Upper Division Courses

ATH-300 Anthropology & Art 3.0 cr.

A comparative study of aesthetics, artistic creation and the role of image, art, and artist in cultural context. (CULTURAL DIVERSITY and SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-302 Ritual, Myth, & World View 3.0 cr.

(Same as REL-302.) Spring. An anthropological approach to religious meaning and ritual in small-scale societies and ethnic subcultures. The course analyzes theories of religion, myth, and ritual by comparing cultures in various areas of the world, including contemporary crisis and change. (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-302A Cultural Diversity 3.0 cr.

Also see ATH-202. Examination of American cultural diversity through the perspective of Cultural Anthropology. Students are required to complete the readings for ATH-202 and attend that class. In addition, students will be assigned formal readings, written examinations and final papers appropriate to the 300 level. Students who have already completed ATH-202 are not allowed to enroll for ATH-302A. (CULTURAL DIVERSITY and SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-305 Culture Change & the World System 3.0 cr.

An anthropological approach to culture change and development. The course will examine cultural systems affected by development from colonial and post-colonial agencies and the impact of those changes in small-scale and state societies. (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-306 Visual Anthropology 3.0 cr.

A study of social documentary photography and ethnography, which examines society and culture through visual images rather than words or written texts. Students will learn the basics of photography and anthropology, and undertake ethnographic assignments. (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-308 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3.0 cr.

An examination of the concept of gender, or the meaning of being and behaving male or female through cross-cultural case studies. The course will include cultural roles and statuses and their structural positions and representations. (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-309 Cross-Cultural Approaches to the Environment 3.0 cr.

A cross-cultural examination of environmental development and ideological constructs from selected case studies of non-industrial societies in the Americas and Africa. The course will examine adaptation to the environment as shaping social structure and ideology, as well as how ideology shapes the society's environmental use. (CULTURAL DIVERSITY and SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-360 Andean Prehistory and Culture 3.0 cr.

An in-depth examination of the pre- Columbian cultures and civilizations of the Andes, focusing on Cusco and the Incan Empire and then working backward to preceding civilizations and forward to what cultural elements have continued into contemporary Andean culture. As part of the immersion experience, students will visit all important Incan archaeological sites, including Machu Piccho, and several pre-Incan sites. (CULTURAL DIVERSITY and SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-402 Native Issues in the Americas 3.0 cr.

An examination of contemporary issues confronting indigenous peoples in Canada, the United States, and Latin America, through comparative case studies, such as land claims/invasions, colonialism and assimilation, revitalization efforts, self-government and representation in the state. (CULTURAL DIVERSITY and SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-404 Theories in Anthropology 3.0 cr.

An examination of the development of theories of culture from classical models through 20th century American, British, and French anthropological thought to recent cultural interpretations that are emerging in our own time. (SOCIAL SCIENCES)

ATH-490 Seminar in Social Research 3.0 cr.

(Same as SOC-490) Prereq.: SOC-100 or ATH-101 or permission. An introduction to the methods of qualitative field research and data analysis. Students will formulate and carry out an independent research project and formally present the results. (INDEPENDENT WORK)

ATH-494 Independent Study 1.0 to 3.0 cr.

Fall, winter, spring. Prereq.: Permission. Intensive reading or field research in a specific area of anthropology, requiring a formal paper summarizing the study. See independent study guidelines. (INDEPENDENT WORK)

ATH-497 Internship 1.0 to 3.0 cr.

Fall, winter, spring. Prereq.: Permission. Supervised work or research in a social service agency with approval of the department. A term paper or formal report is required. Reading assignments may be required. See internship guidelines. (INDEPENDENT WORK)