Anthropology

  • ANT 1510 Human Evolution and Prehistory

    Traces the physical and cultural evolution of the human species. Students will critically analyze fossils, stone tools, and other evidence for such human development and understand the meaning of the theory of evolution and apply those to the present status of humanity. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 1520 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

    Examines the nature of the concept of cultural behavior. Students will understand the patterning of social and cultural systems among societies around the world and gain global and ethnic understanding. Students will also determine the universal as well as variations involved in each cultural system. ANT 1510 is not a prerequisite for this course. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 1530 Comparative Religion

    Students will examine cultural expressions of belief in the supernatural, focusing specifically on people's ideas about magic, witchcraft, and religion. This course takes a wide-ranging and cross-cultural approach to studying religious beliefs and behaviors and incorporates "world religions" such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, as well as the "indigenous" religions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Students will have the opportunity to contrast other people's beliefs and practices with their own and develop a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the human experience. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2010 Anthropology Internship I

    Students will work with the instructor in an area of anthropology. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2020 Anthropology Internship II

    Students receive on-the-job experience consisting of 135 hours of supervised activity in a local business or industry. Students work in conjunction with a faculty mentor and a supervisor at the job site. All guidelines in the original college internship policy will be followed. Prerequisite: at least a 2.0 GPA and either sophomore standing or one semester completion in an appropriate certificate program. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2510 Indigenous Peoples/Nrt America

    Students will study the cultural variations and developments of Native Americans primarily in North America with a focus on contemporary Indigenous Peoples. Students will demonstrate a general knowledge of culture areas in order to examine the historic and current effects of colonization. Students will also understand contemporary issues such as racism, language revitalization, land rights, and the exercise of Indigenous sovereignty. ANT 1520 is suggested but is not a prerequisite. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2520 Peoples/Cultures of World

    Deals with the major types and varieties of societies in the world outside the Americas to further global and ethnic understanding. Students will consider varieties of cultural behavior such as initiation rites, warfare patterns, and social structure with a view to students developing the critical thinking skills to compare and evaluate such behaviors. A culture area such as Africa or Oceania is selected for such analysis. ANT 1520 is suggested but not a prerequisite. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2560 Intro to Forensic Anthropology

    Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of forensic anthropology. Forensic anthropology has historically been considered to be a sub-discipline within the broader context of physical anthropology, but now incorporates elements of osteology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and other areas within anthropology. Forensic anthropologists work with medical teams, law enforcement, and government agencies to solve problems of medicolegal significance, which generally involve human bodies and the artifacts associated with them. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2570 History of World Religions

    This interdisciplinary course examines the development and variety of religious belief in the past and present. Historical, prehistoric, and non-literary traditions are examined, including Native American, African, Asian, Indo-European, and Semitic beliefs. Special consideration is given to religious development, assimilation, diffusion, practices, and phenomena. Cross-cultural comparisons and the key tenets of today's world faiths are also emphasized. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2590 Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

    Students will learn about sex, sexuality, or gender, practices and concepts both from around the world and here in the United States. Students will be able to compare and contrast people's understanding of the body and its development, how people come to understand their own sex and gender characteristics, and the place that each one of us occupies in terms of our sex, sexuality, and gender behaviors. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 2600 Planet Earth: Critical Topics

    Students will examine critical issues affecting humanity and the global environment, from an in-depth, three-part perspective. Students will investigate the science of selected topics of global environmental significance, explore their causes and consequences within contemporary culture, and evaluate the impacts and importance of the mass media in public perception concerning these issues. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and a reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 7005 Senca Government & Culture

    Students will explore the culture and traditions of the Seneca people including contemporary government structures, social structure, and economies. Students will examine primary source documents from European contact through present day with specific attention paid to topics such as impacts of colonialism, land loss, language revitalization, and economic development. Eligibility: ENG 1510. C fall. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 7502 Introduction to Archaeology

    Students will survey the major archaeological discoveries, including prehistoric sties. Students will learn to understand the importance of excavating, interpreting, and preserving people's material culture from both past and contemporary cultures. Students will also have the opportunity for hands-on practice at a local excavation. Prerequisite: Eligibility: ENG 1510, reading score 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 7503 Public Anthropology

    Students enrolled in Public Anthropology will participate in a series of community-based research projects. Through these projects, students will collaborate with community members and find practical ways to apply their findings and results to address community needs. Corequsite: ENG 0410. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 7504 Food Systems in the U.S.

    Students will focus on the history and cultural background of food systems in the United States. Students will examine the foodways of indigenous people and how certain foods came to the US with immigrant populations, how race, class, and gender affect our access to food and how food systems grew and spread in the US. We will also discuss the optimal diet for humans, and strategize as to how we might be able to get people to eat better food. Lastly, we will visit different locations in the local food system, and understand how our region?s food fits into the global context. Eligibility for ENG 1510, Reading score 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 7505 Alt Spring Break-Food Systems

    Students will explore local, regional, and global food systems, and understand system strengths and weaknesses in delivering food to people. Additionally, students will understand the impact of food systems on the environment. Eligibility: ENG 0430. Master Course Syllabus

  • ANT 7510 Vikings - Myth & Reality

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  • ANT 8503 American Culture Studies

    Culture provides a common experience for the citizens of any society. However, the United States, like many countries, is made up of many cultures negotiating the degree to which each assimilates into the dominant narrative of a nation. This course examines the myths of "American" culture and in doing so will necessarily highlights the perspectives of diverse ethnic and minority groups in addition to that of the dominant thinkers, the institutions of power with a critical eye, analyze the stories and the problems that have shaped who and what America is for different groups of people. Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus