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
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
Study of specific topics in varied
fields of anthropology.
ANTH 201: Cultural
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
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.