Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Recommend some background knowledge of ancient art, history, or languages, a general background course such as AHIS 101, ANTH 252, CLAS 209/210, or any of the courses listed in the Archaeology or Digital Humanities minors. Computer/design skills welcome but not necessary.
Description: A new approach to looking at the history and development of ancient cities, combining history and archaeology with digital methods, in particular 3D modeling.
Prerequisites: 6 hrs ANTH
Description: Theoretical approaches to gender. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural differences in gender socialization of as it pertains to sexual behavior, power within domestic and public spheres, and the impact of gender on individual aspirations.
Prerequisites: ANTH 212.
Description: Cross-cultural variation in family, marriage, and kinship and theories that account for variation in these fundamental areas of social life.
Prerequisites: 12 hours of anthropology or graduate student standing
Description: Survey of digital methods and emergent technologies in Anthropology.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH.
Description: Origins and developments of anthropological theory, method, and thought. Historical growth of the discipline and schools of thought from The Enlightenment through The Contemporary Period.
Prerequisites: 6 hours of anthropology including ANTH 212.
Description: Explores historical and contemporary aspects of the missions, ethical and political issues concerning exhibits and collections held by museums.
Description: Explores the art of indigenous peoples in the United States. A spectrum of styles, contexts and symbolic meaning will be studied in addition to social aspects of taste, and issues concerning cultural appropriation and the repatriation of religious iconography.
Description: Focuses on theoretical and applied significance of health related practices in local and cross-cultural contexts. Cultural constructions of disease, intervention and treatment strategies explored historically and contemporarily.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.
Prerequisites: ANTH 242 or equivalent.
Description: Anthropological approaches to the study of nutrition. Background to nutrition science; bio-cultural aspects of obesity, fertility, lactose intolerance, and infant feeding practices; biological differences in nutritional requirements, fertility, and mortality; interpretation of nutritional deficiencies in skeletal remains; reconstructing prehistoric diets from archaeological evidence; and evaluation of relationships between dietary patterns and dental remains in fossil record.
Description: Development of Historical Archaeology and current research in the field.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH.
Description: Current concepts and theories used in archaeology to interpret the archaeological record.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH including ANTH 232
Description: An areal survey of North American archaeology, methodology, history, and current trends of research. North American prehistory from earliest occupations to The Contact Period.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH including ANTH 232.
Description: Introduction to the history of archaeological research, taxonomic issues, cultural sequences, and current research topics within the Great Plains area of North America.
Prerequisites: ANTH 232
Description: Introduction to the nature and purpose of historic preservation as it pertains to resource management and archaeological research. Legislation that forms the basis for: cultural resource management principles; integration of state programs; and archaeological contractors; within the overall framework of land modification planning.
Description: Introduction to the prehistory of the Maya region and its periphery. Features of the Ancient Maya political, economic, religious, gender and material structures. Main substantive, theoretical and political debates in Mesoamerican scholarship. Interdisciplinary research and the types of methods used to create knowledge about Maya civilization.
Prerequisites: Graduate student standing
Description: Advanced survey of past and present indigenous cultures and heritage of the American Southwest.
Description: Survey of the material remains of Europe and of the various approaches to the study of the European past.
Description: Biological variation of modern humas worldwide through time and space. Standard measurements of phenotypic, e.g. elementary anthropometry. Biological adaptation to environment using recent theoretical perspectives.
Description: Cranio-facial anatomy, development and morphology as well as forensic uses of dentition.
Description: Study of human osteology including histology, pathology, biomechanics and taphonomy.
Description: Biological diversity from an evolutionary perspective. The history of the study of human physical growth and biological principles of growth. Genetic, epigenetic and hormonal effects on human and other mammal growth patterns, and environmental factors that influence growth. Effects of nutrition, disease, socio-economic status, pollution, etc. Unique features of human growth in its various stages. How anthropologists interpret variation in growth patterns among human populations and the possible adaptive significance of this variation.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Description: Advanced comparative study of the contemporary populations in a selected area of North America (occasionally outside of the USA) that may combine the traditional survey of ethnographic literature with personal observation, participation, and experiential learning activities in rural, urban, or traditional settings. The ethnographic focus (e.g., Native Americans, recent immigrants to the USA, historic practices) changes depending on research opportunities.
Description: Study of geographic concepts and critical analysis of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in humanities and social sciences and application of geospatial tools for humanities and social science research; learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data for real-world projects
Prerequisites: Junior Standing; 3 hours in any of the following areas: ANTH, SOCI, HIST, AHIS, TMFD or WMNS.
Description: In depth analysis of the relationship between material culture and gender roles, categories, and performances. Engages with theoretical frameworks for material culture and gender, as well as topics such as the body, clothing, the built environment, technology and media.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Provide students with real, in-depth experience in collaboratively creating digital humanities projects. Guided by faculty with expertise in a broad range of digital humanities methods and resources, students work in teams to tackle challenges proposed by UNL researchers and/or local and regional humanities organizations.
Description: Explores the diversity of beliefs and rituals surrounding the mysteries of birth, life, death and beyond.
Description: Human adaptive systems and their ecological contexts. The dynamic inter-relationships between subsistence, technology, social behavior, human demography, and ecological variability.
Prerequisites: ANTH 212
Description: Efforts by anthropologists and other trained specialists to influence the process of development and socioeconomic change in the modern world.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH.
Description: Study of selected technologies from around the world at the pre-industrial level of production. Examine hand made art and utilitarian artifacts with the goal of understanding them through replication. Analyze technology within its cultural setting.
Prerequisites: ANTH 212
Description: Human rights from an anthropological perspective. International human rights, development, and the environment; Western and non-Western perspectives on human rights; individual rights and collective (group) rights; social, economic, and cultural rights; women's rights; gay rights; indigenous peoples and minority groups' rights; and planetary (environmental) rights. Rights to food, culture, development, and a healthy ecosystem.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH including ANTH 212.
Description: Survey of hunter-gatherer society and its ecological and social adaptations. Hunters-gatherers and their important role in human history and evolution.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.
Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.
Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.
Description: Topic varies.
Description: Survey of theory, method, and practice in describing and interpreting archaeological landscapes.
Prerequisites: Anth 212.
Description: Introduction to practical and theoretical issues involved in designing and undertaking qualitative field research.
Description: Research methods for material culture study applied to textiles and dress. Methodologies for artifact study and skills. Fiber microscopy as a tool for artifact analysis. Conceptual development, application and evaluation of a model for artifact study.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH; STAT 218 or eqivalent.
Description: Collection, management, and analysis of quantitative anthropological data. Methods of exploratory and confirmatory data analysis. Computer-assisted analysis.
Description: Exploration and deep evaluation of concept of heritage, digital heritage applications, and hands-on experience in creating digital heritage products using desktop and mobile devices.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs of anthropology beyond ANTH 110.
Description: Recent controversial issues through the integration of biological, cultural, and archaeological branches of anthropology.
Description: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in archaeology and anthropology; lecture provides fundamental spatial concepts and a computer lab teaches skills on data acquisition, data integration, spatial analysis, and digital cartography.
Prerequisites: ANTH 290 or equivalent.
Description: Further practical experience in field research.
Only 3 credit hours of ANTH 491 will count toward the major in ANTH. Open only to advanced students wishing to complete a research project they have developed with ANTH faculty guidance.
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Description: Topics vary each term.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH
Description: Structured professional experience in archaeological research, administration, or curation outside the traditional academic setting.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; and permission.
Description: A structured professional experience outside the traditional academic setting designed to allow students to learn and use anthropological skills and knowledge and to develop professional networks.
Description: Seminar on current issues and problems in anthropology.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Description: Intensive study of theory and method in ethnology, with special attention to current research literature.
Description: Research in literacy and schooling.
Description: Empirical and theoretical research into the sociocultural problems and the lived experiences of people across educational, family and community settings.
Description: Theory and method in prehistory and historic archaeology. Current research literature in the field.
Description: Intensive study of theory and method in physical anthropology, with special attention to current research literature.
Description: Methods, theories, and practices of digital humanities scholarship.
Description: Research or reading in selected problems in anthropology, including the preparation of research for publication.