Anthropology (ANT)

ANT 101. Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to present the principles, theories, data and methods used by anthropologists and archaeologists in their attempts to study human evolutionary development. Generally speaking, three broad topics are covered the mechanisms of evolution, human prehistory, and the fossil evidence of Homo Sapiens and ancestral forms.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ANT 102. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course, students are introduced to the great diversity of human cultures. Economic, social, political and religious systems are compared, including such topics as the nature of culture, cultural ecology, magic and witchcraft, disease and curing, sex roles, and rites of passage. Problems resulting when traditional societies confront industrial societies or industrialization are discussed.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

ANT 202. Ethnography: North American Indians. 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents an introduction to the beliefs, customs and social organization of the Indians of North America. The course will deal with the Indians as they were before Columbus, their life ways, world views, and religion, economic patterns and technology, patterns of family life, warfare and confrontations with Europeans.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.