Anthropology Courses

 

ANTH101 Intro Anthropology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An overview of what anthropology has discovered about our biological and cultural evolution in physical anthropology and archaeology. Students will also examine contemporary societies from a cross cultural perspective.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ANTH102 Cultural Anthropology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Explores and explains the diversity of human behavior in such areas as social organization, politics, economics and religion.  The class also seeks to understand and explain this behavior.  A goal of this course is to have students view new patterns of living using the principle of cultural relativism.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ANTH223 Cultures of North American Indians- 3.0 sh

A study of the American Indian experience using archeological, historical, and ethnographic data.

Prerequisite:  None


 

 ANTH328 Social Science Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
ANTH328-Anthropology of Women:  An investigation of the status of men and women in hunting and gathering, horticultural, pastoral, agricultural, developing and industrial societies.  Through this investigation we will discover the factors leading to sexual equality and inequality and make assessments about the status of women globally using a comparative perspective.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ANTH330 Japanese Culture and Society

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Sociological and anthropological perspectives are used to understand Japanese culture and society. The course will highlight various social institutions and cultural elements of the Japanese society, namely education, religion, popular culture, group dynamics, marriage and the family, and economy. Through the multidisciplinary approach, the course will investigate both historical as well as contemporary issues concerning Japan. See also SOCI330.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 ) OR ( ANTH102 ) OR ( ANTH101 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ANTH422 Anthropology Latin America

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Studies indigenous cultures of Central and South America as constructed from archaeological and ethnographic. Ethnographic information on contemporary Indians, peasants, and urban residents and analysis of current events from an anthropological point of view will also be presented.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ANTH424 Anthropology of the Middle East

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the political, economic, religious and kinship systems of Middle Eastern peasants, pastoralists and townsmen. Contemporary issues such as the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, Arab-Israeli relations, oil wealth, labor migration and development will also be examined from an anthropological perspective.

Prerequisite: ( ANTH101 ) OR ( ANTH102 ) OR ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

 

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