Description

The Department of Anthropology synthesizes humanistic and scientific perspectives on human biological and cultural diversity as well as the evolutionary trends seen for humankind. Students and faculty bring this integrated perspective to interactions and collaborations with others in a variety of departments and programs in each of the Colleges across the University.

Courses in anthropology acquaint students with the range of human behavior as differentially explored within each of the subdisciplines within anthropology—archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Research or methodological courses outfit students with valuable analytic and research skills in qualitative, quantitative and GIS analysis as well as in content-appropriate analytic protocols, as for the analysis of archaeological and ethnographic materials.

Options in the Major

Students may choose to focus their advanced coursework in ways that meet their specific interests and career goals. All students complete a core set of requirements and can determine, in consultation with faculty and their academic advisor, which specific option to follow. The option will be documented on the final transcript.

Standard Option

Allows students to choose their own combination of advanced courses from archaeology, biological and cultural anthropology.

Forensics Option

Focuses on biological anthropology of primates, hominins, and humans across time and space.

Museum Studies Option

Provides specialized knowledge and experience in museum collections management, exhibit development, digital technologies, funding, outreach, education, ethics, and political aspects of a museum.
 

Recommendations. Because of the broad and interdisciplinary nature of anthropology, we recommend that majors select additional courses outside the department to enhance their appreciation of and improve their skills in related disciplines. The student’s advisor will make specific course recommendations in keeping with individual needs and interests.

Program Assessment. In order to assist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of its program, majors will, as they complete an ACE 10 course in their junior or senior year:

  1. Participate in a focus group discussion of programmatic strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Complete an exit survey, submitted anonymously.

Results of participation in these assessment activities will in no way affect a student’s GPA or graduation.
 

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), including any of the majors or minors offered through the college, are the same as the University of Nebraska–Lincoln General Admission Requirements. In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER Advising

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is the undergraduate hub for CAS students in all majors. Centrally located and easily accessed, students encounter friendly, knowledgeable people who are eager to help. Students visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • Choose or change their major, minor, or degree program.
  • Check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative, Sr. Director of Advising and Student Success.

While the assigned academic advisor should be the student's primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, the CAS Career Coaches are located here. They help students explore majors and minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation. Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Assigned Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are critical resources dedicated to students' academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide the best overall support and discipline-specific expertise.

Assigned advisors are listed in MyRED and their offices may be located in or near the department of the major for which they advise or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

Career Coaching

The College believes that Academics + Experience = Opportunities and encourages students to complement their academic preparation with real-world experience, including internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Arts and sciences students have access to a powerful network of faculty, staff, and advisors dedicated to providing information and support for their goals of meaningful employment or advanced education. Arts and sciences graduates have unlimited career possibilities and carry with them important career competencies—communication, critical thinking, creativity, context, and collaboration. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively contribute professionally in the real world, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological, and interdisciplinary world.

Students should contact the career coaches in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather, or their assigned advisor, for more information. The CAS career coaches help students explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

ACE Requirements

 Students must complete one course for each of the ACE Student Learning Outcomes below. Certified course choices are published in the degree audit, or visit the ACE website for the most current list of certified courses.

ACE Student Learning Outcomes
ACE 1: Write texts, in various forms, with an identified purpose, that respond to specific audience needs, integrate research or existing knowledge, and use applicable documentation and appropriate conventions of format and structure.
ACE 2: Demonstrate competence in communication skills.
ACE 3: Use mathematical, computational, statistical, logical, or other formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, justify conclusions, and determine reasonableness.
ACE 4: Use scientific methods and knowledge to pose questions, frame hypotheses, interpret data, and evaluate whether conclusions about the natural and physical world are reasonable.
ACE 5: Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation, and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and issues.
ACE 6: Use knowledge, theories, and research perspectives such as statistical methods or observational accounts appropriate to the social sciences to understand and evaluate social systems or human behaviors.
ACE 7: Use knowledge, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to understand their context and significance.
ACE 8: Use knowledge, theories, and analysis to explain ethical principles and their importance in society.
ACE 9: Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.
ACE 10: Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements – BA and BS

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are common to both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and are designed to ensure a range of courses. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements, and no course can be used to fulfill both an ACE outcome and a College Distribution Requirement.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement, with the exception of CDR Diversity. Courses used to meet CDR Diversity may also meet CDR Writing, CDR Humanities, or CDR Social Science.
  • Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  • Courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR: Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, and physics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR: Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR: Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR: Human Diversity in U.S. Communities0-3
Select from a set of approved courses as listed in the degree audit.
CDR: Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13-32

Language Requirement

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR: Language) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Scientific Base - BS Only

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical, and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 100 or BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology (excluding MBIO 101), and physics.

See your Degree Audit or your assigned academic advisor for a complete list, including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with the approval of the College of Arts and Sciences. See your assigned academic advisor to start the approval process.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No University of Nebraska–Lincoln C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by the College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most arts and sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major coursework, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level, in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Catalog to Use

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of anthropology will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of variation in primate, hominin, and human biology and behavior over time and across space.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for the similarities and differences that characterize humans and human societies in the world, over time and across space.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how and why a change in human form and society occurs over time, as manifested around the world.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between methods and their theoretical and practical applications.
  5. Understand ethical aspects of anthropological research and results.

Major Requirements

Thirty-six (36) hours of anthropology courses as described below.

Core Requirements

Required Courses
ANTH 111 / GEOG 111 / GLST 111Academic Success and Decision Making in a Globalized World1
ANTH 212 / ETHN 212Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 232Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 242
ANTH 242L
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
4
ANTH 311 / GEOG 311 / GLST 311Seminar in Launching Academic and Professional Careers1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Research Methods
Select one of the following: 1 23
Fieldwork
GIS in Archaeology
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
Field Methods in Ethnography
Data Analytics in Anthropology
Analysis of Archaeological Materials
Advanced Fieldwork
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Anthropology ACE 10 Capstone
Select one ACE 10 approved ANTH course 33
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Option Courses
Select one option from Standard, Forensics, or Museum Studies. For specific requirements see below.18
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Total Credit Hours36

Standard Option

Select one course from each of Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology, plus 9 additional hours of ANTH courses.
Archaeology3
Archaeology of the American Southwest
Digital Heritage Tools
Historical Archaeology: Current Topics
History and Theory of Archaeology
North American Archaeology
Introduction to Great Plains Archaeology
Heritage Resource Protection and Management
The Ancient Maya
Archaeologies of Europe
Experimental Archaeology
Data Analytics in Anthropology
Biological Anthropology3
Primate Behavior and Ecology
Human Osteology
Human Origins
Medical Anthropology
Human Variation
Nutritional Anthropology
Heritage Resource Protection and Management
Dental Anthropology
Human Growth and Development
Forensic Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Data Analytics in Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology3
Exploring Cross Cultural Diversities
Anthropology of War
Gender: An Anthropological Perspective
Family, Marriage, and Kinship
Digital Anthropologies
Ethnology and Museums
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Belief Systems: Animism to Zombies
Ecological Anthropology
Development in Theory and Practice
Human Rights, Environment, and Development
Hunters-Gatherers
Contemporary Issues in Anthropology
Additional Anthropology Courses 1
Select 9 hours of ANTH courses with at least 3 hours at the 300 or 400 level.9
Total Credit Hours18

Forensics Option

Select six courses from the following:18
Human Osteology
Internship (by permission) 4
Dental Anthropology
Forensic Archaeology: Clandenstine Burials, Mass Graves, and Human Rights
Forensic Taphonomy: an Anthropological Approach
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - Archaeofauna
Special Topics in Anthropology (by permission) 5
Total Credit Hours18

Museum Studies Option

Select six courses from the following:18
Archaeological Collections and Collections Management
Digital Heritage Tools
Internship (by permission) 4
Visual Anthropology
Digital Anthropologies
Ethnology and Museums
Heritage Resource Protection and Management
Analysis of Archaeological Materials
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - Ceramics
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - Lithics
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - Archaeofauna
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - Historic Material Culture
Special Topics in Anthropology (by permission) 5
Total Credit Hours18

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be applicable to the major or minor.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Eighteen (18) hours of anthropology as follows.
 

ANTH 110Introduction to Anthropology3
Select at least one of the 200-level ANTH core courses:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Select additional ANTH courses with at least one 300 or 400 level. 112
Total Credit Hours18

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be applicable to the major or minor.

ANTH110
Introduction to Anthropology

Description: Introduction to the study of society and culture, integrating the four major subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology.

This course is a prerequisite for: ANTH 341; ANTH 385

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH111
Academic Success and Decision Making in a Globalized WorldCrosslisted with GLST 111, GEOG 111

Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Course focused on student success, academic planning, and career development for all majors in Anthropology, Geography and Global Studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: GLST 311, ANTH 311, GEOG 311

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ANTH130
Anthropology of the Great Plains

Description: An introductory survey of the peoples and cultures who have lived in the Great Plains. It assumes no detailed knowledge of anthropological concepts and methods. North American and Euroamerican Plains life-styles from the prehistoric past, early historic, and modern periods. Emphasis on the ways different people used and adapted to the Plains. Common themes and artifacts of Plains people given special treatment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH142
Basics of Biological Anthropology

Description: Interpret, analyze, infer processes of human and non-human primate biological change from genetics to morphology through time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH170
Introduction to Great Plains StudiesCrosslisted with GEOG 170, GPSP 170, NRES 170, SOCI 170

Description: Interdisciplinary study of the natural environment, social environment, human heritage, arts and humanities of the Great Plains.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ANTH192
Special Topics in Anthropology

Description: Introduction to a wide range of topics in Anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH212
Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyCrosslisted with ETHN 212

Description: Introduction to ethnology and its subfields. Standard topics, problems, and theories considered in ethnology, social anthropology, culture and personality, and applied anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH213
Education and MigrationCrosslisted with TEAC 213

A required, introductory, pre-professional course for teaching endorsement in English as a Second Language.

Description: Introduction to research in education about migratory, displaced, immigrant, and refugee populations in the United States and elsewhere in the world; Examination of the intersection of migration, education, family, youth cultures, language use, pedagogy, literacies, policy, and transnationalism as key concepts for the 'glocal' activities in which human beings participate in everyday life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3-4

ACE:

ANTH214
Food and CultureCrosslisted with GLST 214, MODL 214

Description: Fosters understanding of the relationship between food and culture. Uses food as a lens to explore general topic areas such as identity, gender, language, family, nutrition, and health.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ANTH215
Anthropology of Death

Description: Past and present survey of human beliefs and practices related to death.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH232
Introduction to Archaeology

Description: Introduction to what archaeologists do and what they have learned about humans in the past. Emphasis on methods archaeologists use to study the past and traces the record of human developments up to the rise of cities.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 314, CLAS 314; AHIS 316, CLAS 316; ANTH 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

ANTH237
Ancient MesoamericaCrosslisted with ETHN 237, LAMS 237

Description: Ancient civilizations of Mexico and Central America including the Ancient Maya, Aztecs, and Toltecs. Anthropological theories and methods dealing with archaeological data about urbanism, architecture, art, human-environment interaction, etc. in ancient Mesoamerica.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH242
Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Prerequisites: Must also enroll in ANTH 242L

Description: Biological anthropology is the study of human and non human primate biological evolution and biocultural variation. This includes genetics, mechanisms of change, growth and development, primate ecology, and the fossil record.

This course is a prerequisite for: ANTH 341; ANTH 385

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

ANTH242L
Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory

Prerequisites: Must also enroll in ANTH 242

Description: Laboratory exercises and analyses that complement material covered in ANTH 242.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ANTH243
Bodies of Evidence: Basics in Forensic Anthropology

Description: Basic principles of forensic anthropology, including osteology, development of a biological profile, decomposition, trauma and forensic archaeology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH252
World Archaeology, Global HeritageCrosslisted with CLAS 252

Description: Introduction to complex societies around the world and the role of archaeological heritage in contemporary debates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH260
Pandemics from Past to Present

Description: Explores the emergence and persistence of ancient and newly emergent infectious diseases by focusing on the intersection of cultural, historical, ecological, and political factors related to the transmission and experience of infectious disease.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ANTH261
Conflict and Conflict ResolutionCrosslisted with POLS 261, SOCI 261

Description: Introduction to the study of the biological, economic, political-historical, and cultural bases of war and group conflict.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH265
Global Health

Description: Explores some of the historical, biological, economic, medical, and social issues surrounding globalization and health consequences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ANTH278
Introduction to Digital HumanitiesCrosslisted with ENGL 278, CLAS 278, HIST 278, MODL 278

Requires contributing to an ongoing web-based project.

Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to the concepts, tools, and techniques of digital humanities. Electronic research, text encoding, text processing, and collaborative research.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 375; ENGL 378, HIST 378; ENGL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

ANTH292
Special Topics in Anthropology

Description: Examination of current topic from an anthropological perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH297
Fieldwork

Prerequisites: Permission.

Only 3 credit hours will count towards the Anthropology major.

Description: By participation in research projects students learn basic field techniques and the relationship between research design and execution.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH298
Undergraduate Research

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Research experience with or under direction of a faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH304
Archaeological Collections and Collections Management

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Overview of theory, method, and practice related to archaeological collections management and other post-fieldwork activities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ANTH311
Seminar in Launching Academic and Professional CareersCrosslisted with GLST 311, GEOG 311

Prerequisites: ANTH/GEOG/GLST 111

Pass/No Pass (PNP)

Description: Online seminar focused on academic and career development for Anthropology, Geography and Global Studies majors.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ANTH337
Archaeology of the American Southwest

Description: Advanced survey of past and present indigenous cultures of the American Southwest.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH341
Primate Behavior and Ecology

Prerequisites: ANTH 110 or ANTH 242

Description: Physical and behavioral diversity of primates through the evolutionary framework.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Biological Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH344
Human OsteologyCrosslisted with ANTH 844

Description: Study of human osteology including histology, pathology, biomechanics and taphonomy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH351
Exploring Cross Cultural DiversitiesCrosslisted with ETHN 351

Description: Introduction to the ethnography of a specific region of the world, outlining the history and current lifeways of various peoples of the of the region. Regional areas of focus could include: Africa, East Asia, the US, Middle East and North Africa, as well as Indigenous peoples of Latin America, Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains, Indigenous peoples of North America.

This course is a prerequisite for: ANTH 451, ANTH 851, ETHN 451

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH352
Indigenous Peoples of the Great PlainsCrosslisted with ETHN 352

Prerequisites: 3 hrs ANTH.

Description: Overview of the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial experiences of indigenous peoples of the Great Plains region in North America.

This course is a prerequisite for: ANTH 451, ANTH 851, ETHN 451

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ANTH353
Anthropology of War

Description: Causes, conduct, and consequences of socially organized aggression and combat; an evolutionary survey of "warfare" as conducted by insects, nonhuman primates, and human societies from simple hunting and gathering bands to modern states; anthropological, sociological, psychological, and evolutionary biological theories of the causes of warfare; the relationship between warfare and demography, disease, ideology, colonialism, technology, economy and child rearing; and the nature of societies with no record of war and the mechanisms utilized by warlike societies to create peace. Warfare in different times, places, and levels of social complexity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH385
Human Origins

Prerequisites: ANTH 110 or ANTH 242 or permission of the instructor

Description: Explores the evolutionary history of humans and our close relatives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH386
Digital Heritage Tools

Description: Introduction to concept of heritage, digital heritage applications, and hands-on experience in creating digital heritage products using desktop and mobile devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ANTH389
GIS in Archaeology

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH392
Special Topics in Anthropology

Description: Advanced exploration of current topics from an anthropological perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH395
InternshipCrosslisted with GLST 395, GEOG 395

Prerequisites: Permission

Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Experiential learning opportunity related to a discipline within the School of Global Integrated Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH396
Independent Study in Anthropology

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent reading or research under direction of a faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ANTH406
Visualizing the Ancient CityCrosslisted with AHIS 406, AHIS 806, ANTH 806, CLAS 406, CLAS 806

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/CLAS 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH410
Gender: An Anthropological PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 810, WMNS 410, WMNS 810

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH411
Visual AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 811

Prerequisites: 9 hours ANTH including ANTH 212; Junior standing

Graded Only

Description: Critically assess and understand basic theories of image usage, meaning making, and style. Covers evolution of photography, ethical usage and consent, ethnographic and documentary films, photo falsification.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH412
Family, Marriage, and KinshipCrosslisted with ANTH 812

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH416
Digital AnthropologiesCrosslisted with ANTH 816

Prerequisites: 12 hours of anthropology or graduate student standing

Description: Survey of digital methods and emergent technologies in Anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH417
History of Anthropological TheoryCrosslisted with ANTH 817

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH418
Ethnology and MuseumsCrosslisted with ANTH 818

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH422
Medical AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 822

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH429A
Food Security: A Global PerspectiveCrosslisted with ANTH 829A, AGRO 429A, AGRO 829A, HORT 429A, HORT 829A, NRES 429A, NRES 829A, NUTR 429A, NUTR 829A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH430
Nutritional AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 830, NUTR 430, NUTR 830

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH431
Historical Archaeology: Current TopicsCrosslisted with ANTH 831

Description: Development of Historical Archaeology and current research in the field.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH432
History and Theory of ArchaeologyCrosslisted with ANTH 832

Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH

Description: Current concepts and theories used in archaeology to interpret the archaeological record.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH433
North American ArchaeologyCrosslisted with ANTH 833

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH434
Introduction to Great Plains ArchaeologyCrosslisted with ANTH 834

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH435
Heritage Resource Protection and ManagementCrosslisted with ANTH 835

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Explores 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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH436
The Ancient MayaCrosslisted with ANTH 836, LAMS 436

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH438
Archaeologies of EuropeCrosslisted with ANTH 838, CLAS 438, CLAS 838

Description: Survey of the material remains of Europe and of the various approaches to the study of the European past.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH442
Human VariationCrosslisted with ANTH 842

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH443
Dental AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 843

Description: Cranio-facial anatomy, development and morphology as well as forensic uses of dentition.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH448
Human Growth and DevelopmentCrosslisted with ANTH 848, BIOS 448, BIOS 848

Prerequisites: ANTH 242 and 242L, or BIOS 101 and 101L.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH451
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North AmericaCrosslisted with ANTH 851, ETHN 451

Prerequisites: ANTH 351 or 352.

Description: Political, economic, and social issues concerning indigenous peoples in North America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH455
Forensic Archaeology: Clandenstine Burials, Mass Graves, and Human RightsCrosslisted with ANTH 855

Graded Only

Description: Introduction to the archaeological methods and theories used to assist in the medico-legal investigation of forensics and criminal behavior as well as international humanitarian forensics and international crimes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH456
Forensic Taphonomy: an Anthropological ApproachCrosslisted with ANTH 856

Prerequisites: ANTH 243

Graded only

Description: Investigating and interpreting forensic casework in terms of large-scale mass disaster sites, including mass graves to surface scatter of human remains because of animal scavenging and geological processes (such as gravity, water, physical/chemical weathering).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Additional Anthropology Course Archaeology Biological Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH461
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social SciencesCrosslisted with ANTH 861, CLAS 461, CLAS 861, GEOG 461, GEOG 861, HIST 461, HIST 861

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

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH462
Forensic AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 862

Prerequisites: ANTH 344/844 or parallel

Description: Human skeletal identification and trauma analysis as a model for understanding the applied field of forensic anthropology. Focuses on the wider scope of human skeletal biology dealing with problems of medico-legal significance, primarily in the determination of personal identity and cause of death from skeletonized human remains, as well as both interpretation and analysis of biological data toward this aim.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH463
Museum Exhibit DesignCrosslisted with ANTH 863

Description: Develop a museum exhibit to professional standards and participate in the process from conception through installation and ribbon-cutting. Study copy writing, object conservation, 3D model-building, graphic design, prototype development, exhibit construction techniques, and formative assessment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH467
Gender and Material CultureCrosslisted with TMFD 477, TMFD 877, WMNS 477, WMNS 877, ANTH 867

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH471
Digital Humanities PracticumCrosslisted with ENGL 472, ENGL 872, HIST 472, HIST 872, ANTH 871, MODL 472, MODL 872

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH472
Belief Systems: Animism to ZombiesCrosslisted with ANTH 872

Description: Explores the diversity of beliefs and rituals surrounding the mysteries of birth, life, death and beyond.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH473
Ecological AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 873, NRES 873

Description: Human adaptive systems and their ecological contexts. The dynamic inter-relationships between subsistence, technology, social behavior, human demography, and ecological variability.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH474
Development in Theory and PracticeCrosslisted with ANTH 874, GLST 474, HRHA 474

Prerequisites: Sophomore status

Description: Efforts by academic scholarship and experts in the field to influence the process of development and socioeconomic change in the modern world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH475
Experimental ArchaeologyCrosslisted with ANTH 875

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Explores the scientific manner in which archaeologists use controlled experiments to better understand life in the past.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH476
Human Rights, Environment, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with ANTH 876, ENVR 476, GLST 476, HRHA 476

Prerequisites: Sophomore status

Description: Various perspectives on the intersection of human rights, development, and the environment in a global perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH477
Hunters-GatherersCrosslisted with ANTH 877

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH478

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH479
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with ECON 466, POLS 466, POLS 866, AECN 467, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 448, GEOG 848, HIST 479, HIST 879, SOCI 466, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH481
Landscape ArchaeologyCrosslisted with ANTH 881

Description: Survey of theory, method, and practice in describing and interpreting archaeological landscapes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH482
Field Methods in EthnographyCrosslisted with ANTH 882

Prerequisites: ANTH 212

Description: Introduction to practical and theoretical issues involved in designing and undertaking qualitative field research.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH484
Data Analytics in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 884

Prerequisites: 6 hrs ANTH

Description: Collection, management, visualization, and analysis of quantitative anthropological data. Exploratory and confirmatory data analysis. Data analytics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 3 Math/Stat/Reasoning

ANTH485
Anthropology CapstoneCrosslisted with ANTH 885

Prerequisites: ANTH major or minor; junior or senior standing.

Description: A semester project that integrates and applies theories, concepts, and processes learned throughout the anthropology major.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487
Analysis of Archaeological MaterialsCrosslisted with ANTH 887

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

May be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487A
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - CeramicsCrosslisted with ANTH 887A

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

May be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487B
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - LithicsCrosslisted with ANTH 887B

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

May be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487D
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - ArchaeofaunaCrosslisted with ANTH 887D

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

May be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487E
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - Historic Material CultureCrosslisted with ANTH 887E

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

May be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH488
Contemporary Issues in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 888

Prerequisites: 9 hrs of anthropology beyond ANTH 110.

Description: Recent issues and topics in the field of anthropology, including the subfields of cultural, biological, and archaeological anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH491A
Special TopicsCrosslisted with JOMC 491, JOMC 891, ANTH 891A

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ANTH492
Special Topics in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 892

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH493
Seminar in Anthropology

Prerequisites: ANTH major or minor; junior or senior standing.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ANTH496
Independent Study in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 896

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent reading or research under direction by a faculty.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ANTH497
Advanced FieldworkCrosslisted with ANTH 897

Prerequisites: Permission.

Only 3 hours may count toward the major.

Description: Further practical experience in field research.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH498
ResearchCrosslisted with ANTH 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent research under direction of a faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH499
Undergraduate Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent research leading to a thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ANTH499H
Honors Undergraduate Thesis

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent research leading to a thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


Anthropology - Standard (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
ANTH 111 Core Course
complete ANTH 111
1hr
C

ANTH 212 Core CourseCritical
complete ANTH 212
3hr
C
ANTH 212 is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ANTH 212 will fulfill your CDR Social Science requirement.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 3
ANTH 232 Core CourseCritical
complete ANTH 232
3hr
C
ANTH 232 is ideally completed in the third term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ANTH 232 will fulfill the ACE 4 requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 4
ANTH 242/242L Core Course
4hr
C
ANTH 242 and 242L will also fulfill the CDR Sci/Math and CDR Lab requirements.

Anthropology Courses
complete Any Anthropology Course*
3hr
C

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Research

Anthropology Courses
complete Any Anthropology Course*
3hr
C

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
ANTH 311 Core Course
complete ANTH 311
1hr
C

Biological Anthropology

Anthropology 300/400 Lvl
complete either Any Anthropology Course at the 300 Level* or Any Anthropology Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
5hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Archaeology

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

CDR: Humanities
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Humanities discipline: ARAB, CLAS, CZEC, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, HIST, JAPN, LATN, PHIL, RELG, RUSS, SPAN.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
ANTH ACE 10 Capstone
complete 1 from ANTH 433, ANTH 442, ANTH 451, ANTH 488
3hr
C

Cultural Anthropology

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.


Anthropology - Forensics (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
ANTH 111 Core Course
complete ANTH 111
1hr
C

ANTH 212 Core CourseCritical
complete ANTH 212
3hr
C
ANTH 212 is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ANTH 212 will fulfill your CDR Social Science requirement.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 3
ANTH 232 Core CourseCritical
complete ANTH 232
3hr
C
ANTH 232 is ideally completed in the third term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ANTH 232 will fulfill the ACE 4 requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 4
ANTH 242/242L Core Course
4hr
C
ANTH 242 and 242L will also fulfill the CDR Sci/Math and and CDR Lab requirements.

Forensics

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Research

Forensics

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
ANTH 311 Core Course
complete ANTH 311
1hr
C

Forensics

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
5hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Forensics

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

CDR: Humanities
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Humanities discipline: ARAB, CLAS, CZEC, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, HIST, JAPN, LATN, PHIL, RELG, RUSS, SPAN.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
ANTH ACE 10 Capstone
complete 1 from ANTH 433, ANTH 442, ANTH 451, ANTH 488
3hr
C
The Anthropology Capstone will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

Forensics

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.


Anthropology - Museum Studies (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
ANTH 111 Core Course
complete ANTH 111
1hr
C

ANTH 212 Core CourseCritical
complete ANTH 212
3hr
C
ANTH 212 is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ANTH 212 will fulfill your CDR Social Science requirement.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 3
ANTH 232 Core CourseCritical
complete ANTH 232
3hr
C
ANTH 232 is ideally completed in the third term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ANTH 232 will fulfill the ACE 4 requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 4
ANTH 242/242L Core Course
4hr
C
ANTH 242 and 242L will also fulfill the CDR Sci/Math and CDR Lab requirements.

Museum Studies

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Research

Museum Studies

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
ANTH 311 Core Course
complete ANTH 311
1hr
C

Museum Studies

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
5hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Museum Studies

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

CDR: Humanities
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Humanities discipline: ARAB, CLAS, CZEC, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, HIST, JAPN, LATN, PHIL, RELG, RUSS, SPAN.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
ANTH ACE 10 Capstone
3hr
C

Museum Studies

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.


Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Evaluate human behavior and explain social phenomena
  • Examine and address social problems, and implement creative solutions
  • Perform analysis of social and cultural issues
  • Use various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Collaborate with a team to develop solutions
  • Confidently navigate complex, ambiguous projects and environments
  • Defend and discuss complex issues from multiple angles
  • Examine problems from multiple perspectives

Internships

  • Intern - Linguistics, Smithsonian - Washington D.C. DC
  • Intern, Nebraska Appleseed - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, University of Nebraska State Museum - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Mojave Desert Museum - Barstow CA
  • Federal Funding Intern, Indian Center, Inc. - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Nebraska National Forest - NE
  • Intern, Sandhills Publishing - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center - Lincoln NE
  • Professional Development and Training Intern, Duncan Aviation - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Waddell and Reed - Lincoln NE

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Master's Degree, Museum Studies, University of Leicester - Leicester LCE
  • Master's Degree, International Development, Universite Joseph Fourier - Grenoble, France
  • Master's Degree, Education, University of Northern Colorado - Greeley CO
  • Physician's Assistant, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE
  • Master's Degree, Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Ph. D., Rural Sociology, University of Missouri - Columbia MO
  • Master's Degree, Community and Regional Planning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Information Management, University of Maryland, College Park - College Park MD
  • Master's Degree, Medical Anthropology, Creighton University - Omaha NE
  • Master's Degree, Anthropology, University of Arizona - Tucson AZ