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Anthropology

301 Alumni Bldg., CB# 3115
(919) 962-1243

First Session, 2022

ANTH 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

MAYMESTER. Online. An introduction to non-Western cultures studied by anthropologists. Includes an in-depth focus on the cultural and social systems of several groups.

ANTH 120 Anthropology through expressive cultures (3)

Introduction to cultural analysis and the anthropological point of view through analytic and interpretive readings of films, fiction, and ethnography. Emphasis on social conditions and native points of view.

ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems (3)

MAYMESTER. Online. In this course we compare a variety of healing beliefs and practices so that students may gain a better understanding of their own society, culture, and medical system.

ANTH149 Great Discoveries in Archeaology (3)

MAYMESTER. Online. This course provides students with a detailed look at some of the most significant archaeological discoveries from around the world, including Neanderthals, Stonehenge, and the Egyptian pyramids. Morning

ANTH237 Food, Environment, and Sustainability (3)

MAYMESTER: This course explores the nexus of agricultural, ecological, and food systems as they dynamically interact. The class examines case studies from North Carolina and other parts of the world. Themes include nutrition, food security, agroecology, and sustainable livelihoods. Students engage in readings, class projects, and hands-on activities in a laboratory setting.

ANTH 318 Human Growth and Development (3)

MAYMESTER: This course covers the comparative study of human growth and development from conception through adulthood. Special emphasis is placed on the evolutionary, biocultural, ecological, and social factors that influence growth.

ANTH 451 Field School in North American Archaeology (6)

Intensive training in archaeological field methods and techniques. Students participate in the excavation, recovery, recording, and interpretation of archaeological remains. Instruction given in survey, mapping, photography, flotation recovery, etc. Honors version available.

ANTH 901 Reading and Research (1-4)

Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 915 Reading and Research in Methodology (1-4)

Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 921 Field Research (3)

Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.)

Individual research in a special field under the direction of a member of the department.

ANTH 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.).

Second Session, 2022

ANTH 101 General Anthropology (3)

An introduction to anthropology, the science of humans, the culture-bearing animal. Topics considered: human evolution and biological variations within and between modern populations, prehistoric and historic developments of culture, cultural dynamics viewed analytically and comparatively. Honors version available

ANTH 142 Local cultures, Global Forces (3)

Globalization as a cultural and economic phenomenon, emphasizing the historical development of the current world situation and the impact of increasing global interconnection on local cultural traditions. Honors version available.

ANTH 319 Global Health (3)

Online. This class explores some of the historical, biological, economic, medical, and social issues surrounding globalization and health consequences. Late afternoon section, three days per week.

ANTH 405 Mental Health, psychiatry, and culture (3)

Online. This course explores mental illness as subjective experience, social process, key cultural symbol, and object of intervention and expert knowledge. Our questions include: Does mental illness vary across cultural and social settings? How do psychiatric ways of categorizing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness shape people’s subjective experience of their affliction? How is psychiatry predicated on cultural ideas about self and society? What does this contingency mean for the movement for global mental health?

ANTH 901 Reading and Research (1-4)

Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 915 Reading and Research in Methodology (1-4)

Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 921 Field Research (3)

Registration with permission of instructor.

ANTH 993 Master’s Thesis (Var.)

Individual research in a special field under the direction of a member of the department.

ANTH 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.)