Anthropology (ANTH)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

ANTH 502.  Introduction to Archaeological Laboratory Techniques   1-3 credit hours

Introduction to the laboratory processing of archaeology materials. Direct experience in all phases of preparing excavated materials for analysis, including cleaning, restoring, preserving, numbering and cataloging ceramic and lithic artifacts and other remains. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: ANTH 305.

ANTH 506.  Peoples of the Pacific   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A survey of the populations, languages and cultures of nonliterate peoples of Polynesia, Micronesia and Indonesia. Course includes diversity content.

ANTH 508.  Ancient Civilizations of the Americas   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A cultural survey of the Aztec, Maya and Inca. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

ANTH 509.  Cultures of Ancient Mexico   3 credit hours

Archaeological and ethnohistoric survey of the numerous civilizations of ancient Mexico from earliest inhabitants to the period of the Spanish invasion. The cultures covered include Olmec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec and Aztec. Explores the environmental, social and political conditions that led to the rise and fall of societies across Mexico. Prerequisite: ANTH 103.

ANTH 510.  Archeology of the Ancient Maya   3 credit hours

Development of the tropical Lowland Maya civilization in Mesoamerica from the origins of agriculture through the Spanish Conquest. Topics include the rise of divine kingship, the Maya calendar and hieroglyphic writing, interstate conflict and warfare, and Maya religion. Explores archaeological, ethno-historical and linguistic data and accounts. Prerequisite: ANTH 103.

ANTH 511.  The Indians of North America   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A survey of tribal societies and native confederations north of Mexico from the protohistoric through the historic period. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 515.  China   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. An introduction to the people of China and aspects of their culture: economy, government, society, religion and the arts. Historical attention on the many adjustments the Chinese made during the 20th century following political revolutions, industrialization and expanding trade relations. Course includes diversity content.

ANTH 516.  Japan: People and Culture   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. An introduction to the culture of Japan including its history and prehistory, aspects of traditional culture, and 20th century Japan, its economy, politics and social organization. Course includes diversity content.

ANTH 517.  Anthropology of Islam   3 credit hours

Designed to enhance undergraduate and graduate studies in the diversity of Islamic traditions as they are practiced in various geographic areas and social settings around the world. Covers some of the most prominent theoretical approaches in social and cultural anthropology, which are scrutinized by in-depth ethnographic accounts of Islamic practices in various sociopolitical contexts. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 519.  Applied Anthropology   3 credit hours

The application of anthropological knowledge in the solution of social problems in industry, public health and public administration. Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 522.  Art and Culture   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A survey of the visual and performing arts of non-Western peoples with special attention to their relationships in the cultural setting. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 526.  Social Organization   3 credit hours

A survey of the varieties of social organization among peoples throughout the world. Deals with family systems, kinship, residence patterns; and lineage, clan and tribal organizations. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: 6 hours of anthropology.

ANTH 528.  Medical Anthropology   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. Studies the health and behaviors of various human societies, especially in, but not limited to, those outside the Western scientific tradition. Covers attitudes toward the etiology of disease, the techniques of healing, the use of curative drugs and other agents, the roles of healers and therapists, and the attitudes of the community toward the ill. A library or field research project is required. Prerequisite: 3 hours of nursing or 3 hours of anthropology or instructor's consent.

ANTH 538.  Early Man in the New World   3 credit hours

A critical examination of facts and theories concerning early man in the New World from the peopling of the continent to the beginning of the Archaic Tradition, and of the role of cultural contacts between Eastern Asia and North America. Prerequisite: ANTH 305.

ANTH 540.  The Indians of the United States: Conquest and Survival   3 credit hours

An anthropological inquiry into four centuries of cultural contact, conflict, resistance and renascence. Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or instructor's consent.

ANTH 542.  Women in Other Cultures   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as WOMS 542. Deals with the place of women in primitive and other non-Western societies, in various aspects of culture: political, economic, social, religious, domestic, intellectual, psychological and aesthetic. Compares and contrasts societies in order to see how different kinds of roles for women are related to different kinds of societies. Course includes diversity content.

ANTH 555.  Paleoanthropology and Human Paleontology   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A detailed examination of human evolutionary history as evidenced by fossil remains and a survey of various interpretive explanations of the fossil record. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or BIOL 210 or equivalent.

ANTH 557.  Human Osteology   3 credit hours

Deals with human skeletal and dental materials, with applications to both physical anthropology and archaeology. Lecture and extensive laboratory sessions; includes bone and tooth identifications, measurement and analysis, and skeletal preservation and reconstruction. Individual projects are undertaken. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or equivalent.

ANTH 562.  Introduction to GIS   3 credit hours

A skills and techniques course that introduces elementary concepts and tools of geographic information systems and the particular tools available in the program ArcGIS Desktop. Application of GIS tools and concepts to data analysis and interpretation, to behavioral pattern interpretation, and management decisions in using the data available from the WSU City Archeologist program and from the Sedgwick County GIS department are emphasized.

ANTH 597.  Topics In Anthropology   3 credit hours

Detailed study of topics in anthropology. Content varies with interest of instructor. Consult Schedule of Courses for current topic.

ANTH 597AF.  The Preservation of Artifacts in Relation to Exhibition   3 credit hours

Explores preservation techniques for artifacts on exhibit and the preparation of artifacts to go on exhibit. Techniques include general conservation, lighting and temperature. Students work independently on a project and work with artifacts to prepare for exhibit.

ANTH 600.  Forensic Anthropology   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as CJ 600. Encompasses the area of criminal investigation involving biological evidence: blood, hair, fingerprint, dentition and skeletal system. Covers procedures of collection, preservation, marking, transportation, referral, laboratory analysis, classification and identification emphasizing anthropological interpretation. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or equivalent.

ANTH 602.  Archaeological Laboratory Analysis   1-3 credit hours

Students analyze archaeological materials, including ceramic, lithic, faunal and vegetal remains according to accepted methods. Students learn to apply standard methods of identification and modes of interpretation to the materials to produce an acceptable archaeological report. Prerequisites: ANTH 502 and instructor's consent.

ANTH 606.  Museum Methods   3 credit hours

An introduction to museum techniques relating to the acquisition of collections and related procedures, such as accessioning, cataloging, documentation, presentation and storage. Emphasizes current trends in museological philosophy concerning purpose, function and relevance of museums, as well as career opportunities. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

ANTH 607.  Museum Exhibition   3 credit hours

Contemporary philosophy of exhibition design and the application of recent concepts to the planning and installation of an exhibit. Prerequisite: ANTH 606 or instructor's consent.

ANTH 609.  Biological Anthropology Laboratory Analysis   1-3 credit hours

Analyzes biological anthropology materials including human and nonhuman skeletal material of both forensic contemporary or prehistoric origin according to standardized methods for recording and collecting data in biological anthropology. Learn methods of identification, analysis and interpretation and prepare a standard technical report. Repeatable up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: ANTH 101, 106, 356 or 557.

ANTH 611.  Southwestern Archaeology   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. A comprehensive survey of the prehistoric, historic and living cultures of the American Southwest particularly emphasizing the cultural continuities and changes covering 11,000 years. Prerequisite: one introductory course in anthropology or departmental consent.

ANTH 612.  Indians of the Great Plains   3 credit hours

An investigation of the cultural dynamics of the Great Plains area from the protohistoric period to the present. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisites: 6 hours of anthropology and departmental consent.

ANTH 613.  Archaeology of the Great Plains   3 credit hours

General education advanced further study course. The archaeology of the Great Plains area from earliest evidence to the historic period. Prerequisite: one introductory course in anthropology or departmental consent.

ANTH 647.  Theories of Culture   3 credit hours

A survey of the main theoretical movements in cultural anthropology, including both historical and contemporary schools of thought. Prerequisite: 6 hours of anthropology.

ANTH 651.  Language & Culture   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as LING 651 and MCLL 651. An introduction to the major themes in the interactions of language and society, and language and culture, including ethnography of communication, linguistic relativity and determinism; types of language contact, the linguistic repertoire, and cross-cultural discourse analysis. Content may vary with instructor. Prerequisite: 3 hours of linguistics or MCLL 351 or 6 hours of anthropology.

ANTH 662.  Topics in Spatial Analysis   3 credit hours

Explores ways, means, techniques and methods to analyze geospatial data. Geographic analysis with GIS can identify patterns, relationships and trends that lead to better decision making. The class begins with six of the most common geographic analysis tasks: mapping where things are, mapping the most and least, mapping density, finding a boundary and what is inside the boundary, finding what is nearby, and mapping what has changed. The second half of the class covers analytical topics that range from identifying patterns and clusters, to analyzing geographic relationships. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in the elementary GIS course or instructor's consent. Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software suite is also a must.

ANTH 680.  CRM Archaeology   3 credit hours

A review of the major federal and selected state laws and regulations affecting the practice of archaeology and anthropology in the area of Cultural Resources Management and historic preservation in the United States. Discussion focuses on the public concern with historic and cultural resources and archaeology, balancing research and planning needs, and interaction between clients and agencies.

ANTH 690.  Field Methods in Anthropology   1-8 credit hours

Instructs the student in archaeological and ethnological field methods through actual participation in a field research program. The project depends upon the specific summer session and varies from year to year. A maximum of 6 credit hours can be counted toward either the BA or MA degree in anthropology. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

ANTH 736.  Advanced Studies in Archaeology and Ethnohistory   3 credit hours

Special area and theory problems in a historical approach to culture. Prerequisites: graduate standing and 6 hours of anthropology.

ANTH 746.  Advanced Studies in Cultural Anthropology   3 credit hours

Entails an in-depth coverage of selected topics in cultural anthropology, including social structure, economic and political organization, religion, personality, arts and knowledge systems, and current research methods. Prerequisites: graduate standing and 6 hours of anthropology, including ANTH 647 or equivalent as determined by the graduate coordinator.

ANTH 750.  Workshop   1-4 credit hours

Short-term courses focusing on anthropological problems. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

ANTH 756.  Advanced Studies in Biological Anthropology   1-3 credit hours

In-depth coverage of selected topics in biological anthropology, including the history of evolutionary thought, human variation, growth and development, population dynamics, paleoanthropology and primatology. Focuses on current issues, method and theory in biological anthropology. Prerequisites: graduate standing and 6 hours of anthropology (must include ANTH 101 or instructor's consent).

ANTH 770.  Advanced Readings   1-3 credit hours

Provides opportunities for additional student research and reading on concepts and topics covered in the core graduate courses, ANTH 736, Advanced Studies in Archeology and Ethnohistory; ANTH 746, Advanced Studies in Cultural Anthropology; and ANTH 756, Advanced Studies in Biological Anthropology. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisites: full graduate standing, completion of one core course (ANTH 736, 746 or 756), departmental consent.

ANTH 781.  Cooperative Education   1-4 credit hours

Provides practical experience that complements the student's academic program. Requires consultation with, and approval by, an appropriate faculty sponsor. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements. Repeatable for credit. Graded Cr/NCr. Prerequisite: graduate status.

ANTH 798.  Introduction to Research   3 credit hours

Research methodology in anthropology, including bibliography, research design and the philosophy of research. Prerequisites: full graduate standing and completion of at least one of the following core courses: ANTH 736, 746, or 756.

ANTH 801.  Seminar in Archaeology   3 credit hours

Comprehensive analysis of archaeological data emphasizing theoretical problems of interpretation and reconstruction. Repeatable up to 6 hours.

ANTH 802.  Methods In Anthropology   2-3 credit hours

Develops abilities in the conception and investigation of anthropological problems, and interview and observation techniques, as well as more specialized methods such as photography, mapping and tape recording. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ANTH 820.  Seminar in Biological Anthropology   3 credit hours

Analysis and discussion of ancient fossil, prehistoric, historic and recent/modern biological variation in an anthropological perspective. Can include advanced studies of human variation and skeletal biology, demography and population genetics in anthropology, advanced studies in paleoanthropology and issues in the debate over micro and macro levels of evolution, and quantitative applications to the study of human variation in anthropological contexts. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ANTH 837.  Seminar in Cultural Anthropology   3 credit hours

Intensive study of advanced theoretical questions in cultural anthropology. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisites: graduate standing and 5 hours of completed graduate coursework in anthropology including ANTH 746.

ANTH 847.  Colloquium in Anthropology   1 credit hour

Seminar-style experience in recent research in all of the subfields of anthropology. Allows those students preparing their first papers for presentation at professional conferences to present them before a critical but friendly audience. May be repeated once for additional credit. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: graduate standing in anthropology.

ANTH 848.  Recent Developments in Anthropology   3 credit hours

A review of the latest discoveries and interpretations in the science of human beings. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: 5 hours of anthropology.

ANTH 870.  Independent Readings   1-3 credit hours

Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ANTH 871.  Internship in Anthropology   1-2 credit hours

Students following applied or multidisciplinary tracks, such as museology, international business education, or health professions receive professional work experience in their field through an internship at a designated workplace approved by departmental committee. Course requires a written report. Prerequisite: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756, and committee consent.

ANTH 872.  Internship in Anthropology   1-2 credit hours

Students following applied or multidisciplinary tracks, such as museology, international business education, or health professions receive professional work experience in their field through an internship at a designated workplace approved by departmental committee. Course requires a written report. Prerequisite: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756, and committee consent.

ANTH 873.  Advanced Projects in Anthropology   1-2 credit hours

In consultation with their major adviser and committee, students design a project (e.g., a museum exhibit, a written plan for an international business venture, a lesson plan for an anthropology unit in schools) that applies anthropological method and theory to the specific needs of an institution, group or population. Requires a tangible end product (e.g., paper, thesaurus and/or visual production or exhibit). Prerequisite: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756, and committee consent.

ANTH 874.  Advanced Projects in Anthropology   1-2 credit hours

In consultation with their major adviser and committee, students design a project (e.g., a museum exhibit, a written plan for an international business venture, a lesson plan for an anthropology unit in schools) that applies anthropological method and theory to the specific needs of an institution, group or population. Requires a tangible end product (e.g., paper, thesaurus and/or visual production or exhibit). Prerequisite: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756, and committee consent.

ANTH 875.  Thesis   1-2 credit hours

Prerequisite: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756 and committee consent.

ANTH 876.  Thesis   1-2 credit hours

Prerequisite: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756 and committee consent.