Introduces the student to the study of human cultures, past and present. Offers a comprehensive introduction to anthropology, emphasizing the concepts and methods of the major sub-fields i.e., cultural, biological, archaeology, and linguistics. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces students to a comparative analysis of world religions, emphasizing beliefs, rituals, artistic expressions, and cultural and social organization. Includes both Eastern and Western religions. (Same as REL 130). Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces the student to the diversity of human cultural experience in the contemporary world. Focuses on gaining an appreciation for the common humanity and uniqueness of all cultures; creating sensitivity toward stereotypes and ethnocentrism, and understanding the distinctions between 'race', ethnicity and racism. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Examines variations in beliefs, behaviors, and institutions of different peoples. Acquaints the student with knowledge of how anthropological concepts and knowledge are used to understand and appreciate cultural diversity. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Surveys the aboriginal Native American cultures of North American, and of the impact of four centuries of British, French, Spanish and Russian contact on the Indian communities. Consider the status of Native Americans in present-day North America. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces the historical development of anthropology, its role in colonialism and globalization, and types of cultural change processes. Includes discussions of how human societies have struggled for political and economic identity in a post-colonial world and for cultural survival and self-determination. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours).
Explores the ways in which biology, the environment and culture come together to form the human condition. Acquaints the student with topics including human genetics, human evolution, primate behavior, contemporary human variation and applied biological anthropology. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Emphasizes basic laboratory studies in identifying principles of the evolution, ecology, and morphology of hominins and primates. Laboratory: 1 credit (30 contact hours).
Examines the way values and behaviors related to food production and consumption are shaped by the physical and cultural environment. Draws data from non-Western and Western cultures. Discusses implications of cultural factors for contemporary issues in nutrition. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)
Introduces the theories, techniques, and strategies used by archaeologists to recover and interpret information about past cultures. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)
Surveys cultural developments in the Old World from the earliest times to the beginning stages of civilization. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours)
Surveys the origin and growth of prehistoric Native American cultures as revealed by archaeological data. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).