ANT - Anthropology
Course introduces subfield of social and cultural anthropology, which studies living cultures. Content includes cultural behavior, language, kinship and social structure, political and economic anthropology, religion and world view, and topics related to applied anthropology and modern cultures.
Course introduces archaeology, subfield of anthropology which studies prehistory and history of mankind, and examines archaeological concepts including research and methods for study of prehistoric cultures. Content includes site location, techniques of excavation, methods of dating artifacts and sites; analysis of artifacts, origin and spread of agriculture, rise and development of modern civilization; current archaeological investigations and interpretations of findings.
Course introduces physical anthropology, subfield of anthropology that includes study of biological, social and cultural aspects of human evolution. Content includes fossil record and principles of population genetics, used to explore theory of evolution, primate behavior, concept of race, human adaptation and human evolution.
Course introduces exploration of specific peoples and cultures in Latin America. Content includes examination of origin and development of ancient civilizations (Aztec, Maya and Inca) through archaeological and historical methods; and ethnographic survey of cultural, economic and political characteristics of modern peoples in this region.
Course explores major issues related to field of anthropology. Topics selected from following subspecialties: primate studies and human evolution; religion and rituals; cross-gender and race issues; and early civilization. Course has different focus and/or scope from other anthropology courses currently offered. Can be repeated using different topics up to three times for up to nine credits. Prerequisite may vary by topic. Fee varies
Course presents archaeological field techniques. Content includes instruction in excavation, recording, surveying and mapping; research design methods, laboratory analysis and the preparation of research reports. Class conducted at approved archaeological site. Focus is on field work supplemented with lectures and discussions, taught at variety of approved archaeology locations, both inside and outside of United States.