Course Descriptions

AN 103 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHEOLOGY   3.00000 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   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 110 HUMAN CULTURAL DIVERSITY   3.00000 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   3.00000 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   3.00000 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   3.00000 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   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 220 ETHNOGRAPHY OF IRELAND   3.00000 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 230 COMMUNITY, CULTURE & FOLKLORE   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course examines the role of folklore, social life and cultural identity in the West of Ireland. This course also examines the role of folklore in individual and community wellbeing.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 235 HUMANS IN THE ICE AGE   3.00000 Credit(s)
This course provides an overview as to the various human adaptations and cultural expressions occurin globally during the last Ice Age.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN 240 URBANIZATION IN WORLD PERSPEC.   3.00000 Credit(s)

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AN 250 DOING ETHNOGRAPH:QUALITY RESEARCH   3.00000 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   3.00000 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   3.00000-6.00000 Credit(s)

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AN ELEC ANTHROPOLOGY ELECTIVE   1.00000-6.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AN ELECF ANTHRO. FOUNDATIONAL ELECTIVE   1.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department