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Anthropology (APG)

Chairperson: Professor Peters (Sociology and Anthropology)

200 (or LIN 200) Language and Culture (3)

Cross-cultural survey of the interaction of culture and language. Introduction to various fields of linguistic research emphasizing descriptive and semantic investigations. Linguistic studies used as illustrative material. (Lec. 3) (S) [D]

201 Human Origins (3)

The biocultural evolution of humans; review of the fossil record. (Lec. 3) (N) [D]

202 Introduction to Archaeology (3)

Archaeological perspectives on the major developments in humanity’s past, from the evolution of the earliest humans to the emergence of agriculture and the earliest urban civilizations. (Lec. 3) (S)

203 Cultural Anthropology (3)

Anthropological approaches to the study of peoples and cultures around the world. (Lec. 3) (S) [D]

220 Introduction to the Study of Language

See Linguistics 220.

300 Human Fossil Record (3)

Investigation into the biocultural evolution of hominids over the last 15 million years; course based on evidence from fossil bones, teeth, and paleoecological reconstruction. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 201 or 202 or permission of instructor.

301 The Anthropology of Nutrition (3)

Exploration of the cultural and biological relationships of food, diet, and nutrition among human populations. The evolutionary history of food production, distribution, preparation, and selection will be considered. (Lec. 3) Pre: sophomore standing. (S) [D]

302 Methods of Anthropological Inquiry (3)

Logic, techniques, and problems in obtaining true information in anthropological inquiry. Problems from anthropological field work and use of cross-cultural data. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203 or permission of instructor. Restricted to juniors and seniors.

303 New World Prehistory (3)

Reconstruction of American Indian cultural history from earliest times to the period of European discovery and colonization, using archaeological evidence and perspectives. (Lec. 3)

309 Anthropology of Religion (3)

Religious systems of selected peoples around the world; examination of theories concerning the origins, functions, and natures of these religions. (Lec. 3)

310 Topics in Anthropology (3)

Analytical study of selected topics in anthropology. Subjects will vary according to the expertise and availability of instructors. (Lec. 3) Pre: one anthropology course or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topic.

311 Native North Americans (3)

Survey of selected North American Indian groups from before European contact to the present. Modern reservation life; influence of the federal government on Indian life. (Lec. 3)

315 Cultures and Societies of Latin America (3)

Contemporary cultures and societies; emphasis on adjustment of the people to modern social and economic changes. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203 or permission of instructor.

319 Cultural Behavior and Environment (3)

Cultural adaptations made by traditional and industrial societies to natural and human environments using examples from prehistory and ethnography. (Lec. 3)

320 Sociolinguistics

See Linguistics 320.

322 Anthropology of Modernization (3)

Patterns and processes of contemporary social and cultural change among traditional people. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203 or permission of instructor.

327 History of Physical Anthropology (3)

An examination of some classic works in human evolution and physical anthropology. Designed to provide an understanding of the philosophical and historical development of biological anthropology. (Lec. 3) (L)

328 Gender and Culture (3)

Analytical study of gender in a cross-cultural context, discussion of the possible origins of gender and subsistence modes, and an examination of societies with flexible or unusual gender systems. (Lec. 3) Pre: one APG course or permission of instructor.

329 Contemporary Mexican Society

See Sociology 329.

350 Human Variation (3)

Anthropological investigation into the nature and causes of human biological diversity with emphasis on living populations. Students enrolled in this course will serve as a sample for measuring human variation. (Lec. 3) Pre: any 200-level anthropology course or permission of instructor.

400 Evolution, Culture, and Human Disease (3)

Investigation of the dynamic interrelationships among culture, human disease, and evolution. Encompasses study of living peoples as well as our fossil and prehistoric ancestors, and includes infectious and chronic diseases. (Lec. 3) Pre: introductory physical anthropology, biology, or zoology, or permission of instructor.

401 History of Anthropological Theory (3)

Theory from the sixteenth century to the present; readings from Tylor, Morgan, Boas, Sapir, Kroeber, Benedict, Malinowski, and Radcliffe-Brown. (Seminar) Pre: 203 or permission of instructor.

405 (or PSY 405) Psychological Anthropology (3)

Study of human behavior in different cultures employing psychological concepts and theories. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203 or permission of instructor.

412 Primate Behavior and Organization (3)

Investigation of the naturalistic behavior and organization of nonhuman primates, and the relationship of primate data to anthropology. (Lec. 3) Pre: 201 or permission of instructor.

413 (or MAF 413) Peoples of the Sea (3)

Examination of human sociocultural adaptation to the seas. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203 or MAF 100 or graduate status. Open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

415 (or SOC 415) Migration in the Americas (3)

Contemporary trends in migration in the Americas with a focus on migratory flows from Latin America to the United States. Migration theories, unauthorized migration, anti-immigration discourses, inter-migration in Latin America, gender dynamics, transnationalism, refugees and the internally displaced, and immigration policies in the Americas. (Lec. 3) Pre: open only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

417 Archaeological Method and Theory (3)

Problems of collection and interpretation of data, emphasizing nature of archaeological investigation, classification, dating, reconstruction of social contexts. Laboratory demonstrations. (Lec. 3) Pre: permission of instructor.

427 Unity of Anthropology (3)

Survey of recent advances in the subfields of anthropology. Designed to help majors appreciate the unity of anthropology in an age of specialization. (Seminar) Pre: junior or senior standing.

465 Seminar in Cultural Heritage

See Art History 465.

470 Problems in Anthropology (3)

Self-guided study and research, seminar, or individual program. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

490 Underwater Historical Archaeology

See History 490.

565 Seminar In Cultural Heritage

See Art History 565.

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