An exploration of human origins, human evolution, human prehistory, and cultural existence from its less complex forms to early civilizations. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of physical, biological, and archaeological anthropology.
Carolina Core: GSS
An exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics.
Carolina Core: GSS
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
A comparative examination of such topics as ritual, cosmology, revitalization movements, magic, witchcraft, myth, and possession.
Cross-listed course: RELG 260
Anthropological study of gender, with emphasis on cross-cultural investigation of the interaction of biological, cultural, and environmental factors including intersections of race, social class, and sexuality as influences gender behavior.
Cross-listed course: WGST 207
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
Folk expression as shaped by various cultures; fieldwork methodology and anthropological theory.
A comparative study of ethnographic data on African cultures with emphasis upon its significance for broader anthropological theory.
Contemporary Indian Country in anthropological, historical, cultural, economic, and political contexts.
Carolina Core: GSS, VSR
Introduction to principles, methods, and theory of archaeology, including prehistoric and historic case studies.
This course charts the history of ideas in archaeology, over the past century, as a means of understanding current directions in archaeological thinking and current applications in archaeological practice.
Prehistoric and historic archaeology of South Carolina.
Understanding human behavior through the examination of cultural norms, mechanisms of social control, and social conflict.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning