Sociology and Anthropology Courses

Anthropology (ANT) courses

  • ANT 600 Applied Cultural Anthropology

    An introduction to the practice of applied anthropology, which is the application of anthropological methods, theories, and knowledge to the problems of society. Applied anthropology is the fastest growing field of anthropology today and provides a basis for many careers. We will examine the role of anthropologists in areas such as foreign aid and development projects, migrant and refugee services, disasters and humanitarian assistance, human rights issues, business and industry, health and medicine, tourism, environmental protection, fisheries management, the military, and cultural preservation. May be taught concurrently with ANT 500. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 500 and ANT 600.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 605 Ethnohistory

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The use of documents, maps, photos, recordings, oral histories, artifacts, folklore, linguistics, and ethnography to reconstruct the culture history of a social or ethnic group, particularly historically marginalized peoples such as Native Americans. May be taught concurrently with ANT 505. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 605 and ANT 505.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 611 Ethnographic Field Methods

    Ethnographic methods and techniques in the study of culture, with emphasis on participant-observation, interviewing, note-taking and management, data analysis, and ethics. May be taught concurrently with ANT 510. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 510 and ANT 611.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 614 Anthropology of Development

    This course examines theories, concepts, underlying assumptions, and case studies about aid and other assistance to developing nations. It will consider the various meanings given to development by residents of particular regions, as well as those of aid workers, policy makers, private industries, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, and government officials. The course will examine how development projects and policies in areas such as public health and food systems are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin American, and Asia. Students will develop critical thinking skills about the role of culture in the complex and diverse world of international aid. May be taught concurrently with ANT 514. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 514 and ANT 614.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 615 Medical Anthropology

    An examination of health, illness and healing from an applied anthropological perspective, Medical anthropology is one of the largest fields in the discipline of anthropology today, and one that has obvious applications. Topics may include: evolutionary perspectives on illness, the cultural construction of illness, cross-cultural variations in illness and healing, ethnomedical beliefs and practices, shamanism and other forms of symbolic healing, ethnobotany, and relations between biomedicine and ethnomedicine. May be taught concurrently with ANT 515. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 615 and ANT 515.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 616 Anthropology of Tourism

    Tourism is a huge, powerful, and problematic industry that is having profound effects on peoples and cultures around the globe today, particularly in societies traditionally studied by anthropologists. The anthropological study of tourism seeks to understand the motives and experiences of the tourist, the relationships between "hosts" and "guests", and the impacts of the industry on communities, cultures, and identities. This course pays particular attention to ethnic, cultural, and heritage tourism and to "best practices" that promote sustainable community development as well as social justice and cultural preservation. May be taught concurrently with ANT 516. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 516 and ANT 616.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 626 North American Indians Today

    Focuses on major developments in North American Indian life in the 20th and 21st centuries, including cultural, social, economic, political, environmental, and legal issues that affect Native Americans today. May be taught concurrently with ANT 525. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 525 and ANT 626.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 645 Cultural Resource Management

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    An examination of laws and regulations pertaining to the preservation of American history and culture and the professional management and preservation of ethnic, historic, and prehistoric cultural resources. May be taught concurrently with ANT 545. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 645 and ANT 545.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 650 Advanced Methods in Archaeology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Advanced study and practice in methods and techniques employed in archaeology such as lithic, ceramic, and faunal analysis. Variable content course. May be repeated when topic changes. May be taught concurrently with ANT 550. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 650 and ANT 550 for the same topic.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 651 Lithics

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    An introduction to the study of prehistoric stone tools. Classes will include both a seminar component devoted to fundamental theoretical and methodological issues and a hands-on component designed to instruct students on the manufacture, identification and analysis of flaked stone artifacts. Students will become familiar with the major issues in lithic analysis, gain a basic understanding of flint knapping and, by the end of the course, will be prepared to conduct basic lithic research on their own. May be taught concurrently with ANT 551. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 651 and ANT 551.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 652 Zooarchaeology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    An introduction to the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. Classes will include both a seminar component devoted to fundamental theoretical and methodological issues and a hands-on component designed to instruct students in vertebrate osteology and the identification and analysis of animal remains. Students will become familiar with the major issues in zooarchaeology, will gain a basic understanding of the vertebrate skeleton, and by the end of the course, will be prepared to conduct basic faunal research on their own. May be taught concurrently with ANT 552. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 652 and ANT 552.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 655 Archaeological Theory

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A comprehensive and in-depth examination of theoretical issues and perspectives concerning the practice of archaeology and the interpretation of archaeological remains. May be taught concurrently with ANT 555. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 655 and ANT 555.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 695 History of Anthropological Theory

    This course traces the development of anthropology and anthropological theory, with emphasis on the major theorists and schools of thought in the twentieth century. May be taught concurrently with ANT 595. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 595 and ANT 695.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 698 Seminar in Anthropology

    A detailed investigation and analysis of a specialized or advanced topic of interest to anthropology (e.g., Upper Paleolithic art, the evolution of human behavior, ethnographies of religion). May be repeated when topic changes. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with ANT 598. Cannot receive credit for both ANT 598 and ANT 698.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 701 Graduate Colloquium in Applied Anthropology

    Prerequisite: acceptance into a graduate program in Anthropology.

    An introduction to graduate study, careers, and professionalization in applied anthropology. Incoming students will interact with faculty, advanced graduate students, and professionals in the field to explore opportunities for internships and graduate projects, and will develop relevant professional skills to prepare them for their career track.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 705 Anthropological Theory and Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the Applied Anthropology MS Program or permission of instructor.

    Examines anthropological theories and how they are translated into practice in the context of scholarly and applied anthropology. Topics include the history of anthropological theory, the application of theory in all subfields, and contemporary trends.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 720 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology

    Recommended Prerequisite: introductory course in statistics. Uses of quantitative methods and databases in the field of anthropology, with particular emphasis on applied research.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 751 Graduate Field Archaeology

    Prerequisite: ANT 351 or equivalent.

    This course offers field experience in the techniques and methods used in archaeological survey and excavations. Graduate students will gain experience planning investigations and supervising crews of undergraduate students and will contribute to reporting the results of research. Variable credit course. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 770 Research Design and Writing in Anthropology

    Prerequisite: ANT 700.

    How to plan and conduct a research project in applied anthropology and prepare grant proposals, contract reports, journal publications, and other professional documents in anthropology.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 790 Internship in Applied Anthropology

    Prerequisite: ANT 701 and permission of instructor.

    A minimum of 200 hours of work experience as an applied anthropologist with an approved business, organization, program, or agency. Requires a written report and a public presentation. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 795 Directed Readings in Anthropology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Supervised readings in preparation for a practicum or thesis project.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
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    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 796 Directed Research in Anthropology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Supervised research necessary for completion of a master's degree.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
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    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 797 Practicum in Applied Anthropology

    Prerequisite: ANT 770 and permission of instructor.

    The student will conduct an applied research project from start to finish, culminating in a professional report. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: ANT 770 and permission of instructor.

    Research and writing of a masters thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
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    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Sociology (SOC) courses

  • SOC 697 Directed Readings in Sociology

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Readings designed to supplement material introduced in previous Sociology courses. Includes a wide selection from literature in the field. May be repeated to a total of 9 hours, but no more than 6 hours may be applied to the sociology major. May be taught concurrently with SOC 596. Cannot receive credit for both SOC 596 and SOC 697.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings