Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Units: 3

Analysis of the nature of culture, its universal aspects and range of variations revealed by human history and world ethnography. Satisfies UNR Social Science core curriculum.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ANTH 102 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology Units: 3

Biological and evolutionary origins of humans, with consideration of population genetics, living primates, fossil records and human variation. Includes eight laboratory experiences. Satisfies UNR science core curriculum.

Enrollment requirements: Corequisite: ANTH 110L.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ANTH 110L - Physical Anthropology Laboratory Units: 1

Practical experience in aspects of physical anthropology: the mechanisms of inheritance, osteology and forensic science, comparative anatomy and human evolution, the processes of human growth and aging, and aspects of modern human variability. Includes eight laboratory experiences. Satisfies UNR and UNLV core requirements for a laboratory science course.

Enrollment requirements: Corequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 198 - Selected Topics Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

ANTH 201 - Peoples and Cultures of the World Units: 3

Comparative survey of selected societies from throughout the world. Emphasis on the impact of global developments on traditional societies. Satisfies UNR social science or diversity core curriculum.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ANTH 202 - Archaeology Units: 3

An examination of the research goals, theoretical foundations and methods of anthropological archaeology. Examples are drawn from notable archaeological sites worldwide.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ANTH 205 - Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies Units: 3

Ethnic relations in the United States and other societies where cultural and `racial` pluralism illustrates problems and processes of social interaction. Same as SOC 205.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ANTH 208 - Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity Units: 3

This course explores the roles of culture in structuring the individual's self-identity, learning styles and sense of reality. The range of diversity in human socio-cultural institutions will be examined in terms of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and compatibility in education, the workplace and other environments. An emphasis will be placed on providing the skills necessary to work and live together regardless of ethnic, religious, race, gender, age and other cultural affiliations.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ANTH 225 - Archaeological Field Methods: Survey Units: 3

This course provides the student with introductory training in basic archaeological field survey techniques.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or permission of instructor.

ANTH 226 - Archaeological Field Methods: Excavation Units: 3

This course provides the student with introductory training in basic archaeological field excavation techniques.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or permission of instructor.

ANTH 227 - Foundations of Archaeological Lab Methods Units: 3

Basic hands-on introduction to archaeological lab methods which may include some or all of the following: inventory, processing, cataloging artifacts and preparing them for analysis and curation.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or permission of instructor.

ANTH 229 - Fundamentals of Applied Anthropology Units: 3

Fundamental survey of case studies examining various applications of anthropology in the resolution of human problems. Students will explore career opportunities for applied anthropologists and some of the roles of anthropologists in the world today. Students will participate in a class research project.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or SOC 101.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ANTH 279 - Para-Professional Skills in Social Science Units: 3

Students will learn basic technical skills to support professional anthropologists as they conduct various aspects of research, data management and analysis, composition and report production.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ANTH 229 (may be taken concurrently).

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ANTH 281 - Introduction to Language Units: 3

Nature and function of language, including an introduction to the linguistics subsystems of modern English and the development of the English language. Same as ENG 281.

ANTH 290 - Internship in Anthropology Units: 1-8

Supervised Para-professional work experience in one or more areas of anthropology under guidance of a professional anthropologist or related professional. Student will apply knowledge and skills to real on-the-job situations designed by a faculty advisor and an official from a public agency, academic institution or business.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ANTH 279 (may be taken concurrently).

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS