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111-3 Introduction to Anthropology.
[INTRO, IC] [IAI Course No. S1 900N] Examines physical and cultural evolution and life-style of people around the world as a means to better understand ourselves. Uses museum materials and audiovisual resources for illustration.

170-3 Introductory Topics in Anthropology.
Introduction to anthropology through selected special topics.Does not count towards anthropology major or minor.(FR1 and FR2 sections count towards freshman seminar general education credit.)

300-3 Ethnographic Methods and Theory.
[Dist.SS] Theory, ethics and application of field methods and data analysis in cultural anthropology including participant observation, interviews, questionnaires and visual data collection. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

301-3 Language and Culture.
[Dist.SS, IC] Relations between language and culture; development of language and culture as human characteristics; linguistic diversity and universals; introduces sociolinguistics. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

302-3 World Music.
[Dist.SS, IC] A survey of world music traditions, including the music of Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

304-3 Symbols and Culture.
[Dist.SS, 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.
[Dist.SS, 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.
[Dist.SS, 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.
[Dist.SS, IC] Social and cultural aspects of contemporary Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean in historical and environmental context.

310-3 People and Culture of Africa.
[Dist.SS, IC] Cross-cultural comparisons of African tribes to illustrate general principles of anthropology; relation of tribal backgrounds to contemporary economic and political life.

311-3 Culture of African-Americans.
[Dist.SS, IGR] Black family, religion, and political movements within American society. Historical experiences, social institutions and cultural developments of African-Americans, political responses to oppression.

312-3 Contemporary Native Americans.
[Dist.SS, IGR] History of unique position within North American society; contemporary issues in economics, politics, law, religion, social life and cultural heritage. Prerequisite: 111, 305 or consent of instructor.

313-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
[Dist.SS, 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.

315-3 Family and Household in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
[Dist.SS, IGR] (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. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

325-3 Archaeology Method and Theory.
[Dist.SS] Major historical developments in Old and New World archaeology; methods and theoretical approaches to data analysis, and cultural resource management. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

331-3 World Prehistory.
[Dist.SS, IC] Cultural developments of the Paleolithic through Mesolithic in the Old World and early Native American prehistory.

332-3 Origins of Old World Cities and States.
[Dist.SS, IC] An overview of the rise of cities and states. Neolithic beginnings to developments in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China and Sub-Saharan Africa.

333-3 Origins of New World Cities and States.
[Dist.SS, II] Origins and development of New World cities and states emphasizing Olmec, Mayan, Teotihuacanan, Toltec, Aztec, and Andean cultures. Spanish conquest of Aztecs and Incas.

334-3 Origins of Agriculture.
[Dist.SS, 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.

340-3 Cultural Ecology.
[Dist.SS, 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 Anthropology in Contemporary Life.
[Dist.SS, II] Current issues from anthropological perspective: ethnicity and religious divisions, world hunger, concepts of health and medicine, other uses of anthropology for practical problems.

360A-3 Biological Anthropology Methods and Theory.
[Dist.NSM] History of biological anthropology, current methods and theories. Includes evolutionary theory, nohuman primates, human variation, genetics, and paleanthropology. Must be taken concurrently with 360B. Prerequisite 111.

360B-1 Biological Anthropology Lab.
[Dist.NSM] Laboratory course that must be taken concurrently with 360A. Covers human osteology and compartive non-human primate material. Prerequisite: 111.

365-3 Human Origins.
[Dist.NSM] Advanced course on human evolution, focusing on fossil and archeological evidence, and inverstigating the origins and development of modern human physical and cultural features. Prerequisite: 111.

366-3 Biology of Human Behavior.
[Dist.NSM] A critical look at how biology influences human behavior. Topics include gender, communication, and violence, invertigated using non-human animals as comparative models.

367-3 Primatology.
[Dist.NSM] An overview of human's closest relatives (prosimians, monkeys, apes). Includes primate evolution, anatomy, ecology, social behavior, cognition, and conservation. Prerequisite: 111.

373-3 to 6 Ethnographic Field School I.
[Dist.SS] Students participate in an original research project in linguistic or cultural anthropology directed by instructor; emphasizes field data collection methods. Prerequisite: 111.

374-3 to 6 Biological Anthropology Field School I.
[Dist.NSM] Research design, data collection and analysis in primatology, skeletal biology, or paleoanthropology, directed by instructor, requiring an independent project or participation in joint project. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

375-3 to 6 Archaeology Field School I.
[Dist.SS] Students engagae in original archaeological research, directed by instructor. Methods of archaeological survey and excavation, learned through active participation in archaeological field and lab work. Prerequisites: 111 and consent of instructor.

400-3 Contemporary Cultural Theory.
[Dist.SS, IC] Advanced survey of contemporary cultural anthropological theory, from interpretive anthropology through postmodernism and beyond. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

401-3 Ethnography of Speaking.
[Dist.SS] 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.
[Dist.SS, 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.
[Dist.SS, 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.
[Dist.SS] Historical development of anthropology. Central ideas and schools of thought. Shifts in theory, method, and problem definition. Prerequisite: 300 or consent of instructor.

410-3 Anthropology of Religion.
[Dist.SS, IC] Anthropological approaches to religion; cross-cultural examination of cosmology, myth, deities, ritual practitioners, religious transformation, sacred art and altered states of consciousness. Prerequisite: 111 or Junior Standing.

411-3 Urban Anthropology.
[Dist.SS, II] People in city environments. History of urban development, social and ethnic groups, networks. Comparison of urban areas in Africa, North America, other cultural settings. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

420-3 Museum Anthropology.
[Dist.SS] 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.
[Dist.NSM] 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: 111 or consent of instructor.

429-3 Forensic Anthropology.
[Dist.NSM] Introduction to forensic anthropology, examining structure and function of the human skeleton. Methods for identifying sex, age, ancestry, trauma and disease. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: 111, 360A, 360B.

430-3 Zooarchaeology.
The archaeology of animal remains. Methods and theories for investigating human use of animals in the past. Emphasis on identification of animal bone. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: 111, 360B.

432-3 The Prehistory of Illinois.
[Dist.SS] Prehistoric cultural developments in Midwest between 12000 B.C and 1500 A.D. Events leading to climax of Mississippian cultural at Cahokia. Utilizes slides, archaeological collections, displays in Anthropology Teaching Museum. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT.

435-3 American Material Culture.
[Dist.SS] 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.

452-3 Political Anthropology.
[Dist.SS, II] Cross-cultural comparison of political systems emphasizing non-European peoples. Functional relations between politics and society, growth of political complexity; systems of authority/leadership. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

470-3 to 9 Special Topics in Anthropology.
[Dist.SS] 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: 111 or consent of instructor.

473-3 Ethnographic Field School II.
[Dist.SS] 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. Prerequisite: 373.

 474-3 Biological Anthropology Field School II.
[Dist.SS] Research design, data collection and analysis in primatology, skeletal biology or paleoanthropology directed by instructor, requiring an independent project or participation in joint project. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Pre-requisite: 111 and consent of instructor.

475-3 Archaeology Field School II.
[Dist.SS] New techniques for data recovery. Opportunities to develop specialized capabilities in ancillary methods including photography, mapping, faunal, floral, and ceramic analysis. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: 375 and consent of instructor.

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.

 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


Graduate Courses


404-3 Anthropology and The Arts.
[Dist.SS, 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.

410-3 Anthropology of Religion.
[Dist.SS, IC] Anthropological approaches to religion; cross-cultural examination of cosmology, myth, deities, ritual practitioners, religious transformation, sacred art and altered states of consciousness. Prerequisite: 111 or Junior Standing.

420-3 Museum Anthropology.
[Dist.SS] 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.

435-3 American Material Culture.
[Dist.SS] Theories and methods of material culture analysis illustrated through studies of historic and modern American ceramics, architecture, cemeteries, and landscapes. Living history and museological interpretations are examined. Prerequisite: 111.

586-3 to 6 Advanced Reading in Anthropology.
Guided readings allowing exploration of interest areas and permitting elimination of special gaps in a student's background in a specific area. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or consent of instructor.

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