Anthropology Courses (ANT)

ANT 5510
High Civilizations of the Old World (3)
  An anthropological examination of the socio-cultural systems that formed the foundations of the pre-industrial high civilizations of the Old World and a survey of past cultures that achieved this degree of development. Emphasis on the theoretical basis for the anthropological interpretation of past societies.
   
ANT 5511
High Civilizations of the New World (3)
  An anthropological examination of the socio-cultural systems that formed the foundations of pre-industrial civilizations of the New World and a survey of past cultures that achieved this degree of development. Emphasis on the theoretical basis for the anthropological interpretation of past societies.
   
ANT 5540
Culture in the Media (3)
  This course explores anthropological concepts by focusing on the connections between the media of mass communication and multiple forms of popular art and culture.
   
ANT 5550
Anthropology of Sex and Gender (3)
  This course will focus on gender as a primary organizing principle of society and explore how these categories get created, reproduced and transformed. Topics of discussion include: the social position of men and women in the family; changing social, economic and political ideologies with respect to the construction of gender and the reproduction of gender inequality from a global perspective.
   
ANT 5560
Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3)
  An examination of the role of religion and the supernatural among traditional peoples with an emphasis on the theoretical aspects of the anthropological approach to religion.
   
ANT 5570
Anthropology of Power and Citizenship (3)
  This course explores anthropological concepts of state power, governmental centralization and the simultaneous devolution of governmental responsibilities to ordinary citizens. It uses ethnographic materials to demonstrate the negative consequences of budget-cutting and unfettered free market ideologies employed by nation-states and provides ethnographic examples of resistance to current global trends promoting Western economic hegemony.
   
ANT 6625
Specialized Study in Anthropology (3)
  This course provides the student an opportunity to pursue in-depth study on a topic or issue of personal interest under the guidance and direction of a department faculty member. May be repeated up to a total of six credit hours. See semester hour limits listed under General Regulations section.
   
ANT 6665
Advanced Readings in Anthropology (3)
  This course is designed to allow graduate students the opportunity to acquire a basic background in Anthropology literature. The readings will be in specific areas in Anthropology. May be repeated (with different topic) for credit. See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.
   
ANT 6696
Selected Topics in Anthropology (3)
  An examination of a particular subject which is not offered under the normal course offerings. May be repeated (with different topics) for credit. See semester hour limits listed under General Regulations section.
   
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