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    Jun 25, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Anthropology (ANTH)

  
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    ANTH 410 - Principles of Cultural Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Exploration and illustration of major concepts, theories, and methods in cultural anthropology, with application to analysis of specific ethnographies.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 413 - Dynamics of Health and Illness

    3 Credit Hours
    Socio-cultural dimensions of health, illness, health care systems, and the body. Includes examination of global epidemics and health issues related to disasters. Overview of methods and theories in medical anthropology. Writing-emphasis course.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 414 - Political Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Examination of the organization and dynamics of power and politics in both stateless and state-level societies. Role of symbols, rituals, and ideologies in producing and reproducing power relations. The relationship between actors (individuals) and structures. The encapsulation of traditional political forms and systems within modern states. Writing-emphasis course.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 415 - Environmental Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Overview of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of human / environmental interactions. Impacts of environmental change on society and culture; human impacts on environmental change.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 416 - Engaged Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Explores how applying principals, methods, and ethics of anthropology can have real impact in everyday life and work to address contemporary social problems in non-academic settings. Addresses applied, public, and activist dimensions of anthropology.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 419 - Anthropology of Human Rights

    3 Credit Hours
    Overview of the development and global spread of modern human rights concepts and instruments, with intensive focus on problems of universal rights, cultural relativism, and the anthropological study of specific human rights issues such as terror, torture, and violence against women. Writing emphasis course.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 420 - Disasters

    3 Credit Hours
    Examines how anthropological approaches and research can play a vital role in disaster prevention, preparedness, and response using communities in crisis as our foci of discussion. Will examine the topic of disasters from both an analytical and case studies approach.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 421 - Refugees and Displaced People

    3 Credit Hours
    Examines historical and contemporary issues facing refugees and displaced people worldwide from socio-cultural and human rights perspectives. Topics addressed include the theory, methods and ethics of research with refugees and displaced people, international legal frameworks, the role of culture, political dynamics of refugee movements and internal displacement, and critical approaches to humanitarian responses.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 422 - Anthropology of Global Inequality

    3 Credit Hours
    Survey of the study of global inequality, exploring the problem of inequality through a range of theoretical and ethnographic accounts in anthropology and related disciplines. Emphasis on poverty and structural inequality in the contemporary world in relation to neoliberalism, globalization and climate change.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 423 - Anthropology of Gender

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduces debates and perspectives in the anthropological study of gender and gender relations. Examines different approaches to the study and conceptualization of gender across the globe, with a focus on how gender and sexuality are related to other social practices and categories, including ethnicity and race, socioeconomic status, nation, citizenship, etc. The course fosters an appreciation for the rich diversity of human practices and beliefs connected to gender in the U.S. and abroad.
  
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    ANTH 425 - Humanitarianism

    3 Credit Hours
    Provides a critical survey of theoretical and ethnographic studies of modern humanitarianism, with particular emphasis on the relationship between humanitarianism and cultural, economic and political orders associated with global capitalism. Explores critical questions around democracy, development, human rights and social justice in relation to the ideologies and practices of humanitarianism.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 432 - Anthropology of Warfare, Violence, and Peace

    3 Credit Hours
    Origins and tactics of warfare; overview of cultural foundations and impacts of warfare and nonviolence; distinctions among aggression, conflict, violence, war; dynamics of militarization and peacebuilding.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 435 - Historical Archaeology Laboratory

    3 Credit Hours
    Laboratory procedures for processing, identification, and interpretation of artifacts from historical sites. Artifactual material from historic East Tennessee sites used for class projects.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
    Recommended Background: 361.
  
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    ANTH 436 - Cities and Sanctuaries of the Greek and Roman World

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Classics 436.)

  
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    ANTH 441 - Topics in Cultural Method and Theory

    3 Credit Hours
    Variable topics focusing on contemporary issues in cultural anthropology method and theory. Writing emphasis course.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137.
  
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    ANTH 442 - Archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Classics 442.)

  
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    ANTH 443 - Archaeology and Art of Ancient Greece

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Classics 443.)

  
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    ANTH 444 - Archaeology and Art of Ancient Italy and Rome

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Classics 444.)

  
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    ANTH 449 - Big-data Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Big-data research is now a major part of the social sciences, including anthropology. Course combines lectures with practical tutorials in computational approaches using digital data on cultural change, from ancient to contemporary social media. Students are encouraged to bring a laptop, but no programming experience is required.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 130 or 137 or 210.
  
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    ANTH 454 - Archaeology of The African Diaspora

    3 Credit Hours
    Historical archaeology of African, North American and Latin American sites relating to the transatlantic slave trade and the experiences of enslaved Africans in the New World from the 15th to the 19th centuries.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
    Recommended Background: 361.
  
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    ANTH 455 - Archaeological Foodways

    3 Credit Hours
    Seminar class is designed to survey the complex behaviors by which humans produce, prepare, present, and consume foods and the various methods used by archaeologists (including paleoethnobotany, zooarchaeology, osteology, residue analysis, and other artifact analyses) to address foodways and larger interpretations of lifeways at archaeological sites.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 460 - Paleoethnobotany


    Seminar class provides advanced undergraduate students a comprehensive understanding of the methods and applications of paleoethnobotany within archaeology, as well as providing some hands-on experience in working with archaeological plant remains.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 461 - Archaeological Resource Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Federal legislation and regulations affecting identification, protection, and management of archaeological resources. Professional ethics and responsibilities and relationship of federal and state agencies, public interest groups, and professional archaeologists in conduct of federally sponsored archaeology.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 462 - Early European Prehistory

    3 Credit Hours
    Origins and evolution of human culture in Europe through beginnings of settled life. Primary focus on Paleolithic/Mesolithic chronology and lifeways. Writing-emphasis course.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 463 - Rise of Complex Civilizations

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of complex societies in old world from origins of agricultural economics to rise of states. Focus on Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Metal Age lifeways in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Writing-emphasis course.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 464 - Principles of Zooarchaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic osteological studies of major vertebrate groups; with emphasis on the aboriginal’s use of animals in subsistence and culture. Identification and interpretation of archaeologically derived molluscan and vertebrate remains; with introduction to laboratory use of comparative collections.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 466 - Archaeology of Southeastern United States

    3 Credit Hours
    Archaeological research on prehistoric American Indian cultures in Southeastern United States.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 120 or 127.
  
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    ANTH 480 - Human Osteology

    4 Credit Hours
    Intensive examination of the human skeleton.
    Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.
  
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    ANTH 484 - Museum Studies III: Field Projects

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Art 484.)

  
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    ANTH 489 - Forensic Science and Human Rights

    3 Credit Hours
    Overview of the intersection of forensic science and human rights, emphasizing forensic anthropologists’ role in human rights investigations. Practical, ethical, and theoretical implications of scientific work in the human rights arena. Special topics and in-depth case studies illustrating the complexity of human rights oriented forensic science work.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117, 419.
  
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    ANTH 490 - Primate Evolution

    3 Credit Hours
    Living and fossil primate taxonomy, ecology, and comparative anatomy. Survey of primate fossil record with emphasis on the origin or major primate lineages.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.
    Registration Restriction(s): Anthropology major.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 494 - Primate Behavior

    3 Credit Hours
    Social organization and behavior of selected primates: group composition, size, and structure; patterns of mating; other social interactions; communication; and cultural behavior. Application of primate studies to human ethology.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.
    Registration Restriction(s): Anthropology major.
  
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    ANTH 500 - Thesis

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Grading Restriction: P/NP grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated.
    Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 501 - Graduate Research

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Independent investigation of special problems in anthropology.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 18 hours.
  
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    ANTH 502 - Registration for Use of Facilities

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed.
    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated.
    Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements.
    Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 504 - Anthropological Statistics I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to frequentist statistics (including standard parametric statistics and some of their nonparametric correlates) emphasizing anthropological applications, available methods and appropriate usage. Exploratory data sets will be provided to facilitate learning, and students may additionally provide their own data.
  
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    ANTH 510 - Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of primary theoretical orientations by cultural anthropologists; formulation of research problems and methods of collecting, organizing, and utilizing data.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 511 - Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Seminars for advanced students on topics of special interest: ethnomedicine, psychological anthropology, comparative social organization, religion, and art.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 520 - Seminar in Zooarchaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Approaches to analysis and interpretation of archaeological fauna. Intensive reading; evaluation and discussion of major faunal studies, guides to identification, methods of presenting faunal data.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
  
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    ANTH 521 - Laboratory Studies in Zooarchaeology

    4 Credit Hours
    Examination and comparison of skeletons of major vertebrate groups, shells of terrestrial and aquatic mollusks, in relation to animal remains from archaeological contexts. Basic osteology and shell characters of species encountered in aboriginal sites; use of comparative collections.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours.
  
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    ANTH 522 - Seminar in Archaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Theoretical and practical issues in contemporary archaeology: ethnoarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, taphonomy, ceramic analysis, agricultural origins, and regional archaeological cultures.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
  
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    ANTH 523 - Anthropology of Genocide

    3 Credit Hours
    Seminar in the comparative analysis of the context and causes of genocides, with attention to problems of prevention, intervention, post-genocide dynamics, and the search for international justice. Methods and challenges of post-genocide research in cultural anthropology, archaeology, and forensics.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 530 - Fieldwork in Archaeology

    3-9 Credit Hours
    Practicum in surveying, excavating, processing, and analysis of archaeological data.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 531 - Ethnographic Research Methods

    3 Credit Hours
    Conceptual and practical exploration of methods and techniques cultural anthropologists use in fieldwork. Research design, ethical considerations, field safety, and qualitative data collection and analysis methods are addressed.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 550 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Review of recent directions in method and theory in anthropology.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
  
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    ANTH 551 - Hunter-gatherer Archaeology and Ethnography

    3 Credit Hours
    Advanced seminar directed to the current literature and thinking about hunter-gatherers worldwide.
  
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    ANTH 552 - Peopling of the Americas

    3 Credit Hours
    Archaeological, bioanthropological, linguistic and paleoenvironmental evidence associated with the initial human settlement of the Americas during the late Pleistocene.
  
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    ANTH 560 - Theory in Archaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Detailed consideration of theory in contemporary archaeology: models of scientific explanation, research design, archaeological formation processes, and methods of analysis and interpretation.
  
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    ANTH 562 - Special Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Classics 562.)

  
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    ANTH 565 - Graduate Seminar in Ancient Mediterranean Civilization

    3 Credit Hours
    Cross-listed: (See Classics 565.)

  
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    ANTH 581 - Forensic Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Application of human identification methods to skeletal/dental tissues. Evolving role of forensic anthropology in medico-legal system. Relationship of anthropology to pathology, odontology and subsequent legal responsibilities.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480.
  
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    ANTH 582 - Paleoanthropology

    4 Credit Hours
    Fossil record from origin of hominids to appearance of anatomically modern humans. Functional morphology and phylogenetic relationships of fossil humans.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480.
  
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    ANTH 583 - Skeletal Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    Practical and theoretical approaches to analysis of prehistoric human skeletal remains. Demography, vital statistics, pathology, nutrition, and measures of biological relationships as related to population as adaptive unit.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480.
  
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    ANTH 584 - Seminar in Bioarchaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Method and theory in Bioarchaeology, incorporating aspects of Biological Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. The focus is on traditional methodological issues and the application of recent social theory to the analysis of the mortuary record.
    Recommended Background: Human osteology and basic bioarchaeology.
  
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    ANTH 585 - Laboratory Studies in Biological Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Topical coverage of laboratory methods in biological anthropology.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 586 - Anthropological Genetics

    3 Credit Hours
    Method and theory of Anthropological Genetics, applying methods from genetics and genomics to issues in Anthropology. The course explores recent innovations in the field with respect to human variation and human origins.
    Recommended Background: Basic genetics and evolutionary biology.
  
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    ANTH 590 - Theory in Biological Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Development of theoretical orientations in biological anthropology, with emphasis on evolutionary theory.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 591 - Foreign Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
  
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    ANTH 592 - Off-Campus Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
  
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    ANTH 593 - Independent Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
  
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    ANTH 595 - Biomechanics

    3 Credit Hours
    Lecture-based seminar focusing on the basic concepts of biomechanics and how they relate to the study of vertebrates, especially humans. A review of bone biology is followed by scaling relationships (allometry) and basic mechanics, statics and bone, and finally kinematic and energetic studies.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480 or equivalent.
    Recommended Background: Human anatomy, preferably Anthropology 695.
  
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    ANTH 596 - Evolutionary Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    Presents a critical understanding of the evolutionary processes that shape biological variation, and the effects of those processes on the cellular, organismal, population, and species levels.
    Recommended Background: Advanced biological anthropology method and theory, advanced statistics, basic calculus.
  
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    ANTH 600 - Doctoral Research and Dissertation

    3-15 Credit Hours
    Grading Restriction: P/NP only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 601 - Advanced Graduate Research

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Independent investigation of special problems in anthropology by advanced graduate students.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Credit Restriction: Only 3 hours may be applied toward the 600-level requirement.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 604 - Anthropological Statistics II

    3 Credit Hours
    Advanced frequentist statistics for anthropology focusing on multivariate methods, time series analyses, resampling statistics, maximum likelihood analyses, with an introduction to Bayesian approaches. While exploratory data sets will be provided, students are strongly encouraged to supply their own research data to facilitate learning.
    Registration Restriction(s): Must have completed Anthropology 504 or its equivalent with at least a B. Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 611 - Advanced Seminar in Cultural Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Critical evaluation of current issues in theory and data interpretation.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 613 - Anthropology of Policy and Law

    3 Credit Hours
    Advanced seminar in the theoretical and ethnographic study of policy and law as instruments of social control and transformation in contemporary and cross-cultural contexts.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    ANTH 650 - Research Design and Proposal Writing

    3 Credit Hours
    Practicum in research design and proposal writing for advanced graduate students. Classes will consist of seminar-style discussions and presentations to aid students in thesis and grant proposal preparation.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 660 - Advanced Seminar in Archaeology

    3 Credit Hours
    Selected topics in prehistoric and historic archaeology.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 690 - Selected Topics in Physical Anthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Comment(s): For doctoral students in biological anthropology concentration.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 691 - Selected Topics in Paleoanthropology

    3 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
  
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    ANTH 695 - Gross Human Anatomy

    9 Credit Hours
    Skeleton, muscles, and cardiovascular system. Dissection of cadavers.
    Contact Hour Distribution: 5 hours and 5 labs.
    (DE) Prerequisite(s): 480 or human biology course.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.