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ANTH - Anthropology

ANTH 1105. Cultural Anthropology (3-0-3) A comparative, descriptive, non-technical study of non-literate folk societies. Topics include: basic institutions; value systems; the nature of culture, its content, patterns and changes; the impact of the cultural milieu on socialization and personality development.

ANTH 1107. Archaeological Methodology (3-0-3) Emphasizes scientific techniques and methodologies employed by archaeologists to reconstruct extinct cultures and lifeways, stages of archaeological investigation from hypothesis development to data interpretation, and heritage conservation. Provides opportunity for students to critically contract the scientific nature of archeology with "pop" and psuedo-archaeology popularized by media.

ANTH 2105. Prehistoric World Civilizations (3-0-3) Course traces rise of world's first major civilizations from emergence of Homo sapiens to the advent of written history. The emergence of food production, social inequality, cities and conquest states in each world area will be examined, as will the major anthropological theories devised to explain them. Emphasized is diversity of world civilizations, the variety of paths to civilization taken around the globe, and especially "non-western" civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa, the Far East and the Americas.

ANTH 1145. Human Origins (3-0-3) A survey of modern scientific evidence and thought on the biological origins of modern humans. Topics included are early human and primate ancestors, their fossil record, modern evolutionary theory, and techniques of dating early human and primate remains.

ANTH 5175. Physical Anthropology and Archeology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. A survey of primate and human origins, the paleontological record of human evolution and the study of Paleolithic cultures and the diverse biologies of modern human populations. Course work will include techniques of lithic archeology and focus on North American native prehistory.

ANTH 5515. Selected Topics in Anthropology (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ANTH 1105. Examination of selected topics in anthropology. Topics will vary, with no topic repeated over four consecutive semesters to accommodate students earning a minor in anthropology. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

ANTH 5305. Field Methods in Archaeology (0-12-4) Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. First-hand experience in data recovery methods in archaeology either in the greater Columbus and western Georgia, or in Latin America. Students will learn methods of archaeological site survey, site recording and surface mapping, excavation and field laboratory documentation.

ANTH 5555. Selected Topics in Archaeology (3-0-3) Examination of selected topics in archaeology. Topics will vary, with no topic repeated over four consecutive semesters to accommodate students earning a minor in anthropology. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

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