ANTH - Anthropology

Brian Wolf, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology (101 Phinney Hall 83844-1110; phone 208/885-6751).


ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology

Anth 100 Introduction to Anthropology (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science

Basic theories, methods, and findings of human paleontology, prehistory, and culture.

ANTH 200 Seminar

Anth 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ANTH 203 Workshop

Anth 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ANTH 204 Special Topics

Anth 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ANTH 220 Peoples of the World

Anth 220 Peoples of the World (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, International

Societies of Eurasia, Africa, Americas, Australia, and islands of the Pacific.

ANTH 230 World Prehistory

Anth 230 World Prehistory (3 cr)

Prehistoric cultures of Old and New Worlds; techniques of excavation; methods of archaeological analysis.

ANTH 231 Introduction to Archaeology

Anth 231 Introduction to Archaeology (3 cr)

Archaeological techniques for interpreting past lifeways from material remains; includes both prehistoric and historical archaeology.

ANTH 241 Introduction to the Study of Language

Anth 241 Introduction to the Study of Language (3 cr)

See Engl 241.

ANTH 251 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Anth 251 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3 cr)

Evidence for primate and human evolution; processes of racial diversification; techniques of physical anthropology; human population biology.

ANTH 261 Language and Culture

Anth 261 Language and Culture (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, International

Language as an aspect of culture; the relation of habitual thought and behavior to language.

ANTH 299 Directed Study

Anth 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ANTH 301 Introduction to Diversity and Stratification

Anth 301 Introduction to Diversity and Stratification (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity

See Soc 301.

ANTH 323 Introduction to Museology

Anth C323 Introduction to Museology (3 cr)

Theory and practice of science, history, and art museums. One 1-day and two 1/2-day field trips.

ANTH 327 Belief Systems

Anth 327 Belief Systems (3 cr)

Same as RelS 327. Method and theory of comparative anthropological study of religion.

ANTH 329 North American Indians

Anth 329 North American Indians (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity

Origins, physical types, languages, and cultures of North American Indians.

ANTH 350 Food, Culture, and Society

Anth 350 Food, Culture, and Society (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity

See Soc 350.

ANTH 400 Seminar

Anth 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ANTH 403 Workshop

Anth 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ANTH 404 Special Topics

Anth 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ANTH 409 Anthropological Field Methods

Anth 409 Anthropological Field Methods (1-8 cr, max 8)

Field training in archaeology and/or social anthropology.

ANTH 411 Human Evolution

Anth J411/J511 Human Evolution (3 cr)

Human origins in light of the fossil record and evolutionary theory. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: Anth 100. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ANTH 412 Human Races

Anth J412/J512 Human Races (3 cr)

Human population biology, dynamics of evolution, human ecology, and their relationship to problem of human racial variation. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: Anth 100.

ANTH 416 Qualitative Social Science Methods

Anth J416/J516 Qualitative Social Science Methods (3 cr)
Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Anth 416 same as Soc 416. This course introduces students to social science research methods that collect qualitative data. It will discuss research design and ethics, data collection processes, and data analysis. Additional work required for graduate credit.

Prereq: Soc 101

ANTH 417 Social Data Analysis

Anth J417/J517 Social Data Analysis (3 cr)

Anth 417 same as Soc 417. This course introduces students to social science research methods that collect quantitative data. It will discuss research design and ethics, data collection processes, and data analysis. Additional work required for graduate credit.

Prereq: Stat 251 and Soc 101

ANTH 418 Anthropology of Tourism

Anth J418/J518 Anthropology of Tourism (3 cr)

Across the globe, tourism has been touted as a route to economic sustainability and both national and local prosperity. As one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the modern world, tourism can supply wealth and growth opportunities to poverty stricken communities - but at what cost? In this course, we will examine both the advantages and disadvantages to a variety of forms of tourism: sex tourism, 'primitive' tourism, heritage tourism, ecotourism, and nature tourism, to name a few. Additional work required for graduate credit.

ANTH 420 Anthropological History and Theory

Anth 420 Anthropological History and Theory (3 cr, max 9)

Historical development of anthropology along with theoretical debates as presented in the anthropological literature.
Prereq: Upper-Division standing

ANTH 422 Plateau Indians

Anth J422/J522 Plateau Indians (3 cr)

Gen Ed: American Diversity

Same as AIST 422 and RelS 422. An overview of historic and contemporary Indian cultures of the Plateau; oral traditions, ceremonial life, social organization, and subsistence activities; history of contact with Euro-American society. Two 1 to 2-day field trips reqd. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Anth 422 is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.

ANTH 425 Society and Popular Culture

Anth 425 Society and Popular Culture (3 cr)

Same as Soc 425. An advanced interdisciplinary survey of the contemporary study of popular culture and its forms. Reviews contemporary theoretical approaches, empirical studies, and representative examples of critical issues and various forms including texts, cultural practices, and material culture. Focus on critical analysis and understanding the significance of popular culture to society and students' everyday lives.

Prereq: Soc 101

ANTH 427 Racial and Ethnic Relations

Anth 427 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, American Diversity

See Soc 427.

ANTH 428 Social and Political Organization

Anth J428/J528 Social and Political Organization (3 cr)

Bases of social and political organization; kin based units; non-kin units; political units through primitive states. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

Prereq: Upper-Division standing

ANTH 430 Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory

Anth J430/J530 Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory (3 cr)

Archaeological theory in anthropological perspective; current trends in method and theory of American archaeology. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

Prereq: Anth 231 or Permission

ANTH 431 Historical Archaeology

Anth J431/J531 Historical Archaeology (3 cr)

Investigation of the techniques of historical archaeology as well as an introduction to historic material culture and the theories that inform historical archaeology research. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Anth 531 is a cooperative course available to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: Anth 100

ANTH 432 Historical Artifact Analysis

Anth J432/J532 Historical Artifact Analysis (3 cr)

An overview and detailed study of the major classes of material culture commonly recovered on historical sites. Course emphasizes the identification of historical materials and introduction of a variety of analytical tools used in historical archaeology.

Prereq: Anth 230 or 431 or Permission

ANTH 433 Applied Cultural Resource Management

Anth J433/J533 Applied Cultural Resource Management (3 cr)

Introduction to the practice of archaeology in the field of Cultural Resource Management. This course emphasizes and exposes students to skills needed in today's world of CRM. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

ANTH 436 North American Prehistory

Anth J436/J536 North American Prehistory (3 cr)

Theories, methods, and findings of prehistoric North American archaeology. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

Prereq: Anth 231

ANTH 443 Plateau Prehistory

Anth J443/J543 Plateau Prehistory (3 cr)

Prehistoric cultures, chronologies, and interrelationships within the interior Northwest. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

Prereq: Anth 231 or Permission

ANTH 449 Lithic Technology

Anth J449/J549 Lithic Technology (3 cr)

Manufacture and analysis of stone implements, theory of rock fracture, nonhuman productions of pseudo-artifacts. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

Prereq: Anth 231 or Permission

ANTH 451 Forensic Anthropology

Anth J451/J551 Forensic Anthropology (3 cr)

Observations and measurements of the human skeleton; variations based on age, sex, and race, and pathologies; identification of human skeletal material and other mammals. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Three lec/lab sessions a wk. Recommended Preparation: Anth 251

ANTH 453 Archaeological Lab Techniques

Anth 453 Archaeological Lab Techniques (3 cr)

This class is designed to offer students a complete range of archaeological laboratory techniques from analysis to final curation. All students will be involved in either curating a small archaeological collection, or processing artifacts for analytical purposes using basic laboratory skills. In addition, students will be expected to become knowledgeable about contemporary and/or ethical issues in conservation, e.g., whether or not to clean lithics and metal, deaccessioning collections, and NAGPRA, among other issues. Lastly, students will be encouraged to determine their role within the archaeological/anthropological community and develop a long term plan for how they will impact their respective fields in the future. Two lectures and 1 hour of lab a week. Recommended Preparation: Anth 231, 431, 432 and 449. (Alt/yrs)

ANTH 462 Human Issues in International Development

Anth J462/J562 Human Issues in International Development (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Social Science, International

Anth 462 same as LAS 462. Course content includes the historical and political contexts that shape development, development theories and approaches, along with the global challenges of poverty, social inequalities, and environment. Culture as an important consideration in development is emphasized. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Alt/yrs)

ANTH 465 Environment, Policy, and Justice

Anth J465/J565 Environment, Policy, and Justice (3 cr)

Anth 465 same as Soc 465. The 'environment' in modern times has been treated as something separate from human communities, yet our experiences and common understandings of progress and prosperity are integrally tied to our daily interactions with the environment. Environmental and human disasters in recent years have further reminded us of the importance of seeing our dependence on environmental health. This course surveys different perspectives surrounding environmental issues and society's connection to them. Courses will slightly differ in emphasis depending on the instructor, allowing opportunities to explore more deeply how social philosophies, policies, and criminological dimensions can be linked to studying environment. Additional work required for graduate credit.

ANTH 496 Practicum in Tutoring

Anth 496 (s) Practicum in Tutoring (1 cr, max 2)

Tutorial services performed by advanced students under faculty supervision. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

ANTH 498 Internship

Anth 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)

ANTH 499 Directed Study

Anth 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ANTH 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Anth 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

ANTH 501 Seminar

Anth 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ANTH 502 Directed Study

Anth 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ANTH 503 Workshop

Anth 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ANTH 504 Special Topics

Anth 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ANTH 505 Professional Development

ANTH 509 Anthropological Field Methods

Anth 509 Anthropological Field Methods (1-8 cr, max 8)

Individual field work in approved areas.

Prereq: Permission

ANTH 511 Human Evolution

Anth 511 Human Evolution (3 cr)

See Anth J411/J511.

ANTH 512 Human Races

Anth 512 Human Races (3 cr)

See Anth J412/J512.

ANTH 516 Qualitative Social Science Methods

Anth 516 Qualitative Social Science Methods (3 cr)

See Anth J416/J516.

ANTH 517 Social Data Analysis

Anth 517 Social Data Analysis (3 cr)

See Anth J417/J517.

ANTH 518 Anthropology of Tourism

Anth 518 Anthropology of Tourism (3 cr)

See Anth J418/J518.

ANTH 521 Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory

Anth 521 Contemporary Issues in Anthropological Theory (3 cr)

In-depth exploration of contemporary theoretical issues within anthropology.

Prereq: Anth 420 or equiv, or Permission

ANTH 522 Plateau Indians

Anth 522 Plateau Indians (3 cr)

See Anth J422/J522.

ANTH 528 Social and Political Organization

Anth 528 Social and Political Organization (3 cr)

See Anth J428/J528.

ANTH 530 Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory

Anth 530 Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory (3 cr)

See Anth J430/J530.

ANTH 531 Historical Archaeology

Anth 531 Historical Archaeology (3 cr)

See Anth J431/J531.

ANTH 532 Historical Artifact Analysis

Anth 532 Historical Artifact Analysis (3 cr)

See Anth J432/J532.

ANTH 533 Applied Cultural Resource Management

Anth 533 Applied Cultural Resource Management (3 cr)

See Anth J433/J533.

ANTH 536 North American Prehistory

Anth 536 North American Prehistory (3 cr)

See Anth J436/J536.

ANTH 543 Plateau Prehistory

Anth 543 Plateau Prehistory (3 cr)

See Anth J443/J543.

ANTH 549 Lithic Technology

Anth 549 Lithic Technology (3 cr)

See Anth J449/J549.

ANTH 551 Forensic Anthropology

Anth 551 Forensic Anthropology (3 cr)

See Anth J451/J551.

ANTH 562 Human Issues in International Development

Anth 562 Human Issues in International Development (3 cr)

See Anthe J462/J562.

ANTH 565 Environment, Policy, and Justice

Anth 565 Environment, Policy, and Justice (3 cr)

See Anth J465/J565.

ANTH 598 Internship

Anth 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

ANTH 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

Anth 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission