CCSU Anthropology


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ANTH 140 Introduction to Anthropology 3
Major fields of anthropology, prehistory, and ethnology, with emphasis on the distinctive perspectives of anthropology as a cultural and human science. Cannot be used for credit toward the major in Anthropology. Study Area III [I]

ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology 3
Survey of methods used in the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of archaeological data and how those data are used in culture reconstruction. Study Area III

ANTH 151 Laboratory in Introductory Archaeology 1
An introductory archaeology laboratory course to accompany, or follow, ANTH 150. During the semester four full days of field and/or lab work are required, ordinarily on weekends. Not open to students who have taken ANTH 450.

ANTH 160 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 3
Introduction to the anthropological study of the human species. Course will cover humans as members of the primate order, human genetics, evolution and variation, stressing anthropological perspective of interaction of physical, environmental, and cultural factors. Study Area III

ANTH 170 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
Human ways of life and how to investigate them. Introduces basic skills and knowledge necessary for the description, analysis, and understanding of cultures. CSUS Common Course. Study Area III [I]


ANTH 200 Dimensions of Diversity and Inequality 3
Cross-cultural examination of human diversity, focusing on class, race, gender, and ethnicity. Consideration of the ways that cultural differences figure in the development of social, political, and economic inequality. Cross listed with AFAM 200. No credit given to students with credit for AFAM 200. Study Area III

ANTH 210 The Ancient World 3
A scientific examination of the mysteries of the ancient world. Astronomical, mathematical, architectural, and medical achievements of prehistoric peoples are considered, as well as possible explanations for these, ranging from ancient astronauts to human ingenuity. Fall. Study Area III

ANTH 215 Before History 3
The human past before the development of writing. Investigates the archaeology of the first four million years of human existence from our earliest upright ancestors to the evolution of complex civilization. Spring. Study Area III

ANTH 230 North American Prehistory 3
Surveys the pre-historic past of the North American continent. Begins with the archaeology of the earliest human settlement and continues until the period of European contact in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries A.D. Fall. (O)

ANTH 239 Work and Culture 3
A cross-cultural exploration of humanity as creator A cross-cultural exploration of humanity as creator invention, and the beliefs and values surrounding them in various cultures. Spring. (E) [I]

ANTH 240 The Supernatural 3
A study of the beliefs in gods and spirits, visions, rites relating to beings and powers of other realms, and the effects of religion, magic, and witchcraft on human lives. Explores culturally diverse forms of spirituality and mythology, from a variety of anthropological perspectives. Fall. Study Area III [I]

ANTH 245 Laboratory in Biological Anthropology 3
Methods, skills and techniques of biological anthropology. Includes exercises in genetics, human biological variation, pedigree analysis, adaptability, non-human primates, human skeletal anatomy and the analysis of skeletal remains for fossils and forensic studies. Fall. (O)

ANTH 270 Applying Anthropology 3
Views methods and techniques to apply anthropolitical knowledge for practical results. Examines role of anthropology in medicine, education, social service, and the development and implementation of public policy in the U. S. and cross-culturally. Fall.


ANTH 322 Historical Archaeology 3
Anthropological study of Euro-American cultural history, using documentary and artifactual data to interpret changing cultural patterns in post-contact New England. Specialized techniques of document research, field excavation and artifact analysis in historical archaeology are studied. Fall. (O)

ANTH 323 Urban Archaeology 3
Cross-cultural examination of the archeology of urban life. Views the nature of urban centers and populations of the past and their relation to the social systems in which cities are located. Irregular.

ANTH 324 Archaeology of the State 3
Discusses the forces leading to the emergence of the state in both the distant and more recent past. Focuses on prehistory and early history of the world's first complex civilizations. Irregular.

ANTH 329 Experimental Archaeology 3
Prereq.: ANTH 150 or permission of instructor. An investigation of the techniques used by archaeologists in the reconstruction of prehistoric technology. This course will include actual experiments in tool manufacture and use. Fall.

ANTH 335 Theories of Human Evolution and Behavior 3
Prereq. ANTH 140 or 160 or permission of instructor. Examination of major schools of thought in biological evolution, with special emphasis on their application to human behavior, from the pre-Darwinian period to sociobiology. Fall. (E)

ANTH 340 Theories of Culture 3
Prereq.: ANTH 140 or 170 or permission of instructor. A historical survey of major schools of thought in socio-cultural anthropology. Includes critical analysis of Evolutionist, Historicist, Functionalist, Structuralist, Interpretive, and Marxist explanations with focus on post-1960s period. Fall.

ANTH 350 Men and Women in Different Cultures 3
Cross listed with WGSS 350. See WGSS for detailed course description. No credit given to students with credit for WGSS 350 WS 350. Spring.

ANTH 352 Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity 3
This course can be taken for the American Studies program. Examination of the processes by which ethnic groups and identities are created, maintained, or modified. Comparison of ethnic sub-cultures focusing on Connecticut groups. Spring. (E)

ANTH 365 The Anthropology of Human Differences 3
Prereq.: 100 level Anthropology course or permission of instructor. The biological and cultural processes which have brought about the individual, sexual, and racial variation of the human species. Spring.

ANTH 374 Field Research Methods 3
Examines field research methods with focus on qualitative techniques such as participant-observation, applied and action research, and ethnographic interviewing. Quantitative techniques include time budget analysis and single subject design. Spring.

ANTH 375 Anthropological Data Analysis 3
Prereq.: STAT 104 or equivalent. Investigation of techniques in numerical analysis of anthropological data. Covers statistical methods of correlation, spatial analysis, and factor analysis. Focuses on the application of various statistical methods to actual anthropological data. Anthropology majors only. Spring.



ANTH 401 City Life & Culture 3
Exploration of the historical and contemporary development of urban spaces in the United States and Hartford area. Development of diverse cultural identities through neighborhood, social and, religious institutions will be examined. Spring. (O) [GR]

ANTH 416 Archaeology of Africa 3
Prereq.: ANTH 150 or permission of instructor. Examines pre-historic and historic period of Africa via archaeological, documentary, and oral historical data. Spring. (O) [GR]

ANTH 418 New England Prehistory 3
Prereq.: ANTH 140 or 150 or permission of instructor. An examination of the prehistoric people of New England through analysis of fragmentary remains of their villages, burial grounds, and trash deposits. Focus will be on sites excavated by the Anthropology Department at Central Connecticut State University. Spring. (E) [GR]

ANTH 420 African Diaspora Archaeology 3
Prereq.: ANTH 150 or permission of instructor. Examination of early African diaspora life via analysis of archaeological remains. Consideration of issues such as diversity of populations, health and diet, and labor conditions. Spring. [GR]

ANTH 424 Peoples and Cultures of Africa 3
Samples the diversity of African peoples, their cultures and related social relations. Primary focus on colonial and contemporary life, African liberation movements, and the influence of global political economy on life in modern Africa. Fall. (E) [I] [GR]

ANTH 425 Human Ecology 3
Prereq.: 100-level anthropology course or permission of instructor. Explores the relationship between humans and their environments. How humans have changed the face of the earth and to what extent different environments have influenced human biological and cultural evolution. Cross listed with AFAM 425. No credit given to students with credit for AFAM 425 or ANTH 325. Fall. (O) [GR]

ANTH 426 People and Cultures of Eastern Europe 3
A survey of culture in the nations of Eastern Europe concentrating on their contemporary aspects. Spring. (E) [I] [GR]

ANTH 428 Cultures of Latin America 3
Prereq.: ANTH 140 or ANTH 170 or SOC 110. Introduction to modern and pre-Colombian societies in Latin America. Objectives include tracing the historical roots of social and economic relations in Latin America today, and the diverse responses Latin Americans have made and are making to rapid social change. Cross listed with LAS 428. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 428. Fall. [I] [GR]

ANTH 429 Global India 3
Examination of Indian society and culture considering India's relationship with other world areas. Topics include colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization. Separate requirements for graduate and undergraduate students. Spring. (O) [I] [GR]

ANTH 433 Independent Study in Anthropology 1 TO 3
Prereq.: Senior standing and permission of department chair. Directed study in Anthropology. On demand.

ANTH 437 Internship in Anthropology 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor and written acceptance of sponsoring organization. Anthropologically relevant work experience in an appropriate local, national, or international venue. Includes consultation with faculty, analysis of related resources, and preparation of final report. On demand.

ANTH 450 Archaeological Field School 3 TO 6
Provides instruction in survey techniques, mapping, scientific excavation, photographic and laboratory skills and analysis. Field schools are operated in both historical and prehistorical archaeology. Enrollment is limited. Send letter of application to department. May be repeated. Summer. [GR]

ANTH 451 Field School in Cultural Anthropology 3 TO 6
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Development of qualitative research skills central to cultural anthropology through language study, home stays, seminars, speakers, and excursions. Normally involves travel outside the United States. Irregular. [GR]

ANTH 475 Topics in Anthropology 3
Examination of selected topics in Anthropology. May be repeated under different topics up to 6 credits. Irregular. [GR]

ANTH 490 Senior Thesis 3
Prereq.: One course from ANTH 329, 345, 370, 374, 450, 451, 470; and one course from ANTH 433, 437. Semester-long supervised research and thesis preparation, including in-class discussion and oral presentation. Fall.