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Department of Anthropology


Undergraduate Courses

  • 101 -- Primates, People, and Prehistory. (3) An exploration of human origins, human evolution, human prehistory, and cultural existence from its less complex forms to early civilizations. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of physical, biological, and archaeological anthropology. May be taken with, or independently of, ANTH 102. – Prerequisite (can fulfill 3 credits of GSS and still satisfy the prereq for the Major at the same time.)
  • 102 -- Understanding Other Cultures. (3) An exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics. May be taken with, or independently of, ANTH 101. – Prerequisite (can fulfill 3 credits of GSS and still satisfy the prereq for the Major at the same time). (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 161 – Human Origins: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology. (4) An introduction to the science of biological anthropology, a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective, employing laboratory components to complement and reinforce lecture materials. – Can be used as a pre-requisite in place of ANTH 101 or DURT Track-Lab (can fulfill 4 credits of the SCI – and it can also satisfy the prereq for the Major at the same time)
  • 201 – Anthropological Inquiry in Undergraduate Research. (3) Introduces research-based learning in anthropology from a four-field perspective.  To encourage self-reflective, professional thinking and provide experience and practice in professional skills and applications in anthropology. – Elective or DURT Track (GLD:Research)
  • 203 -- Comparing Cultures Through Film. (3) Human behavior in differing cultural contexts through ethnographic films of social relations in selected societies. (formerly ANTH 300) Cultural  (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 204 Plagues and the Past. (3) An overview of how plagues and epidemics have shaped human prehistory and history.  How large-scale social transformations have produced forms of human/disease interactions.  How infectious disease has been conceptualized at different times and by different cultural groups and treated as a threat to the social order. – Elective (can fulfill 3 credits of GSS, but cannot satisfy any requirement for the Major at the same time)
  • 205 -- Panorama of Prehistory. (3) Panoramic survey of world prehistory from the paleolithic to the palaces and pyramids of ancient civilizations. -- Archaeology
  • 206 -- Anthropology of Magic and Religion. {=RELG 260} (3) A comparative examination of such topics as ritual, cosmology, revitalization movements, magic, witchcraft, myth, and possession. (formerly 352) - Cultural
  • 207 – Gender and Culture. {=WGST 358} (3) Anthropological study of sex roles, with emphasis on cross-cultural investigation of the interaction of biological, cultural, and environmental factors influencing sex role behavior. (formerly 358) – Cultural (GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement;Diversity and Social Advocacy)
  • 208 – Anthropology of Globalization and Development. (3) Students will examine cross-cultural definitions and experiences of globalization and development, through topics including colonial legacies of inequality; migration; land use; economic restructuring; media; consumption; tourism; health; and participatory development. – Elective  (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 209 -- Introduction to Folklore. (3) Folk expression as shaped by various cultures; fieldwork methodology and anthropological theory. - Cultural
  • 210 -- The Human Life Cycle in Different Cultures. {=WGST 210} (3) Childhood, maturity, old age, and sex roles, with emphasis on socialization within the family. – Elective (can fulfill 3 credits of GSS, but cannot satisfy any requirement for the Major at the same time) (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement; Community Service)
  • 211 – Learning Across Cultures. (3) Classroom ethnography, bilingualism, cultural minorities communications across cultural boundaries.  Films videotapes and fieldwork in classroom settings. – Elective (can fulfill 3 credits of GSS, but cannot satisfy any requirement for the Major at the same time) (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 212 -- Food and Culture. (3) Biological and cultural interactions in the development of human diets. – Cultural or DURT Track-Inquiry (GSS & VSR) (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 213 -- Ethnobotany: Plants and Peoples. (3) Anthropological overview of past and present uses of plants by people around the world; food, medicine, dyes, smoking, fibers, fuels, construction, beverages, spices. -- Cultural or DURT Track-Methodology
  • 214 – Drinking in Culture: Anthropology of Alcohol (3) Cultures of alcohol production and consumption from ancient times to the present, including relationships among social roles of alcohol, technological innovations, agriculture, and economy in an anthropological perspective. – Cultural (GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement
  • 219 – Great Discoveries in Archaeology. (3) Panoramic survey of world prehistory from the Paleolithic to the palaces and pyramids of ancient civilizations. (changed from 205 – Panorama of Prehistory) - Archaeology
  • 221 – Forensics of Sherlock Holmes (3) Forensic methods of Sherlock Homes within the context of modern forensic science.  Aspects of forensic science including history of the discipline, forensic pathology, entomology, print analyses, crime science analysis, forensic anthropology, early scientific theory, and anthropology theory of Holmes. (formerly 362) - Biological
  • 223 – Historical Archaeology. (3) Introduction to theory and methods of North American historical archaeology. Focuses on how archaeological research complements documentary evidence, especially for those most marginalized–thus, largely undocumented–in historical North America. (formerly 345) - Archaeology
  • 224 – Indigenous Caribbean Archaeology (3) Historical archaeology and ethnography of the Casimiroid, Ortoiroid, Saladoid, Ostionoid, Taino and Carib indigenous culture of the Caribbean from 4,000 BC to 1524 AD.  Emphasis on social complexity, religion, art and political organization to illustrate the diversity and richness of Amerindian Caribbean life until their rapid decline after European contact (formerly 222) - Archaeology
  • 225 – Archaeology in Film & Popular Culture (3) Archaeological images and ideas in modern popular culture, including film and fiction - Archaeology
  • 226 – Biblical Archaeology (3) {=RELG 208} The fundamental elements of human culture as it relates to biblical archaeology.  The defining characteristics of different kinds of society through interdependency of language and culture.  The effects of modern world interests in defining / redefining this area. - Archaeology
  • 227 – Forbidden Archaeology: Fantasies, Frauds, and Mysteries of the Human Past (3) History and basis of several popular “fringe” ideas about the human past that utilize archaeological information: giants, Ice Age civilizations, and pre-Columbian transoceanic contact. - Archaeology
  • 229 – Southeastern Archaeology (3) Major cultural milestones and lifeways experienced by Indians in the archeological record of the southeastern U.S., including colonization, religion, trade, invention of pottery, and place-making. - Archaeology
  • 230 – Diversity in the United States. (3) Application of techniques and insights of social and cultural anthropology to selected cultural settings in contemporary USA. (formerly 302) – Cultural  (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy)
  • 231 -- African-American Cultures. (3) An examination of African-American cultures in the New World. (formerly 303) – Cultural (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 232 -- Contemporary Cultures of South Carolina. (3) Application of the methods and techniques of socio-cultural anthropology to the contemporary cultures of South Carolina. Examination of contrasts such as low country and up country, black and white, and rich and poor as they are manifested in cultural patterns. (formerly 304) – Cultural (GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement
  • 234 – Caribbean Cultures. (3) Ethnographic approach to Caribbean cultures and societies.  Topics include colonial histories and experience, gender and race relations; beliefs and religious life; verbal arts, literature and creole language. (formerly 314) – Cultural  (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 236 -- Cultures of Africa. (3) A comparative study of ethnographic data on African cultures with emphasis upon its significance for broader anthropological theory. (formerly 307) – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 237 -- Cultures of Islam. (3) Diversity of lifestyles and institutions of Islam from Morocco to Indonesia, with attention to everyday life in small communities. (formerly 310) – Cultural  (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement )
  • 238 -- Middle Eastern Cultures. (3) A consideration of selected problems in the social and cultural life of peoples in the Middle East with emphasis on non-Arab populations. (formerly 311) – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 240 -- South Asian Cultures. (3) Society and culture in South Asia; economic and political institutions, kinship, and religion as they pertain to the daily lives of people in the Subcontinent. Emphasis on India. Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka also included. (formerly 315) – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 241 -- Southeast Asian Cultures. (3) Social and cultural patterns of the region and how they influence current developments, especially Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. (formerly 316) – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 242 – Chinese Popular Culture. (3) An overview of Chinese popular culture with an introduction to broad anthropological frameworks concerning popular culture. (formerly 215) – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 243 -- Japanese Cultures. (3) An exploration of Japanese values and the institutions that shape Japanese behavior through analysis of rural and urban community studies and how Japanese present themselves. (formerly 308) – Cultural  (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 260 – Planet of the Apes: Behavior and Biology. (3) A survey of field and laboratory investigations of the comparative anatomy and behavior of nonhuman primates. (formerly 363 – Primate Studies) - Biological
  • 261 -- Human Variation. (3) The biocultural processes of human variation. (formerly 364) - Biological
  • 262 -- Basic Forensic Anthropology. (3) Survey of the basic scientific methods and applications of forensic anthropology. (formerly 367) - Biological
  • 270 -- Anthropology of Nonverbal Communication. (3) Body language, facial expressions, gestures, use of interpersonal space, and other nonverbal systems of communication and behavior in terms of pertinent theories, research methodology, findings, and cross-cultural implications. (formerly 354) – Linguistic (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 271 – Language and Popular Culture (3) {=LING 241} Linguistic anthropological study of forms of language through the lens of popular culture.  Explore the ethnography of communication through play and performance, discursive and semiotic practices, and varieties of language invoked in popular cultural forms that provide resources for cultural reproduction and contestation. - Linguistic
  • 291 – Selected Topics in Anthropology. (1-3) Topics of special interest.  May be taken more than once as topics change
  • 301 -- Latin American Cultures. {=LASP 311} (3) Comparative study of selected Latin American cultures with emphasis on their significance for a broader anthropological theory. – Cultural  (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 305 -- South American Indian Cultures. {=LASP 315} (3) An examination of ethnographic data on South American Indians, emphasizing methods used to acquire those data and their applications to theoretical considerations. – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 313 -- Ethical Dilemmas in Anthropology. (1) An examination of ethical decision-making encountered in the practice of anthropology. – Elective (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 317 – American Indian Nations. (3) Comparative study of ethnographic data on American Indian cultures, with emphasis on their significance for ethnological theory. – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 318 -- Material Culture. (3) Material aspects of cultures from artifact production in historical societies to contemporary industrial crafts; the cultural context of artifacts; fieldwork; relevant anthropological theories. - Cultural
  • 319 -- Principles of Archaeology. (3) Introduction to principles, methods, and theory of archaeology, including prehistoric and historic case studies. – Archaeology (Integrative Course)
  • 320 – Archaeological Theory. (3) This course charts the history of ideas in archaeology, over the past century, as a means of understanding current directions in archaeological thinking and current applications in archaeological practice.- Archaeology
  • 321 -- South Carolina Archaeology. (3) Prehistoric and historic archaeology of South Carolina. - Archaeology
  • 322 -- Field School in Archaeology. (3-6) (Prereq: ANTH 319 or permission of instructor) Archaeological field techniques, laboratory analysis and data interpretation. – Archaeology or DURT Track (GLD: Global Learning or Research)
  • 323 -- Field School in Ethnography. (3-6) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Designing and carrying out ethnographic research including project design, data collection, analysis and description. – Elective or DURT Track (GLD: Research)
  • 324 – Ethnoarchaeology. (3) Current research on use of modern material culture in archaeological analysis (formerly 325) -  Archaeology or DURT Track-Methodology(GLD: Research)
  • 327 -- Prehistoric Civilizations of the New World. {=LASP 325} (3) Study of Mesoamerican and South American civilizations, particularly the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca states. Processes of state formation as reflected in archaeological data. - Archaeology
  • 328 -- Ancient Civilizations. (3) Causes for the rise and fall of several civilizations; ideological and ecological factors, unique events, and personalities versus general processes. (formerly 341) - Archaeology
  • 331 -- Mesoamerican Prehistory. {=LASP 322} (3) Cultural development and variation in Mesoamerica from the first arrival of man to the arrival of Europeans. Particular attention to cultural continuities from prehistoric times. - Archaeology
  • 333 -- North American Prehistory. (3) Prehistoric anthropology in North America from the first arrival of man through the beginning of European acculturation. - Archaeology
  • 349 – Anthropology of Work. (3) Techniques, customs, verbal expressions, and expressive styles of workers in a variety of occupational cultures. - Cultural
  • 350 – Anthropology and Development. (3) An examination of political and economic change in contemporary peasant communities. – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 351 -- The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective. {=WGST 351} (3) Kinship, systems of descent, marriage, and domestic organization in different cultures. Variations in childrearing practices, sex roles, and other aspects of social relations in kin groups. – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 353 -- Anthropology of Law and Conflict. (3) Understanding human behavior through the examination of cultural norms, mechanisms of social control, and social conflict. – Cultural (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 355 – Language, Culture, and Society. {=LING 340} (3) Language in its social setting. The relationship between linguistic categories and culture categories. Language and cognition. –Linguistic (Integrative Course)(GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 356 -- Anthropology of Art. (3) Sculpture, drama, ceramics, weaving, music, and other arts from tribal societies will be discussed in terms of the religious, social, and aesthetic principles that underlie their production, use, and interpretation. - Cultural
  • 357 -- Psychological Anthropology. (3) Cultural differences and pan-cultural similarities in such psychological features as personality and cognition. - Elective
  • 359 -- Theories of Culture. (3) Theory and practice of ethnology/sociocultural anthropology, based on a wide range of simple and complex societies. – Cultural (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 360 – Anthropology of Sex. (3) An overview of human sexuality in different cultures in regions across the globe; an examination of anthropological frameworks for sexuality that draws on historical and modern cultural conceptions. - Cultural (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 361 -- Becoming Human. (3) The processes of hominoid development with a review of the basic principles of physical and behavioral evolution using the fossil record and the evolving ecological and psychosocial contexts. -  Biological (Integrative Course)
  • 365 – Medical Experimentation and the Black Body (3) {=AFAM 365} A cross disciplinary study of how the bodies of Africans and African Americans were used in medical experimentation, starting in the late 18th century and continuing to the present. -  Biological
  • 366 – Medicine Disease & Slavery (3) {=AFAM 366} An interdisciplinary study of the health of enslaved African Americans during the nineteenth century by focusing on the conceptions, experiences, and dynamics of the relationship between slaves, medicine, healing, and their masters in the Antebellum American South.  [In progress] – Biological (Integrative Course)
  • 370 -- Computer Applications in Social Anthropology. (3) How social anthropologists use computers in research including cross-tables of traits, word counts, simulations, and database management. - Elective
  • 371 -- Ethnography of Communication. (3) Ethnographic analysis of communication in human groups and institutions. – Linguistic (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 373 -- Introduction to Language Sciences. {=LING 300 and PSYC 470} (3) Introduction to the linguistic component of human cognition. Properties of speech, the organization of language in the mind/brain, cross-linguistic universals, child language acquisition, and aspects of adult language processing. - Linguistic
  • 381 – Gender and Globalization. {WGST 381} (3) Examines the dialectic between globalization and the social construction of gender.  Topics include the global assembly line, transnational markets for domestic labor and sex workers, and global feminist alliances. (Prereq. WGST 111 or 112 or ANTH 102) – Cultural (Integrative Course)(GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)  
  • 388 – Culture, Pregnancy, and Birth {=WGST 388} (3) Anthropological study of pregnancy and birth with a cross-cultural focus comparing the United States to other nations.  Examination of cultural factors such as prenatal care, dietary practices, taboos, birth location practitioners, and birthing styles. - Linguistic
  • 391 – Selected Topics in Anthropology. (1-3) Topics of special interest.  May be taken more than once as topics change.
  • 399 -- Independent Study. (3-6) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students. (GLD: Research)
  • 442 -- African-American English. {=AFAM 442, =ENGL 457, =LING 442} (3) Linguistic examination of the structure, history, and use of African-American English, as well as literary presentations, language attitudes, and issues relating to education and the acquisition of Standard English. - Linguistic  (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy)
  • 498 -- Senior Thesis. (3) (Prereq: senior anthropology major; GPA of 3.00; permission of a faculty member) Directed research resulting in a written report. – DURT Track (GLD: Research)
  • 499 -- In the Tradition of Anthropology. (3) A seminar synthesizing the major with an examination of anthropology as a field of inquiry. - Elective
  • 513 -- Anthropological Ethnobotany. (3) Survey of how each anthropological subfield studies the interrelationships between plants and peoples. Application of methods, including interviewing and data analysis. – Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 515 -- Tradition and Transformations in Islamic Cultures. {=RELG 515} (3) Islam as a dynamic cultural tradition: emphasis on the tension between Islamization and the larger Islamic tradition. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track  (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Global Learning)
  • 516 -- Indonesian Culture Through Film. (4) Examination of Indonesian culture, history, social and economic change using scripted Indonesian fiction films and supplementary readings. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 517 -- An Anthropological View of Blacks in Film. {=AFAM 517} (3) Cultural representations, constructions, production, and consumption of African-American identity in the popular culture medium of feature films. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track   (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy)
  • 518 – Visual Cultures. (3) Survey of visual anthropology including theoretical frameworks of ways of seeing, ethnographic photography and filmmaking, contemporary technologies, and their effects on culture. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track  (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 520 -- Field Problems in Ethnology. (6) A two-semester class and field session. Research design, field methods, interpretation of data, and the development of theory from the data. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 525 – Ethnoecology. (3) Seminar exploring human-plant-animal-natural interactions within an anthropological framework. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 533 -- North American Archaeology. (3) Prehistoric and historic archaeology. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 534 -- Prehistoric Archaeology of South America. {=LASP 425} (3) Prehistoric archaeology of the South American continent. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 535 – Conflict Archaeology (3) Anthropological and archaeological theories and methods in the study of conflict, war, and warfare.  Causes, effects, outcomes of sustained social acts of violence of groups, tribes, states and nations.  Evolutionary, biological, social origins of warfare.  History, strategy, and tactics, battlefield archaeology. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 536 – Public Archaeology (3) Philosophy and mechanics of modern archaeological Cultural Resource Management (CRM).  CRM legislations, regulation, and process.  Contemporary issues and problems in Public Archaeology including Native American reburial negotiations, conflict resolution, ethics, looting, business practices, standards, contexts and protection. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 541 -- Field Problems in Archaeology. (3) (Prereq: ANTH 319) Archaeological field methods and techniques such as excavation, flotation, sampling, surveying, photography, and remote sensing. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 542 -- Topics in Archaeological Field Problems. (1-3) (Prereq: ANTH 319 and permission of instructor) Topics in archaeological field methods and techniques. Individual topics to be announced in master schedule by suffix and title. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 546 _ Forensic Archaeological Recovery (FAR). (3) Introduction to Forensic Archaeological Recovery (FAR). Concepts, methods, and contemporary issues. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 550 – Archaeological Laboratory Methods. (4) (Prereq: ANTH 319 or 322) Laboratory on basic prehistoric and historic artifact analysis, including analytical methods, laboratory equipment, and data interpretation. - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track-Lab (GLD: Research)
  • 551 -- Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork. {=HPEB 551} (3) Application of observation techniques, field notes, informant interviewing, and secondary data analysis to interpreting differential perceptions of health problem solving in the community and clinic. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track (GLD: Community Service)
  • 552 -- Medical Anthropology. {=HPEB 552} (3) Socio-cultural factors in health, illness, healing, and in medical systems. Cross-cultural and ethnographic evidence for public health research and program applications. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track (GLD: Research)
  • 553 – Anthropological Approaches to Narrative and Performance. (3) {=LING 545} Students will explore the ways people from various cultures reflect on, reinforce, and construct their social realities through narrating, which will be considered as both artistic expression and social action. - Linguistic/500-level/DURT Track
  • 555 -- Language and Gender. {=LING 541, WGST 555} (3) Approaches to gender and language emphasizing the social grounding of both; how language reflects sociocultural values and is a tool for constructing different types of social organization. - Linguistic/500-level/DURT Track   (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 556 – Language and Globalization. {=LING 556} (3) Anthropological approach to issues of language and globalization. Linguistic consequences of globalization under consideration include communicative patterns, linguistic change, and language and political economy. - Linguistic/500-level/DURT Track  (GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy; Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 557 -- Psychological Anthropology. (3) Psychological aspects of behavior from a cross-cultural perspective. -Cultural/500-level/DURT Track
  • 561 -- Human Osteology. (4) An intensive examination of the human skeleton and techniques for anthropological interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. - Biological/500-level/DURT Track
  • 565 -- Health and Disease in the Past. (3) Varieties and effects of disease patterns among past populations illustrating biological, environmental, and cultural interrelationships. - Biological/500-level/DURT Track
  • 567 -- Human Identification in Forensic Anthropology. (3) Theories and methodologies necessary for the identification of human skeletal remains in a forensic setting. - Biological/500-level/DURT Track
  • 568 -- Nutritional Anthropology. (3) Nutritional problems in developing nations. Measures of nutritional status. Social, economic, and environmental aspects of food consumption and nutrition. Biocultural responses to food deprivation and under nutrition. - Biological/500-level/DURT Track
  • 569 -- Environment and Development. {=GEOG 569} (3) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Examination of development theory and environmental implications of social and economic change. Study of general theoretical perspectives will be balanced with case study materials. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 570 -- Ethnographic Film. (3) Problems in conveying and interpreting ethnographic information on film or tape. Includes syntax, suitability of subject matter to the medium, irrelevant or distracting information, and observer bias. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 572 -- Temporal Processes in Culture. (3) Clocks, cycles, and contingencies as they affect human societies now and have done so in the past. Theories and models from biology and the other natural sciences will be used to interpret the history of culture. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track
  • 575 -- Economic Anthropology. (3) A cross-cultural study of the economic behavior of pre-literate and literate societies. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 576 – Archaeology of the African Diaspora. (3) Foodways, architecture, crafts, and narrative of African-American cultures. (title change) - Archaeology/500-level/DURT Track
  • 577 -- Advanced Topics in the Anthropological Study of Social Organization. (3) Selected recent theoretical and methodological developments in the study of social organization. - Elective/500-level/DURT Track
  • 579 -- Cultural Ecology. (3) An interdisciplinary approach to prehistoric, historic, and contemporary relationships between the development of socio-cultural configurations and ecosystems. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track
  • 580 – Culture and Identity of the African Diaspora. {=AFAM 580} (3) Students will explore the African Diaspora as a social, cultural, and historical formation with Africa at its center, focusing on US, Latin American, and Caribbean African-descended communities. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track (GLD: Global Learning)
  • 581 -- Globalization and Cultural Questions. {=GEOG 581} (3) This course examines cultural understandings of and responses to globalization, examining topics such as its history and theories, migration, economic integration and inequality, identity, social movements, and the environment. - Cultural/500-level/DURT Track (Integrative Course)(GLD: Global Learning)
  • 586 – Discourse, Gender and Politics of Emotion. {=LING 542} (3) Anthropological approach to issues of discourse, gender and emotion.  Issues under consideration include the social control, force, and forms of emotional discourse and the relationship between emotion and culture from gender-oriented perspectives- Linguistic/500-level/DURT Track (GLD:Professional and Civic Engagement)
  • 591 -- Selected Topics. (1-3) Topics of special interest. May be taken more than once as topics change.
  • 600 – Survey of Linguistics. {=ENGL 680, LING 600} (3) Survey of core areas of linguistics and extensions to closely related disciplines.  Introduction to the linguistic component of human cognition.  Formal description and analysis of the general properties of speech and language, the organization of language in the min/brain, and cross-linguistics typology and universals. - Linguistic/500-level/DURT Track
  • 699 -- Reading and Research. (3-6) (GLD: Research)