Undergraduate Courses

 ANP200: Navigating Another Culture

(Fall, Spring, Summer; 2 credits Not Accepted as credit to ANP Majors)

Understanding how cultural differences shape perspectives and behavior. Adapting to a new cultural setting

ANP201: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

(Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 credits)

Origins and diversity of cultural systems. Theories of culture. Patterns of kinship. Religious, economic, and political institutions.

ANP203: Introduction to Archaeology

(Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 credits)

Theory, methodology, and techniques of archaeology. Applications to questions about past human behavior. History and concepts of archaeology as an anthropological subdiscipline.

ANP204: Introduction to Medical Anthropology

(Summer of every year. 3 credits)

Concepts, methods and theoretical approaches of the field of medical anthropology

ANP206: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

(Fall, Spring, Summer. 3 credits)

Problems, data, and methods of physical anthropology. Human genetics, hominid evolution, primate studies, human osteology, and human diversity.

ANP220: Gender Relations in Comparative Perspective

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Gender relations in different cultures. Economic and domestic division of labor between the sexes as a factor underlying power differentials.

ANP264: Great Discoveries in Archaeology

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Great discoveries in archaeology that have captured the public’s imagination and shaped Western thought, from Olduvai Gorge and Stonehenge to Macchu Pichu.

ANP270: Women and Health: Anthropological and International Perspectives

(Fall of every year. 3 credits)

Cross cultural perspectives on the health implications of differing life circumstances for women.  Women as health-care consumers and providers.  Health and women’s life cycles.

ANP280: The Anthropological Film

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Ethnographic film as a record of vanishing cultures, as a tool for ethnological analysis and as a source of perspectives on different cultures and variability within cultures.

 ANP320: Social and Cultural Analysis

(Fall of every year, Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Major theoretical traditions of cultural anthropology.  Functionalism, symbolism, structuralism, and contemporary developments.  Prerequisite: ANP201 and completion of Tier I writing requirement.

ANP321: Anthropology of Social Movements

(Fall of every year. 3 credits)

How social movements within different cultures around the world organize, create or impede change on the basis of class, religion, race, ethnicity, language, and territory.  Prerequisite: ANP 101 or ANP 201.

ANP325: Anthropology of the Environment and Development

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Anthropological approaches to contemporary environmental and devilment issues and their inter-relation.

ANP330: Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Understanding race and ethnicity.  Models analyzing racial, ethnic, and national identities; boundaries; and collective identities and differentiations.  Case studies from cultures worldwide.  Prerequisite: ANP 101 or ANP 201 or ISS 215.  Not open to students with credit in SOC 215.

ANP 362: Archaeology Foragers to Farmers

(Fall of odd years. 3 credits. Prerequisites ANP 203 or 264)

Theories, problems, and issues in the study of foraging and farming as adaptive strategies. Archaeological evidence for the appearance and development of food production in prehistory.

ANP363: Rise of Civilization

(Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years; 3 Credits)

Archaeological evidence for the appearance and development of the world’s earliest prehistoric civilizations.  The nature of complex societies and the comparative evolution of states.  Prerequisite: ANP 202 or ANP 203

ANP364: Pseudoarchaeology

(Fall of odd years. 3 credits)

Critical survey and discussion of pseudoarchaeological and pseudoscientific ideas about archaeology, archaeologists, and the human past.

ANP370: Culture, Health, and Illness

(Fall of every year, Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Cross-cultural perspectives on the definition and treatment of illness.  Prerequisite: ANP 101 or ANP 201 or ANP204

ANP410: Anthropology of Latin America

(Fall of even years. 3 credits. Not open to freshman)

Comparative examination of sociocultural changes leading to and created by major revolutions in Latin America.  Prerequisite: ANP 201 and Completion of a Tier I Writing Requirement.

ANP411: North American Indian Ethnography

(Fall of every year. 3 credits. Not open to Freshman)

Social and cultural patterns of North American Indian societies. History, economy, politics, social organization, religion, and social change.  Prerequisite: ANP 201.

ANP413: Indonesian Culture and Politics: Islam and Beyond

(Spring of odd years. 3 credits)

Southeast Asian peoples, cultures, and nations.  Tropical forest and sea trading adaptations.  Recent social change. Prerequisites: ANP 201 or ISS 210 or 215 and completion of Tier I writing requirement.

ANP414: Anthropology of South Asia

(Fall Even Years; 3 Credits)

Anthropology of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.  Religion, social organization, village life, urban structures, economic organization, history, and social change.  Prerequisite: ANP 201

ANP415: China: Culture and Society

(Fall Even Years; 3 Credits)

Socioeconomic and cultural continuity and change from traditional civilization to the contemporary state and the communist period.  Village and urban society and their relationships.  Prerequisite: ANP 201 or ISS 330 B.

 ANP416: Anthropology of Southern Africa

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Structure and organization of major cultures.  Transformations caused by global, national, and local forces.  Prerequisite: ANP 201

ANP417: Introduction to Islam in Africa

(Spring of odd years. 3 credits)

Anthropological and historical literature on Islam in Africa.  Spread of Islam, colonialism, slave trade, conversion, migration, prayer, Islamic schools, gender, ethnicity, and human rights. Prerequisites: ANP201

ANP418: Contemporary Japan: Mainstream and Margins

(Spring Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Key themes in contemporary Japanese society and culture. Ethnographic representation in anthropology and in popular culture. Prerequisite: Completion of a Tier I writing requirement

ANP 419: Anthropology of the Middle East

(Fall of every year. 3 credits.) Prerequisites ANP 201.

Anthropological literature of the Middle East and North Africa.  Cultural variation, religion, ethnicity, kinship, gender, representation, and cultural, political, and economic transformation. Prerequisites ANP 201.

ANP420: Language & Culture

(Fall of every year, Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Domain, issues, and methods of cultural linguistics.  Relationship between language and culture.  Language and ethnicity, status, and role.  Pidgin and Creole languages.  Cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite ANP 201 or 320, ISS 210, or LIN 200 or 401.  Interdepartmental with English; administered by anthropology.

ANP422: Religion & Culture

(Fall of every year, Spring of every year.  3 credits)

The anthropology of religion and the symbolic analysis of ritual.  Theoretical and ethnographic literature. Prerequisites ANP 201 or ISS 210 and completion of a Tier I writing requirement.

ANP423: Psychological Anthropology

(Spring of even years. 3 credits)

Cross-cultural perspectives on culture and personality.  Enculturation, life-cycle, person and self, emotion and cognition, mental illness.  Prerequisites ANP 201 or ISS 210 or 215. 

ANP426: Urban Anthropology

(Spring of odd years. 3 credits)

The anthropological approach to urban issues.  Cross-cultural perspectives on the informal economy, power, ideology, and community.  Prerequisites: ANP 201 or ISS 320.

ANP428: Environments of International Enterprise

(Spring Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Anthropological commentary on (1) issues stemming from disparate cultures and objectives of transnational organizations and host countries; and (2) cultural and power issues that affect activity in international, inter-organizational business relationships.  Prerequisite: ANP 201

ANP429: Ethnographic Field Methods

(Fall of every year, Spring of every year. 4 credits)

Field research in cultural anthropology.  Research design, participant observation, relationship of techniques to methods, and ethics.  Prerequisite: ANP 201 and completion of a Tier I writing requirementRestrictions: Not open to freshmen or sophomores.

 ANP430: Culture, Resources, and Power

(Fall of odd years. 3 credits)

Production of knowledge and expertise regarding development, environment, culture, and rights.  Effects of applying this knowledge. Prerequisitecompletion of a Tier I writing requirement.

ANP431: Gender, Environment and Development

(Fall of odd years. 3 credits)

Relationship among processes of environmental change, development and gender differentiation.  Anthropological perspectives.  Case studies of major theoretical approaches.  Gendered participation environmental movements, organizations.  Prerequisite:  ANP 201. Restrictions: Not open to Freshmen

ANP 432: American Indian Women

(Fall of even years. 3 credits)

Role of women in a variety of North American Indian cultures, both traditional and contemporary, using autobiography, life history, historical biography, ethnography, and fiction. Interaction of Indian women and their cultures with Western European and American cultures. Prerequisites: ANP201

ANP433: Contemporary American Indian Communities

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

American Indian communities today, both reservation and urban, including issues of tribalization, Pan-Indianism, culture change and revitalization, economic development, federal policy, religious freedom, and gender roles. Prerequisites: ANP201

ANP436: Globalization and Justice: Issues in Political and Legal Anthropology

(Spring of odd years. 3 credits)

Anthropological perspectives on issues of justice linked to global forces of transnational capitalism, economic development, global governance, and international law. Prerequisites: ANP 201 or concurrently or completion or a Tier I Writing Requirement

ANP437: Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective

(Spring of odd years. 3 credits)

Anthropological investigation of minority health issues, with an emphasis on Latinos in the United States. Critical analysis of the history and conceptual basis for trends in minority health research. Prerequisites ANP 201

ANP439: Human Rights:  Anthropological Perspectives

(Spring of even years. 3 credits)

Cross-cultural study of human rights. Anthropological perspective on the role of law, customs, values, and politics in defining, organizing, and understanding individual and collective rights. Prerequisites ANP 201 or concurrently or Completion of a Tier I writing requirement. 

ANP440: Hominid Fossils

(Spring of odd years. 3 credits)

Theories of human evolution during the past five million years.  Fossil evidence.  Prerequisite: ANP 206

ANP441: Osteology and Forensic Anthropology

(Spring of every year. 4 credits)

Human bone and skeletal biology and analysis.  Methods of forensic anthropology.  Analysis of skeletal remains, forensic pathology, and forensic archaeology.  Prerequisites ANP 206 or CJ 210

 ANP443: Human Adaptability

(Fall of every year. 3 credits)

Human adaptation to physical, biological and social environments.  Adaptive models from ecology, demography, genetics, physiology, nutrition and medicine. Theoretical and methodological issues in human adaptation studies across various populations. Prerequisites ANP 206

ANP451: European Archaeology

(Spring of even years. 3 credits)

Patterns of change in technology, subsistence, economy, settlement, social organization, and political complexity from the earliest human occupation through the Iron Age.  Major issues in European archaeology.  Prerequisite ANP 203 or ANP 264

ANP452: North American Archaeology

(Spring of every year. 3 credits)

Characteristics and processes of North American prehistory on a regional level.  Economic, social, political and technological change through time.  Prerequisite ANP 203 or ANP 264

ANP453: Mesoamerican Archaeology

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Emergence and development of civilizations from first occupation to Spanish Conquest.  Use of archaeology, ethnohistory, and history.  Major theories of plant domestication and state evolution.  Prerequisite: ANP 203 and ANP 264.

ANP455: Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

(Fall Even Years; 3 Credits)

This course provides a critical examination of the archaeology of ancient Egypt from the Neolithic until the Roman period. Prerequisites: ANP203 or ANP264 or ANP363 or approval of department

ANP461: Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Theory and methodology in historical archaeology and its relation to history and anthropology.  Prerequisite: ANP 203.

ANP462: Frontiers and Colonization in Historical Archaeology

(Spring Even Years; 3 Credits)

Cultural dynamics and historical archaeological research in frontier and colonizing situations.  European expansion in North America.  Prerequisite: ANP 203.

ANP463: Laboratory Methods in Archaeology

(Spring Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Preparation and preservation of archaeological data.  Conservation, cleaning, cataloguing, and classification.  Analysis of lithics, ceramics, faunal and floral remains, metals, and glass.  Prerequisite: ANP 203 or ANP 464.

ANP464: Field Methods in Archaeology

(Summer of every year; Variable from 2 – 6 Credits)

Field research.  Survey, excavation, mapping, data recording, and field laboratory procedures.  A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course. Prerequisites ANP 203 or approval of department

ANP471: Alternative Medicine

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Anthropological study of alternative medicine and ethnomedicine in the USA and around the world, including the cross-cultural study of concepts of health and illness, diagnosis, and treatment. Prerequisites ANP 201 and completion of Tier I requirement.

ANP475: Organizational Anthropology

(Fall of every year. 3 credits)

Open to juniors or seniors or graduate students. Recommended acquaintance with issues of culture, power, and communication that occur in geographically dispersed teamwork from any area of endeavor.  Ability to report on issues to highlight effective practices and pitfalls. 

Anthropological study of organizations, focusing on geographically dispersed and culturally disparate organizations.

ANP476: Internship in Anthropology

(On Demand. 1-3 credits)

Requires approval of department.

ANP489: Anthropology Capstone Course (W)

(Fall of every year. 3 credits)

Integration of the subdivisions of anthropology.  Differences between anthropology and other approaches in the social sciences.  Further directions of anthropological inquiry.  Prerequisites ANP 201, 203 and 206 and of Tier I Writing Requirement. Restrictions: Open to seniors in Anthropology only.

ANP490: Independent Study

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-12 Credits)

Restrictions: Approval of department.

ANP491: Topics in Anthropology

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-4 Credits)

Selected topics in sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, anthropological linguistics, or medical anthropology.  Prerequisite: ANP 101 or ANP 201 or ANP 203 or one 300-level anthropology course.