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    Understanding Global Cultures  
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Description:
  Explores nations around the globe towards the goal of developing a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Explores America as a foreign culture, looking at the United States from the viewpoints of foreign anthropologists and other scholars, using comparative ethnographic perspectives to interpret aspects of American culture.    
         
   
Course Attributes:
  Global Perspectives
Social Sciences
Comtemporary Social Issues Analysis
Partially Online Course
   
       
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    Anth 3618                
    Ancient Middle America  
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Description:
  Survey of major pre-Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Mixtecs, and Aztecs. Using comparative ethnographic and archaeological materials, the course explores the arrival of hunter-gatherer-foragers, the beginnings of agriculture, and formation of early villages, native mathematical and calendar and writing systems, the florescence of regional art styles, and the religious sociopolitical, and economic development of Classical and Postclassical civilizations through the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors.

prereq: minimum 30 credits, or # [permission of instructor]
   
                     
   
Course Attributes:
  Partially Online Course    
                         
                         
    Anth 3635                    
    Peoples and Cultures of Europe  
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Description:
  Exploration of European peoples to develop a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Survey of social, political, economic, religious, family and kinship, gender, urban, globalism/globalization.

prereq: minimum 30 credits, or # [permission of instructor]
   
                         
    Course Attributes   Partially Online Course    
                         
                         
    Anth 3888                    
    Anthropology of Food  
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Description:
  Advanced survey and comparative study of the relationship between food and culture in the past and present.  Topics include the prehistoric, biological, and cultural aspects of the collection, production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of food, and an analysis of its social, cultural, political, and economic significance.

prereq: minimum 30 credits, or # [permission of instructor]
   
                         
   
Course Attributes:
  Sustainability
Partially Online Course
   
                         
                         
    Anth 4616
                   
    Culture and Personality
(Psychological Anthropology)
 
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Description:
  Role of culture in forming of personality; problems of individual adjustment to demands of culture. Psychological and sociopsychological approach to culture.

prereq: 1604 [or other social science introductory course], min 60 cr, or # [permission of instructor]
   
                         
    Course Attributes   Partially Online Course    
                         
                         
    Anth 4653
                   
    Senior Seminar  
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Description:
  Contemporary topics in selected branches of anthropology. Active participation in group research project to develop and enhance anthropological research skills.

   
                         
    Course Attributes   Partially Online Course

Prereq: minimum 90 credits (Senior standing or above) or instructor consent; no grad credit
   
                         
                         


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