Course Descriptions

AN 103 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHEOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Focuses on how archeology as a scientific discipline attempts to understand the development of the cultural adaptations of human groups throughout prehistory and history and how archeology interprets the past. Topics include how archeological sites are formed, dating techniques, and the analysis of plant, animal, and human artifacts and remains. With a hands-on approach, students are presented case scenarios relating to archeological digs to better understand the thinking process involved in reconstructing the past.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AN 107 IRISH FOLKLORE & ANTHROPOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 110 HUMAN CULTURAL DIVERSITY   3.0 Credit(s)
The aim of this course is for students to develop an anthropological imagination and understand its relevance for living in the contemporary world. An anthropological imagination involves cultivating an interest in and an understanding of the unity, diversity, and development of human biology, society, and culture. As an introduction to the study of human cultural diversity, this course emphasizes the concept of culture, human sociocultural variation, and patterns of sociocultural change in contemporary human societies.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AN 201 WORLD CULTURE   3.0 Credit(s)
Examines a cross section of societies, including hunter-gatherer, horticultural, peasant, pastoral, and industrial. Themes of cultural diversity, cultural contact, and understanding "the other."
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 204 INTRODUCTION TO IRISH ARCHEOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
A comprehensive overview of Irish archaeology from the first settlers to modern times. Special attention will be focused on the sites and cultural history of the Dingle Peninsula.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 205 NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS   3.0 Credit(s)
Covers the cultural development and diversity of aboriginal North America, the impact of European contact on Native American societies, and contemporary issues among North American Indians.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 210 CULTURE, HEALTH & WELLNESS   3.0 Credit(s)

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AN 220 ETHNOGRAPHY OF IRELAND   3.0 Credit(s)
This course examines the patterns economic, social, political, and cultural change in modern Ireland through the lens of selected ethnographic studies of Irish communities. In addition, this course will examine the changing theoretical interests and research methodologies of anthropologists working in Ireland. This work will be supplemented with a selection of ethnographic films focusing on Irish communities and contemporary patterns of sociocultural change in Ireland.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 240 URBANIZATION IN WORLD PERSPEC.   3.0 Credit(s)

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AN 250 DOING ETHNOGRAPH:QUALITY RESEARCH   3.0 Credit(s)
The aim of this course is for students to develop an understanding of and an ability to use ethnography as a method of social science research. Combining theoretical and applied readings and practical assignments, the focus is on participant observation and interviewing, writing field notes, and the transformation of field data into ethnographic documents. In addition, students develop an understanding of the epistemological, political, and ethical issues surrounding ethnographic research. Prerequisite: SO-110 OR AN-110
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY   3.0 Credit(s)
Designates new or occasional courses (i.e., one capitalizing on a timely topic).
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHRO   3.0-6.0 Credit(s)

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AN ELEC ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE   1.0-6.0 Credit(s)

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AN ELECF ANTHRO. FOUNDATIONAL ELECTIVE   1.0-9.0 Credit(s)

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CM 231 INTRO INT'L FIELD PRODUCTION   3.0 Credit(s)
This introductory class will examine the relationship between filmmaker and location. By working with narrative and non-narrative film styles, students will gain exposure and understanding to producint creative content in a foreigh country. Usin the student's emotional experience and study abroad locales, students will create creative pieces that will serve the artistic vision, their fundamental understanding of film production and the logistical elements of field production.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department