Anthropology

Requirements & Courses

  • Anthropology courses, as designated by the three-letter prefix ANT, are offered through the Sociology and Anthropology Department.

  • Anthropology Major Requirements
    1.  Thirty-six credits which must include:
      • ANT-111, 212, 213, 214, and 498.
      • Sixteen credits chosen from ANT-180, 215, 216, 217, 280, 311, 312, 315, 380, 385, 386, 499 or 500; up to four preapproved credits from other disciplines appropriate to the student’s sub-disciplinary interests. No more than four credits of approved ANT-180 may count towards the major.
    2. One required cognate course: SOC-101
    3. The comprehensive evaluation for the major is successful completion of ANT-498.
  • Anthropology Minor Requirements
    1. Twenty-four credits which must include:
      • ANT-111 and 498.
      • Four credits chosen from ANT-212, 213 or 214.
  • Four credits from SOC and/or ANT, with the exception of practicum or independent study courses, count towards the Distributive Requirements in the Social Sciences.

Courses

  • ANT
    111
    .
    Introduction to Anthropology
    4
    Introduction to the holistic study of human kind. Development, organization, and functioning of cultures, as well as the relationship between biology and culture
  • ANT
    *
    212
    .
    Intro to Cultural Anthropology
    4
    SOA-111 or ANT-111 recommended
    Study of the development and variety of human cultures, or non-genetic adaptations to natural and social environments. Using a variety of theoretical perspectives, explore a range of contemporary and recent historic cultures to gain an appreciation of diversity of human world views and life ways. Investigate the process and effects of globalization.
  • ANT
    *
    213
    .
    Principles of Archaeology
    4
    ANT-111 or SOA-111 recommended
    A basic introduction to the history, theories and methods of anthropological archaeology. Issues of stewardship, accountability, social relevance, communication, preservation, repatriation and real world problem solving are integrated into the nuts and bolts of archaeological research. Opportunities for hands-on, post-excavation archaeological laboratory research. ANT-111 recommended.
  • ANT
    *
    214
    .
    Fund. of Biological Anthropology
    4
    SOA-111 or BIO-120 or Permission
    Focus on the physical nature of humankind and the relationship between mind-body-culture. Historic and current theoretical and methodological approaches to the investigation of the human body, its functions, and evolution. Methods and techniques used by paleontologists to investigate ancient hominids and their behavior. Examine current issues such as human demography, “race,” forensics, epidemiology, stem cell research, genetics.
  • ANT
    *
    217
    .
    Medical Anthropology
    4
    SOA-111 or ANT-111 or permission
    An examination of the interplay between culture and medicine in a global context. Cross-cultural notions of healing, illness and medicing will be explored. Ethnography of medical practices, health disparities and policy implications will be examined.
  • ANT
    *
    280
    .
    Topics in Anthropology
    2-4
    SOA/SOC-101 or SOA/ANT-111
    Examines special subjects in Anthropology.
  • ANT
    *
    311
    .
    Indigenous Cultures
    4
    ANT-111 or SOA-111 or Permission
    A cross-cultural study of indigenous peoples around the globe. Major themes such as colonialism, sovereignty, language, belief systems and identity are examined through deep reading of specific ethnographic case studies.
  • ANT
    *
    498
    .
    Research Seminar-Anthropology
    2-4
    ANT-111 (prev. SOA-111) and 12 UL credits of ANT or permission.
    Designed as a culminating experience for Anthropology majors and minors. Emphasizes student synthesis and application of cumulative anthropological knowledge. Students facilitate classes and engage in an original research project culminating in a public presentation of their work.