4510 - Anthropology
A student may obtain a minor in anthropology by successfully completing Anthropology 152; 6 hours from Anthropology 207, 208, 210 and 211; and 9 hours of anthropology at the 300 or 400 level. Total: 18 hours. Minimum 2.0 average in all courses attempted for the minor.
4570 - Geography
A student may obtain a minor in geography by successfully completing Geography 101 and 104 plus 12 other hours in geography, at least 9 of which are at the 300 or 400 level.
Total: 18 hours.
Minimum 2.0 average in all courses attempted for the minor.
ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES (ANTH)
152 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
Cultural and biological development of human society as interpreted by the anthropologist from the remains of prehistoric life and the culture of contemporary humans. Every semester.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisite: approval of Department Head.
207 Physical Anthropology (3)
An examination of the biological origins and current diversity of humans and their closest primate relatives (monkeys and apes). This is achieved through the scientific study of evolution, particularly human evolution, using genetics, fossils, animal studies and data on human variation through the world. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours.
208 Cultural Anthropology (3)
The comparative study of culture, social organization, economics, government, education, religion, language, and arts in various primitive and present societies; cultural integration and change. Every semester.
210 Anthropological Linguistics (3)
A first course in the nature of language and the analysis of linguistic structures with special reference to non-western languages. Fall semester.
211 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
The study of human prehistoric and historic past as derived from the archaeological record. Basic techniques, methods, theoretical approaches, and major conclusions of archaeological investigation. Every semester.
229 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3)
This course is a general introduction to the peoples and cultures of Latin America. Topics cover the sociopolitical and economic systems of indigenous peoples, rural-urban migration, peoples of the rainforests and their interaction with the local ecology, labor migration to the United States, and the survival of native culture in Latin America.
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 305 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 315 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.