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. 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.
 

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. See also online Career Paths.

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 Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language. 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 UNL, and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

Transfer Students

To be considered for admission as a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, students must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who graduated from high school January 1997 and after must also meet the UNL General Admission Requirements. Those transfer students who graduated before January 1997 must have completed in high school, 3 years of English, 2 years of the same foreign language, 2 years of algebra, and 1 year of geometry. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must also submit either their ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, hours earned at a similarly accredited college or university are applicable to the UNL degree.  The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer, and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them, based upon its exclusion and restriction policies. Sixty is the maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college or international institution. Transfer credit in the major or minor must be approved by the departmental advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major or minor. At least half of the hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College of Arts and Sciences will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools. The C- and D grades cannot be applied toward requirements for a major or minor. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL. All D grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK, but they are not applicable to a major or minor.

Readmitted Students

UNL students who choose not to take courses for more than 2 consecutive terms, must reapply to UNL.  Students readmitted to the College of Arts and Sciences will follow the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year of readmission and re-enrollment as a degree-seeking student in Arts and Sciences. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL 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.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students must remove entrance deficiencies in geometry and foreign language as soon as possible, and before graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences.  For questions and more information, students should consult a college advisor in the Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall.

Removing Foreign Language Deficiencies

Students must complete the second semester of a first year language sequence to clear the deficiency and the second semester of the second year language sequence to complete the college graduation requirement in language.

Removing Geometry Deficiencies

A deficiency of one year of geometry can be removed by taking high school geometry courses through an approved independent study program, or by completing a geometry course from an accredited community college or a four-year institution. Neither of these options will count for college credit.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 hours + Language)

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to further the purposes of liberal education by encouraging study in several different areas within the College. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements. A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one of the following five distribution requirements. A student cannot use a single course to satisfy both an ACE outcome and a College distribution requirement. A student cannot use a course from their primary major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement. Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements. To see a complete list of excluded courses, run a degree audit through MyRED.

Courses from interdisciplinary programs will count in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department(s).
 

College Distribution Requirements
CDR A - Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR B and BL - Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics and statistics. 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 C - Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR D - Social Science3
Select from: anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR E - 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, modern languages and literatures, or anthropology. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Omaha, 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.
CDR F - Additional Breadth3
Select from: natural, physical and mathematical sciences (Area B), humanities (Area C), or social sciences (Area D). Cannot be a course from the primary major.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16-32
1

See degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for approved geography and anthropology courses that apply as natural science.

2

Language courses numbered 210 or below apply only for the foreign language requirement.

3

See degree audit or College of Arts and Sciences advisor for list of natural/physical science courses in anthropology, geography, and psychology that do not apply as social science.

Scientific Base

Bachelor of Science Only (60 hours)

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 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology, physics and statistics.

See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences 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 approval of a college advisor.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Languages Exemption Policy

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences will exempt or waive students from the UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or from the College’s language distribution requirement based on documentation only. The following are the options and procedures for documentation:

High School Transcripts

For the University entrance requirement, students must show an official high school transcript with two or more years of the same foreign language.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, students must show an official high school transcript with four or more years of the same foreign language in high school, or show evidence of graduation from a non-English-speaking foreign high school. Students whose native language is not English must show English as a Second Language study on an official high school transcript. Four years of ESL at the high school level (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades) will be the basis for a waiver of the CDR E Language requirement.

Proficiency Examination at UNL

For the University entrance requirement, students who do not have transcript documentation can request to take a proficiency exam in the language. (This is not the same test as the Modern Languages Placement Exam.) However, UNL will provide testing only in the languages it teaches. Currently, these languages are: Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Japanese, Chinese.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test at the 202 level. If the student passes the test, the department will sign the College Request for Waiver form and indicate the level of proficiency. The form is then forwarded to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center for approval.

The Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test and provide written documentation to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center the level of proficiency passed.

Distance Education

For the University entrance requirement, students without transcript documentation who claim proficiency in a language not taught at UNL, have the option of seeking out a distance education program in languages. If the student completes the equivalent of 102 from an approved distance education program, the student will meet the UNL entrance requirement. The student must have the course work approved before he/she takes/completes the course as equivalent to 102 by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the student can seek out a distance education program and complete the equivalent of the 202-level course. The student must submit the request on the College Request for Substitution form and have the course work approved by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

Third Language Option

If a student demonstrates knowledge of two foreign languages at the 102 level, the College of Arts and Sciences may consider waiving two semesters of the four semester College Distribution Requirement E-Languages requirement. If this waiver were granted, the student would then be required to complete 101 and 102 in another, 3rd foreign language at UNL.

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 total 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 schools except for UNO and UNK. No transfer C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege state:

  • The Pass/No Pass option is designed for your use by seeking to expand your intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where you may have had minimal preparation.
  • Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to your GPA.
  • P is interpreted to mean C or above.
  • A change to or from a Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (see academic calendar for specific dates per term).
  • The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing the grading option.
  • Changing to or from Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After mid-term of the course, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing Pass/No Pass.
  • The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/No Pass privileges in the College of Arts and Sciences are extended to students according to 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 UNL 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 above 299

Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299. Of the 30 hours above 299, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Graduate Courses

Seniors in the University who have obtained in advance the approval of the dean for Graduate Studies may receive up to 12 hours credit for graduate courses taken in addition to the courses necessary to complete their undergraduate work, provided that such credits are earned within the calendar year prior to receipt of the baccalaureate. For procedures, inquire at the Office of Graduate Studies.

Course work taken prior to receipt of the baccalaureate may not always be accepted for transfer to other institutions as graduate work.

Residency

Residency Requirement and Open Enrollment and Summer Independent Study Courses

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major course work including 6 hours above 299 in their major, and 15 of the 30 hours required above 299 in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

ACE Requirements

Consistent with the mission and values of the University, ACE is based on a shared set of four institutional objectives and ten student learning outcomes. The ACE program was approved by faculty in all eight undergraduate colleges and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the student government, and the Academic Planning Committee in January 2008 for implementation in the fall 2009. ACE aligns with current national initiatives in general education.

Key characteristics of ACE demonstrate the benefits of the program to students:
 

  • Students receive a broad education with exposure to multiple disciplines, critical life skills and important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
  • ACE is simple and transparent for students, faculty and advisors. Students complete the equivalent of 3 credit hours for each of the ten student learning outcomes.
  • Students connect and integrate their ACE experiences with their selected major.
  • Students can transfer all ACE certified courses across colleges within the institution to meet the ACE requirement and any course from outside the institution that is directly equivalent to a UNL ACE-certified course. Courses from outside institutions without direct equivalents may be considered with appropriate documentation for ACE credit (see academic advisor).

ACE allows faculty to assess and improve their effectiveness and facilitate students’ learning.

ACE Institutional Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

To meet the ACE Program requirement, a student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for each of the ten ACE Student Learning Outcomes (a total of 30 ACE credit hours). See the ACE website at: http://ace.unl.edu for the most current information and the most recently certified courses.

Catalog Rule

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 UNL. 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 UNL 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

Majors in 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 change in human form and society occurs over time, as manifest 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-one (31) hours of anthropology as described below. At least 12 hours must be in courses at the 300 or 400 level.

Core Requirements

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
Total Credit Hours10

Specific Major Requirements

Advanced Anthropology Courses
Select one course from each of the following areas:9
Archaeology
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
The Ancient Maya
Archaeologies of Europe
Biological Anthropology
Human Osteology
Primate Behavior and Ecology
Human Origins
Medical Anthropology
Human Variation
Nutritional Anthropology
Dental Anthropology
Human Growth and Development
Cultural Anthropology
Indigenous Peoples of North America
Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains
Anthropology of War
Peoples and Cultures of Africa
Peoples and Cultures of East Asia
Gender: An Anthropological Perspective
Family, Marriage, and Kinship
Digital Anthropologies 1
History of Anthropological Theory 1
Ethnology and Museums
Art and Anthropology of Native North Americans
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Belief Systems: Animism to Zombies
Ecological Anthropology
Applied and Development Anthropology 1
Hunters-Gatherers
Contentious Issues in Anthropology 1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Research Methods
Select one of the following: 23
Fieldwork
GIS in Archaeology
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
Field Methods in Ethnography
Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
Analysis of Archaeological Materials
Advanced Field Work
Advanced Laboratory Work
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Additional Anthropology Courses
Choose additional anthroplogy courses at any level.9
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9
Total Credit Hours21
1

Integrative course work is recommended. Courses above with 1 integrate knowledge from each of the subdisciplines of anthropology.

2

Fieldwork is recommended. Only 6 credits total of ANTH 290 and ANTH 490 may count toward the major. Only 3 credits of ANTH 291 or ANTH 491 may count toward the major. 

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.

Course Level Requirement

At least 12 hours in courses numbered in the 300 and 400 series. May be satisfied by courses from the Advanced Anthropology course list or the Research Methods course list.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Eighteen (18) hours of anthropology including:
 

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
1

Up to 6 hours of field study, excluding ANTH 130. The following courses may apply: ANTH 290, ANTH 291, ANTH 490, ANTH 491.

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 374; ANTH 385

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Additional Anthropology Course
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Additional Anthropology Course
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
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Additional Anthropology Course
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ANTH206
Art of Ancient Egypt & MesopotamiaCrosslisted with AHIS 206, CLAS 206

Description: A survey of the history of civilization and arts in the Fertile Crescent including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Levant and Syria from the tenth millennium BC to the first millennium BC, with particular attention paid to the Bronze Age.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Introductory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Additional Anthropology Course
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 332

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Introductory
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
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ANTH242
Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both ANTH 242 (lecture) and ANTH 242L (lab)

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 374; ANTH 385

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Introductory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

ANTH242L
Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory

Prerequisites: Must enroll in both ANTH 242 (lecture) and ANTH 242L (lab)

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
Course Format:LAB
Groups:Introductory

Credit Hours:1

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH290
Fieldwork

Prerequisites: Permission

Only 3 credit hours of ANTH 290 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
Course Format:FLD
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH291
Laboratory Work in Archaeology

Prerequisites: Permission

Only 3 hours of ANTH 291 is allowed towards the ANTH major.

Description: Practical experience in the preparation and manipulation of archaeological materials. Experience gained through participation in faculty-guided laboratory projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LAB
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH332
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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH350
Peoples and Cultures of Native Latin AmericaCrosslisted with ETHN 350

Prerequisites: 6 hrs social science.

Description: Introduction to the ethnography of native Latin America outlining the history and lifeways of indigenous peoples of the region. Indigenous culture, and change and resistance to European colonialism from the pre-Columbian through modern periods. Contemporary indigenous political organizing around issue of human and culture rights, the effects of globalization, and the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH351
Indigenous Peoples of North AmericaCrosslisted with ETHN 351

Prerequisites: 3 hrs ANTH.

Description: Overview of the pre-contact, contact and post-contact experiences of indigenous peoples of North America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH362
Peoples and Cultures of AfricaCrosslisted with ETHN 362

Prerequisites: 3 hrs ANTH.

Description: Introduction to the ethnological complexity and cultural diversity of the native ways of life based on the ethnographies of several differing peoples in relation to the areal cultural patterns in contrasting geographical regions. Relations to other portions of the world in culture history and colonial relations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH366
Peoples and Cultures of East Asia

Prerequisites: 6 hrs of social sciences.

Description: Survey of the historic and recent cultural diversity of the East Asian cultural sphere. The historical development of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures through recent modernization is reviewed and other neighboring and minority cultures are described. Recognizing the central role of Chinese civilization, a main emphasis is upon the interaction between it and surrounding cultures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH374
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
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH396
Advanced Readings

Prerequisites: 6 hrs of social science.

Description: Tutorial course in areas of special interest.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program and permission.

Open to candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-6

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 209/210, 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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH419
Art and Anthropology of Native North AmericansCrosslisted with ANTH 819

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biological Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biological Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology
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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH435
Introduction to Heritage Management ArchaeologyCrosslisted with ANTH 835

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biological Anthropology
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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Biological Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH454
Ethnographic Field SchoolCrosslisted with ANTH 854

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:1-6

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Techniques

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH474
Applied and Development AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 874

Prerequisites: ANTH 212.

Description: Efforts by anthropologists and other trained specialists 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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ANTH475
Artisan Technologies Past and PresentCrosslisted with ANTH 875

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH476
Human Rights, Environment, and DevelopmentCrosslisted with ANTH 876

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH478

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission

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:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH479
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with ECON 466, AECN 467, GEOG 448, HIST 479, POLS 466, SOCI 466, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 879, POLS 866, 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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar Integrative Courses, Research Human-Economic Geography Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Variable group based on topic

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
Course Format:LAB

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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH484
Quantitative Methods in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 884

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH485
Pro-seminar in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 885

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ANTH487
Analysis of Archaeological MaterialsCrosslisted with ANTH 887

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

ANTH 487/887 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
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487A
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - CeramicsCrosslisted with ANTH 887A

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites. ANTH 487/887 may be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487B
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - LithicsCrosslisted with ANTH 887B

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites. ANTH 487/887 may be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH487D
Analysis of Archaeological Materials - ArchaeofaunaCrosslisted with ANTH 887D

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites. ANTH 487/887 may be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: ANTH 232

Description: Survey of vocabulary, techniques, and ideas needed to research major materials found in archaeological sites. ANTH 487/887 may be repeated. Topics vary by semester.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ANTH488
Contentious Issues in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 888

Prerequisites: 9 hrs of anthropology beyond ANTH 110.

Description: Recent controversial issues through the integration of biological, cultural, and archaeological branches of anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ANTH490
Advanced Field WorkCrosslisted with ANTH 890

Prerequisites: ANTH 290 or equivalent.

Description: Further practical experience in field research.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:FLD
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH491
Advanced Laboratory WorkCrosslisted with ANTH 891

Prerequisites: Permission

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LAB
Groups:Laboratory and Field Training

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH495
Internship in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 895

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

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.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH496
Special Readings in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 896
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH498
Advanced Current Topics in AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Seminar on current issues and problems in anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ANTH499
Senior Research Thesis

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND
Groups:Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:1-6

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.


 

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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 E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
14 HR TERM 2
Anthropology CoreCritical
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 D requirement.

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

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 3
Anthropology CoreCritical
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 E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E 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
Research MethodsCritical
The Research and Methods course is ideally completed in the fourth term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

Anthropology Courses
complete Any Anthropology Course
3hr
C

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

Electives
complete Any Course
7hr
Choose elective courses or courses that meets a minor, 2nd major, sci-base, or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 5
Anthropology Core
4hr
C
ANTH 242 and 242L will also fulfill the CDR B and CDR BL requirements.

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
Archaeology

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
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 7
Biological Anthropology
This course will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

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

CDR F: Additional Breadth
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved additional courses from CDR B, CDR C, or CDR D that is outside of the discipline of your primary major.

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
Cultural Anthropology

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

CDR C: Humanities
complete 1 from Any Arabic Course at the 300 Level, Any Classics Course, Any Czech Course at the 300 Level, Any Czech Course at the 400 Level, Any English Course, FREN 282, Any French Course at the 300 Level, Any French Course at the 400 Level, GERM 282, Any German Course at the 300 Level, Any German Course at the 400 Level, Any Greek Course at the 300 Level, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level, Any Hebrew Course at the 300 Level, Any History Course, Any Japanese Course at the 300 Level, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level, Any Philosophy Course, Any Religious Studies Course at any Level, Any Russian Course at the 300 Level, Any Russian Course at the 400 Level, SPAN 264, SPAN 265, Any Spanish Course at the 300 Level, Any Spanish Course at the 400 Level
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.
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.

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

  • Understand human interactions and behaviors in multiple environments
  • Use various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Listen actively and facilitate individual and group communication
  • Present information and research to large and small groups
  • Examine and address social problems, and implement creative solutions

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Primary Education Teacher Trainer, Peace Corps -
  • Geologist, Fulbright - La Plata BA
  • Healthy Lifestyle Educator, Clyde Malone Community Center - Lincoln NE
  • Editor/Analyst, The Motley Fool - Alexandria VA
  • VISTA Leader Position, AmeriCorps - Beckley WV

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

Grad Schools

  • Museum Studies, University of Leicester - Leicester LCE
  • International Development, Universite Joseph Fourier - Grenoble, France ZZ
  • Masters of Ed, University of Northern Colorado - Greeley CO
  • Masters of Physician Assistant, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE
  • Masters of Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE