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Provides a holistic and comparative study of human life through a survey of four subfields (archaeology, biological/physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistic anthropology). Acquaints students with the history, methods, and major concepts of the field and give an overview of the range of potential social problems that anthropologists are particularly well-positioned to help solve.
Examines the cultures of the United States from the perspectives of ethnicity, race, gender and class. Special emphasis is placed upon anthropological methods and approaches to enhance student's understanding of contemporary socio-cultural variables in peoples' lives.
Examines the essential facts of human biological evolution by providing a thorough understanding of the concept of evolution and applying it to the particular details of the evolution of human populations and the fossil record. Attention will also be given to the methodology of contemporary research and its application to the study of primate and human evolution. (Formerly known as ANTH 206)
Examines the impact that the concept of culture has upon the anthropological understanding of humanity. Attention will be given to a thorough understanding of the concept of culture as a source of human diversity and its relationship to historical, economic, political, social, linguistic and religious development. (Formerly known as ANTH 207)