University of Vermont


College of Education and Social Services
Anthropology Major Concentration
(Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary and Physical Education)

Minimum of 30 credit hours required.

Complete Three of the Following Courses
9 cr. hrs.
ANTH 021 D2: Human Cultures
ANTH 024 D2: Prehistoric Archaeology
ANTH 026 Biological Anthropology
ANTH 028 D2: Linguistic Anthropology
Select Four Anthropology Electives at the 100 Level or Above
12 cr. hrs.
ANTH Elective at the 100 Level or Above
ANTH Elective at the 100 Level or Above
ANTH Elective at the 100 Level or Above
ANTH Elective at the 100 Level or Above
Select Two Anthropology Electives at the 200 Level or Above
6 cr. hrs.
ANTH Elective at the 200 Level or Above
ANTH Elective at the 200 Level or Above
Select One Additional Anthropology Electives at Any Level
3 cr. hrs.
ANTH Elective at the 00 Level or Above  
30 cr. hrs.

The following courses are likely to be particular relevant for those studying early childhood education majors, but many other courses may be of interest. See the catalog for a full listing.

The fourth introductory course from above (ANTH 21, 24, 26, or 28)
Special Topics class as offered and relevant (ANTH 095/96, 195/196, 295/296)

Topical classes of relevance and interest, such as the following:
ANTH 040- Parenting and Childhood
Introduction to the anthropology of parenting and childhood from birth to adolescence. Both biological anthropological and cultural anthropological approaches are explored through a cross-cultural perspective. Credits: 2.00-3.00

ANTH 055 - Business Anthropology
Combines practical and academic perspectives in the cross-cultural study of business values and practices. Comparative studies include business cultures, cross- cultural marketing, management issues, and globalization. Online, Summer session only.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 102 - Anthropology of Sports
This course examines the cultural significance of sports from around the world. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 142 - Introduction to Syntax
This course serves as an introduction to the syntax of natural languages and a rigorous approach to the analysis of sentence structure. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080. Cross-listed with: CSD 166, LING 166.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 172 - D2: Gender, Sex and Culture
Cross-cultural study of gender, sex and sexuality, including exploring the cultural construction of categories and cultural practices related to gender, sex and sexuality. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021. Cross-listed with: GSWS 165.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 174 - D2:Culture, Health and Healing
Introduction to medical anthropology. Social and cultural perspectives on health and illness experiences, doctor-patient interactions, healing practices, and access to health and health care. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or three credits of Sociology. Cross-listed with: SOC 155.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 178 - Sociolinguistics
Exploration of language and nonverbal interactions as cultural activities. Focus on rules and patterns people display appropriate to communication and social interaction. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080. Cross-listed with: LING 178.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 180 - D2: Psychological Anthropology
Examines the role of culture in shaping personhood, identity, experience, cognition, emotion, mental illness, interpersonal relations, socialization processes, and human development across the lifecycle. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 184 - Street Children
Explores elements that both connect and distinguish populations of street children worldwide from an anthropological perspective. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 185 - D2:Food and Culture
This course examines how the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of food are rich symbolic processes through which humans interact with our natural and social environments. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Cross-listed with: NFS 185.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 187 - D1: Race and Ethnicity
Description and analysis of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in the U.S. Examination of social/cultural patterns in the larger society and in these groups themselves. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Cross-listed with: SOC 119.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 202 - Anthropology of Media
Examines the major analytical frameworks, theoretical debates, and methodological tools for studying contemporary media technologies and expressive cultures anthropologically. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 021; one 100-level ANTH course.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 228 - Social Organization
Examination of the basic anthropological concepts and theories used in the cross-cultural analysis of kinship and marriage. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 272 - Language, Gender and Sexuality
Examines different theoretical approaches to understanding gender and sexuality through the study of language use, emphasizing analysis of crosscultural data from a linguistic anthropological perspective. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080 and one 100-level Anthropology or Linguistics course. Cross-listed with: LING 272.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 290 - Meth of Ethnographic Field Wrk
Examination of theoretical and ethical premises of field work methodology with practical experience in participant observation, interviewing, the genealogical method, and the recording of data. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Anthropology. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00

Culture/Area classes of relevance and interest, such as the following.
ANTH 152 - D2: Chinese Culture
Introduction to Chinese culture and society, examining core cultural values and practices, gender and the lifecycle, sociocultural diversity, impacts of economic development and social change. [COVERS DIFFERENCES IN EDUCATIONS SYSTEMS OF CHINA VS. US]
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 153 - Gender in the Middle East
Exploring gendered aspects of religion, colonialism, anti-colonial struggles, feminism, revolution, family law, citizenship, expressive culture, and conflict through ethnography of the Middle East. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 155 - Anthropology of Islam
Ethnographic study of religious practice and social life of contemporary Muslim communities worldwide, including shared tradition, cultural diversity, community and personhood, gender, politics, and Islamic revitalization. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or ANTH 028.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 162 - D2: Cultures of Africa
Ethnographic survey of representative native societies of sub-Saharan Africa and major colonial/immigrant minorities emphasizing changes resulting from colonialism, independence, and modernization. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 164 - Indians of the NE: Vermont
Vermont's native peoples from their earliest appearance in the region until today. Archaeological and ethnographic data reviewed in the broader perspective of aboriginal Northeastern cultural history. Prerequisites: ANTH 021 or ANTH 024. Cross-listed with: VS 164.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 165 - D2: Peoples of South Asia
Culture and social organization of peoples of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Theoretical issues in anthropological analysis of these societies discussed. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 166 - D2: Peoples of the Middle East
Culture and social organization of peoples living in lands from Morocco to Afghanistan, including a consideration of Islam. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00

ANTH 169 - D1: Latinos in the US
Survey of peoples of Latino/Hispanic descent living in the U.S. Course examines their similarities and differences in history, ethnic identification and cultural practices. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.00

Revised July 2015

Last modified June 08 2015 01:21 PM