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ANT 100  Introduction to Anthropology. 3 credit hours.  This course is an introduction to the study of man from an anthropological perspective. Contributions to understanding man from the humanities, as well as the biological, social, and historical sciences are considered.  SB Core Curriculum Credit.  Taught by: Dr. Lacquement.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 102  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. 3 credit hours.  Introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and societies and the linguistic components of human behavior.  SB Core Curriculum Credit.  Taught by: Dr. Cooper, Dr. Oths.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 103  Great Discoveries in Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  This course deals with the major archaeological discoveries made in the past two centuries and their impact on Western thought.   SB Core Curriculum Credit.  Taught by: Dr. Brown, Dr. Lacquement, Dr. LeCount.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 106  Indians of North America. 3 credit hours.  Comprehensive overview of the prehistory, history, and contemporary culture of native North American Indians.  

ANT 107  Introduction to Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Overview of the methods archaeologists use to study prehistoric cultures and an introduction to the study of human culture over the past two million years.   Taught by: Dr. Kosiba, Dr. Lacquement.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 113  Indians of the Deep South. 3 credit hours.  Introduction to the Native Americans of Alabama and their nearby neighbors. Focuses on describing and explaining lifeways of indigenous peoples using ethnographic, ethnohistoric, and archaeological studies.  Taught by: Dr. Knight.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 150  Evolution for Everyone: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction. 3 credit hours.  This course is designed to open student minds to what evolution is and how it applies to all life. Toward that end, the class will view lectures given by evolutionary scholars from varied institutions and disciplines.  Taught by: Dr. Lynn.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 208  Anthropology of Sex: Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams. 3 credit hours.  An introduction to human sexuality from a biocultural perspective with emphasis on sexual diversity, pluralism, and psychosexual evolution.  Taught by: Dr. Lynn.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 210  Language and Culture. 3 credit hours.  Human activity in its linguistic, cultural, and social contexts; interrelationships between culture and natural language; and the influences of language and culture on thought and behavior.   Taught by: Dr. Wolfgram.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 211  North American Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Major archaeological discoveries and prehistoric cultural developments in each area of the North American continent.  

ANT 215  Anthropology in Movies and Fiction. 3 credit hours.  Compares portrayals of anthropologists and core anthropological issues in movies and fiction to anthropological perspectives and scholarship.  Taught by: Dr. DeCaro.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 250  Issues in Anthropology. 3 credit hours.  This course is a flexible listing designed to cover specific topics in anthropology not already offered through an existing course. It is similar to ANT 450 Problems in Anthropology, but allows students with less exposure to anthropology, or the particular issues addressed, an opportunity to learn at a more introductory level.  Prerequisites: 3 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 269  Field Archaeology. 1-12 credit hours.  Supervised participation in the excavation and analysis of archaeological deposits.  Taught by: Dr. Blitz.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 270  Introduction to Physical Anthropology. 3 credit hours.  Introduction to the study of human and primate biocultural evolution, variation, and adaptation.   Taught by: Dr. DeCaro, Dr. Lynn.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 275  Race, Ethnicity, and Human Variation. 3 credit hours.  Historical and contemporary perspectives on human biological diversity, including the concepts of race, ethnicity, adaptation, and some of the social implications of these views.  Taught by: Dr. Bindon.  View a recent syllabusRelated Web Materials.     More Information

ANT 311  Population, Health, and Human Origins. 3 credit hours.  Focuses on the relationships among human ecology, population growth, health and disease, and adaptation in modern and prehistoric societies. Explores the origins of infectious diseases, emphasizing the principles of epidemiology and evolution of pathogens.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 270 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. DeCaro.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 312  Monkeys, Apes, and Other Primates: An Introduction to Non-human Primates. 3 credit hours.  An introductory survey of the world's living non-human primates focusing on taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, ecology, and cognition.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 270 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Lynn. 

ANT 317  Anthropology and Modern Life. 3 credit hours.  Application of anthropological theories and findings to selected issues and problems of living in complex industrial societies.   Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 318  Ancient Cities and Empires. 3 credit hours.  A comparative examination of cities and empires from the ancient world that emphasizes both the particulars that make each culture unique and the structural similarities among them.  Taught by: Dr. LeCount. 

ANT 319  Ancient New World Civilizations: The Aztecs, Maya and Inkas. 3 credit hours.  An introduction to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America focusing on the development of economic, social, religious, and political institutions.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. LeCount.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 367  Old World Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Origin and development of Old World cultures from the early Stone Age to the Iron Age. 

ANT 368  Southeastern Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Origin and development of pre-Columbian and early historic cultures of the Southeast U.S.A..   Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 370  North American Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Examination of important discoveries and current research in the different areas of North America, including the Eastern Woodlands, Southwest, Plains, Great Basin, Plateau, California, Northwest Coast, subarctic, and Arctic.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 401  Anthropological Linguistics. 3 credit hours.  Scientific study of natural language--phonology and grammar, lexicon and meaning-- and the role of linguistics in anthropological research.   W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 210 plus 3 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Wolfgram.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 402  Gender, Ethnicity, and Health. 3 credit hours.  Explores the gendered, ethnic, cultural, and class dimensions that underlie the patterning of disease and illness worldwide, with special attention to the long-term health effects of racism, poverty and sexism.   W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 plus 3 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Oths.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 405  Culture, Mind and Behavior. 3 credit hours.  Cultural and linguistic basis of cognitive organization, systems of folk classifications, and collection and analysis of data of shared cultural and social information.   W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 plus 3 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Dressler.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 408  Ancient Mexican Civilizations. 3 credit hours.  Survey of the origin and development of ancient civilizations in Mexico.   W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. LeCount. 

ANT 409  Ancient Maya Civilizations. 3 credit hours.  Ancient Maya civilizations in Mexico and Central America from the earliest inhabitants until the Spanish Conquest.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. LeCount.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 411  Culture, Health and Healing. 3 credit hours.  Survey of health, illness, and healing among and within different cultural systems.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 plus 3 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Dressler, Dr. Oths.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 412  Peoples of Europe. 3 credit hours.  A survey of the standards, customs, and beliefs that typify European cultures.   W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or 102 plus 3 additional hours in ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Galbraith, Dr. Murphy.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 413  Peoples of Latin America. 3 credit hours.  A survey of the standards, customs, and beliefs that typify Latin American cultures.   W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 plus 3 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Oths.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 414  Peoples of Africa. 3 credit hours.  A survey of the standards, customs, and beliefs that typify African cultures.  Taught by: Dr. Singer. 

ANT 415  Peoples of East Asia. 3 credit hours.  A survey of the standards, customs, and beliefs that typify East Asian cultures.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 417  Peoples of South Asia. 3 credit hours.  A review of selected aspects of the customs, social systems, and cultures of South Asian societies.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 418  Development in Non-Western Culture. 3 credit hours.  Theoretical and descriptive study of social change and development in non-Western societies. Major emphasis is placed on the effects of change on indigenous institutions. Both ethnographic and theoretical literatures are examined.  Taught by: Dr. Singer. 

ANT 419  Myth, Ritual and Magic. 3 credit hours.  A survey of religion, including such topics as myth, ritual, magic, witchcraft, totemism, shamanism and trance states.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 102 or REL 100 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Murphy.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 420  Background of Anthropological Thought. 3 credit hours.  Intensive review of the work of several early figures in the development of social theory (e.g., Marx, Freud, Durkheim, Weber), emphasizing their relevance for modern anthropology.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 423  Legal Anthropology. 3 credit hours.  An examination of legal theory and legal processes from an anthropological perspective.  Taught by: Dr. Singer. 

ANT 424  Cultural Resource Management. 3 credit hours.  The theory and strategies of, and processes for, undertaking research within the legal and practical setting of CRM-driven archaeology.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor.   Taught by: Dr. Clouse.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 426  Archaeology of Eastern North America. 3 credit hours.  An examination of the origin and development of Precolumbian and early historic cultures of Eastern North America.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Knight. 

ANT 430  Archaeology of Africa. 3 credit hours.  Examination of the origin and development of prehistoric and early historic cultures in sub-Saharan Africa.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or permission of the instructor.  

ANT 431  Readings in Anthropology. 1-3 credit hours.  Honors readings for seniors and graduate students.  Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.  

ANT 432  Readings in Anthropology. 1-3 credit hours.  Honors readings for seniors and graduate students.  Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.  

ANT 436  Social Structure. 3 credit hours.  Social organization and structure, social life and institutions (especially in non-literate societies), kinship, descent groups, marriage, residence, and local group composition.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 102 or permission of the instructor.   Taught by: Dr. Murphy.  View a recent syllabusRelated Web Materials.

ANT 439  Topics in the Anthropology of Religion. 3 credit hours.  An examination of contemporary issues and topics in the anthropology of religion.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 440  Culture. 3 credit hours.  A selective overview of past and contemporary theories and approaches adopted by cultural anthropologists.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or 102 plus 6 additional hours in ANT, or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Cooper.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 444  Anthropology and Cemeteries. 3 credit hours.  Using approaches developed in the discipline of anthropology and, more particularly, in the subfield of archaeology, an exploration of the different ways in which local cemeteries can yield information on cultural, societal, and historical matters.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Taught by: Dr. Brown. 

ANT 445  Historical Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Combines the methods used in historical archaeology with a basic survey of the archaeological record of the historic period of North America.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor.   Taught by: Dr. Brown. 

ANT 450  Problems in Anthropology. 1-6 credit hours.  Devoted to issues not covered in other courses. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor.  

ANT 451  Undergraduate Research. 1-6 credit hours.  An introduction to independent anthropological research with a focus on constructing testable hypotheses, selecting variables, measuring attributes, recording data, making interpretations, and writing and presenting results.  Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.  

ANT 455  Africans in the Americas. 3 credit hours.  Examination of the society and culture in communities of Africans in the New World. The emphasis is on diversity within the Western Hemisphere, with a focus on the three main centers of New World African society: Brazil, the West Indies, and the United States.  Prerequisites: 12 hours in anthropology, graduate standing, or permission of the instructor.  

ANT 460  Anthropology and Natural History Museums. 3 credit hours.  Examines the historical connections between anthropology and natural history museums in the United States. Explores the present operation of such museums and develops exhibits based on collection studies.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor.  

ANT 465  Lithic Analysis. 3 credit hours.  Introduction to the basics of analysis of stone tools, their manufacture, and their use by means of microscopic and macroscopic approaches.   Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor.   Taught by: Dr. Clouse.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 466  Laboratory Methods in Archaeology. 3 credit hours.  Instruction in the laboratory processing, classification, and elementary data manipulation of archaeological materials.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 or ANT 269 plus 6 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 467  Methods in Prehistoric Iconography. 3 credit hours.  An exploration of the concepts and methods used by prehistoric archaeologists to impute meanings in representational art.  Prerequisites: ANT 107 plus 6 additional hours of ANT, or permission of the instructor. 

ANT 471  Fossil Humans and Evolution. 3 credit hours.  Survey of the discoveries, methods, and theories that provide the background for modern research in macro-evolution.  Prerequisites: ANT 270 or permission of the instructor.  

ANT 473  Human Osteology. 4 credit hours.  Detailed introduction to human osteology emphasizing the identification of fragmentary remains and the criteria for determination of age, sex, and race. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory.   Prerequisites: ANT 270 or permission of the instructor.   Taught by: Dr. Jacobi. 

ANT 474  Neuroanthropology. 3 credit hours.  This course provides an introduction to evolutionary and biocultural approaches within anthropology to the central and peripheral nervous systems and their interconnections. Topics include the evolution of the brain; how culture and social structure shape the brain, its development, and its activity; and anthropological perspectives on connections among culture, behavior, brain, mind, and body.  Prerequisites: ANT 270 or BSC 300 or PY 413  Taught by: Dr. DeCaro.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 475  Biology, Culture and Evolution (formerly: Human Adaptability). 3 credit hours.  An introduction to the biocultural and evolutionary bases of human adaptability.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: ANT 270 or permission of instructor.  Taught by: Dr. DeCaro, Dr. Lynn.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 476  Nutritional Anthropology. 3 credit hours.  Introduction to anthropological inquiries in nutrition (including food habits, food systems, and dietary variability) from a cross-cultural perspective.  W Core Curriculum Credit.  Prerequisites: 6 hours in ANT or permission of the instructor.   Taught by: Dr. Cooper.  Related Web Materials.

ANT 478  Anthropology of Human Development. 3 credit hours.  A survey of theory and research regarding biological, cultural, and social aspects of human development.  Prerequisites: ANT 100 or ANT 270 or permission of instructor.  Taught by: Dr. DeCaro.  View a recent syllabus

ANT 479  Human Paleopathology. 3 credit hours.  Course investigates skeletal pathology and trauma. Topics include understanding disease processes; distinguishing accidental and violent trauma on bone; and recognizing congenital anomalies, circulatory disorders, and diseases such as joint diseases, infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, skeletal dysplasias, neoplastic conditions, diseases of the dentition and other conditions. Students will inventory, evaluate, and analyze sets of human skeletal remains for pathology and trauma and complete final reports on those remains.  Prerequisites: ANT 270 or permission of the instructor.  Taught by: Dr. Jacobi.