Anthropology Course Offerings

ANTHRO 100 Introduction to Archaeology

This course introduces archaeology, its methods and contributions, in an anthropological context. Interested in the material record of the human past, topics in this course
include cultural resource management, seriation, interpretation of finds, and selected case studies.

ANTHRO 102 and 102H (Honors) Cultural Anthropology

This course is an introduction to the anthropological study of human diversity and culture. This course explores human practice, organization, communication, difference, identity, thought, and expression

Cultural Anthropology courses are offered in various formats each semester.

ANTHRO 106 and 106H (Honors) Biological Anthropology

This course introduces concepts and methods used to study the human species in a scientific, evolutionary framework. Topics covered include evolutionary theory,
genetics, the fossil record of human ancestors, comparative primatology, human variation, and interactions between biology and culture.

Biological Anthropology courses are offered in various formats each semester.

ANTHRO 108 North American Indians

This course provides an anthropological view to the study of indigenous peoples and cultures of North America. This course encourages critical thought about anthropological
scholarship on the identities and experiences of indigenous peoples and communities of North America. Topics covered include North American Indian origins, culture areas, representations of North American Indians, tribes and legislation, and key issues facing North American Indian communities today.

ANTHRO 109 Visual Culture and Art

This course explores approaches to visual culture and art in the discipline of anthropology. Included in the course is a survey of diverse visual and artistic practices, study of
the relations between power and sight, and introduction to the methods of visual anthropology.

ANTHRO 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

This course is a comparative study of spiritual and religious practices, past and present, including magic, witchcraft, shamanism, and totemism. It entails study of syncretism, change, and the role of spiritual and religious practice in society. (This course is also offered as RELIG 110.)

ANTHRO 125 Language and Culture

This course provides a foundation for the study of language from an anthropological perspective. Topics studied fall into two main categories: the structure of language and the use of language in cultural contexts. Topics include language ideologies, speech communities, and the relation between culture and language.

ANTHRO 222 Independent Study

Students with previous course work in anthropology may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study is for students
who are interested in furthering their knowledge of anthropology. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared. See Dr. Melissa King for details.

ANTHRO 223 Independent Study - Guided Research

Students with previous coursework in anthropology may do assigned projects involving research and analysis of selected topics. This independent study who are interested in furthering their knowledge of anthropological research and analysis. Prior to registration, a written contract must be prepared jointly by the instructor and the student. See Dr. Melissa King for details.