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Anthropology


Anthropology, the study of humankind, investigates the entire range of the human experience across cultures and over time. Its holistic approach encourages students to explore the relationships among production systems, age and gender roles, family and kinship relations, relations of power and inequality, and religious beliefs in societies throughout the world. Cultural anthropology examines ritual, symbols, cosmological systems, forms of social organization, economics, and politics from a cross-cultural perspective. The department offers major and minor programs in anthropology.

The Anthropology Major
The Anthropology Minor
Course Descriptions


The Anthropology Major
(34 semester hours)

Required:
ANTH 221    (3)    Culture, Society, and the Individual
ANTH 224    (3)    Ethnography
ANTH 328    (3)    Ritual and Worldview

Senior Exercises:
ANTH 451    (1)    Senior Workshop in Anthropology and Archaeology
ANTH 452    (3)    Senior Seminar

Choose 1 of the following courses:
ANTH 215    (3)    Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH 268    (3)    Peoples and Cultures of the Mediterranean
ANTH 270    (3)    Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
ANTH 272    (3)    Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

Choose 1 of the following courses:
ANTH 322    (3)    Food, Culture, and the Environment
ANTH 334    (3)    Gifts and Commodities

And choose 5 additional three-credit courses in anthropology excluding internships. No more than one directed, special, or independent study may be counted toward the major. Students may apply one archaeology course, excluding ARCH 115, to the major in anthropology.

NOTES: Students choosing to declare majors in both anthropology and archaeology may use ANTH 452 for only one of the majors. The senior exercise for the other major may be an independent study approved by the  advisor.

At least four courses (including ANTH 328, ANTH 451, and ANTH 452) must be advanced courses numbered at the 300-level or above.

With the exception of ANTH 451, no course used to fulfill major requirements may be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option. Additional information about the P/CR/NC grading option is available under the Academic Regulations heading of the catalog.

 

The Anthropology Minor
(18 semester hours)

Choose 6 three-credit courses in anthropology excluding internships. At least two three-credit courses must be at or above the 300-level.

NOTE: No more than one directed, special, or independent study may be counted toward the minor. Neither ANTH 451 nor ANTH 452 may be counted toward the minor.

 


Course Descriptions

 

ANTH 112

| Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 114

| Introduction to Archaeology

ANTH 215

| Peoples and Cultures of Africa

ANTH 221

| Culture, Society, and the Individual

ANTH 224

| Ethnography

ANTH 233

| Cultural Perspectives on the Family and Society

ANTH 238

| The Anthropology of Globalization

ANTH 241

| Gender and Society

ANTH 261

| Directed Study

ANTH 268

| Peoples and Cultures of the Mediterranean

ANTH 272

| Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

ANTH 281

| Visual Anthropology

ANTH 282

| Anthropology and the Body

ANTH 322

| Food, Culture, and the Environment

ANTH 325

| Special Topics in Anthropology

ANTH 328

| Ritual and Worldview

ANTH 334

| Gifts and Commodities: The Construction of Value in Social Life

ANTH 338

| Memory, Commemoration, and Heritage

ANTH 361

| Special Study

ANTH 377

| Internship

ANTH 451

| Senior Workshop in Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 452

| Senior Seminar