Undergraduate Courses

AR:  Archaeological Credits          SC:  Socio-Cultural Credits                       CORE:  Core Class

 

201 Cultural Anthropology (CT). 3 hrs. CORE

Introduction to scientific study of culture with emphasis on cultures of small-scale societies.

280-283 Special Topics.  1-4 hrs.

301 Social Statistics.  3 hrs.

Introduction to statistical analysis of social data.

322 Archaeology. 3 hrs. CORE

Introduction to the methods and theory of archaeology.

323 Archaeological Field Training. 3-6 hrs. AR

Supervised instruction in on-site archaeological data collection, survey and excavation techniques.

324 Archaeological Analysis. 3 hrs.  AR

Supervised instruction in processing and analyzing archaeological materials recovered by fieldwork. (PR: ANT 322 or departmental permission)

325 World Prehistory. 3 hrs.  AR

An introduction to the archaeology of pre-literate cultures, from the emergence of Homo sapiens to the present.

326 Classical Archaeology. 3 hrs.  AR

Archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome, and their colonies and imperial domains.

331 Physical Anthropology. 3 hrs.  CORE

The study of human physical evolution, from the earliest hominins to the present day, based on the study of primatology, human genetics, and the paleontological record.

361 Ethnographic Research. 3 hrs. CORE

A project-based introduction to ethnographic research design and practice.

362 Health, Culture and Society. 3 hrs.  SC

A case-study based consideration of the cultural representations and social processes of health, illness, and forms of medical care. (PR: ANT 201 or 201H or SOC 200 or 200H)

363 U.S. Culture and the Family. 3 hrs.  SC

An historically and ethnographically informed consideration of the changing meaning and place of family and work in everyday American life, media, and politics.

364 Expressive Culture. 3 hrs.

Exploration of expressive cultural forms in the construction of personal and communal identities and their meaningful attachment to particular geographic places.

365 Anthropology through Film.  3 hrs.

Exploration of film as general anthropological field of interest with emphasis on understanding selected films as cultural texts and association with particular and changing cultural, political, economics and historical contexts.

391 Junior Seminar. 3 hrs.  CORE

Discuss in seminar form career development and other aspects of professional preparation (applications, resumes, CVs, codes of conduct). (Same as SOC 391.) (PR: anthropology or sociology major, junior standing, or departmental permission)

402  Principles of GIS. 4 hrs.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) principles, techniques, and applications for the social and natural sciences with emphasis on foundational geographic principles in a lecture/lab format.  [Offered through Geography Department]

411 Deconstructing Appalachia. 3 hrs.  SC

Exploration of the historical and cultural significance of Appalachia in the American experience and imagination. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

412 Appalachian Field Experience I. 3 hrs. SC

Supervised field work in an Appalachian community studying the social and cultural characteristics of the area. (PR: ANT 411 or departmental permission)

413 Appalachian Field Experience II. 3 hrs. SC

Supervised field work in an Appalachian community studying the social and cultural characteristics of the area. (PR: ANT 411 or departmental permission)

428 Archeological Theory and Analysis. 3 hrs.  AR

An introduction to archaeological theory and its application to the material record of cultures, past and present (PR: Six credit hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

440 African Cultures. 3 hrs.  ½ AR & ½ SC

Comparative analysis of the ethnic groups of Africa, using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

441 Oceania. 3 hrs.  ½ AR & ½ SC

Comparative analysis of the indigenous peoples and cultures of Melanesia and Polynesia, using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

442 The Native Americans. 3 hrs.  ½ AR & ½ SC

Comparative analysis of the indigenous inhabitants of North America, using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

445 American Ethnicities. 3 hrs.  SC

Comparative overview of historical and contemporary patterns of immigration, settlement, and inter-ethnic relations in the United States. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or

departmental permission)

465 Anthropology of Global Problems. 3 hrs.  SC

Anthropological study of contemporary environmental and social problems with global impact emphasizing the emergence of a culture of capitalism. (PR: Six hours of anthropology and sociology or departmental permission)

466 Culture and Environment.  3 hrs.

This course will examine the symbolic and structural dimensions of struggles over defining, organizing, and controlling the natural environment from biocultural perspective.

467 Culture in Ethnographies. 3 hrs.  SC

In depth exploration and comparison of diverse cultural groups through reading and discussing ethnographic texts. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

468  National Identity. 3 hrs.  Exploration of cultural, political and economic processes that contribute to creation and maintenance of the modern national state as an imagined community. PR: Six credit hours of anthropology or departmental permission.

471 Linguistic Anthropology. 3 hrs.  CORE [Will replace ANT 478 in 2013]

480-483 Special Topics. 1-4 hrs.

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled courses. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

485-488 Independent Study. 1-4 hrs.

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled courses. Advance permission required. [NOTE:  ANT 485, titled with the student’s project name, would be the first course in a two course sequence of the Departmental Honors option]

489 Internship. 1-4 hrs.

Supervised practicum founded on anthropological knowledge in a host institution. 40-45 hours of internship work correspond with 1 credit hour. (PR: Six credit hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

491 Theory in Ethnology. 3 hrs.  CORE

Introduction to major theoretical traditions of cultural anthropology with emphasis on the connection between fieldwork and development of theory. (PR: Six hours of anthropology or departmental permission)

492 Senior Seminar (Capstone). 3 hrs.  CORE

Application of anthropological theory and practice to individually designed projects. This course fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors. (PR: Anthropology major in senior standing or departmental permission)

 

Graduate Courses

505 Anthrop of Global Problems. 3 hrs.

Principles of applied anthropology in community development. (PR: 6 hours of anthropology or sociology or equivalent)

511 Deconstructing Appalachia.  3 hrs.

Exploration of the historical and cultural significance of Appalachia in the American experience and imagination. (PR: Six hours of undergraduate Anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission)

512 Appalachian Field Exp I. 3 hrs.

Supervised field work in an Appalachian community studying the social and cultural characteristics of the area. (PR: ANT 511 or equivalent )

513 Appalachian Field Exp II.            3 hrs.

Supervised field work in an Appalachian community studying the social and cultural characteristics of the area.  (PR: ANT 511 or equivalent)

526 African Cultures. 3 hrs.

Comparative analysis of ethnic groups of Africa using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: 6 hours of anthropology, or equivalent)

528 Arch Theory and Analysis. 3 hrs.

An introduction to archaeological theory and its application to the material record of cultures past and present. (PR: Six hours of undergraduate Anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission)

530 The Native Americans. 3 hrs.

Comparative analysis of the indigenous inhabitants of North America using archaeological end ethnographic data. (PR: 6 hours of anthropology or equivalent)

540 African Cultures.  3 hrs.

Comparative analysis of the ethnic groups of Africa using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: Six hours of undergraduate Anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission).

541 Oceania. 3 hrs.

Comparative analysis of the indigenous peoples and cultures of Melanesia and Polynesia using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: 6 hours of anthropology or permission)

542 The Native Americans.  3 hrs.

Comparative analysis of the indigenous inhabitants of North America using archaeological and ethnographic data. (PR: Six hours of undergraduate Anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission).

545 American Ethnicities. 3 hrs.

Comparative overview of historical and contemporary patterns of immigration, settlement, and inter-ethnic relations in the United States. (PR: Six hours of undergraduate Anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission)

580-583 Special Topics. 1-4 hrs.

Study of topics of interest not covered in regularly scheduled classes. (PR: Graduate status and permission)

585-588 Independent Study. 1-4 hrs.

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes. (PR: Graduate status and permission)

591 Theory in Ethnology.  3 hrs.

Introduction to major theoretical traditions of cultural anthropology with emphasis on the connection between fieldwork and development of theory. (PR: Six hours of undergraduate anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission).

600 Ethnographic Research. 3 hrs.

An advanced project-based introduction to ethnographic research design and practice. (PR: 6 hours of undergraduate Anthropology on 300 level or higher or departmental permission; for students who have not had ANT 361)

609 Professional Development.  3 hrs.

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes.

685 Independent Study. 1-4hrs.

Individual study of topics not offered in regularly scheduled classes.