Acting Chair and Associate Professor Holmer
Professors Stocks, Weppner
Assistant Professors Hall, Loether, Lohse Visiting Assistant Professor Siebold
The Department of Anthropology offers the option of earning a Master of Arts or Master of Science in Anthropology. The option must be selected in consultation with the student's major advisor.
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the student must provide:
ANTH 627 Seminar in Socio-cultural and Linguistic Anthropology 3 cr ANTH 628 Seminar in Archaeological and Biological Anthropology 3 cr ANTH 641 Special Projects 6 cr OR ANTH 650 Thesis 6 cr
2. In consultation with the student's major advisor, an additional 18 credits in graduate level courses will be taken.
3. To maintain classified status, the student must register for a minimum of 6 credits each semester of the first year.
4. Comprehensive written examinations in Anthropology must be passed before registering for thesis credits.
5. By the end of the second semester, the student will form a three member thesis committee, with one member from outside the department.
6. An acceptable thesis or publishable manuscript must be written and orally defended.
7. In addition to the general degree requirements, the MA or MS option requirements are as follows:
Master of Arts Option:
Four semesters of foreign language must be completed, or competence must be demonstrated by an examination administered by the Foreign Language Department.
Master of Science Option:
Six credits of graduate statistics and research methods approved by the department.
ANTH g330 Human Origins and Evolution 3 credits. Examines human origins within the context of evolutionary processes. Adaptations, trends and relationships within the primate lineage will be investigated. PREREQ: ANTH 230, ANTH 232, BIOS 101 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH g332 Human Osteology 3 credits. Provides a working knowledge of skeletal anatomy, primarily focusing on identification of individual bones. Other topics include: osteogenesis, pathologies and applications of knowledge and technique. PREREQ: ANTH 230 AND ANTH 232 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH g334 Topics in Biological Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating topics within the field of biological anthropology, including : human variation and diversity, nutritional anthropology, and biocultural aspects of health and disease. PREREQ: ANTH 230 AND ANTH 232 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH g360 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 3 credits. Study of the patterned covariation of language and society, social dialects and social styles in language; problems of bilingualism, multilingualism, creoles and language uses. PREREQ: ANTH 107.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH g402 Ecological Anthropology 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.
ANTH g403 Theory in Archaeology 3 credits. History of the development of current methods and theory in archaeology. PREREQ: ANTH 203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH g404 Material Culture Analysis 3 credits. Method and analyses used in archaeology and anthropology to understand the relationship between objects and culture. PREREQ: ANTH 203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. COREQ: ANTH 404.
ANTH g405 Analytical Techniques Laboratory 1 credit. Analytical techniques laboratory to accompany ANTH 404. Students will complete an assigned project in material culture analysis. PREREQ: ANTH 203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. COREQ: ANTH 404
ANTH 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.
ANTH g455 Linguistic Analysis I 3 credits. Introduction to descriptive linguistics focusing on phonetics, phonology and morphology. Cross-listed as LANG g455. PREREQ: ANTH 107.
ANTH g456 Linguistic Analysis II 3 credits. Introduction to descriptive linguistics focusing on morphology, syntax, and semantics. Cross-listed as LANG g456. PREREQ: ANTH 455.
ANTH g458 Historical Linguistics 3 credits. The methods and theories of the historical study of language. The comparative method, internal reconstruction, linguistic change over time, genetic typology of languages, and applications to prehistory. PREREQ: ANTH 107.
ANTH g459 Linguistic Field Methods 3 credits. Practical experience in linguistic analysis of a language using data elicited from a native speaker. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 456 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH g483 Field Research 3 credits. Practical experience in field research. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH g486 Archaeology Field School 1-6 credits. Practical field and laboratory training in archaeological excavation techniques and methods of analysis. PREREQ: ANTH 230 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH g491 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis 3 credits. Directed analysis of archaeological remains and report writing. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 404, ANTH 405, AND ANTH 486.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 627 Seminar in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits. Discussion of current topics in the subfields of sociocultural and linguistic anthropology. PREREQ: ANTH g401 AND ANTH g360 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ANTH 628 Seminar in Archaeological and Biological Anthropology 3 credits. Discussion of current topics in the subfields of archaeology and biological anthropology. PREREQ: ANTH 230, ANTH 232, AND ANTH g403.
ANTH 641 Special Projects 1-6 credits. The student will pursue original research under staff guidance. The final report will result in a publishable manuscript. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR OF STUDENT'S GRADUATE COMMITTEE.
ANTH 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.
ANTH 649 Independent Studies 1-4 credits. Consultation course consisting of independent student effort under the guidance of the instructor. Students are assigned to, or request assignment to, specific independent problems on the basis of interest and preparation. This may include preparation and presentation of a mojor research project, directed readings, or turorial study.
ANTH 650 Thesis 1-10 credits.
ANTH 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.