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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