Anthropology

Foundations of Linguistics: General Anthropology (ANTH 2023.01)

Instructor: Lamont Lindstrom
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

Basic linguistic concepts and analysis are introduced, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and historical linguistics. Emphasis on use of linguistic theories and methods of analysis in describing human cognition, culture, and the social order.

Human Development and Diversity (ANTH 2033.01)

Instructor: Miriam Belmaker
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Humans as biological and cultural organisms. Discussion of evolutionary theory, modern human variability, human skeletal analysis, monkey and ape behavior, and human evolution. Emphasis on the complex interaction of biology, culture, and environment.

Patterns in Culture: Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2043.01)

Instructor: Garrick Bailey
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Human cultural institutions are described and analyzed, drawing examples from non-industrial societies. Emphasis on the ways anthropologists study people, ideas, patterns of behavior, and material life.

Cultures Before History: Archaeology (ANTH 2053.01)

Instructor: Briggs Buchanan
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays — 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

The methods and results of archaeological research are introduced and described. The goals, assumptions, and techniques of modern archaeology are illustrated using prehistoric data from both the Old and New Worlds.

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (ANTH 3443.01)

Instructor: Lamont Lindstrom
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays — 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Magic, witchcraft, and religion from a cross-cultural perspective, with emphasis on beliefs and practices of non-Western peoples. Topics include shamanism, sorcery, ritual and symbol, rites of passage, and cult movements. Emphasis on the diversity of beliefs and practices and their possible functions in human societies.