Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
A survey of general patterns in the development of human culture, addressing the biological and morphological aspects of humans viewed in their cultural setting. The aim is to apply anthropological knowledge to understanding human origins and how human populations adapt to the environment. Discussion examines human evolution and adaptation, including biocultural patterns in humans and other primates. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
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80500 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Smucny, Darlene A Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
A survey of general patterns in the development of human culture, addressing the biological and morphological aspects of humans viewed in their cultural setting. The aim is to apply anthropological knowledge to understanding human origins and how human populations adapt to the environment. Discussion examines human evolution and adaptation, including biocultural patterns in humans and other primates. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
82096 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Torpey, Melissa A Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
A survey of general patterns in the development of human culture, addressing the biological and morphological aspects of humans viewed in their cultural setting. The aim is to apply anthropological knowledge to understanding human origins and how human populations adapt to the environment. Discussion examines human evolution and adaptation, including biocultural patterns in humans and other primates. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
83348 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Torpey, Melissa A Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
A survey of general patterns in the development of human culture, addressing the biological and morphological aspects of humans viewed in their cultural setting. The aim is to apply anthropological knowledge to understanding human origins and how human populations adapt to the environment. Discussion examines human evolution and adaptation, including biocultural patterns in humans and other primates. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
86824 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Dardenne, Caitlin N Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
A survey of social and cultural principles inherent in ethnographic descriptions. The objective is to apply anthropological knowledge of human behavior to everyday situations and problems. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
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80144 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sorensen, Kathryn A Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
A survey of social and cultural principles inherent in ethnographic descriptions. The objective is to apply anthropological knowledge of human behavior to everyday situations and problems. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81917 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Grant, Kathryn E Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
A survey of social and cultural principles inherent in ethnographic descriptions. The objective is to apply anthropological knowledge of human behavior to everyday situations and problems. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
83482 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kajangu, Kykosa N Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
A survey of social and cultural principles inherent in ethnographic descriptions. The objective is to apply anthropological knowledge of human behavior to everyday situations and problems. Students who complete both ANTH 101 and ANTH 102 may not receive credit for ANTH 340, BEHS 340, or BEHS 341.
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86760 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Cody, Susan R Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 345 World Prehistory and Archaeology (3)
An intermediate-level exploration of world prehistory and archaeology. The goal is to analyze the cultural and subsistence patterns of prehistoric humans in order to relate these patterns to contemporary human societies and populations. Discussion includes archaeological theories and methods, subsistence strategies, and the application of archaeology to community, regional and global issues and concerns.
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80900 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Adefris, Tsirha K Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 345 World Prehistory and Archaeology (3)
An intermediate-level exploration of world prehistory and archaeology. The goal is to analyze the cultural and subsistence patterns of prehistoric humans in order to relate these patterns to contemporary human societies and populations. Discussion includes archaeological theories and methods, subsistence strategies, and the application of archaeology to community, regional and global issues and concerns.
83483 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sorensen, Kathryn A Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 346 Anthropology of Language and Communication (3)
An intermediate-level anthropological study of language, communication, and culture. The aim is to understand language in a cultural context, assess how the concepts, approaches, and methods of linguistic anthropology explain communication in changing cultural environments, and recognize how language both shapes and is shaped by culture. Topics include the origin of human language, linguistic diversity, structural elements of verbal and nonverbal language, language as social action, research in anthropological linguistics, language and power hierarchies, gendered communications, and linguistic diversity in the contemporary world.
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80739 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Martinez, Wilton M Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 346 Anthropology of Language and Communication (3)
An intermediate-level anthropological study of language, communication, and culture. The aim is to understand language in a cultural context, assess how the concepts, approaches, and methods of linguistic anthropology explain communication in changing cultural environments, and recognize how language both shapes and is shaped by culture. Topics include the origin of human language, linguistic diversity, structural elements of verbal and nonverbal language, language as social action, research in anthropological linguistics, language and power hierarchies, gendered communications, and linguistic diversity in the contemporary world.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
82197 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Kajangu, Kykosa N Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 346 Anthropology of Language and Communication (3)
An intermediate-level anthropological study of language, communication, and culture. The aim is to understand language in a cultural context, assess how the concepts, approaches, and methods of linguistic anthropology explain communication in changing cultural environments, and recognize how language both shapes and is shaped by culture. Topics include the origin of human language, linguistic diversity, structural elements of verbal and nonverbal language, language as social action, research in anthropological linguistics, language and power hierarchies, gendered communications, and linguistic diversity in the contemporary world.
83262 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Martinez, Wilton M Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 350 Health, Illness, and Healing (3)
Recommended: ANTH 102. An overview of health, illness, and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. The objective is to apply the perspectives of medical anthropology to promote individual and public health in local, national, and global contexts. Topics include cultural and social influences on health and healing, the experience and meaning of illness, and current issues in public and global health.
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80502 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Choi, JoonHyun Michael Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 350 Health, Illness, and Healing (3)
Recommended: ANTH 102. An overview of health, illness, and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. The objective is to apply the perspectives of medical anthropology to promote individual and public health in local, national, and global contexts. Topics include cultural and social influences on health and healing, the experience and meaning of illness, and current issues in public and global health.
83489 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Choi, JoonHyun Michael Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 351 Anthropology in Forensic Investigations (3)
Recommended: BIOL 160 or BIOL 201. An introduction to the application of forensic anthropology, designed to provide a basic understanding of the analysis of human skeletal remains and how forensic anthropologists work as part of the forensic team. The aim is to understand how anthropologists apply scientific principles and processes to the collection and analysis of evidence and how they communicate their conclusions. Topics include the scope of anthropology within the context of forensic investigations, human skeletal biology, research methods, scientific reporting, crime scene protocols, and the application of professional standards and ethics. Specific examples of forensic anthropology cases are reviewed.
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80579 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Finkelstein, Marni J Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 351 Anthropology in Forensic Investigations (3)
Recommended: BIOL 160 or BIOL 201. An introduction to the application of forensic anthropology, designed to provide a basic understanding of the analysis of human skeletal remains and how forensic anthropologists work as part of the forensic team. The aim is to understand how anthropologists apply scientific principles and processes to the collection and analysis of evidence and how they communicate their conclusions. Topics include the scope of anthropology within the context of forensic investigations, human skeletal biology, research methods, scientific reporting, crime scene protocols, and the application of professional standards and ethics. Specific examples of forensic anthropology cases are reviewed.
83490 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Finkelstein, Marni J Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 417 Peoples and Cultures of East Asia (3)
An advanced anthropological study of the peoples and cultures of East Asia, focusing on China, Japan, and Korea. The aim is to apply anthropological theories and methods to the interpretation of contemporary East Asian cultures, relate family structure to individual choices and social interactions in East Asian cultures, and analyze how ethnic and national identities and regional differences affect regional and global interactions. Topics include urbanization, social values, social change, and the role of East Asia in the modern world.
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80603 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sacherer, Janice Syllabus Course Materials
ANTH 417 Peoples and Cultures of East Asia (3)
An advanced anthropological study of the peoples and cultures of East Asia, focusing on China, Japan, and Korea. The aim is to apply anthropological theories and methods to the interpretation of contemporary East Asian cultures, relate family structure to individual choices and social interactions in East Asian cultures, and analyze how ethnic and national identities and regional differences affect regional and global interactions. Topics include urbanization, social values, social change, and the role of East Asia in the modern world.
85621 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Sacherer, Janice Syllabus Course Materials
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