Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 105 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION (4 credits)

Introduction to the hominid evolution, genetics, physiology, and behavior of humans and other primates. Emphasis on the study of the relationships between biology and culture. Particular focus on the theory of evolution, its application to humans, and recent discoveries in the field of human prehistory. Lecture, readings, films, essays, and discussion. Laboratory component included: genetics, bipedalism, human migration, tool making techniques, field methods.

(NATURAL WORLD)

ANTH 106 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (ALSO AS GLCS 106) (3 credits)

An introduction to linguistics, the scientific study of human language. This course will consider languages as systems of sounds, forms, structures, meanings, and symbols. Attention will also be given to the biological, psychological, social, anthropological, and cultural aspects of language and language use. No background in languages other than English is required (although such background will be helpful and welcomed).

Total Course fees: $20.00

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

ANTH 111 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (4 credits)

Anthropological study of culture and society; world cultures and their variation in social, political, and economic organization, belief systems and world view, material culture and the arts, patterns of adaptation. Assumptions, concepts, and methods of anthropologists.

Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

ANTH 112 ARCHAEOLOGY AND WORLD PREHISTORY (4 credits)

Introduction to archaeological practice, as well as a survey of past cultures and sociocultural development from the Paleolithic through more recent complex societies; from the earliest tool use and symbolic behavior, through the development of agriculture, to the emergence of complex societies around the world. Key issues and sites in prehistoric archaeology and the role of these discoveries in understanding humanity's collective past.

(VITAL PAST)

ANTH 203 HUMAN ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES (ALSO LISTED AS ENVS 203) (4 credits)

Social scientific findings and ways of understanding humanity's place in nature and our current ecological predicament; causes and consequences (environmental, demographic, economic, political, and cultural) of humankind's transition from food foraging to Neolithic and now industrial adaptive strategies; scientific, policy and cultural implications and aspects of these changes and interactions through case studies at global, regional and local scales.

Total Course fees: $60.00

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

ANTH 227 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD METHODS (4 credits)

Theories and methods of archaeology. On-site training in methods of survey, excavation, lab- oratory analysis, and report writing. Integration of archaeological data within a larger anthropo- logical and environmental framework.

Prerequisites: ANTH 112.

ANTH 255 MUSEUMS: OBJECTS & ARTIFACTS (3 credits)

Introduction to the modern museum and museum work. Historical context and types of museums. Collecting, interpreting, and preserving objects of artistic, cultural, and scientific value. Field trips to museums and laboratory training in association with the Linfield Anthropology Museum. Includes laboratory.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)

ANTH 290 PLANTS AND SOCIETY (ALSO LISTED AS BIOL 290) (4 credits)

An interdisciplinary study of past, present, and future uses of plants, the products made from them, the sociocultural contexts in which the plants are used, their impact on development of human societies, and the impact of humans on plant populations worldwide. Four hours of lecture/week plus field trips. Offered every spring.

Total Course fees: $60.00

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, ANTH 111 or ENVS 203.

(NATURAL WORLD)

ANTH 332 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3 credits)

A biocultural approach to problems of health and illness. Integrated understanding through empirical research on ritual and belief systems, health practitioners, curing techniques and delivery systems; nutrition; fertility and population control; environmental factors in disease; evolutionary perspective on disease and human adaptability.

Prerequisites: ANTH 111 or SOAN 232 or SOCL 101 or instructor consent.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

ANTH 341 LANGUAGE & CULTURE (4 credits)

Anthropological study of the relationship between language and culture, sociolinguistics (situating language in cultural context), and language patterns that shape culture.

Prerequisites: ANTH 111 or ANTH 340 or GLCS 340.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

ANTH 355 MUSEUMS: EXHIBITING CULTURES (4 credits)

Anthropology museums in their historical and sociological context. Critical examination of artifact collections, exhibits, and exhibiting theories as representative of cultural values and social conflicts. Museums and the politics of culture. Field trips to Northwest museums and preparation of Linfield Anthropology Museum exhibits.

Total Course fees: $50.00

Prerequisites: ANTH 111; ANTH 255 recommended.

(CREATIVE STUDIES)