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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

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Anthropology Courses

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ANTH 1100 Becoming Human - Tracing our Origins (3 credits)

Humans as biological and cultural organisms. The physical origin of humans and the primates; the interplay of biological and cultural factors in our evolution; physical variations among modern human populations. Liberal Education Goal Area 5.
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ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

Comparative study of a variety of modern human groups serves to illustrate the methodology of Cultural Anthropology. Analyses of technologies, family forms, social organizations, religions, and cultural change. Liberal Education Goal Area 8.
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ANTH 2100 Native North Americans (3 credits)

Examination of the variety of native North American cultures (north of Mexico). Survey of linguistic and archaeological background; emphasis on social and ecological adjustments. Liberal Education Goal Areas 5 & 7.
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ANTH 3117 Religions of Preliterate Societies (3 credits)

Functions of religion in preliterate societies. A comparative analysis of the role of religion on a scale of increasing societal complexity. Might not be offered every year.
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ANTH 3119 Ojibwe Culture (3 credits)

Surveys aspects of and observances and changes in Ojibwe culture from the contact period to the present. Prerequisite: ANTH 1110 or ANTH 2100. Might not be offered every year.
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ANTH 3200 Methods in Archaeology (3 credits)

Archaeological methodology with an emphasis on methods and techniques of excavation. Laboratory sessions will demonstrate methods of artifact analysis. Might not be offered every year.
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ANTH 3208 North American Prehistory (3 credits)

Origins and development of the prehistory cultural traditions of North America. Culture areas will be studied from an ecological perspective. Might not be offered every year.
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