Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Present and Upcoming Anthropology Courses

Winter Intersession 2019-2020

Introduction to Anthropology - ANTH 1020 (U) (Online)

A survey of the varied aspects of anthropology, including cultural anthropology, prehistory, physical anthropology and linguistics. [As a 3-week course the pace will be heavily accelerated compared to a standard 15-week course.]

Spring 2020

Introduction to Anthropology - ANTH 1020 (U) (Online)

A survey of the varied aspects of anthropology, including cultural anthropology, prehistory, physical anthropology and linguistics.

Proseminar in Anthropology I - ANTH 2000 (U)

Students are introduced to the academic and professional nature of Anthropology. Topics covered include professional socialization, honor theses, portfolio construction, preparation for graduate studies, and career development.

Human Society Through Film - ANTH 2100 (U)

An introduction through the use of ethnographic film to various aspects of non-western culture and the development of the use of film in anthropology.

World Prehistory - anth 2750 (u)

A survey of the processes of cultural development from the lower Pleistocene to development of writing through and investigation of the archaeological record.

Cultural ANthropology - ANTH 2800 (U) (Lecture/Online)

Introduction to culture patterns and processes and their relationship to human society and language.

African American Culture - ANTH 2900 (U)

A survey of the socio-historical and cultural factors of African Americans in the U.S.


lINGUISTIC aNTHROPOLOGY - anth 2980-001 (u)

Course introduces the core concepts and topics associated with the study of language as a cultural resource among human societies.

aNCIENT cITIES - anth 2980-002 (u)

Adopting an archaeological perspective, this corse explores similarities and differences in the processes associated with Urbanization int he across the ancient world. We will explore how past peoples dealt with problems of urbanization such as overcrowding, conflict, social inequality, and waste management.

eNVIRONMENTAL aNTHROPOLOGY - anth 3000 (u)

A study of the functional interrelationships of humans and their biophysical environment in cross cultural perspective, with special emphasis on non-western cultures.

Ecotourism: Studies of the Africana World - ANTH 3800 (U) (Online)

Introduce students to the field of ecotourism studies and specific challenges of community development and sustainability. The course covers ecotoursim in the Africana world of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

iNDIANS OF nORTH aMERICA - anth 3920 (u)

A survey of North America Indians from prehistoric times to the present.

pEOPLES OF sUB-sAHARAN aFRICA - anth 3940 (u)

The cultures and societies of the Subsaharan peoples of Africa.

pROSEMINAR IN aNTHROpology ii - anth 4000 (u)

Discussion among faculty and students devoted to the study of Anthropology with a special focus on the development of a professional protfolio for graduate work or career.

hISTORY & tHEORY IN aNTHROPOLOGY - anth 4200 (u) (wac)

This course acquaints students with various schools of anthropological theory, stressing the influence of traditional approaches on contemporary thought and the impact of historical context on the development of theory.

qUALITATIVE aPPROACHES IN sOCIAL sCIENCE rESEARCH - anth 4530/5530 (U) (G)

This course examines qualitative methods used in social science research. Focusing on ethnographic and qualitative methods, the course provides students the skills necessary to design and conduct qualitative research studies.

hUMAN oSTEOLOGY - anth 4910 (u)

This course focuses on human skeletal anatomy and bone morphology using an evolutionary and biocultural perspective. Students are introduced to skeletal elements, their major landmarks, and methods for analyzing materials and assessing variation.

Summer 2020

Field Methods in Archaeology - ANTH 4510 (U) [6 weeks - taken as 6 credits]

Methods of excavation and recovery of archaeological data. Field school is conducted during excavation of a prehistoric site in the Toledo area. (For more information contact Dr. Melissa Baltus, melissa.baltus@utoledo.edu)

Tentatively Proposed for Fall 2020

Human Evolution - ANTH 2700 (U)

An survey of the human species in time, place and culture and the investigation of the factors underlying human biological variation.

Cultural ANthropology - ANTH 2800 (U)

Introduction to culture patterns and processes and their relationship to human society and language.

African American Culture - ANTH 2900 (U)

A survey of the socio-historical and cultural factors of African Americans in the U.S.

Medical Anthropology - ANTH 4760 (U)

An examination of the biocultural nature of health and illness, with special emphasis on changing patterns of disease in non-western societies.

North American Archaeology - ANTH 3900 (U)

This course focuses on the history of North America as known from the archaeological record; from peopling of North America through early historical contexts. (prerequisites: ANTH 1020 or ANTH 2020)

Laboratory Methods in Archaeology - ANTH 4510 (U)

Instruction in the methods and techniques employed by the archaeologist to analyze cultural material recovered in the field.

Ethnobotany (Special Topics in Anthropology) - ANTH 4980 (U)
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