Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 8206  URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY (3 credits)

The course is intended to examine the city from an anthropological point of view. Included will be an overview of its history and the processes by which cities are formed and grow as well as the internal structure and processes within the city. The course is intended to be comparative geographically and temporally. Topics covered will include urbanization and cities in both the so-called "third-world" countries as well as in the developed, industrialized ones. Graduate students will be required to do a substantive term paper on a topic mutually acceptable to both the instructor and the student. In addition to the written work, the student will also be required to make an oral presentation in class of the research done and the major findings. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4200)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

ANTH 8216  CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 credits)

Arts, economics, family, kinship, politics, religion, subsistence, technology, war and world view approached as parts of an integrated whole, a way of life in human society. Illustrations will be drawn from a number of societies, anthropological theories and methods of study. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4210)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

ANTH 8226  NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY (3 credits)

Utilizing the archaeological record, this course explores more than 20,000 years of Native American culture and lifeways in North America, from Paleo-Indian big game hunters to complex, agricultural societies. Within this broad context, a range of archaeological concepts, methods and theoretical perspectives central to American archaeology will be presented. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4220)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

ANTH 8246  MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 credits)

Medical anthropology is the cross-cultural study of human culture, health and illness. Using multiple theoretical perspectives, this course examines how cultural, social, environmental, and biological factors interact to produce patterns of health and illness in past and present human societies. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4240)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ANTH1050 and junior or senior standing; or permission of the instructor.

ANTH 8256  ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE GREAT PLAINS (3 credits)

Environmental anthropology seeks to understand the interrelationships between human societies and their biophysical and social environments. This course introduces students to basic concepts and theories used by anthropologists to study environmental influences upon both past and present Native American societies on the North American Great Plains. Particular attention will be given to the rapid and dramatic environmental changes that continue to challenge Native Americans in the Great Plains today. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4250)

ANTH 8526  PSYCHOLINGUISTICS (3 credits)

A discussion of the literature concerned with how such psychological variables as perception, learning, memory and development relate to the linguistic variables of sentence structure, meaning and speech sounds. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4520)

ANTH 8926  SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PROBLEMS (3 credits)

Seminar will cover a specific topic which will be announced each time the course is offered. The students will work with the instructor on projects designed to increase the student's depth of knowledge in specific areas. (Cross-listed with ANTH 4920)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

ANTH 8980  INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-3 credits)

This course is guided reading or independent research in special topics in Anthropology under the supervision of a member of the Anthropology faculty. This course is designed primarily for the student interested in topics not currently available in the departmental offerings and who has demonstrated capability of working independently. May be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.