Undergraduate Bulletin

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

892-105 INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY GS/Core 3 cr

A comparative study of past and present human cultures. Anthropological approach to an understanding of personality, society, stability and change in today's world. May not be taken on an satisfactory/no credit grade basis.

892-110 INTRODUCTORY ANTHROPOLOGY GS 3 cr

An introductory survey of major divisions in the field of anthropology. Topics include the origins of Homo sapiens, the rise of civilization, genetic variation among contemporary human groups, linguistics, and the cross-cultural study of societies at differing levels of organizational complexity.

892-218 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY GS 3 cr

Varieties of human cultures past and present throughout the world, emphasizing the comparative study of social systems.

892-228 ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION GS 3 cr

Anthropological approaches to the comparative study of religious systems, emphasizing traditional societies in the non-Western World.
Prereq: 892-105, 840-105, 880-105, 820-105, 722-105 or 230-105 or sophomore standing.

892-230 TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES IN CHANGE GS 3 cr

Survey of contemporary anthropological issues in the study of traditional societies and cultural change.
Prereq: 892-110 or 892-218 is recommended but not required.

892-312/512 ARCHAEOLOGY OF MESO-AND SOUTH AMERICA
3 cr

Survey of Pre-Columbian civilizations and contemporary societies of Latin America, with emphasis on Mexico (Aztec), the Maya, and Andean South America (Inca).
Prereq: 892-110 or cons instr.

892-324/524 PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF THE PACIFIC 3 cr

Survey of the prehistory and contemporary cultures of Pacific Island societies: Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Island South East Asia, and Australia. Area topics vary.
Prereq: 892-105, 840-105, 880-105, 820-105, 722-105 or 230-105 or junior standing.

892-325 PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF SOUTH ASIA 3 cr

Survey of South Asia, with emphasis on the contemporary social and cultural anthropology of India and Nepal.
Prereq: 892-110, 892-218 or cons instr.

892-334/534 WOMEN IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
GS 3 cr

Anthropological approaches to the cross-cultural study of gender relations with emphasis on societies of the non-Western world. Topics vary.
Prereq: 892-105, 840-105, 880-105, 820-105, 722-105 or 230-105 or junior standing.

892-490 ANTHROPOLOGY WORKSHOP 1-6 cr

Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

892-494/694 ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR 3 cr

Repeatable.

892-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY 3 cr

Repeatable.
Prereq: 6 credits in anthropology or consent of instructor.

892-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY 1-3 cr

Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr or sr st and cons instr.

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