Anthropology (ANTH)

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ANTH 231 INTRO TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3 Credits

Comparative study of a variety of human groups modern and premodern, including analysis of technology, family form, religion, other aspects of social organization, and cultural change. Methods of cultural anthropology will be discussed. Field trips may be required.

Essential Studies Outcome: ES10

ANTH 337 PEOPLE & CULTURES OF N AMERICA3 Credits

Survey of indigenous cultures of North America from prehistory through contemporary societies. Emphasis is placed on the wide range of diversity exhibited by American Indians across the continent. Course content will include prehistoric Native Americans, the contact period, and contemporary American Indian societies.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

ANTH 351 ANCIENT WEST3 Credits

This course investigates the history of the West from the Neolithic through the Middle Ages with attention to Greco-Roman societies, Iron-Age Celtic and Germanic societies, and the European world(s) that emerged as the earlier cultures collided. In addition to historical works, the course analyzes the subject through cognate fields with special emphasis on anthropology.

Cross-Listed: HIST351/ANTH351

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

ANTH 371 ANCIENT EAST ASIA3 Credits

This course investigates the peoples and cultures of East Asia from the emergence of Bronze-Age kingdoms through the failure of Confucian political and social systems in the mid-nineteenth century. In addition to anthropological works, this course analyzes the subject area through cognate disciplines, with special emphasis on history.

Cross-Listed: HIST371/ANTH371

Prerequisites: Sophomore or above status

ANTH 430 TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY1-3 Credits

Special topical studies that may include: art and religion, Native American culture, impact of technology on culture, agricultural systems, cultures of the Middle East, exploration and cultures, linguistics, and nomadism. Student may repeat the course for a maximum of 9 hours credit. Field research is possible.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status

ANTH 435 N PLAINS INDIAN CULTURES3 Credits

Survey of Northern Plains Indian cultures with a focus upon aspects of cultures from both a historical and contemporary perspective, but with emphasis being placed on the contemporary cultures. The impact of modern technology and Euro-American contact on Northern Plains Indians will also be examined as well as the continuing functions of traditional native beliefs in contemporary social, economic, political, and religious contexts.

Prerequisites: Junior or above status