Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

The Department of Anthropology offers a wide variety of courses for graduate students. Our courses are taught by professors within our department who specialize in the areas in which they are teaching. Courses are most often a mixture of lecture and discussion. These discussions are designed to engage students from all backgrounds and experience through natural debate and critical thinking  about the course material.

Our course list for each semester reflects a changing palette of research specialties. While there are a core set of courses that are offered during the semester, many of these courses will be different each semester. The full list of courses offered within the department can be found within the  Graduate College Course Catalog. A listing of the courses that are upcoming for the Fall 2018 semester include:

  • Anth 409 Ancient Maya Writing, Language, and Culture

    Recent trends in Maya epigraphy, information gained from Maya hieroglyphs, linguistics, and historical ethnographies are applied to anthropological analyses of past lifeways. Course Information: Same as LALS 409. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

  • Anth 473 Anthropology of Social Movements

    Examines the causes of social change from the perspective of sociocultural anthropology. An ethnographic approach to political life, how communities describe and enact their experiences as individuals and citizens. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours; 4 graduate hours.

  • Anth 477 Remote Sensing of the Environment

    Principles and practices of processing and interpretation of remotely sensed imagery including aerial photographs, radar and multispectral satellite images. Hands-on use of image-processing software. Course Information: Same as GEOG 477. Extensive computer use required. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

  • Anth 479 Culture and Colonialism in South Asia

    Examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the eighteenth century to 1947. Course Information: Same as GLAS 479 and HIST 479. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

  • Anth 481 Geographic Information Systems I

    Components and performance properties of geographic information systems. Geographic hierarchies and data structures. Problems and solutions in handling large geographic files. Geocoding. Course Information: Same as GEOG 481. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 100 and one from GEOG 278, GEOG 386, IDS 100; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

  • Anth 494 Zooarchaeology

    Reading, study, and discussion of selected problems for graduate students and majors in anthropology. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or approval of the department.

  • Anth 508 Research Design and Grant Writing

    Each student will produce a research grant proposal, similar in style and length to an NSF proposal. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

  • Anth 594 Writing and Publishing

    Study of a selected topic in anthropology. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term.