ANTH Anthropology

ANTH   1102   Introduction to Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The comparative study of humankind draws materials from the widest possible range of peoples, cultures, and time periods to determine and explain similarities and differences among peoples of the world. This course brings the perspectives of all of the sub-fields of anthropology to the study of humanity: cultural anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and biological anthropology. .

ANTH   1150   Glob Pers Ant: People of World

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an ethnographically focused survey of the world and its peoples. Topically organized, this exploration emphasizes contemporary social issues as they relate to globalization and cultural change. Students will gain an understanding of the interactions between local peoples and their place in the larger world.

ANTH   2131   World Archaeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will introduce the methods and theories used by archaeologists to investigate and interpret the past, and apply them to an overview of the archaeology of the Old and New Worlds. It will examine how archaeology tells us about significant cultural developments in humanity’s past, with a particular focus on the transition to farming, the rise of complex societies, and the development of state level societies. The impact of these transitions on societal and cultural change will also be explored.

ANTH   2231   Biological Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines social life and physical diversity in the context of hominin evolution. Key areas of study include the fossil record, basic genetics, primatology, human variation, and the evolution of communication.

ANTH   2331   Cultural Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is an exploration of the nature, structure, and dynamics of human cultural systems. Cultural patterns are used as a lens to examine what makes us uniquely human. Students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of difference and diversity through the practice of cultural relativity and a better grasp of how and why people, including ourselves, live as they do.

ANTH   2431   Cultural Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An exploration of the nature, structure, and dynamics of human culture systems through the examination of a variety of cultures, including our own, from around the world. It will provide the student with a better understanding and tolerance of cultural differences and of how and why people, including ourselves, live and act as they do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102.

ANTH   2530   Anthropological Inquiry

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the profession of anthropology. Students will focus on questions, such as: How do anthropologists investigate culture? How do we know what we know? How do students become an anthropologist and what is involved?.

ANTH   3091   Selected Topics Anthropology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Various topics in Anthropology.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

ANTH   3130   Fire, Stone, Hide and Bone

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Emphasizing hands-on learning, this course introduces the concepts and evolution of basic human technologies. Students explore the manufacture and use of stone, bone, and wooden tools, cordage, and containers, and also practice the arts of fire-making, traditional hide tanning, and projectile use. Ranging across continents and through thousands of years, Fire, Stone, Hide & Bone instills an appreciation of the technologies developed, adapted, and applied by our shared ancestors.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

ANTH   3133   Southeastern Prehistory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Using archaeology and environmental studies, this course allows students to investigate cultural developments of native societies in the New World, with specific focus on the American Southeast, prior to contact with civilizations in the Old World. From small foraging bands to large-scale chiefdoms, topics include technology, economy, social organization, natural landscapes, and the built environment.

ANTH   3134   Material Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Ranging from 14,000 years ago to the early 20th century, this course introduces the substance, composition, and characteristics of those things that remain from the material culture of human societies who inhabited the Southeastern United States. Students benefit from the historical nature of this study, as well as the direct hands-on identification and dating of artifacts.

ANTH   3136   Historical Archaeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Historical archaeology is the archaeological and archival study of literate societies. This survey course explores the development of historical archaeology, its overarching methodological and theoretical foundations, and the predominant research themes within the discipline. Students will be introduced to the ways that archaeologists evaluate and analyze historic period artifacts, documents, and oral histories, and how they harness these data to interpret the past. Crosslisting(s): HIST   3720.

ANTH   3137   Foraging to Farming

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course surveys the archaeological evidence for the origins of food production, specifically the transition from hunting and gathering wild foods to the cultivation and raising of domesticated plants and animals. Evidence derived from zooarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, human bioarchaeology, and other disciplines is used to identify where and when food production originated. Special attention is paid to the major centers of domestication and how the use of domesticated plants and animals spread from these primary centers.

ANTH   3138   Contact: Worlds Collide

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Weaving together archaeology and history, this course explores the complex interactions resulting from contact between the Old World civilizations of Scandinavia, Africa, and Eurasia, and those of the New World, with particular focus on the American Southeast. Students will expand their perspectives on culture, politics, economy, and the resiliency of native peoples.

ANTH   3150   Public Archaeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course covers Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and Public Archaeology, and the theory, methods, and techniques involved in their practice. CRM deals with the research, conservation, and management of cultural resources within a regulatory framework, and public archaeology is the communication of these results to the public. The course will address ethical responsibilities, the interpretation of archaeological sites, and public outreach techniques; international, federal, state, and local statutes affecting their practice and the integration of CRM and public archaeology.

ANTH   3250   Forensic Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to the forensic subfield of biological anthropology. Topics include identifying human skeletal remains, cause of death, and search and recovery methods.

ANTH   3280   Primate Social Behavior and Ecology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Social behavior and ecology of prosimians, monkeys, and apes and the implications for the evolution of human social behavior. Topics include primate origins and evolutionary trends, survey of living primates, social organization, ecology and social behavior, and models for the evolution of human behavior.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH   1150 or ANTH   1102.

ANTH   3332   European Cultures

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the differences and similarities among European peoples and the effects of social, political, and economic changes on their cultures from an anthropological perspective. It also examines the principal anthropological methods and theories used in the study of European culture systems.

ANTH   3333   Native Peoples of North America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides a survey of the hundreds of native communities in North America and examines the Native American experience from the time of European contact through the present. It focuses on understanding the nature and variety of Native American cultures and on the contemporary lives of native peoples.

ANTH   3334   Native Peoples of the Southeast

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an overview of the lifeways of the native peoples of the Southeastern United States from the late prehistoric period to the present. The resilience and adaptability of Southeastern peoples and their communities are emphasized as we focus on the post-Removal period to the present.

ANTH   3335   Caribbean Cultures

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines significant themes in the anthropology of the Caribbean region, such as nationality, ethnicity, economics, transnationalism, globalization, family and gender systems. Study of these issues is situated in the history of slavery and indenture in the region.

ANTH   3350   Anthropology of Adornment

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the cultural practices of body modifications, jewelry, decoration, and sumptuary regulations in prehistoric through contemporary populations and their impact on gender, class and group identity.

ANTH   3431   Linguistic Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the anthropological study of language including the structural and cultural aspects of language. Students will learn to analyze the intersections between language, culture and world view as well as the basic methods used by anthropologists for collecting linguistic data in unwritten languages.

ANTH   3532   Frameworks for Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an overview of and orientation to the theoretical models that guide anthropological research and practice. The history of anthropology and the development of anthropological paradigms will be explored within their social and cultural contexts.

ANTH   3800   Introduction to Public History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

ANTH   4131   Archaeological Methods and Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an examination and application of current topics in archaeology relating to excavation strategy and interpretation. Analysis of various theoretical approaches as well as field techniques.

ANTH   4134   Archaeological Curation

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

The course focuses on the process of managing and interpreting archaeological collections over the long term. Course work emphasizes hands-on experience with students participating in curation activities of the archaeological repository. Instruction in the history, legal issues, and best practices regarding archaeological curation is provided.

ANTH   4135   Advanced Archaeo Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced course in the analysis of archaeological sites and materials. In-depth examination of certain types of archaeological materials. Students also learn about the conservation of archaeological materials.

ANTH   4136   Potsherds to Pixels: Digital and Spatial Technologies for Archaeologists

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will examine and provide practical instruction in the application of a range of computer graphical techniques to archaeological problems, including site and landscape survey, modeling topographic and geophysical data, and 3-D archaeological modeling and scanning.

ANTH   4137   Archaeologies of Conflict

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores the global archaeology of conflict from the prehistoric to the modern period, and provides a foundational understanding of the main themes and approaches to the study of conflict in humanity’s past. Moreover, it will discuss recent theoretical debates within conflict archaeology, and the anthropology of conflict and violence, and their relationships with overarching cultural frameworks and social structures.

ANTH   4138   Zooarchaeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course focuses on laboratory methods in zooarchaeology, the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. Coursework emphasizes hands-on experience and will teach students how to identify, analyze, and interpret animal remains from archaeological sites. Other topics include taphonomic processes and assemblage formation, advanced zooarchaeological techniques, and human use of animals in the past.

ANTH   4150   Environmental Archaeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on the complex relationship between humans and the environment over time. Students learn the methods used by archaeologists to investigate how humans interacted with and responded to diverse and changing environmental conditions. Emphasis is placed on environmental reconstruction and human resource use.

ANTH   4230   Paleoanthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides a detailed examination of the fossil record of human evolution and the methods of paleoanthropological research. Evolutionary events from the initial divergence of ape and human lines through the origin of anatomically modern humans as we reconstruct their worlds in the past are covered.

ANTH   4331   Anthropology and Human Problems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides a study of the applications of anthropology in coping with a variety of problems among diverse peoples of the world. Issues include intercultural health care, rural to urban migration, and international development. The history, methods, and ethics of practical or applied anthropology are examined, as well as career opportunities.

ANTH   4332   Anthropology of Sex and Gender

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the biocultural and multicultural perspectives on gender and sex provided by anthropology. Theories and examples from biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.

ANTH   4334   Ethnographic Methods

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course focuses on the study of the research methods used by cultural anthropologists to gather and analyze data in order to describe and explain how people live and why they live that way. It emphasizes qualitative techniques such as interviewing and participant observation.

ANTH   4336   Medical Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to medical anthropology by exploring perspectives relating to global and cross-cultural issues of human health, body, sickness, disease, health, and culture. In particular, this course integrates biocultural viewpoints, which incorporate how people interact with their environment, and cultural viewpoints that attempt to understand the ideas, beliefs, and values that shape human.

ANTH   4338   Reading Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course evaluates ethnographic writing as a form of narrative and exposes students to the breadth and depth of the styles and content that anthropologists use to communicate. Students will learn to read critically and efficiently, and will write a book review according to the standards of the discipline. The class will focus on understanding ethnographies in their cultural contexts, and read studies from around the globe to illustrate the various ways in which ethnographers write culture.

ANTH   4340   Anthropology of Foodways

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines foodways, a central focus of Anthropology since the earliest days of the discipline. Our study is situated within the global political economy and focused on anthropology’s unique contribution to the study of foodways. Topics will include cultural practices surrounding food selection, preparation, sharing, and consumption in a variety of cultures and contexts.

ANTH   4350   Sorcery, Demons and Gods

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course provides an anthropological analysis of religion and religious beliefs across cultures, including father gods and mother goddesses, sorcery and magic, shamanism, sacrifice, and totemism.

ANTH   4432   Language and Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This advanced anthropology course will explore the theories and methods related to linguistic anthropology. Topics covered include the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, ethnoscience, language socialization, the ethnography of speaking, ethnolinguistic methods, linguistic and cultural discourse analysis and other methods for conducting language and culture research.

ANTH   4433   Anthropology of Language and Gender

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course examines the cross-cultural use of language as a central aspect in the construction, negotiation and performance of gender, and will provide students with an understanding of the complexities of language and gender from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH   4434   Life Cycle of Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores various aspects of the life of languages including created languages, creoles and pidgins, language shift, linguistic purism, language death and language revitalization and identity movements. Emphasis will be on the cultural social factors that impact language survival.

ANTH   4630   Capstone Seminar in Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will review and synthesize the concepts, theories, methods and ethics of archeology, linguistic anthropology, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. Applications of anthropological knowledge and skills, and career options, will be examined.

ANTH   4890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent study under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): ANTH   1102 or ANTH   1150 and ANTH   3532 or departmental approval required.

ANTH   5091   Selected Topics in Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Various topics.

Prerequisite(s): Anthropology majors must have a minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5091G.

ANTH   5091G   Selected Topics in Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Various topics. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): Anthropology majors must have a minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102. Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5091.

ANTH   6091   Selected Topics in Anthropology

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Various topics.

ANTH   6131   North American Archeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introductory course on the archeology of North America. Concentrates on the prehistory and protohistory of Native Americans as well as introducing students to the history of North American archeology.

ANTH   6135   Cultural Resource Management

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Cultural Resource Management (CRM) deals with the research, conservation and management of cultural resources within a regulatory framework. Most archaeologists will spend some or all of their careers working on CRM projects in the private sector or for a government agency. This course will provide an overview of the scope and practice of CRM work by archaeologists.

ANTH   6231   Methods and Theory in Archeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examination and application of current topics in archeology relating to excavation strategy and interpretation. Analyzes various theoretical approaches as well as field techniques.

ANTH   6233   Zooarcheology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the analysis of animal remains from archeological sites. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of specimens and the methodologies of interpretation.

ANTH   6235   Advanced Archeological Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An advanced course in the analysis of archeological sites and materials. In-depth examination of certain types of archeological materials. Students also learn about the conservation of archeological materials.

ANTH   6262   Field Session in Archeology

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

On-site participation in the excavation of an archeological site including training in the physical and observational techniques of the extractive processes of archeological excavation. Experience in excavation, analysis, recording, and interpretation of archeological materials is provided.

ANTH   6531   Anthropology of Language and Gender

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course will examine the cross-cultural use of language as a central aspect in the construction, negotiation and performance of gender, and will provide students with an understanding of the complexities of language and gender from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH   6638   Proseminar in Social Science

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the foundations and controversies in social scientific research.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   6638, SOCI   6638.

ANTH   6690   Archeology Field Supervision

3-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to give students who have already completed an archeological field experience a supervisory role in field investigations. They will be expected to participate in supervising pre-field preparations, fieldwork and post-field wrap-up.

ANTH   7434   Quantitative Research Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the role of theory, research design, sampling, measurement and instrumentation, data collection, and ethical issues related to social scientific research.

ANTH   7436   Qualitative Research Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analysis and practice of qualitative methodology in social science. Topics may include participant observation, ethnographic methods, interviews, case studies, content analysis, archival research and other innovative techniques.

ANTH   7631   Seminar in Anthropology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores selected topics of contemporary relevance in anthropology which reflect the expertise of anthropology faculty and which are relevant to individual or small groups of students in their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University.

ANTH   7632   Seminar in Archeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course explores selected topics in archeology of interest to individual or small groups of students which are relevant to their course of specialization in the graduate curricula of the University and which reflect the expertise of anthropology faculty.

ANTH   7638   Social Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Examines the role of theory in the scientific endeavor and explores a number of theoretical perspectives, including structuralfunctionalism, conflict, feminist, exchange, rational choice, symbolic interaction, and the current debates over modernity and postmodernity.

ANTH   7790   Practicum

1-9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed as an educational placement to give graduate students a practical experience in a vocationally-appropriate setting.

ANTH   7891   Independent Study in Anthropology

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Independent examination of graduate course topics offered in the anthropology curriculum of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology following guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies.

ANTH   7999   Thesis

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Planned research and writing directed by the student's thesis advisor.