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  • Anthropology Classes


    ANT 101

    CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY examines cross-cultural studies between primitive as well as advanced societies. The areas covered include religious, political, and economic institutions, as well as family, child rearing, and education. (Social Science Core)
    3 credit hours


    ANT 102

    INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a broad-based course focusing on the races of modern man: the place of man in relation to the living primates and evolutionary principles as associated with human ecology.(Natural Science Core)
    3 credit hours


    ANT 207

    ARCHAEOLOGY THEORY analyzes the methods used by archaeologists to recover evidence of past cultural behavior and the theoretical orientations employed to interpret and explain this behavior. Through this course the student will gain an understanding of the nature of archaeology as a means of recreating and comprehending our cultural past.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 208

    ANTHROPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS involves the cross-cultural study of the structure, history, and function of both unwritten and written languages. Students are introduced to the methods, theories, and results of anthropological and other researchers working in the subfields of descriptive structural linguistics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 301-302

    HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY I & II follow the development of American society from the inception of colonization in the 16th century through the industrialization of the 19th century. Both courses will focus on the delineation of the cultural process operative during this time frame through an examination of the historic archaeological records.
    3 credit hours per semester


    ANT 303

    NORTH AMERICAN PREHISTORY presents the student with an introduction to the prehistoric archaeology of North America from the entry of man into the new world (circa 32,000 BC) to contact with Europeans in AD 1492.
    Cross-listed with THE 300.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 304

    PREHISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA provides an introduction to basic archaeological principles, as well as the development of the historical background of the prehistoric cultural histories of man’s arrival and activities in South America. This course is designed to cover man’s presence from earliest times during the Ice Age through the beginnings of the Inca Empire prior to European contact.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 305

    BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (lay and religious) presents an introduction to the archaeology of the Near East from the inception of urbanization (circa 5,000 BC) to the First Jewish Revolt in AD 66–70. The student will gain an understanding of the cultural factors responsible for the development of the diverse societies found in the Near East and the role of archaeology in the discovery and reconstruction of these extinct cultures.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 307

    BEGINNINGS OF URBAN CIVILIZATION traces the history of, and subsequent development of, urban civilization. Through the use of archaeological and historical sources, students will be able to understand the beginnings of urbanization and its effect on man and his environment.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 400

    INTERNSHIP is a work-experience opportunity with the purpose of expanding education by applying accumulated knowledge in anthropology or archaeology. The availability of internships is limited to upper-level students, normally seniors with a 3.0 quality point average. Students are approved individually by the academic department. A contract can be obtained from the Career Services Office in Starvaggi Hall. Internships count as general electives.
    Prerequisite: Anthropology senior standing and permission of the department chair.
    Internships must be preapproved.
    1-6 credit hours


    ANT 403, 404, 405

    ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL I, II, & III introduce the basic procedures of archaeological field methodology. The program will include training in archaeological surveying, exploratory site testing, systematic ecological interpretation of site areas, basic mapping, excavation methods, data recording, stratigraphic interpretation, soil analysis, volumetric sampling, and preliminary field laboratory techniques. The course requires 80 contact hours in the field per 3 semester hours. A student may earn a maximum of 9 credit hours in these courses. (Only 3 credits may apply to Anthropology minor.)
    3 credit hours per semester


    ANT 406

    ARCHAEOLOGY LAB introduces the procedures and methods for classifying, sorting, and analyzing artifactual materials taken from both historic and prehistoric archaeological field sites. 6 hours of lab work per week.
    3 credit hours


    ANT 435

    COORDINATING SEMINAR is required of all senior majors. Each student will meet with an advisor to discuss the senior thesis, which will be an original research project.
    1 credit hour

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