ANTH101 Physical Anthropology and Evolution

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course is an introduction to the field of physical/biological anthropology, with an emphasis on the evolution of and analysis of human variation. The course discusses the perspectives and methods of  heredity, paleoanthropology, and primatology in order to trace and explain human evolution from the first primates and hominids to the development of bipedalism and the emergence of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens).

ANTH102 Introduction to Archaeology

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces students to the archaeology and prehistory of the world and archaeological method and theory.  Examine the transition of human societies from hunting and gathering to farming and the beginning of urban life through prehistoric and historic archaeology; techniques of fieldwork; analysis and dating; development of cultural stages and civilizations of the Old and New Worlds.  

ANTH145 Field Studies in Anthropology

1-3 credits (variable hrs) Field study of significant anthropological sites including techniques of inquiry and analysis applied at selected field sites. Introductory lecture covering key issues and techniques required for a field study, followed by an on-site visit.  Concurrent: Any Anthropology or Sociology course.

ANTH221 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course discusses the meaning of culture, its processes of growth and expansion, its significance for human beings, its diverse forms and degrees of elaboration among different groups of people.  The course will also focus on using the methods, theories, and concepts of cultural anthropology to understand and explain the cultural diversity seen around the world.

ANTH222 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  A continuation of the major topics explored in ANTH 221/223, including marriage and the family, gender, equality and inequality, political systems, conflict and conflict resolution, religion, art and applied anthropology.  May be taken independently of ANTH 221/223.

ANTH223 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A continuation of the major topics explored in ANTH 221/222, including the meaning of progress and development, globalization, neoliberalism and the state, identity, medical anthropology, migration and applied anthropology.  May be taken independently of ANTH 221/222.

ANTH224 Introduction to Medical Anthropology

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Medical Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural study of culture, health, and illness. The course introduces student to theoretical orientations and key concepts of medical anthropology; the cross-cultural diversity of health beliefs and practices; cultural aspects of ethnomedicine and biomedicine; and contemporary issues and special populations such as AIDS, homelessness, cancer, women’s health, and children at risk.

ANTH230 Native North Americans: Oregon

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A survey of prehistoric and historic cultures in Oregon including contemporary Native American issues. This course introduces various tribes of Native Americans in Oregon. Culture areas  survival strategies  migrations  trade and cultural change are explored through the findings of archaeology  linguistics  ethnology  historical documents  and contemporary tribal members.

ANTH231 Native North Americans: Pacific Northwest

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  Examines Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest from prehistoric to modern times. Archaeological findings, historical accounts, and recent developments are discussed, including the origins and development of art forms and fishing technology.

ANTH232 Native North Americans

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) A broad overview of the earliest inhabitants of North America, including the traditional lifestyles, languages and customs of selected Native American cultures of the continent. Emphasis on Native American peoples and cultures, diversity of cultural adaptation, European contact and Native American history (ancient and contemporary).