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UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Anthropology

ANTH 014 - Languages of the World

An exploration of the incredible inventory of the world's languages, addressing language universals and the breadth of language variation. Students investigate how linguists group and compare languages and the complex relations between global processes, world languages, and political/cultural boundaries. Cross-listed with: LING 014.

ANTH 021 - D2:SU: Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to cultural anthropology, using fieldwork-based concepts and methods to study diverse cultural views and practices, varied forms of social organization, and contemporary global issues.

ANTH 024 - D2:SU: Prehistoric Archaeology

Examination of the origins and development of culture from the earliest human fossils through the appearance of civilization; the nature of archaeological data and interpretations.

ANTH 026 - D2:Biological Anthropology

Introduction to the study of the evolution and physical variation of humanity from a biocultural perspective.

ANTH 028 - D2: Linguistic Anthropology

Introduction to linguistic anthropology, focusing on language and communication as they pertain to human culture and human social interaction.

ANTH 059 - D2:SU: Culture and Environment

Integrated Social Science Program seminar exploring the importance of anthropological and cultural perspectives for critical understanding of global environmental issues.

ANTH 095 - Introductory Special Topics

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ANTH 103 - Political Anthropology

This course explores the cultural aspects of political institutions, structures, and processes in societies from around the world. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.

ANTH 104 - D2:Archaeology of the Americas

Archaeological overview of North and South America from the peopling of the New World to European contact in the sixteenth century. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing.

ANTH 105 - Introduction to the Major

Seminar-style introduction to the Anthropology major focusing on skill-building, course selection, internships, service learning, research or teaching assistantships, study abroad, fieldwork, senior projects/theses, and grant opportunities. Prerequisites: Anthropology major and one of the following: ANTH 021, ANTH 024, ANTH 026, or ANTH 028.

ANTH 112 - Introduction to Syntax

Introduction to the syntax of natural languages and a rigorous approach to the analysis of sentence structure. Prerequisite: LING 080 or ANTH 028.

ANTH 160 - D1: North American Indians

Ethnographic survey of major Native American cultures the United States against background of aboriginal culture history and problems of contact with European cultures. Alternate years. Prerequisite: ANTH 021 or 3 credits in a social science.

ANTH 191 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 192 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 193 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

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ANTH 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 210 - Archaeological Theory

Development of archaeology from the 19th century to the present including concepts of form, space and time, intellectual attitudes, current systems theory, and research strategies. Prerequisites: ANTH 024 and one 100-level Anthropology course, or HST 121, HST 122, or HST 149, or HP 201, or graduate standing in Historic Preservation Program.

ANTH 283 - Colonialism

The concepts, ideologies, and practice(s) of colonialism within a sociocultural and historical context emphasizing the cultures of the colonizer and the colonized and the interaction thereof. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course. Alternate years.

ANTH 288 - Anthropology of Global Health

Examines the core concepts, approaches, and findings of the discipline of medical anthropology in examining problems of global health in resource-poor settings and considers the contributions of anthropology to interdisciplinary global health research and applied interventions. Prerequisites: ANTH 021 or ANTH 026 or ANTH 089; ANTH 174 or another 100-level Anthropology course.

ANTH 292 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 293 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ANTH 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing; Instructor permission