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

Undergraduate Courses

ANTH 111a-3 Human Ancestry and Adaptations
[BLS] [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

ANTH 111b-3 Human Culture and Communication 
[BSS, EUSC, EGC] [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

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

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

ANTH 202-3 Anthropology Through Film and Fiction
[BSS, EUSC, EGC] 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

ANTH 204-3 Anthropology of the Paranormal
[BSS, EGC] Critical exploration of popular and anthropological perspectives on the paranormal including epistemology, death, the afterlife, ghosts, cryptids, outer space and aliens.  Syllabus: Willmott

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

ANTH 270-3 Special Topics in Anthropology
[BSS, EGC] Significant problems and issues in anthropology not treated in other courses. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits as long as no topic is repeated.

ANTH 300-3 Ethnographic Method and Theory
[BSS, EUSC] Theories, methodological approaches, and ethical issues in cultural and linguistic anthropology. Prerequisite: 111B with a minimum grade of C. Restrictions: Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors only.

ANTH 301-3 Anthropology in Practice
[BSS, EUSC] Focus on applied anthropology career domains and positions, ethical issues in applied anthropology, and skill development in research design, data analysis, and professional interaction.
Prerequisites: ANTH 111B, Minimum Grade of C. Restrictions: Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors only.

ANTH 303-3 Language, Culture and Power
[BICS, EUSC] 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.

ANTH 305-3 Peoples and Cultures of Native North America
[BSS, EUSC] Examines diversity in social, economic, political and religious aspects of the traditional cultures of selected Native American nations and societies. Syllabus: Willmott

ANTH 308-3 Religion and Culture
[BHUM, EGC] A survey of religious traditions around the world in their cultural contexts, emphasizing indigenous religious traditions.

ANTH 312-3 Contemporary Native Americans 
[BSS, EUSC] History of unique position within North American society; contemporary issues in economics, politics, law, religion, social life and cultural heritage. Syllabus: Willmott

ANTH 315-3 Family and Household in Cross-Cultural Perspective
[BSS, EGC] (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

ANTH 325-3 Archaeological Method and Theory 
[BSS] Major historical developments in anthropological archaeology; methods and theoretical approaches to data analysis. Prerequisite: 111a, Jr. Standing or above; ANTH majors. Syllabus: Zimmermann

ANTH 332-3 Origins of Old World Cities and States 
[BSS, EGC] 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

ANTH 333-3 Origins of New World Cities and States
[BSS, EGC] 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: Zimmermann

ANTH 334-3 Food and Cultural Change
[BLS, EGC] Overview of how human food ways and subsistence patterns have changed through time, emphasizing the origins and importance of agriculture. Syllabus: Zimmermann

ANTH 335-3 Historical Archaeology 
[BSS] 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

ANTH 336-3 North American Prehistory 
[BSS, EGC] Survey of North American archaeology, beginning with the arrival of humans in the New World, and ending with the arrival of Europeans ca. 1500. 

ANTH 340-3 Environmental Anthropology
[BSS, EGC] Surveys the relationship between humans and their environment from an anthropological perspective. Begins with the earliest humans and ends with contemporary humans/modern problems.

ANTH 350-3 Applied Anthropology 
[BSS, EGC] 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

ANTH 352-3 Medical Anthropology
[BSS, EGC] Theories and applications of medical anthropology. Cross-cultural perspectives on health and medicine. Syllabus: Cairo

ANTH 360a-3 Biological Anthropology Method and Theory 
[BLS] 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

ANTH 360b-1 Biological Anthropology Lab 
[BLS, EL] Laboratory course that must be taken concurrently with 360A. Covers human osteology and comparative nonhuman primate material. Prerequisite: ANTH 111a.

ANTH 365-3 Human Origins
[BLS] 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

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

ANTH 367-3 Primatology 
[BLS] An overview of humans' closest relatives (prosimians, monkeys, apes). Includes primate anatomy, ecology, social behavior, cognition, and conservation. Syllabus: Rehg

ANTH 369-3 Introduction to Forensic Athropology
[BLS] 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

ANTH 370-3 Special Topics in Anthropology
Significant problems and issues not treated in other courses. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours as long as no topic is repeated.

ANTH 404-3 Anthropology and the Arts
[BSS, EGC] Analyzes a variety of western and non-western material and visual art forms; interpretation focuses on form, process, meaning, function and value. Prerequisite: 111b or consent of instructor. Syllabus: Willmott

ANTH 405-3 Alternative Tourisms
[BSS, EGC] Explores tourism practices, with an emphasis on alternative forms, such as adventure tourism, ecotourism, dark tourism, and ‘staycations’, with emphasis on ethics and sustainability issues.. Prerequisite: 111b or consent of instructor. Syllabus: Willmott

ANTH 408-3 Anthropological Theory
[BSS] 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

ANTH 420-3 Museum Anthropology
[BSS] 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

ANTH 430-3 Zooarchaeology - [BLS] 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: Zimmermann

ANTH 432-3 Prehistory of Illinois 
[BSS] 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: Zimmermann

ANTH 435-3 Living Cultural Heritage - [BSS] Exploration of interpretive and promotional strategies of living history, material culture and intangible cultural heritage at house museums and heritage sites in America and internationally. Syllabus: Willmott

ANTH 469-3 Forensic Anthropology - [BLS] 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 

ANTH 470a-3 to 9 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
[BLS] 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.

ANTH 470b-3 to 9 Special Topics in Anthropology 
[BSS] 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.

ANTH 473-3 Ethnographic Field School
[BSS] 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.

ANTH 474-3Biological Anthropology Field School
[BLS] Research design, data collection and analysis in primatology, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, or paleoanthropology requiring an independent project or participation in joint project.

ANTH 475-3 Archaeological Field School
[BSS] 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: Zimmermann

ANTH 476-3 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 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 487-1 to 3 Anthropological Research
[BSS, EL] Participation in research activities mentored by a faculty member. Course will develop skills for independent research required in graduate school and careers in applied anthropology. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

ANTH 488-1-6 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

ANTH 489-1 to 6 Professional Internship
Individually crafted professional experiences in careers related to one or more of the four fields of anthropology. Not for graduate credit.

ANTH 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


 Graduate Courses

404-3 Anthropology and the Arts
[BSS, EGC] 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 Anthropological Theory
[BSS] 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

ANTH 420-3 Museum Anthropology
[BSS] 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] 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: Zimmermann

ANTH 432-3 Prehistory of Illinois 
[BSS] 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: Zimmermann

435-3 American Material Culture
[BSS] 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

ANTH 469-3 Forensic Anthropology
[BLS] 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

ANTH 474-3 Biological Anthropology Field School
[BLS] Research design, data collection and analysis in primatology, skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, or paleoanthropology requiring an independent project or participation in joint project.

ANTH 475-3 Archaeological Field School
[BSS] 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: Zimmermann

ANTH 476-3 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 570-1 to 9 Special Topics in Cultural Heritage and Resource Management
Significant problems and issues in cultural heritage and resources management 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. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Graduate level only.

ANTH 575-3 to 6 Archaeology Field Directorship: Mitigation
Students will co-direct original archaeological research with instructor. Methods of directing archaeological excavation and report preparation, learned through active participation in archaeological field and associated lab work. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Graduate level only.

ANTH 576-3 to 6 Archaeology Field Directorship: Survey
Students will gain practical experience directing a cultural resource survey. Experience will include background research, field survey, evaluation, report preparation, and curation. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Graduate level only.

ANTH 586-3 to 6 Individualized Study in Anthropology
Guided study on anthropological topics supervised by a faculty mentor; specific course content and requirements developed in consultation with faculty mentor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Graduate level only.

ANTH 589-1 to 9 Archaeology Internship
Professional experience in aspects of cultural resource management, such as archaeological survey, mitigation, lab management, artifact analysis, collections management, report preparation, or report review. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Graduate level only.

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


IS Courses
(co-taught by anthropology faculty)

IS 305 Native American Studies
[EUSC] 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] 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] 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] General principles of living system sustainability applied to organic chemicals, cell symbiosis, plants, animals, human families, cities, societies, and the world ecosystem. Syllabus: Zimmermann

IS 401 Business and Society
[EGC] 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

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