Department of Psychology and Sociology

Courses in Anthropology

The Department offers a wide array of courses in Anthropology to meet the various interests and needs of students. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule, or contact the Department.

 

Artwork (Land of the Brave)ANTH 200 | Cultural Anthropology

Study of the origins of mankind and culture. Development of human language, culture, and institutions, cross cultural analysis of societies, and cultures. IAI S1 901N. 3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core Elective and Multi-Cultural.

 


ANTH 201 | Physical Anthropology

Focuses on forces producing humans in their present form. The study of evolution, population genetics, and the fossil record. Prerequisite: BIOL 197 or BIOL 198. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.

 


ANTH 207 | Contemporary Industrial Society

This course examines the social and cultural make-up of advanced industrial societies in terms of technology, lifestyles, urbanism and environment. 3 semester credit hours.

 


ANTH 208 | The Anthropology of the Third World

A study of developing nations. Analyzes the relationship between culture, environment, and society in economic spheres, emphasizing the Third World. 3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core Elective.

 


ANTH 210 | Peoples and Cultures of World Regions

Alternating people/cultures of Latin America, Africa and East Asia. 3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core Elective and Multi-Cultural.

 


ANTH 290 | Social and Cultural Change

Analysis of large scale historical change, the succession of types of societies and the emergence of the contemporary world. Evolution of social institutions (the family, religion) and speculation about significant future change. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Annually.

 


ANTH 291 | Topics in Anthropology

Topics such as globalization, cultural survival of indigenous peoples, Native American cultures, development and readings in anthropology. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Course Repeatable. Maximum number of units allowed 3.

 


ANTH 292 | Business Anthropology

Culture and International Business. Introduction to the impact of cultural variation on the functional areas of business with emphasis on globalization and the development of the world system. 3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core Elective.

 


SculptureANTH 295 | Independent Study

Directed readings, independent research, or student projects on areas of individual academic interest; topics, meeting times, and outcomes arranged with instructor. 3 semester credit hours. Department Consent Required.

 


ANTH 309 | People, Culture and Environment

The relationship between environment and social organization including subsistence activities, resource exploitation and development. 3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core Elective.

 


ANTH 391 | Topics in Anthropology

Topics such as globalization, cultural survival of indigenous peoples, Native American cultures, development and readings in anthropology. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.