ANTH - Anthropology

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

ANTH 502.  Introduction to Archaeological Laboratory Techniques   (1-3).

Introduces 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 for a total of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: ANTH 305.

ANTH 508.  Ancient Civilizations of the Americas   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences advanced further study course. Cultural survey of the Aztec, Maya and Inca. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

ANTH 510.  Archeology of the Ancient Maya   (3).

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).

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

ANTH 517.  Anthropology of Islam   (3).

Cross-listed as ANTH 397Q. 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).

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).

General education social and behavioral sciences advanced further study course. Surveys 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).

Surveys 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 credit hours of anthropology.

ANTH 528.  Medical Anthropology   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences 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 credit hours of nursing, or 3 credit hours of anthropology, or instructor's consent.

ANTH 538.  Early Man in the New World   (3).

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).

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).

Cross-listed as WOMS 542 and ANTH 397R. 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).

General education social and behavioral sciences advanced further study course. 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).

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).

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).

Detailed study of topics in anthropology. Content varies with interest of instructor. Consult Schedule of Courses for current topic. Repeatable for credit with a change of content.

ANTH 597AF.  The Preservation of Artifacts in Relation to Exhibition   (3).

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 597AO.  Archaeology of Colonialism   (3).

Explores the archaeology of colonial situations, from the Roman colonialism of Gaul to the Spanish conquest of California. Explores how new cultural identities form in these situations and how systems of power and resistance have shaped the course of history. Reading/writing heavy course, culminating in a research project of the students’ interest. Prerequisite: ANTH 103 or instructor's consent.

ANTH 597AP.  Current Research in Archaeology and Ethnohistory   (3).

Gives students hands-on experience in archaeological and ethnohistorical research by involving them in the Etzanoa Archaeological Project. The project is focused on the archaeological remains of the large town called Etzanoa that was visited by a Spanish expedition in 1601. The project involves not only archaeological excavation (done in the summertime) but also laboratory and library research. Students are involved in creating a complete digital library of documents regarding Wichita archaeology and history (requested by the tribe’s cultural affairs officer) with annotations. Project also includes assembling and analyzing historic photographs that can be used in future museum displays. The archaeological work includes processing specimens from the site and doing the background research necessary to interpret them. Some of the results of the research will be posted on Wikipedia.

ANTH 597AQ.  Intro to the Human Skeleton   (1).

Introduces the general anatomy of the human skeleton. Prepares students with little or no background in this area of study for more comprehensive coursework in human osteology.

ANTH 597AR.  Advanced Anthropology of Food and Nutrition   (3).

Explores the relationship between Homo sapiens and the food currently eaten — holistically pulling from biology, nutrition, history, archaeology, food science, and cultural studies. Students participate in a hands-on, applied learning event — cooking using ancient techniques. Graduate study encompasses enhanced reading, presentation and independent study.

ANTH 597AS.  Introduction to GIS   (3).

Skills and techniques course introduces elementary concepts and tools of geographic information systems and the particular tools available in the program ArcGIS Desktop. Applies GIS tools and concepts to data analysis and interpretation, to behavioral pattern interpretation, and data management decisions in sciences and social sciences. Experimental course taught entirely online.

ANTH 597AT.  Kansas Archaeology   (3).

Cross-listed as ANTH 397AT. Surveys the first 15,000 years of human behavior in Kansas. Section is designed for upper-division undergraduate students or graduate students.

ANTH 600.  Forensic Anthropology   (3).

Cross-listed as CJ 600. Course focus is on recovery, analysis and identification of human and non-human remains in the area of criminal investigation. Includes lecture and case study presentations, hands-on lab analysis and investigation of human skeletal material, forensic profile estimation, and investigation of trauma and assessment of manner of death; forensic anthropology crime scene survey, mapping and documentation. Covers procedures of collection, recording, stabilization and documentation and anthropological identification. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 and ANTH 557 or equivalent is required for all Anthropology, Forensic Science and other non-criminal justice students. All criminal justice students must complete ANTH 101 and CJ 191 prior to taking ANTH 600, and ANTH 557 is highly recommended.

ANTH 602.  Archaeological Laboratory Analysis   (1-3).

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).

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

ANTH 607.  Museum Exhibition   (3).

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).

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 for credit up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: ANTH 101, 106, 356 or 557.

ANTH 611.  Southwestern Archaeology   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences advanced further study course. 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).

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

ANTH 613.  Archaeology of the Great Plains   (3).

General education social and behavioral sciences 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).

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

ANTH 651.  Language & Culture   (3).

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).

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).

Reviews 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).

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).

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

ANTH 746.  Advanced Studies in Cultural Anthropology   (3).

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 credit hours of anthropology, including ANTH 647 or equivalent as determined by the graduate coordinator.

ANTH 750.  Workshop   (1-4).

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

ANTH 750N.  Advanced Museum Independent Study   (3).

Arranged course. Advanced research in the application of museum studies. The student works independently in an area pertaining to museum studies including research, preservation, exhibition and education.

ANTH 750P.  Museum Internship   (3).

Arranged course. For students earning their museum studies certificate. Students intern in an area museum.

ANTH 756.  Advanced Studies in Biological Anthropology   (1-3).

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 credit hours of anthropology (must include ANTH 101 or instructor's consent).

ANTH 770.  Advanced Readings   (1-3).

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 for credit up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: full graduate standing, completion of one core course (ANTH 736, 746 or 756), departmental consent.

ANTH 781.  Cooperative Education   (1-4).

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. Prerequisite: graduate status.

ANTH 798.  Introduction to Research   (3).

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).

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

ANTH 802.  Methods In Anthropology   (2-3).

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 for credit up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ANTH 820.  Seminar in Biological Anthropology   (3).

Analyzes and discusses 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 for credit up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ANTH 837.  Seminar in Cultural Anthropology   (3).

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

ANTH 847.  Colloquium in Anthropology   (1).

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. Repeatable once for additional credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing in anthropology.

ANTH 848.  Recent Developments in Anthropology   (3).

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

ANTH 870.  Independent Readings   (1-3).

Repeatable for credit up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ANTH 871.  Internship in Anthropology   (1-2).

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).

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).

In consultation with their major advisor 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). Prerequisites: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756, and committee consent.

ANTH 874.  Advanced Projects in Anthropology   (1-2).

In consultation with their major advisor 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). Prerequisites: full graduate standing, completion of ANTH 736, 746, 756, and committee consent.

ANTH 875.  Thesis   (1-2).

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

ANTH 876.  Thesis   (1-2).

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