Anthropology Courses (ANT)

ANT 2200
Anthropology (3)
  An examination of human, physical and cultural development using evidence from archaeology, paleontology, genetics, ecology, cultural anthropology and linguistics with emphasis on the historical, structural and symbolic aspects of human culture.
This course is prerequisite for all 3300 and 4400 level courses in anthropology. This course does not count toward the 36-hour major.
   
ANT 3305
Introduction to Archaeology (3)
  An examination of the methods and theory of traditional and contemporary approaches to archaeological research.
   
ANT 3310
Cultural Anthropology (3)
  An anthropological examination of human cultural development and a survey of both contemporary and past human cultures. May be taken for sociology credit.
   
ANT 3311
Physical Anthropology (3)
  An examination of human biological development from the beginning of mankind through the Pleistocene age using evidence from archaeology, paleontology, biology, genetics and osteology.
   
ANT 3312
Field Techniques in Archaeology (3-6-9 hours)
  Instruction in survey and excavation methods and techniques used in the discipline of archaeology.
   
ANT 3313
Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology (3)
  Instruction in the methods and techniques used in the curation and analysis of cultural materials recovered from archaeological investigations.
   
ANT 3320
Prehistory of North American Indians (3)
  An examination of the aboriginal cultures of North American prior to the period of European contact based upon archaeological evidence.
   
ANT 3321
North American Indians Since Contact (3)
  An examination of aboriginal cultures of North America from the period of European exploration, colonization, and settlement to the present using archaeological, ethnographic, and ethnological studies.
   
ANT 3325
Selected Topics in Anthropology (3)
  Anthropological examination of a designated topic of special and/or current interest and importance that is generally not covered in regularly offered courses in the department.
   
ANT 3330
Historical Archaeology (3)
  An examination of the historical research methods and archaeological techniques used to investigate and interpret archaeological sites dating from the historic period.
   
ANT 3340
Language in Culture and Society (3)
  A sociological and anthropological examination of language from a descriptive, historical and social perspective.
   
ANT 3360
Magic, Witchcraft and Religion (3)
  An anthropological examination of the role of religion and the supernatural among traditional peoples.
   
ANT 4410
High Civilizations of the Old World (3)
  An anthropological examination of the sociocultural systems that formed the foundations of pre-industrial high civilizations of the Old World and a survey of past cultures that achieved this degree of development.
   
ANT 4411
High Civilizations of the New World (3)
  An anthropological examination of the socio- cultural systems that formed the foundations of pre-industrial high civilizations of the New World and a survey of past cultures that achieved this degree of development.
   
ANT 4420
Forensic Osteolgy (3)
  A survey of the methods used in recovering human osteological remains from field sites. It includes methods used in identifying, preserving, and recording data from human osteological remains, and the methods used in determining the cause of death, age, sex, race, and stature of individuals from human osteological remains.
   
ANT 4440
Culture in the Media (3)
  This course introduces students to Anthropology by means of a focus on the connections between the media of mass communication and multiple forms of popular art and culture
   
ANT 4445
Aboriginal People of Australia (3)
  This course will focus on the ethnography of the aboriginal people of Australia. It will cover such areas of culture as kinship, political systems, social organization, religion, and the interaction between aboriginal people and the non-aboriginal people of Australia.
   
ANT 4450
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 will include the social position of women and men in the family, changing social, economic, and political ideologies with respect to gender and the construction and reproduction of gender inequality from a global perspective.
   
ANT 4485
Archaeology Practicum (3 or 6)
  This course will expose students to the process of synthesis in the archaeological method. This process includes the incorporation of field and laboratory methods in archaeology towards accomplishing archaeological research projects.
   
ANT 4490
Internship in Anthropology (1 – 6)
  Internship with a recognized, professional anthropology related agency in which the student is assigned specific tasks related to the field of anthropology.
   
ANT 4491-4492
Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)
  Undergraduate research with attention to critical evaluation of research techniques, methods and procedures. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair or dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which the study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Application forms are available in the office of University Records. Guided independent research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”
   
ANT 4493-4494
Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)
  Supervised study through field and laboratory projects, guided readings, creative endeavors or achievement of specific skills.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, permission of guiding professor, approval of department chair or dean. A written request is to be submitted to the department chair at least two weeks in advance of the term in which the study is to be undertaken. May not be used to repeat a course for which a grade of D or below has been earned. Application forms are available in the office of University Records. Guided independent research may be taken only in the applicant’s major or minor field. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research.”
   
ANT 4499
Anthropological Theory (3)
  This course will focus on the early foundations of Anthropology and a survey of the major theorists in the discipline, emphasizing those who made critical contributions influencing the four subfields of Anthropology. Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of instructor.
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