Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 101  - Primates, People, and Prehistory  (3 Credits)  

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

ANTH 102  - Understanding Other Cultures  (3 Credits)  

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

ANTH 161  - Human Origins: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology  (4 Credits)  

An introduction to the science of biological anthropology, a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective, employing laboratory components to complement and reinforce lecture materials.

Carolina Core: SCI

ANTH 201  - Anthropological Inquiry in Undergraduate Research  (3 Credits)  

Introduces research-based learning in anthropology from a four-field perspective. To encourage self-reflective, professional thinking and provide experience and practice in professional skills and applications in anthropology.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

ANTH 203  - Comparing Cultures Through Film  (3 Credits)  

Human behavior in differing cultural contexts through ethnographic films of social relations in selected societies.

ANTH 204  - Plagues Past and Present  (3 Credits)  

An overview of how plagues and epidemics have shaped human prehistory and history. How large-scale social transformations have produced forms of human/disease interactions. How infectious disease has been conceptualized at different times and by different cultural groups and treated as a threat to the social order.

Carolina Core: GSS

ANTH 206  - Anthropology of Magic and Religion  (3 Credits)  

A comparative examination of such topics as ritual, cosmology, revitalization movements, magic, witchcraft, myth, and possession.

Cross-listed course: RELG 260

ANTH 207  - Gender and Culture  (3 Credits)  

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

ANTH 208  - Anthropology of Globalization and Development  (3 Credits)  

Examine cross-cultural definitions and experiences of globalization and development, through topics including colonial legacies of inequality, migration, land use, economic restructuring, media, consumption, tourism, health, and participatory development.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 209  - Introduction to Folklore  (3 Credits)  

Folk expression as shaped by various cultures; fieldwork methodology and anthropological theory.

ANTH 210  - The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Childhood, maturity, old age, and gender socialization within the family.

Carolina Core: GSS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Community Service, GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 211  - Learning Across Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Classroom ethnography, bilingualism, cultural minorities, communication across cultural boundaries. Films, videotapes, and fieldwork in classroom settings.

Carolina Core: GSS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 212  - Food and Culture  (3 Credits)  

Biological and cultural interactions affecting foodways around the world, and associated ethical issues.

Carolina Core: GSS, VSR

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 213  - Ethnobotany: Plants and Peoples  (3 Credits)  

Anthropological overview of the interactions between cultures around the world and the plants that affect them, from cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic points of view.

Carolina Core: GSS

ANTH 214  - Drinking in Culture: Anthropology of Alcohol  (3 Credits)  

Cultures of alcohol production and consumption from ancient times to the present, including relationships among social roles of alcohol, technological innovations, agriculture, and economy in an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 216  - Violence and Peace: Anthropological Perspectives  (3 Credits)  

Violence and peace in current events, cultural practices, historical periods, and everyday experiences. The ethics shaping violence and peace-making strategies. Classroom discussions and lectures analyzing harm and wellbeing. Themes addressing the Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (VSR) Carolina Core component, including colonialism, environmental exploitation, bondage, mass extinctions, and racism.

Carolina Core: VSR

ANTH 219  - Great Discoveries in Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Survey of key archaeological discoveries from around the world.

ANTH 221  - Forensics of Sherlock Holmes  (3 Credits)  

Forensic methods of Sherlock Holmes within the context of modern forensic science. Aspects of forensic science including history of the discipline, forensic pathology, entomology, print analyses, crime scene analysis, forensic anthropology, early scientific theory, and anthropological theory of Holmes.

ANTH 223  - Modernity Archaeology and the Recent Past  (3 Credits)  

Explores the last five centuries of world history, using artifacts and archival sources. Evidence such as probate records, bottles, and geophysical maps are analyzed to discover the age of sites and answers to questions about topics such as colonialism, race, technology, piracy, class, Native Americans, industrialization, slavery, inequality, capitalism, and gender.

ANTH 224  - Indigenous Caribbean Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Historical archaeology and ethnography of the Casimiroid, Ortoiroid, Saladoid, Ostionoid, Taino and Carib indigenous culture of the Caribbean from 4,000 BC to 1524 AD. Emphasis on social complexity, religion, art and political organization to illustrate the diversity and richness of Amerindian Caribbean life until their rapid decline after European contact.

ANTH 225  - Archaeology in Film and Popular Culture  (3 Credits)  

Archaeological images and ideas in modern popular culture, including film and fiction.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 226  - Biblical Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

The fundamental elements of human culture as it relates to biblical archaeology. The defining characteristics of different kinds of society through interdependency of language and culture. The affects of modern world interests in defining / redefining this area

Cross-listed course: RELG 208

ANTH 227  - Forbidden Archaeology: Fantasies, Frauds, and Mysteries of the Human Past  (3 Credits)  

History and basis of several popular “fringe” ideas about the human past that utilize archaeological information: giants, Ice Age civilizations, and pre-Columbian transoceanic contact.

ANTH 229  - Southeastern Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Major cultural milestones and lifeways experienced by Indians in the archeological record of the southeastern U.S., including colonization, religion, trade, invention of pottery, and place-making.

ANTH 230  - Diversity in the United States  (3 Credits)  

Application of techniques and insights of social and cultural anthropology to selected cultural settings in contemporary USA.

ANTH 231  - African-American Cultures  (3 Credits)  

An examination of African-American cultures in the New World.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 303

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 232  - Contemp Cultures of South Carolina  (3 Credits)  

Application of the methods & techniques of socio-cultural anthropology to the contemporary cultures of SC. Examination of contrasts such as low country and up country, black and white, and rich and poor as they are manifested in cultural patterns.

ANTH 234  - Caribbean Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Ethnographic approach to Caribbean cultures and societies. Topics include colonial histories and experience, gender and race relations, beliefs and religious life, verbal arts, literature, and Creole language.

ANTH 236  - Cultures of Africa  (3 Credits)  

A comparative study of ethnographic data on African cultures with emphasis upon its significance for broader anthropological theory.

ANTH 237  - Cultures of Islam  (3 Credits)  

Diversity of lifestyles and institutions of Islam from Morocco to Indonesia, with attention to everyday life in small communities.

ANTH 238  - Middle Eastern Cultures  (3 Credits)  

A consideration of selected problems in the social and cultural life of peoples in the Middle East with emphasis on non-Arab populations.

ANTH 240  - South Asian Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Society and culture in South Asia; economic and political institutions, kinship, and religion as they pertain to the daily lives of people in the Subcontinent. Emphasis on India. Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka also included.

ANTH 241  - Southeast Asian Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Social and cultural patterns of the region and how they influence current developments, especially Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

ANTH 242  - Chinese Popular Culture  (3 Credits)  

An overview of Chinese popular culture with an introduction to broad anthropological frameworks concerning popular culture.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 243  - Japanese Cultures  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of Japanese values and the institutions that shape Japanese behavior through analysis or rural and urban community studies and how Japanese people present themselves.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships

ANTH 244  - American Indian Nations Today: From Hard Times to Hard Rock  (3 Credits)  

Contemporary Indian Country in anthropological, historical, cultural, economic, and political contexts.

Carolina Core: GSS, VSR

ANTH 260  - Planet of the Apes: Behavior and Biology  (3 Credits)  

A survey of field and laboratory investigations of the comparative anatomy and behavior of nonhuman primates.

ANTH 261  - Human Variation  (3 Credits)  

The biocultural processes of human variation.

ANTH 262  - Basic Forensic Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the basic scientific methods and applications of forensic anthropology.

ANTH 263  - Medical Experimentation and the Black Body  (3 Credits)  

A cross-disciplinary study of how the bodies of Africans and African Americans were used in medical experimentation, starting in the late 18th century and continuing to the present.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 365

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

ANTH 270  - Anthropology of Nonverbal Communication  (3 Credits)  

Body language, facial expressions, gestures, use of interpersonal space, and other nonverbal systems of communication and behavior in terms of pertinent theories, research methodology, findings, and cross-cultural implications.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships

ANTH 271  - Language and Popular Culture  (3 Credits)  

Linguistic anthropological study of forms of language through the lens of popular culture. Explore the ethnography of communication through play and performance, discursive and semiotic practices, and varieties of language invoked in popular cultural forms that provide resources for cultural reproduction and contestation.

Cross-listed course: LING 241

ANTH 273  - Cross-Cultural Communication  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the fields of interactional sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Students will learn how they approach the study of cross-cultural and intercultural forms of (mis)communication within the context of globally interconnected people, places, and systems of communication.

Cross-listed course: LING 273

Carolina Core: GSS

ANTH 280  - Humans Going Nuclear: Atomic Bombs, Cold War, and the Fallout  (3 Credits)  

Ethnographic study of the Cold War, nuclear culture, and its aftermath.

Carolina Core: GSS, VSR

ANTH 291  - Selected Topics in Anthropology  (1-3 Credits)  

Topics of special interest. May be taken more than once as topics change.

ANTH 292  - Disease, Health, and Social Inequities  (3 Credits)  

Course focuses on political and economic processes contributing to the unequal access to health and social inequalities.

ANTH 301  - Latin American Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Comparative study of selected Latin American cultures with emphasis on their significance for a broader anthropological theory.

Cross-listed course: LASP 311

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 313  - Ethical Dilemmas in Anthropology  (1 Credit)  

An examination of ethical decision-making encountered in the practice of anthropology.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 318  - Material Culture  (3 Credits)  

Material aspects of cultures from artifact production in historical societies to contemporary industrial crafts; the cultural context of artifacts; fieldwork; relevant anthropological theories.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 319  - Principles of Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to principles, methods, and theory of archaeology, including prehistoric and historic case studies.

ANTH 320  - Archaeology Theory  (3 Credits)  

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.

Prerequisites: ANTH 319.
ANTH 321  - South Carolina Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Prehistoric and historic archaeology of South Carolina.

ANTH 322  - Field School in Archaeology  (3-6 Credits)  

Archaeological field techniques, laboratory analysis and data interpretation.

Prerequisites: ANTH 319.
ANTH 323  - Field School in Ethnography  (3-6 Credits)  

Designing and carrying out ethnographic research including project design, data collection, analysis and description.

ANTH 324  - Ethnoarchaeology  (3 Credits)  

Current research on use of modern material culture in archaeological analysis.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 327  - Prehistoric Civilizations of the New World  (3 Credits)  

Study of Mesoamerican and South American civilizations, particularly the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca states. Processes of state formation as reflected in archaeological data.

Cross-listed course: LASP 325

ANTH 328  - Ancient Civilizations  (3 Credits)  

Causes for the rise and fall of several civilizations; ideological and ecological factors, unique events, and personalities versus general processes.

ANTH 331  - Mesoamerican Prehistory  (3 Credits)  

Cultural development and variation in Mesoamerica from the first arrival of man to the arrival of Europeans. Particular attention to cultural continuities from prehistoric times.

Cross-listed course: LASP 322

ANTH 333  - North American Prehistory  (3 Credits)  

Prehistoric anthropology in North America from the first arrival of man through the beginning of European acculturation.

ANTH 342  - Environmental Anthropology: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Environmental Change  (3 Credits)  

Cross-cultural perspectives on environmental issues.

Cross-listed course: ENVR 342

ANTH 349  - Anthropology of Work  (3 Credits)  

Techniques, customs, verbal expressions, and expressive styles of workers in a variety of occupational cultures.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 350  - Anthropology & Development  (3 Credits)  

An examination of political and economic change in contemporary peasant communities.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 351  - The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective  (3 Credits)  

Kinship, systems of descent, marriage, and domestic organization in different cultures. Variations in childrearing practices, gender, and other aspects of social relations in kin groups.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 353  - Anthropology of Law and Conflict  (3 Credits)  

Understanding human behavior through the examination of cultural norms, mechanisms of social control, and social conflict.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 355  - Language, Culture, and Society  (3 Credits)  

Language in its social setting. The relationship between linguistic categories and culture categories. Language and cognition.

Cross-listed course: LING 340

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 356  - Anthropology of Art  (3 Credits)  

Sculpture, drama, ceramics, weaving, music, and other arts from tribal societies will be discussed in terms of the religious, social, and aesthetic principles that underlie their production, use, and interpretation.

ANTH 357  - Psychological Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

Cultural differences and pan-cultural similarities in such psychological features as personality and cognition.

ANTH 359  - Theories of Culture  (3 Credits)  

Theory and practice of ethnology/sociocultural anthropology, based on a wide range of simple and complex societies.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 360  - Anthropology of Sex  (3 Credits)  

An overview of human sexuality in different cultures in regions across the globe; an examination of anthropological frameworks for sexuality that draws on historical and modern cultural conceptions.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 361  - Becoming Human  (3 Credits)  

The processes of homonoid development with a review of the basic principles of physical and behavioral evolution using the fossil record and the evolving ecological and psychosocial contexts.

ANTH 366  - Medicine, Disease and Slavery  (3 Credits)  

An interdisciplinary study of the health of enslaved African Americans during the nineteenth century by focusing on the conceptions, experiences, and dynamics of the relationship between slaves, medicine, healing, and their masters in the Antebellum American South.

Carolina Core: GSS

ANTH 371  - Ethnography of Communication  (3 Credits)  

Ethnographic analysis of communication in human groups and institutions.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 373  - Introduction to Language Sciences  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the linguistic component of human cognition. Properties of speech, the organization of language in the mind/brain, cross-linguistic universals, child language acquisition, and aspects of adult language processing.

Cross-listed course: LING 300, PSYC 470

ANTH 381  - Gender and Globalization  (3 Credits)  

Examines the dialectic between globalization and the social construction of gender. Topics include the global assembly line, transnational markets for domestic labor and sex workers, and global feminist alliances.

Prerequisites: WGST 111 or WGST 112 or ANTH 102.

Cross-listed course: WGST 381

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 388  - Cultures, Pregnancy, and Birth  (3 Credits)  

Anthropological study of pregnancy and birth with a cross-cultural focus comparing the United States to other nations. Examination of cultural factors such as prenatal care, dietary practices, taboos, birth location, practitioners, and birthing styles.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 391  - Selected Topics in Anthropology  (1-3 Credits)  

Topics of special interest. May be taken more than once as topics change.

ANTH 392  - Global Women's Health  (3 Credits)  

This course examines health concerns important to the lives of women around the world through an overview of contemporary issues and challenges in the field of global health, broadly construed.

Cross-listed course: WGST 392

ANTH 399  - Independent Study  (3-6 Credits)  

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

ANTH 442  - African-American English  (3 Credits)  

Linguistic examination of the structure, history, and use of African-American English, as well as literary presentations, language attitudes, and issues relating to education and the acquisition of Standard English.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 442, ENGL 457, LING 442

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 498  - Senior Thesis  (3 Credits)  

Directed research resulting in a written report.

Prerequisites: GPA of 3.00.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

ANTH 499  - In the Tradition of Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

A seminar synthesizing the major with an examination of anthropology as a field of inquiry.

ANTH 512  - Gender Issues in China  (3 Credits)  

Anthropology of gender in Chinese-speaking cultures in Chinese-speaking Asia.

ANTH 513  - Anthropological Ethnobotany  (3 Credits)  

Survey of how each anthropological subfield studies the interrelationships between plants and peoples. Application of methods, including interviewing and data analysis.

ANTH 515  - Tradition and Transformations in Islamic Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Islam as a dynamic cultural tradition: emphasis on the tension between Islamization and the larger Islamic tradition.

Cross-listed course: RELG 551

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 517  - An Anthropological View of Blacks in Film  (3 Credits)  

Cultural representations, constructions, production, and consumption of African-American identity in the popular culture medium of feature films.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 517

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy

ANTH 518  - Visual Cultures  (3 Credits)  

Survey of visual anthropology including theoretical frameworks of ways of seeing, ethnographic photography and filmmaking, contemporary technologies, and their effects on culture.

Carolina Core: GHS

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 520  - Field Problems in Ethnology  (6 Credits)  

A two-semester class and field session. Research design, field methods, interpretation of data, and the development of theory from the data.

ANTH 525  - Ethnoecology  (3 Credits)  

Seminar exploring human-plant-animal-natural interactions within an anthropological framework.

ANTH 533  - North American Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Prehistoric and historic archaeology.

ANTH 534  - Prehistoric Archaeology of South America  (3 Credits)  

Prehistoric archaeology of the South American continent.

Cross-listed course: LASP 425

ANTH 535  - Conflict Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Anthropological and archaeological theories and methods in the study of conflict, war, and warfare. Causes, effects, outcomes of sustained social acts of violence of groups, tribes, states, and nations. Evolutionary, biological, social origins of warfare. History, strategy, and tactics, battlefield archaeology.

ANTH 536  - Public Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Philosophy and mechanics of modern archaeological Cultural Resource Management (CRM). CRM legislation, regulation, and process. Contemporary issues and problems in Public Archaeology including Native American reburial negotiations, conflict resolution, ethics, looting, business practices, standards, contexts and protection.

ANTH 541  - Field Problems in Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Archaeological field methods and techniques such as excavation, flotation, sampling, surveying, photography, and remote sensing.

Prerequisites: ANTH 320.
ANTH 546  - Forensic Archaeological Recovery (FAR)  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to Forensic Archaeological Recovery (FAR). Concepts, methods, and contemporary issues.

ANTH 550  - Archaeological Laboratory Methods  (3 Credits)  

Laboratory on basic prehistoric and historic artifact analysis, including analytical methods, laboratory equipment, and data interpretation. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: ANTH 319 or ANTH 322.
ANTH 551  - Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork  (3 Credits)  

Application of observation techniques, field notes, informant interviewing, and secondary data analysis to interpreting differential perceptions of health problem solving in the community and clinic.

ANTH 552  - Medical Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

Socio-cultural factors in health, illness, healing, and in medical systems. Cross-cultural and ethnographic evidence for public health research and program applications.

Cross-listed course: HPEB 552

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research

ANTH 553  - Anthropological Approaches to Narrative and Performance  (3 Credits)  

The ways people from various cultures reflect on, reinforce, and construct their social realities through narrating, which will be considered as both artistic expression and social action.

Cross-listed course: LING 545

ANTH 555  - Language and Gender  (3 Credits)  

Approaches to gender and language emphasizing the social grounding of both; how language reflects sociocultural values and is a tool for constructing different types of social organization.

Cross-listed course: LING 541, WGST 555

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 556  - Language and Globalization  (3 Credits)  

Anthropological approach to issues of language and globalization. Linguistic consequences of globalization under consideration include communicative patterns, linguistic change, and language and political economy.

Cross-listed course: LING 556

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Global Learning, GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 557  - Psychological Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

Psychological aspects of behavior from a cross-cultural perspective.

ANTH 561  - Human Osteology  (4 Credits)  

An intensive examination of the human skeleton and techniques for anthropological interpretation.

ANTH 565  - Health and Disease in the Past  (3 Credits)  

Varieties and effects of disease patterns among past populations illustrating biological, environmental, and cultural interrelationships.

ANTH 567  - Human Identification in Forensic Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

Theories and methodologies necessary for the identification of human skeletal remains in a forensic setting.

ANTH 568  - Nutritional Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

Nutritional problems in developing nations. Measures of nutritional status. Social, economic, and environmental aspects of food consumption and nutrition. Biocultural responses to food deprivation and undernutrition.

ANTH 569  - International Development and the Environment  (3 Credits)  

Intersections of international development and environmental change; study of general theoretical perspectives balanced with case studies from the Global South.

Cross-listed course: GEOG 569

ANTH 570  - Ethnographic Film  (3 Credits)  

Problems in conveying and interpreting ethnographic information on film or tape. Includes syntax, suitability of subject matter to the medium, irrelevant or distracting information, and observer bias.

ANTH 572  - Temporal Processes in Culture  (3 Credits)  

Clocks, cycles, and contingencies as they affect human societies now and have done so in the past. Theories and models from biology and the other natural sciences will be used to interpret the history of culture.

ANTH 575  - Economic Anthropology  (3 Credits)  

A cross-cultural study of the economic behavior of pre-literate and literate societies.

ANTH 576  - Archaeology of the African Diaspora  (3 Credits)  

Foodways, architecture, crafts, and narrative of African-American cultures.

ANTH 577  - Advanced Topics in the Anthropological Study of Social Organization  (3 Credits)  

Selected recent theoretical and methodological developments in the study of social organization.

ANTH 579  - Cultural Ecology  (3 Credits)  

An interdisciplinary approach to prehistoric, historic, and contemporary relationships between the development of socio-cultural configurations and ecosystems.

ANTH 580  - Culture and Identity in the African Diaspora  (3 Credits)  

Students will explore the African Diaspora as a social, cultural, and historical formation with Africa at its center, focusing on US, Latin American, and Caribbean African-descended communities.

Cross-listed course: AFAM 580

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy, GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 581  - Globalization and Cultural Questions  (3 Credits)  

This course examines cultural understandings of and responses to globalization, examining topics such as its history and theories, migration, economic integration and inequality, identity, social movements, and the environment.

Cross-listed course: GEOG 581

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Global Learning

ANTH 586  - Discourse, Gender and Politics of Emotion  (3 Credits)  

Anthropological approach to issues of discourse, gender and emotion. Issues under consideration include the social control, force, and forms of emotional discourse and the relationship between emotion and culture from gender-oriented perspectives.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

ANTH 591  - Selected Topics  (1-3 Credits)  

Topics of special interest. May be taken more than once as topics change.

ANTH 600  - Survey of Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Survey of core areas of linguistics and extensions to closely related disciplines. Introduction to the linguistic component of human cognition. Formal description and analysis of the general properties of speech and language, the organization of language in the mind/brain, and cross-linguistic typology and universals.

Cross-listed course: ENGL 680, LING 600

ANTH 699  - Reading and Research  (3-6 Credits)