ANT ANTHROPOLOGY (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
200. Cultural Anthropology - 3-0-3
Cross-cultural study of human belief systems, social institutions
and cultural traditions. Emphasis is placed on understanding non-Western
societies from an anthropological point of view and using that
knowledge to develop a new perspective on Western beliefs, institutions
300WI. Social Theory - 3-0-3
(See SOC 300WI.)
301. Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean- 3-0-3
(See LCS 301). PR: ANT 200 or SOC 200 or CI.
305WI. Social Science Research Methods - 3-0-3
(See SOC 305WI.)
320. Women in Global Perspective - 3-0-3
Use of fiction, ethnography, social theory and personal history to
explore the realities faced by women living in a variety of postcolonial
societies. Examination of how women have grappled with and responded to
those realities. PR: ANT 200, SOC 200 or WNS 210.
325. Anthropology of Popular Culture - 3-0-3
Explores the significance of popular culture in understanding the
dynamics within a society, as well as the relationships between
societies in the contemporary world. Uses case studies from both
developed and less-developed countries. PR: ANT 200 or SOC 200.
330. Anthropology of the Body - 3-0-3
Exploration of the relationship between body, self, society and
culture. Application of anthropological perspectives to body
modification practices in the United States and around the world. PR:
ANT 200 or SOC 200.
340. Globalization and Local Communities - 3-0-3
Employment of anthropological perspectives to examine critically the
historical roots, current manifestations and future trajectories of
globalization. Examination of globalization's economic, political,
social and cultural dimensions and its impact on local communities. PR:
ANT 200 or SOC 200.
350. African Cultures - 3-0-3
Explores the diversity and common patterns in African societies.
Uses ethnographies, literature and personal narrative to show the
influence of historical era, economic change and political context on
local cultures. Emphasizes links between Africa and the globe. PR: ANT
200 or SOC 200.
380. Applying Anthropology - 3-0-3
Tracing of the history of applied anthropology and questioning how
anthropologists have utilized their knowledge and research techniques
outside the context of the academy. Grappling with the ethical issues
faced by these anthropologists and asking how they have dealt with them.
Critique of applied anthropology as it has been done in the past and
consideration of the prospects for its future. PR: ANT 200 or SOC 200.
390. Urban Anthropology - 3-0-3
Examines city life through examples from various parts of the world.
Aspects explored include economics, social groups, politics, geography
and cultural dynamics. Emphasis on interactions among cities, rural
areas and the wider world. PR: ANT 200 or SOC 200.
450. Seminar in Anthropology - 3-0-3
Topical seminar on current trends, issues and substantive fields in
anthropology. (Sociology and anthropology majors may enroll a maximum of
two times in the course; sociology minors and non-majors limited to one
enrollment. PR: ANT 200 or SOC 200.
480WI. Senior Project - 3-0-3
Opportunity to propose, conduct and report an individual research
project in an area of special interest. This will be the capstone course
for the SOC/ANT major. PR: SS and major.
496. Academic Internship - 3 to 6 hours
Problem-oriented experiences in specific academic projects relating
to the individual student's program of study, planned in consultation
with the student's advisor. PR: ANT 200 and nine additional hours in ANT
498. Directed Studies - 1 to 3 hours
Supervised reading or opportunity for written research in the field
of anthropology when the area of study is highly specialized or the
material is not otherwise available in the departmental curriculum. PR:
JS or SS majors and approval of the school dean.