College of Arts and Sciences
302 Anthropological Theory (3)
A systematic survey of the development of major theories in anthropology with particular attention to theories of culture. Spring semester. Prerequisite: 9 hours of anthropology or approval of instructor.
305 Sex and Gender (3)
Evolutionary and cross-cultural analysis of formation of sex and gender in human societies, with special focus on the relative status of women, and the development of masculine and feminine differences in communication and activities. Prerequisite: Anthropology 152 or 207 or 208 or 210, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Womens Studies. 305. No credit for both Anthropology and Womens Studies 305.
306 World Prehistory (3)
Topics of world archaeology, covering the Paleolithic in the old and new worlds and the search for the prerequisites of civilization. On demand.
308 Applied Anthropology (3)
A systematic inquiry of various applications of anthropology to solve human problems, both internationally and within the United States. Discussions include the history of applied anthropology, ethical considerations, methods and the roles of anthropologists in contemporary cultural and economic development. Prerequisite: Anthropology 208 or approval of instructor.
311 Music of the World (3)
See Music 311.
314 Research Methods (3)
See Sociology 314. Fall semester.
315 Primate Behavior (3)
A comparative survey of the ecology, social behavior, and cognitive ability of nonhuman primates, especially monkeys and apes, with emphasis on the evolutionary factors that have shaped primate behavior. Prerequisites: Any of the following: Anthropology 152, Psychology 101, Anthropology 207 or approval of instructor. May be registered as Psychology 315. No credit in both Anthropology and Psychology 315.
320 Tennessee Archaeology (3)
The archaeology of prehistoric and historic Tennessee. Based on archaeological research, an overview of the history of human occupation in the state of Tennessee is presented. Emphasis on local sites whenever possible. Every third semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 208 or 211 or 340 or approval of instructor.
328 The Archaeology of Latin America (3)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the prehistory of their Latin American neighbors, highlighting some of the major cultural groups of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, including the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec and Aztec. It will provide the foundation needed to understand contemporary Latin America, highlighting continuities between the regions prehistoric cultures and todays indigenous groups.
330 Anthropology Through Film (3)
Perspectives on cultural and biological anthropology through documentary film, Hollywood popular culture feature films, television, and other media. The theory and methods of anthropological filmmaking, and the analysis of documentary and Hollywood popular cultures films screened in class. Students will have the option of producing their own short documentary film. Every third semester. Prerequisites: Anthropology 152 or 208 or approval of the instructor.
331 Chinese Society and Culture (3)
This course provides a general introduction of the culture and social structure of China. Topics of discussions include the origin of the Chinese culture, family and social organization, religion, ideology, and tradition vs. modernization. Every third semester. Prerequisites: Anthropology 208 or approval of the instructor.
332 Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa (3)
Social and ethnological study of the peoples and cultures of Africa. Traditions and modernization analyzed in light of the contact with Western cultures. Similarities and differences among societies in Africa. African cultures compared and contrasted with the West. Every fourth semester.
333 Peoples and Cultures of India (3)
Social and ethnological study of the peoples and cultures of India. Traditions and modernization analyzed in the light of the contact with the Western cultures. Uniformity and diversity of society in India compared and contrasted with the West. Every fourth semester.
334r American Indians (3)
Prehistory, ethnography, and contact history of indigenous peoples of the New World. May be repeated for credit when different topics have been specified as topics for different semesters. Every third semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral or Social Science course or approval of instructor.
335 Archaeological Field Methods (3 or 6)
Theory, method, and techniques of field research in archaeology, training and practice in surveying, photography, field recording, and other basic skills. Every summer. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.
340 Southeastern Indians (3)
Native Americans of the Southeast, their subsistence patterns, social organization, political structures, and belief systems, as derived from archaeological, documentary, and ethnographic sources. Emphasis is given to the late prehistoric and early historic periods. Every third semester. Prerequisites: Anthropology 208 or 211, or approval of the instructor.
350 Sex, Gender, and Language (3)
The role of language in the construction and expression of sex and gender in U.S. and other cultures. Topics include separate mens and womens languages; mens and womens different communication styles in intimate relationships, education, and the workplace; gender and identity; power; intimacy; sexual joking; and silencing of women. Every third semester.
351 Language and Communication (3)
The nature and evolution of communication, language, and speech. The relationship between language, culture, and society. Topics include nonverbal communication, animal communication, ethnolinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Every fourth semester.
360 Ape Language (3)
A review and critical analysis of sign language, speech, computer language, and other symbol studies with great apes and other intelligent animals. Examines the origins of culture, language, and intelligence in humans, and the ethical treatment of great apes and other intelligent animals in nature and under human care. Prerequisites: Any of the following: Anthropology 152, 207 or Psychology 101, or approval of instructor. May be registered as Psychology 360. No credit in both Anthropology 360 and Psychology 360.
365 Medicine and Disease: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
See Sociology 365.
366r Communications Laboratory (3)
Laboratory methods and field techniques of research in human and animal communication. Individual or group projects. Every third semester. Prerequisite: any general education Behavioral or social science course or approval of instructor.
410 Culture and Personality (3)
The influence of cultural patterns upon the development of personality; materials from simple and complex societies; national and tribal character, and relevant theoretical viewpoints. Every third semester. Prerequisites: 3 hours of sociology, anthropology, or psychology or approval of instructor.
412 Forensic Anthropology (3)
An introduction to the application of physical anthropology in forensic investigations. Emphasis is given to the role of the forensic anthropologist within the environment of a medical examiners office. Topics include the osteological assessments of age, sex, race, stature, trauma, pathology, taphonomy, and the estimation of the postmortem interval, combining lectures, readings, and anatomical laboratory exercises to understand the medicolegal importance of the human skeleton. Spring and Fall. Prerequisite: 3 hours Anthropology or approval of instructor. Formerly ANTH 375.