Anthropology

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Anthropology - ANTH

General education courses are marked with stars ().

1001 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory (3) Origin and evolution of people; evolution and its physiological bases; human prehistory; human diversity; origin and development of human culture through the rise of civilization.

1003 Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3) Diversity of human cultures; nature of culture, social organization, subsistence patterns, economics, law, politics, religion, language, and other institutions of culture viewed in cross-cultural perspective.

2015 Introduction to Archaeology (3) Archaeological goals, methods, techniques, and interpretations; particular prehistoric cultural sequences or projects; relationship of archaeology with other social, life, and earth sciences.

2016 Field Methods in Archaeology (3-6) Prereq.: ANTH 2015 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit. Techniques of survey, mapping, excavation, and recording; participation in one or more archaeological excavations.

2050 World Archaeology (3) Survey of human culture history from the stone age to the present; spread of humanity around the globe; major cultural developments including hunting and gathering, origins of agriculture, discovery and spread of metalworking, rise of ancient civilizations, and development of the modern world.

2051 Introduction to World Ethnography (3) Sex roles, economic pursuits, values, beliefs, families, and other institutions of selected nonwestern peoples; implications for American culture.

2423 Introduction to Folklore (3) See ENGL 2423.

3004 Archaeology and the Bible (3) See REL 3004.

3015 The Archaeology of Ancient Greece (3) See CLST 3015.

3060 Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (3) Cultural variation in language and its uses; problems of language classification and areal linguistics; practice in phonemic and morphemic analysis of nonwestern languages.

3401 The Study of Folklore (3) Also offered as ENGL 3401. History of the study of folklore; methods of collection, interpretation, and analysis of folklore materials; myth, folktale, legend, folk song, ballads, folk humor, festival, and folk speech; psychological, contextual, and structural analysis of oral literature; specific reference to the heritage of Louisiana and the South.

3909 Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

3999 Senior Proseminar (1) For anthropology majors in the senior year. Relationship of subfields of anthropology to the overall objectives of the discipline.

4003 Indian Civilization of Middle and South America (3) Ancient Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations; modern Indian groups in Latin America.

4004 The North American Indians (3) Origin, distribution, language, and culture of the aboriginal population.

4006 Museology and Museum Methods in Anthropology (3) Prereq.: 3 sem. hrs. of introductory anthropology or equivalent. Fundamental concepts of museology and museological practices in anthropology; museum in history and ethics, exhibit development, collections management.

4010 Human Osteology (3) Prereq.: ANTH 1001; or BIOL 1001, 1002 or 1502. Examination of the human skeleton including skeletal anatomy, bone growth, bone pathology, and forensic anthropology.

4012 Archaeology of Death (3) Archaeological approaches to the study of historic cemeteries and ancient burials.

4015 North American Archaeology (3)

4016 Old World Archaeology (3) Cultural developments in prehistory ranging from the earliest evidence of humans to the foundations of civilization.

4017 Louisiana Archaeology (3) Prereq.: ANTH 4015 or equivalent. Two overnight field trips. Archaeological data relative to the Indian cultures dating from the end of the Pleistocene period to the early historic era.

4018 Historical Archaeology (3) Also offered as HIST 4151. Broad range of archaeological goals, methods, and interpretations unique to the study of the historic past; colonial and plantation archaeology in the southeastern U.S.

4020 Method and Theory in Archaeology (3) Prereq.: ANTH 1001 or 1003, and ANTH 2015; or equivalent. Empirical method and theory in archaeological research emphasizing the logic of scientific argument; history of American archaeology, survey of modern archaeological interpretations, types of explanation, logic of archaeological classification, and formation of research designs.

4021 Advanced Field Methods in Archaeology (3-6) Prereq.: ANTH 2015 and 2016 or equivalent and at least one upper-division or graduate course in archaeology. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Advanced techniques of surveying, mapping, excavation, soil sampling, and recording.

4023 Latin American Cultures (3) Spanish-American cultures in Latin America; their relationship to current societal changes.

4031 Comparative Religions (3) Also offered as REL 4031. Religious systems in different levels of sociocultural evolution.

4032 Religion, Gender, and Society (3) See REL 4032.

4040 Physical Anthropology (3) Prereq.: ANTH 1001; BIOL 1001, 1002; or BIOL 1201, 1208, 1502. Human evolution, ecological adaptation, and genetic diversity.

4050 Black Music in America (3) Cultural and historical survey of musical genres created and developed by black Americans.

4051 Africa (3) Races and cultures of Negroid Africa.

4053 African-American Cultures (3) Cultures of African-Americans in the western hemisphere; their origins, development, and present distinctiveness.

4060 Language and Culture (3) Prereq.: ANTH 3060 or ENGL 4010 or ENGL 4012 or COMD 2050 or equivalent. Also offered as LING 4060. Relationships between various aspects of language and culture.

4064 Pidgin and Creole Languages (3) Prereq.: ANTH 4060 or equivalent. Also offered as FREN 4064 and LING 4064. Linguistic, sociolinguistic, and anthropological study of new languages that emerge in contact situations, particularly among peoples of different races and cultures; languages of the slave trade and European commercial expansion from the 15th through 18th centuries.

4074 Place and Culture (3) Also offered as GEOG 4074. Consideration of place and culture as two core concepts in geography and anthropology.

4081 Human Evolution (3) The biological and cultural evolution of the human species.

4082 Social and Cultural Anthropology (3) For graduate students with little or no anthropology background. Culture, society, and language in primitive and complex settings.

4083 Quaternary Paleoecology (3) See GEOG 4083.

4085 History of Anthropological Theory (3) Major theories in all branches of anthropology; emphasis on cultural and social anthropology.

4086 Cultural Ecology (3) See GEOG 4086.

4090 Ethnographic Methodology (3) Theories and techniques of ethnography; emphasis on utilization of informants.

4440 Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture (3) Also offered as ARCH 4440. Subject matter and instructor may vary; additional details available from department. World vernacular architecture, including indigenous and folk buildings; other forms of material culture.

4470 Folklore of the African Diaspora (3) African, Caribbean, and African-American cultures from the viewpoint of the diaspora.

4475 American Folklore (3) See ENGL 4475.

4909 Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology (3) Prereq.: written consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. when topics vary.

4997 Special Topics in Anthropology (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary.

4998 Independent Reading and Research in Anthropology (1-6) Prereq.: written consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. An honors course, ANTH 4999, is also available. Supervised reading or research selected by qualified advanced students.

4999 HONORS: Independent Reading and Research in Anthropology (1-6) Same as ANTH 4998, with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

7005 Historical Linguistics (3) Prereq.: completion of one course in linguistics. Also offered as LING 7005. How and why languages change; basic concepts and methods of historical linguistics.

7006 Phonology: Theory & Methods (3) Prereq.: completion of one course in linguistics. Also offered as LING 7006. Major theoretical approaches; analysis of examples from a wide range of languages.

7032 Comparative Studies in World Costume (3) See HUEC 7032.

7060 Conversation and Discourse (3) Prereq.: completion of one course in linguistics. Also offered as LING 7060. Analysis of language in use; conversation, narrative, culturally specific genres; emphasis on discourse structures in naturally occurring context.

7074 Poetics of Place (3) Prereq.: ANTH/GEOG 4074 or permission of instructor. Also offered as GEOG 7074. Combination of the observational method of social science with the literary insights of poetry and fiction; understanding of how places where humans live out their lives convey a variety of meanings beyond that of the strictly utilitarian.

7105 Seminar in Historical Archaeology (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7108 Mesoamerican Archaeology Seminar (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7200 Human Fertility (3) Biological, behavioral, and demographic aspects of human reproduction.

7901 Introduction to Graduate Study (1) Same as GEOG 7901. Techniques and methods of the profession for incoming graduate students.

7906 Nature of Culture (3)

7909 Selected Topics in Anthropology (3) May be taken for a max. of 9 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Also offered as LING 7909.

7954 Anthropology of Complex Societies (3) Anthropological assumptions of theory and technique; problems generated by applying these assumptions to contemporary Africa, India, Latin America, and Anglo-America.

7962 Field Methods in Linguistics (3) Prereq.: at least one upper-division or graduate linguistics course. 2 hrs. lecture; 1 hr. individual consultation. Also offered as LING 7962. Recording and analyzing a living nonEuropean language and using a native-speaking informant.

7999 Research in Anthropology (1-6) Prereq.: written consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Total credit earned in ANTH 4998 and 7999 cannot exceed 9 sem. hrs. Also offered as LING 7999. Individual supervision of advanced research and field work in anthropology.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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