Course Information

Spring Semester 2014

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 1010–01, CRN 11532      
MWF 11:00-11:50 am, ED 102  

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. 

Introduction to Archaeology

ANTH 2030-01, CRN 11533
MWF 10:00-10:50 am, ELC 301

This course introduces the theories and methods of archaeology, a social, historical, and natural science. The focus of the course is on anthropological archaeology.

Food and Culture
ANTH 3320-01. CRN 11535 (Cross reference SOC 3250-01 CRN 11577)
MWF 1:00-1:50 pm, PEB 121

This course addresses the relationship between food and culture. It examines food taboos and rituals, food and identity, health and nutrition, alcohol and drug use, feasting and fasting, hunger and obesity, and the global politics of food production and consumption.


Special Topics: Anthropology of Sex & Gender
ANTH 4700-01 CRN 11536
TR 2:30 - 3:50 pm, TH 111

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.