Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 1020 Introduction To Anthropology

[3 credit hours]

A survey of the varied aspects of anthropology, including cultural anthropology, prehistory, physical anthropology and linguistics. (not for major credit)

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Trans Mod Social Science

ANTH 2000 Proseminar In Anthropology I

[1 credit hour]

Students are introduced to the academic and professional nature of Anthropology. Topics covered include professional socialization, honor theses, portfolio construction, preparation for graduate studies, and career development.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

ANTH 2020 Introduction To Archaeology

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the history, methods and techniques of archaeology and how the discipline of archaeology is related to anthropology, ethnohistory, history and geology. (not for major credit)

Term Offered: Fall

Core Social Sciences, Trans Mod Social Science

ANTH 2100 Human Society Through Film

[3 credit hours]

An introduction through the use of ethnographic film to various aspects of non-western culture and the development of the use of film in anthropology.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 2700 Human Evolution

[3 credit hours]

A survey of the human species in time, place and culture and the investigation of the factors underlying human biological variation.

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences

ANTH 2750 World Prehistory

[3 credit hours]

A survey of the processes of cultural development from the lower Pleistocene to development of writing.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer

Core Social Sciences, Trans Mod Social Science

ANTH 2800 Cultural Anthropology

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to culture patterns and processes and their relationship to human society and language.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural Non-US Diversity, Trans Mod Social Science

ANTH 2900 African American Culture

[3 credit hours]

A survey of the socio-historical and cultural factors of African Americans in the U.S.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Core Social Sciences, Multicultural US Diversity, Trans Mod Social Science

ANTH 2980 Topics in Anthropology

[3 credit hours]

Examination of Special Topics in Anthropology. May be rpeated on different topics.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ANTH 3000 Environmental Anthropology

[3 credit hours]

A study of the functional interrelationships of humans and their biophysical environment in cross cultural perspective, with special emphasis on non-western cultures.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2800 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

ANTH 3020 Ohio Prehistory

[3 credit hours]

A study of the prehistoric peoples in Ohio from the end of the Ice Age to the arrival of the Europeans.

ANTH 3330 Food, Health, Society

[3 credit hours]

This course deals with multi-cultural dietary patterns through time and space, as well as cross-cultural influences on health and disease.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 3500 Cultural Diversity in Business

[3 credit hours]

Drawing on ethnographic and case studies to compare and contrast cultural institutions and behavioral patterns of diverse cultures, this course explores the influence of culture on business operations across cultures.

Term Offered: Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 3800 Ecotourism: Studies of the Africana World

[3 credit hours]

Introduce students to the field of ecotourism studies and specific challenges of community development and sustainability. The course covers ecotoursim in the Africana world of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

ANTH 3850 Peoples Of World: An Evolutionary Approach

[3 credit hours]

An introduction to the socioeconomic activities in societies of varying sociocultural complexity.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 3900 North American Archaeology

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses on the history of North America as known from the archaeological record; from the peopling of North America through early historical contexts.

Prerequisites: ANTH 1020 with a minimum grade of D- or ANTH 2020 with a minimum grade of D-

Multicultural US Diversity

ANTH 3920 Indians Of North America

[3 credit hours]

A survey of North America Indians from prehistoric times to the present.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2800 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Multicultural US Diversity

ANTH 3940 Peoples Of Subsaharan Africa

[3 credit hours]

The cultures and societies of the Subsaharan peoples of Africa.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2800 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 4000 Proseminar In Anthropology II

[2 credit hours]

Discussion among faculty and students devoted to the study of Anthropology with a special focus on the development of a professional protfolio for graduate work or career.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2000 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

ANTH 4200 History and Theory in Anthropology-WAC

[3 credit hours]

This course acquaints students with various schools of anthropological theory, stressing the influence of traditional approaches on contemporary thought and the impact of historical context on the development of theory.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2800 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

ANTH 4300 Cultural Resource Management - WAC

[3 credit hours]

Course explores the history, theory, and contemporary issues behind the historic preservation movement and emergence of Cultural Resource Management in the United States; topics engaged include legislation, federal and state programs, the national register, regional planning, and research orientations.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2020 with a minimum grade of D- and ANTH 2800 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ANTH 4450 Exploring the City

[3 credit hours]

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to life in cities around the world, with emphasis on the ethnographic exploration of how power, cultural difference, and social inequality in cities are produced and experienced.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

ANTH 4510 Field Methods in Archaeology

[6 credit hours]

Methods of excavation and recovery of archaeological data. Field school conducted during excavation of a prehistoric site in the Toledo area.

ANTH 4520 Laboratory Methods In Archaeology

[3 credit hours]

Instruction in the methods and techniques employed by the archaeologist to analyze cultural material recovered in the field.

Term Offered: Fall

ANTH 4530 Qualitative Approaches in Social Science Research

[3 credit hours]

This course examines qualitative methods used in social science research. Focusing on ethnographic and qualitative methods, the course provides students the skills necessary to design and conduct qualitative research studies.

ANTH 4560 Ethnographic Fieldwork

[6 credit hours]

Consists of field work involving the student in meaningful research problems at the community level. Introduces the student to the methods and problems of participant research.

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

ANTH 4760 Medical Anthropology

[3 credit hours]

An examination of the biocultural nature of health and illness, with special emphasis on changing patterns of disease in non-western societies.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 4790 Human Osteology

[3 credit hours]

This course focuses on human skeletal anatomy and bone morphology using an evolutionary and biocultural perspective. Students are introduced to skeletal elements, their major landmarks, and methods for analyzing materials and assessing variation.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2700 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Spring

ANTH 4820 Anthropology Of Religion

[3 credit hours]

A cross-cultural approach to the description and analyses of magical and religious beliefs and practices in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Indigenous North America.

Prerequisites: ANTH 2800 with a minimum grade of D-

Term Offered: Fall

Multicultural Non-US Diversity

ANTH 4860 The Irish-American Experience

[3 credit hours]

A survey of the sociohistorical and cultural factors related to the immigration and adaptation of the Irish in America.

Term Offered: Spring

Multicultural US Diversity

ANTH 4910 Independent Research In Anthropology

[1-3 credit hours]

Supervised independent research in anthropology.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ANTH 4920 Directed Readings In Anthropology

[1-3 credit hours]

Designed for those wishing to continue course work in greater depth or seeking contact with unlisted subject areas. Written proposal and consent required.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ANTH 4940 Internship in Anthropology

[1-6 credit hours]

This course provides students supervised field placement related to the field of anthropology. Qualified students will work in approved organizations, such as museums, parks, research libraries, government agencies, community organizations, businesses, schools, etc.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ANTH 4950 Senior Research Project

[3-6 credit hours]

Supervised opportunity for senior majors to apply the anthropological approach to a theoretical or applied cultural historical/biocultural problem through individual research, an internship, professional participation or a public education experience.

Term Offered: Summer

ANTH 4960 Honors Thesis

[3-6 credit hours]

The student completes a thesis under the direction and guidance of their faculty adviser.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

ANTH 4980 Problems In Anthropology

[3 credit hours]

Courses on varied anthropological specialties. May be repeated in different specialty areas such as religion, ethnohistory, ethnic conflict and area courses.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall