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    Archeologist Tanya Peres is racing looters to recover artifacts from Cumberland River sites
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    Honors grad
    Susan London-Sherer

    shares her enthusiasm for Anthropology with President McPhee
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    FIRE(Forensic Instititute for
    Research and Education) offers students
    CSI experiences
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    Opportunities to study the past include biblical artifacts

Anthropology

Anthropology studies humankind, comparing peoples of all places and times to understand the panorama of human existence. The field looks at the human experience through aspects like language, biology, religion, family life, politics, economics, and others. While many anthropologists work in other cultures amid exotic settings, MTSU's program also emphasizes the practical aspects of anthropology to help solve human problems. Sub-disciplines are introduced in archaeology, ethnology, biological anthropology, and linguistics. A special emphasis is on fieldwork.

Archaeology

Hands-on archaeology experience in field

An annual summer field school is offered in archaeology. Past sites include 1,500-year-old Native American mound centers, frontier forts, slave cabins, and an early-mid-19th-century church. The program has internships in archaeology with the National Park Service at Big South Fork, plus offering international field opportunities.

Dr. Hugh Berryman

Piece by piece: Forensic science expert

Dr. Hugh Berryman, an MTSU research professor, is one of the nation's foremost forensic anthropologists; he received the 2012 T. Dale Stewart award for lifetime achievement. Institutions like the Smithsonian tap his expertise on bones and bone trauma, and his Forensic Anthropology Search and Recovery team of students help agencies deal with death and homicide.

An anthropology degree can prepare a student for jobs with museums and archives, education, archaeology, government, non-profits, business, and communications. Students may specialize through graduate programs or prepare for advanced degrees in law, medicine, forensics, or genetic counseling.


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Universities/colleges/community colleges
  • Nature centers/natural history or history museums
  • Government/planning agencies
  • U.S. Forest Service//U.S. Corps of Engineers
  • Environmental or engineering firms
  • Private foundations/international organizations

Dr. Hugh Berryman
Director of FIRE | Research Professor
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Dr. Shannon Chappell Hodge
Associate Professor
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Dr. Ida Fadzillah Legget
Associate Professor
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Dr. William Leggett
Associate Professor
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Dr. Richard Pace
Professor | International Media Studies Minor Advi
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Dr. Tanya Peres
Associate Professor
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Dr. Kevin Smith
Program Director
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Dr. Andrew Wyatt
Assistant Professor
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Two options are available for students interested in pursuing studies in Anthropology: 1) a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology; or 2) a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Anthropology.

The major in Anthropology leading to a B.S. requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in the department.  The B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Anthropology is for students with interests in anthropology pursuing a second major where only the Bachelor of Arts degree is available.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers four minors including Anthropology, Criminology, Family Studies, and Sociology. Department faculty members coordinate interdisciplinary minors in Archaeology, Asian Studies, International Media Studies, and Native American Studies.

Sociological Spectrum is the official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association. It is a refereed interdisciplinary social science journal that publishes theoretical, methodological, quantitative and qualitative substantive research, and applied research articles in the areas of sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and political science.

Students are invited to join the Middle Tennessee Anthropology Society.

Anthropology (B.S.) Sociology-Anthropology (B.A.)

An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program

This map based on the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog is not a substitute for academic advisement - contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information. 

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years (see below). NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map.

Anthropology (B.S.) Academic Map

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2010 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Elective3  MATH (Math)3MATH 1530 rec.
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Elective (lower division)3 
  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2210 rec.
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required
ANTH elective3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3SOC 1010 rec.
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Minor 1 course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ANTH 30103Required ANTH 3410 3Required
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor 1 course3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor 2 course (upper division)3  Minor 1 course (upper division)3 
Minor 2 course3  Minor 2 course3 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH 48903Required
ANTH elective3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor 1 course (upper division)3  Minor 1 course (upper division)3 
Minor 1 course3  Minor 2 course3 
Minor 2 course (upper division)3  Minor 2 course3 
Elective1     
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL15 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2010 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Elective3  MATH (Math)3MATH 1530 rec.
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Elective (lower division)3
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2210 rec.
    ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required
ANTH elective3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3SOC 1010 rec.
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  Minor 1 course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor 1 course 3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ANTH 30103Required ANTH 34103Required
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor 2 course (upper division) 3  Minor 1 course (upper division)3 
Minor 2 course (upper division)3  Minor 2 course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
ANTH elective (upper division)3  Minor 2 course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor 1 course3  ANTH 48903Required
Minor 1 course3  Minor 1 course3 
Minor 2 course3  Minor 2 course3 
Elective1     
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL12 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.



Sociology-Anthropology (B.A.) Academic Map

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.

Click here for printer friendly academic map.

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2010 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Elective3  MATH (Math)3MATH 1530 rec.
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Elective (lower division)3 
    Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2210 rec.
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
Foreign Language3Required; see advisor. ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required
ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3SOC 1010 rec.
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Foreign Language3Required; see advisor.
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ANTH 30103Required ANTH 34103Required
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Foreign Language3Required; see advisor. ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor course3One 15- to 18-hour minor required Foreign Language3Required; see advisor.
Minor course3  Minor course3One 15- to 18-hour minor required
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor course3–6  ANTH 48903Required
Elective6–9  Minor course0–6 
    Elective0–6 
SUBTOTAL15  SUBTOTAL16 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2010 rec. Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4 
Elective3  MATH (Math)3MATH 1530 rec.
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Elective (lower division)3
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3  Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3ANTH 2210 rec.
    ENGL 1020 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  COMM 2200 (Comm)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required ANTH 3210 or ANTH 33103Required
Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303  Soc/Beh Sci (Rubric 2)3SOC 1010 rec.
Foreign Language3Required; see advisor. Foreign Language3Required; see advisor.
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor course315-18 hrs. for each chosen minor ANTH elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
ANTH 30103Required ANTH 34103Required
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Minor course3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
Foreign Language3Required; see advisor. Foreign Language3Required; see advisor.
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
SENIOR SUMMER
Elective3  Elective3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH elective (upper division)3 
ANTH elective (upper division)3  ANTH 48903Required
Minor course3–6  Minor course0–6 
Elective0–3  Elective3–6 
       
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL13 

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

Graduation information may be accessed here.

Anthropology

ANTH 2010 - Cultural Anthropology
3 credit hours
Counts toward General Education Social/Behavioral Sciences requirement. A comparative examination of the cultural organization of human behavior in societies around the world. Practical applications and the importance of intercultural understanding stressed.

ANTH 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
3 credit hours
(Same as SPAN 2105, PS 2105, SOC 2105, ART 2105, GEOG 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors.

ANTH 2210 - Introduction to World Prehistory
3 credit hours
Counts toward General Education Humanities/Fine Arts requirement. Cultural change over the past four million years as interpreted through archaeology. The development of hunting and gathering through the origins of agriculture and the appearance of the world's first civilizations.

ANTH 2230 - Tennessee Archaeology
3 credit hours
Archaeology of prehistoric and historic Tennessee. Based on archaeological research; presents an overview of human occupation in Tennessee with emphasis on local sites.

ANTH 2240 - Sunken Continents, Lost Tribes, and Ancient Astronauts
3 credit hours
Critical examination of popular theories of prehistory including Atlantis, Bigfoot, extraterrestrial visitors, and others with a focus on the nature of the scientific method.

ANTH 2517 - Introduction to the Portuguese World
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Portugal and its former colonies in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. History, sociocultural systems, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 2740 - Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
3 credit hours
Symbolic and ritual expression in indigenous and urban societies from an anthropological perspective including interpretations of myth, religious healing, cults, taboo, witchcraft, sorcery, and religious specialists and non-specialists.

ANTH 3010 - Ethnology
3 credit hours
Examines different approaches in anthropology to the study of contemporary world cultures. For upper-division anthropology majors and minors. Addresses various theoretical approaches in the study of culture, use of ethnographic methods, ethical role of the anthropologist in research, and current issues in ethnology. Readings will focus on ethnographies from around the world.

ANTH 3040 - Research Methods
3 credit hours
(Same as SOC 3040.) Issues and strategies in the scientific study of social phenomena.

ANTH 3050 - Data Analysis
4 credit hours
(Same as SOC 3050.) Data analysis and interpretation. Laboratory required.

ANTH 3110 - Cross-Cultural Media Studies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ANTH 2010 or permission of instructor. The study of media from a cross-cultural perspective, emphasizing the use of ethnography as a means of understanding the production and reception of media within different cultural contexts.  

ANTH 3120 - Popular Culture in Global Perspective
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ANTH 2010 or permission of instructor. Cross-culture exploration of pop culture as a body of widely shared and contested beliefs, practices, and material objects that present ordinary social life in spectacular and exaggerated form. Use of ethnography to understand pop culture as both a commercial phenomenon rooted in mass media as well as an expression of mass consumer resistance  

ANTH 3130 - Anthropology of Music
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ANTH 2010 or permission of instructor. The study of music as it reflects and shapes culture and social behavior from around the world. How music serves as a window into ideas of globalization and the related issues of power, resistance, and identity formation. Particular attention paid to the role of media and music in cross-cultural settings.  

ANTH 3210 - Archaeology
3 credit hours
Introduces methods used to study the nature and development of prehistoric societies. Approaches to survey, excavation, analysis, and interpretation explored through lectures, case studies, and problem assignments.

ANTH 3240 - Ancient Civilizations
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours of anthropology. Comparative study of archaeological evidence on the origins, development, and collapse of the early civilizations of the world. The transformation of human societies from the first settled villages to urban states in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, Central Asia, Mesoamerica, and Peru.

ANTH 3310 - Human Origins
3 credit hours
The origin and development of human life, its primate roots, ecology, and diversity.

ANTH 3410 - Linguistic Anthropology
3 credit hours
Language in its anthropological contexts with a focus on language as one element of culture, including how a language fits into the cultural system, how language is distinguished from other components of culture, how culture and language interrelate, and what techniques and methods can be used to infer nonlinguistic facts from linguistic material.

ANTH 3509 - Peoples and Cultures of China and Japan
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior standing; ANTH 2010 recommended. The diverse peoples and culture of China and Japan. Overview of East Asia as a region and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3510 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Phillipines, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam). History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3511 - Peoples and Cultures of Oceania
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Oceania. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3514 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa
3 credit hours
(Same as AAS 3514.) The diverse peoples and cultures of Africa. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3515 - Peoples and Cultures of Native North America
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Native North America (often called American Indians or Native Americans). History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3516 - Peoples and Cultures of Europe
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Europe. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3517 - Peoples and Cultures of Brazil
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Brazil. History, sociocultural systems, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3518 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
3 credit hours
The diverse peoples and cultures of Latin America. History, sociocultural systems, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3520 - North American Prehistoric Archaeology
3 credit hours
A comprehensive presentation including archaeological findings concerning the initial settlement of North America some 14,000 years ago; the origins, adaptations, and development of major North American cultural traditions through European contact and colonization; and the major theoretical contributions of North American archaeology.

ANTH 3521 - Mesoamerican Archaeology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours anthropology. Archaeology of Mesoamerica to include the findings of archaeology of the initial settlement of Mesoamerica; the origins, adaptations, and development of major prehistoric Mesoamerican cultural traditions such as the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec; and the major theoretical contributions of Mesoamerican archaeology.

ANTH 3610 - Archaeological Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ANTH 3210 or permission of instructor. Methods of identifying, excavating, recording, analyzing, reporting, and interpreting archaeological sites. Focus on technical aspects of archaeological research, including a substantial component of classroom simulations of the practical applications of these methodologies.

ANTH 3640 - Visual Anthropology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or permission of instructor. Photography and film as tools and products of ethnography. Researching, analyzing, and presenting behavioral and cultural ideas through visual means. Cultural and political biases presented through photography and film.

ANTH 3650 - Forensic Anthropology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Junior standing. An intensive overview of forensic anthropology--an applied field of physical anthropology that seeks to recover, identify, and evaluate human skeletal remains within a medicolegal context.

ANTH 3710 - Topics in Anthropology
1 to 6 credit hours
An in-depth study of a special topic which is significant in current anthropological literature.

ANTH 3720 - Environmental Anthropology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours anthropology or geography. Comparative study of ecological systems utilized by tribal, peasant, and industrialized peoples of the world. Special attention on theoretical approaches examining the interface of the environment and culture, the evolution of modes of subsistence, and contemporary development and indigenous people.

ANTH 3730 - Medical Anthropology
3 credit hours
A cross-cultural survey of health-related beliefs and behavior. Includes etiologies, treatments, patients, and practitioners as they interact in an environmental, biological, and cultural context.

ANTH 3750 - Race, Class, and Gender
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: 3 hours anthropology or women's studies; ANTH 2010 recommended. An anthropological examination of the biological and cultural aspects of human identity as expressed through the concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Focus on ways in which regional, ethnic, and gender identities are celebrated, contested, and regulated cross-culturally.

ANTH 3752 - Cultural Images of Gender
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ANTH 2010 or SOC 1010 or WGST 2100; or permission of instructor. Global perspectives of gender through exploration of the experiences of men and women of various backgrounds worldwide. Special attention to mediums and writing styles presented; critical examination of creation and perpetuation of cultural images.

ANTH 4120 - Practicing Anthropology
3 credit hours
Culture change theory and the practical dimensions of anthropology in research and planned change implementation.

ANTH 4130 - Anthropology of Globalization
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; ANTH 2010, ANTH 3010, or GS 2010, or permission of instructor. Explores the phenomenon of globalization anthropologically including competing understanding of transnational flow of capital, goods, people, images, and ideas around the world.

ANTH 4140 - Immigrants and Globalization in the American South
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing; ANTH 2010 or ANTH 3010 or permission of instructor. ANTH 4130 recommended. Explores anthropologically the specific effects of globalizing forces in the southern United States. Relations between global and local communities explored taking into account immigration, particularly of Latinos and Asians; local industry in a time of globalization; power and confrontation between rural and urban worlds; issues of race and ethnicity; and the assimilation of foreign-born professionals into Southern social and cultural systems.

ANTH 4300 - Human Osteology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BIOL 1030/BIOL 1031 or BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111; ANTH 2210 or ANTH 3210 or ANTH 3310; or permission of instructor. Lab-intensive. Explores methods used in physical anthropology to study individual skeletal remains including human skeletal anatomy and bone physiology. Emphasis on identification of fragmentary remains from archaeological sites.

ANTH 4310 - Bioarchaeology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BIOL 1030/BIOL 1031 or BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111; ANTH 2210 or ANTH 3210, or ANTH 3310; or permission of instructor. ANTH 4300 recommended. Human skeletal remains interpretation from an archaeological perspective to understand past human culture through the lens of health, nutrition, and activity patterns. Emphasis on technical aspects of bioarchaeological research including a substantial component of case studies, issues, and ethics.

ANTH 4360 - Zooarchaeology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: BIOL 1030/BIOL 1031 or BIOL 1110/BIOL 1111; ANTH 3210; or permission of instructor. Lab-intensive. Explores methods used by zooarchaeologists to identify, quantify, and summarize nonhuman animal remains from archaeological contexts using comparative collections. Emphasis on implications for human subsistence, environmental reconstruction, and human behavior.

ANTH 4520 - Archaeology of the Southeastern United States
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: ANTH 2230 or ANTH 3210 or ANTH 3520, or permission of instructor. A comprehensive presentation of the archaeology of the southeastern United States, to include historical overviews of southeastern archaeology; a consideration of geography, geomorphology, and environment; theoretical contributions of southeastern archaeology; the finds of southeastern archaeology concerning the initial settlement of the region; the origins, adaptations, and development of major prehistoric southeastern cultural traditions through historic contact and colonization.

ANTH 4550 - Hip-hop Music and Culture
3 credit hours
(Same as MUHL 4550 and RIM 4550.) Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020.  An ethnomusicological investigation of how hip-hop reacts to and informs mainstream culture through its primary art forms: music, visual art, and dance. Major themes and issues that cut across hip-hop's history, including issues of style and performance, gender, race, politics, and religion addressed.  

ANTH 4620 - Environmental Archaeology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 hours from the following: ANTH 2210, ANTH 3210, ANTH 3310, ANTH 3520, or ANTH 4950. The interdisciplinary reconstruction of prehistoric environments using archaeological methods with a focus on geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, and archaeobotany. How past environments affect human adaptation and how humans impact the environment.

ANTH 4730 - Economic Anthropology
3 credit hours
The ways people produce, distribute, and consume goods, how such systems are organized, how they operate, how they develop, and how they relate to other systems, especially the family, political, and ideological. Draws on case material for household economies, the transition to capitalist economies, and the world economic system.

ANTH 4740 - Law and Politics in Traditional Societies
3 credit hours
A cross-cultural perspective on concepts of politics and law in non-Western societies and the application of anthropological concepts in the study of legal and political systems in the contemporary global community.

ANTH 4750 - Anthropology of Religion
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: ANTH 2010 or ANTH 2740 or ANTH 3010 or permission of instructor. Cross-cultural exploration of religion, including beliefs in the supernatural, the use of ritual in secular and sacred context, and the roles of ceremonial practitioners. Focus on how people interpret and control their worldviews through religion and ritual.

ANTH 4860 - Historical Archaeology
3 credit hours
(Same as HIST 4860.) Disciplines of historical archaeology, including examination of archaeological evidence, historical documentation, and interpretation of evidence.

ANTH 4890 - Seminar in Anthropological Theory
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: 18 hours of anthropology, including ANTH 3010, ANTH 3210, ANTH 3310, and ANTH 3410. The major anthropological theories within their historical, cultural, and political context.

ANTH 4910 - Anthropology Undergraduate Research
1 to 6 credit hours
Field experience or reading courses through which special interests or needs of the student may be pursued under individual supervision. No more than three hours may be used in the major. Arrangements must be made with an instructor prior to registration.

ANTH 4920 - Anthropology Senior Thesis
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Permission of Anthropology Thesis Committee. Focuses on a specific research topic chosen with the consent of the thesis committee and with the potential for original discovery or creative development. Independent pursuit of research objectives outlined in a research proposal results in a written thesis, the approval of which will include an oral defense.

ANTH 4940 - Ethnographic Field School
3 to 6 credit hours
Field experience in a cross-cultural setting. Training in ethnographic research techniques.

ANTH 4950 - Archaeological Field School
3 to 6 credit hours
Course may be taken for three to six credits after consultation with instructor. The basic techniques of archaeology and paleoecology through participation in actual excavation and laboratory work.

ANTH 4960 - Anthropology Internship
1 to 6 credit hours
Supervised independent study in which student is placed in an organization on a contractual basis as a means of applying the principles of his/her training in preparation for eventual employment. Arrangements must be made with the intern supervisor prior to registration. No more than six hours may be used in the major.