Courses: Anthropology

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)

Course descriptions from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

ANTH 150 Human Adaptations (3)

A survey course of physical and cultural anthropology. Major topics include human evolution, prehistoric development of culture, recent and contemporary human cultures, common features and principal variations in cultural behavior. (DS)

Prerequisites: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

ANTH 151 Emerging Humanity (3)

Introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to 1500 CE. (FG, Group A)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24, with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

ANTH 152 Culture and Humanity (3)

ANTH 152 is an anthropological examination of the development of cultures in the post-1500 world. We will study the impact of globalization on some cultural traditions in different regions, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The emphasis is on a multicultural and global perspective of cultural diversity and change. (FG, Group B)

Prerequisites: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (3)

A survey course of cultural anthropology designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concept of culture, the principles of field methodology, cultural diversity, some of the factors underlying this diversity and the universal aspects of culture. Aims at assisting the student to view objectively his/her own as well as other cultures. Additional topics include: history and theory of cultural anthropology, culture and personality, processes of cultural change, applied anthropology. (DS)

Prerequisite: ENG 22 or ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

ANTH 215 Biological Anthropology (3)

An introduction to the methodology and principles of biological anthropology. Topics covered include human evolution, primatology, human genetics, biological variation, human adaptability, growth and development.  Offered once a year. Must be taken concurrently with ANTH 215L. (DB)

Offered fall semester only.

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ANTH 215L. Prerequisite: ENG 24 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or qualified for ENG 100.

ANTH 215L Biological Anthropology Lab (1)

This lab course is designed to accompany ANTH 215 Biological Anthropology. Concurrent registration is required. The course provides additional experience and laboratory exercises in human and population genetics, human osteology, human variability, forensic anthropology, primatology, and paleoanthropology. (DY)

Prerequisite: ENG 24, with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or qualified for ENG 100

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ANTH 215.

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