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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Anthropology Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

ANTY
Anthropology


ANTY 101D ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

ANTY 212CS BONES,APES,& ANCESTORS

ANTY 215IS HUMAN PREHISTORY

ANTY 224   ANTHROPOLOGY, POP CULTURE, AND EVERYDAY LIFE

ANTY 225IS CULTURE, LANGUAGE & SOCIETY

ANTY 242D  CONTEMPORARY JAPAN

ANTY 252IS MYSTERIES OF THE PAST

ANTY 290RS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ANTY 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

ANTY 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ANTY 313   BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTY 327   MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTY 332   NATIVE NORTH AMERICA

ANTY 336   MYTH, RITUAL,& RELIGION 

ANTY 337   SEX, GENDER, & SEXUALITY IN JAPAN

ANTY 338   CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC SOCIETIES

ANTY 343   POPULAR CULTURE IN/OUT OF JAPAN

ANTY 350   OLD WORLD PREHISTORY

ANTY 351   ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA

ANTY 355   PEOPLES AND PREHISTORY 

ANTY 356   ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOUTHWEST ASIA 

ANTY 357    FORAGERS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

ANTY 425R  SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

ANTY 427   ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER

ANTY 428RS ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY

ANTY 441   SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN JAPAN

ANTY 450   ARCHAEOLOGY THEORY

ANTY 453   ZOOARCHAEOLOGY

ANTY 454   LITHIC TECHNOLOGY

ANTY 467   ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL

ANTY 472   DESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS

ANTY 473   LANGUAGE & CULTURE

ANTY 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

ANTY 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

ANTY 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ANTY 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

ANTY 495   FIELD EXPERIENCE

ANTY 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

ANTY 101D ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Comparative focus on human behavior and human cultural systems from the local to global levels. The nature and sources of diversity associated with the human experience are explored and reinforced using examples from archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

ANTY 212CS BONES, APES, & ANCESTORS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Exploration of human biological evolution from an anthropological perspective, emphasizing scientific understanding through examination of important fossil discoveries and of the behavior and anatomy of living non-human primates, especially apes. Aimed particularly at students not majoring in anthropology.

ANTY 224 ANTHROPOLOGY, POP CULTURE, AND EVERYDAY LIFE
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to basic principles and approaches of sociocultural anthropology. Covers diverse thoughts, everyday practices and popular culture in the world. Aimed particularly at students not majoring in Anthropology.

ANTY 215IS HUMAN PREHISTORY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to basic concepts and ideas about the biological and cultural evolution of human species. Topics include primate ancestors, human origins, evolutionary theory, genetics, archaeological interpretation, and cultural change from the earliest stone tools to the rise of ancient civilization.

ANTY 225IS CULTURE, LANGUAGE & SOCIETY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- The nature of culture through selected societies: symbolism and world view as related to cultural dynamics and representational forms. A survey of social practices, linguistic and cultural representations, exchange, identity, and the dynamics of power.

ANTY 242D CONTEMPORARY JAPAN
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to major political, economic, social and cultural issues in contemporary Japanese society. On-going legacy of WW II, re-emerging nationalism, and backlash against ideas and institutions of "post-war democracy". Citizen activism on these issues in and outside Japan.

ANTY 252IS MYSTERIES OF THE PAST
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Focuses on archaeological thinking and the use of the scientific method in archaeology. Examines a variety of archaeological and pseudo archaeological claims from this perspective.

ANTY 290RS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
S 3 CR. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101 or ANTY 225.
-- Undergraduate experiences for non-majors fulfilling their core research requirement. Course content is determined by the upper level anthropology course to which this class is linked and by student's interests. Upper level majors serve as research mentors. At least fifty percent of the course grade is based on library and field or laboratory research.

ANTY 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ANTY 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ANTY 313 BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215
-- Human evolution and biology from an anthropological perspective: the fossil record, nonhuman primates, osteology, biological variation, and basic techniques of physical anthropology.

ANTY 315 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
-- Detailed study of human cranial and post cranial skeletal anatomy. Analyses of skeletal materials for estimating sex, age at death, living stature, biological ancestry, cause of death, and other factors of forensic interest. Methods in the recovery of skeletal remains.

ANTY 327 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
On demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215, ANTY 225.
-- Anthropological research materials, their methodological treatment and theoretical grounding as applied to health-related practices in local and trans cultural contexts. Cultural constructions of diseases,intervention and treatment strategies, and the analysis of health concerns associated with globalization and accelerated culture change.

ANTY 332 NATIVE NORTH AMERICA
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225
-- An anthropological view of native North American cultures from the perspective of the ethnographic present. Continental-wide diversity in native adaptations and life ways are examined along lines of anthropologically-defined culture areas.

ANTY 336 MYTH, RITUAL, & RELIGION
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Forms of religious representation and practice in cultural and historical context; from liminality and symbolic innovation to mythic charters and social transformations, cosmological scenarios and ritual forms are explored in this course.

ANTY 337 SEX, GENDER, & SEXUALITY IN JAPAN
S, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or SOCI 326 or HSTR 145.
-- Dominant constructions of sex, gender and sexuality in contemporary Japanese society, and how such constructions are reinforced, contested or resisted by women in Japan. Interaction with race, ethnicity, class and other social and historical factors (e.g., colonialism, globalization).

ANTY 338 CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC SOCIETIES
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 101 and ANTY 215.
-- Current ethnological and theoretical considerations of creative cultural processes in relation to classical adaptations and world views of Pacific Island peoples.

ANTY 343 POPULAR CULTURE-JAPAN
S to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or SOCI 303 or HSTR 145
-- Examines socio-historical and political meanings of mass/popular culture in our everyday lives in personal, local and global contexts. Focus on materials originating from or related to Japan including manga, anime, music, performance arts, food, fashion, the internet, toys and television.

ANTY 350 OLD WORLD PREHISTORY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215
-- This course provides an understanding of the origins and development of human culture in the Old World (Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia) over the past three million years. The emphasis is on key theoretical and methodological developments in the archaeology and paleoanthropology of the Old World.

ANTY 351 ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215.
-- Prehistoric cultural adaptations and developments in North America from the earliest archaeological evidence through historic times; basic archaeological methods and theory.

ANTY 355 PEOPLES AND PREHISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215, ANTY 225.
-- The study of ancient and extant cultures of a selected world region with a comparative focus between the archaeology and ethnography of ancient and extant societies. Explores theoretical and methodological implications associated with the linkages between archaeology and ethnography.

ANTY 356 ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOUTHWEST ASIA
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215 and Junior standing.
-- Examination of the archaeology of Southwest Asia from the earliest traces of humanity through the historical periods. An emphasis on key transitional developments including agricultural origins and the rise of complex societies.

ANTY 357 FORAGERS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
SF 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215
-- Examination of the archaeology and ethnography of ancient an extant forager peoples in Sub-Sahara Africa. Considers varying research approaches and cross-cultural similarities and variability.

ANTY 425R SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Senior capstone course. An analysis of culturally relevant components of the social order in small-scale and complex societies, and local constructs of personal and group identity. Considers classical and recent approaches to interpersonal relationships and the organization of social life.

ANTY 427 ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or WS 201 or consent of instructor.
-- Examination of anthropological approaches to the studies of gender, and discussion of contemporary issues and topics related to gender and sexuality across cultures. Topics include construction of femininity and masculinity, kinship and family, sexualities, religion, globalization and activism.

ANTY 428RS ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Senior capstone course. An analysis of theories of anthropological science within their social context of development; exploration and critique of representative classics.

ANTY 441 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN JAPAN
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225 or ANTY 242 or HSTR 145 or consent of instructor.
-- Examine contemporary social movements and their historical antecedents in Japan. Discuss the claims and organizational strategies of various movements, such as conservative, religious, communist, feminist and queer movements, and the new virtual movement utilizing the internet.

ANTY 450 ARCHAEOLOGY THEORY
S alternate years, odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101, ANTY 215.
-- Examination of current methodological and theoretical issues in archaeology and how they are applied to our understanding of the past.

ANTY 453 ZOOARCHAEOLOGY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215
-- Hands-on approach to analysis of prehistoric archaeological materials. Typically focuses on a single technology (stone, ceramics, animal bone, etc.). Course emphasis will alternate between replicative/experimental studies, where students create implements by attempting to replicate prehistoric manufacturing techniques, and the methodological and theoretical basis underlying formal analysis of material remains.

ANTY 454 LITHIC TECHNOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101, ANTY 215, and Junior standing, or consent of instructor
-- This course examines prehistoric stone technology and the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of archaeological interpretation. The course material is conveyed through hands-on activities, individual analyses, and discussions of the theoretical foundations for archaeological interpretations.

ANTY 467 ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL
Su On demand 1-9 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101.
-- A summer of archaeological field work at a location away from the University; training in excavation and laboratory methods. (Offered when funding available.)

ANTY 472 DESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101 or ANTY 225 or permission of instructor.
-- The anthropological use of linguistic materials; introduction to phonology, morphology, and syntax of human languages from a variety of languages.

ANTY 473 LANGUAGE & CULTURE
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225.
-- Language as a subsystem of culture, fundamentals of linguistic analysis and the use of language in social contexts. Also explores relationships between perception and conception, thought and representation.

ANTY 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F, S, Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ANTY 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ANTY 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed study on an individual basis.

ANTY 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
On Demand 1-12 cr. SEM Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215 or ANTY 225 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ANTY 495 FIELD EXPERIENCE
Su On demand 1-9 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101.
-- A summer of archaeological field work at a location away from the University; training in excavation and laboratory methods. (Offered when funding available.)

ANTY 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

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