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- Biological Anthropology     - Linguistic Anthropology     - Cultural Anthropology     - Archaeology     - All four fields of Anthropology

Undergraduate Courses

111A-3 Human Ancestry and Adaptations
[BLS, 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 
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, IGR, EGC, IC] [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: Huddleston, Lutz

170a-3 Introductory Topics in Biological Anthropology 
[BLS, 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
[BSS, DSS] - Significant problems and issues in social science applications of anthropology not treated in other courses, presented at an introductory level. Content varies.

202-3 Anthropology Through Film and Fiction
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, IGR] Anthropological issues presented through analysis of feature films, fiction stories, and other resources. Topics include scientific method, human diversity, cultural relativism, human conflict and cooperation.  Syllabus: Holt

205 -3 Introduction to Native American Studies
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, IGR] - Issues and perspectives in Native American Studies. Syllabus: Holt

270-3 Special Topics in Anthropology - Study Abroad
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, 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. Restrictions: Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors only. Syllabus: Cairo

301-3 Ethnographic Analysis
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, 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. Restrictions: Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors only Syllabus: Willmott

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

ANTH 303-3 Language, Culture and Power
[BICS, DSS, EUSC, IGR] Introduction to concepts and themes in linguistic anthropology including non-verbal communication and cognition, as well as power relations in multilingualism, gender, race, ethnicity, endangerment and revitalization.

304-3 Symbols and Culture
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, IGR] Examines diversity in social, economic, political and religious aspects of the traditional cultures of selected Native American nations and societies. Syllabus: Willmott

306-3 Peoples and Cultures of Asia 
[BSS, DSS, EGC, IC] History, culture and social organization of selected Asian societies examined through films, narratives, artifacts and ethnographies.

307-3 Peoples and Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean
[BSS, DSS, EGC, IC] Social and cultural aspects of contemporary Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean in historical and environmental context.

311-3 Peoples and Cultures of the African Diaspora
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, 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 
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, IGR] History of unique position within North American society; contemporary issues in economics, politics, law, religion, social life and cultural heritage. Syllabus: Willmott

313-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
[BSS, DSS, EUSC, 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
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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 
[BSS, DSS] Major historical developments in anthropological archaeology; methods and theoretical approaches to data analysis. Prerequisite: 111a, Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors. Syllabus: Holt

331-3 World Prehistory 
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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 
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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
[BLS, DNSM, EGC, 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 
[BSS, 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 
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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 
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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 
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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
[BSS, DSS, EGC, II, IC] Theories and applications of medical anthropology. Cross-cultural perspectives on health and medicine. Syllabus: Cairo

360A-3 Biological Anthropology Method and Theory 
[BLS, 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. Restrictions: Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors only.  Syllabus: Rehg

360B-1 Biological Anthropology Lab 
[BLS, 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
[BLS, 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: 111a. Syllabus: Rehg

366-3 Biology of Human Behavior 
[BLS, 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 
[BLS, DNSM] An overview of humans' closest relatives (prosimians, monkeys, apes). Includes primate anatomy, ecology, social behavior, cognition, and conservation. Syllabus: Rehg

369-3 Introduction to Forensic Athropology
[BLS, 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

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.

404-3 Anthropology and the Arts
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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. Syllabus: Willmott

408-3 History of Anthropological Thought 
[BSS, 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. Syllabus: Lutz

410-3 Anthropology of Religion

[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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. Syallabus: Willmott

411-3 Urban Anthropology
 [BSS, DSS] Anthropology of urban development , social and ethnic groups, networks, and structural issues within populations; comparision of urban areas of North America and other cultural settings. Prerequisites: 111b (min grade of C)

420-3 Museum Anthropology
[BSS, 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. Syllabus: Willmott

428-3 Primates, Environments, and Conservation
[BLS, 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 - [BLS, 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 
[BSS, 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 - [BPS, DSS] (Currently taught as 470b). Syllabus: Vogel

434-3 GIS Applications in Archaeology - [BPS, DSS] (Currently taught as 470b). Syllabus: Vogel

435-3 American Material Culture - [BSS, 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

469-3 Forensic Anthropology - [BLS, 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 

470a-3 to 9 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
[BLS, 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 
[BSS, 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
[BSS, 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
[BLS, 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
[BSS, 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: Holt

ANTH 476 Cultural Resources Management
Examination of cultural resource management (CRM) history and laws. Students will gain a practical experience in background research, field survey, evaluation, mitigation, report preparation, and curation. Syllabus: Lorenzini

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.

ANTH 488-3-6 Museum Internship
Professional experience in aspects of museum work, such as exhibition, interpretation, collections management, or administration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit. Syllabus: Willmott

490-2 Senior Assignment 
 Application of anthropological knowledge and general education skills to real world problems through research proposal writing and career development activities. Prerequisites: ANTH majors anly, Senior standing; ANTH 300,301,325,360A and 360B with minimum grades of C; or consent of Chair. Co-requisite: 483. Syllabus: Rehg

491-1-3 Senior Project 
Completion of independent project mentored by a faculty member; includes formal presentation of results. Course will prepare students for independent research required in graduate school and careers in applied anthropology. ANTH majors only, Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 490 and ANTH 483 with minimum grades of C. Syllabus: HoltVogel



IS Courses
(co-taught by anthropology faculty)

IS 305 Native American Studies
[EUSC, IGR] An examination of Native American studies from multiple disciplinary perspectives, such as anthropology, archaeology, history, philosophy, and/or political science. Syllabus: Willmott/Flaherty

IS 336 Global Problems and Human Survival
[EUSC, 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
[EGC, 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
[EGC, 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
[EGC, 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: Gilbert/Lutz

 

 Graduate Courses

404-3 Anthropology and the Arts
[BSS, DSS, EGC, 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. Syllabus: Willmott

408-3 History of Anthropological Thought 
[BSS, 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. Syllabus: Lutz

410-3 Anthropology of Religion
[BSS, 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. Syllabus: Willmott

420-3 Museum Anthropology
[BSS, 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. Syllabus: Willmott

430-3 Zooarchaeology
[BLS, 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

435-3 American Material Culture
[BSS, 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

469-3 Forensic Anthropology
[BLS, 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

474-3 Biological Anthropology Field School
[BLS, 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
[BSS, 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

ANTH 476 Cultural Resources Management
Examination of cultural resource management (CRM) history and laws. Students will gain a practical experience in background research, field survey, evaluation, mitigation, report preparation, and curation. Syllabus: Lorenzini

ANTH 590-3-6 Museum Internship
Professional experience in aspects of museum work, such as exhibition, interpretation, collections management, or administration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Syllabus: Willmott

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