Anthropology Courses

ANTH-A 103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)   A survey of human biological and cultural evolution from early pre-Pleistocene hominids through the development of urbanized state societies, with the goal of better understanding our human heritage. (Not open to students who have taken A303.)

ANTH-A 104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)   A survey of cultural and social processes that influence human behavior, using comparative examples from different ethnic groups around the world, with the goal of better understanding the broad range of human behavioral potentials and those influences that shape the different expressions of these potentials. (Not open to students who have taken A304.)

ANTH-A 460 Topics in Anthropology: (variable title) (1-3 cr.)   A conceptual examination of selected topics in the field of anthropology. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.

ANTH-E 320 Indians of North America (3 cr.)   An ethnographic survey of native North American culture areas and ethnic groups.

ANTH-E 402 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 cr.)   This course considers the meaning and social implications of gender in human society. Cultural definitions of "male" and "female" gender categories as well as associated behavioral and structural differentiation of gender roles will be analyzed using current anthropological concepts and theories. PUL=2. 5

ANTH-E 455 Anthropology of Religion (3 cr.)   Critical evaluation of current approaches to the analysis of religious myth, ritual, and symbolism. Problems in understanding religious beliefs of other cultures. Modern development of anthropology of religion.

ANTH-E 457 Ethnic Identity (3 cr.)   A cross-cultural analysis of the nature of ethnic groups and identity, including the effects of colonialism and nationalism on ethnic groups, stereotyping groups, ethnic symbols and styles, and persistence and change in ethnicity.

ANTH-P 396 The Rise of Civilization (3 cr.)   Covers the development of complex societies in several regions of the world. The material is approached from an anthropological perspective, with emphasis on archaeological methods of data collection and analysis. Early civilizations in Iraq, India, Egypt, Rome, China, Peru, and Central America will be discussed.