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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Anthropology (ANTH)

Anthropology (ANTH) and Sociology (SOC) courses are listed in separate sections.

ANTH A104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
Introduction to the comparative study of contemporary human cultures and social processes that influence behavior. Credit given for only one of the following: ANTH A104, ANTH E105, ANTH E303, or ANTH A304. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

ANTH A105 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
Human biological evolution and prehistory from the earliest archaeological record through the end of the Ice Age. Credit given for only one of the following: ANTH A103, ANTH A105, or ANTH A303. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

ANTH A106 People of the Earth: Ethnic Cultures and the World Community (3 cr.)
R: ANTH A104. This course examines traditional societies throughout the world, their means of livelihood, and their relationships to the larger global community. Regional approaches are taken to the cultural ecology of several example peoples, including prehistoric state societies. Origins of ethnic conflict, effects of colonialism, and processes of modernization in ecological context are also considered. (Occasionally)

ANTH A200 Topics in Anthropology (topic varies)(3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. Course is geared to the nonmajor and emphasizes the development of skills in the use of anthropological approaches to the study of human behavior and belief. Topics will vary. ANTH A200 may be taken twice with different topics. (Occasionally)

ANTH A210 Ancillary Topics in Anthropology (0.5-2 cr.)
Individual and group activities that may be independent of or connected to a course. May include activities such as discussions, fieldwork, service learning, and applied anthropology projects. May be repeated with different topics to total up to 3 credit hours. (Occasionally)

ANTH A220 Hands-on Fossil Observations (1 cr.)
Hands-on observations, measurements, and interpretations of human fossils and fossil casts; offered in conjunction with human paleontology courses.

ANTH A230 Linguistic Anthropology Lab (1 cr.)
Linguistics problems, word games, and videos. Offered in conjunction with Language and Culture courses.

ANTH A240 History of Ethnographic Film (1 cr.)
Viewing of ethnographic films from earliest to most recent, with discussions. Offered in conjunction with theory courses. May be repeated once with different topic and with different theory course.

ANTH A303 Evolution and Prehistory (3 cr.)
P: ENG W131 and junior standing. Introductory course for more advanced students. Human beings’ place in nature, emergence of humans and contemporary races, development of culture from Paleolithic era onward, problems arising from interaction of biological and cultural phenomena. Credit given for only one of the following: ANTH A103, ANTH A105, or ANTH A303. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

ANTH A304 Social and Cultural Behavior (3 cr.)
P: ENG W131 and junior standing. Introductory course for more advanced students. Approaches to the study of contemporary cultures: structure, process, and change. Topics include kinship, economics, politics, religion, and worldview. Credit given only for one of the following: ANTH A104, ANTH E105, ANTH E303, or ANTH A304. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

ANTH A360 Development of Anthropological Thought (3 cr.)
P: two courses in Anthropology, including ANTH A104 or ANTH A304, and two courses in sociology, including SOC S161. An overview of the major theoretical developments within anthropology as the discipline has attempted to produce a universal and unified view of human life based on knowledge of evolution and prehistoric and contemporary cultures. (Fall—odd year)

ANTH A495 Independent Studies in Anthropology (1-4 cr.)
P: Two courses in anthropology and authorization of the instructor. A supervised, in-depth examination through individual research on a particular topic selected and conducted by the student in consultation with an anthropology faculty member. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

ANTH B200 Bioanthropology (3 cr.)
R: ANTH A103, ANTH A105, or ANTH A303 or one semester of college biology. Bioanthropology of humans, basic biological principles, functional morphology, evolutionary history. Human evolution from lower forms, environmental factors, speciation and differentiation, growth, sexual differences, constitutional variability. (Spring—even year)

ANTH B201 Bioanthropology and Forensics Lab (1 cr.)
C: ANTH B200 or ANTH B400. Laboratory exercises in anatomy, genetics, primates, fossils; and identification, aging, and sexing of the human skeleton. (Spring—even year)

ANTH B206 Primate Zoo Observation (1 cr.)
C: Any one of ANTH A103, ANTH A105, ANTH A303, ANTH B200, ANTH B266, or ANTH B466. Observation of primate anatomy, locomotion, and social behavior at various Midwestern zoos. (Summer—even year)

ANTH B250 Topics in Biological Anthropology (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A015 or A303, or one course in biology or anatomy. Selected topics in bioanthropology. May be repeated once with a different topic. (ANTH B250 may be taken twice with different topics.) (Occasionally)

ANTH B264 Human Fossils and Human Evolution (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A105 or ANTH A303. Introduction to human fossils: their structure, classification, geologic range, and geographical distribution. Credit not given for both ANTH B264 and ANTH B464. (Spring—odd year)

ANTH B266 Monkeys, Apes, and Other Primates (3 cr.)
An introductory course in primate behavior, ecology, psychology, comparative functional anatomy, and evolution. Credit given for only one of the following: ANTH B106, ANTH B266, or ANTH B466. (Summer—even year)

ANTH B368 The Evolution of Primate Social Behavior (3 cr.)
Major patterns of social organization in the order Primates, with focus on several important primate species. Examination of Darwinian theories of behavioral evolution. Particular attention paid to the influence of food-getting and diet on social behavior.

ANTH B400 Undergraduate Seminar (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A105 or ANTH A303 and junior standing, or three courses in biology or anatomy. Selected topics in bioanthropology. Analysis of research. Development of skills in analysis and criticism. Topic varies. ANTH B400 may be taken twice with different topics. (Occasionally)

ANTH B464 Human Paleontology (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A103 or ANTH A105 or ANTH A303 or ANTH B200 or 6 credit hours of biology. Human fossils: their structure, classification, geologic range, and geographical distribution. Credit not given for both ANTH B264 and ANTH B464. (Spring—odd year)

ANTH B466 The Primates (3 cr.)
P: Any one of ANTH A103, ANTH A105, ANTH B200, or ANTH A303 or 6 credit hours in biology or consent of instructor. Paleontology, functional morphology, behavior, and natural history of the nonhuman primates. Emphasis on behavioral and ecological correlates of morphology. Credit given for only one of the following: ANTH B106, ANTH B266, and ANTH B466. (Summer—even year)

ANTH E108 Cultural Areas and Ethnic Groups (1-3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. An ethnographic survey of a selected culture area or ethnic group. (May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.)

ANTH E120 Survey of Indians of North America (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. Ethnographic survey of traditional culture areas of Native Americans from the Arctic to Panama; covers time period from first contact through early twentieth century. Differs from ANTH E320 in that ANTH E120 does not require a library research paper. Intended for nonmajors. Credit not given for both ANTH E120 and ANTH E320. (Fall, Spring)

ANTH E200 Social and Cultural Anthropology (3 cr. )
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. Intermediate survey of theories and problems in social and cultural anthropology. Historical development, methods of inquiry, focal problems, and contemporary theoretical perspectives. (Fall—odd year)

ANTH E221 Native Uses of Herbs (1 cr.)
A field experience course on Native American women’s uses of herbs, with required readings and hands-on work with plants. (Occasionally)

ANTH E300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups (variable title) (1-3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. An ethnographic survey of a selected culture area or ethnic group. (May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.)

ANTH E320 Indians of North America (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. Ethnographic survey of culture areas from the Arctic to Panama plus cross-cultural analysis of interrelations of culture, geographical environment, and language families. Credit not given for both ANTH E120 and ANTH E320. (Fall, Spring)

ANTH E323 Indians of Indiana (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. An introduction to the history and culture of the two principal Native American Nations of Indiana, the Miami and the Potawatomi. The course takes an ethnohistorical approach, investigating the past and present of these communities on the basis of anthropological research as well as historical.

ANTH E400 Undergraduate Seminar (topic varies) (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304, and junior standing. Intensive examination of selected topics in anthropology. Emphasis upon analytic investigation and critical discussion. Topics will vary. ANTH E400 may be taken twice with different topics. (Occasionally)

ANTH E445 Medical Anthropology (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304, and junior standing. A cross-cultural examination of human biocultural adaptation in health and disease, including biocultural epidemiology, ethnomedical systems in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, and sociocultural change and health. (Spring)

ANTH L200 Language and Culture (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. An introduction to the study of language and its relation to the rest of culture. (Fall— even year)

ANTH L300 Culture and Language (3 cr.)
P: ANTH A104 or ANTH A304. Explores the relationships between language and culture, focusing on research methodology and surveying various theoretical frameworks. (Fall—even year)

ANTH P200 Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology (3 cr.)
P: one of ANTH A104, ANTH A105, ANTH A303, or ANTH A304. World prehistory in the framework of major prehistoric cultural innovations. History, techniques, methods, and significance of archaeological research. (Fall)

ANTH P210 Life in the Stone Age (3 cr.)
Examination of the major developments in the Stone Age, emphasizing technological innovations, changes in subsistence patterns, and geographic and ecological expansions of human populations. The course will consist of two weekly lectures and a practicum where students will learn to make and use stone tools. (Occasionally)

ANTH P260 Indians Before Columbus (3 cr.)
P: one of ANTH A104, ANTH A304 or ANTH P200. Prehistory of Native Americans from Inuit (Eskimos) to Mayans. Differs from ANTH P360 in that ANTH P360 requires a library research paper. Credit not given for both ANTH P260 and ANTH P360. (Summer—odd year)

ANTH P360 Prehistory of North America (3 cr.)
P: one of ANTH A104, ANTH A304 or ANTH P200. Introduction to antiquity of the American Indian, principal culture areas, and field methods and techniques incident to the recovery of archaeological data and materials. Credit not given for both ANTH P260 and ANTH P360. (Summer—odd year)

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