Anthropology (ANTH) Graduate Course Descriptions
ANTH 530. Research Methods in Archaeology.
Basic categories of archaeological methodology; general research, field, analytical, and quantitative methods. Prereq.: 230, 390, and/or permission. 3 credits S, ALT.
ANTH 531. Laboratory Methods in Archaeology.
Laboratory processing, classification and analysis of archaeological materials. Laboratory methods for the artifacts and ecofacts commonly recovered from archaeological contexts. 3 credits S.
ANTH 532. North American Archaeology.
Native American settlement and life in North America north of Mexico from 15,000+ years ago to the recent past, based on archaeological study. Examination of major debates and ethical issues in the excavation, analysis and interpretation of North American archaeological sites. 3 credits S, ALT.
ANTH 533. Archaeology of the Upper Midwest.
Environmental and geological setting, history of archaeology in the region, tribal archaeology and historic preservation, and legal aspects of archaeology in the upper Midwest as well as a chronological overview of regional prehistory. 3 credits S.
ANTH 547. Essentials of Forensic Anthropology.
Techniques for the location, recovery and laboratory analysis of human skeletal remains including sex, age, population affinity, stature, pathology and trauma. 3 credits S, ALT.
ANTH 550. Ethnographic Research Methods.
Practice and theory of ethnographic research. Research design, participant observation, interviewing, questionnaires, field note-taking and management, data analysis, ethics. Hand on exercises. Prereq.: 250, 3 additional credits, or permission. 3 credits S, ALT.
ANTH 563. Seminar.
Discussion and readings in advanced topics in anthropology. A specific topic selected each time offered. May be repeated. Prereq.: 101 or permission of instructor. 3 credits DEMAND.
ANTH 572. Topics/Fieldwork in Asian Homelands or Diaspora Communities.
Travel and field experience in Asian homelands or Diaspora communities. May be repeated with different nations to maximum of 9 credits. Winter Intersession 3 credits SUM, ALT.
ANTH 574. Culture and Family.
Family structure and dynamics in non-Western countries. Cultural variations, historical and contemporary family patterns, relationship of family to other institutions, comparisons of non-Western and Western families. Prereq.: SOC 160 or 250, or consent of instructor. 3 credits S, ALT.
ANTH 592. Field Research in Anthropology.
Anthropological field methods and directed research in one of the subdisciplines of anthropology: archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, or applied anthropology. Prereq.: consent of instructor. 1-6 credits SUM.
Anthropology (ANTH) Courses for Graduate Students Only
ANTH 630. Proseminar in Archaeology.
Archaeological theory and methods of inquiry, analysis, and explanation. Major historical developments in anthropological archaeology and contemporary theoretical perspectives. 3 credits S.
ANTH 631. Cultural Resources Management I.
Policies, laws, and organizations that are the foundation of modern cultural resources management. Federal, state, and tribal levels of legislation, policy and organization of public archaeology. Implementation and evaluation of professional standards in cultural resources management. 3 credits F.
ANTH 632. Cultural Resources Management II.
Practice of CRM archaeology, from research design to report completion. Budget preparation, evaluation of site significance, mitigation, artifact processing and analysis, and professional ethics. 3 credits S.
ANTH 640. Proseminar in Biological Anthropology.
Major topics and theoretical issues in contemporary biological anthropology, including human genetics, human and primate evolution, contemporary primate studies, and human variation. 3 credits S.
ANTH 644. Internship.
Internship in a professional cultural resources management setting for the purpose of obtaining experience and professional skills in the field. 1-9 credits DEMAND.
ANTH 650. Proseminar in Cultural Anthropology.
Major topics and theoretical issues in contemporary cultural anthropology, including ethnographic fieldwork and the processes affecting cultural variation, stability, and change. 3 credits F.
ANTH 652. Technical Writing in Anthropology.
Diverse forms of writing commonly required of anthropologists. Focus on the kinds of writing most often required of archaeologists and other CRM practitioners. 3 credits F.
ANTH 660. Topics in Applied Archaeology.
Topics related to cultural resources management/Applied Archaeology. 3 credit DEMAND.
ANTH 699. Thesis.
1-6 credits F, S.