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ANTH-105  Human Biology and Evolution (also Listed As Biol 105)

3 credits. (NW)

ANTH-111  Cultural ANTHropology

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. Prerequisite: freshman or sophomore standing or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (IS or GP)

ANTH-112  Archeology and World Prehistory With Lab

Survey of world socio-cultural evolution from the Lower Paleolithic through the Neolithic Transition to the rise of complex societies and agrarian state systems. What archaeologists have learned about the past and how they have learned it. Key issues and sites in prehistoric archaeology and the relevance of these discoveries for our understanding of humanity. Includes laboratory. 4 credits. (VP)

ANTH-203  Human Adaptive Strategies (also Listed As ENVS 203)

Social scientific findings and ways of understanding humanityís place in nature and our current ecological predicament; causes and consequences (environmental, demographic, economic, political and cultural) of humankindís 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. $60 lab fee. Offered spring. 4 credits (IS or GP)

ANTH-254  Folklore and Mythology (also Listed As RELS 254)

Comparative anthropological study of traditional oral literature: myths, legends, folktales, riddles, proverbs, jokes. Dynamics of folklore, its creation, performance, and transmission; functions of folklore and myth in diverse cultures, including the contemporary United States. 4 credits.

ANTH-255  Museums: Objects & Artifacts

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. 3 credits. (CS)

ANTH-290  Plants and Society (also Listed As Biol 290)

4 credits. (NW)

ANTH-326  Archaeological Field Methods

Theories and methods of archaeology. On-site training in methods of survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and report writing. Integration of archaeological data within a larger anthropological and environmental framework. Includes laboratory. Fee may apply. Prerequisites: 112, SOAN 307, and 385. 5 credits. (WI)

ANTH-340  Introduction To Linguistics (also Listed As MDLA 340)

See MDLA 340. 3 credits.

ANTH-341  Language & Culture

Anthropological study of the relationship between language and culture, sociolinguistics (situating language in cultural context), and language patterns that shape culture. Prerequisite: 111 or ANTH/MDLA 340. 4 credits. (IS or GP)

ANTH-355  Museums: Exhibiting Cultures

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. $25 lab fee. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: 111. Recommended: 255. 4 credits. (CS)

ANTH-410  Topics In Physical ANTHropology and Archaeology

Field- and laboratory-based course with focus on such selected topics as primate studies, ancient estuary environments, and archaeology of the Holy Land. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Includes laboratory. Prerequisites: 112, SOAN 307, and 385. 4 credits.

ANTH-411  Topics In Cultureal ANTHropology and Linguistics

Senior level seminar focusing on key issues in socio-cultural and linguistic anthropology, such as History of Consciousness, War and Peace, Anthropology of Conflict Resolution, Religion and Culture. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: 111, SOAN 307, and 385. Recommended: ANTH/MDLA 340. 4 credits.

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