Dept. of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice

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 at the Office of the Registrar website, or contact the Department.

 

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. Global Course.  3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core 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: "C" or better in: BIOL197 or 297, BIOL 198, and CHEM 123.  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.

Artwork (Land of the Brave)
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. Global Course.  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. Global Course.  3 semester credit hours. Anthropology Core 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.

ANTH 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 & Environment
The relationship between environment and social organization including subsistence activities, resource exploitation and development. Sustainability. Global Course.  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.