Class Descriptions - Anthropology

ANT-210: General Anthropology

This course introduces the physical, archaeological, linguistic, and ethnological fields of anthropology. Topics include human origins, genetic variations, archaeology, linguistics, primatology, and contemporary cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the four major fields of anthropology.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

ANT-220: Cultural Anthropology

This course introduces the nature of human culture. Emphasis is placed on cultural theory, methods of fieldwork, and cross-cultural comparisons in the areas of ethnology, language, and the cultural past. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural processes and how cultural data are collected and analyzed.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

ANT-230: Physical Anthropology

This course introduces the scientific study of human evolution and adaptation. Emphasis is placed on evolutionary theory, population genetics, biocultural adaptation and human variation, as well as non-human primate evolution, morphology, and behavior. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the biological and cultural processes which have resulted in the formation of the human species.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

ANT-230A: Physical Anthropology Lab

This course provides laboratory work that reinforces the material presented in ANT 230. Emphasis is placed on laboratory exercises which may include fossil identification, genetic analysis, skeletal comparisons, forensics, computer simulations, and field observations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the analytical skills employed by anthropologists in the study of primate evolution and variation.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ANT-230; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

ANT-240: Archaeology

This course introduces the scientific study of the unwritten record of the human past. Emphasis is placed on the process of human cultural evolution as revealed through archaeological methods of excavation and interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how archaeologists reconstruct the past and describe the variety of past human cultures.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

ANT-245: World Prehistory

This course provides an introduction to the prehistory of the Old and New world. Emphasis is placed on archaeological evidence from origins of human culture to the beginning of recorded history. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the variability of ancient human societies and the development of agriculture and urbanism.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ENG-090 RED-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0