Department of Anthropology

Courses Offered in the Anthropology Department

Undergraduate Anthropology Courses

ANTH 1100 General Anthropology 3 credits. Introduction to fields of anthropology: physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and ethnology, and to biological and cultural development of humans. Satisfies Goal 12 of the General Education Requirements. F, S, Su

ANTH 1101 Elementary Shoshoni I 4 credits. Basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Cross-listed as SHOS 101. Satisfies Goal 10B of the General Education Requirements. F

ANTH 1102 Elementary Shoshoni II 4 credits. Furthering basic communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni and introduction to Shoshoni culture. Cross-listed as SHOS 102. Satisfies Goal 10B of the General Education Requirements. S

ANTH 1107 Nature of Language 3 credits. General survey of structure and use of language. Topics include language origins, descriptive and historical linguistics, language and culture, and history of the English language. Cross-listed as ENGL 107 and LANG 107. S

ANTH 2201 Intermediate Shoshoni I 4 credits. Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Cross-listed as SHOS 201. F

ANTH 2202 Intermediate Shoshoni II 4 credits. Intermediate communication skills and grammar of Shoshoni. Deepens understanding of Shoshoni culture and builds on skills and knowledge gained in Elementary Shoshoni. Cross-listed as SHOS 202. S

ANTH 2203 Introduction to Archaeology 3 credits. Introduction to basic methods, data and concepts of archaeology. S

ANTH 2206 Indigenous Traditional Parenting 3 credits. Using the traditional knowledge of a Shoshoni language speaker, course is based in language and philosophy. Includes concepts of personhood, relations between parent and child, and the philosophy and use of childcare artifacts such as cradleboards. F

ANTH 2210 Conversational Shoshoni 3 credits. Refresher in Shoshoni words and phrases for those with previous exposure to the language and culture. S

ANTH 2212 Introduction to Folklore/Oral Tradition 3 credits. Folklore genres and folk groups, including introductory experience in folklore fieldwork focused on study of a genre or group of genres within verbal, customary, or material culture. Cross-listed as ENGL 2212. R1

ANTH 2215 Anthropology of Gender 3 credits. Human behavior, social and biological differences in the context of various cultures and stratification systems. D

ANTH 2230 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3 credits. Introduction to human biology, including human origins, evolution, human adaptation, and diversity. F

ANTH 2232 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory 1 credit. Introduction to methodologies and techniques in biological anthropology. COREQ: ANTH 2230. F

ANTH 2237 Peoples and Cultures of the Old World 3 credits. Examination of human social and cultural diversity from different parts of the Old World. Topics include social structure, ecology, religion, politics, and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. D

ANTH 2238 Peoples and Cultures of the New World 3 credits. Examination of the human social and cultural diversity from different parts of the New World. Topics include social structure, ecology, religion, politics, and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. F, S

ANTH 2239 Latino Peoples and Cultures 3 credits. Examination of the human, social and cultural diversity among Latino people in different regions of the world. Topics include ethnicity, health and healing, social structure, ecology, religion, politics, prehistory and language. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Satisfies Goal 10A of the General Education Requirements. F, S

ANTH 2250 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 3 credits. Explores cultural and biocultural behavior including cross cultural examination of enculturation, culture and personality, social organization, kinship and marriage, economics, politics, and ideology. Focus on cultural dynamics and contemporary issues in cultural anthropology. F

ANTH 2258 Native American History 3 credits. Assesses diversity of North American natives, their life and thought; European impact; federal policy; and natives' response to continual cultural and physical assault. Cross-listed as HIST 2258. D

ANTH 3301 Introduction to Shoshoni Folklore 3 credits. Survey of Shoshoni beliefs, customs, music, dance and various genres of oral tradition including tales, legends and myths. Includes the material manifestations of Shoshoni culture, including arts and crafts, costuming and folk technology. R1

ANTH 3367 Language in the United States 3 credits. A survey of the languages of the United States (American Indian languages, immigrant languages, and ethnic and regional varieties of English) along with the social and political aspects of American language use. Cross-listed as ENGL 367. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG/ENGL 107. D

ANTH 4401 History and Theory of Sociocultural Anthropology 3 credits. Survey of the development of anthropology, various schools of thought, important personalities, and concepts that have contributed to anthropology over time. PREREQ: ANTH 250 or permission of instructor. S

ANTH 4402 Ecological Anthropology 3 credits. Interaction of human biocultural systems and environment. Relations of natural resources, technological inventories, social organization, cultural categories. Native resource management practices. PREREQ: ANTH 2203, ANTH 2250, ANTH 2230, BIOL 1100 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4403 Method and Theory in Archaeology 3 credits. History of the development of current methods and theory in archaeology and contemporary applications. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4404 Material Culture Analysis 3 credits. Methods and analyses used in archaeology and anthropology to understand the relationship between objects and culture. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. COREQ: ANTH 4405. D

ANTH 4405 Analytical Techniques Laboratory 1 credit. Analytical techniques laboratory to accompany ANTH 4404. Students will complete an assigned project in material culture analysis. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. COREQ: ANTH 4404. D

ANTH 4406 American Indian Health Issues 3 credits. An overview of health concerns, both current and past, of American Indian people, and the biological and sociocultural factors which influence health status. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4407 Anthropology of Global Health 3 credits. How cultures define health and illness, and how these definitions ultimately influence the health status of individuals. PREREQ: Prior Anthropology course or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4408 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating topics, including international health issues, ethno-psychiatry, ethnomedicine and non-western healing systems. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. S

ANTH 4409 Clinical Medical Anthropology 3 credits. Explores the culture of biomedicine and the beliefs of patients. Topics include doctor/patient communication, cultural competency, cultural construction of risk, critiques of high-tech medicine and the international pharmaceutical industry. S

ANTH 4410 Introduction to Cultural Resources Management 3 credits. Introduction to CRM reviewing historic preservation and federal legislation as they pertain to archaeology; practical experience in site survey and recording. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. D, W

ANTH 4413 Old World Archaeology 3 credits. Prehistory of the Old World. Precise areal focus and periods may vary. Includes both theory and exposition. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4414 New World Archaeology 3 credits. Examination of the prehistory of the Americas with emphasis on the North American Continent. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4423 Anthropology of International Health 3 credits. Exploration of critical health issues that exist in the world today from an anthropological perspective. Diseases of poverty/development, emerging infectious diseases, medical tourism and the political arena of international health programs. S

ANTH 4424 Ethnomedicine of Latin America 3 credits. Examines traditional medical systems and folk illnesses in order to better understand the underlying logics of healing that exist in Latino populations worldwide. Shamanism, witchcraft, spiritual healing and biomedicine will be addressed. F

ANTH 4430 Human Origins and Diversity 3 credits. Examines human origins, adaptations and biological diversity within the context of evolutionary processes. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 or permission of instructor. S

ANTH 4432 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 techniques. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 and ANTH 2232 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4433 Survey of Living Primates 3 credits. Anatomy, behavioral ecology, and adaptive diversity of extant non-human primates, including a history of primate/human interactions. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 and ANTH 2232; or BIOL 1101 and BIOL 1102; or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4435 Survey of Fossil Primates 3 credits. Evolution and adaptations of primates from the earliest primates to the enigmatic giants of the Pleistocene. PREREQ: ANTH 2230, ANTH 2232; or BIOL 1101, and BIOL 1102; or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4439 Principles of Taphonomy 3 credits. Effects of processes which modify organisms between death and the time the usually fossilized remains are studied. Emphasis on vertebrates. Crosslisted as BIOL 4439 and GEOL 4439. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. AS

ANTH 4449 Methods and Techniques of Ethnographic Field Research 3 credits. Participant observation, field notes, data types, analytical procedures, interviewing skills, oral history, report writing. PREREQ: ANTH 4480 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4450 Introduction to Socio-linguistics 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.Cross-listed as ENGL 4488. PREREQ: ANTH 1107; ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281; or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4452 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 1107 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4453 American Indian Literature 3 credits. Considers literary works by and about North American native people, especially in relationship to history, genre, and culture, including oral traditions. Cross-listed as ENGL 4453.

ANTH 4454 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 1107 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4455 Introduction to Phonetics 3 credits. Introduction to descriptive linguistics focusing on the phonetics and phonetic phenomena of English and the other languages of the world. Extensive practice in perception and production of such phenomena. Cross-listed as LANG 4455. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

ANTH 4456 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology 3 credits. Phonological theory and analysis; current theories in morphology. Phonological rules, representations, underlying forms, derivations, justifications of phonological analyses; morphological structure, derivational and inflectional morphology; relation of morphology to phonology. Cross-listed as LANG 4456. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

ANTH 4457 Survey of Indo-European Languages 3 credits. Survey of Indo-European languages from ancient to modern times, their relationships to one another, and chief characteristics. Cross-listed as LANG 4457. PREREQ: Completion of Goal 10B. D

ANTH 4458 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/ENGL/LANG 1107. AS

ANTH 4459 Linguistic Field Methods 3 credits. Practical experience in linguistic analysis of a language using data elicited from a native speaker. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 4456 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4463 Applied Statistics in Anthropology 3 credits. Practical applications of commonly used statistical analyses in anthropology. PREREQ: MATH 2253 or permission of instructor. AF

ANTH 4464 Advanced Analytical Methods in Anthropology 3 credits. Examination and practical experience in applying advanced quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses in anthropological research. PREREQ: ANTH 4463. AS

ANTH 4466 Current Issues in Indian Country 3 credits. Survey of significant issues affecting Indian communities including religious freedom, economic development, judicial systems, treaty rights and environmental regulation. D

ANTH 4472 Native American Arts 3 credits. Survey of Native American arts and industries, including prehistoric, ethnographic, and contemporary venues. PREREQ: ANTH 2238 and permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4474 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. D

ANTH 4476 Seminar in American Indian Studies 3 credits. Advanced-level course with critical examination, readings, discussion and presentation of selected issues facing American Indians. PREREQ: 9 credits of American Indian Studies or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4478 Federal Indian Law 3 credits. Examination of tribal governments; their relationship with the federal government; sovereignty, jurisdictional conflicts over land and resources; and economic development. Cross-listed as POLS 4478. D

ANTH 4479 Tribal Governments 3 credits. Complex legal position of Indian tribes as self-governing entities; principles of inherent powers; governmental organization, lawmaking, justice, relation to state and federal government. Cross-listed as POLS 4479. D

ANTH 4480 Varieties of American English 3 credits. In-depth study of various dialects of American English, including historical evolution of different dialects, effects of migration on dialects, and influences of non-English immigrant languages on development of American English. Field-work studying the Snake River dialects of Idaho. Cross-listed as ENGL 4480. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107. D

ANTH 4481 Specializations in Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating specialized topics such as applied anthropology, proxemics, ethnology, religion, international development. See class schedule for titles. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Upper Division status or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4482 Independent Problems in Anthropology 1-3 credits. Investigation of an anthropological problem chosen by the student and approved by the staff. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4483 Field Research 3 credits. Practical experience in field research. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4484 Special Topics in Linguistics 3 credits. Rotating topics in different areas of linguistics. Consult current schedule of classes for exact course being taught. May be repeated with different content. Cross-listed as ENGL 4484 and LANG 4484. PREREQ: ANTH/ENGL/LANG 1107 or ENGL 2280 or ENGL 2281. D

ANTH 4485 Anthropology of War and Violence 3 credits. Survey of war and violence from its evolutionary foundations through its modern representations. History and ethnography of violent conflict around the world. PREREQ: Any upper division social science course. AS

ANTH 4486 Archaeology Field School 1-6 credits. Practical field and laboratory training in archaeological excavation techniques and methods of analysis. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 or permission of instructor. Su

ANTH 4487 Ethnographic Field School 1-6 credits. Supervised fieldwork in cultural anthropology in a given ethnographic setting where students and faculty work on a specific set of field problems. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2250 and 4449 or permission of instructor. D

ANTH 4489 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. May be repeated with different content. D

ANTH 4490 Topics in Folklore 3 credits. Focused study of an issue in folkloristics or a particular genre of folklore, including history of the scholarship concerning that issue or genre. Rotating topics. May be repeated for up to 9 credits with different topics. Cross-listed as ENGL 4490. R1

ANTH 4491 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis 3 credits. Directed analysis of archaeological remains and report writing. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S, W

ANTH 4492 Senior Seminar 3 credits. Integration and application of anthropological theories and methods to current research issues. S

ANTH 4493 Interdisciplinary Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating review of cross-disciplinary anthropology; psychological, medical, visual, educational, biodiversity conservation. See current class schedule for course titles. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. D

ANTH 4494 Visual Anthropology 3 credits. Documentary and ethnographic filmmaking techniques including story structure, interviewing, audio and lighting, camera handling, composition, POV, and editing. Anthropological critiques of visual representation. Students create their own short film for a final project. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 1100 or ANTH 2250 or permission of instructor. F

ANTH 4495 Department Colloquium 1 credit. Presentations of current research issues in Anthropology by faculty and students. S

ANTH 4497 Workshop 1-2 credits. Workshops aimed at the development and improvement of skills. Does not satisfy requirements for a major or a minor. May be repeated. Graded S/U. D

Graduate Anthropology Courses

ANTH 5501 History and Theory of Sociocultural Anthropology 3 credits. Survey of the development of anthropology, various schools of thought, important personalities, and concepts that have contributed to anthropology over time. PREREQ: ANTH 2250 OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5502 Ecological Anthropology 3 credits. Interaction of human biocultural systems and environment. Relations of natural resources, technological inventories, social organization, cultural categories. Native resource management practices. PREREQ: ANTH 2230, ANTH 2250, ANTH 2203 AND BIOL 1100, OR PERMISSIONOF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5503 Method and Theory in Archaeology3 credits. History of the development of current methods and theory in archaeology and contemporary applications. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 ORPERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5504 Material Culture Analysis 3 credits. Method and analyses used in archaeology and anthropology to understand the relationship between objects and culture. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. COREQ: ANTH 5505.

ANTH 5505 Analytical Techniques Laboratory1 credit. Analytical techniques laboratory to accompany ANTH 5504. Students will complete an assigned project in material culture analysis. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 OR PERMISSION OFINSTRUCTOR. COREQ: ANTH 5504

ANTH 5506 American Indian Health Issues3 credits. An overview of health concerns, both current and past, of American Indian people, and the biological and sociocultural factors which influence health status. PREREQ: PERMISSIONOF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5507 Introduction to Medical Anthropology3 credits. How cultures define health and illness, and how these definitions ultimately influence the health status of individuals. PREREQ: PRIOR ANTHROPOLOGY COURSE OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5508 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating topics, including international health issues, ethno-psychiatry, ethno-medicine and non-western healing systems. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 5507 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5509 Clinical Medical Anthropology 3credits. Explores the culture of biomedicine and the beliefs of patients. Topics include doctor/patient communication, cultural competency, cultural construction of risk, critiques of high-tech medicine and the international pharmaceutical industry.

ANTH 5510 Introduction to Cultural Resources Management 3 credits. Introduction to CRM reviewing historic preservation and federal legislation as they pertain to archaeology; practical experience in site survey and recording. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5513 Old World Archaeology 3 credits. Prehistory of the Old World. Precise areal focus and periods may vary. Includes both theory and exposition. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5514 New World Archaeology 3 credits. Examination of the prehistory of the Americas with emphasis on the North American Continent. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5523 Anthropology of International Health 3 credits. Exploration of critical health issues that exist in the world today from an anthropological perspective. Diseases of poverty/development, emerging infectious diseases, medical tourism and the political arena of international health.

ANTH 5524 Ethnomedicine of Latin America3 credits. Examines traditional medical systems and folk illnesses in order to better understand the underlying logics of healing that exist in Latino populations worldwide. Shamanism, witchcraft, spiritual healing and biomedicine will be addressed.

ANTH 5530 Human Origins and Diversity 3credits. Examines human origins, adaptations and biological diversity within the context of evolutionary processes. Primate lineage will be investigated. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5532 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 2230 AND ANTH 2232, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5533 Survey of Living Primates 3 credits. Explores the anatomy, behavioral ecology, and adaptive diversity of extant non-human primates. Begins with the history of human interaction with primates, and continues with a consideration of the major primate taxa and their anatomical and behavioral trends and distinctions. PREREQ: ANTH 2230 AND ANTH 2232; OR BIOL 1101 AND BIOL 1102; OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5535 Survey of Fossil Primates 3 credits. A survey of the evolutionary history and adaptations of the primates emphasizing the interpretation of their fossil record; their differentiation and adaptive radiations, spanning from the earliest primates in the shadow of the dinosaurs to the enigmatic giants of the Pleistocene. PREREQ: ANTH 2230, 2232; OR BIOL 1101, 1102; OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5539 Principles of Taphonomy 3 credits. Effects of processes which modify organisms between death and the time the usually fossilized remains are studied. Emphasis on vertebrates. Cross-listed with BIOL 5539 and GEOL 5539. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5549 Methods and Techniques of Ethnographic Field Research 3 credits. Participant observation, field notes, data types, analytical procedures, interviewing skills, oral history, reportwriting. PREREQ: ANTH 2250 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5550 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. Cross-listed as ENGL 5588. PREREQ: ANTH 1107, ENGL 2281, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5552 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 1107 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5554 Survey of American Indian Languages3 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 1107 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5555 Introduction to Phonetics 3 credits. Introduction to descriptive linguistics focusing on phonetics and phonetic phenomena of English and the other languages of the world. Extensive practice in perception and production of such phenomena. Cross-listed as LANG 5555. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG 1107.

ANTH 5556 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology 3 credits. Phonological theory and analysis; current theories in morphology. Phonological rules, representations, underlying forms, derivation, justification of phonological analyses; morphological structure, derivational and inflectional morphology; relation of morphology to phonology. Cross-listed as LANG 5556. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG 1107.

ANTH 5558 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 1107.

ANTH 5559 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 4456 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5563 Applied Statistics in Anthropology 3 credits. Practical applications of commonly used statistical analyses in anthropology. PREREQ: MATH 1153 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 564 Advanced Analytical Methods in Anthropology 3 credits. Examination and practical experience in applying advanced quantitative and qualitative methods and analyses in anthropological research. PREREQ: ANTH 5563.

ANTH 5566 Current Issues in Indian Country 3 credits. Survey of significant issues affecting Indian communities including religious freedom, economic development, judicial systems, treaty rights and environmental regulation.

ANTH 5572 Native American Arts 3 credits. Survey of Native American arts and industries, including prehistoric, ethnographic, and contemporary venues. PREREQ: ANTH 2238 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5574 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.

ANTH 5576 Seminar in American Indian Studies 3 credits. Advanced level course with critical examination, readings, discussion and presentation of selected issues facing American Indians. PREREQ: 9 CREDITS OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5578 Federal Indian Law 3 credits. Examination of tribal governments; their relationship with the federal government; sovereignty, jurisdictional conflicts over land and resources; and economic development. Cross listed as POLS 5578.

ANTH 5579 Tribal Governments 3 credits. Complex legal position of Indian tribes as self governing entities; principles of inherent powers; governmental organization, lawmaking, justice, relation to state and federal government. Cross listed as POLS 5579.

ANTH 5580 Varieties of American English 3 credits. In-depth study of various dialects of American English, including historical evolution of different dialects, effects of migration on dialects, and influences of non-English immigrant languages on development of American English. Field work studying the Snake River dialects of Idaho. Cross-listed as ENGL 5580. PREREQ: ANTH/LANG/ENGL 1107.

ANTH 5581 Specializations in Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating specialized topics such as applied anthropology, proxemics, ethnology, religion, international development. See current class schedule for titles. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: UPPER DIVISION STATUS OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5582 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 5583 Field Research 3 credits. Practical experience in field research. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5585 Anthropology of War and Violence 3 credits. Survey of war and violence from evolutionary foundations through modern representations. The course covers violence and war among chimpanzees, the genetics and biochemistry of violence, the role of evolution in making humans aggressive, and the history and ethnography of violent conflict around the world. PREREQ: ANY UPPER DIVISION SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE.

ANTH 5586 Archaeology Field School 1-9 credits. Practical field and laboratory training in archaeological excavation techniques and methods of analysis. May be repeated to a total of 9 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2203 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5587 Ethnographic Field School 1-6 credits. Supervised fieldwork in cultural anthropology in a given ethnographic setting where students and faculty work on a specific set of field problems.

ANTH 5589 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. May be repeated with different topics.

ANTH 5590 Topics in Folklore 3 credits. Focused study of an issue in folkloristics or a particular genre of folklore, including history of the scholarship concerning that issue or genre. Rotating topics. May be repeated up to 9 credits with different topics. Cross-listed as ENGL g590.

ANTH 5591 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis 3 credits. Directed analysis of archaeological remains and report writing. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5593 Interdisciplinary Anthropology 3 credits. Rotating review of cross-disciplinary anthropology: psychological, medical, visual, educational, bio-diversity conservation. See current class schedule for course titles. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

ANTH 5594 Visual Anthropology 3 credits. Documentary and ethnographic filmmaking techniques including story structure, interviewing, audio and lighting, camera handling, composition, POV, and editing. Anthropological critiques of visual representation. Students create their own short film for a final project. PREREQ: ANTH 1100 OR 2250 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 5595 Department Colloquium 1 credit. Presentations of current research issues in Anthropology by faculty and students. ANTH 5597 Professional Education Development Topics. Variable credit. A course for practicing professionals aimed at the development and improvement of skills. May not be applied to graduate degrees. May be repeated. May be graded S/U.

ANTH 6605 Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology 3 credits. Discussion of theories, methods, and results in linguistic anthropology. PREREQ: ANTH 5550 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 6610 Seminar in Medical Anthropology 3 credits. Discussion of current topics within the various specializations of medical anthropology. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 6615 Seminar in Biological Anthropology 3 credits. Discussion of theories, methods, and results in biological anthropology. PREREQ: ANTH 5530, OR PERMISSION OFINSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 6625 Seminar in Sociocultural Anthropology 3 credits. Discussions of theories, methods, and results in sociocultural anthropology. PREREQ: ANTH 5501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 6635 Seminar in Archaeology 3 credits. Studies in current theories, methods, and results in archaeological anthropology. PREREQ: ANTH 5503 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 6641 Research Project 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. Graded S/U.

ANTH 6642 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 6649 Independent Studies 1-4 credits. Independent research under the guidance of faculty. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

ANTH 6650 Thesis 1-6 credits. Graded S/U.

ANTH 6655 Internship in Applied Anthropology 3-6 credits. Supervised experience in the development and implementation of an anthropological project. May be repeated to a total of 6 credits. PREREQ: ANTH 2250 AND ANTH 5549, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

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