Courses at the 300-level

ANTH 304: Human Paleontology

Patterns in hominoid evolution, from primate beginnings to modern humans, are explored. Fossil records and artifacts are examined, with emphasis on anatomical and behavioral adaptations to changing environments.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 103
  • consent of department chair
ANTH 305: Exploring Ethnographic Film

A broad perspective is given on the ethnographic category of documentary film. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 305 and FILM 305.
4 credit hours

ANTH 306: Primate Ecology and Social Behavior

Captive and field studies are examined to illustrate common features of nonhuman primates. Topics include biological and social adaptations, such as diet, communication, dominance hierarchies, social learning, and cognition.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • BIOL 100 or BIOL 108 or BIOL 111
ANTH 307: Human Nature: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

The behavior and ecology of humans are explored within the framework of evolutionary theory, focusing on the selective pressures of cooperation, conflict, food, predators, disease, sociality, and reproduction.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • BIOL 100 or BIOL 108 or BIOL 111
ANTH 308: Culture, Aging, and the Life Course

Multiple perspectives on aging, maturation, and the life course are examined within a variety of cultural contexts. Individual development, intergenerational relationships, and broader social impacts of aging are studied. (Formerly Cross-Cultural Studies of Aging.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 60 college credits, including at least one General Education course in the social and behavioral sciences, or consent of instructor.
ANTH 309: Medical Anthropology

Anthropological approaches and results in the study of health and illness are surveyed as social, cultural, and biological phenomena.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 310: Language and Culture

The interrelationships between language and other aspects of culture are examined as they illuminate anthropological issues and theories.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 60 college credits and ANTH 104 or COMM 255, or consent of instructor.
ANTH 311: Regional Studies in Archaeology - North America

The archaeological evidence for the development of cultures in selected world areas is surveyed (may be repeated with a change in topic).
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 102
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 312: Regional Studies in Archaeology - Latin America

The archaeological evidence for the development of cultures in selected world areas is surveyed (may be repeated with a change in topic).
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 102
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 313: Regional Studies in Archaeology - Europe

The archaeological evidence for the development of cultures in selected world areas is surveyed (may be repeated with a change in topic).
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 102
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 314: Regional Studies in Archaeology - Other Regions

The archaeological evidence for the development of cultures in selected world areas is surveyed (may be repeated with a change in topic).
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 102
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 319: Regional Studies in Cultural Anthropology - Africa

Selected societies of a major world area are examined as they relate to anthropological concerns and contribute to an understanding of the similarities and variations in cultures and societies.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 319-27: Regional Studies in Cultural Anthropology

Selected societies of a major world area are examined as they relate to anthropological concerns and contribute to an understanding of the similarities and variations in cultures and societies. Regions include: 319 Africa 322 Caribbean 325 South American Indians 327 Other regions (may be repeated with a change in topic)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 325: Regional Studies in Cultural Anthropology - South American Indians

Selected societies of a major world area are examined as they relate to anthropological concerns and contribute to an understanding of the similarities and variations in cultures and societies (may be repeated with a change in topic).
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 327: Regional Studies in Cultural Anthropology - Other Regions

Selected societies of a major world area are examined as they relate to anthropological concerns and contribute to an understanding of the similarities and variations in cultures and societies (may be repeated with a change in topic).
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 332: Applied Anthropology

Students explore the history, evolution, methods, objectives, and applications of the practical involvement of anthropology in understanding and solving human problems.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 333: Comparative Law and Justice

Systems of law and justice are examined in prestate and state societies to understand the operation of law and justice in cross-cultural contexts and in the United States. Students cannot receive credit for both SOC 333 and ANTH 333. (Formerly ANTH 303.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • any 100- or 200- level courses in a social science.
ANTH 334: Steamships and Cyberspace: Technology, Culture, Society

The invention and evolution of a range of technologies, such as railroads and cell phones, are explored using current anthropological concepts and case studies from various cultures and time periods.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 60 college credits and any General Education course in a social or behavioral science, or consent of department chair.
ANTH 337: Anthropological Approaches to Religion

The content, structure, concepts, and functions of religion are studied, with emphasis on relationships to other aspects of culture and society.
4 credit hours

ANTH 338: Urban Anthropology

Western and non-Western traditions in urbanization are compared and contrasted. Cross-cultural comparisons are emphasized.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ANTH 101
  • or consent of department chair
ANTH 345: Museums, Cultures, and Others

Students learn about the history of museums and explore how they shape and reflect identities. Museum exhibits are analyzed from a variety of perspectives in order to understand their effectiveness.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 60 college credits and any General Education course in a social or behavioral science, or consent of department chair.
ANTH 348: History of Anthropological Thought

Anthropology, from its scientific and philosophical roots to its current status, is surveyed. Emphasis is on the major contributions and theoretical debates of anthropology and the historical contexts of their development. (Formerly ANTH 401: Issues in Anthropological Theory.)
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 60 college credits and ANTH 101, 102, 103, an 104.
ANTH 390: Independent Study

Students select a topic and undertake concentrated research under the supervision of a faculty member.
1-4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • completion of at least 60 college credits
  • completion of at least two of the following courses: ANTH 101, 102, 103, 104; and consent of instructor and department chair

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