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ANTHROPOLOGY

Graduate Curriculum

Graduate Level Courses

Anthr. 736. Advanced Studies in Archaeology and Ethnohistory

(3). Special area and theory problems in a historical approach to culture. Prerequisites: graduate standing and 6 hours of anthropology.

Anthr. 746. Advanced Studies in Cultural Anthropology

(3). Entails an in-depth coverage of selected topics in cultural anthropology, including social structure, economic and political organization, religion, personality, arts an knowledge systems, and current research methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 6 hours of anthropology.

Anthr. 750. Workshop

(1-4).Short-term courses focusing on anthropological problems. Prerequisite: instructorís consent.

Anthr. 756. Advanced Studies in Biological Anthropology

(3). In-depth coverage of selected topics in biological anthropology, including the history of evolutionary thought, human variation, growth and development, population dynamics, paleoanthropology, and primatology. Focuses on current issues, method, and theory in biological anthropology. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 6 hours of anthropology (must include Anthr. 101 or instructor's consent).

Anthr. 781. Cooperative Education

(1-4). Provides practical experience that complements the studentís academic program. Requires consultation with and approval by an appropriate faculty sponsor. Offered Cr / N Cr only. Prerequisite: graduate status.

Anthr. 798. Introduction to Research

(3). Bibliography, methodology and the philosophy of research. Repeatable for a total of six hours of credit. Prerequisites: six hours of American studies course work or equivalent and instructor's consent

  • Anthr. 801.Seminar in Archaeology
    • (3). Comprehensive analysis of archaeological data emphasizing theoretical problems of interpretation and reconstruction. Repeatable up to six hours. Prerequisite: Anthr. 501 or departmental consent.
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  • Anthr. 802.Methods in Anthropology
    • (2-3). Develops abilities in the conception and investigation of anthropological problems and interview and observation techniques, as well as more specialized methods such as photography, mapping and tape recording. Repeatable up to six hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.
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  • Anthr. 820.Seminar in Biological Anthropology
    • (3). Analysis and discussion of ancient fossil, prehistoric, historic, and recent/modern biological variation in an anthropological perspective. Can include advanced studies of human variation and skeletal biology, demography and population genetics in anthropology, advanced studies in paleoanthropology and issues in the debate over micro and macro levels of evolution, and quantitative applications to the study of human variation in anthropological contexts. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.
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  • Anthr. 837.Seminar in Cultural Anthropology
    • (3). Intensive study of advanced theoretical questions in cultural anthropology. Repeatable up to six hours. Prerequisite: five hours of anthropology.
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  • Anthr. 847.Colloquium in Anthropology
    • (1- 2). S/U grade only. Repeatable for a maximum of three hours. Seminar-style experience in recent research in all of the subfields of anthropology. Allows those students preparing their first papers for presentation at professional conferences to present them before a critical but friendly audience. Students presenting colloquium papers receive two credits. Prerequisite: graduate standing in anthropology.
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  • Anthr. 848.Recent Developments in Anthropology
    • (3). A review of the latest discoveries and interpretations in the science of human beings. Repeatable up to six hours. Prerequisite: five hours of anthropology.
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  • Anthr. 870.Independent Reading
    • (2-3). Repeatable up to six hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.
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  • Anthr. 871-872.Internship in Anthropology
    • (2-2). Students following applied or multidisciplinary tracks, such as museology, international business education, or health professions receive professional work experience in their field through an internship at a designated work place approved by departmental committee. Course need not require a tangible end product (e.g., paper). May be repeated, but limited to a total of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: committee consent.
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  • Anthr. 873-874.Advanced Project in Anthropology
    • (2-2). In consultation with their major advisor and committee, students design a project (e.g., a museum exhibit, a written plan for an international business venture, a lesson plan for an anthropology unit in schools) that applies anthropological method and theory to the specific needs of an institution, group, or population. Requires a tangible end product (e.g., paper, thesaurus, and/or visual production or exhibit). May be repeated, but limited to a total of 4 credit hours. Prerequisite: committee consent.
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  • Anthr. 875-876.Thesis
    • (2-2).