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.
Description: Interpret, analyze, infer processes of human and non-human primate biological change from genetics to morphology through time.
Description: Interdisciplinary study of the natural environment, social environment, human heritage, arts and humanities of the Great Plains.
Prerequisites: Good standing in University Honors Program or by invitation.
Description: Topics vary.
Description: Introduction to a wide range of topics in Anthropology.
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.
Description: Introduction to ethnology and its subfields. Standard topics, problems, and theories considered in ethnology, social anthropology, culture and personality, and applied anthropology.
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.
Description: Past and present survey of human beliefs and practices related to death.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Basic principles of forensic anthropology, including osteology, development of a biological profile, decomposition, trauma and forensic archaeology.
Description: Introduction to complex societies around the world and the role of archaeological heritage in contemporary debates.
Description: Introduction to the study of the biological, economic, political-historical, and cultural bases of war and group conflict.
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.
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.
Only 3 hours 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.
Description: Examination of current topic from an anthropological perspective.
Description: Overview of theory, method, and practice related to archaeological collections management and other post-fieldwork activities.
Description: Advanced survey of past and present indigenous cultures of the American Southwest.
Description: Study of human osteology including histology, pathology, biomechanics and taphonomy.
Prerequisites: 6 hours of ANTH.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: 6 hrs of ANTH.
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.
Description: Introduction to concept of heritage, digital heritage applications, and hands-on experience in creating digital heritage products using desktop and mobile devices.
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.
Description: Advanced exploration of current topics from an anthropological perspective.
Description: Tutorial course in areas of special interest.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Cross-cultural variation in family, marriage, and kinship and theories that account for variation in these fundamental areas of social life.
Prerequisites: 12 hours of anthropology or graduate student standing
Description: Survey of digital methods and emergent technologies in Anthropology.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH.
Description: Origins and developments of anthropological theory, method, and thought. Historical growth of the discipline and schools of thought from The Enlightenment through The Contemporary Period.
Prerequisites: 6 hours of anthropology including ANTH 212
Description: Explores historical and contemporary aspects of the missions, ethical and political issues concerning exhibits and collections held by museums.
Description: Explores the art of indigenous peoples in the United States. A spectrum of styles, contexts and symbolic meaning will be studied in addition to social aspects of taste, and issues concerning cultural appropriation and the repatriation of religious iconography.
Description: Focuses on theoretical and applied significance of health related practices in local and cross-cultural contexts. Cultural constructions of disease, intervention and treatment strategies explored historically and contemporarily.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: Overview of the technical and sociocultural dimensions of global food insecurity.
Prerequisites: ANTH 242 or equivalent.
Description: Anthropological approaches to the study of nutrition. Background to nutrition science; bio-cultural aspects of obesity, fertility, lactose intolerance, and infant feeding practices; biological differences in nutritional requirements, fertility, and mortality; interpretation of nutritional deficiencies in skeletal remains; reconstructing prehistoric diets from archaeological evidence; and evaluation of relationships between dietary patterns and dental remains in fossil record.
Description: Development of Historical Archaeology and current research in the field.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH
Description: Current concepts and theories used in archaeology to interpret the archaeological record.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH including ANTH 232
Description: An areal survey of North American archaeology, methodology, history, and current trends of research. North American prehistory from earliest occupations to The Contact Period.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH including ANTH 232.
Description: Introduction to the history of archaeological research, taxonomic issues, cultural sequences, and current research topics within the Great Plains area of North America.
Description: Introduction to the nature and purpose of historic preservation as it pertains to resource management and archaeological research. Legislation that forms the basis for: cultural resource management principles; integration of state programs; and archaeological contractors; within the overall framework of land modification planning.
Description: Introduction to the prehistory of the Maya region and its periphery. Features of the Ancient Maya political, economic, religious, gender and material structures. Main substantive, theoretical and political debates in Mesoamerican scholarship. Interdisciplinary research and the types of methods used to create knowledge about Maya civilization.
Description: Survey of the material remains of Europe and of the various approaches to the study of the European past.
Description: Biological variation of modern humas worldwide through time and space. Standard measurements of phenotypic, e.g. elementary anthropometry. Biological adaptation to environment using recent theoretical perspectives.
Description: Cranio-facial anatomy, development and morphology as well as forensic uses of dentition.
Description: Biological diversity from an evolutionary perspective. The history of the study of human physical growth and biological principles of growth. Genetic, epigenetic and hormonal effects on human and other mammal growth patterns, and environmental factors that influence growth. Effects of nutrition, disease, socio-economic status, pollution, etc. Unique features of human growth in its various stages. How anthropologists interpret variation in growth patterns among human populations and the possible adaptive significance of this variation.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Description: Advanced comparative study of the contemporary populations in a selected area of North America (occasionally outside of the USA) that may combine the traditional survey of ethnographic literature with personal observation, participation, and experiential learning activities in rural, urban, or traditional settings. The ethnographic focus (e.g., Native Americans, recent immigrants to the USA, historic practices) changes depending on research opportunities.
Description: Study of geographic concepts and critical analysis of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in humanities and social sciences and application of geospatial tools for humanities and social science research; learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data for real-world projects
Prerequisites: ANTH 242
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Junior Standing; 3 hours in any of the following areas: ANTH, SOCI, HIST, AHIS, TMFD or WMNS.
Description: In depth analysis of the relationship between material culture and gender roles, categories, and performances. Engages with theoretical frameworks for material culture and gender, as well as topics such as the body, clothing, the built environment, technology and media.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Provide students with real, in-depth experience in collaboratively creating digital humanities projects. Guided by faculty with expertise in a broad range of digital humanities methods and resources, students work in teams to tackle challenges proposed by UNL researchers and/or local and regional humanities organizations.
Description: Explores the diversity of beliefs and rituals surrounding the mysteries of birth, life, death and beyond.
Description: Human adaptive systems and their ecological contexts. The dynamic inter-relationships between subsistence, technology, social behavior, human demography, and ecological variability.
Description: Efforts by anthropologists and other trained specialists to influence the process of development and socioeconomic change in the modern world.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH.
Description: Study of selected technologies from around the world at the pre-industrial level of production. Examine hand made art and utilitarian artifacts with the goal of understanding them through replication. Analyze technology within its cultural setting.
Description: Human rights from an anthropological perspective. International human rights, development, and the environment; Western and non-Western perspectives on human rights; individual rights and collective (group) rights; social, economic, and cultural rights; women's rights; gay rights; indigenous peoples and minority groups' rights; and planetary (environmental) rights. Rights to food, culture, development, and a healthy ecosystem.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs ANTH including ANTH 212.
Description: Survey of hunter-gatherer society and its ecological and social adaptations. Hunters-gatherers and their important role in human history and evolution.
Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission
Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.
Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.
Open to students with an interest in international relations.
Description: Topic varies.
Description: Survey of theory, method, and practice in describing and interpreting archaeological landscapes.
Description: Introduction to practical and theoretical issues involved in designing and undertaking qualitative field research.
Prerequisites: 6 hrs ANTH
Description: Collection, management, visualization, and analysis of quantitative anthropological data. Exploratory and confirmatory data analysis. Data analytics.
Prerequisites: 9 hrs of anthropology beyond ANTH 110.
Description: Recent controversial issues through the integration of biological, cultural, and archaeological branches of anthropology.
Prerequisites: ANTH 290 or equivalent.
Description: Further practical experience in field research.
Only 3 credit hours will count toward the major in ANTH.
12 hours max special topics hours at all levels (100, 200, 300, 400) per degree. May be repeated up to three times so long as the topics are different.
Description: Topics vary each term.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; and permission.
Description: A structured professional experience outside the traditional academic setting designed to allow students to learn and use anthropological skills and knowledge and to develop professional networks.
Description: Seminar on current issues and problems in anthropology.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.