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Top ANTH 101 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Located at the intersection of the humanities and the sciences, anthropology strives for a holistic understanding of the human condition. This course introduces students to the basic concepts, theories and methods of anthropology, including its four main sub-fields: archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. The course is driven by fundamental questions, including: What is culture? How do anthropologists study human populations, both past and present? How can this field help us better understand contemporary human problems? (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 110 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Investigates cultural adaptation and change in different environmental and historical contexts. Compares the means by which cultures solve common human problems. Shows similarities and differences throughout the world in systems of values, family, religion, economics, and politics. Students are asked to consider future cultural conditions. Uses a video format. (SS) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 159 LANGUAGE, RACE AND RACISM IN THE US: AN INTRODUCTION (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Students in this course will unpack language, race and racism--as well as the intersections between those ideas-- as cornerstones to understanding identity and society as inherently socially constructed notions. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as ES 159 and WLC 159.

Top ANTH 199 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-3) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.

Top ANTH 208 WESTERN CULTURE STUDY ABROAD (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Overseas study of the history and contemporary form of important features of Western culture. Based on at least 10 weeks of studying abroad. CROSSLISTED as LING 208. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Must be arranged with instructor prior to registration. Enrolled in Study Abroad program.

Top ANTH 209 CULTURAL DIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Overseas study of non-Western cultures. Based on at least 10 weeks of studying abroad. CROSSLISTED as LING 209. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Must be arranged with instructor prior to registration. Enrolled in Study Abroad program.

Top ANTH 210 COMPARATIVE CULTURES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Compares the cultures originating in Asia, Africa, and precolonial Australia, Oceania, and North and South America. Introduces method and theory for comparative cultural analysis from historical, ethnographic, and indigenous viewpoints. Considers the contribution and influences of minority and ethnic groups on the mainstream culture in nation states. Summarizes the characteristics of cultures in the major world culture areas. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 230 TIME TRAVELERS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the historical developments of modern archaeology. The often romanticized public image of archaeology will be contrasted with scientific reality. The nature of archaeological data, modern field methods, analytical techniques, and theoretical background will be reviewed in order to illustrate how the unwritten record of human cultural behavior is deciphered. (SS)

Top ANTH 240 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An investigation of the origin of modern people (Homo sapiens) in a historical context; review of key discoveries and current research on the relationships between humans and other primates; exploration of contrasting views of humanity. (SS)

Top ANTH 251 LANGUAGE IN THE USA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the linguistic aspects of ethnic, class, and gender differences in the United States of America, with a focus on language attitudes. Uses both oral and written materials and quantitative and qualitative approaches. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Freshman and sophomore standing.

Top ANTH 251H LANGUAGE IN THE USA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the linguistic aspects of ethnic, class, and gender differences in the United States of America, with a focus on language attitudes. Uses both oral and written materials and quantitative and qualitative approaches. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Freshman and sophomore standing. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 261 FOOD IN AMERICAN CULTURE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Fosters understanding of the meanings of foods and foodways in American culture. Uses food as a lens to explore general topic areas such as work, family, ecology, and identity. Critically examines core issues that shape and have shaped American culture. (Bacc Core Course) (SS) CROSSLISTED as FCSJ 261.

Top ANTH 284 PRIMATE ADAPTATION AND EVOLUTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduces students to our closest living relatives, the primates. Uses theories and concepts from evolutionary biology to explore the diverse anatomical and behavioral adaptations of different primate species. Also explores the relationships between anatomy, behavior, and ecology on the individual and community level. Provides an evolutionary and ecological framework with which to view primates (including humans) and all living organisms. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 311 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-NORTH AMERICA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 311H PEOPLES WORLD-NORTH AMERICA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 312 PEOPLES WORLD-EUROPE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 312H PEOPLES WORLD-EUROPE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 313 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-LATIN AMERICA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 313H PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-LATIN AMERICA (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 314 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-MIDDLE EAST (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 314H PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-MIDDLE EAST (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 315 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-AFRICA (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 315H PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-AFRICA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 316 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 317 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-PACIFIC (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 318 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-CHINA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 318H PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-CHINA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 [D-] or ANTH 210 [D-] and /or completion of social processes and institutions requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 319 PEOPLES OF THE WORLD-JAPAN AND KOREA (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Survey of peoples around the world. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or ANTH 210 or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 330 EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Overview of the evolution and prehistory of the human species, including the development and interaction of human biology, technology, and society. (SS) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top ANTH 331 MESOAMERICAN PREHISTORY (3) 
Explores the archaeology and prehistory of Mesoamerica from Paleo-Indian times through the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, and Aztec cultures to the Spanish Conquest. Themes include the transition to settled agriculture, emergence of social inequality and political authority, the role of the natural environment, and the rich cultural heritage of Mesoamerican civilizations. PREREQS: Students need to understand the fundamentals of archaeology.

Top ANTH 332 ARCHAEOLOGICAL INFERENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
In this course on archaeological inference, or the thought process of forming our understanding about the past, we will take a guided tour of the main stages of archaeological research design and try our hand at making archaeological inferences. We begin by learning about the basic conceptual problems in the study of the past, then, we engage with the theories and models used to address them, and finally we apply this knowledge in hands-on analytical activities during the laboratory sessions with archaeological artifacts. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ANTH 230 [D-]

Top ANTH 345 BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
The social, cultural, and historical context of human biological diversity in the United States. Students become acquainted with primary resources relating to biological diversity within the modern human species and will offer a critical perspective on racial/ethnic categorization of that diversity. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Sophomore standing and completion of one anthropology course.

Top ANTH 350 LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An examination of the communicative functions of language and the role of language in the construction of social relations. Covers the origins, structure, and diversity of language. Explores the relationships between language and thought and the use of linguistic models in the study of culture. (SS) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 352 ANTHROPOLOGY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENT (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Major threats to human health are increasingly linked to global environmental changes. This course engages medical and environmental anthropology research to critically explore the values, meanings and ideologies associated with ecological and public health issues in given localities throughout the world. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 361 FOOD JUSTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Contemporary food systems are examined from a cultural and social justice perspective. The human right to food as recognized by the United Nations serves as the justice grounding point. Impediments to realizing the right to food will be examined in national and international contexts. (Bacc Core Course) (SS) CROSSLISTED as FCSJ 361.

Top ANTH 370 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Foundational theories, approaches, and concepts are explored and used as a means to understanding how anthropologists past and present use theory. Students compare and contrast prominent theories, analyze current events and situations, and write a major research paper using anthropological sources. PREREQS: ANTH 110 [D-] and /or completion of social processes and institutions requirement.

Top ANTH 371 RESEARCH METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Designed for anthropology majors, this course involves students in learning about and practicing anthropological research methods. Students practice ethnographic fieldwork by conducting participant observation and interviews, writing fieldnotes, analyzing real-life material for cultural values and power differences, and writing up a research paper. PREREQS: ANTH 110 [D-]

Top ANTH 372 SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIETY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduces the foundational theory and concepts of social network analysis (SNA) and explores practical applications of SNA in environmental science, public health, business, politics, education, and public life. Also explores how the Internet, social media, and other information and communication technologies are affecting social networks and culture in the 21st century. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 373 APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Students study various ways of thinking about social justice and evaluate these in case studies and current events. As a basis for the Social Justice minor, students write a research paper on the theoretical and practical aspects of a social justice issue. CROSSLISTED as ES 373, WGSS 373, WLC 373.

Top ANTH 374 ANTHROPOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
An overview of historical and contemporary issues in gender health with emphasis on politics, globalization, and the complex outcomes of interventions in diverse cultural settings. Students will articulate a critical and evidence-based perspective on complex global health issues. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 374H ANTHROPOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An overview of historical and contemporary issues in gender health with emphasis on politics, globalization, and the complex outcomes of interventions in diverse cultural settings. Students will articulate a critical and evidence-based perspective on complex global health issues. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 380 CULTURES IN CONFLICT (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Communication and commerce draw East and West, industrial and pre-industrial, state and stateless societies together. Beliefs and values clash and complement one another. Explores the processes of intercultural contact, cross-cultural interaction, and the consequences of global penetration of European-American culture. Evaluates theoretical explanations for cultural persistence and change. (SS) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 or completion of non-Western cultures requirement.

Top ANTH 380H CULTURES IN CONFLICT (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Communication and commerce draw East and West, industrial and pre-industrial, state and stateless societies together. Beliefs and values clash and complement one another. Explores the processes of intercultural contact, cross-cultural interaction, and the consequences of global penetration of European-American culture. Evaluates theoretical explanations for cultural persistence and change. (SS) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: ANTH 110 [D-] and /or completion of non-Western cultures requirement. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 383 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines human health and healing systems from evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives. Using a case study approach, this class explores individual- and population-level experiences of illness and healing, while providing students with the tools to evaluate global disease patterns and international health promotion and education programs. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 383H INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines human health and healing systems from evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives. Using a case study approach, this class explores individual- and population-level experiences of illness and healing, while providing students with the tools to evaluate global disease patterns and international health promotion and education programs. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ANTH 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 401 RESEARCH (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANTH 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANTH 403 THESIS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANTH 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANTH 405H READING AND CONFERENCE (1-6) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 406 PROJECTS (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANTH 407 SEMINAR (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANTH 407H SEMINAR (1-3) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 409 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ANTH 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Opportunities for students at junior and first-term senior class levels to take advantage of off-campus work experiences during regular term sessions for academic credit. Allows students to broaden and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the value of their academic activity. Internship is supervised and evaluated by individual faculty members. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology.

Top ANTH 420 WORLD CULTURES--TOPICS (4) 
In-depth study of world cultures. Early settlement, cultural history, ecological adaptations, population, family and gender roles, religious ideology, political and economic systems, modern social changes, and contemporary issues pertaining to indigenous peoples in culturally distinct regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on dispelling stereotypic images, both past and present. Includes three hours of lecture and one hour of seminar. Cannot be taken if student is taking or has completed the 300-level course in the same geographical area. Graded P/N. PREREQS: 9 credits of social science including 3 credits of anthropology or graduate standing.

Top ANTH 421 ANALYSIS OF LITHIC TECHNOLOGIES (4) 
Covers the principles, procedures, and purpose of archaeological lithic analysis and the anthropological interpretation of lithic technologies used by prehistoric hunter-gatherers. PREREQS: ANTH 230 [D-] and /or equivalent

Top ANTH 422 HISTORIC MATERIALS ANALYSIS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the analytical and descriptive methods and techniques used by historical archeologists to study late 18th through 20th century machine and handmade objects. PREREQS: ANTH 230 [D-]

Top ANTH 423 METHOD AND THEORY IN HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (4) 
Examines the origins and growth of historical archaeology in the Americas. Students will critically learn about the linkages with history and anthropology and explore the theoretical underpinnings of historical archaeology.

Top ANTH 424 SETTLEMENT ARCHAEOLOGY (4) 
Explores the evolution of the theoretical underpinnings and field methods of settlement archaeology as well as the refinement of the meaning of

Top ANTH 425 CERAMIC ANALYSIS IN ARCHAEOLOGY (4) 
Provides fundamental practical skills and theoretical perspectives for the analysis and interpretation of archaeological ceramics. On the practical side, students will learn both basic and advanced techniques for describing and analyzing pottery assemblages encountered by field archaeologists. On the theoretical side, the course will explore the diversity of research questions in which pottery can play a critical role, as well as the various ways in which ceramic data can be interpreted. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ANTH 230 [D-]

Top ANTH 430 TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY (1-4) 
Recent advances in archaeology and their application to special fields of study. Topics vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits. PREREQS: (ANTH 230 [D-] or ANTH 330 [D-] ) and /or equivalent.

Top ANTH 432 DOMESTICATION, URBANIZATION, AND THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Reviews the development of culture in the Old and New Worlds with special emphasis placed on the when, where, and how of early domestication of plants and animals. Examines the process of urbanization. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology.

Top ANTH 432H DOMESTICATION, URBANIZATION, AND THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Reviews the development of culture in the Old and New Worlds with special emphasis placed on the when, where, and how of early domestication of plants and animals. Examines the process of urbanization. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology. Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 433 FIRST AMERICANS, LAST FRONTIERS (4) 
The initial human occupation of the Western Hemisphere is explored with particular emphasis on northeast Siberian cultural progenitors, routes and timing of entry into the Americas, population dispersal theory, the paleoenvironmental record, and human cultural responses to the conditions of the last frontier prior to 8,000 years ago. PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology.

Top ANTH 434 NORTH AMERICA AFTER THE ICE AGE (4) 
The development of regional hunting and gathering adaptive strategies in North America from 8000 B.C. to the historic period are examined against a backdrop of changing climate, natural disasters, population growth, and human invention. PREREQS: ANTH 433 or 6 credits of anthropology.

Top ANTH 435 CULTURAL RESOURCES: POLICY AND PROCEDURES (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Description and analysis of requirements and demands of cultural resource management. Historical development of cultural resource laws and appropriate field techniques and strategies to implement legislation. PREREQS: ANTH 230 [D-] and /or instructor approval required.

Top ANTH 436 NORTHWEST PREHISTORY (4) 
Materials and theories relating to prehistoric aboriginal cultures of the Northwest. Evaluation of different theories on the origins and adaptations of prehistoric populations to ecological zones within the Northwest; comparisons of the cultural development through prehistoric times of the Columbia Plateau, intermontane and coastal zones of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Special emphasis on the theories of origin, subsequent development of prehistoric cultures in the Northwest, and the present circumstances of archaeology in the Northwest. PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology.

Top ANTH 437 GEOARCHAEOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides an introduction to geoarchaeological concepts and methods. Emphasis will be placed on the use of geoscientific perspectives and datasets to solve archaeological problems. PREREQS: ANTH 230 [D-]

Top ANTH 438 ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL (10-12)  Offered in current or future terms
Practical skills, archaeological methods and techniques including use of equipment, site surveying and mapping techniques, site excavation strategies, record keeping, field cataloging, report writing, and field camp management. PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology and instructor approval required.

Top ANTH 439 ARCHAEOLOGY OF FORAGERS (4) 
Provides an in-depth review of the concepts and approaches employed to study cultural aspects of past foraging peoples using archaeological research methods and theoretical perspectives.

Top ANTH 440 TOPICS IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (1-4) 
Recent advances in physical anthropology and their applications to special fields of study. Topics vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: (ANTH 240 [D-] or ANTH 330 [D-] ) and /or general biology or equivalent.

Top ANTH 441 HUMAN EVOLUTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The evolutionary history of the primate order as it is represented by fossils of the Paleocene through the Holocene. Special attention given to development of the Hominoids in the Miocene, the Australopithecines in the Pliocene, and members of the genus Homo in the Pleistocene. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ( (ANTH 110 [D-] or ANTH 210 [D-] ) and ANTH 240 [D-] ) and /or general biology or equivalent.

Top ANTH 442 HUMAN ADAPTABILITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Overview of human biology and its various subfields, applications of human biology in areas of nutrition, health, growth, adaptation, and demography. Understanding adaptive variations among populations and individuals in responses to environment, disease, and nutritional stress. PREREQS: ANTH 240 [D-] and /or ANTH 340 or general biology or equivalent.

Top ANTH 443 HUMAN OSTEOLOGY LAB (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Identification and analysis of human skeletal materials in an archaeological context. PREREQS: ANTH 240 [D-]

Top ANTH 444 NUTRITIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4) 
Examines human nutrition and food systems from comparative, biocultural and evolutionary perspectives. Long-term evolutionary processes are examined within an ecological framework as significant factors affecting human biology and susceptibility to diet-related disease. An emphasis on anthropological methods in nutritional assessment including anthropometry, paleodietary assessment and nutritional participant-observation will provide students with the tools to evaluate human diet from skeletal and fossil collections through contemporary cross-cultural populations. CROSSLISTED as FCSJ 444. PREREQS: ANTH 240 [C] or ANTH 330 [C]

Top ANTH 446 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY (4) 
Concepts and practices in the use of anthropology in legal matters and police cases, especially involving identification of human remains. PREREQS: ANTH 443 [D-] and /or equivalent.

Top ANTH 447 ARCTIC PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL PROBLEMS (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
The Arctic is on the frontline of today's most pressing global problems. This course uses Arctic perspectives to explore issues affecting us all: climate change, environmental conservation, traditional ecological knowledge, development, energy extraction, indigenous rights, and indigenous media. Using insights from Arctic perspectives, we will plot pathways toward potential solutions. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANTH 447H ARCTIC PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL PROBLEMS (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
The Arctic is on the frontline of today's most pressing problems. This course uses Arctic perspectives to explore issues affecting us all: climate change, environmental conservation, traditional ecological knowledge, development, energy extraction, indigenous rights, and indigenous media. Using insights from Arctic perspectives, we will plot pathways toward potential solutions. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANTH 448 EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Evolutionary medicine is founded on the idea that many challenges to human health can be accounted for by discordances between contemporary environments and those under which humans evolved. This course examines ways anthropologists may help to reframe questions about diseases within long-term, evolutionary contexts. PREREQS: (ANTH 110 [D-] or ANTH 210 [D-] ) and (ANTH 240 [D-] or ANTH 330 [D-] )

Top ANTH 449 BIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN REPRODUCTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines human reproduction and sexuality from the perspective of the New Biocultural Synthesis, a theoretical approach in anthropology that examines the interface of evolved biological, sociocultural and political-economic factors that interact to produce complex human behaviors and biologies. Topics are presented from a life-history perspective where questions related to human reproduction and evolutionary history are examined across the lifespan from mating and conception through elderhood and menopause. Lec/lab.

Top ANTH 450 TOPICS IN LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY (1-4) 
Recent advances in the study of culture and communication and their application to special fields of knowledge. Topics vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: 3 credits of linguistic anthropology.

Top ANTH 452 FOLKLORE AND EXPRESSIVE CULTURE (4) 
The study of folklore/popular culture in its social and historical context. Examines content, structure, communicative potential, and performative aspects of various forms of oral and written expression. Includes familiarization with the analysis of myths, legends, tall tales, proverbs, riddles, and play languages. (FA) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 453 COMMUNITY HEALTH FIELD SCHOOL (3-12) 
Meets the growing need for international experiences for students in medical anthropology; international public health; and women, gender and sexuality studies. The field school is offered over a three- to seven-week period during the summer term. In-country time is flexible and can be adjusted depending on program requirements and financial constraints. Provides an intensive cross-cultural field experience in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that is premised on a model of community-engaged, service learning and applied, emancipatory research. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Graduate standing or junior or senior standing and completion of the Anthropology Undergraduate Program’s or other discipline's core courses is required for participation in this community field school. Students who meet these requirements will apply, and students will be selected based on fit of expertise and interest with the goals set by community partners for that year.

Top ANTH 455 REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE: A SERVICE LEARNING COURSE (4) 
Reproductive Justice is a service-learning course that aims to bridge theory and practice in reproductive health and social justice by developing connections between the university campus and members of the local community.

Top ANTH 459 LANGUAGE, RACE AND RACISM IN THE U.S.: ADVANCED STUDY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Students in this course will unpack language, race and racism--as well as the intersections between those ideas-- as cornerstones to understanding identity and society as inherently socially constructed ideas. The goal of this course is to better understand how racism is produced and reproduced in talk and text (this will include symbols and signs), especially in the context of the denial of racism. Our course will specifically focus on the language of racism, and, more specifically, types of discourse that construct Whiteness as dominant over Color. CROSSLISTED as ES 459/ES 559, WLC 459/WLC 559.

Top ANTH 460 ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL (6)  Offered in current or future terms
Involves an intensive field experience, learning and developing practical skills for operating socially and culturally in another culture. Students engage in anthropological and mixed research topics, methods, and analysis, such as research ethics, research design, participant observation, ethnographic interviewing, community mapping, qualitative and quantitative data analysis. PREREQS: Sophomore standing and application.

Top ANTH 461 NEUROANTHROPOLOGY (4) 
The emerging interdisciplinary field of neuroanthropology combines anthropological understandings of human biological and cultural variation with recent findings in neuroscience. Key topics include socialization and enculturation, addiction, ritual, depression, and psychiatric disorders. PREREQS: ANTH 240 [C-] or ANTH 345 [C-] or ANTH 383 [C-]

Top ANTH 463 ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH: PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL CONDUCT (4) 
Examines the history and scope of professional and ethical guidelines in anthropology; critically evaluate major issues involving ethics, confidentiality, and anonymity that academic and professional anthropologists face during their careers. PREREQS: At least 6 credits of anthropology courses or graduate standing.

Top ANTH 465 POPULAR CULTURE: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (4) 
Introduces some of the debates and issues swirling around analyses of late twentieth-, early twenty-first century popular/mass/public/mediated/commercial culture. Learning about its pervasive forms, its origins and effects, how we are situated in it, and how it situates us is vital to understanding the changes that characterize our postmodern world.

Top ANTH 466 RURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Concentrates on study of the socio-cultural dynamics in rural communities as they develop in national and global contexts of political and economic change. Includes anthropological readings on rural issues in domestic and international contexts and a research paper on a contemporary rural issue. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 468 ANTHROPOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD (4) 
Ethnographies of the organization of children's lives in different cultural contexts are combined with readings on the conceptual and methodological genealogies that have constructed children as research subjects in anthropology. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science

Top ANTH 469 ENERGY IN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (4) 
Examines historical and current trends in energy around the globe. Course themes include the role of energy in economic development, cultural innovation in energy production, social problems that arise from energy shortages or the uneven distribution of energy resources and social and cultural changes required as societies attempt to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. PREREQS: ANTH 110 [D-] or ANTH 210 [D-]

Top ANTH 470 TOPICS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (1-16) 
Covers recent advances in cultural anthropology and their applications to the field. Topics vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 471 CASH, CLASS AND CULTURE: HUNTER-GATHERERS TO CAPITALISM (4) 
Students explore the cultural and social effects of capitalism in the contemporary world within the larger question of how economics and society intersect and change over time. Special emphases are put on food and work, but students explore the linkages of global forces and local life in a variety of ways. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 472 CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ISSUES (4) 
Examines the background of Indian treaties and reservations with discussions of present issues such as health care, education, the Indian Child Welfare Act, fishing rights, and religious freedom. Issues are discussed in class with considerable class participation and some role playing. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 473 GENDER, ETHNICITY, AND CULTURE (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Study of the practices and ideologies of gender as they intersect with those of ethnicity, race, class, and culture. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 474 CROSS-CULTURAL HEALTH AND HEALING (4) 
A comprehensive overview of current issues in global health with particular emphasis on social, cultural, and behavioral interventions. Explores issues of health and development in the international context, focusing on such issues as inequality, structural adjustment, economic development, and community-based approaches to health care, specific cultural beliefs and practices, and the influence of people's perceptions of health, illness, and healing.

Top ANTH 475 ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Capstone course for Anthropology majors. Discusses the use of anthropological skills and methods to solve real-world problems. Addresses professional opportunities for anthropologists; provides career development opportunities; and assesses learning outcomes for Anthropology majors. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing and completion of the Anthropology Undergraduate Program's common core courses are required for participation in this capstone class.

Top ANTH 477 ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Examines past and present interactions between humans and their environments. Emphasizes the concept of system and process of human adaptation. PREREQS: Upper-division standing and 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 478 ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Tourism is among the world's largest industries. The anthropology of tourism seeks to understand the relationships between the industry and the other cultural productions. Students explore the cultural practices and impacts of tourism in relation to both host and guest communities, and travel as cultural practice. Course is taught online and on Corvallis campus. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science. Junior or senior standing.

Top ANTH 479 ANTHROPOLOGY OF MIGRATION (4) 
Focuses on the multiple aspects of population movements around the globe. Investigates the history of recent human migration; current theories, trends and policies; as well as issues of immigrant incorporation and anti-immigrant politics. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 480 TOPICS IN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY (1-4) 
Recent advances in applied anthropology and their application to special fields of study. Topics vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 481 NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY VALUES (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Investigates relations between human communities and the values of community members. Resource issues integrate concepts from social science, economics, and ecology. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 482 ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the ideological and theoretical bases of world assistance programs and their effects on different sectors and classes, including women. Causes of world hunger in terms of agronomic, mainstream economic and radical economic paradigms are developed and contrasted. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top ANTH 483 ADVANCED MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4) 
An overview of anthropological studies of the health of human communities from a biological and behavioral perspective. Topics include prehistory of disease, cultural perspectives on causation of disease and approaches to healing; anthropological approach to international health issues; and case studies. PREREQS: (ANTH 110 [D-] or ANTH 210 [D-] ) and (ANTH 240 [D-] or ANTH 330 [D-] )

Top ANTH 484 WEALTH AND POVERTY (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Summarizes the distribution of wealth observed cross-culturally and through time. Determines the relation between wealth distribution and economic productivity. Shows the impact of industrialization and economic wealth distribution in Western civilization and cross-culturally. Evaluates how cultural practices affect wealth distribution in Western and non-Western societies. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 485 CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Working with an advisor from the Social Justice minor, students conduct research to synthesize and extend analysis of a particular social justice issue, building on three previous papers or projects. Results are presented in a 10-15 page paper and a public poster, presentation or website. CROSSLISTED as ES 485, WGSS 485, WLC 485. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQS: (ANTH 373 [D-] or ES 373 [D-] or WGSS 373 [D-] or WLC 373 [D-] ) and (ANTH 410 [D-] or ES 410 [D-] or WGSS 410 [D-] or WLC 410 [D-] )

Top ANTH 486 ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The role of food in human cultures, both past and present. Includes discussion of different food procurement styles, social movements and the political economy of food. Looks at the symbolic aspects of food as well as its relationship with the environment. CROSSLISTED as FCSJ 486. PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 487 LANGUAGE IN GLOBAL CONTEXT (4) 
Deals with practical uses of linguistics in the global political arena. Explores use of official vs. unofficial languages, language standardization, the preservation of dying languages; problems in learning first and second languages, and the relevance of linguistic knowledge to education and cross-cultural communication. PREREQS: (ANTH 251 [D-] or ANTH 350 [D-] ) and /or some knowledge of linguistic structure or graduate standing.

Top ANTH 488 BUSINESS AND ASIAN CULTURE (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the mutual influence of business organization and culture in Asia. Starts with the premise that a business organization contains a set of values. These values are analyzed as to their effect on society in general and some Asian societies in particular, including Japan, China, Korea, India, and Indonesia. A second area of investigation is the influence of Asian societies on the organization and practice of Western businesses both in Asia and the West. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 3 credits of social science.

Top ANTH 489 ANTHROPOLOGY OF BUSINESS (3) 
Students are exposed to the methods and perspectives used by anthropologists working in business. How does anthropology contribute in such areas as product development, workplace organization and communication, marketing and interfacing with technology? Students do a lengthy project in one of these areas and present it as if in a corporate setting.

Top ANTH 490 TOPICS IN METHODOLOGY (1-4) 
Recent advances in anthropological methodologies and their application to special fields of study. Topics vary from term to term. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology or graduate standing.

Top ANTH 492 ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY METHODS (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides information on the basics of archaeological laboratory work. Students learn the day-to-day operations of a lab, how to classify and catalog artifacts, and how to do artifact analysis, research hypothesis. PREREQS: 6 credits of anthropology or graduate standing.

Top ANTH 494 LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY LAB (1-3) 
A training and practicum in the elicitation, transcription and analysis of language. PREREQS: ANTH 350 [D-] and /or graduate standing.

Top ANTH 497 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS (1-3) 
Archaeological field strategies emphasizing reconnaissance and survey. Application of field equipment and project management.

Top ANTH 498 ORAL TRADITIONS (1-3)  Offered in current or future terms
Method of examining unwritten culture preserved in speech, including local history, folklore, and songs passed from one generation to another. May include the use of life history, genealogy, and other means of collecting information. Attention is given to ethics, legal issues, and the process of transcription. PREREQS: ANTH 350 [D-] and ANTH 452* [D-] and /or graduate standing

Top ANTH 499 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ANTH 499H SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.



 
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