Anthropology

Anthropology

Mission

The mission of the Department of Anthropology is to research and teach about global human diversity from the distant past to the present. Anthropology applies theoretical and practical tools to understanding the human past, human biology and evolution, language, contemporary society, and culture, and provides cross-cultural, environmental, and global perspectives on past and present human behavior. Our mission is to apply anthropological concepts to the resolution of important social, cultural, health, and environmental problems of our times. The Department of Anthropology offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Master of Arts or Master of Science degrees. For a full description of the M.A. and M.S. degrees, refer to the Graduate Catalog. The Anthropology major provides training in the four subdisciplines of archaeology, biological anthropology, anthropological linguistics, and sociocultural anthropology. The department also offers minors in Anthropology, American Indian Studies, Latino Studies, and Linguistics, and specialization in archaeological science, ecological anthropology, medical anthropology, applied anthropology, forensics, language preservation, and oral history.

Undergraduate Learning Objectives And Outcomes

Program Objectives – Students who have completed an undergraduate major in Anthropology at Idaho State University should be able to:

  1. Understand basic methods, concepts, theories and approaches, and modes of explanation appropriate to each of the subfields of the discipline.
  2. Read and understand anthropological theory at the level of Bachelor of Arts.
  3. Understand the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis in anthropological research.
  4. Understand a comparative approach to the human condition, both cross-culturally and chronologically.
  5. Demonstrate technical writing skills at the level of Bachelor of Arts.

Learning Outcomes – Students in the Senior Seminar will demonstrate the following competencies based on the above objectives:

  1. Apply knowledge of anthropological methods, approaches, and modes of explanation to contemporary social issues.
  2. Use theory to formulate a testable explanation for a given cultural behavior.
  3. Select and perform quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques at a basic level.
  4. Carry out a research project using cross-cultural and/or diachronic comparative methods.
  5. Write a competent senior research paper.

Admission to Upper Division Classes in Anthropology

Students must fulfill the following requirements in order to advance to Upper Division status in the Anthropology major:

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Beyond the general university requirements (8 of the 9 General Education Objectives--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog), a student seeking Bachelor's degree with a major in anthropology must complete at least 37 credits in the following curriculum, earning at least a C grade in all lower and upper division core courses. Students for both the major and the minor in anthropology must have a minimum of 1 year of foreign language at the college level to graduate. Major and minor students must select their upper division anthropology elective courses in consultation with their major advisor.

Required Lower Division Courses:12
Nature of Language
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Required Upper Division Courses:16
Senior Seminar
Department Colloquium
History and Theory of Anthropology
Method and Theory in Archaeology
Human Evolution
Any upper division linguistics class (ANTH 445X)
Additional Courses:9
Upper division anthropology elective courses
Total Hours37

Minor in Anthropology

Required Courses

ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107Nature of Language (satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
ANTH 2203Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 2230Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 2250Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology3
In Addition:
Upper Division Anthropology Courses9
Total Hours21

Minor in American Indian Studies

Required Courses

ANTH 2238Peoples and Cultures of the New World (satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
ANTH/HIST 2258Native American History3
ANTH/ENGL 4453American Indian Literature3
Select FOUR of the following courses: 12
Elementary Shoshoni I
Elementary Shoshoni II
(either of the 2 courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
Indigenous Traditional Parenting
Introduction to Shoshoni Folklore
American Indian Health Issues
American Indian Verbal Arts
Survey of American Indian Languages
Native American Arts
Topics in Indian Education
Federal Indian Laws
Tribal Governments
Topics in American Indian Studies
Total Hours21

Minor in Latino Studies

Required Courses

ANTH 2250Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology3
ANTH 2239Contemporary Latinos in the U.S.3
OR
ANTH 2239
Peoples of Mexico Through Film
OR
ANTH 2239
Culture South of the Border
HIST 2251Latin American History and Culture3
(any of the last 4 courses above sataisfies General Education Objective 9)
One year intermediate Spanish6-8
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
(either course above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
OR
Spanish Conversation and Composition I
and Spanish Conversation and Composition II
OR
Other with permission of Latino Studies Director
Plus 6 credits from the following for a total of at least 21 credits (3 credits must be 4000 level or above)6
ANTH 2239
Contemporary Latinos in the U.S.
ANTH 2239
Peoples of Mexico Through Film
ANTH 2239
Culture South of the Border
ANTH 2239
Ancient Meso America
ANTH 2239
Other approved classes
(any of the 5 courses above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
Ethnographic Field School 1
Topics in American Indian Studies
Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization
Total Hours21-23
1

When offered in Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American countries.

Minor in Linguistics

Required Courses

ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107Nature of Language (satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
ENGL 2281Introduction to Language Studies3
ANTH/LANG 4455Phonetics3
or ENGL 4484 Rotating Topics in Linguistics
or PHIL 4410 Philosophy of Language
or ANTH 4450/ENGL 4488 Sociolinguistics
One year of a foreign language8
Plus nine credits from the following, for a total of 26 credits:9
Grammar and Usage
Language in the United States
American Indian Verbal Arts
Phonetics
Phonology and Morphology
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Field Methods
Survey of Indo European Languages
Rotating Topics in Linguistics
Varieties of American English
Studies In Grammar
Old English
History of the English Language
Introduction to Logic (satisfies General Education Objective 7)
Philosophy of Language
Total Hours26

Associate of Arts in Shoshoni

Students seeking an Associate of Arts degree in Shoshoni must complete the following:

ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107Nature of Language (Satisfies General Education Objective 7)3
ENGL 1110Introduction to Literature (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)3
ENGL 2211Introduction to Literary Analysis3
All of the General Education Objectives, using the courses below 136
Select ONE of the following courses:3
Contemporary European Culture
Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World
Cultures of East Asia
(Each of the three courses listed above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
SHOS 1101Elementary Shoshoni I4
SHOS 1102Elementary Shoshoni II4
(Either of the two courses above partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
SHOS 2201Intermediate Shoshoni I4
SHOS 2202Intermediate Shoshoni II4
(Each of the two courses above satisfies General Education Objective 9)
In addition:
Electives to bring total to 60 creditsvariable
1

The number of credits required for the General Education Objectives varies depending on the student's performance on proficiency or placement tests in English, foreign languages, and mathematics.

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Anthropology Courses

ANTH 1100 General Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to fields of anthropology: physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and ethnology, and to biological and cultural development of humans. Partially satisfies Objective 6 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

ANTH 1101 Elementary Shoshoni I: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Equivalent to SHOS 1101. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F

ANTH 1102 Elementary Shoshoni II: 4 semester hours.

Furthering basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Equivalent to SHOS 1102. PREREQ: ANTH/SHOS 1101 or equivalent.Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. S

ANTH 1107 Nature of Language: 3 semester hours.

General survey of structure and use of language. Topics include language origins, descriptive and historical linguistics, language and culture, and history of the English language. Equivalent to ENGL 1107 and LANG 1107. Satisfies Objective 7 of the General Education Requirements. S

ANTH 1199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

ANTH 2201 Intermediate Shoshoni I: 4 semester hours.

Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Equivalent to SHOS 2201. PREREQ: ANTH/SHOS 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F

ANTH 2202 Intermediate Shoshoni II: 4 semester hours.

Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Cross-listed as SHOS 2202. PREREQ: ANTH 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. S

ANTH 2203 Introduction to Archaeology: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to basic methods, data and concepts of archaeology. S

ANTH 2206 Indigenous Traditional Parenting: 3 semester hours.

Using the traditional knowledge of a Shoshoni language speaker, course is based in language and philosophy. Includes concepts of personhood, relations between parent and child, and the philosophy and use of childcare artifacts such as cradleboards. F

ANTH 2210 Conversational Shoshoni: 3 semester hours.

Refresher in Shoshoni words and phrases for those with previous exposure to the language and culture. S

ANTH 2212 Introduction to Folklore and Oral Tradition: 3 semester hours.

Folklore genres and folk groups, including introductory experience in folklore fieldwork focused on study of a genre or group of genres within verbal, customary, or material culture. Equivalent to ENGL 2212. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. R1

ANTH 2230 Introduction to Biological Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to human biology, including human origins, evolution, human adaptation, and diversity. F

ANTH 2233 Sex and Human Evolution: 3 semester hours.

Examination of worldwide variation in human sexuality from an anthropological and evolutionary perspective. D

ANTH 2237 Peoples and Cultures of the Old World: 3 semester hours.

Examination of human social and cultural diversity from different parts of the Old World. Topics include social structure, ecology, religion, politics, and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. D

ANTH 2238 Peoples and Cultures of the New World: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the human, social, and cultural diversity from different parts of the New World. Topics include social structure, ecology, religion, politics, and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

ANTH 2239 Latino Peoples and Cultures: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the human, social and cultural diversity among Latino people in different regions of the world. Topics include ethnicity, health and healing, social structure, ecology, religion, politics, prehistory and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F, S

ANTH 2250 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Explores cultural and biocultural behavior including cross cultural examination of enculturation, culture and personality, social organization, kinship and marriage, economics, politics, and ideology. Focus on cultural dynamics and contemporary issues in cultural anthropology. F

ANTH 2258 Native American History: 3 semester hours.

Assesses diversity of North American natives, their life and thought; European impact; federal policy; and natives' response to continual cultural and physical assault. Equivalent to HIST 2258. D

ANTH 2299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

ANTH 3301 Introduction to Shoshoni Folklore: 3 semester hours.

Survey of Shoshoni beliefs, customs, music, dance and various genres of oral tradition including tales, legends and myths. Includes the material manifestations of Shoshoni culture, including arts and crafts, costuming and folk technology. R1

ANTH 3367 Language in the United States: 3 semester hours.

A survey of the languages of the United States (American Indian languages, immigrant languages, and ethnic and regional varieties of English) along with the social and political aspects of American language use. Equivalent to ENGL 3367. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG/ENGL 1107. D

ANTH 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.

ANTH 4401 History and Theory of Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Survey of the development of anthropology, various schools of thought, important personalities, and concepts that have contributed to anthropology over time. PREREQ: ANTH 2250 or permission of instructor. S

ANTH 4402 Ecological Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Interaction of human bio-cultural systems and environment. Relations of natural resources, technological inventories, social organization, cultural categories. Native resource management practices. PREREQ: ANTH 2203, ANTH 2250, ANTH 2230, BIOL 1100 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4403 Method and Theory in Archaeology: 3 semester hours.

History of the development of current methods and theory in archaeology and contemporary applications. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4404 Material Culture Analysis: 3 semester hours.

Methods and analyses used in archaeology and anthropology to understand the relationship between objects and culture. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. COREQ: ANTH 4405. D

ANTH 4405 Analytical Techniques Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Analytical techniques laboratory to accompany ANTH 4404. Students will complete an assigned project in material culture analysis. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. COREQ: ANTH 4404. D

ANTH 4406 American Indian Health Issues: 3 semester hours.

An overview of health concerns, both current and past, of American Indian people, and the biological and sociocultural factors which influence health status. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4407 Anthropology of Global Health: 3 semester hours.

How cultures define health and illness, and how these definitions ultimately influence the health status of individuals. PREREQ: Prior Anthropology course or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4408 Topics in Medical Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Rotating topics, including international health issues, ethno-psychiatry, ethnomedicine and non-western healing systems. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4409 Clinical Medical Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Explores the culture of biomedicine and the beliefs of patients. Topics include doctor/patient communication, cultural competency, cultural construction of risk, critiques of high-tech medicine and the international pharmaceutical industry. S

ANTH 4410 Introduction to Cultural Resources Management: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to CRM reviewing historic preservation and federal legislation as they pertain to archaeology; practical experience in site survey and recording. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4411 Advanced Global Health: 3 semester hours.

This class uses medical anthropology theories and approaches to explore and analyze current global health issues. Emphasis is on trans-disciplinary approaches to understanding and problem solving. The class content reflects current, on-going global health crises. ANTH 2239 or ANTH 4407/ANTH 5507 are recommended but not required requisites. D

ANTH 4413 Old World Archaeology: 3 semester hours.

Prehistory of the Old World. Precise areal focus and periods may vary. Includes both theory and exposition. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different course topics. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4414 New World Archaeology: 3 semester hours.

Examination of the prehistory of the Americas with emphasis on the North American Continent. May be repeated for up to 6 credits with different course topics. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4420 Applied Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the use of theories, methods, practices, and ethnographic findings of anthropology to solve human and environmental problems in academic, professional and global contexts. Special emphasis on future research and anthropological career trajectories. ANTH 2250 recommended as a prerequisite. D

ANTH 4422 Globalization: 3 semester hours.

An examination of issues surrounding the intersection of anthropology and globalization. Emphasis on the social scientific study of the intensity of flows of capital, labor, commodities, and ideologies across national borders. Cultural, political, and economic connections and transformations are interpreted through an ethnographic lens. D

ANTH 4425 Food and Culture: 3 semester hours.

A global examination of the role of food in human culture as a necessity and symbolic reflection of cultural processes. Among topics considered are the ways food shapes identity, culinary meaning and belief, development and change of food habits through cultural interaction, identity, ritual uses of food, taboos, diet, health, and globalization, drawing on historical and modern case studies. D

ANTH 4426 Reading and Writing Ethnography: 3 semester hours.

This course explores both contemporary and historical ethnographic writings that are foundational to the discipline. Students also engage in learning the art of ethnographic writing by producing short pieces of their own during the semester. ANTH 2250 or ANTH 2239 recommended as a prerequisite. D

ANTH 4430 Human Evolution: 3 semester hours.

Examines relevant topical issues/problems in human evolution from a bioanthropological, ecological and demographic perspective, including paleoanthropology, evolutionary genetics, and the impact of health, nutrition and disease in human populations. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4431 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Rotating review of topics dealing with issues in biological anthropology. ANTH 2230 is recommended as a prerequisite. D

ANTH 4432 Human Osteology: 3 semester hours.

Provides a comprehensive, working knowledge of the human skeletal system presented in a laboratory context, including identification of individual bones, osteogenesis, pathologies, demography and the applications of knowledge and techniques in real world settings. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4434 Forensic Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to forensic anthropology, an applied field within the larger discipline of biological anthropology, that analyzes human skeletal remains recovered from medico-legal contexts. The course will cover theoretical foundations and methodologies associated with forensic anthropology and will provide students with an informed appreciation for the field, as well as knowledge regarding the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of a forensic anthropologist. ANTH 2230 recommended as a prerequisite. D

ANTH 4436 Human Variation: 3 semester hours.

An investigation of the biological basis of human diversity in contemporary populations. An evolutionary biocultural framework is used to understand how adaptation to various ecological stressors promotes human biological diversity. The course also addresses the nature of racial and racist studies in both historical and social contexts, and the question of race as a valid subject of scientific inquiry. ANTH 2230 is recommended as a prerequisite. D

ANTH 4438 Human Growth and Development: 3 semester hours.

This course covers the phenomenon of human growth, how growth and development can be measured, the molecular basis of growth, secular changes, genetic and environmental effects on growth, plasticity of the human phenotype, and applications to forensic age estimation in subadults. ANTH 2230 is recommended as a prerequisite. D

ANTH 4439 Principles of Taphonomy: 3 semester hours.

Effects of processes which modify organisms between death and the time the usually fossilized remains are studied. Emphasis on vertebrates. Equivalent to BIOL 4439 and GEOL 4439. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. AS

ANTH 4449 Qualitative Research Methods: 3 semester hours.

Study of the methods of field work and analysis in sociocultural anthropology; design of field studies; data types; techniques for collection and analysis of empirical data; report writing; experimental field projects. AF

ANTH 4450 Sociolinguistics: 3 semester hours.

Study of the patterned covariation of language and society, social dialects and social styles in language; problems of bilingualism, multilingualism, creoles and language uses. Equivalent to ENGL 4488. PREREQ: ANTH 1107, ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281, or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4452 American Indian Verbal Arts: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of current theories in the study of oral literature and ethnopoetics, focusing on the oral traditions of American Indians. PREREQ: ANTH 1107 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4453 American Indian Literature: 3 semester hours.

Considers literary works by and about North American native people, especially in relationship to history, genre, and culture, including oral traditions. Equivalent to ENGL 4453. PREREQ: Objective 1. R2

ANTH 4454 Survey of American Indian Languages: 3 semester hours.

History of scholarship, analysis and classification of American Indian languages with emphasis on the languages of a particular phylum or geographical area. REREQ: ANTH 1107 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4455 Phonetics: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to descriptive linguistics focusing on the phonetics and phonetic phenomena of English and the other languages of the world. Extensive practice in perception and production of such phenomena. Equivalent to LANG 4455. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

ANTH 4456 Phonology and Morphology: 3 semester hours.

Phonological theory and analysis; current theories in morphology. Phonological rules, representations, underlying forms, derivations, justifications of phonological analyses; morphological structure, derivational and inflectional morphology; relation of morphology to phonology. Equivalent to LANG 4456. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

ANTH 4457 Survey of Indo European Languages: 3 semester hours.

Survey of Indo-European languages from ancient to modern times, their relationships to one another, and chief characteristics. Equivalent to LANG 4457. PREREQ: Completion of Objective 9. D

ANTH 4458 Historical Linguistics: 3 semester hours.

The methods and theories of the historical study of language. The comparative method, internal reconstruction, linguistic change over time, genetic typology of languages, and applications to prehistory. PREREQ: ANTH 1107. AS

ANTH 4459 Linguistic Field Methods: 3 semester hours.

Practical experience in linguistic analysis of a language using data elicited from a native speaker. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 4456 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4463 Applied Statistics in Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Practical applications of commonly used statistical analyses in anthropology. PREREQ: MATH 1153 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4464 Analytical Methods: 4 semester hours.

Examination of and practical experience in applying advanced quantitative, qualitative, and laboratory methods and analyses. May be taken for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 4463 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4472 Native American Arts: 3 semester hours.

Survey of Native American arts and industries, including prehistoric, ethnographic, and contemporary venues. PREREQ: ANTH 2238 and permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4474 Topics in Indian Education: 3 semester hours.

Rotating review of topics dealing with issues in Indian education. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. D

ANTH 4478 Federal Indian Laws: 3 semester hours.

Examination of tribal governments; their relationship with the federal government; sovereignty, jurisdictional conflicts over land and resources; and economic development. Equivalent to POLS 4478. D

ANTH 4479 Tribal Governments: 3 semester hours.

Complex legal position of Indian tribes as self-governing entities; principles of inherent powers; governmental organization, lawmaking, justice, relation to state and federal government. Equivalent to POLS 4479. D

ANTH 4480 Varieties of American English: 3 semester hours.

In-depth study of various dialects of American English, including historical evolution of different dialects, effects of migration on dialects, and influences of non-English immigrant languages on development of American English. Field-work studying the Snake River dialects of Idaho. Equivalent to ENGL 4480. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG/ENGL 1107. D

ANTH 4481 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Selected topics in social, political, economic, and religious sytems/organization. Intensive suvey of literature and analysis of relevant materials. See current schedule of classes for exact course titles. May be repeated for up to 9 credits with different course topics. PREREQ: Upper division status or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4482 Independent Problems in Anthropology: 1-3 semester hours.

Investigation of an anthropological problem chosen by the student and approved by the staff. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4483 Field Research: 3 semester hours.

Practical experience in field research. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4484 Rotating Topics in Linguistics: 3 semester hours.

Rotating topics in different areas of linguistics and linguistic analysis. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Equivalent to ENGL 4484 and LANG 4484. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. D

ANTH 4485 Anthropology of War and Violence: 3 semester hours.

Survey of war and violence from its evolutionary foundations through its modern representations. History and ethnography of violent conflict around the world. PREREQ: Any upper division Social Science course. AS

ANTH 4486 Archaeology Field School: 1-6 semester hours.

Practical field and laboratory training in archaeological excavation techniques and methods of analysis. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. Su

ANTH 4487 Ethnographic Field School: 1-6 semester hours.

Supervised fieldwork in cultural anthropology in a given ethnographic setting where students and faculty work on a specific set of field problems. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2250 and ANTH 4449 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4489 Topics in American Indian Studies: 3 semester hours.

Rotating review of topics dealing with issues in American Indian studies. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. May be repeated with different content. D

ANTH 4490 Topics in Folklore: 3 semester hours.

Focused study of an issue in folkloristics or a particular genre of folklore, including history of the scholarship concerning that issue or genre. Rotating topics. May be repeated for up to 9 credits with different topics. Equivalent to ENGL 4490. R1

ANTH 4491 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis: 3 semester hours.

Directed analysis of archaeological remains and report writing. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S

ANTH 4492 Senior Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Integration and application of anthropological theories and methods to current research issues. S

ANTH 4494 Visual Anthropology: 3 semester hours.

Documentary and ethnographic filmmaking techniques including story structure, interviewing, audio and lighting, camera handling, composition, POV, and editing. Anthropological critiques of visual representation. Students create their own short film for a final project. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 1100 or ANTH 2250 or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4495 Department Colloquium: 1 semester hour.

Presentations of current research issues in Anthropology by faculty and students. S

ANTH 4497 Workshop: 1-2 semester hours.

Workshops aimed at the development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D

ANTH 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

Shoshoni Courses

SHOS 1101 Elementary Shoshoni I: 4 semester hours.

Basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Equivalent to ANTH 1101. Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. F

SHOS 1102 Elementary Shoshoni II: 4 semester hours.

Furthering basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Equivalent to ANTH 1102. PREREQ: ANTH/SHOS 1101 or equivalent.Partially satisfies Objective 4 of the General Education Requirements. S

SHOS 2201 Intermediate Shoshoni I: 4 semester hours.

Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni Culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Equivalent to ANTH 2201. PREREQ: ANTH/SHOS 1102 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. F

SHOS 2202 Intermediate Shoshoni II: 4 semester hours.

Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Cross-listed as ANTH 2202. PREREQ: SHOS 2201 or equivalent. Satisfies Objective 9 of the General Education Requirements. S

Faculty

Chair and Associate Professor

Reedy

Professors

Cartwright

Loether

Associate Professor

Dudgeon

Assistant Professor

Charles Speer

Assistant Lecturers

Petersen

Thomas

Native Language Instructor

Gould

Emeriti

Richard Holmer

Anthony Stocks

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