Anthroplogy
Holloway Hall

Classes Offered

ANTH 100: Cultural Anthropology & Linguistics

Introduction to the study of human culture and communication across a wide range of traditional and modern societies, with an emphasis on participant-observation ethnographic fieldwork.

ANTH 102: Biological Anthropology & Archaeology

Introduction to the study of human biological and cultural evolution from the earliest hominins to the present, with an emphasis on paleoanthropological and archaeological research.

ANTH 200: Topics in Anthropology

Study of specific topics in varied fields of anthropology.

ANTH 201: Cultural Anthropology Survey

A comprehensive survey of the indigenous peoples and traditional cultures of a specific region of the world, focusing on ethnographic and linguistic research.  May be taken twice under different subtitles.

ANTH 202: Archaeology Survey

A comprehensive survey of the archaeological cultures of a specific regions of the world or chronological period.  May be taken twice under different subtitles.

ANTH 215: Religion, Magic and Witchcraft

    In this class we study the beliefs and rituals of people affected by the presence of gods or other supernatural beings.  Topics include magic, witchcraft and shamanistic practices among aboriginal and traditional societies throughout the world.

ANTH 301: Cultural Anthropological Method and Theory

Survey of the theoretical history of cultural anthropology, and a detailed overview of the methods of ethnographic research.

ANTH 302: Archaeological Method and Theory

Survey of the theoretical history of archaeology, and a detailed overview of the methods of archaeological research.

ANTH 400: Individual Directed Study

    Advanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research.

ANTH 410: Archaeological Field Methods

    Instruction in the hands-on techniques of archaeological fieldwork, including survey, excavation, and the recording of finds.  Offered during Summer terms only.

ANTH 459: Seminar in Anthropology

    A review of current research and publication relating to a topic in one or more of the four subfields of anthropology (cultural, physical, archaeology, and linguistics).

ANTH 497: Undergraduate Research

    Independent student research under anthropology faculty supervision.  Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project; public presentation of results is required.

ANTH 500: Individual Directed Study

   Similar to ANTH 400, but for graduate credit.

ANTH 510: Archaeological Field Methods

    Similar to ANTH 410, but for graduate credit.

ANTH 559: Seminar in Anthropology

  Similar to ANTH 459, but for graduate credit.