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Anthropology

ANTH 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the theory of evolution, comparative analysis of primates, natural selection, the genetic basis of variation, the fossil record leading to and including human evolution, and a look toward the future of our species. Fundamental methods and theories in archaeology will also be covered.

ANTH 102 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours GER 3 & GER 6

Cultural anthropology is an academic discipline that seeks to understand human cultural diversity, the reasons for that diversity, and its implications for peoples’ social and economic life, using research methodologies that seek to find out how people understand themselves, others, and appropriate ways of living in the world. The course introduces the discipline’s core concepts and methodologies, and also explores classic themes and issues in the anthropological study of cultural and social issues and arrangements both in the United States and around the world.

ANTH 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Fall/Spring, 1-4 credit hours

An introductory or more advanced exploration of subjects not covered or only partially covered by other courses in anthropology.