Emily M. Dean

Course Information

Fall Semester 2013
Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 1010–01, CRN 30660        ANTH 1010-02, CRN 30661
MWF 11:00-11:50 am, ED 204     MWF 10:00-10:50 am, BU 203

This course is a General Education, "Knowledge Area: Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)" course.  It is also a required course for the upcoming Anthropology minor and counts as a Sociology elective.

Are you interested in exploring ‘foreign’ cultures and learning about the diversity of the human experience around the globe?  Cultural Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural analysis of similarities and differences in social phenomena such as marriage practices, family structure, gender relations, economic strategies, and religious beliefs. This course introduces the key concepts of the discipline through lectures, films, and class discussions of cultures from the Americas, Africa, Europe, Polynesia, and Asia.  Homework assignments and class discussions are intended to foster multicultural understanding as well as encourage self-reflection and critical analyses of our own world views and cultural beliefs. 

Biological Anthropology

ANTH 1020-01, CRN 30662
MWF 1:00-1:50 pm, ED 102

This course explores basic evolutionary theory and human genetics from an anthropological perspective. It traces human evolution through time, compares humans to their closest living relatives, non-human primates, and examines the significance of modern human biological variations and adaptations.

Anthropology & Sociology of Religion
ANTH 3160-01. CRN 30663 (Cross reference SOC 3850-01 CRN 30754)
TR 2:30-3:50 pm, ED 215

This course examines religion as a key societal institution and cultural practice. Ethnographic studies illustrate classical and contemporary theories on the meaning, function, and interpretation of religious experience. The intersection of religion with ethnicity, class, gender, and politics is explored.


Special Topics-Antrhopology
ANTH 4700-01. CRN 32024

Occasionally Anthropology faculty will offer courses on a special area of interest or a particularly timely topic under this course number. The class schedule and handouts in the department will provide further information on each Special Topic course.


Office Hours: MW 2:00 - 4:30 pm, or by appointment.





Archaeological Field Methods

ANTH 4960–01, CRN 21286
Dr. Emily Dean
May 31 - July 1, 2011
This is a 6 credit course and requires instructor's permission to register.

This course introduces students to archaeological excavation, survey, and laboratory techniques through work at an actual archaeological site. In addition to practical hands-on training, there will be occasional field-trips and lectures on regional prehistory, history, geomorphology, and ecology. Prerequisites: ANTH 2030 or equivalent strongly recommended. For more information: http://www.suu.edu/hss/archeology/


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