Exploration of the scientific principles governing natural systems and their contribution to understanding the emergence and biological evolution of humans, the role of environment in shaping human behavioral and cultural variation, and the consequences of human activity on local, regional, and…

Students are introduced to the most famous archaeological sites in the world, with themes centered around the following: evidence of early humans, first cities, death and burial, art and architecture, ritual and religion, warfare, sacrifice, conflict, and great inventions.

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Variation in human culture and biology from the earliest beginnings to the present, including relationships between human biology, culture, and the environment, and an understanding of contemporary cultural differences.

Topical and theoretical overview of cultural anthropology and ethnography, including explaining culture and cultural diversity; cultural categories such as race, ethnicity, and gender; social institutions such as marriage, family, religion, and law; and food production and exchange. Critical…

Provides the basic foundations for conducting ethnographic fieldwork. Students will explore the unique strengths and utility of an ethnographic approach; learn how to conduct ethnographic techniques through hands-on, experiential learning activities; and apply these skills to a research project…

Contemporary assessment of the multiple ways in which societies understand, value, regulate, and engage with water. Provides an international perspective on the relationship between water and culture, with a focus towards global sustainability.

 

 

Examination of the efforts of anthropologists to understand the contemporary world by providing a broad overview of approaches to the study of cultures of consumption.

Students will develop knowledge about the history of curation in North America and basic collection management practices, including the maintenance and preservation of artifacts and associated documentation. Policies, responsibilities, and curatorial best practices associated with management of…

Introduces students to anthropological uses of photographs, films, and video, and teaches methods for the creation of ethnographic videos. Students will gain a broad background in the historical uses of video in anthropology, visual theory, methods, analysis, and aesthetics.

 

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Change and continuity in human life in North America's greater southwest, from the end of the Pleistocene to the twentieth century.

The major human issues related to contemporary conservation initiatives. As these initiatives expand and proliferate, their impact is felt more widely and acutely by local communities, and anthropologists have more opportunities to engage in the process. Examination of various conservation…

Examination of ethnic and cultural diversity, and issues of gender, race, class, and culture within Mexican society. Consideration will also be given to the historical, political, economic, and social experiences of Mexican ethnic and cultural groups with special attention to their diversity and…

Provides a solid academic basis for the practice of cultural resource management (CRM) in North America and in a broader global context. The course will cover CRM from a conceptual standpoint; how current legislation affects CRM; and will integrate theoretical, practical, and ethical aspects of…

Supervised work experience with a natural history collection. Students will learn techniques and other procedures for curating materials in a collection of their choice under the direction of collection personnel.

*Credit Hours: 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 7 hours lab…

Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains in archaeological contexts. The skeleton is a dynamic structure that responds to stressors in the natural and built environments, offering insights on health, human-environment interactions, and social processes in the past. This course covers basics…

Archaeological geology examines the use of earth science methods and theories in the study of archaeological sites and their contents. The four major areas covered include: (1) the archaeological site and geology; (2) age determination techniques; (3) exploration techniques; (4) artifact…

The evolutionary history of the order Primates, a group of mammals that includes humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians. Through the study of the fossil record, illuminated by the principles of modern evolutionary and ecological theory, we can reconstruct a broad outline of how primates…

Exploration of primate behavioral and ecological variation and understanding of the evolutionary explanations for such variation.

A four-field anthropological exploration of the ancestry, history, language, art, political organization, and life ways of the cultures that dwell in the islands of the South Pacific Ocean.
 

Introduces students to anthropological uses of photographs, films, and video, and teaches methods for the creation of ethnographic videos. Students will gain a broad background in the historical uses of video in anthropology, visual theory, methods, analysis, and aesthetics.

 

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Change and continuity in human life in North America's greater southwest, from the end of the Pleistocene to the twentieth century.

The major human issues related to contemporary conservation initiatives. As these initiatives expand and proliferate, their impact is felt more widely and acutely by local communities, and anthropologists have more opportunities to engage in the process. Examination of various conservation…

Provides a solid academic basis for the practice of cultural resource management (CRM) in North America and in a broader global context. The course will cover CRM from a conceptual standpoint; how current legislation affects CRM; and will integrate theoretical, practical, and ethical aspects of…

The evolutionary history of the order Primates, a group of mammals that includes humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians. Through the study of the fossil record, illuminated by the principles of modern evolutionary and ecological theory, we can reconstruct a broad outline of how primates…

Exploration of primate behavioral and ecological variation and understanding of the evolutionary explanations for such variation.