111a-3 Human Ancestry and Adaptations — [INSM] [IAI No. S1 900N] An introduction to archaeology and biological anthropology. Examines the evolution and biological adaptations of the human species, and the development of culture through archaeological investigation. Syllabus: Lorenzini, Vogel
111b-3 Human Culture and Communication — [ISS, IC, IGR] [IAI No. S1 900N] An introduction to cultural and linguistic anthropology. Examines diversity in life-ways of people around the world. Includes anthropological approaches to social groups, symbolic systems, globalization. Syllabus: Lorenzini, Lutz
170a-3 Introductory Topics in Biological Anthropology [DNSM]— Significant problems and issues in natural science applications of biological anthropology not treated in other courses, presented at an introductory level. Content varies.
170b-3 Introductory Topics in Anthropology [DSS] — Significant problems and issues in social science applications of anthropology not treated in other courses, presented at an introductory level. Content varies.
205 -3 Introduction to Native American Studies [DSS, IGR] - Issues and perspectives in Native American Studies. Syllabus: Willmott.
270-3 Special Topics in Anthropology - Study Abroad — [DSS, IC] Significant problems and issues not treated in on-campus courses. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated.
300-3 Ethnographic Fieldwork [DSS, US, IGR] Research design and field methods in cultural and linguistic anthropology with emphasis upon theory, ethics, and hands-on application of fieldwork skills. Prerequisite: 111 or 111B with a minimum grade of C. Syllabus: Cairo
301-3 Ethnographic Analysis — [BSS, DSS, USC, IGR] Data analysis and Ethnographic writing in cultural and linguistic anthropology emphasizing qualitative and quantitative data manipulation and written and oral presentation of results. Prerequisites: ANTH 111B, Minimum Grade of C. Syllabus: Willmott
302-3 World Music — [DSS, IC] A survey of world music traditions, including the music of Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
304-3 Symbols and Culture — [DSS, IC] Ethnographic approaches to symbolic analysis including interpretation of sensory perceptions, artifacts, cultural use of space, symbolic behavior, the mass media, and issues of representation.
305-3 Peoples and Cultures of Native North America [DSS, IGR] Examines diversity in social, economic, political and religious aspects of the traditional cultures of selected Native American nations and societies.
306-3 Peoples and Cultures of Asia — [DSS, IC] History, culture and social organization of selected Asian societies examined through films, narratives, artifacts and ethnographies.
307-3 People and Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean — [DSS, IC] Social and cultural aspects of contemporary Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean in historical and environmental context.
311-3 People and Cultures of the African Diaspora [DSS, US, IGR] Anthropological perspectives on the culture and identities of people of African descent throughout the globe. Comparative approach and reviews the continuing transmission of culture.
312-3 Contemporary Native Americans — [DSS, IGR] History of unique position within North American society; contemporary issues in economics, politics, law, religion, social life and cultural heritage.
313-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective — [DSS, IGR] (Same as WMST 313) Comparisons of positions, roles, and problems of women in contemporary cultures from selected world areas and socioeconomic levels. Anthropological perspectives on issues of women’s studies. Syllabus: Lutz
315-3 Family and Household in Cross-Cultural Perspective — [DSS, IC] (Same as WMST 315) Examines family and household forms in a variety of historical and cultural contexts; explores family experiences through films, narratives and ethnographies. Syllabus: Willmott
325-3 Archaeological Method and Theory — [DSS] Major historical developments in anthropological archaeology; methods and theoretical approaches to data analysis. Prerequisite: 111a or consent of instructor. Syllabus: Holt
331-3 World Prehistory — [DSS, IC] Cultural developments of the Paleolithic through Mesolithic in the Old World and early Native American prehistory. Syllabus: Vogel
332-3 Origins of Old World Cities and States — [DSS, IC] An overview of the rise of cities and states. Neolithic beginnings to developments in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Syllabus: Lorenzini
333-3 Origins of New World Cities and States— [DSS, II] Origins and development of New World cities and states emphasizing Olmec, Mayan, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec, and Andean cultures. Spanish conquest of Aztecs and Incas. Syllabus: Holt
334-3 Origins of Agriculture — [DNSM, DSS, IC] Overview of the origins of plant and animal domestication. Covers evidence for independent “invention” and subsequent spread of agriculture in Old World and New World. Syllabus: Holt
335-3 Historical Archaeology — [DSS] Current methods and theoretical approaches of historical archaeology. Archaeological case studies are used to illustrate the cultural development of historic period groups and communities. Syllabus: Lorenzini
336-3 North American Prehistory — [DSS, IC] Survey of North American archaeology, beginning with the arrival of humans in the New World, and ending with the arrival of Europeans ca. 1500. Syllabus: Vogel
340-3 Cultural Ecology — [DSS, IC] Surveys the relationship between humans and their environment from an anthropological perspective. Begins with the earliest humans and ends with contemporary humans/modern problems.
350-3 Applied Anthropology — [DSS, II] Current issues from anthropological perspective: ethnicity and religious divisions, world hunger, concepts of health and medicine, other uses of anthropology for practical problems. Syllabus: Cairo
352-3 Medical Anthropology — [DSS, II, IC] Theories and applications of medical anthropology. Cross-cultural perspectives on health and medicine. Syllabus: Cairo
360A-3 Biological Anthropology Method and Theory — [DNSM] Current methods and theories in biological anthropology. Includes evolutionary theory, nonhuman primates, human variation, genetics, and paleoanthropology. Must be taken concurrently with 360b. Prerequisite: ANTH 111a. Syllabus: Rehg Schedule: Rehg
360B-1 Biological Anthropology Lab — [DNSM] Laboratory course that must be taken concurrently with 360A. Covers human osteology and comparative nonhuman primate material. Prerequisite: ANTH 111a.
365-3 Human Origins — [DNSM] Advanced course on human evolution, focusing on fossil and archeological evidence, and investigating the origins and development of modern human physical and cultural features. Prerequisite: 111. Syllabus: Rehg Schedule: Rehg
366-3 Biology of Human Behavior — [DNSM] A critical look at how biology influences human behavior. Topics include gender, communication, and violence, investigated using non-human animals as comparative models.
367-3 Primatology — [DNSM] An overview of humans’ closest relatives (prosimians, monkeys, apes). Includes primate anatomy, ecology, social behavior, cognition, and conservation. Syllabus: Rehg Schedule: Rehg
369-3 Introduction to Forensic Athropology - [DNSM] Introduction to human osteology and anthropological methods, and the relationship to forensics, includes techniques for reconstructing identity, trauma and disease, decomposition and taphonomy. Syllabus: Rehg Schedule: Rehg
400-3 Contemporary Cultural Theory — [DSS] Advanced survey of contemporary cultural anthropological theory, from interpretive anthropology through postmodernism and beyond. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.
401-3 The Ethnography of Speaking — Advanced study of language and culture through analysis of case studies from around the world. Recommended for students intending graduate study in anthropology. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 301 or consent of instructor.
402-3 Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective — [DSS, IC] (Same as WMST 402) Examination of gendered language use in a variety of cultures worldwide, and of the socialization of children into gendered language use as children and adults. Not for graduate credit.
404-3 Anthropology and the Arts — [DSS, IC] Analyzes a variety of western and non-western material and visual art forms; interpretation focuses on form, process, meaning, function and value. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.
408-3 History of Anthropological Thought — [DSS] Historical development of anthropology. Central ideas and schools of thought. Shifts in theory, method, and problem definition. Prerequisite: ANTH 111 with a minimum grade of C.
410-3 Anthropology of Religion — [DSS, IC] Anthropological approaches to religion; cross-cultural examination of cosmology, myth, deities, ritual, ritual practitioners, religious transformation, sacred art and altered states of consciousness. Prerequisite: 111 or junior standing.
411-0 Urban Anthropology — [DSS] People in city environments; history of urban development, social and ethnic groups, networks; comparison of urban area in Africa, North America, and other cultural settings. Not for graduate credit.
420-3 Museum Anthropology — [DSS] Course examines historical developments, theoretical approaches, contemporary issues, and hands-on methods of analysis in museological approaches to anthropology’s four fields. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
428-3 Primates, Environments, and Conservation — [DNSM] Advanced course on primates, focusing on conservation issues: species’ conservation statuses, effects of human sociocultural/economic factors on populations, and effectiveness of various conservation strategies. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 367.
430-3 Zooarchaeology — [DNSM] The archaeology of animal remains. Methods and theories for investigating human use of animals in the past. Emphasis on identification of animal bone. Prerequisites: ANTH 111a, 360b. Syllabus: Holt
432-3 Prehistory of Illinois — [DSS] Prehistoric cultural developments in Midwest between 12,000 B.C. and 1500 A.D. Events leading to climax of Mississippian culture at Cahokia. Utilizes slides, archaeological collections, displays in Anthropology Teaching Museum. Not for graduate credit. Syllabus: Holt, Vogel
433-3 Geoarchaeology — [DSS] (Currently taught as 470b). Syllabus: Vogel
434-3 GIS Applications in Archaeology — [DSS] (Currently taught as 470b). Syllabus: Vogel
435-3 American Material Culture — [DSS] Theories and methods of interpretation applied to artifacts and museum sites that express historic and contemporary American culture, including American ethnic groups. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor. Syllabus: Willmott
452-3 Political Anthropology — [DSS, II] Cross-cultural examination of political forms and processes, including anthropological theories of political complexity and the state. Includes both Western and non-Western cultures. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 111
469-3 Forensic Anthropology — [DNSM] Combined lecture-lab course on human skeletal material analysis, including training in techniques for identifying sex, age, ancestry, trauma, disease, and taphonomic considerations. Prerequisite: ANTH 369. Syllabus: Rehg Schedule: Rehg
470a-3 to 9 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology — [DNSM] Significant problems and issues not treated in other courses. Focus is restricted; content varies and is announced in advance. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: ANTH 111a or consent of instructor.
470b-3 to 9 Special Topics in Anthropology — [DSS] Significant problems and issues not treated in other courses. Focus is restricted; content varies and is announced in advance. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: ANTH 111b or consent of instructor.
473-3 Ethnographic Field School II — [DSS] Students participate in an original research project in linguistic or cultural anthropology directed by the instructor; emphasizes field data methods of analysis and write-up. Not for graduate credit.
474-3 Biological Anthropology Field School II — [DNSM] Research design, data collection and analysis in primatology, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, or paleoanthropology requiring an independent project or participation in joint project.
475-3 Archaeological Field School II — [DSS] Students engage in original archaeological research directed by instructor. Methods of archaeological survey and excavation, learned through active participation in archaeological field and lab work. Syllabus: Vogel
483-1 to 6 Individual Study in Anthropology — Guided research on anthropological problems supervised by single faculty member chosen by student. Consult chairperson before enrolling. Not for graduate credit.
490-1 Senior Assignment — Demonstration of proficiency in application of Anthropological knowledge and General Education skills and knowledge to real world problems. Selection of Senior project problem. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: senior standing. Syllabus: Holt, Vogel
491-1 Senior Project — Demonstration of proficiency in investigation of selected problem and formal presentation of results of investigations. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 490. Syllabus: Holt, Vogel
IS courses co-taught by anthropology faculty:
IS 305 Native American Studies — [IGR] An examination of Native American studies from multiple disciplinary perspectives, such as anthropology, archaeology, history, philosophy, and/or political science. Syllabus: Willmott
IS 336 Global Problems and Human Survival — [II] Threats to human survival from war, over-population, pollution, resource depletion, under-development, misuse of the oceans, and new technologies plus how to deal with these threats. (Anthropology/Philosophy) Syllabus: Lorenzini
IS 340 The Problem of War and Peace — [II] Basic concepts, historical background, causes of war, and perspectives of major nations; contemporary ideological, economic, military, political, and legal aspects; and proposals for controlling conflict. (History/Philosophy/Psychology)
IS 343 Contemporary Health Care Issues — Seminar: examination of contemporary health issues of diverse cultures across the lifespan. Discussion of global trends; and cultural, lifespan, and ethical aspects of each topic. Syllabus: Cairo
IS 363 Living Ecologically — [II] General principles of living system sustainability applied to organic chemicals, cell symbiosis, plants, animals, human families, cities, societies, and the world ecosystem. Syllabus: Holt
IS 401 Business and Society — [II] The examination of social, legal, economic, political, global and ethical environments confronting contemporary business. Emphasizes analysis and appreciation of interdisciplinary perspectives in corporate social responsibility. Not for Graduate credit. Syllabus: Lutz