion

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

 Instructor:  Faculty

 Instructor:  Faculty

 Instructor:  Faculty

Fall 2019

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 & Villaseñor

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

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
This course is cross-listed with COMM 3173, ENGL 3173, WLLC 3173.

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

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: Plavcan

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

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

Anthropology of Activity & Performance - Instructor:  Marion

Evolution of Human Mating System - Instructor:  Plavcan

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: Natarajan

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

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.
This course is cross-listed with GEOS 4553.  Instructor: Kvamme

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

Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck - Instructor:  Villaseñor

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.  This course is cross-listed with ENDY 5053, GEOS 5053.  Instructor: Kay

Review of the nature and history of cultural anthropology; recent theories and practical implications and applications of various methods of acquiring, analyzing and interpreting cultural anthropological data.  Instructor: D'Alisera

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: Stoner

Review of the nature and history of biological anthropology; recent theories and the practical implications and applications of various methods of acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting data.  Instructor: Plavcan

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.
This course is cross-listed with WLLC 5463, ENGL 5463.  Instructor: Fukushima

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

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. Credit will not be given for both ANTH 4553 and ANTH 5553.
This course is cross-listed with GEOS 5453.  Instructor: Kvamme

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

Human Gross Anatomy - Instructor:Terhune

Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck - Instructor: Villaseñor

 Instructor:  Faculty

 Instructor:  Faculty

Variable topics in Anthropology will be explored in depth. May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.

Permormance, Narrative & Identity - Instructor: Erickson