Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 18095     SPECIAL TOPICS ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(repeatable for credit) Special Topics in Anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 18210     INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Exploration of human diversity through the analysis of world cultures.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

ANTH 18230     INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Forensic anthropology is the application of biological anthropology in a medico-legal context. The tools of archaeology and biological anthropology are used to discover, recover and identify human remains. Topics include human osteology, determining the biological profile (sex, age, ancestry and stature), facial reconstruction, establishing a positive I.D., trauma to bone, stages of decomposition, the role of insects in decomposition, and issues of mass graves.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 18420     INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (DIVG) (KSS)      3 Credit Hours

Archaeology is the study of the human past using material remains. The themes of time change and human diversity will be emphasized as students learn about ancient societies and how they teach us about ourselves.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Kent Core Social Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Social Sciences

ANTH 18630     HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS)      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to basic evolutionary theory with a focus on the emergence and progressive development of the human species during the last five million years. Includes related topics such as primate behavior and human variation.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, TAG Social and Behavioral Sciences, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

ANTH 18631     ISSUES IN HUMAN EVOLUTION (KBS) (KLAB)      1 Credit Hour

Laboratory study of primate and human anatomy; human paleontology; Mandelian, molecular and human genetics; and primate behavior, ecology and conservation.

Pre/corequisite: ANTH 18630.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

Contact Hours: 1 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Kent Core Basic Sciences, Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab, Transfer Module Natural Sciences

ANTH 28095     SPECIAL TOPICS ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(repeatable for credit) Special Topics in Anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 28300     INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC GENETICS      3 Credit Hours

Forensic genetics is a field in which the properties of proteins and nucleic acids (genes) are utilized to identify the person that produced them; for example, whose DNA is on a gun trigger? This is the first in a two-course series. This course provides a foundation in basic genetic principles and methods relevant to criminal investigation and victim identification. Topics include introduction and history of molecular forensics, crime scene evidence, serology (blood, semen, saliva), blood spatter, chromosome structure, principles of inheritance, linkage and crossing over, microsatellites (STRs), DNA extraction methods, standard PCR, capillary electrophoresis, mitochondrial DNA, sex chromosomes, basic population genetics, and CODIS database. Prerequisites: ANTH 18230 or ANTH 18630

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 38095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled. Prerequisites Junior standing or above.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 38096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ANTHROPOLOGY (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Readings and/or research supervised by a member of the anthropology staff.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

ANTH 38240     CULTURE AND PERSONALITY (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Comparative cross-cultural socialization and personality development; group and national character; relationship of personality to politics, social and occupational roles.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210 or SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

ANTH 38292     FIELD WORK IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Practical experience carrying out field research in cultural anthropology under the supervision of members of the anthropology faculty.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210 or SOC 12050.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

ANTH 38480     ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (ELR) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Methods necessary for the description and laboratory analysis of prehistoric remains. Course will include laboratory exercises as well as class lectures.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18420.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

ANTH 38490     QUANTITATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the quantitative description of numerical data, provides an understanding of the basis of probability theory and statistical inference and acquaints the student with the role of computers in anthropology.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18420 or 18630 or 38630.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 38680     PRIMATE SOCIETIES      3 Credit Hours

This course will be a survey of the behavior of living primates. Topics covered include reproductive and foraging strategies, social structure and primate conservation. Antecedent human behavior will also be considered.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18630 or 38630.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 46262     PEOPLE AND CULTURE OF AMAZONIA      3 Credit Hours

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48023     FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 58023) This course provides students with practical experience in archaeological fieldwork in the context of a mock crime scene. Students will excavate a complex burial feature. Surface survey, excavation and recording techniques, field drawing, and processing of bones and artifacts will be taught.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18230 or ANTH 18630.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 3 lab, 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

ANTH 48093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN ANTHROPOLOGY      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 58093) Classroom discussions and field study activity focused on professional and disciplinary concerns. Specific content varies with workshop group.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ANTH 48095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 58095) Offered irregularly when unusual resources and/or opportunities permit. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210 or 18420.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48150     RELIGION: A SEARCH FOR A MEANING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 58150) This course teaches students the anthropological approaches to the study of religious beliefs and practices, as well as the role of religion in bringing about social change. Topics covered include: ritual, myth, witchcraft, sorcery, shamanism, syncretism, secularism and fundamentalism. Students will appreciate the diversity of ways in which religion is manifested cross-culturally and understand the different roles that religious beliefs play in human life. Students with JUNIOR standing or above may request that the prerequisite be waived..

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48212     KINSHIP AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58212) This course employs cross-cultural approaches to the understanding of marriage, family organization, descent and kinship systems.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

ANTH 48214     POLITICS OF CULTURE (ELR) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 58214) Addresses the way in which culture has been politicized, and looks at such issues as cultural relativism and objectivity in anthropological studies with reference to specific peoples and geographic areas.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

ANTH 48220     CULTURAL ECOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58220) Analysis of the relationship between socio-cultural systems and the physical-biological environment.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48225     ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58225) From excavations of prehistoric burial mounds to studies of colonial gravestones, the archaeology of death has always occupied a prominent place in anthropological research. The course explores approaches to diverse meanings of life and death.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18420.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48230     SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58230) Analysis of institutional change where peoples of different cultures are in sustained contact.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48250     MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58250) This course teaches students the central concepts and methods of medical anthropology, treating illness and healing as biocultural, political and experiential phenomena. The course considers both the specificity of local medical cultures and the complex interactions among the environment, human behavior and political and economic policies that shape them. The course will sensitize students to cultural issues in sickness and health care, and provide some critical analytic concepts and tools. Students with JUNIOR standing or above may request that the prerequisite be waived.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210 or ANTH 18630.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

ANTH 48262     PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF AMAZONIA (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 58262) This course introduces students to the cultural traditions of Lowland South American peoples. Through a variety of ethnographic readings and films students will explore key anthropological themes such as the relationship between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, gender relations, violence, anthropological ethics and the impacts of colonialism and globalization. Topics covered include: cosmology, personhood, ritual practices, sorcery, shamanism, gender and indigenous activism. Students with Junior standing or above may request that the prerequisite be waived.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

ANTH 48270     NATIVE PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58270) Comparative analysis of North American Indian peoples and cultures with special reference to linguistic groupings, cultural areas and contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48295     SPECIAL TOPICS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled. Prerequisites: ANTH 18210

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48300     ADVANCED FORENSIC GENETICS      3 Credit Hours

(slashed with ANTH 58300) Forensic genetics is a field in which the properties of proteins and nucleic acids (genes) are utilized to identify the person that produced them. This is the second in a two-course series, and it focuses on the analysis and interpretation of molecular forensic data, as used in criminal investigations. Topics include quantitative PCR, capillary electrophoresis and electrophoretic artifacts, NRC and ISFG recommendations, CODIS database, familial searches, low-copy DNA, mixture deduction, forensic statistics, missing persons, paternity tests, mass disaster identifications, quality control, accreditations and validations, courtroom testimony, legal challenges to DNA typing, and new approaches and technologies.

Prerequisite: ANTH 28300.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48360     ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 58360) This course examines how people experience gender – what it means to be a man or woman – and sexuality in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. It explores how gender and sexuality intersect with other categories such as race, social class, and other markers of self and societal status. Students will gain a greater sense of the diversity of human social practices and beliefs regarding gender and sexuality across cultures. Students with Junior standing or above may request that the prerequisite be waived.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

ANTH 48425     ANCIENT MESOAMERICA      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58425) Comparative analysis of Mesoamerican societies from the arrival of the first Americans over 10,000 years ago to European colonization in the 16th century A.D., including major pre-Columbian civilizations.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18420.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48440     ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT OHIO      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58440) Cultural evolution and human-environmental relationships in the ancient Ohio region documenting an 11,000 year period from initial occupation to the beginning of European written history.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18420.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48450     STATES AND EMPIRES      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58450) This course presents a comparative analysis of both old and new world case histories to explore definitions, causal explanations and organizational parameters associated with prehistoric state and empire level societies.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18420.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48492     ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a maximum of 18 credit hours) (Cross-listed with ANTH 58492) Field and laboratory techniques in archaeological research.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1.66 lecture, 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

ANTH 48495     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled. Prerequisites: ANTH 18420

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48623     HUMAN VARIATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58623) A detailed anthropological examination of the causes and extent of modern human variability.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48630     PACIFIC ISLAND CULTURES (DIVG)      3 Credit Hours

Peoples and characteristics of culture areas of Pacific Islands, including Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia with analysis of several representative cultures from these areas.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18210.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global

ANTH 48692     FIELD WORK IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 58692) Can be applied to any bioanth field of study and off-campus activity, ranging from museum work to U.S. and international research projects.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

ANTH 48695     SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled. Prerequisites: ANTH 18630

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48810     HUMAN PALEONTOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58810) Study of primate fossils of the Miocene and Pliocene to include the origins of humans and their earliest ancestors.

Prerequisite: ANTH 38630.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48820     HUMAN MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58820) A largely hands-on course introducing the study of human anatomy for students interested in biological anthropology and archaeology. Topics include skeletal and functional anatomy biomechanics and estimation of age and sex from isolated bones.

Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48830     HUMAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (DIVG) (ELR) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58830) How "unique" is human behavior? Using an evolutionary perspective, we will explore the evolution of human mating systems and parental investment.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18630 or 38630 or BSCI 30156.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Diversity Global, Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

ANTH 48835     PRIMATE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58835) Study of the geographic distribution and evolutionary ecology of prosimians,monkeys and apes and human and climatic effects on their long-term survival.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18630 or 38630 or 38680 or BSCI 10120.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 48840     NATURAL SELECTION IN PERSPECTIVE      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 58840) The course provides an in-depth introduction into the theory of natural selection by reading both Darwin's original work and recent interpretations.

Prerequisite: ANTH 18630 or 38630 or BSCI 10120.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58023     FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 48023) This course provides students with practical experience in archaeological fieldwork in the context of a mock crime scene. Students will excavate a complex burial feature. Surface survey, excavation and recording techniques, field drawing, and processing of bones and artifacts will be taught.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 3 lab, 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN ANTHROPOLOGY      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 48093) Classroom discussions and field study activity focused on professional and disciplinary concerns. Specific content varies with workshop group.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ANTH 58095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 48095) Offered irregularly when unusual resources and/or opportunities permit.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58150     RELIGION: A SEARCH FOR MEANING      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 48150) This course teaches students anthropological approaches to the study of religious beliefs and practices, as well as the role of religion in bringing about social change. Topics covered include: ritual, myth, witchcraft, sorcery, shamanism, syncretism, secularism and fundamentalism. Students will appreciate the diversity of ways in which religion is manifested cross-culturally and understand the different roles that religious beliefs play in human life.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58212     KINSHIP AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48212) This course employs cross-cultural approaches to the understanding of marriage, family organization, descent and kinship system.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58214     POLITICS OF CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 48214) This course will address the way in which culture has been politicized. It will look at issues such as cultural relativism and objectivity in anthropological studies with reference to specific peoples and geographic areas.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58220     CULTURAL ECOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Cross-listed with ANTH 48220) Analysis of relationships between socio-cultural systems and physical-biological environment.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58225     ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48225) From excavations of prehistoric burial mounds to studies of colonial gravestones, the archaeology of death has always occupied a prominent place in anthropological research. The course explores approaches to diverse meanings of life and death.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58230     SOCIO-CULTURAL CHANGE      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48230) Analysis of institutional changes where peoples of different cultures are in sustained contact.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58250     MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48250) This course teaches students the central concepts and methods of medical anthropology, treating illness and healing as biocultural, political and experiential phenomena. The course considers both the specificity of local medical cultures and the complex interactions among the environment, human behavior and political and economic policies that shape them. The course will sensitize students to cultural issues in sickness and health care, and provide some critical analytic concepts and tools.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58262     PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF AMAZONIA      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 48262) This course introduces students to the cultural traditions of Lowland South American peoples. Through a variety of ethnographic readings and films students will explore key anthropological themes such as the relationship between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, gender relations, violence, anthropological ethics and the impacts of colonialism and globalization. Topics covered include: cosmology, personhood, ritual practices, sorcery, shamanism, gender and indigenous activism.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58270     NATIVE PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48270) Comparative analysis of North American Indian peoples and cultures with special reference to linguistic groupings, cultural areas and contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58295     SPECIAL TOPICS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58300     ADVANCED FORENSIC GENETICS      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 48300) Forensic genetics is a field in which the properties of proteins and nucleic acids (genes) are utilized to identify the person that produced them. This is the second in a two-course series, and it focuses on the analysis and interpretation of molecular forensic data, as used in criminal investigations. Topics include quantitative PCR, capillary electrophoresis and electrophoretic artifacts, NRC and ISFG recommendations, CODIS database, familial searches, low-copy DNA, mixture deduction, forensic statistics, missing persons, paternity tests, mass disaster identifications, quality control, accreditations and validations, courtroom testimony, legal challenges to DNA typing, and new approaches and technologies.

Prerequisite: Gradute Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58360     ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY      3 Credit Hours

(Slashed with ANTH 48360) This course examines how people experience gender – what it means to be a man or woman – and sexuality in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. It explores how gender and sexuality intersect with other categories such as race, social class, and other markers of self and societal status. Students will gain a greater sense of the diversity of human social practices and beliefs regarding gender and sexuality across cultures.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58425     ANCIENT MESOAMERICA      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48425) Comparative analysis of Mesoamerican societies from the arrival of the first Americans over 10,000 years ago to European colonization in the 16th century A.D., including major pre-Columbian civilizations.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58440     ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT OHIO      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48440) Cultural evolution and human-environmental relationships in the ancient Ohio region documenting an 11,000 year period from initial occupation to the beginning of European written history.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58450     STATES AND EMPIRES      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48450) This course presents a comparative analysis of both Old and New World case histories to explore definitions, causal explanations and organizational parameters associated with prehistoric state and empire level societies.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58492     ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable 6 times for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 48492) Field and laboratory techniques in archaeological research.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1.66 lecture, 4 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58495     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58623     HUMAN VARIATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48623) A detailed anthropological examination of the causes and extent of modern human variability.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58692     FIELD WORK IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with ANTH 48692) Can be applied to any bioanth field of study and off-campus activity,ranging from museum work to U.S. and international research projects.

Prerequisite: Approval of project and faculty sponsor graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ANTH 58695     SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Special topics in anthropology offered irregularly when unusual resources or opportunities exist. Topic announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58810     HUMAN PALEONTOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48810) Study of primate fossils of the Miocene and Pliocene to include the origins of humans and their earliest ancestors.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58820     HUMAN MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48820) A largely hands-on course introducing the study of human anatomy for students interested in biological anthropology and archaeology. Topics include skeletal and functional anatomy, biomechanics, and estimation of age and sex from isolated bones.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58830     HUMAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48830) How "unique" is human behavior? Using an evolutionary perspective we will explore the evolution of human mating systems and parental investment.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58835     PRIMATE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48835) Study of the geographic distribution and evolutionary ecology of prosimians, monkeys and apes and human and climatic effects on their long-term survival.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 58840     NATURAL SELECTION IN PERSPECTIVE      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with ANTH 48840) The course provides an in-depth introduction into the theory of natural selection by reading both Darwin's original work and recent interpretations.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68091     RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)An opportunity for advanced students to follow up personal theoretical interests based upon a previously established foundation in theory.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN ANTHROPOLOGY      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Classroom presentations and field study focused on professional and disciplinary concerns. Specific content varies with workshop group.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

ANTH 68095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Offered irregularly when unusual resources and/or opportunities permit. A. in Anthropology. Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: 6 graduate hours toward M.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Readings and/or research supervised by member of graduate faculty. Petition form available in the anthropology department office.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

ANTH 68098     RESEARCH      1-15 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research or individual investigation. Repeated registration permitted.Petition form available in the anthropology department office. .

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Research

Contact Hours: 1-15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-S/U-IP

ANTH 68199     THESIS I      2-6 Credit Hours

Thesis student must register for total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, or distributed over several semesters if desired.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 2-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

ANTH 68230     PROBLEMS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Basic graduate course in cultural anthropology required of all M.A. candidates. Course deals with major topics within this subdiscipline of anthropology.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68241     ETHNIC GROUP ANALYSIS:PACIFIC ISLANDS      3 Credit Hours

Peoples and characteristics of culture areas of the Pacific Islands, including Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia with analysis of several representative cultures from these areas.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68299     THESIS II      2 Credit Hours

Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met.

Prerequisite: ANTH 68199 and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Masters Thesis

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

ANTH 68430     PROBLEMS IN WORLD PREHISTORY      3 Credit Hours

Basic graduate course in prehistoric archaeology required of all M.A. candidates.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68624     PRIMATE ETHOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Detailed examination of the principles of primate ethology, including evolutionary trends in ecology, dominance, locomotion and social behavior.

Prerequisite: Special approval and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68630     PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

A graduate-level introduction to the field of biological anthropology. Topics include genetics, human variation, fossil and modern primates, early man.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68637     BIOANTHROPOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS I      5 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with BMS 78637) Examination of methods of univariate and bivariate experimental design. This survey emphasizes tests of hypothesis and estimation techniques with both classical and nonparametric procedures.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 5 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 68638     BIOANTHROPOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS II      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with BMS 78638) This survey of multivariate analysis in anthropology includes one-sample data exploration,multiple sample problems and regression methods. It also includes computer application. ). Graduate standing.

Prerequisite: ANTH 68637 (same course as BMS 78638.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter