ANTH - Anthropology

ANTH138 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ANTH210 Introduction to Medical Anthropology and Global Health (3 Credits)

An introduction to the central concepts in medical anthropology and the anthropology of global health. This course is a survey of anthropological notions of health, disease, and the body in cross-cultural and global contexts, including classic and contemporary texts. It will provide an examination of systems of knowledge and practice with regard to illness, healing, and global health inequities.

ANTH220 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (4 Credits)

Human biological evolution, including the biology of contemporary human groups, non-human primate social behavior, and the fossil, biochemical, and molecular evidence for human evolution. Includes a laboratory study of human population genetics, biochemical variation, and anatomical diversity in modern and fossil human and non-human primate groups.

ANTH221 Introduction to Forensic Sciences (3 Credits)

Provides a brief history of forensic sciences, an introduction to some of the techniques used, and a demonstration of some of the applications of forensic sciences. A survey course designed to give the student some exposure to the kinds of scientific knowledge and techniques applied to the medico-legal investigation of death and other crimes.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH298A or ANTH221.

Formerly: ANTH298A.

ANTH222 Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology (4 Credits)

An introduction to the evolution of human physiology and human behavior, the relationship between hominid and non-hominid primates, and the study of relationships between a population of humans and their biophysical environment.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH220 or ANTH222.

ANTH238 Special Topics Study Abroad II (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ANTH240 Introduction to Archaeology (3 Credits)

Exploration of the variety of past human societies and cultures through archaeology, from the emergence of anatomically modern humans to the more recent historical past.

ANTH241 Controversies in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Archaeologists, scholars who study the cultures of previous times, are continually asked to evaluate the evidence for competing stories about the past. This shows how archaeologists use a critical lens and rigorous methods to assess these claims. Students will learn how the archaeological record is formed and transformed, how archaeologists date sites and objects, how they understand ancient environments, and how they can uncover gender, ethnicity, and nationality in artifactual remains.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH298B or ANTH241.

Formerly: ANTH298B.

ANTH260 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and Linguistics (3 Credits)

Culture and social relationships in a wide variety of settings from small-scale to complex societies. An overview of how anthropology analyzes human behavior. Particular attention to the relationship between language and culture.

ANTH262 Gender and Anthropology (3 Credits)

Utilizing ethnographic work from across the world, students will examine gender constructs across several cultures. The primary focus will be the role of women as gendered actors and participants in their day-to-day lives. Students will develop understandings of gender as distinct from the biological categories of sex, and to gain a working knowledge of variability and similarity in gender across cultural systems.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH262, ANTH298F, or WMST298F.

Formerly: ANTH298F and WMST298F.

ANTH263 Sexuality and Culture (3 Credits)

An overview of sexuality from an anthropological perspective, looking at aspects of sexuality within our own culture and in cultures around the world. Course topics include the biology and culture of sex, gender, physical attraction, sexual orientation, marriage and mating taboos, fertility control, sexually transmitted diseases, and commercial aspects of sex.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH298K or ANTH263.

Formerly: ANTH298K.

ANTH264 Immigration Policy, Immigrant Lives (3 Credits)

An examination of the phenomenon of international migration, or immigration. Students develop awareness of how immigration has been framed in the general public and examined by social science disciplines, most prominently anthropology. Examination of case studies of different immigrant groups in distinct geographic contexts will illuminate the varied incorporation experiences of immigrants into U.S. society.

ANTH265 Anthropology of Global Health (3 Credits)

An overview of the growing field of global health including health care systems, medical practices, ideas about illness in cross-cultural contexts, issues of health development, global health inequity, and human rights issues. The course will focus on the history of global health, the critique of major international health agencies and their development paradigms, and the political economy of social inequalities and health.

ANTH266 Changing Climate, Changing Cultures (3 Credits)

Explore past, present, and future interactions between humans and climate. Discussions, methods-oriented activities, and case study analyses provide students a foundation for appreciating the role of anthropology in understanding, responding to, and preparing for climate change.

ANTH298 Special Topics in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Anthropological perspectives on selected topics of broad general interest.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH305 Archaeological Methods and Practice (3 Credits)

A team-taught, interdisciplinary course discussing theories, methods, and ethical issues in the practice of archaeology.

Prerequisite: ANTH240, ARTH200, or CLAS180. Also offered as: ARTH305, CLAS305.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH305, ARTH305, or CLAS305.

ANTH310 Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (3 Credits)

Provides a critical perspective to global health that encompasses key political, economic, and cultural factors associated with the nature and magnitude of global health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, paying particular attention to how poverty and inequalities within and between societies has accelerated current global health challenges. Introduces students to how medical anthropologists have contributed to the debates surrounding the globalization of health.

Prerequisite: ANTH210. Also offered as: ANTH665.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH310, ANTH465, or ANTH665.

Formerly: ANTH465.

ANTH320 Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology (3 Credits)

Theoretical and methodological overview of biological anthropology, including evolutionary anthropology, anthropological genetics, physiological anthropology, human biology, primatology, paleoanthropology, human biodiversity, and contemporary selective challenges to modern humanity. Emphasis on core concepts and their research applications.

Prerequisite: ANTH220; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

Credit Only Granted for: (ANTH320 and ANTH425) or ANTH625.

ANTH322 Method and Theory in Ecological Anthropology (3 Credits)

A theoretical consideration of ecological anthropology, focusing on issues related to cooperation, the management of common property, resilience, and sustainability. Explores the methods of sociocultural anthropology, including ethnology, evolutionary game theory and agent-based modeling; and natural-science approaches including behavioral and systems ecology.

Prerequisite: ANTH220 or ANTH222.

Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Anthropology department.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH320, ANTH322, ANTH425, or ANTH625.

ANTH323 Plagues, Pathogens and Public Policy (3 Credits)

The impact of diseases on populations from prehistoric times through the present will be examined, along with public perceptions of disease, scientific breakthroughs on treatment and prevention, and the ways that politics and public health policies can enhance or impede the advancement of disease treatment. The natural history of disease, population structure, and immunity will be discussed. The class will address emerging and re-emerging diseases and the ways that first responders, researchers, and policy makers may affect the outcome of an outbreak.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH429A or ANTH323.

Formerly: ANTH429A.

ANTH338 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ANTH340 Method and Theory in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Theory, method, and practice which guides modern anthropological archaeology. Includes research design and execution (from survey through excavation and interpretation), the reconstruction of aspects of past cultures, and the understanding of cultural change and meaning.

Prerequisite: ANTH240.

Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

ANTH341 Introduction to Zooarchaeology (3 Credits)

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains, especially bones, from archaeological contexts. This course will address both methodology as well as many of the main issues in contemporary zooarchaeology. Zooarchaeology stands at the intersection of a number of social and biological sciences, such as Biology, Osteology, Ecology, History, Anthropology and Economics. We will discuss basic animal osteology and the concepts and practices behind the identification of animal remains from archaeological contexts. We will cover the nature of the data in zooarchaeology, especially issues around using proxy data.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH298D, ANTH641 or ANTH341.

Formerly: ANTH298D.

ANTH358 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1-3 Credits)

Individual instruction course: contact department or instructor to obtain section and index numbers.

Prerequisite: ANTH220, ANTH260, or ANTH240.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Anthropology program.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH360 Method and Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Theoretical approaches and research methods in sociocultural anthropology. Emphasis on current debates, new directions, and their historical antecedents.

Prerequisite: ANTH260.

Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

ANTH368 Regional Ethnography (3 Credits)

Peoples and cultures of a particular region of the world, on the basis of ethnographies, archaeological evidence, and relevant works by social historians and political economists. The regional focus and thematic emphasis will vary by semester.

Prerequisite: ANTH260; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH380 Culture and Discourse (3 Credits)

Contemporary discourse analysis and pragmatics applied to ethnographic research problems with particular attention to roots in recent linguistic anthropological work in ethnographic semantics and ethnography of speaking.

ANTH386 Experiential Learning (1-6 Credits)

ANTH398 Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

Independent interdisciplinary research and reading in specific areas of anthropology.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ANTH411 Anthropology of Immigration and Health (3 Credits)

The United Nations estimates that some 230 million people around the world are migrants who live outside their country of birth. This course focuses on these migrant populations, considering the implications of movement across borders and settlement in new societies on their health and well-being. We will investigate the social, political, and economic structures that shape disease and illness and produce differential access to health care for migrants. Within that context, we will explore the health effects of migration itself and particular health conditions from which migrants suffer. We will also examine how migrants interface with differently configured health care systems as well as strategies they and their advocates use to promote health and well-being.Also offered as: ANTH611.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH411 or ANTH611.

ANTH412 Hypermarginality and Urban Health (3 Credits)

Using perspectives from medical and urban anthropology, we examine the phenomenon of hypermarginality--the clustering of extreme poverty, chronic disease, addiction, violence and trauma in certain social and spatial contexts, often urban. We will explore both the broader social, political, and economic structures of exclusion that produce hypermarginality, as well as the illness experiences associated with these conditions. As we consider both social suffering and the related institutional responses, we will also discuss the role of anthropological approaches in national discussions about health inequities.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH412 or ANTH612.

ANTH413 Health Disparities in the United States (3 Credits)

Powerful economic, political, social, and cultural forces shape who gets sick, what illnesses/diseases they get, how they are treated while seeking care, what treatment options they have, and what their ultimate health outcomes are. The goal of the course is to understand these processes through the lens of critical medical anthropology

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH468Q, ANTH688Q, ANTH413, or ANTH613.

Formerly: ANTH468Q.

ANTH421 Nutritional Anthropology (3 Credits)

The study of nutrition from an anthropological perspective which includes both biological and cultural aspects of nutrition. We will explore how nutrition can affect culture how culture can affect nutrition. Nutritional anthropology includes the study of cross-cultural variation in diet, nutritional status and subsistence systems as well as variation in these factors over the evolutionary course of human existence, from prehistoric and historic to modem times. Students will be introduced to nutritional anthropology and provided with the basics for assessing reliability and feasibility of nutritional advice and policy encountered in everyday modern life in a global setting.Also offered as: ANTH621.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH421, ANTH428N, or ANTH621.

Formerly: ANTH428N.

ANTH422 Human-Plant-(Human & Bioactive Plant) Interaction (3 Credits)

This seminar course will discuss the evolutionary, historical, cultural, and ecological aspects of coevolution with respect to humans and their interactions with specific bioactive plants. Case studies of human- plant-(pathogen) interactions will be discussed as well as an inclusive survey of anthropologically important phytochemicals. The seminar incorporates human-plant-(pathogen) interactions into models of human evolution and ecology.

Prerequisite: ANTH220 and ANTH320; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH422.

Formerly: ANTH428I.

ANTH428 Special Topics in Bioanthropology (3 Credits)

Advanced research courses in biological anthropology on changing topics that correspond to new theoretical interests, faculty research interests, or the specialties of visiting scholars. Prerequisites or background knowledge vary with the topic. Check with the department for requirements.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH429 Advanced Special Topics in Biological Anthropology (3 Credits)

Upper level biological anthropology courses on varying topics derived from new interests of the faculty or the specialties of visiting scholars.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH438 Special Topics in Study Abroad IV (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ANTH440 Theory and Practice of Historical Archaeology (3 Credits)

Historical archaeology enhances cultural heritage by providing voice for groups who were often unable to record their own histories, such as women, laborers, working class families, and enslaved people. The course provides insight into issues related to race, gender, and ethnicity as they relate to multicultural histories.

Prerequisite: ANTH240. Also offered as: ANTH640.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH440 or ANTH640.

ANTH441 Archaeology of Diaspora (3 Credits)

Diaspora" is defined, theorized, deconstructed, and employed throughout the social sciences. There are context specific relations that define who leaves, when, and how they are received in the new place of settlement. Over the course of the semester the class will actively and critically examine the relevance of historical archaeology and material culture studies in the understanding of the formation, experiences, and transformation of diasporic groups over time and space.

Prerequisite: ANTH240.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH448A, ANTH688Z, or ANTH441.

Formerly: ANTH448A.

ANTH442 Public Archeology (3 Credits)

Explores the uses and environments for archaeological work through a discussion of museum, electronic media, heritage settings, outdoor history museums, including the legal environment that offers protection for archaeological remains. The course exposes students to the majority of cultural media within which archaeology is currently practiced. The interdisciplinary course is a survey of the progress made within and beyond anthropology in understanding the function of heritage, public memory, tourism, and the other popular uses of materials from the past, including the progress made in linguistics psychology and other cognitive disciplines in understanding the purpose of the past.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH442, ANTH448V, or ANTH642.

Formerly: ANTH448V.

ANTH444 Theories of the Past (3 Credits)

The primary purpose is to highlight some of the key achievements made by archaeologists in informing questions of interest to society from 1850 on. Key achievements include how archaeologists understand elements of the past thought to be central to the development of modern socieity. A secondary purpose is to introduce students to the theories used to understand the place of the past in society and the function of answers to questions thought central to modern social life.

Prerequisite: ANTH240. Also offered as: ANTH740.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH448P, ANTH444, or ANTH740.

Formerly: ANTH448P.

ANTH445 Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (3 Credits)

The processing, curation, cataloging and analysis of data is an important part of any archaeology field project. Students will learn that basics of laboratory techniques necessary for the final analysis and interpretation of field data.

Prerequisite: ANTH496.

Recommended: ANTH240.

ANTH447 Material Culture Studies in Archaeology (3 Credits)

An in-depth introduction to the world of material culture studies with a focus on the methods and theories in historical archaeology. Students will look at archaeological data as historical documents, commodities and as symbols expressing ideas.

Prerequisite: ANTH240.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH447, ANTH448C, ANTH647, or ANTH689C.

Formerly: ANTH448C.

ANTH448 Special Topics in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Advanced topics in archaeological research, corresponding to new theoretical developments, faculty research interests, or specialties of visiting scholars. Prerequisites may vary with course topic; check with the department for requirements.

Prerequisite: ANTH240.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH449 Advanced Special Topics in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Upper level archaeology courses on varying topics derived from new interests of the faculty or the specialties of visiting scholars.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH450 Theory and Practice of Environmental Anthropology (3 Credits)

An overview of contemporary application of cultural theory and methods to environmental problems. Topics include the use of theories of culture, cognitive approaches, discourse analysis, and political ecology. Case studies from anthropology, other social sciences, humanities, conservation, and environmental history are used to demonstrate the applied value of a cultural-environmental approach.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Also offered as: ANTH650.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH450 or ANTH650.

ANTH451 Environmental Archaeology (3 Credits)

An overview of modern environmental archaeology as a tool for the interdisciplinary investigation of past and present global change and to engage the long term past with current issues of sustainability and rapid environmental change.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH451, ANTH651, ANTH448F, ANTH668F.

Formerly: ANTH448F.

ANTH452 Anthropology and Climate Change (3 Credits)

Human activities now influence ongoing global climatic change, and the outcome remains uncertain for communities and cultures around the world. This interaction between humans and climate provides a rich area of study for anthropologists in an interdisciplinary context. Case studies of historic and contemporary evidence will be used to understand impacts of global climate change and assess opportunities and barriers to successful responses and adaptation.

Prerequisite: ANTH220, ANTH222, ANTH240, or ANTH260.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH452 or ANTH652.

ANTH453 Archaeology of the Modern City (3 Credits)

An overview of how social scientists, in particular historical archaeologists, approach modern cities as being part of the materiality of the social structure and order.

Prerequisite: ANTH240; or permission of instructor.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH448Q or ANTH453.

Formerly: ANTH448Q.

ANTH462 Amazon Through Film (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary course that utilizes film to consider the Amazon basin, its history, peoples, and landscapes through cinematic representations. The course places the films in the context of film history and critical theory. The course takes into consideration the Brazilian, North American, Mexican, European and Argentine creators of the films and their visions of Amazonia, as well as the audiences and markets to which the films are intended.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH468D or ANTH462.

Formerly: ANTH468D.

ANTH464 Anthropology of Cultural Heritage (3 Credits)

A global exploration of how the past is remade in the present. Covers the breadth of scope and specific interventions of heritage practice at the global scale, including the social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions of cultural heritage.

Prerequisite: ANTH260. Also offered as: ANTH664.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH469T, ANTH689T, ANTH464, ANTH664.

Formerly: ANTH469T.

ANTH468 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Advanced courses in varying specialty areas of cultural anthropology that respond to new theoretical developments, faculty research interests, or specialties of visiting scholars.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH469 Advanced Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Upper level cultural anthropology courses on varying topics derived from new interests of the faculty or the specialties of visiting scholars.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH472 Medical Anthropology (3 Credits)

An exploration of the cultural, social, economic and political dimensions of health, disease, and illness. These dimensions will be examined through both the health-seeker's and the care-provider's perspectives.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH472, ANTH468, ANTH672, or ANTH688L.

Formerly: ANTH468L.

ANTH476 Senior Research (3-4 Credits)

Capstone course in which students pursue independent research into a current problem in anthropology, selected with assistance of a committee of faculty. Research leads to the writing of a senior thesis in anthropology.

Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH476 or ANTH486.

ANTH477 Senior Thesis (3-4 Credits)

Capstone course in which students write a senior thesis on independent research into a current problem in anthropology. The thesis is defined before a committee of faculty.

Prerequisite: ANTH476.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH477 or ANTH487.

ANTH478 Special Topics in Linguistics (3 Credits)

Advanced courses in specialty areas that respond to new theoretical developments and faculty research interests in linguistics.

Recommended: LING200.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ANTH485 Honors Research Preparation (3 Credits)

Honors Research Preparation is an independent study course during which the Honors candidate will work with their Honors Thesis Advisor to establish not only the structure of the thesis and timeline, but also the formation of Thesis Review Committee.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program; and must be admitted to University Honors Program or Anthropology Honors Program.

ANTH486 Honors Research (3-4 Credits)

Capstone course in which students pursue independent research into a current problem in anthropology, selected with assistance of a committee of faculty. Research leads to the writing of an honors thesis in anthropology.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program; and must be admitted to University Honors Program or Anthropology Honors Program.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH486 or ANTH476.

ANTH487 Honors Thesis (3-4 Credits)

Capstone course in which students write a thesis on the results of independent research into a current problem in anthropology.

Prerequisite: ANTH486.

Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program; and must be admitted to University Honors Program or Anthropology Honors Program.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH487 or ANTH477.

ANTH491 Applied Urban Ethnography (3 Credits)

The focus is on the use of applied ethnographic field methods in community assessment research in urban settings. Also, it will extend beyond most ethnographic training in which the emphasis is on being there, and relying predominantly on the classical ethnographic methods of recursive observations, participant observations, and a variety of approaches to interviewing.

Prerequisite: ANTH260. Also offered as: ANTH617.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH468B, ANTH491, or ANTH617.

Formerly: ANTH468B.

ANTH492 Anthropology of the Immigrant Life Course (4 Credits)

Explores social issues affecting local immigrant populations through readings, research and service learning. Theorizing immigration as a social policy issue in the U.S. culture, students learn about the specific contributions that anthropology has made to the understanding of immigration: globalization on the one hand, and the context of daily life in local neighborhoods on the other.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH498N, ANTH492, ANTH689N, or ANTH692.

Formerly: ANTH498N.

ANTH496 Field Methods in Archaeology (6 Credits)

Field training in the techniques of archaeological survey and excavation.

ANTH498 Advanced Field Training in Ethnography (1-8 Credits)

Experience in field research utilizing a variety of ethnographic methods of inquiry.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: ANTH498 or ANTH698.