Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social
Associate Professor Cutchen
Professors Aho, Bryan, Sarra, Stocks
Associate Professors Holmer
Assistant Professors Hall, Loether,
Lohse, Oakes, Perry, Pierson
Visiting Assistant Professor Siebold
Master of Arts in Sociology
In addition to the criteria for admission to the Graduate School, students must submit GRE advanced sociology test scores. An accepted thesis (six credits) plus 26 additional credits approved by the department are the minimum requirements for the M.A. in sociology.
Required courses are: SOC 508, Advanced Sociological Methods (may be taken as SOC 408 as an undergraduate); SOC 600, Comparative Sociological Theories; SOC 603, Seminar: Topics in Methods; SOC 650, Thesis. The remaining credits are to be composed of approved electives of which no more than nine credits are to be at the 500 level. Other requirements include the successful completion of a written comprehensive examination, a thesis proposal presentation and an oral defense of the completed thesis. Before students are formally admitted to candidacy for the M.A., they must pass the written comprehensive examination and achieve minimum specified standards on the GRE. Master of Arts in Anthropology
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the following steps are required of students seeking admission to the anthropology program:
g482 Independent Problems Consultation course which may be
repeated for maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: 12 credits in Social
g491 Seminar 3 credits. Readings, discussion, and preparation of reports on selected topics. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
Anthropology Graduate Courses
g330 Human Evolution 3 credits. Evolutionary process and events in the development of humans from primate ancestors: fossil hominids, origin of modern Homo sapiens. PREREQ: Introductory course in physical anthropology, biology, or zoology, or permission of instructor.
g360 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 3 credits. Examination of sociolinguistics within linguistic anthropology; link between the study of language and culture; how sociolinguistics highlights the commonalities and bridges the differences. g362 American Indian Verbal Arts 3 credits. Analysis of current theories in the study of oral literature and ethnopoetics, focusing on the oral traditions of American Indians. PREREQ: ANTH 107, ANTH 220, or permission of instructor. g364 Survey of American Indian Languages 3 credits. History of scholarship, analysis and classification of American Indian languages with emphasis on the languages of a particular phylum or geographical area. PREREQ: ANTH 107 or permission of instructor.
g384 Methods and Techniques of Field Research 3 credits. Methods and techniques of field research: field notes, types of data collecting, types of analytical procedures, report writing. May be taken concurrently with g483 Field Research, with instructor's permission.
g401 History and Theory of Anthropology 3 credits. A broad survey of the development of anthropology, reviewing the various schools of thought, important personalities, and principal concepts that have contributed to anthropology over time. g402 Cultural Ecology 3 credits. Examination of the interaction of human cultures, particularly hunting-gathering cultures, with their environments. Emphasis on the relation of technological inventories and practices to particular aspects of the environment. Some experimental work in hunting-gathering technology required.
g406 American Indian Health Issues 3 credits. An overview of health concerns, both current and past, of American Indian people, and the biological and socio-cultural factors which influence health status. PREREQ: ANTH 220 or permission of instructor.
g432 Human Osteology 3 credits. Techniques of bone identification, sex and age determination, stature reconstruction, paleopathology, and bone biology are reviewed. PREREQ: An introductory course in physical anthropology, biology,
or zoology, or permission of instructor. g458 Historical Linguistics 3 credits. Course focuses on the school of diachronic or historical/comparative linguistics. Examines language change and reconstruction theories. History and reconstruction of one language family, viz. Uto-Aztecan family. g474 Special Topics in Indian Education 3 credits. Rotating review of topics dealing with issues in Indian education. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. PREREQ: ANTH 220 or permission of instructor.
g481 Specializations in Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating review of anthropological specializations and subdisciplines, concepts and methods, and their contributions in such areas as applied anthropology, proxemics, ethnology, religion, development anthropology. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught.
g482 Independent Problems in Anthropology 1-3 credits. Investigation of an anthropological problem chosen by the student and approved by the staff. May be repeated up to 6 credits. g483 Field Research 3 credits. Practical experience in field research. May be taken concurrently with g384, Methods and Techniques of Field Research, with permission of instructor. g485 Linguistic Analysis 3 credits. Advanced course in the techniques of language analysis. Topics deal with sound systems (phonetics and phonology) or grammatical systems. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Course also listed as ENGL and LANG g485. g489 Special Topics in American Indian Studies 3 credits. Rotating review of topics dealing with issues in American Indian studies. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. PREREQ: ANTH 220 or permission of instructor. g490 Folklore 3 credits. Principles, content, and dissemination of orally transmitted religious beliefs and popular narrative forms in preliterate societies. Also listed as ENGL 490. g491 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis 3 credits. Supervised analysis of materials gathered in the course of ongoing archaeological research. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.
g493 Interdisciplinary Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating review of anthropological issues involving other disciplines, analysis of their contributions to anthropology such as psychological anthropology, medical anthropology, visual anthropology, educational anthropology. Consult current class schedule for exact course.
g495 Department Colloquium 1 credit. Critical examination of a significant problem in anthropology to be chosen each semester. For faculty, graduate students, and anthropology majors. Interdepartmental participation is also encouraged. 597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. May be repeated. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be graded S/U.
605 Seminar in Language and Society 3 credits. Discussion of problems, methods, and results in linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics.
615 Seminar in Physical Anthropology 3 credits. Studies in current physical anthropology such as the interpretation of human phylogeny from fossil evidence or human variation from population genetics.
627-628 Seminar in Ethnology and Ethnography 3 credits. Discussions of problems, methods, and results in cultural anthropology. Topics selected with emphasis on historical development and interrelations of cultures with special regard to social structure and ethnographic data. 637-638 Seminar in Archaeology 3 credits. Studies in prehistoric archaeology, including prehistoric human environments, lithis technology, and cultural systems.
641 Special Projects variable credit. Individual work under staff guidance. The student will pursue original research (which may include contractual obligations with various agencies) in some area of anthropology of particular interest to him/her and write a departmentally approved final report. The form should be suitable for publication (or if linked to contractual obligations, acceptable to the contracting agency). This course may substitute for ANTH 650 Thesis in fulfilling the requirements for a master's degree. PREREQ: Permission of the chairman of the student's graduate committee.
642 Practicum in Teaching Anthropology 3 credits. Directed preparation of an anthropology course with a review of course materials, format, teaching techniques, films, and other aids. The trainee will participate in a supervised teaching experience. 650 Thesis 1-10 credits.
651-652 Seminar in the Anthropology of Western North America 3 credits. Applications of methods, techniques, and data of ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology to the culture historical problem of aboriginal Western North America.
655 Cultural Resource Management Internship 3-6 credits. Supervised work
experience in the development and implementation of cultural resource inventory, conservation and utilization plans, including preparation of budget, contracts, R.T.E. evaluation, and environmental impact statements.