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Below is a list of courses from the Course Catalog for the College of Liberal Arts & Social Science.


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  • AN 101 INTRO TO ANTHROPOLOGY

    This course is an introduction to anthropology: the comparative study of human beings. The basic principles of archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and physical anthropology are explored as they relate to the study of human beings, and to each other as sub disciplines of anthropology.

  • AN 320 PEOPLE OF THE PACIFIC

    AN320 IS A STUDY OF THE CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF OF MELANESIA, MICRONESIA, AND POLYNESIA, THE MOST ETHNOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE REGION ON THE PLANET. THEMES MAY INCLUDE ART, COLONIALISM, ETHNOCENTRISM, FIRST CONTACT, GENDER, INEQUALITY, INTOXICATION, POWER, RACE RELATIONS, RELIGION, RITUAL, SOCIAL CHANGE, SORCERY AND TATTOOING. PREREQUISITE: AN101, EN111 STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE

  • AN 344 AGING: MYTH AND REALITIES

    This course explores the major issues and concepts pertinent to gerontology, the study of the aging process. The prevailing theories of the social/biological aging process, and the economics, physical and psychological problems that might arise in late life are presented, and students learn how these factors impinge on the well-being of the older person and the social structure of a community. Aging as it occurs in different societies and throughout history is discussed. Social myths and stereotypes are explored. An overview of existing aging policies and special programs for seniors is included, as is a section on dying, death and grieving. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE

  • AN 369 SPECIAL TOPICS

    AN369 Special Topics presents questions, methods, and theories used within anthropology with special attention to the relation between social theory and practice in local or overseas cultures. Special Topics include Visual Anthropology, Maritime Archaeology, Human Osteology, Participatory Walking, Anthropology, Anthropology of Education, Political Anthropology, Indigenous Skill and Reconstructive Archaeology offered intermittently as faculty resources permit. Prerequisite: AN101 or Instructors Consent.

  • AN 498 INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY

    THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE APPLICATION AND RELEVANCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY INT HE WORKPLACE, AND IS SUITABLE FOR ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS OF JUNIOR OR SENIOR STANDING. PLACEMENT WITH AN APPROPRIATE HOST ORGANIZATION WILL BE COORDINATED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE STUDENT'S ADVISOR. THE STUDENT WORKS A DESIGNATED NUMBER OF HOURS OVER THE COURSE OF THE SEMESTER, AND HOLDS REGULAR MEETINGS WITH THE APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTOR. A FINAL ASSIGNMENT WILL DRAW UPON THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS GAINED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE INTERNSHIP. PREREQUISITES: AN203 OR AN222 OR AN212. *CAN BE TAKE FOR CREDIT IF CONTENT IS DIFFERENT. as approved 3/5/13 STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENROLL IN 300- OR 400-LEVEL COURSES UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED MA085 LEVEL II OR MA 084B OR ANY HIGHER LEVEL MATH COURSE

  • AR 101 INTRODUCTION TO ART

    This is a course covering the major art trends and their place in history, art media and technique, and criteria for evaluating the visual arts.

  • AR 102 STUDIO FOR NON-MAJORS

    This course is an exploration of visual ideas and images in drawing, painting, printmaking, and other studio techniques. It involves studio work and fieldtrips.

  • AR 103 DRAWING I

    This course develops the student's visual perception and his or her ability to make a visual statement through various drawing media.

  • AR 203 DRAWING II

    Drawing II provides additional experience in drawing, with emphasis on the ability to interpret forms in a creative and individualized manner. Prerequisite: AR103 or consent of instructor.

  • AR 206 BASIC PAINTING

    This course explores problems in color and form with an introduction to painting media. Prerequisite: AR103 or consent of instructor.

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