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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


181 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • ANTH-A 107 Becoming Human: Evolving Genes, Bodies, Behaviors, Ideas (3 cr.) Introduces the interdisciplinary science of human evolution using evidence from genetics, comparative anatomy and behavior of living primates, fossils, and archaeology. Shows how understanding the evolutionary past is relevant to current and future human conditions. Credit given for only one of ANTH-A 103, ANTH-A 105, ANTH-A 107, or ANTH-A 303.
  • ANTH-A 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.) Introduction to the study of communication, culture, identity and power. Each student does original primary research. Covers a range of topics, including small group communication around the world and among high school and college students in the United States, gendered language, slang, verbal play, texting, and institutional language.
  • ANTH-A 200 Topics in Anthropology of Culture and Society (3 cr.) Selected topics in the anthropological study of social and cultural institutions. Emphasizes understanding and developing anthropological approaches to questions about social, economic, political, and historical relationships among groups and individuals in contexts across the globe. Course topics may utilize ethnographic, archaeological, linguistic, and historical information. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • ANTH-A 205 Anthropology Today: Selected Topics in Current Research (1–4 cr.) Selected topics in anthropological methods, techniques, and area or thematic studies. Course content will draw on the fieldwork experiences and/or current research of the instructor(s). May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • ANTH-A 208 Topics in the Anthropology of the Arts and Expressive Behavior (3 cr.) Introduction to selected topics in the anthropology of art, performance, music, literature, folklore, belief, and ritual. Examines the methods anthropologists use to study the arts or other expressive behaviors and explores art and expression in a variety of cultural settings. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • New course!ANTH-A 210 Self-Governance, Sustainability, and the Arts in Oaxaca, Mexico (3 cr.) Examines Mexican and indigenous systems of self-governance, community-based heritage management, sustainability measures, and the interrelationships between local and global arts and society in the context of Mexico through readings and discussions in U.S. and direct contact with educators, activists, artists, and community members in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • ANTH-A 211 Anthropology Topics in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences (3 cr.) Selected topics in anthropology that explore human interaction with physical and biological environments, or apply scientific methodology to anthropological questions. May emphasize human evolution and biology, nutrition, forensics, non-human primates, technology, archaeometry, and other scientific measurement, experimentation, and inquiry as it relates to anthropological study.
  • ANTH-A 221 Anthropology of Food (3 cr.) In this course we will examine, across space and time, the significance and meaning of food, its production and consumption in human culture and society. Ideas and practices concerning food are deeply held markers of who we are and how we define ourselves.
  • ANTH-A 255 Nomads, Networks & Communities (3 cr.) Examines mobile lifestyles and the repercussions of human mobility, through the lens of actually-existing mobile pastoralism in Mongolia, Iran, Siberia, and the Tibetan plateau and romantic perceptions of nomadism. Topics include social organization, demography, migration, human-animal relations, diet, humans' relationships to their environment, nomad-settler relations, and social change. Credit given for only one of ANTH-A 255 or CEUS-R 296.
  • ANTH-A 288 Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll (Subversive Culture) (3 cr.) Taking "normativity" and challenges to it as the major problematic, this course explores this problem analytically, through four major conceptual approaches, and thematically, via pop culture and various cultural expressions surrounding sexuality, illicit drug culture, and transgressive music.