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Anthropology (ANTH) 2014-2015

Students who enroll in Anthropology courses must have placed in ENGL 1100 and are encouraged either to have completed ENGL 1100 or to be enrolled in that course when scheduling an Anthropology course.

Online/Distance Learning (DL) versions of several ANTH courses are available. Students taking the Web-based version of these courses must be familiar with computers, have an email address, and access to the Internet. Course content is identical to that presented in a traditional classroom setting. Examinations for online/distance learning courses are administered at the Testing Center.

 

ANTH 1194 Special Topics: Anthropology (On Demand)

1-3 credits
ANTH 1194 offers a detailed examination of selected topics of interest in anthropology.
Lecture: 1-3 hours         Lab fee: $3.00

 

ANTH 2193 Independent Study in Anthropology (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in anthropology through intensive reading or research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.
Lecture: 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required         Lab fee: $3.00

 

ANTH 2200 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of biological anthropology. It discusses anthropology’s relationship with other biological and social sciences, surveys nonhuman primates, covers topics in current human biological diversity, and looks at human evolutionary history.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $3.00

 

ANTH 2201 World Prehistory (A, SP, SU)                     

3 credits
This course is an overview of world prehistory.  Since the majority of human existence occurred long before written records and historical documents were available, this course introduces students to the fundamentals of prehistoric archaeology. The course surveys human origins, investigates the emergence of domestication and agriculture, and explores the rise of settlements and civilization. A global perspective is taken in the study of the prehistoric human past.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $3.00

 

ANTH 2202 Peoples & Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (A, SP, SU)        

3 credits
This course focuses on understanding cultural diversity, using research techniques such as participant observation to explore the life ways of groups. Topics include cross-cultural treatments of social systems, general theories of cultural interpretation, and change in a broad geographical context. Students apply concepts and complete a “mini-project” using anthropological research techniques.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100         Lab fee: $3.00

 

ANTH 2231 Modern Human Physical Variation (A, SP)         

3 credits
This course provides a survey of modern human biological diversity. It presents an examination of the underlying evolutionary and adaptive mechanisms responsible for diversity and an exploration of the interplay between biology and behavior in adaptation.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100; completion of ANTH 2200         Lab fee: $3.00

 

ANTH 2235 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (SP)

3 credits
This course introduces students to the field of forensic anthropology. Students examine the development, theoretical and methodological bases, and current applications in forensic anthropology. These methods are used in the investigation and detection of crime, the processing of mass disasters, the recovery of war dead and missing persons, and in international human rights investigations.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100; completion of ANTH 2200 or BIO 2300 or CRJ 2001         Lab fee: $3.00