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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)

404-3 ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE ARTS.  Analyzes global cultures’ visual and material art forms in museum collections with focus on form, process, meaning, function and value.  Prerequisite:  Junior standing or greater or consent of instructor.

410-3 ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION.  Anthropological approaches to religion; cross-cultural examination of cosmology, myth, deities, ritual, ritual practitioners, religious transformation, sacred art and altered states of consciousness.  Prerequisite:  ANTH 111a or ANTH 111b with a minimum grade of “C”.

420-3 MUSEUM ANTHROPOLOGY.  Through case studies and exhibit analysis, this course examines historical developments, theoretical approaches, and contemporary ethical issues in museological approaches to anthropology’s four fields. Prerequisite: ANTH 111a or ANTH 111b with minimum grade of “C”.

432-3 PREHISTORY OF ILLINOIS. The history and archaeology of Native Americans in Illinois, will include examination of artifacts and artifact casts, and field trips to archaeological sites.

433-3 GEOARCHAEOLOGY. Field and laboratory methods in geoarchaeology including soil, sediment, and landform analysis. Hands-on examples and research projects on campus and in the lab.

434-3 GEOMATICS APPLICATIONS IN ARACHAEOLOGY. Students gain hands-on experience with various geomatics applications in archaeology, including resistivity, magnetometry, 3-D laser scanning, aerial photograph interpretation, and GIS.

435-3 AMERICAN MATERIAL CULTURE. Theories and methods of interpretation applied and museum sites that express historic and contemporary American culture, including American ethnic groups. 

473-3-6 ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL. Students participate in an original field -based research project in linguistic or cultural anthropology directed by the instructor. Emphasizes data collection/analysis/write-up. Prerequisite: ANTH 111B with C or better and consent of instructor.

474 3-6 BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL. Research design, data collection, and analysis in primatology, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, or paleoanthropology requiring an independent project or participation in joint project. Prerequisite: ANTH 111A with C or better and consent of instructor.

475-3-6 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL II. 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. Prerequisites: ANTH 375 and consent of instructor.

476-3 CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. Examination of cultural resource management (CRM) history and laws. Students will gain practical experience in background research, field survey, evaluation, mitigation, report preparation, and curation. Prerequisite: ANTH 111A with C or better and consent of instructor.

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.

590-3 to 6 MUSEUM INTERNSHIP. Professional experience in aspects of museum work, such as, exhibition, interpretation, collections management, or administration.

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