Department of Anthropology

Evans Liberal Arts Building Room 266
Telephone: 512-245-8272 Fax: 512-245-8076
www.txstate.edu/anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human cultural and biological variation and evolution. It is a holistic discipline taking into consideration all aspects of human existence. In a general sense, anthropology is concerned with determining what humans are, how they evolved, and how they differ from one another. Anthropology is divided into four major sub-fields: cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The anthropology program at Texas State offers coursework and training in each of these areas.

Undergraduate Anthropology majors choose between two degrees: The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. The undergraduate curriculum for students seeking the BA and BS degrees in Anthropology is structured to ensure that all students receive the knowledge to achieve the educational outcomes prescribed by the faculty, as well as allow for flexibility in training so that the personal goals of each student is achieved. Students pursuing either degree have the opportunity to participate in department field schools and/or internship program.

Graduates can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers, such as corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. Post-graduate employment includes Education/Outreach, Archeology, Cultural Resource Management (CRM), Historic Preservation, Museum/Curation/Project Design, Community Development, Advocacy (human rights/social justice), Human/Social Services, Management Consulting/Organizational Development/Training, Computers/Software Development/Information Technology, Design (products and/or services), International Development/Affairs, Forensics, Mass Communication, Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Administration/Management, Ethnography, Evaluation/Assessment, Health (international/public health), Environment and Natural Resources, Healthcare Management/Services/Deliver, Social Impact Assessment, Market Research, and Humanitarian Efforts.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Minor

Courses in Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 1312. Cultural Anthropology.

In this course students examine the nature of cultural variation of populations in the present and recent past. Its subjects include social, political, economic, and ideological aspects of human cultures. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Soc & Behav Sciences Core 080|Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: ANTH 2351

ANTH 2414. Biological Anthropology.

This lecture and accompanying laboratory course examine fundamental aspects of the biological nature of humans using evolutionary theory. Course content is divided into topics devoted to the process of evolution, genetics, the primate order, osteology, human evolution, and variability and adaptation.

4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Life & Phys Sciences Core 030|Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: ANTH 2401

ANTH 2415. Introduction to Archaeology.

This course covers the basic principles of archaeology. It includes a study of the kinds of sites; classification of stone artifacts; methods of archaeological survey and excavation; methods of dating by geological, faunal, and radiometric means; and the theoretical approach to archaeology. This course includes a weekly laboratory.

4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3301. Principles of Cultural Anthropology.

This course is an ethnographically-based analysis of major theoretical positions and debates in contemporary anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 1312 and 60 hours of coursework. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3302. Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology.

This course provides an introduction to the study of linguistic anthropology. We will focus on the origin of language and its evolution and diversity, the interactions between language, culture and society, and modes of communication. This course will enhance a student’s awareness of the complex interrelationships between language and other aspects of culture. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3303. Applied Cultural Anthropology.

In this course students learn the methods applied cultural anthropologists use to address social problems such as poverty, sustainable development, conflict, climate change, community health, workplace and product design, education, and cultural heritage, as well as the value “thinking anthropologically” has for a wide range of careers.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3304. Bioarchaeology.

Bioarchaeology is the study of human skeletal remains in relation to the archaeological record. In this course students will study theories and methods used in the analysis of human skeletal remains in bioarchaeology to reconstruct patterns of subsistence, diet, disease, demography, biological relatedness, and physical activity of past populations. Prerequisite: ANTH 3381.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3305. Magic, Ritual and Religion.

An examination of magic and religion in cultures of the world with an emphasis on recent works dealing with mysticism and the occult. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3306. World Prehistory.

This course presents a survey of the prehistoric human record throughout the world. It focuses upon the achievements of early and modern humans, world colonization events, and the development of complex societies.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3307. History of Evolutionary Thought.

This course discusses the impact of evolutionary discourse within the context of its history. Students will develop a thorough understanding of evolution and its importance to anthropology, as well as to other scientific disciplines. Prerequisites: ANTH 2414 and 60 hours of coursework. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3308. Cultural Resource Management and Archaeology.

This course surveys Cultural Resource Management (CRM) archaeology, the conservation and investigation of archaeological remains as mandated by federal and state laws. The course covers the history of CRM and its legal and regulatory framework, organization, methods, funding, employment prospects, and ethical and practical dilemmas. Prerequisite: ANTH 2415.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3309. Cultures Through Film.

Through films, lectures, and discussions, students explore the various ways that ethnographic film interprets the cultural environment and social interactions of small-scale cultures around the world. We will also discuss anthropological interpretations of how historically U.S. (American) culture has dealt with concepts of the “other” and supernatural phenomena through film. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3311. Disease and Society.

In this course students examine infectious diseases and the effect they have on human societies. The course is organized into case studies of specific infectious diseases, which focus on the biology and epidemiology of a disease as well its social impact.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3313. Aztec: Native Americans and Empire.

This course presents an understanding of Aztec culture through archaeology, the interpretation of art, religion, and architecture, and the formation of a highly specialized and stratified society with an imperial administration. The course will emphasize an intellectual and religious outlook in intimate contact with the earth, sky, and the seasons.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3314. Latin American Cultures.

This course examines different aspects of Latin American indigenous cultures from a variety of theoretical perspectives in anthropology. Emphasis is on the Maya, and different theoretical perspectives provide different interpretations of data. (MULT) (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3315. Archaeology of the Southwest.

An examination of the prehistory and early cultures of the Greater Southwest from the first arrival of humans as early as 20,000 years ago to the coming of the Spaniards in the 16th century. The course covers several mammoth kill sites at the end of the Pleistocene; the emergence of Archaic hunters and gatherers and the appearance of agriculture about two thousand years ago, leading to the three major cultures in the southwest-the Mogollon, the Hohokam and the Anasazi, the last in multistoried pueblos and cliff dwellings. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3316. The Origin and Evolution of Human Behavior.

This course presents our current understanding of Old World Paleolithic Archaeology. The origin and evolution of hominid behavior, the initial colonization of the Old World, and the development of modern human behavior will be discussed for each continent. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3317. Rock Art Field Methods.

This course will train students in rock art field methods. They will gain first-hand experience recording rock art sites through photography, field sketches, mapping, and written inventories. Students will generate a visual and written description of the art, which they will use to infer and explain past human behavior.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3318. Texas Archaeology.

This course will present our current understanding of Texas archaeology. The environmental and social contexts of prehistoric, protohistoric, and historic records of Native American and Spanish occupations in Texas are discussed. Prerequisite: ANTH 2415. (MULT) (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3319. Human Growth and Development.

In this course students focus on the life history of humans from birth to death, and consider how humans grow and change both biologically and psychologically over the course of their lives. Topics include life stages, sex differences, nutrition, environment, growth disorders, and the evolution of human growth.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3322. Peoples and Cultures of Africa.

This course is a general introduction to the contemporary peoples and cultures of Africa. Students will examine the social structure, economy, political systems, and religions of African cultures in the context of the radical economic and social transformations affecting the area. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3324. Mexican American Culture.

An examination of the history and culture of Mexican Americans with an emphasis on the analytical concepts of culture, race, class, and gender. Lectures, films, and selected readings (including chapters from anthropological and literary books and journals) will be used to portray the diversity of Mexican American experiences in this country. Topics include religion, politics, economy, identity politics, popular culture, sexuality, marriage and the family. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3325. Medical Anthropology.

This course focuses on how illness identities are culturally constructed, how adaptations or maladaptations to local environments affect health, how political and economic forces influence health and health behaviors, and how the practice of medical anthropology can contribute to solving urgent health issues around the world.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3327. Anthropology of Religion and Fundamentalism.

This course provides students with current and historical approaches to the anthropology of religion with a particular emphasis on fundamentalism. It focuses on the development of religious fundamentalism in different cultural contexts, geopolitical situations, and religious traditions.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3328. Primate Cognition.

In this course students investigate historical and current views regarding the cognitive capacities of nonhuman primates, and the extent to which these abilities are shared with humans. Topics include social cognition, numerical cognition, problem solving, tool use, culture, communication, theory of mind, deception, selfrecognition, and imitation. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3329. Comparative Juvenile Behavior.

This course will give students a thorough understanding of the comparative method through examples from the development of juvenile animals. It will introduce students to socioecology, neurobiology, and life history markers, with information that they can apply across disciplines. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3330. Curation of Archaeological Materials.

This course provides students with the skills to prepare archaeological materials for curation, which includes the processes and techniques used to stabilize and preserve organic and inorganic materials. This training can be used to gain certification in the field of archaeological curation. Prerequisite: ANTH 2415.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3332. Myths and Moundbuilders.

This course presents an anthropological approach to Native Americans of the Southeastern United States, their culture and beliefs. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3335. The Anthropology of Native American Belief Systems.

In this course students use anthropological approaches to investigate past and present Native American belief systems in order to determine the temporal range and evolving complexity of Native American religious and ritual expression.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3336. Community Research Project.

This course gives students the opportunity to conduct hands-on anthropological research on a variety of topics in local or other communities. Students will undertake individualized research projects designed in conjunction with the professor. Students must consult with the professor prior to enrollment to design the research project and receive approval.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3337. Language and Linguistics.

This course is concerned with the theoretical and methodological study of language, what constitutes the knowledge of a language, how this knowledge is acquired, and how it is used. Other areas of interest include the properties of human language, its representation in the mind, learnability, origin, and change.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3338. Geoarchaeology.

This course will teach students how to interpret sediments and the nature of sediment accumulation at archeological sites. Course topics include sedimentology, natural depositional environments, weathering processes and soil development, stratigraphic analysis, and archaeological site formation processes. Prerequisite: ANTH 2415 or GEOL 1410. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3340. Human and Primate Origins.

An examination of the long and diverse record of human and nonhuman biological adaptations as viewed from the fossil record. It examines the functional and ecological challenges that may have been responsible for the path of human development.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3342. Primate Behavior.

In this course, students will learn about the behavior, ecology and conservation of nonhuman primates (lemurs, lorises, monkeys, and apes).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3343. Human Variation and Adaptation.

This course examines the physical variation observable within and between human populations. It emphasizes a functional approach whereby variation is examined in relation to biological adaptation. It explores the biological mechanisms responsible for change and evaluates the potential of biological components in human behavior.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3345. Archaeology of Mexico.

This course examines the development of culture from early hunters and gatherers through the appearance of agriculture to the rise of civilization. The focus of the course is on the emergence of complex society among groups such as the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3347. Archaeology of North America.

This course describes human settlement of North America from the end of the Pleistocene to European discovery. It considers early occupation of arctic, plains, and forested regions and development during archaic times of Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian societies in the Southeast and Mogollon, Hohokam, and Anasazi in the Southwest. Prerequisite: ANTH 2415.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3348. Rainforest Ecology.

In this course, students will learn about the ecology and conservation of rainforest flora and fauna, with particular emphasis on primates.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3349. The Incas.

The Incas were the largest Pre-Columbian empire in the Americas and this course will explore the origins of this civilization and how they conquered such a large area of South America. Using archaeological and historic information the class will examine various aspects of Inca society including religion, economics, and kingship.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3350. Gender and Sexuality in Cross-cultural Perspective.

This course examines historical and contemporary issues related to gender and sexuality from a global, cross-cultural perspective. It will focus on cultural constructions of gender and sexuality, including gender stratifications, biology and evolution, families and kinship, work, sex work, diverse sexualities, media representations, and domestic and sexual violence. (MULT).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3351. Anthropology of Peace and Violence.

This class explores anthropological perspectives on peace and violence. It focuses on understanding violent practices within both traditional and current day societies including everyday violence and warfare. It explores the contributions of social structure, gender, religion, race, and ethnicity to violence. It examines efforts to build peace and reconciliation.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3352. Language and the Body.

This class focuses on how language shapes our identities and deeply held beliefs about our bodies. Students will have an opportunity to engage in discourse analysis of media representations as well as collect and analyze their own conversational data using the methods of linguistic and cultural anthropology.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3356. Archaeology of Andean Civilizations.

This course examines the cultures of the Andes Region of South America with an emphasis on pre-Columbian and contemporary peoples of the area.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3360. Economic Anthropology.

Reviews central issues in economic anthropology, using both case studies and theoretical writings. Analyzes production, exchange, distribution, consumption,property, economic surplus, inheritance, and types of economic structure. Materials will cover huntergatherer societies, simple agricultural societies, pre-capitalist complex state societies, and issues of development in nonindustrialized countries.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3361. Archaeological Field Methodology.

In this course students will learn about planning, organizing, and carrying out archaeological field investigations from survey to excavation to specialized data recovery. The focus is on the research strategies, techniques and logistics necessary to design and accomplish successful field research. Prerequisite ANTH 2415. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3363. The Art and Archaeology of the Olmec.

This course will present our current understanding of the art and archaeology of the Olmec culture, the earliest known civilization in North America. The Olmec culture is considered the influential foundation for later Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya and the Aztec.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3364. Biological Basis of Human Behavior.

Students in this course evaluate studies on the biological basis of human behavior and explore the question of whether behavioral patterns are genetically fixed. It includes popular and scientific approaches to themes such as the evolution of human behavior, biology and behavior, race and racism, biological determinism, and human universals.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3375C. Historical Archaeology.

This course is a survey of historical archaeology methods and theories that will intensively examine current trends in historical archaeology. Students will also be exposed to the material culture from historic period archaeological sites in Texas and North America.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
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ANTH 3375D. Human and Non-human Primate Evolutionary Anatomy.

This course is designed to give students an anatomical background to the study of human evolution with a focus on the comparative anatomy of apes, living humans, and fossil hominins. Prerequisite: ANTH 2414.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
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ANTH 3375E. Anthropology of Youth.

This class will provide an overview of issues in adolescent and emerging adult health and development in national and international contexts. Drawing from several disciplines including anthropology, education, public health, psychology, and sociology, we will critically examine existing research on youth and discuss underlying assumptions, research methodologies, and findings.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
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ANTH 3376P. Archaeology of the Earliest Americans.

This course focuses on the long-standing and controversial issues of when, how, and who first peopled the Americas. This is a significant aspect of human prehistory and remains unresolved. Students will use archaeological, biological, linguistic, and environmental evidence to help identify the first inhabitants of the New World.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3376T. Scientific Diving for Resource Management.

Underwater resource management requires certain skills for those who manage, investigate, or monitor cultural, biological, or other resources found in water. This course is intended to prepare and qualify certified divers for further research and employment opportunities in underwater resource management, which includes archaeology, environmental/ecological anthropology, and other related fields. Prerequisites: Current scuba diving certification from any nationally accredited dive certification agency and an advanced scuba diving certification is recommended. Students must also complete standard liability and waiver forms, as well as complete a diving physical prior to any water work.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3380. Forensic Anthropology.

Forensic Anthropology is the recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains for modern legal inquiry. This course is an overview of the field of Forensic Anthropology illustrated with real forensic cases.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 3381. Human Osteology.

The foundation of biological anthropology is the study of the human skeleton. This is a lab-intensive course in which students will learn how to identify skeletal elements, both whole and fragmentary.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4303. Human Speech Sounds.

This course is an introductory overview of human speech production and perception from an anthropological perspective. It describes speech anatomy and pays particular attention to the description of the acoustic and articulatory properties of speech as it occurs in real time. Students will study articulatory, acoustic, and auditory phonetics.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4304. Language, Culture and Society.

This course seeks to introduce students to the fundamentals of linguistic anthropology, and the use of linguistics in anthropological fieldwork through lecture, discussion, and "hands on" class exercises.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4309. Culture, Medicine and the Body.

This course explores how the human body, functions of the body, and the practices of medicine and healing are situated and contextualized within cultural frameworks. Case studies cover body and health-related topics over the life course, from birth to death. Prerequisite: ANTH 1312 or ANTH 3325, or permission of the instructor. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4310. Theories and Issues in Anthropology.

This course explores major theoretical and historical developments in anthropology, highlighting the discipline’s unique four-field perspective that includes archaeology, biological and cultural anthropology, and anthropological linguistics. Topics stress the importance of anthropological thought in key scientific discoveries and cultural debates. Prerequisites: ANTH 1312 and 60 hours of coursework.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4315. Archaeological Artifact Identification and Analysis.

This course will train students to describe and analyze artifacts commonly recovered from archaeological sites. Current theories covering the production and analysis of chipped and ground stone tools, ceramics, bone and other materials will be presented, and scientific analytical methods discussed. Prerequisites: ANTH 2415 and one additional archaeology course.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4320. Rise of Civilization.

This course consists of a definition of civilization and its components, its geographic setting, and the roles of religion, art, and the institution of the “Divine King” in the development of dynamic state societies in Egypt, Sumeria, the Indus Valley, and China in the Old World and that of the Olmec in Mexico and Chavin in Peru. (MULT) (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4326. Field Methods in Forensic Anthropology.

In this course students will learn how to locate, excavate and recover human remains, associated personal effects, and other materials in order to ensure legal credibility for all recoveries. Prerequisite: ANTH 4382.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4337. Theory in Linguistic Anthropology.

In this course students will be introduced to the major theories of linguistics through reading and discussing classic and contemporary literatures. Particular attention will be given to how the various theories have influenced linguistic anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 1312 or ANTH 3302 and 60 hours of coursework. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4339. Theoretical Concepts in Archaeology.

This course provides a broad survey of theory in archaeology as it is practiced throughout the world. It includes both historical perspectives and contemporary usage. Prerequisites: ANTH 2415 and 60 hours of coursework. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4360. Directed Study.

A one-semester course of independent reading, tutorial sessions, and individual research projects. Open to superior students by invitation of the professor and with the consent of the chair of the department. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
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ANTH 4361. Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology.

This course teaches students how to conduct field research in cultural anthropology. Topics include research ethics, problem formulation, participant observation, interviewing, and other techniques for data collection and analysis. Students will conduct their own field research project under the instructor’s supervision. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4363. Methods in Primate Research.

In this course, students will learn about the methods used to study primates in captive and field settings.

3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 1 Lab Contact Hour.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4381. Paleopathology.

This course focuses on the study of diseases and maladies of ancient populations, and will survey the range of pathology on human skeletons from trauma, infection, syphilis, tuberculosis, leprosy, anemia, metabolic disturbances, arthritis, and tumors. Prerequisite: ANTH 3381. (WI).

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4382. Methods in Skeletal Biology.

This course is for students who wish to advance their osteological skills. Students will learn how to identify isolated and fragmentary skeletal remains to estimate age, sex, ancestry, stature, and health of an individual in past and present contexts. Prerequisite: ANTH 3381.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4390. Internship in Anthropology.

This course provides students with professional development through work or research-related experience. After consulting the internship coordinator, students choose placements matching their interests and develop individualized internship contracts. Interns meet to discuss career preparation and anthropological topics related to each intern’s activities, keep a journal, and submit a final report. Prerequisite: A minimum 2.5 GPA in major, and permission of instructor.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 8 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Writing Intensive
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ANTH 4600. Bioarchaeology Field and Laboratory Methods.

In this course students will be trained in the documentation, contextual assessment, and recordation of human skeletal remains in bioarchaeological settings. Students will engage in research projects, gaining practical laboratory and field experience. Prerequisite: ANTH 3381 or Permission from the Instructor.

6 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 3 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

ANTH 4630. Archaeological Field School.

This course is designed to train students in the skills and techniques of modern archaeological survey and excavation of prehistoric sites. May be repeated for credit, but only six hours may be applied toward the major.

6 Credit Hours. 6 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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Agwuele, Augustine, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Black, Stephen L, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Harvard University

Blaszczyk, Maria Beata, Lecturer, Anthropology, MPHIL, New York University

Bousman, Charles B, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Brunson, Emily K, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Washington

Castaneda, Amanda Michelle, Lecturer, Anthropology, M.A., Texas State University

Collins, Michael B, Research Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Conlee, Christina, Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Univ of California-Santa Barbara

Cunningham, Deborah Lenz, Lecturer, Anthropology, Ph.D., Univ of Missouri-Columbia

Dylla, Emily Donna, Lecturer, Anthropology, M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Ellis, Kelsey Morgan, Lecturer, Anthropology, M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Erhart, Elizabeth, Chair - Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Garber, James F, Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Greer, Nicole Rhea, Lecturer, Anthropology, M.A., Temple University

Hadder, Neill, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Hamilton, Michelle D, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Herrmann, Nicholas Paul, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Juarez, Ana M, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Stanford University

Kilby, James David, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Univ of New Mexico Main Campus

McGee, Reece Jon, Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Rice University

McKeown, Ashley Hyatt, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Reilly, Frank K, Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Schoch-Spana, Monica Lynn, Research Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Skipper, Cassie Elisabeth, Lecturer, Anthropology, M.A., Texas State University

Spradley, Martha K, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Taylor, Nicole, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Veilleux, Carrie Cecilia, Lecturer, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Warms, Richard L, Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., Syracuse University Main Campus

Wescott, Daniel J, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Williams, Robert L, Lecturer, Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin