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Anthropology Courses

ANT111 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 CRS.)

Is a study of the nature of humanity. It cuts across the boundaries which separate the sciences from the humanities and embraces both. It deals with basic facts concerning humanity in all of its variations, leading to understanding and appreciation of the significant differences in the behavior of various ethnic groups.


ANT 121 PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 CRS.)

Considers human biology. Topics include genetic, developmental, and physiological mechanisms by which human populations adjust to their environment. Also included are the study of human origins as seen in the fossil record and the comparative biology of humans and their primate relatives.

 

ANT150 INTRO ARCHAEOLOGY (3 CRS.)

Introduces students to archaeological method and theory, while tracing our prehistoric heritage and the processes that led to the evolution of settled villages, agriculture, and eventually civilization. Topics range from early African human origins to the European Stone Age and from Mesopotamia and Egypt to Mexico, and the United States.

 

ANT211 COMPARATIVE CULT (3 CRS.)

Is a course in ethnography that studies the wide range and variability of human culture, considers other ways of life, and the continuity of humanity and culture. A number of societies will be studied on the different levels of social organization and on a worldwide basis. Prerequisite: ANT111 or permission of the instructor.

 

ANT320 COMPAR GENDER ROLES (3 CRS.)

Considers gender roles from a cross-cultural perspective and includes material from the United States as well as other cultures. Topics include socialization and gender stratification and the relationship of gender to major social institutions such as the family, religion, and politics. Prerequisite: ANT111.

 

ANT350 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 CRS.)

Includes the cross-cultural consideration of concepts of health, illness, and curing. Differences and similarities between ethnomedicine and biomedicine are considered, as is the historical and current impact of European cultures on the health of indigenous people. Prerequisite: ANT111.

 

ANT351 PEOPLES CULTS EUROPE (3 CRS.)

This course investigates the cultural diversity of Europe from an anthropological perspective. Northern, central, and southern cultures will be surveyed, and selected societies will be investigated with regard to culture history, subsistence, social structure, kinship and marriage, political process, rural-urban linkage, and ritual and religion. Prerequisite: ANT111.