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Graduate Courses in Anthropology (Anthro)


510. Archaeology (3) The purpose, techniques, methods and theory of archaeology in the study of the human past and in the context of modern science. Prerequisite: Anthro 221 and 241 or permission of the instructor.

513. Archaeology of the Southwest (3) Study of prehistoric cultures (before 1500) of the American Southwest. Prerequisite: One course in introductory sociology or anthropology.

514. Field Methods in Archaeology (2-6 VC) Instruction in archaeology field and laboratory techniques and methods. Prerequisite: Anthro 410 or permission of the instructor.

515. Development and Social and Cultural Change (3) This course concerns the nature and consequences of development and culture change. The focus is on contemporary issues and the many ways in which anthropology is used outside its purely academic context: how anthropology is applied to contemporary human issues, how it benefits society, and how it advances theoretical knowledge. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology. Cross listed as: Sociol 515.

521. Ethnology (3) An advanced study of the development of the discipline and close examination of selected ethnological texts. Prerequisite: Anthro 221 or permission of the instructor.

522. Religion and Culture (3) An examination of man and traditional superhuman phenomena in the non-Western societies. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

524. Social/Cultural Dynamics in the Greater Southwest (3) Investigation of the interrelationships among the major cultural groups living in the Southwest region today.

528. Comparative Legal Systems (3) A sociological and anthropological analysis of social control and law in a variety of social and cultural contexts.

535. Selected Topics in Anthropology (1-4 VC) Course in a topic or topics in anthropology: may be repeated with a change of content.

542. Forensic Anthropology (3); 2, 2 Presentation and application of biological anthropology techniques in the identification of humans from skeletal remains.

550. Seminar in Anthropology (1-4 VC) Seminar course in a topic or topics in anthropology: may be repeated with change in content.

561. Communication and Culture (3) Anthropological linguistics, focusing on investigations of the relationships between language and culture. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

573. Women, Men, and Culture (3) Study of the basic features of social organization and behavior in selected societies around the world in the determination of sexual scripts in preliterate as well as industrial societies.

574. Contemporary Indian Issues (3) An examination of emerging social and cultural issues in American Indian society today.

576. Indians of the American Southwest (3) A survey of the Native American cultures in the Southwest since 1500, including both pueblo and non-pueblo cultures. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

596. Ethnographic Research Methods (3) The course addresses methods of data collection, coding and analysis for ethnographic fieldwork in anthropology. Techniques include naturalistic and participant observation, structured and unstructured interviewing, field note taking and management, and other related qualitative data gathering approaches, some of which may be used in the development of quantitative instruments and analyses.

590-690. Independent Study (1-4 VC) Individual directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

596. Ethnographic Fieldwork (1-4 VC) Provides an opportunity to participate in field research involving a team of researchers. The project may be in any area of interest to the instructor. The course may be repeated if the research project is different.

630. Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology (3) Research techniques in the study of social and cultural aspects of human existence, critical study, and application of methods. Cross listed as: Sociol 630.

650. Seminar in Anthropology (1-4 VC) Seminar course in a topic or topics in anthropology. May be repeated with a change in content.

692. Independent Research (1-4 VC) Independent research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

699. Thesis (1-6 VC) Individual research and writing in preparation of a graduate thesis. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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