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Anthropology Course Descriptions

ANTH101M - Introduction to Anthropology (3-0-3)

Introduces students primarily to cultural anthropology, its key concepts, terminology, theories and research. Some aspects of physical anthropology and linguistics are also covered. Topics include culture, ethnocentrism, cultural aspects of language and communication, economic patterns, kinship, sex and marriage, socialization, social control, political organization, class and caste, ethnicity, gender, religion, beliefs and cultural change. (Fulfills Social Science requirement)

ANTH102M - Introduction to Archaeology (3-0-3)

For more than 100 years, archaeology has fascinated scholars and the public, from studies of our earliest ancestors to Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb to Indiana Jones. This introductory course surveys the rise of human civilization from the first apes to walk on two legs over 2.5 million years ago to the development of complex societies. This course will cover the shift from hunters and foragers to the development of food production and how the shift in the environment allowed humans to develop to today’s level of complexity. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL110M. (Fulfills Social Science requirement)

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