Anthropology (ANT) courses

ANT 101 • Human Origins and Pre-History 3 cr.

Study of human evolution and variation, including fossil hominids and their tools, primate anatomy and behavior, human genetics and the environment, and human biology. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement. Three lecture.

ANT 102 • Cultural Anthropology 3 cr.

Survey of the elements of human cultures with an emphasis on the differing adaptations that humans have made throughout time to differing ecological conditions. Students also study the theories by which anthropologists attempt to explain the formation of cultures and the work of anthropologists, both in the past and in the present. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement. Three lecture.

ANT 110 • Basic Archaeology 3 cr.

Introduction to archaeology, including an overview of the history of archaeological research and a summary of archaeological method and theory. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement. Three lecture.

ANT 205 • Southwest Native American Cultures 3 cr.

A survey of the cultural traditions and modern conditions of Native Americans of the Southwestern United States. The course focuses on social organization, economic systems, religions, language and art function as parts of integrated systems adapted in unique ways to ecological conditions. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement. Three lecture.

ANT 210 • Southwest Archaeology 3 cr.

Introduction to the archaeology of the American Southwest. Concepts used in this course include chronology of Southwestern inhabitants, subsistence patterns, settlement patterns and cultural groups. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement. Three lecture.