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Anthropology Department

Anthropology is the scientific and interpretive study of humankind, from its beginnings millions of years ago to the present day. The discipline of anthropology begins with a simple but enormously powerful idea: that any particular aspect of human biology and behavior can be fully understood only when it is placed against a background provided by the full range of variability found in human biology and behavior worldwide. This is the comparative perspective, the attempt to explain both the similarities and differences among people in the context of humanity as a whole. Anthropology is therefore composed of multiple subfields. We offer courses in cultural, biological, linguistic, medical, and psychological anthropology. Anthropology majors receive a sound liberal arts education, which provides a needed edge in today's competitive world of careers. Anthropology's scope and intellectual roominess can prepare students to make objective, far-sighted decisions at the professional level in any career field. Anthropology graduates go on to careers in professional anthropology, medicine, law, social work, public health, environmental studies, teaching, translation, laboratory research, international business, and government. Emory students benefit from a variety of excellent resources for studying anthropology. There are six department laboratories: the Laboratory for Human Osteology; the Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology; the Laboratory of Reproductive Ecology and Environmental Toxicology; the Laboratory of Biogeochemical Anthropology; the Paleolithic Technology Laboratory, and the Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience. Students also have opportunities to be involved with ongoing research at the Sloan Foundation's MARIAL Center (Myth and Ritual in American Life), the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, the Michael C. Carlos Museum and The Carter Center. For those students interested in medical anthropology, Emory is affiliated with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Rollins School of Public Health. The department sponsors the Emory chapter of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Peter Little
P9342163
Professor

Education

  • PhD, Indiana University, 1983

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • African Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • agrarian (pastoral) production systems, marketing, and social organization in East Africa
  • social dimensions of environmental degradation and political ecology
  • social effects on rural communities of economic restructuring, globalization, and development
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Liv Nilson Stutz
P8697370
Lecturer

Education

  • PhD, Lund University, 2004

Department

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
Core Faculty
George Armelagos
P2661147
Goodrich C White Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Michigan, 1958
  • MA, University of Colorado, 1963
  • PhD, University of Colorado, 1968

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • skeletal biology
  • evolution of diet
  • Mediterranean
  • Africa
Peggy Barlett
P6100059
Goodrich C White Professor

Education

  • BA, Grinnell College, 1969
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1975

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • economic anthropology
  • agricultural systems
  • gender
  • sustainable development
  • Latin America
  • United States
Peter Brown
P9064865
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 1973
  • MA, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1976
  • PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1978

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Global Health, Culture, and Society, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • medical anthropology
  • disease eradication and development
  • infectious disease
  • obesity
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mediterranean Europe
Jenny Chio
P6703101
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Department

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
Sarah (Sally) Gouzoules
P2721436
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, University of Texas, 1975
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1977
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1981

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • primate vocal communication
  • evolution of social behavior
  • macaque social behavior and communication
Craig Hadley
P6117049
Associate Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Davis, 2003

Department

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • population health
  • nutritional anthropology
  • behavioral ecology
  • public health nutrition
  • child growth and development
  • mental health
  • East Africa
  • biological anthropology
  • the causes and consequences of household food insecurity
  • the causes and consequences of current variation in young child feeding practices
  • biosocial approaches to understanding the causes of health inequalities (with emphasis on young children)
Bruce Knauft
P1730875
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Yale University, 1976
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1979
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1983

Department

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • sociocultural and critical theory
  • power and representation
  • gender and sexuality
  • modernity
  • history and ethnography
  • violence
  • Melanesia
Melvin Konner
P4834659
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Brooklyn College, 1966
  • MA, Harvard University, 1967
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1973
  • MD, Harvard University, 1985

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • behavioral biology
  • growth and development
  • Africa
Michelle Lampl
P9961183
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Human Health, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • human growth and development
  • biocultural aspects and socialization
  • medical anthropology
  • United States
Peter Little
P9342163
Professor

Education

  • PhD, Indiana University, 1983

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • African Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • agrarian (pastoral) production systems, marketing, and social organization in East Africa
  • social dimensions of environmental degradation and political ecology
  • social effects on rural communities of economic restructuring, globalization, and development
Liv Nilson Stutz
P8697370
Lecturer

Education

  • PhD, Lund University, 2004

Department

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
David Nugent
P6658716
Professor

Education

  • BA, Michigan State University, 1977
  • MA, Columbia University, 1980
  • MPhil, Columbia University, 1982
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1988

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • political and economic anthropology
  • symbolism and power
  • race and inequality
  • Latin America
  • indigenous North America
Chikako Ozawa-de Silva
P9048388
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Sophia University, 1995
  • MA, University of Essex, 1996
  • DPhil, University of Oxford, 2001

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • medical anthropology
  • anthropology of body and mind
  • discourse of selfhood
  • therapies and healing practices
  • suicide
  • psychiatric disorders and meditation
  • religious practices
  • religious experience
  • spirituality
  • Japan
Michael Peletz
P4125951
Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1975
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1983

Department

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • social and cultural theory
  • gender, sexuality, and kinship
  • law, religion (especially Islam), social history, and modernity, particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim
Kristin D. Phillips
P1946357
Lecturer

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • African Studies, Core Faculty
James Rilling
P1646384
Associate Professor

Education

  • BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992
  • MA, Emory University, 1996
  • PhD, Emory University, 1998

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty
  • Linguistics, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • neuroimaging techniques
  • neurobiological basis of human and non-human primate social cognition and behavior
  • comparative primate neuroanatomy
  • primate brain evolution
  • evolutionary theory
Bradd Shore
P0749198
Goodrich C White Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1971
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1977

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • symbolic and psychological anthropology
  • Polynesia
  • Oceania
  • United States
Dietrich Stout
P1811436
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, Indiana University, 2003

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Associated Faculty
Debra Vidali
P8272207
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • MA, University of Chicago, , 1985
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1994

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • linguistic and sociocultural anthropology
  • sociolinguistics
  • media studies
  • national identity
  • discourse analysis
  • comparative Bantu linguistics
  • Africa
Carol Worthman
P9050460
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, Pomona College, 1970
  • PhD, Harvard University, 1978

Departments

  • Anthropology, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • biological anthropology
  • human reproduction
  • human development
  • biocultural and life history theory

Courses

Anthropology 100-Level Courses
ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Survey of the study of the human species: its evolution, prehistory, language, and comparative social and cultural systems. Satisfies GER area: HSC

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 140: Evolutionary Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Issues related to the human condition illustrate principles of evolutionary biology, human variation, and behavioral biology. Over-population, disease, pollution, racism, sexism, and violence are analyzed from a evolutionary perspective. Satisfies general education SNT-non lab.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 185: Anthropology: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or Lecture series on topics of anthropological interest at an introductory level. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 185W: Anthropology: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or Lecture series on topics of anthropological interest at an introductory level. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 190: Freshman Seminar:Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar on various anthropological topics. Satisfies general education Freshman Seminar.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Anthropology 200-Level Courses
ANT 200: Foundations of Behavior
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
NBB 201: Foundations Of Behavior
Course Description

This course presents an introduction to evolutionary processes and biological bases of behavior. Lectures and readings will be organized around a developmental and life history perspective and will emphasize the importance of context in biological mechanisms and the interaction of social life, behavior, and cognition. Examples drawn especially from humans and nonhuman primates will be used to place human behavior in the Context of other species and to illustrate the dual inheritance of biology and culture in our species. Topics covered will include evolutionary mechanisms, adaptation, phylogenetic constraints, neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms of behavior, life history theory, developmental programs, principles of allometry, sexual selection and alternative reproductive strategies, social bonds and socialization, and the cognitive bases of social interaction in humans and nonhumans.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 201: Concepts & Meth in Biol Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 202: Concepts & Meth In Cult Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Basic concepts and theories of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Comparative economic and political systems, social organization and the family, belief systems, and modes of communication. Diverse levels of sociocultural complexity from primitive tribes to industrial societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 202W: Concepts & Meth In Cult Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Basic concepts and theories of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Comparative economic and political systems, social organization and the family, belief systems, and modes of communication. Diverse levels of sociocultural complexity from primitive tribes to industrial societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 203: Foundations In Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 201: Foundations Of Linguistics
Course Description

An introduction to the systematic study of human language, surveying the fields of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, child language acquisition, and historical linguistics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
ANT 204: Introduction To Archaeology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Principles of archaeological analysis and field excavation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 205: Foundations of Global Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
GHCS 205: Foundations of Global Health
HLTH 250: Foundations of Global Health
Course Description

An introduction to the overall field of global health, its history, methods, and key principles, with case studies illustrating the burden of disease in nations with strikingly different political-economic contexts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 207: Foundation Development Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
IDS207: Foundation Development Studies
Course Description

This course will introduce students to the growing field of development studies and provide a solid foundation for subsequent course work in the Minor and, eventually, possible career tracks. It will provide an overview of how scholars and practitioners research and apply their knowledge toward understanding and solving some of the world's most challenging problems. Students will learn about several key topics related to development, including human rights, gender, environment, poverty and inequality, democratic reforms and governance, market reforms, rural development, and conflict.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 210: Hum Biol:Life Cycle Approach
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Human biology from conception to senescence, in an evolutionary and cross-cultural context, emphasizing neural and neuroendocrine processes underlying behavior and reproduction. Conception, fetal development, birth, infant growth, puberty, pregnancy, adult sexuality, and aging.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 230: Medical Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Comparative study of disease ecology and medical systems of other cultures; sociocultural factors affecting contemporary world health problems; cultural aspects of ethnomedicine and biomedicine; ethnicity and health care.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 230W: Medical Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Comparative study of disease ecology and medical systems of other cultures; sociocultural factors affecting contemporary world health problems; cultural aspects of ethnomedicine and biomedicine; ethnicity and health care.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 231: Predictive Health and Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HLTH 210: Predictive Health and Society
Course Description

This course is built upon the University's Predictive Health Initiative and its collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology to integrate research, scholarship, and education in an innovative effort aimed at revolutionizing health care. It is an introduction to efforts that seek to define health and move the practice of medicine from a reactive, disease-focused system to a proactive health-focused one.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 240: Language And Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 240: Language And Culture
Course Description

Study of language in context, focusing on relations between language and culture, thought, social identity, and political process.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 240W: Language And Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 240W: Language And Culture
Course Description

Study of language in context, focusing on relations between language and culture, thought, social identity, and political process.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 250: Today's World: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Course surveys cultural diversity in the contemporary world through current ethnographies from different world areas.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 250W: Today's World: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Course surveys cultural diversity in the contemporary world through current ethnographies from different world areas.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
JS 258: Anthropology Of The Jews
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 258: Anthropology Of The Jews
Course Description

Introduction to Jewish populations and cultures within the framework of four fields of general anthropology: biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 260: Psychological Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Cultural influences on personality development, culture and personality theory, and problems in cross-cultural psychological research.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 270: Quantitative Methods for Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The aim of this course is to show how anthropologists (biological, cultural, and archaeologists) structure their research hypotheses, organize their data, select and run statistics, and describe their written results and discussions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 280R: Anthro. Perspectives
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 280R: Anthro. Perspectives
Course Description

Anthropological perspectives on the people and cultures on different regions of the world. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. HSC, may be repeated when topic changes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 285: Anthropology; Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or lecture series on topics of anthropological interest at an intermediate level. Maybe repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 285W: Anthropology; Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Seminar or lecture series on topics of anthropological interest at an intermediate level. Maybe repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
Anthropology 300-Level Courses
ANT 301: Sex and Evolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Application of principles of evolutionary biology to animal reproductive strategies and their application to modern humans. A review of cross-cultural sexual practices and occurrence of commonalities is included.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 302: Primate Behavior & Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys the social behavior, behavioral ecology, and adaptations of nonhuman primate species, the extant prosimians, monkeys, and apes. Satisfies the GER, SNT-non lab.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 303: Modern Human Origins
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will examine the origins of modern humans, their unique cultural abilities, and their relationships to more archaic beings, such as Neanderthals. What makes us human and how we evolved will be explored.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 305: The Human Brain
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an upper-level introduction to the basis of complex human behavior in the brain, focused on human brain structure and function. It gives significant attention to brain evolution and comparative neuroanatomy. The overall goal is to master the anatomy underlying higher human capacities, keeping in mind how our brain's evolutionary past can inform our understanding of how the brain works now.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 306: Primate Mating Strategies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ANT 302: Primate Behavior & Ecology
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Comparative study of primate mating strategies and sexual behavior.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 306W: Primate Mating Strategies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ANT 302: Primate Behavior & Ecology
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Comparative study of primate mating strategies and sexual behavior.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 307: Human Evolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This class aims to integrate data and theory from genetics, geology, and paleoanthropological evidence to trace the evolution of the human species. Opposing theories regarding the interpretation of data will be the focus of student evaluation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Lab
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 308: Evolution Of Social Behavior
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Anthropology 201 or Biology 142. Application of evolutionary theory to social behavior of a variety of animals, including humans.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 309: Seminar In Primate Behavior
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Anthropology 101, 201, or 302. Relationship between ecology and individual and social behavior, dominance relations, intelligence, and communication. Topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 310: Communication in Primates
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines human as well as non-human primate communication systems from an evolutionary perspective. Topics covered include signal structure and function, information content of signals, honesty, deceit, and the evolution of language in humans. (Same as Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology 470.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 311: Nutritional Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 311: Nutritional Anthropology
Course Description

Introduction to the evolution, diversity, and social significance of human diet and nutrition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 312: Human Skeletal Biology
General Information
Credit Hours
6
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course focuses on theory and method for understanding variation in prehistoric skeletal populations. Determination of age and sexual activity, disease and demography will be undertaken.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 313: Hum Dev In Biocultrl Perspctiv
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines theories of development and applies them to analysis of human anatomy in several dimensions: biological, behavioral, psychological, and sociocultural. Cross-cultural case studies allow exploration of the dynamic interplay of biology and society in human development.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 314: Race&Racism:Myths&Realities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The social construction of race relies on differences that lack biological significance. The social and biological cast of racism from the continued entrenched concept of race in America is considered.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 315: Behavioral Ecol. of Child Care
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores the variety of forms childcare can take, and examines human family formation and cross-cultural patterns of childcare. Employs perspectives including anthropology, zoology, nutrition, and international health to explore the evolved needs of children and parents.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 316: Evolution: Human Brain & Mind
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is concerned with evaluating neuroscientific, psychological and behavioral evidence of modern human cognitive specializations as well as archeological, paleontological, and comparative evidence of their evolutionary origins.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 317: Human Social Neuroscience
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
NBB 317: Human Social Neuroscience
Course Description

Neurobiological substrates supporting human social cognition and behavior. Review and synthesis of relevant research in neuropsychology, psychiatry, neuroimaging, and experimental animal research.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 318: Predicting Lifespan Health
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HLTH 312: Predicting Lifespan Health
Course Description

This is a research seminar exploring the intersection of genomics, the environment, and lifestyle/behavior as it pertains to human health from a developmental perspective with the aim of understanding human health over the lifespan.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 321: Anthro Of Human Reproduction
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines biological, cultural, and behavioral determinants of human fertility and emphasizes interaction of sociocultural context with biology in reproduction and sexuality. Further topics: infertility, deviance, demographic transition, and population policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 323: Sex Diff:Biological Bases
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examination of the biological bases of sex differences and their development in humans and other species.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 324: Women In Cross-Cultr Persp
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 340: Women In Cross-Cultr Perspect
Course Description

Cross-cultural study of gender and women's lives in diverse cultures, including the United States; comparative study of work, child-rearing, power, politics, religion, and prestige.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 325: Language, Gender & Sexuality
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 333: Language, Gender & Sexuality
WGS 333: Language, Gender And Sexuality
Course Description

Cross-cultural examination of how language reflects, maintains, and constructs identities related to gender and sexuality. Topics include: differences in male and female speech, the grammatical encoding of gender, childhood language socialization, and language and desire.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 328: Women, Religion & Ethnography
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 328: Women, Religion & Ethnography
WGS 328: Women, Religion & Ethnography
Course Description

Cross-cultural ethnographic study of women's religious lives, including ritual and leadership roles, forms and contexts of religious expression, and negotiations between dominant cultural representations and women's self-representations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 328W: Women, Religion & Ethnography
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 328W: Women, Religion & Ethnography
WGS 328W: Women, Religion & Ethnography
Course Description

Cross-cultural ethnographic study of women's religious lives, including ritual and leadership roles, forms and contexts of religious expression, and negotiations between dominant cultural representations and women's self-representations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 331: Cross-Cult Iss In Mental Hlth
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Focuses on cultural approaches to mental health and illness. Topics include a critical engagement with our notion of \

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 332: Intl Hlth:Ant Perspective
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Cultural, epidemiological, historical, and economic analyses of the health problems of contemporary third-world societies. Emphasizes the socioeconomic complexity of problems and the need for culturally and technologically appropriate solutions. (Same as International Health 557.)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 333: Disease & Human Behavior
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Biological and cultural adaptations to disease, the role of specific diseases in evolution, social epidemiological patterns related to culture, contemporary issues in disease control, and economic development. Considers a variety of diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, diabetes, and depression.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 334: Evolutionary Medicine
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Biological and cultural adaptations to disease, the role of specific diseases in evolution, social epidemiological patterns related to culture, contemporary issues in disease control, and economic development. Considers a variety of diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS, and malnutrition.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 335: Women's Hlth:Anth & Fem Persp
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 335: Women's Hlth:Anth&Feminist Per
Course Description

Exploration of issues pertaining to women's bodies and health, juxtaposing Western women's health problems with those faced by women in the non-Western (i.e., developing) world. The disciplinary/analytical perspectives of medical anthropology and feminist scholarship will be compared.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 336: Anthro Of Emerging Disease
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Disease emerges as humans disrupt their environment, exposing them to novel pathogens. Students will examine this pattern from the Paleolithic to the present pattern of globalization of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 336W: Anthro Of Emerging Disease
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
SNTW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Disease emerges as humans disrupt their environment, exposing them to novel pathogens. Students will examine this pattern from the Paleolithic to the present pattern of globalization of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 337: Religion Health and Healing
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 337: Religion Health and Healing
Course Description

This class explores issues such as what makes for a healthy self or person, the role of religious practices and belief in healing, and the relationship of body and mind.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 338: Global Health: Biosocial Model
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys the global landscape of challenges to physical and mental health that confront us today, and traces the emergence of biosocial approaches to both explaining and tackling these challenges.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 338W: Global Health: Biosocial Model
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys the global landscape of challenges to physical and mental health that confront us today, and traces the emergence of biosocial approaches to both explaining and tackling these challenges.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 339: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HLTH 310: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
Course Description

Evolutionary perspectives provide a background for understanding the limitations imposed by biomedical frameworks in our understanding of human biological variability. Flexibility in gene expression and human phenotypes reflect the importance of biocultural influences on health.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 340: Topics in Sociolinguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 340: Topics in Sociolinguistics
Course Description

This course studies relations between language and society, relations between language and sociocultural context. Topics may include: language variation; multilingualism; verbal interaction; discourse analysis; ethnography of communication; sociolinguistics of Spanish.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 340W: Topics in Sociolinguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 340W: Topics in Sociolinguistics
Course Description

This course studies relations between language and society, relations between language and sociocultural context. Topics may include: language variation; multilingualism; verbal interaction; discourse analysis; ethnography of communication; sociolinguistics of Spanish.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 341: Communication Tech And Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 341: Communicatn,Technol & Culture
Course Description

Examines the social, cultural, and linguistic features of modern media technologies and explores their implications for far-reaching transformations in the ways we talk, think, and interact.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 342: Media And Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores the sociocultural dynamics of media institutions and the everyday use of different media in diverse societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 342W: Media And Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores the sociocultural dynamics of media institutions and the everyday use of different media in diverse societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 343: African Popular Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 370: African Popular Culture
IDS 370: African Popular Culture
Course Description

Produced in diverse media and circumstances, African popular culture provides means through which people reflect and comment on a range of issues in their lives. Students will learn about a selection of popular representations produced in and about Africa. Case studies will vary from year to year, drawn from media that include music, popular literature, photography, painting, film, language, architecture, fashion, and cultural display.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 351: Sustainable Dev:Anthro Persp
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Anthropological perspectives on social change and economic development in the Third World today. Population growth, agricultural development, political instability, colonialism, imperialism, and urban problems in cultural context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 351W: Sustainable Dev:Anthro Persp
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Anthropological perspectives on social change and economic development in the Third World today. Population growth, agricultural development, political instability, colonialism, imperialism, and urban problems in cultural context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 352: Globalizatn&Transnational Cult
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 342: Global & Transnational Culture
Course Description

This course explores the changing shape of the global economy and its relationship to

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 352W: Globalizatn&Transnational Cult
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 342W: Global & Transnational Culture
Course Description

This course explores the changing shape of the global economy and its relationship to

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 353: Economic Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The cross-cultural study of traditional markets and exchange patterns, social relations surrounding production, and urban diverse patterns of consumption. Western economic theory contrasted with other approaches to the study of economic customs.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 355: Food, Cultr & Politcl Economy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Anthropology 101. Food plays a central role in the biocultural adaptation of human population. The politics and economy of food will be studied from an evolutionary perspective from foraging to industrial societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 356: Cultural Ecology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 357: Socio-Ecol Of Pastoralist Peop
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

History, culture, ecology, and politics of pastoral nomads, with special reference to sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 361: Symbolic Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 306: Symbolic Anthropology
Course Description

Culture is viewed as distinctive symbolic patterns through which a worldview is built. Human behavior as symbolic action; human knowledge as partly a creation of cultural patterns.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 362: Anthropology Of Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A detailed study of selected primitive religious systems to be complemented by theoretical readings on primitive religion.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 363: Ritual: Its Nature & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Survey of the significance and functions of ritual in human life. Ethnographic accounts of sacred ritual followed by more theoretical readings dealing with the structure and function of human ritual, viewed as a special and primitive form of communication.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 366: Ritual and Shakespeare
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Close reading of selected plays of Shakespeare in which ritual and other performance genres become central issues and problems. Readings in performance theory parallel reading of the plays.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 367: Play, Sport, And Ritual
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An examination of the relations among child play, ritual, and sport as related dimensions of human culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 368: Classics and Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CL 368: Classics and Anthropology
Course Description

Examination of the history of cooperative efforts between classics and anthropology, and focuses on ongoing efforts in studies of ritual and religion, kinship studies, and archaeological theory.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 368W: Classics and Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CL 368W: Classics and Anthropology
Course Description

Examination of the history of cooperative efforts between classics and anthropology, and focuses on ongoing efforts in studies of ritual and religion, kinship studies, and archaeological theory.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 369: The Anthropology of Death and Burial
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 369W: The Anthropology of Death and Burial
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 371: Anth.of African Americans
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 371: Anth.of African Americans
Course Description

An exploration of the complexity and diversity of African American culture in the United States from the perspectives of twentieth century anthropologists. Major themes include: (i) the influence of African culture on the populations of the Caribbean and the United States, (ii) the legacy of slavery throughout the Diaspora, and (iii) the extent to which racism and sexism as systems of inequality affect everyday life in African American communities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 371W: Anth.of African Americans
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 371W: Anth.of African Americans
Course Description

An exploration of the complexity and diversity of African American culture in the United States from the perspectives of twentieth century anthropologists. Major themes include: (i) the influence of African culture on the populations of the Caribbean and the United States, (ii) the legacy of slavery throughout the Diaspora, and (iii) the extent to which racism and sexism as systems of inequality affect everyday life in African American communities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 372: Ethnographic Methods & Writing
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is about the writing of fieldwork-based case studies as a central practice anthropology. Students learn to read classical and contemporary ethnographic texts critically for content, method and style, as well as to produce ethnographic writing by combining description with analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 372W: Ethnographic Methods & Writing
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is about the writing of fieldwork-based case studies as a central practice anthropology. Students learn to read classical and contemporary ethnographic texts critically for content, method and style, as well as to produce ethnographic writing by combining description with analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 381: Primate Conservation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course reviews the local human and biological impact of conservation programs that affect primate communities in five areas of the world. Students discuss: methods, primate/plant interactions, forest fragmentation, historical perspectives on conservation and land use, agroforestry, ecotourism, and reintroductions. Students will become more aware of how conservation issues affect behavior and ecology of primates in nature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 381W: Primate Conservation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course reviews the local human and biological impact of conservation programs that affect primate communities in five areas of the world. Students discuss: methods, primate/plant interactions, forest fragmentation, historical perspectives on conservation and land use, agroforestry, ecotourism, and reintroductions. Students will become more aware of how conservation issues affect behavior and ecology of primates in nature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 382: Ecol Context Human Evolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Adopting an ecological perspective, this class will address the basic question of why and how humans evolved. This will involve a scrutiny of both biotic and abiotic factors that may have influenced the evolution of early hominids in East Africa, including local and regional climatic change over the last 5 million years, aspects of past hominid ecosystems (such as vertebrate and botanical turnovers), and tectonic upheavals.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 383: Primate Evolution & Extinction
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course focuses on the biological and ecological processes that have influenced primate anatomy, behavior, distribution, evolution, and extinction, as evidenced in the fossil record.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 385: Special Topics: Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

(May be repeated for credit when topic varies.) Seminar or lecture series of topics of anthropological concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 385W: Special Topics: Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

(May be repeated for credit when topic varies.) Seminar or lecture series of topics of anthropological concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 386: Special Topics:Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one to four hours. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Seminar or lecture series of topics of anthropological concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 386W: Special Topics:Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one to four hours. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Seminar or lecture series of topics of anthropological concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 387: Special Topics:Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one to four hours. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Seminar or lecture series of topics of anthropological concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Select course type
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 387W: Special Topics:Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one to four hours. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Seminar or lecture series of topics of anthropological concern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 390: Special Topics Taken Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 390W: Special Topics Taken Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 391: Law, Discipline, and Disorder
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 391W: Law, Discipline, and Disorder
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 397R: Directed Readings
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one to four hours. Consultation with faculty prior to registration required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Anthropology 400-Level Courses
ANT 400: Great Ideas In Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Anthropology 201, 202. Intellectual history of anthropology and major theories of culture. Scientific and philosophical approaches to the study of human diversity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 402: Research Seminar In Biol Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite - ANT 201. Advanced seminar on selected topics pertaining to current research questions in biological anthropology. Seminar format: topics will vary.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
ANT 403: Rsrch Seminar In Cultural Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite ANT 202. Advanced seminar on selected topics pertaining to current research questions in cultural anthropology. Seminar format: topics will vary.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
ANT 415: Meth In Biolog Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Anthropology 201. Hypothesis testing and the statistical analysis of data. Theoretical and methodological problems in biological anthropology. The study of human and nonhuman primate skeletal biology, human growth and development, and the observation of nonhuman primates.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field research
ANT 431: Many diseases, few causes
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ANT 231: Predictive Health and Society
ANT 339: Defining Health: Biocult.Persp
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HLTH 411: Many Diseases, Few Causes
Course Description

A new science of health is emerging. The evolutionary background for generic processes will be discussed and the challenges posed by modern lifestyles will be the focus of this class.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 445: Meth In Cultural Anthropology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Anthropology 202. Design of research strategies for the study of human cultures. Data collection techniques including participant observation, interviewing, genealogies, hypothesis testing, and the qualitative and quantitative analysis of data.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Supplemental instruction or problem set session
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field research
ANT 480: Fieldwork In Archaeology
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite - ANT 204

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 495A: Honors Research I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Departmental invitation to Honors Program necessary before registration.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 495BW: Honors Research II
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Departmental invitation to Honors Program necessary before registration.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ANT 497R: Undergraduate Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, one to four hours. Consultation with faculty prior to registration required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student

Honors Program

Juniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA and major GPA of 3.5 are invited by the department to apply to join the Honors Program as they preregister for their senior year. The Honors Program entails directed, original research (Anthropology 495A and 495B), a thesis, an oral defense, and successful completion of a graduate course.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

The Department of Anthropology strongly encourages its students to pursue study abroad. Study abroad is a rich and invaluable educational opportunity, and is particularly desirable for the serious anthropology student. Students who are interested in study abroad should contact the Center for International Programs Abroad. This office has information about programs around the world and the types of classes available in these programs.

In order to ensure that majors receive the necessary breadth and specific vision that Emory’s Department of Anthropology offers, students may apply no more than twelve credit hours (three classes) of off-campus credit toward any anthropology major. (This includes transfer credit from American schools, as well as study abroad.)

In order to obtain Emory credit for courses taken at another institution, students are strongly urged to seek course credit equivalency approval before leaving Emory. Although students may submit courses for Emory credit post facto, there is no guarantee that the courses taken will be approved by the department.

Finally, all approved credit is pending satisfactory completion of the course. To obtain Emory equivalency credit, students should bring the appropriate CIPA form, along with syllabi or official course descriptions to the Department of Anthropology Office (207 Anthropology Building). The more detailed the information you can provide about the course, the better our ability to evaluate the course for credit. These materials will be reviewed by the director of undergraduate studies in Anthropology, and credit will be approved or denied. Petitions for course substitutions and waivers will be considered by the Anthropology Undergraduate Concerns Committee. Applications are available in the Department of Anthropology office.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Independent Research and Study

Anthropology students are encouraged to become engaged in research under the direction of a faculty member.  They may receive academic credit for research participation.