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Department of Anthropology

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Department of Anthropology

anthro.wsu.edu
College Hall 150
509-335-3441

Professor and Department Chair, A. Duff; Professors, E. Hagen, B. S. Hewlett, T. A. Kohler, J. M. Mageo, C. L. Meehan, R. J. Quinlan; Associate Professors, A.D. Blackwell, J. Cassaniti, C. Grier, L. Premo, M. B. Quinlan, E. Thornton, C. Wilkinson; Assistant Professors, J. Blong, R. Horowitz, A. Pisor, S. Tushingham; Professor, Career Track, M. Mansperger; Associate Professors, Career Track, N. Hess, M. Sugerman; Assistant Professors, Career Track, B. L. Hewlett, N. Grow; Professors Emeriti, R. E. Ackerman, W. Andrefsky, Jr., J. H. Bodley, W. D. Lipe, N. P. McKee.

The curriculum includes courses in the four major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and physical/biological anthropology. These courses familiarize students with current issues in human evolution, linguistics, the prehistoric development of culture, and cultural theory. Undergraduate majors are required to gain a background in all four of these major subfields. Graduate students may specialize in archaeology, cultural anthropology, or evolutionary anthropology. The program in archaeology emphasizes research and training in the prehistory of the Americas, including the Pacific Northwest from British Columbia to northern California, the Columbia Plateau, the Pueblo societies of the Southwest, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. Faculty research employs ceramic analysis, paleoeconomic and paleoenvironmental approaches including geoarchaeology and zooarchaeology, as well as stable isotope analysis, archaeometry via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and modeling and simulation. The department also conducts summer archaeological field schools. The program in cultural anthropology emphasizes globalization, historical ethnography, psychological anthropology, medical anthropology, gender and culture, biocultural perspectives, and public health anthropology. Faculty research is based in North and Central America, Polynesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. The program in evolutionary anthropology emphasizes evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary cultural anthropology, evolutionary archaeology and paleoanthropology. Evolutionary faculty have research interests that span several continents including the Americas, Europe and Africa.  The department also emphasizes research and training in Psychological/Medical Anthropology and Ethnobiology.

Departmental offices and laboratories are located in College Hall near the center of campus. Physical facilities include special laboratories for biological anthropology, isotope and lithic analysis, paleoecology, geoarchaeology, and zooarchaeology, as well as research laboratories for faculty and advanced students. The Museum of Anthropology, with permanent and temporary exhibits, and ethnographic and archaeological research collections, is also housed in College Hall.

The department offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, Master of Arts in Anthropology, and Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology). Positions open to anthropologists include those in teaching, research, museum work, state and federal agencies, private consulting firms, and international business. In addition, anthropology provides a strong general foundation for a pre-professional education.

Human Biology

Human Biology is an explicitly interdisciplinary degree jointly administered by the Department of Anthropology and the School of Biological Sciences. The BA in Human Biology offers students an opportunity to explore how human biology influences and is influenced by the environment, cultural and social structures, and economic and political policies. Human Biology melds approaches and content from social and biological sciences to provide students with a synthetic understanding of the roles of culture, the dynamics of natural and social systems, and biological attributes responsible for shaping the human being. Our aim is to prepare students to be engaged, creative, insightful, and skillful in diverse professions that encompass the arenas of health and environmental sciences, societal support, and public policy that influence the welfare of humans.

Student Learning Outcomes

We expect that our graduating students will have:

  1. Familiarity with the basic principles and findings of ethnology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistics, the four subfields of American anthropology as well as the ways in which these four subfields are interrelated;
  2. Awareness of the basic research and analytical methods and underlying theories of the four subfields of anthropology;
  3. Ability to read critically and synthesize information produced by professional anthropologists and published in academic books and journals;
  4. Ability to write in accessible, standard, academic prose narratives that are marked by: a framework of clear, general statements; specific, concrete evidence that supports these statements; analysis and discussion of the material presented; and a coherent summary conclusion, indicating the significance of the work;
  5. Ability to apply the principles, findings, and research and analytical methods of anthropology to new situations and data, including those of everyday life.

https://anthro.wsu.edu/undergraduate-studies/program-learning-goals/
 




Schedules of Studies

Honors students complete the Honors College requirements which replace the UCORE requirements.


Anthropology (120 Credits)

A student may be admitted to the anthropology major upon making their intention known to the department. To graduate, a minimum of 34 credits in anthropology courses are required. Grades of C- or higher are required for all anthropology courses. No required course can be taken pass, fail.
First Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 203 [DIVR]3
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab14
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective23 or 4
Second TermCredits
ANTH 2604
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective23 or 4
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]33 or 4
Second Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 2303
Arts [ARTS]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab14
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second TermCredits
ANTH Electives46
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 390 [M]3
ANTH Elective43
Humanities [HUM]3
Electives6
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Electives59
ANTH Electives46
Consider study abroad or summer field school
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level Electives512
ANTH Elective43
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Electives59
ANTH 490 [CAPS] [M]3
Electives3

Footnotes
1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
2Two years of one foreign language from high school or one year at college required.
3STAT 212 preferred.
4ANTH Electives (18 credits required): Minimum of 3 credits from each of the following areas: Archeology: ANTH 300, 330, 331, 334, 336, 340, 370, 430; Biological: ANTH 268, 380, 381, 463, 464, 465, 466, 469, 473; Cultural: ANTH 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 309, 316, 320, 327, 402, 404, 405, 417, 418; Linguistics: ANTH 350, 355, 450.
5Concentrating electives beginning in the junior year in one sub-area of anthropology or in a minor discipline in consultation with the adviser is recommended.

Human Biology, BA (120 Credits)

Completion of the Human Biology major requires a minimum of 20 credits of coursework in each of Anthropology (ANTH) and Biology (BIOLOGY), which can include required courses.
First Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 203 [DIVR]3
BIOLOGY 106 [BSCI]4
CHEM 101 or 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 1074
CHEM 102 or 1064
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
STAT 212 [QUAN]4
Second Year
First TermCredits
ANTH 2604
Arts [ARTS]3
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Major Elective1,23
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]33
BIOLOGY 3014
Human Behavior Requirement43
Science and Society Requirement53
Major Elective1,23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Genetics and Evolution Requirement63
Human Behavior Requirement43
Humanities [HUM]3
Foreign Language, if needed, and/or Major Electives1,2,76
Second TermCredits
Genetics and Evolution Requirement63
Writing in the Major [M] course82-4
Foreign Language, if needed, and/or Major Electives1,2,79
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Human Cultural Diversity Requirement93
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]103 or 4
Writing in the Major [M] course2-4
Major Electives and/or Electives1,2,117
Second TermCredits
Major Electives and/or Electives1,2,1115
Complete School of Biological Sciences Exit Survey

Footnotes
1Major Electives (18 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 301, 303, 304, 305, 330, 331, 340 [M], 380, 404, 405, 495, 498, 499; BIOLOGY 251 or 353, 315, 321 [M], 333, 340 [M], 354, 372, 476, 491, 495, 499; H D 220; MBIOS 303, 305, 405, 446; PSYCH 320, 361. 363; and any ANTH or BIOLOGY course listed in the Science and Society, Genetics and Evolution, Human Behavior, and Human Cultural Diversity modules that were not taken to satisfy the requirement in those areas.
2A maximum of 4 credits of coursework that are graded S,F (ANTH 498, 499; BIOLOGY 491, 495, 499) may be used toward fulfilling Major Electives.
3An additional [ARTS], [HUM], or [SSCI] is required by the College of Arts and Sciences.
4Human Behavior Requirement (6 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 268, 381, 466; BIOLOGY 307, 438; PSYCH 230, 321, 324, 372.
5Science and Society Requirement (3 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 309; BIOLOGY 330; PHIL 350, 365, 370; SOC 331, 332; SOE 390, 402, 444.
6Genetics and Evolution Requirement (6 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 302, 463, 469; BIOLOGY 335, no more than one from BIOLOGY 395, 403, or 405; MBIOS 423.
7Two years of high school foreign language or at least two semesters of college-level foreign language are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
8[M] courses must be chosen from ANTH or BIOLOGY.
9Human Cultural Diversity Requirement (3 credits) approved courses include: ANTH 201, 307, 316, 320, 327.
10Integrated Capstone [CAPS] course must be chosen from either ANTH 464, 473 [M], 490 [M], BIOLOGY 401, 408, 473 [M], or 483 [M].
11Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.


Minors

Anthropology

A minor in Anthropology requires a minimum of 18 credits, including three of the following: ANTH 101, 203, 230, and 260. At least 9 credits must be 300-400-level work taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. A minimum grade of C- is required in each course contributing to the minor.



Courses

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American Indian Studies (AIS)

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320 [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320). Typically offered Fall.

320 (Effective through Summer 2020) [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320, CES 377). Typically offered Fall.

327 [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, AIS 327). Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or CES 171. Typically offered Spring.

327 (Effective through Summer 2020) [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, AIS 327, CES 378). Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or CES 171. Typically offered Spring.

331 [SSCI] Archaeology of the Americas 3 Cultures and environments of the Americas from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the development of complex civilizations. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 331, AIS 331.) Recommended preparation: ANTH 101.

401 Tribal Nation Building Leadership - Research I 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Ontology and epistemology; indigenous research methods; participatory research, collaborative research, critical ethnography. Typically offered Fall.

402 Tribal Nation Building Leadership - Research II 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: By permission only. Indigenous research methods; participatory research, collaborative research, critical ethnography. Typically offered Spring.


Anthropology (ANTH)

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101 [DIVR] Introduction to Anthropology 3 Explores what it means to be human through the major subfields of anthropology, including biological anthropology (human evolution and variation), archaeology, sociocultural anthropology, and linguistics. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

130 [SSCI] Great Discoveries in Archaeology 3 Impact of great archaeological discoveries and the work of archaeologists on our sense of the past. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

201 [HUM] Art and Society 3 Art as an expression of social and cultural systems in non-Western societies. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

203 [DIVR] Global Cultural Diversity 3 Introduction to the field of cultural anthropology; examination of how cultures vary and are similar. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

205 [SSCI] Health, Healing, and Medicine Across Cultures 3 Anthropological perspective on health, disease, and medical/curing systems; relationships between culture, biology, political-economic environments, disease, and curing examined. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or 203. Typically offered Spring.

214 Gender and Culture in America 3 Exploration or variation in gender roles, relationships, values, and institutions among men and women in US, ethnic, and other subcultures.

214 (Effective through Summer 2020) [SSCI] Gender and Culture in America 3 Exploration or variation in gender roles, relationships, values, and institutions among men and women in US, ethnic, and other subcultures.

230 Archaeological Methods and Interpretation 3 Archaeological fieldwork methods; lab-based analysis of archaeological materials as applied to reconstructing past human lifeways. Typically offered Fall.

260 [BSCI] Introduction to Biological Anthropology 4 (3-3) Evidence for human evolution; evolutionary explanations of human variation; techniques of biological anthropology. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

268 [BSCI] Sex, Evolution, and Human Nature 3 Human sexuality, male-female relations, cooperation, violence and parent-child relations examined cross-culturally and in nonhuman primates utilizing evolutionary and biocultural perspectives. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

275 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

300 Field Methods V 2-8 Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Practice in methods of archaeological, ethnological, or linguistic field research. Typically offered Summer Session.

301 [ARTS] Arts and Media in Global Perspective 3 Contemporary arts and media around the world, and their impact on identity, society, and culture.

302 [SSCI] Childhood and Culture 3 Anthropological theory and methods applied to the study of infant, child, and adolescent development.

303 The Anthropology of Religious Experience 3 Body, meaning, and power in religion cross culturally. Typically offered Spring.

304 [SSCI] Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Mental Health and Illness 3 Cross-cultural mental health and illness; common U.S. mental illnesses and treatments in diverse cultures around the world; mental illnesses specific to particular cultures. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105; ANTH 101 or 203. Typically offered Spring.

305 [SSCI] Anthropology of Epidemic Disease and Bioterrorism 3 Cross-cultural understanding of how humans respond to epidemics, including high mortality diseases, diseases common in the developing world, and diseases that pose future threats.

306 Cultures and Peoples of the Middle East 3 Contemporary Arab cultures in a historical perspective within the framework of Western-Middle Eastern relations. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 306, ASIA 306, HISTORY 306).

307 [DIVR] Contemporary Cultures and Peoples of Africa 3 Introduction to family, social, political, economic and religious institutions of African cultures in context of African social issues.

309 [SSCI] Cultural Ecology 3 Major findings of ecological anthropology relating to problems of population, resources, and environment in small-scale cultures. Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing, ANTH 101 or 203.

312 Indigenous Women in Traditional and Contemporary Societies 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 101, 214, CES 101, or 171. Exploration of roles and activities of women in indigenous societies; how traditional gender roles have developed and changed. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 372, ANTH 312). Typically offered Spring and Summer.

316 [DIVR] Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 Cross-cultural examination of the status and roles of women and men, sexuality and marriage, and folk concepts of sexual anatomy in traditional cultures in Western science; concepts of nature and culture are explored through a variety of perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 316, WOMEN ST 316). Recommended preparation: Sophomore standing; ANTH 101, PSYCH 105, SOC 101, or WOMEN ST 101 or 201. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

317 Global Feminisms 3 An interdisciplinary approach to examining women's roles and experiences throughout the world and different approaches to feminism/feminisms. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 332, ANTH 317). Typically offered Spring.

320 [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320). Typically offered Fall.

320 (Effective through Summer 2020) [DIVR] Native Peoples of North America 3 A holistic exploration of various indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, through the lens of anthropology. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, AIS 320, CES 377). Typically offered Fall.

327 [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, AIS 327). Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or CES 171. Typically offered Spring.

327 (Effective through Summer 2020) [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, AIS 327, CES 378). Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or CES 171. Typically offered Spring.

330 Origins of Culture and Civilization 3 Prehistoric roots of culture from the beginnings of humankind to the rise of the first civilizations in Africa and Eurasia. Recommended preparation: 3 hours ANTH. Typically offered Fall.

331 [SSCI] Archaeology of the Americas 3 Cultures and environments of the Americas from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the development of complex civilizations. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 331, AIS 331.) Recommended preparation: ANTH 101. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

334 Time and Culture in the Northwest 3 The archaeologically reconstructed environmental and cultural past of the Northwest including contemporary scientific and social approaches and issues. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101. Typically offered Spring.

336 Old World Civilizations 3 Evolution of complex society, urbanism, states and empires in the eastern hemisphere; survey of European, African and Asian civilizations. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101, 230, or 330.

340 [M] Maya, Aztec and Inca Civilizations 3 Examination of the great prehistoric civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101, 330, or 336. Typically offered Spring.

350 [DIVR] Speech, Thought, and Culture 3 The role of language in social situations and as a reflection of cultural differences. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

350 (Effective through Spring 2020) [DIVR] Speech, Thought, and Culture 3 The role of language in social situations and as a reflection of cultural differences. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 350, FOR LANG 350). Typically offered Fall and Spring.

355 [HUM] Historical Linguistics 3 Origins and evolution of human language, relationships between peoples and languages, development of contemporary ethnicities, linguistical change, reconstructive methods, and writing systems.

370 Past Environments and Culture 3 People and their environments from the Ice Age to modern time; archaeological, ecological, and biological data.

380 Human Osteology 3 Introduction to the field of osteology including molecular analysis, paleopathology, taphonomy and forensic analysis. Typically offered Fall.

381 [BSCI] Primate Behavioral Ecology 3 Evolution of primate behavior from ecological and phylogenetic perspective emphasizing methods for understanding primate adaptations and diversity. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or BIOLOGY 101, 102 or 150.

390 [M] History of Anthropological Thought 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 203; ANTH 230; ANTH 260. Development of theories in anthropology including contributions of significant individuals, representative classics and influential current movements. Recommended preparation: Junior standing. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

395 Topics in Anthropology V 3-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Examination of selected topics in contemporary anthropological theory and practice. Recommended preparation: Junior standing.

399 Archaeological Field School V 2-8 Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Training in methods of archaeological data recovery and analysis. Typically offered Summer Session.

402 Cross-cultural Gender and Kinship 3 Principles of kinship in anthropology applied to questions of cross-cultural gender definition. Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or SOC 101.

404 [CAPS] The Self in Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: One course at the 100-level and one course at the 200-level in any of the following subjects: AMER ST, ANTH, CES, COM, ENGLISH, FINE ART, H D, HISTORY, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, or WOMEN ST; junior standing. Survey of anthropological theories exploring self in Western/non-Western cultures through dreams, history, and human development. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

405 Medical Anthropology 3 Relationships among disease, curing, culture and environment; non-Western medical systems; political economy of health care. Recommended preparation: Junior standing. Typically offered Spring.

410 History of American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Indian Law 3 The history of sovereignty and Federal Indian Law against the backdrop of treaties and trust responsibility. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 410, ANTH 410, POL S 410). Typically offered Spring.

417 Anthropology and World Problems 3 Data and methods of cultural anthropology applied to the solution of contemporary human problems, emphasizing sustainable development. Recommended preparation: 3 hours ANTH; junior standing.

418 Human Issues in International Development 3 Interdisciplinary analysis of complex interaction between tradition and modernity in Third World societies. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 418, POL S 418, SOC 418).

430 [M] Archaeological Theory and Explanation 3 Archaeological theory and the role of theories of culture change in crafting explanations for the human past. Recommended preparation: ANTH 230; ANTH 330 or 331. Typically offered Spring.

450 Ethnolinguistics 3 Anthropological theory and methods applied to the study of cognitive linguistics, or the interrelation of language, mind, and culture. Credit not granted for more than one of ANTH 450 and ANTH 550. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

450 (Effective through Spring 2020) Ethnolinguistics 3 Anthropological theory and methods applied to the study of cognitive linguistics, or the interrelation of language, mind, and culture. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 450, FOR LANG 450). Credit not granted for more than one of ANTH 450 and ANTH 550. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

463 Introduction to Anthropological Demography and Epidemiology 3 Small-scale population dynamics; culture change; event history analysis; evolutionary life history; risk; reproduction; morbidity; and mortality in ethnographic, historical, and archaeological populations. Credit not granted for both ANTH 463 and ANTH 563. Recommended preparation: ANTH 260. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

464 [CAPS] Hormones and Human Reproduction 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Hormones, diet, and stress in the regulation of human reproduction, behavior, and physiology; menstruation, parenting, and pregnancy; evolution of reproduction. Recommended preparation: ANTH 260, BIOLOGY 107, 150, or equivalent.

465 Human Evolution 3 Human origins in the light of the fossil record and evolutionary theory. Credit not granted for both ANTH 465 and ANTH 565. Recommended preparation: ANTH 260. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

466 Evolution of Cooperation 3 Human cooperation from an evolutionary perspective, as informed by research from anthropology, biology, ecology, economics, and psychology; discussion-based seminar. Typically offered Fall.

469 Genes, Culture and Human Diversity 3 Relationships between genes, language and culture are explored as a means to understanding world history, genetic and cultural diversity and unity. Recommended preparation: Junior standing.

473 [CAPS] [M] Evolution and Society 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 260 or BIOLOGY 301; junior standing. Survey of how the theory of evolution is used to better understand ourselves, the societies in which live, and the biological world on which we depend. Recommended preparation: BIOLOGY 405 or concurrent enrollment. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 473, ANTH 473).

480 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

490 [CAPS] [M] Integrative Themes in Anthropology 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 203; ANTH 230; ANTH 260; ANTH 390; junior standing. Current research crosscutting traditional subdisciplines of anthropology. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

495 Research Practicum V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 10 hours. Hands-on experience in selection of a research problem, review of literature, developing methodology, data collection, and reporting results. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

498 Anthropology Internship V 1-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Participation as archaeological or cultural anthropological intern in public or private sectors; requires special arrangement with faculty advisor. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

500 Field Methods V 2 (0-6) to 8 (0-24) Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Training in gathering and analyzing field data. Typically offered Spring and Summer.

504 Culture, Ecology, and International Development 3 Sociocultural properties of ecological systems in developing nations; cultural transformation in dynamic systems; ethnographic description, comparison; mixed and collaborative methods.

507 Advanced Studies in Culture Theory 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Evaluation of major theories and methods and their relationship to problems in cultural-social analysis. Typically offered Spring.

510 Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology 3 Overview of basic concepts and theory in cultural anthropology based on in-depth analysis of selected theoretical and ethnographic materials. Typically offered Fall.

513 Lithic Technological Organization 4 (3-3) Methods and theory of lithic technology. Typically offered Spring.

514 Ceramic Analysis 4 (3-3) Basic concepts, methods, and approaches used in the analysis of archaeological pottery. Typically offered Fall.

519 International Development and Human Resources 3 History of and recent changes in international development emphasizing anthropological perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 519, POL S 538, SOC 519).

521 Psychological Anthropology 3 Psychological and anthropological aspects of personhood, self, human development, gender, sexuality, emotion and cognition in various cultures.

522 Culture and Mind 3 Examination of cultural variation in mind and mental processing, and how shared ideas and personal perceptions are necessarily co-constitutive of one another. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

525 Medical Anthropology 3 Examination of the interactions between culture and well-being, including illness concepts, distributions, prevention, and treatments in global perspective. Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

528 Historical Ethnography 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Culture history, ethnography, theoretical, and contemporary problems of selected culture areas.

529 Seminar in Ethnography 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Methodological, stylistic and craft issues in the process and product of ethnography. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

530 Theory in Archaeology 3 History of archaeological method and theory; analysis of current literature. Typically offered Spring.

535 Cultural Resource Management 3 Role of archaeology in historic preservation and resource conservation; legal and institutional frameworks; research and interpretation in a CRM context. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

537 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology 4 (3-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, inferential statistics, and use of statistical software in anthropological research. Typically offered Fall.

539 Prehistory of the Southwest 3 Prehistory of the American Southwest; emphasis on Pueblo, Mogollon and Hohokam traditions and relationships to historic native groups. Typically offered Fall.

540 Prehistory of the Northwest Coast 3 Prehistoric cultures, chronologies, and interrelationships on the northwest coast of North America. Typically offered Fall.

543 Prehistory of the Plateau and Basin 3 Archaeology of the interior Northwest and Great Basin.

546 Complexity in Small Scale Societies 3 Seminar focused on classic literature and current issues relevant to complexity in small scale societies, predominately covering hunter-gatherer systems. Recommended preparation: ANTH 530. Typically offered Spring.

547 Models and Simulation 3 Models and model-building as an anthropological approach to present and past cultures. Typically offered Fall.

548 Hunters and Gatherers: Past and Present 3 Introduction to hunter-gatherer studies in anthropology and archaeology exploring uses of evolutionary approaches to modeling and reconstructing hunter-gatherer behavior in contemporary and prehistoric contexts.

549 Environment and Culture Change in Complex Societies 3 Development of food production, and evaluation of environment's role in changing social, economic, and political configurations in past complex societies. Recommended preparation: ANTH 530. Typically offered Spring.

549 (Effective through Summer 2020) Settlement and Agro-Pastoralism 3 Development of settled communities and food production through evaluation of their social, economic and spatial configurations. Recommended preparation: ANTH 530. Typically offered Spring.

550 Ethnolinguistics 3 Anthropological theory and methods applied to the study of cognitive linguistics, or the interrelation of language, mind, and culture. Credit not granted for more than one of ANTH 450 and ANTH 550. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

550 (Effective through Spring 2020) Ethnolinguistics 3 Anthropological theory and methods applied to the study of cognitive linguistics, or the interrelation of language, mind, and culture. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 450, FOR LANG 450). Credit not granted for more than one of ANTH 450 and ANTH 550. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

554 Anthropological Field Methods Seminar 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Elicitation, recording techniques and analysis of sociocultural and linguistic field data. Recommended preparation: ANTH 450 or 550. Typically offered Fall.

561 Current Trends in Biological Anthropology 3 May be repeated for credit. Intensive review of current trends in biological anthropology.

562 Evolutionary Method and Theory in Anthropology and Archaeology 3 A graduate-level seminar-based course focusing on the evolutionary analysis of past and present human behavior. Typically offered Spring.

563 Introduction to Anthropological Demography and Epidemiology 3 Small-scale population dynamics; culture change; event history analysis; evolutionary life history; risk; reproduction; morbidity; and mortality in ethnographic, historical, and archaeological populations. Credit not granted for both ANTH 463 and ANTH 563. Recommended preparation: ANTH 260. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

564 Advances in Evolution and Human Behavior 3 Recent trends in the study of evolution and human behavior. Typically offered Spring.

565 Human Evolution 3 Human origins in the light of the fossil record and evolutionary theory. Credit not granted for both ANTH 465 and ANTH 565. Recommended preparation: ANTH 260. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

566 Evolutionary Psychology 3 Overview of evolutionary psychology; theoretical foundations, insights, and key research contributions and applications from this interdisciplinary field. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

567 Primate Behavioral Ecology 3 Seminar-based course focusing on evolutionary analysis of primate behavior, morphology and ecology.

568 Research Design and Grant Writing 3 Project development, research design, and successful proposal writing.

569 Evolutionary Cultural Anthropology 3 Evolutionary nature of culture and its interactions with human biology (genes) and ecology. Typically offered Fall.

570 Sediments in Geoarchaeology 4 (3-3) Sediment-forming processes, sedimentological techniques, reconstruction of Quaternary environments, and sedimentology of site-forming processes. Typically offered Fall.

571 Stable Isotope Analysis in Anthropology 4 (3-3) Lab and seminar course on stable isotope applications, methods, and interpretations within the field of Anthropology. Typically offered Even Years - Spring.

572 Residue Analysis and Experimental Archaeology 4 (3-3) The science of archaeological residues, identification of organic and inorganic compounds, method and theory of interpretation, experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology. Typically offered Even Years - Fall.

573 Zooarchaeology 4 (2-6) Identification of animal bones from archaeological sites, methodological and theoretical techniques for interpreting faunal remains. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

576 Paleoethnobotany 4 (3-3) Methods of analysis and interpretation of botanical remains recovered from archeological sites, including pollen, phytoliths, starch, wood, and macro-botanical remains. Typically offered Spring.

581 Comparative Biology of Social Traditions 3 Phylogenetic and modeling perspectives used to examine the evolution of social learning and cultural transmission in humans and other animals. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 581, BIOLOGY 581).

591 Special Topics in Anthropology 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Examination of current areas of anthropological theory and research. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

593 Publishing and Professional Communication 3 Preparation of original research reports; survey of types of professional communication, and of standards and techniques. Typically offered Fall.

598 Advanced Anthropology Internship V 1-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Participation as archaeological or cultural anthropological intern in public or private sectors; requires special arrangement with faculty advisor. Typically offered Spring. S, F grading.

599 Archaeological Field School V 2-8 Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Training in methods of archaeological data recovery and analysis. Typically offered Summer Session.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Anthropology PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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