Anthropology (ANT)

ANT 1540     Introduction to Cultural Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

This course will develop students' understanding of culture through examining cultural forms throughout the world. This course is an introduction to anthropological methods, theories and ethnographic studies that evaluate the integrated and holistic nature of culture. We examine cultural ideas and practices in art, religion, gender, politics, economics, and kinship among others. This course emphasizes the importance of diverse cultures for developing an understanding of strategies, perspectives and conditions in the human experience. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Global Understanding and Responsibility


ANT 1550     Introduction to Biological Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ANT 1520,ANT 1520

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

In this course we will examine human biology and evolution through the analyses of the fossil record, evolutionary forces, and the human genome. This course explores contemporary scientific explanations about human origins, biological change and related primate species thorough examining physiology, cognition and morphology. This course will introduce students to the methods and theories in biological anthropology, human evolution, archaeology and paleoanthropology. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Scientific Literacy


ANT 2520     Special Topics in Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.
Prerequisite: ANT 1540

Topics courses are designed to examine specializations in research within the various fields of anthropology. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. Billable Contact Hours: 3


ANT 2530     Special Topics in Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.
Prerequisite: ANT 1540

Topics courses are designed to examine specializations in research within the various fields of anthropology. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. Billable Contact Hours: 3


ANT 2540     Special Topics in Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.
Prerequisite: ANT 1540

Topics courses are designed to examine specializations in research within the various fields of anthropology. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. Billable Contact Hours: 3


ANT 2550     Special Topics in Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.
Prerequisite: ANT 1540

Topics courses are designed to examine specializations in research within the various fields of anthropology. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. Billable Contact Hours: 3


ANT 2560     Special Topics in Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.
Prerequisite: ANT 1540

Topics courses are designed to examine specializations in research within the various fields of anthropology. Refer to the specific section using OCC's online system for current topics. Billable Contact Hours: 3


ANT 2750     Myth, Magic and the Anthropology of Religion     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510 or ESL 2520.

In this course, we examine religious beliefs and practices through primary anthropological research and cross-cultural comparison. We explore foundational religious topics like myth, symbols, magic, witchcraft, religious rituals, specialists, God(s) and other concepts related to the analysis of the supernatural. This course introduces students to the anthropology of religion, its studies, theories, concepts and ethnographic research. Through analysis of religious rituals and beliefs we are able to connect religion to other cultural phenomena of art, music and literature (and others) that enrich the human experience. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Global Understanding and Responsibility


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