Anthropology (ANT)

ANT 1520     Physical and Archaeology Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

In this course we will examine basic concepts in the biological evolution of Homo sapiens. The concepts needed to understand evolution, such as natural selection, will be studied. The evolution of primates and examination of existing primates will be stressed. The function of culture as it relates to human evolution and the development of culture as seen through archaeological techniques will also be studied. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Scientific Literacy


ANT 1540     Introduction to Cultural Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

In this course, we will develop the concept of culture and demonstrate the integration of major institutions common to all societies while recognizing the interconnection between culture and environment. The wide range and variability of human culture will be explored in terms of current and historical cultural theories. It will also be demonstrated that the existence of humankind is dependent on culture. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Global Understanding and Responsibility


ANT 2750     Myth, Magic and Folk Religion     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

In this course, we will examine religious beliefs and practices to demonstrate their value in a particular cultural setting as well as to lay a basis for cross-cultural comparison. Witchcraft and associated magical beliefs and practices will be studied with different cultures. These variations will be analyzed to ascertain if there are parallel beliefs and practices found in dissimilar cultures. Tribal myths and religious rituals will also be studied for aesthetic reasons, to examine connections between art, music, and literature within a culture and to allow for cross-cultural comparisons of religious phenomena. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Global Understanding and Responsibility