Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science
Basic theories, methods, and findings of human paleontology, prehistory, and culture.

ANTH 200 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

ANTH 203 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged.

ANTH 204 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

ANTH 220 Peoples of the World

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, International
Societies of Eurasia, Africa, Americas, Australia, and islands of the Pacific.

ANTH 230 World Prehistory

3 credits
Prehistoric cultures of Old and New Worlds; techniques of excavation; methods of archaeological analysis.

ANTH 231 Introduction to Archaeology

3 credits
Archaeological techniques for interpreting past lifeways from material remains; includes both prehistoric and historical archaeology.

ANTH 241 Introduction to the Study of Language

3 credits
Cross-listed with ENGL 241.
Surveys of sound patterns, morphological processes and syntactic structures; questions of language acquisition, variation, and history; exercises from a variety of languages, with emphasis on American English.

ANTH 251 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

3 credits
Evidence for primate and human evolution; processes of racial diversification; techniques of physical anthropology; human population biology.

ANTH 261 Language and Culture

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, International
Language as an aspect of culture; the relation of habitual thought and behavior to language.

ANTH 299 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

ANTH 301 Introduction to Diversity and Stratification

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity
Cross-listed with SOC 301
An interdisciplinary and historical study of diversity and stratification in a cross-cultural global context. The course examines multiple forms of diversity and stratification including, but not limited to, culture, class, race/ethnic, gender/sexuality, religious diversity, and political ideology in an effort to raise students' ability to interact with and understand others in our increasingly multicultural world. May include service learning.
Prereq: SOC 101.

ANTH 323 Introduction to Museology

3 credits
Theory and practice of science, history, and art museums. One 1-day and two 1/2-day field trips.

ANTH 327 Belief Systems

3 credits
Cross-listed with RELS 327
Method and theory of comparative anthropological study of religion.

ANTH 329 North American Indians

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity
Origins, physical types, languages, and cultures of North American Indians.

ANTH 350 Food, Culture, and Society

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity
Cross-listed with SOC 350
Examines the structural and cultural implications of eating and producing food in a global world. Utilizing a social scientific framework, it explores the history of particular foods and examines how food systems are racialized, classed and gendered. Primary foci include the social history of food holidays and taboos, the relationships between food and identity, the impact of agricultural production practices on food systems and food security, and forms of resistance to these impacts. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 220 or a 200-level sociology course. May include field trips.
Prereq: SOC 101.

ANTH 400 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

ANTH 403 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged .

ANTH 404 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

ANTH 409 Anthropological Field Methods

1-8 credits, max 8
Field training in archaeology and/or social anthropology.

ANTH 411 Human Evolution

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 511
Human origins in light of the fossil record and evolutionary theory. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 100. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ANTH 412 Human Races

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 512
Human population biology, dynamics of evolution, human ecology, and their relationship to problem of human racial variation. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 100.

ANTH 416 Qualitative Social Science Methods

3 credits
Gen Ed: Senior Experience
Joint-listed with ANTH 516, Cross-listed with SOC 416
This course introduces students to social science research methods that collect qualitative data. It will discuss research design and ethics, data collection processes, and data analysis. Additional work required for graduate credit.
Prereq: SOC 101.

ANTH 417 Social Data Analysis

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 517, Cross-listed with SOC 417
This course introduces students to social science research methods that collect quantitative data. It will discuss research design and ethics, data collection processes, and data analysis. Additional work required for graduate credit.
Prereq: STAT 251 and SOC 101.

ANTH 418 Anthropology of Tourism

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 518
Across the globe, tourism has been touted as a route to economic sustainability and both national and local prosperity. As one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the modern world, tourism can supply wealth and growth opportunities to poverty stricken communities - but at what cost? In this course, we will examine both the advantages and disadvantages to a variety of forms of tourism: sex tourism, "primitive" tourism, heritage tourism, ecotourism, and nature tourism, to name a few. Additional work required for graduate credit.

ANTH 420 Anthropological History and Theory

3 credits, max 9
Historical development of anthropology along with theoretical debates as presented in the anthropological literature.
Prereq: Upper-Division standing.

ANTH 422 Plateau Indians

3 credits
Gen Ed: American Diversity
Cross-listed with AIST 422 and RELS 422
An overview of historic and contemporary Indian cultures of the Plateau; oral traditions, ceremonial life, social organization, and subsistence activities; history of contact with Euro-American society. Two 1 to 2-day field trips reqd. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. ANTH 422 is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.

ANTH 425 Society and Popular Culture

3 credits
Cross-listed with SOC 425
An advanced interdisciplinary survey of the contemporary study of popular culture and its forms. Reviews contemporary theoretical approaches, empirical studies, and representative examples of critical issues and various forms including texts, cultural practices, and material culture. Focus on critical analysis and understanding the significance of popular culture to society and students’ everyday lives.
Prereq: SOC 101.

ANTH 427 Racial and Ethnic Relations

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity
Cross-listed with SOC 427
Examination of the social construction of racial categories and meanings; theories of race relations; historical and contemporary experiences of racial/ethnic groups in the U.S.; contemporary issues and debates.
Prereq: SOC 101 and a 3 cr lower-division SOC course, or SOC 301/ANTH 301.

ANTH 428 Social and Political Organization

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 528
Bases of social and political organization; kin based units; non-kin units; political units through primitive states. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: Upper-Division standing.

ANTH 430 Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 530
Archaeological theory in anthropological perspective; current trends in method and theory of American archaeology. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231 or Permission.

ANTH 431 Historical Archaeology

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 531
Investigation of the techniques of historical archaeology as well as an introduction to historic material culture and the theories that inform historical archaeology research. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. ANTH 531 is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
Prereq: ANTH 100.

ANTH 432 Historical Artifact Analysis

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 532
An overview and detailed study of the major classes of material culture commonly recovered on historical sites. Course emphasizes the identification of historical materials and introduction of a variety of analytical tools used in historical archaeology.
Prereq: ANTH 230 or ANTH 431 or Permission.

ANTH 433 Applied Cultural Resource Management

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 533
Introduction to the practice of archaeology in the field of Cultural Resource Management. This course emphasizes and exposes students to skills needed in today’s world of CRM. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

ANTH 436 North American Prehistory

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 536
Theories, methods, and findings of prehistoric North American archaeology. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231.

ANTH 443 Plateau Prehistory

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 543
Prehistoric cultures, chronologies, and interrelationships within the interior Northwest. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231 or Permission.

ANTH 449 Lithic Technology

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 549
Manufacture and analysis of stone implements, theory of rock fracture, nonhuman productions of pseudo-artifacts. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231 or Permission.

ANTH 451 Forensic Anthropology

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 551
Observations and measurements of the human skeleton; variations based on age, sex, and race, and pathologies; identification of human skeletal material and other mammals. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Three lec/lab sessions a wk. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 251.

ANTH 453 Archaeological Lab Techniques

3 credits
This class is designed to offer students a complete range of archaeological laboratory techniques from analysis to final curation. All students will be involved in either curating a small archaeological collection, or processing artifacts for analytical purposes using basic laboratory skills. In addition, students will be expected to become knowledgeable about contemporary and/or ethical issues in conservation, e.g., whether or not to clean lithics and metal, deaccessioning collections, and NAGPRA, among other issues. Lastly, students will be encouraged to determine their role within the archaeological/anthropological community and develop a long term plan for how they will impact their respective fields in the future. Two lectures and 1 hour of lab a week. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 231, ANTH 431, ANTH 432 and ANTH 449. (Alt/yrs)

ANTH 462 Human Issues in International Development

3 credits
Gen Ed: Social Science, International
Joint-listed with ANTH 562, Cross-listed with LAS 462
Course content includes the historical and political contexts that shape development, development theories and approaches, along with the global challenges of poverty, social inequalities, and environment. Culture as an important consideration in development is emphasized. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Alt/yrs)

ANTH 465 Environment, Policy, and Justice

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 565, Cross-listed with SOC 465
The “environment” in modern times has been treated as something separate from human communities, yet our experiences and common understandings of progress and prosperity are integrally tied to our daily interactions with the environment. Environmental and human disasters in recent years have further reminded us of the importance of seeing our dependence on environmental health. This course surveys different perspectives surrounding environmental issues and society’s connection to them. Courses will slightly differ in emphasis depending on the instructor, allowing opportunities to explore more deeply how social philosophies, policies, and criminological dimensions can be linked to studying environment. Additional work required for graduate credit.

ANTH 496 (s) Practicum in Tutoring

1 credit, max 2
Tutorial services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission.

ANTH 498 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

ANTH 499 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

ANTH 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Credit arranged.

ANTH 501 (s) Seminar

Credit arranged.

ANTH 502 (s) Directed Study

Credit arranged.

ANTH 503 (s) Workshop

Credit arranged.

ANTH 504 (s) Special Topics

Credit arranged.

ANTH 505 (s) Professional Development

Credit arranged.

ANTH 509 Anthropological Field Methods

1-8 credits, max 8
Individual field work in approved areas.
Prereq: Permission.

ANTH 511 Human Evolution

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 411
Human origins in light of the fossil record and evolutionary theory. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 100. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ANTH 512 Human Races

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 412
Human population biology, dynamics of evolution, human ecology, and their relationship to problem of human racial variation. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 100.

ANTH 516 Qualitative Social Science Methods

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 416
This course introduces students to social science research methods that collect qualitative data. It will discuss research design and ethics, data collection processes, and data analysis. Additional work required for graduate credit.
Prereq: SOC 101.

ANTH 517 Social Data Analysis

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 417
This course introduces students to social science research methods that collect quantitative data. It will discuss research design and ethics, data collection processes, and data analysis. Additional work required for graduate credit.
Prereq: STAT 251 and SOC 101 .

ANTH 518 Anthropology of Tourism

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 418
Across the globe, tourism has been touted as a route to economic sustainability and both national and local prosperity. As one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the modern world, tourism can supply wealth and growth opportunities to poverty stricken communities - but at what cost? In this course, we will examine both the advantages and disadvantages to a variety of forms of tourism: sex tourism, "primitive" tourism, heritage tourism, ecotourism, and nature tourism, to name a few. Additional work required for graduate credit.

ANTH 521 Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory

3 credits
In-depth exploration of contemporary theoretical issues within anthropology.
Prereq: ANTH 420 or equiv, or Permission.

ANTH 522 Plateau Indians

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 422.

ANTH 528 Social and Political Organization

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 428
Examination of the social construction of racial categories and meanings; theories of race relations; historical and contemporary experiences of racial/ethnic groups in the U.S.; contemporary issues and debates.
Prereq: SOC 101 and a 3 cr lower-division SOC course, or SOC 301/ANTH 301.

ANTH 530 Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 430
Archaeological theory in anthropological perspective; current trends in method and theory of American archaeology. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231 or Permission.

ANTH 531 Historical Archaeology

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 431
Investigation of the techniques of historical archaeology as well as an introduction to historic material culture and the theories that inform historical archaeology research. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. ANTH 531 is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.
Prereq: ANTH 100.

ANTH 532 Historical Artifact Analysis

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 432
An overview and detailed study of the major classes of material culture commonly recovered on historical sites. Course emphasizes the identification of historical materials and introduction of a variety of analytical tools used in historical archaeology.
Prereq: ANTH 230 or ANTH 431 or Permission.

ANTH 533 Applied Cultural Resource Management

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 433
Introduction to the practice of archaeology in the field of Cultural Resource Management. This course emphasizes and exposes students to skills needed in today’s world of CRM. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

ANTH 536 North American Prehistory

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 436
Theories, methods, and findings of prehistoric North American archaeology. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231.

ANTH 543 Plateau Prehistory

3 credits
Joint-listed ANTH 443.

ANTH 549 Lithic Technology

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 449
Manufacture and analysis of stone implements, theory of rock fracture, nonhuman productions of pseudo-artifacts. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ANTH 231 or Permission.

ANTH 551 Forensic Anthropology

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 451
Observations and measurements of the human skeleton; variations based on age, sex, and race, and pathologies; identification of human skeletal material and other mammals. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Three lec/lab sessions a wk. Recommended Preparation: ANTH 251.

ANTH 562 Human Issues in International Development

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 462
Course content includes the historical and political contexts that shape development, development theories and approaches, along with the global challenges of poverty, social inequalities, and environment. Culture as an important consideration in development is emphasized. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Alt/yrs)

ANTH 565 Environment, Policy, and Justice

3 credits
Joint-listed with ANTH 465
The “environment” in modern times has been treated as something separate from human communities, yet our experiences and common understandings of progress and prosperity are integrally tied to our daily interactions with the environment. Environmental and human disasters in recent years have further reminded us of the importance of seeing our dependence on environmental health. This course surveys different perspectives surrounding environmental issues and society’s connection to them. Courses will slightly differ in emphasis depending on the instructor, allowing opportunities to explore more deeply how social philosophies, policies, and criminological dimensions can be linked to studying environment. Additional work required for graduate credit.

ANTH 598 (s) Internship

Credit arranged.

ANTH 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research

Credit arranged
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
Prereq: Permission.