Administered by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Available
as a minor on the B.A. and B.S. degrees.
Requirements for a minor. Eighteen semester hours of approved courses
including at least 9 hours of anthropology courses, one of which must be ANTH
20623. Additional courses may be selected from the following list or others
if approved by the anthropology adviser.
The following is a complete list of courses offered by this department. Go
to Class Search on Registrar's Page to see which courses are being taught this
Courses of Instruction
20623 INTRODUCTORY CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Analysis of human cultural
life by comparison of varied life-ways; emphasis on non-western peoples; economics,
social organization, political organization, art styles, and similar cultural
30613 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY. An introduction to basic techniques,
methods, and concepts in archaeology and a review of selected archaeological
findings. History and development of archaeology, basic field methods, the evolution
of humans and culture, reconstruction and processual interpretation. Site visits
to excavations in process.
30623 URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY. Development and characteristics of urban societies
and the culture of modern cities. Evaluation of theories and methods for understanding
the structure, function and change in the social and cultural systems of urban
30633 ANTHROPOLOGY AND SPORTS. The relationship between social science
and the study of sports and other play forms; games and play in cross-cultural
contexts; American sports and recreation.
30643 ANTHROPOLOGY AND EDUCATION. A comparative study of the teaching
and learning processes in societies of differing complexity and cultural variability.
Empirical data is examined from an anthropological perspective and in the context
of theories about culture and perception, world view, rites of passage, culture
and personality, and change.
30653 CULTURE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY. This course examines the importance
of culture for understanding human sexuality issues. Topics covered include
biological, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual issues related to sexuality.
Contemporary political, legal and health issues are discussed critically, and
gender is discussed as a cultural construct.
30713 INTERMEDIATE ARCHAEOLOGY.Prerequisite: ANTH 30613. A continuation
of Anthropology 30613, with an in-depth treatment of basic techniques, methods
and concepts of archaeology and a continued update in recent archaeological
discoveries, emphasizing North America. Concentrated research using published
site reports and professional journals. Site visitations to excavations in process
will be initiated whenever applicable.
30723 ETHNOLOGY OF SELECTED AREAS. Origin and distribution of the native
populations of selected areas. The historical development and current perspectives
of institutions, belief and value systems, and comparative organization of cultural
areas. Possible areas to be examined include Native North Americans, peoples
of South America, peoples of Africa.
30913 LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. Introduction to anthropological linguistics
with emphasis on social aspects of language, including cultural categories of
phenomena, translation difficulties, dialect prestige, bilingualism and body
30923 STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY. Topics of interest in anthropology, including
substantive areas of the discipline.
30933 STUDIES IN ETHNO-ARCHAEOLOGY. An examination of world cultures
based on the results of information secured by technologists and archaeologists
working in the field. The topical focus may vary each semester.
30973 ANTHROPOLOGY AND RELIGION. (Religion 30673) Interpretations of
myths, symbols and religious beliefs and religion in society; religion and cultural
change. Focus is on non-Western peoples and their religions.
30983 ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS. Prerequisite: ANTH 20623 or permission
of instructor. The phases and problems of the cultural anthropological field
experience, including methods for collecting ethnographic data, entry into the
field, role and image conflict, participant-observation, interviewing, life
histories, network analysis. Practice in instruments and techniques both in
the classroom and local "field laboratory."
40620 DIRECTED READING OR RESEARCH IN ANTHROPOLOGY. For upper-division
students who undertake projects in anthropology in regular consultation with
the instructor, for one to three semester hours credit.
50623 ADVANCED GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY. An overview of the field, including
archaeology, linguistics, ethnology, and physical anthropology. Description
and analysis of the profession, its history, theoretical foci, intellectual
leaders and current ethical dilemmas. For advanced undergraduates and graduate
students with opportunities to pursue individual interests within the field.
50923 KINSHIP AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. Prerequisite: ANTH 20623 or
permission of instructor. Principles of descent, kinship terminology and
formation of descent groups, including an examination of specific terminological
systems in relation to other features of social organization; the adaptive dynamics
of family, groups, kinship, and extra-familial associations in simple and complex
HISTORY 40703 INDIANS OF THE UNITED STATES.
HISTORY 40713 INDIANS OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST
HISTORY 50970 SPECIAL STUDIES ON THE AMERICAN INDIAN