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UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS

Anthropology (ANTH)

College-Program Codes: 7-14. Check with coordinator for semester when these courses are offered. Read each course description for prerequisites.


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 Category 5

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 Category 8

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 Categories 5 & 7

3000/SOC 3000 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (3 credits) Principles, techniques, and practice in the conduct of field research in natural social settings, focusing on participant observation, unstructured and semi-structured interviewing, use of informants, personal and public documents, content analysis, unobtrusive research techniques, interpreting data, and preparation of a field research report (ethnography). Prerequisite: ANTH 1110 or SOC 1104.

3107 PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF SOUTH ASIA (3 credits) Survey of continuity in the cultures of the subcontinent of South Asia from prehistoric times; analysis of tribal societies and village life in Moslem Pakistan and Hindu India. (Might not be offered every year)

3108 AREA STUDIES (3 credits) Surveys of the cultures of such areas as Oceania, Africa, Mexico, and Central and South America. Emphasis on present-day cultures. May be repeated for the study of different areas. (Might not be offered every year)

3109 APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY (3 credits) An investigation of the application of anthropological methodology to practical efforts to aid developing nations. Case-study approach will be emphasized. (Might not be offered every year)

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)

3118 CULTURE AND PERSONALITY (3 credits) A critical survey of the field of culture and personality and of the principal concepts and methods used in studying the relationship between the individual and culture. (Might not be offered every year)

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)

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)

3207 OLD WORLD PREHISTORY (3 credits) Cultural evolution in Africa, Asia, and Europe from the earliest tool-making to the beginning of history. Emphasis will be placed on people's adaptive behavior. (Might not be offered every year)

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)

3209 ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY OF MINNESOTA (3 credits) Peoples and cultures of Minnesota from the earliest prehistoric occupations to historic settlement. Indian occupation of Minnesota. Indian groups and lifeways at the time of Euro-American contact. (Might not be offered every year)

3300 SUMMER FIELD SESSION IN ARCHAEOLOGY (3 or 6 credits) Techniques and purposes of field work in archaeology. Five-week program of excavation, either full-time (6 semester credits) or half-days (3 semester credits). Prerequisite: ANTH 3200 or consent of instructor. (Might not be offered every year)


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