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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   1102H, ANTH   1102S.

ANTH   1102H   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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   1102, ANTH   1102S.

ANTH   1102S   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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   1102H, ANTH   1102.

ANTH   2130   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"

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

ANTH   2231   Biological Anthropology

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

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

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

ANTH   2231H   Biological Anthropology Honors

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

Examines the interaction of biological and cultural forces in shaping human behavior and physical diversity. Key areas of study include human evolution, primatology and the physical diversity of modern populations.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   2231.

ANTH   2331   World Archaeology

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

An introduction to the archaeology of the Old and New Worlds. This course will examine significant cultural developments from an archaeological perspective. A particular focus will be on the development of farming and complex societies.

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

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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   2431S.

ANTH   2431S   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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   2431.

ANTH   3091   Selected Topics Anthropology

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

Various topics. May be dual numbered.

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

ANTH   3091S   Selected Topics Anthropology

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

Various topics. May be dual numbered.

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

ANTH   3092   Selected Topics in Archaeology

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

Variable topics in archaeology, may be dual numbered.

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

ANTH   3092S   Selected Topics in Archaeology

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

Variable topics, may be dual numbered. Study abroad.

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

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

ANTH   3131   World Archeology

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

An introduction to the archeology of the Old and New Worlds. This course will examine significant cultural developments from an archeological perspective. A particular focus will be on the development of farming and complex societies.

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

ANTH   3132   North American Archaeology

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

This is an introductory course on the archaeology of North America. The course concentrates on the prehistory and protohistory of Native Americans as well as introducing students to the history of North American archaeology.

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

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

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 – 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.

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

ANTH   3136   Historical Archaeology

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

This course is an introduction to the field designed to provide a background in basic research methods in historical archaeology. A broad geographic focus will be emphasized.

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

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.

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

ANTH   3331   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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   3331S.

ANTH   3331S   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.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   3331.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

ANTH   3337   Language, Power, Politics

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

An in-depth investigation of the role of language in national and international power structures. Comparative evaluation of language in social organization of politics, economic policy and law as aggregated by race, culture, ethnicity, class, group ideology, and gender. Emphasis on social policy management and minority/linguistic rights.

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

Cross Listing(s): LING   3337, POLS   3337.

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.

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

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.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH   1102.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

ANTH   4231   Archaeological Methods and Theory

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

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

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

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   4231S.

ANTH   4231S   Archaeological Methods and Theory

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

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

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

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   4231.

ANTH   4232   Archeology Field Session

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

On-site participation in the excavation of an archeological site including training in the field and laboratory techniques involved in excavation. Experience in excavation, analysis, recording, and interpretation of archeological materials is provided.

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

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   4232S.

ANTH   4232S   Archeology Field Session

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

On-site participation in the excavation of an archeological site including training in the field and laboratory techniques involved in excavation. Experience in excavation, analysis, recording, and interpretation of archeological materials is provided.

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

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   4232.

ANTH   4235   Advanced Archaeological 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.

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

ANTH   4262   Archeology Field Session

6 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   12 Lab Hours.

On-site participation in the excavation of an archeological site including training in the field and laboratory techniques involved in excavation. Experience in excavation, analysis, recording, and interpretation of archeological materials is provided. No more than 9 total hours are allowed in any combination of ANTH   4232, ANTH   4262, ANTH   4292.

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

ANTH   4292   Archeology Field Session

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   18 Lab Hours.

On-site participation in the excavation of an archeological site including training in the field and laboratory techniques involved in excavation. Experience in excavation, analysis, recording, and interpretation of archeological materials is provided. No more than 9 total hours are allowed in any combination of ANTH   4232, ANTH   4262, ANTH   4292.

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

ANTH   4331   Anthropology and Human Problems

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

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.

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

ANTH   4332   Gender and Anthropology

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

This course examines the biocultural and multi-cultural perspectives of gender provided by anthropology. Theories and case examples of gender studies from selected cultures will be examined using insights from physical anthropology, archeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

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

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.

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

ANTH   4336   Medical Anthropology

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

This class provides a broad introduction to medical anthropology by exploring perspectives relating to global and cross-cultural issues of human health, sickness, disease, healing, and culture. In particular, this course integrates biosocial viewpoints, which incorporate how people interact with their environment, and cultural viewpoints that attempt to understand the ideas, beliefs, and values that shape health behaviors.

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.

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

ANTH   4432   Language and Culture

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

In this advanced anthropology course, students will learn 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.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in ANTH   1102.

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.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ANTH   1102 and prior or concurrent enrollment in ANTH   3431 or permission of instructor.

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.

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

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.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in ANTH   3331, ANTH   3131, ANTH   2231, ANTH 3531, and ANTH   3431.

ANTH   4890   Directed Individual Study

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

Independent study under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval required.

ANTH   4890S   Directed Individual Study

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

Independent study under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite(s): 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   5091S.

ANTH   5091S   Selected Topics in Anthropology

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

Various topics.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5091, ANTH   5091G.

ANTH   5135   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.

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

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5135.

ANTH   5330   History of English Language

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

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives.

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

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5330G, LING   5330, LING   5330G, WRIT   5330, WRIT   5330G.

ANTH   5530   Sociolinguistics

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

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint.

Prerequisite(s): Anthropology majors must have a minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102 or SOCI   1101.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   5530G, LING   5530, LING   5530G, WRIT   5530, WRIT   5530G.