Advanced Courses
  • ANTH-A 337 African American Health Care (3 cr.) An anthropological perspective on the study of African American health beliefs and practices. This course examines the major theories for African American health as well as the relevant issues for understanding these health care practices in delivering health services. Local and national health care issues will be examined. PUL=2
  • ANTH-A 360 The Development of Anthropological Thought (3 cr.) An overview of the major theoretical developments within anthropology, as the discipline has attempted to produce a universal and unified view of human life based on knowledge of evolution and prehistoric and contemporary cultures. PUL=4
  • ANTH-A 361 Applied Cultural Change (3 cr.) A survey of major concepts of cultural and social change, and an evaluation of different models of applied change. The course emphasizes both a sound understanding of change and its practical application in developmental change. PUL=3
  • ANTH-A 395 Field Experiences in Anthropology (1-3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. A supervised field experience in a selected area of anthropology. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours. PUL=3; RISE=E
  • ANTH-A 401 Cultural Resource Management (3 cr.) The concept of cultural resource management as a theoretical and functional tool to effect the conservation and protection of archaeological resources. Law, project review, site registration, and preservation strategies will be addressed. PUL=2,3,6
  • ANTH-A 412 Senior Project (3 cr.) An independent study course, taken toward the end of undergraduate studies in which students apply their anthropological expertise to projects that range from original research to applied work in the community. Students work on individual projects of their own design in consultation with faculty supervisors. Registration is by instructor authorization. PUL=3; RISE=R,E
  • ANTH-A 413 Senior Seminar (1 cr.) This course examines the present state of anthropology, strategies for career development, and issues involved in using and applying anthropology. Designed to be taken toward the end of undergraduate studies, usually in conjunction with the A412 Senior Project, this course is generally restricted to anthropology majors. Registration is by instructor authorization. PUL=3
  • ANTH-A 454 Human Ecology (3 cr.) A survey of the biological and cultural means by which humans adapt to their environment. This course emphasizes the unique nature of human adaptation, focusing on specific human groups and on the general processes of adaptation. PUL=5
  • ANTH-A 460 Topics in Anthropology: (variable title) (1-3 cr.) A conceptual examination of selected topics in the field of anthropology. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours. PUL varies with topic.
  • ANTH-A 462 Truth & Reconciliation (3 cr.) This course provides students with the opportunity to review and analyze novel truth and reconciliatory trends from around the world, in particular: apologies and other symbolic gestures; reparations and compensation; memorials and museums; truth commisions; treaties and peach accords; musical, sporting, and artistic performances. PUL=2,5,6
  • ANTH-A 485 Topics in Applied Anthropology: (variable title) (1-3 cr.) An examination of a selected topic where the concepts, principles, and methods in anthropology are utilized to address a particular community or social issue. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.
  • ANTH-B 301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology (3 cr.) Laboratory investigations of human skeletal biology, including age and sex determinations, bone pathologies, and forensic identification, human paleontological and primate observations. Variability in living populations, including anthropometry, blood grouping, and dermatogyphics. Emphasis on a biocultural perspective in applying methods and techniques of bioanthropology. PUL=1B,2
  • ANTH-B 370 Human Variation (3 cr.) Variation within and between human populations in morphology, gene frequencies, and behavior. Biological concepts of race, race classification, along with other taxonomic considerations, and evolutionary processes acting on humans in the past, present, and future. PUL=2
  • ANTH-B 371 The Anthropology of Human Nature (3 cr.) An examination of the foundations of human behavior as viewed from the biocultural and evolutionary perspective of anthropology. This course strives to provide the student with a rational middle ground in the nature/nurture debate by demonstrating that human behavior is innately plastic. PUL=2
  • ANTH-B 426 Human Osteology (3 cr.) This course provides an intensive introduction to the human skeleton emphasizing the identification of fragmentary skeletal remains. This knowledge forms the under-pinning for advanced study in forensic anthropology, paleo-anthropology, bio-anthropology and human osteology. Pathological conditions as well as bone growth and development will be studies. This course will consist of three hours of class per week, with both lecture and laboratory time given. You should anticipate at least 20 hours per week of independent laboratory time. There will be a series of practical quizzes, completion of exercises from a lab manual, compilation of an individual osteology notebook that contains class notes and drawings, and a final burial report. PUL=2,3
  • ANTH-B 466 The Primates (3 cr.) The study of our closest living relatives, the prosimians, monkeys, and apes, from the perspective of evolutionary and environmental influences on morphology and complex social behavior. PUL=2,4
  • ANTH-B 480 Human Growth and Development (3 cr.) The study of human growth and development from a biocultural perspective including the physical mechanisms, and social, cultural, and environmental factors that lead to normal growth and development throughout the human life cycle. Causal factors, patterns of expression, and methods of assessment are stressed. Also available for graduate credit. PUL=3
  • ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups: (variable title) (1-3 cr.) An ethnographic survey of a selected culture area or ethnic group. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 310 Cultures of Africa (3 cr.) An ethnographic survey of culture areas and societies of sub-Saharan Africa. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 316 Prehistory of North America (3 cr.) This course will introduce students to the cultural variety and complexity of prehistoric native North Americans. The course focuses on the various environmental adaptations, lifeways, social systems, and material culture that have been revealed through archaeological research. PUL=5,6
  • ANTH-E 320 Indians of North America (3 cr.) An ethnographic survey of native North American culture areas and ethnic groups. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 326 Modern Greek Society (3 cr.) This course examines modern Greek life from an anthropological perspective. Recent Greek history, and the changing circumstances of both village and urban dwellers are explored. The complexity of cross-cultural understanding emerges as the various images that outsiders hold of modern Greece are compared to the realities of contemporary life there. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 335 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3 cr.) Historical ethnography of the major pre-Columbian civilizations, especially the Aztec, the Maya, and the Zapotec and Mixtec. Emphasis on the social life, cultural achievements, religion, world view, and political systems to illustrate the diversity and richness of Amerindian life before the Spanish conquest. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 336 African American Culture (3 cr.) This course provides an anthropological and comprehensive approach to the study of African American culture. It will focus on the ethnohistory, culture, politics, gender, language, health care, and values of African Americans. A secondary aim of this course is to examine the contemporary issues which affect the African American family. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 354 Popular Culture (3 cr.) This course studies how traditional anthropological insight can analyze social and political complexities of contemporary popular cultural phenomena. Focuses on how anthropological subjects such as class, racism, and regionalism lurk within popular cultural phenomena including post-1950 music subcultures, civil religion, and consumer culture. PUL=2,3,5
  • ANTH-E 356 Cultures of the Pacific (3 cr.) This course examines the varied peoples and adaptations of the three main culture areas in the Pacific region (Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia) and explores such topics as male/female relations, sorcery, exchange, colonialism, and economic development. PUL=2,4,5
  • ANTH-E 380 Urban Anthropology (3 cr.) Anthropological perspectives on contemporary American cities. Topics to be covered include (among others): changes in the nature of cities from maufacturing sites to spaces for consumption and tourism; gentrification; racial and ethnic diversity in cities; urban social movements and new models for social services. PUL=5
  • ANTH-E 384 The African Diaspora (3 cr.) This course examines the cultural formation of the African Diaspora in the Americas. The course focuses specifically on the development of the African diasporic populations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America in comparative perspective. Students will develop a critical understanding of the African Diaspora as a geographical displacement, as an assemblage of cultural groups, and as a process of political identification. PUL=2,5
  • ANTH-E 391 Women in Developing Countries (3 cr.) This course explores the nature of women’s roles in developing countries. Particular emphasis is placed on examining how development and cultural change have affected the lives of women. PUL=1C
  • ANTH-E 402 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 cr.) This course considers the meaning and social implications of gender in human society. Cultural definitions of ‘‘male’’ and ‘‘female’’ gender categories as well as associated behavioral and structural differentiation of gender roles will be analyzed using current anthropological concepts and theories. PUL=2,5
  • ANTH-E 403 Women of Color in the US (3 cr.) This course examines the concepts of race, and gender as inextricably tied analytical categories, and how they have structured the lives of African American, Latina, Native American and Asian American women, both US born and immigrant. Themes of oppression, identities and activism figure prominently throughout the course. PUL=2,5
  • ANTH-E 404 Field Methods in Ethnography (3 cr.) Introduction to the methods and techniques anthropologists use to study other peoples. Preparation of a research proposal, interviewing, and the use of life histories and case studies. PUL=3; RISE=S
  • ANTH-E 411 Wealth, Exchange, and Power in Anthropological Perspective (3 cr.) This course examines cultural patterns of production, exchange, and consumption, with an emphasis on non-Western societies and how these factors influence economic development in the Third World. PUL=1C
  • ANTH-E 421 The Anthropology of Aging (3 cr.) This course explores age and the aging process cross-culturally by looking at the specific cultural context in which individuals age and by analyzing similarities and differences across cultures. PUL=1C
  • ANTH-E 445 Medical Anthropology (3 cr.) A cross-cultural examination of human biocultural adaptation in health and disease, including biocultural epidemiology; ethnomedical systems in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease; and sociocultural change and health. Also available for graduate credit. PUL=3,4,5
  • ANTH-E 455 Anthropology of Religion (3 cr.) Critical evaluation of current approaches to the analysis of religious myth, ritual, and symbolism. Problems in understanding religious beliefs of other cultures. Modern development of anthropology of religion. PUL=2,3,5
  • ANTH-E 457 Ethnic Identity (3 cr.) A cross-cultural analysis of the nature of ethnic groups and identity, including the effects of colonialism and nationalism on ethnic groups, stereotyping groups, ethnic symbols and styles, and persistence and change in ethnicity. PUL=2,5
  • ANTH-E 470 Psychological Anthropology (3 cr.) A cross-cultural examination of human behavior in its ethnic context, including selected topics such as socialization, sex roles, altered states of consciousness, and personality and sociocultural change. PUL=3
  • ANTH-L 300 Language and Culture (3 cr.) This course explores the relationships between language and culture, focusing on research methodology and surveying various theoretical frameworks. Topics to be discussed include linguistic relativity (the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis), ethnographies of communication, interview techniques, and methods of data collection and analysis. PUL=3,4,5
  • ANTH-L 401 Language, Power, and Gender (3 cr.) This course investigates sociocultural aspects of language use, focusing on the interaction of power and gender with language. Topics include differences in men’s and women’s language use, discourse patterns and power relationships, and identity and language use. To what extent does the language we speak sustain the dominance of certain groups in our society? PUL=2,3,5
  • ANTH-P 330 Historical Archaeology (3 cr.) We will examine the ways in which historical archaeologists investigate Colonial and American cultures and lifeways in various regions of North America throughout time. Special attention will be given to understanding the long and complex history of Native American/European interactions. North American social systems, interaction with and exploitation of the environment, technologies, and material culture. The theory and methods used by historical archaeologists will also be emphasized. PUL=3,4,5
  • ANTH-P 340 Modern Material Culture (3 cr.) This course examines how contemporary social experience is impacted by material culture ranging from toys to theme parks. Focuses on how consumers perceive themselves and others in modern consumer culture through the medium of commodities and examines systems of inequality that are reproduced and subverted through consumption. PUL=2,4,5
  • ANTH-P 396 The Rise of Civilization (3 cr.) Covers the development of complex societies in several regions of the world. The material is approached from an anthropological perspective, with emphasis on archaeological methods of data collection and analysis. Early civilizations in Iraq, India, Egypt, Rome, China, Peru, and Central America will be discussed. PUL=2,5
  • ANTH-P 402 Archaeological Method and Theory (3 cr.) This class is concerned with how archaeologists know what they know about the past. Methods of data collection are reviewed and theoretical interpretations are discussed. The focus of the course is on evaluation of archaeological research and explanation, with special emphasis on critical thinking. PUL=2,4
  • ANTH-P 405 Fieldwork in Archaeology (3-6 cr.) Archaeological work directed toward field techniques: excavation and preservation of materials, surveying, photography, cataloging. One credit hour per full week of fieldwork. PUL=3; RISE=R,E
Folklore (FOLK)
  • FOLK-F 101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.) A view of the main forms and varieties of folklore and folk expression in tales, ballads, gestures, beliefs, games, proverbs, riddles, and traditional arts and crafts. The role of folklore in the life of human beings. PUL=5
  • FOLK-F 111 World Folk Music and Culture (3 cr.) The course explores the role of music in human life. It introduces students to ethnomusicology and the cross-cultural study of music, performance, and culture. PUL=5
  • FOLK-F 131 Introduction to American Folklore (3 cr.) Folklore and traditional expressive behavior within the context of American culture. Art and traditional philosophies of folk groups in America, including ethnic groups, occupational groups, regional groups, religious groups, etc. The function of folklore within the lives of American people. PUL=5
  • FOLK-F 312 European Folklore/Folklife/Music (3 cr.) A comparative survey of the genres of the folklore of Europe, emphasizing especially the study of worldview and folk religion. The interrelationships of the folk cultures of Europe that allow us to speak of “European folklore” will also be examined. PUL=5
  • FOLK-F 354 African American Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) African American culture in the United States viewed in terms of history and social change. Folklore, folk music, and oral history as means of illuminating black culture and history. May be repeated once when topics vary. PUL=5
  • FOLK-F 356 Chicano Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) The folk traditions of Mexican Americans as a reflection of the historical experience and cultural identity of this people within the United States. Mexican heritage, Anglo and black influences, and the blending of these elements into a unique cultural entity. May be repeated once when topics vary. PUL=5
  • FOLK-F 360 Indiana Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music (3 cr.) Survey of folklore, folklife, or folk music of Indiana with particular attention to the persistence into the present of preindustrial culture. Students are encouraged to do fieldwork in the state. May be repeated once when topics vary.
  • FOLK-F 363 Women’s Folklore, Folklife, and Music (3 cr.) This course identifies key issues in women’s folklore and examines the ways in which women have been represented in myths, legends, and folktales, past and present. The various ways in which visions of womanhood inform, reflect, and challenge gender roles will also be analyzed. PUL=3
Graduate Minor in Anthropology and Health
  • ANTH-A 594 Independent Learning in Applied Anthropology (3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. Independent research/training using anthropological perspectives/methods in addressing social issues. The project must be a discrete activity with a concrete product, conducted in conjunction with the student’s anthropology advisor and a member of the organization where she or he will be located. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.
  • ANTH-E 445 Medical Anthropology (3 cr.) A cross-cultural examination of human biocultural adaptation in health and disease, including biocultural epidemiology, ethnomedical systems in the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, and sociocultural change and health. PUL=2,3,5
Research Methods in the Anthropology of Health
  • ANTH-B 521 Bioanthropology Research Methods (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-B 523 Anthropometry (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-B 525 Genetic Methods in Anthropology (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-E 404 Field Methods in Ethnography (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-E 606 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.) Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology.
  • ANTH-L 605 Field Methods in Anthropological Linquistics (3 cr.)
Independent Study
  • ANTH-A 494 Practicum in Applied Anthropology (1-4 cr.) P: permission of instructor. An arranged experience in applied anthropology, appropriate to individual career goals. The student will work with an approved community group or organization in a specific project that facilitates the integration of previous course work and experience in a practical application. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.
  • ANTH-A 495 Independent Studies in Anthropology (2-4 cr.) P: permission of instructor. A supervised, in-depth examination through individual research on a particular topic selected and conducted by the student in consultation with an anthropology faculty member. PUL=3; RISE=R
  • ANTH-A 560 Variable Topics - Anthropology (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-A 594 Independent Learning in Applied Anthropology (3 cr.) P: permission of instructor. Independent research/training using the anthropological perspective/methods in addressing social issues. The project must be a discrete activity with a concrete product, conducted in conjunction with the student’s anthropology advisor and the member of the organization where she or he will be located. May not be repeated for more than 6 credit hours.
  • ANTH-A 600 Seminar in Anthropology (2-4 cr.)
  • ANTH-E 501 Fundamentals of Applied Anthropology (3 cr.)
Introductory Courses
  • ANTH-A 103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.) A survey of human biological and cultural evolution from early pre-Pleistocene hominids through the development of urbanized state societies, with the goal of better understanding our human heritage. (Not open to students who have taken A303.) PUL=2
  • ANTH-A 104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.) A survey of cultural and social processes that influence human behavior, using comparative examples from different ethnic groups around the world, with the goal of better understanding the broad range of human behavioral potentials and those influences that shape the different expressions of these potentials. (Not open to students who have taken A304.) PUL=5
  • ANTH-A 201 Survey of Applied Anthropology (3 cr.) P: A104 or A304, and A103 or A303, or permission of instructor. A survey of such issues in applied anthro-pology as cultural resource management, community development, cross-cultural communication, Third World development, museum studies, archaeological ethics, and the impact of human diversity on health care, education, and social programs. PUL=3,6
  • ANTH-A 303 Evolution and Prehistory (3 cr.) P: junior standing. An advanced survey of human biological and cultural evolution from pre-Pleistocene hominids through the development of urbanized state societies. (Not open to students who have taken A103.) PUL=2
  • ANTH-A 304 Social and Cultural Behavior (3 cr.) P: junior standing. An advanced survey of cultural and social processes that influence human behavior, with comparative examples from different ethnic groups around the world. (Not open to students who have taken A104.) PUL=5