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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Course Descriptions

CLASS Course Descriptions

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

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  • AN325 Prehistory of the Pacific Basin
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Even Years
    The story of the colonization of the Pacific Islands is one of the most remarkable in global prehistory. This is only the beginning of the story. Life in the Pacific brought with it unique circumstances and challenges, which were faced and overcome in a variety of different ways. This course investigates our understandings about the original colonization of the various Pacific Island groups, including the Marianas, and follows the relationships and developments of these various island peoples through time.
  • AN369 Special Topics
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course provides students with advanced study of specific topics within the field of anthropology. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are covered.
  • AN413 Research Methodology in Anthropology
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Odd Years
    This course covers the use of bibliography, reference tools, and research methods in Anthropology. Presentation and cooperative evaluation of research materials, methods, and projects is required. Course may not be repeated for credit.
  • AN421 Cross - Cultural and Sociological Problems of Guam and Micronesia
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: As Resources Permit
    This course analyzes and evaluates the changing cultural patterns of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Republic of Belau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. New techniques and materials in the social science area pertaining to cross-cultural understanding are considered.
  • AN462 Advanced Field Methods in Archaeology
    Credits: 3.0-6.0 , Offered: As Resources Permit
    This course offers advanced training of archaeological field methodology for advanced students who already have prior knowledge of archaeological field methods. In addition to focusing on aspects of research design, advanced recovery techniques and data collation and processing, students will develop on-site decision-making and problem-solving skills. This course aims to train advanced students to a level where they can direct archaeological excavation with supervision. Prerequisite: AN262 or equivalent with consent of instructor. Can be repeated once for credit, if field project is different.
  • AN498 Internship in Anthropology
    Credits: 4.0 , Offered: As Resources Permit
    This course is designed to introduce students to the application and relevance of anthropology in the 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. Can be retaken for credit if content is different.
  • AR101 Introduction to Art
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    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.
  • AR102 Studio for Non-Majors
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course is an exploration of visual ideas and images in drawing, painting, printmaking, and other studio techniques. It involves studio work and field trips.
  • AR103 Drawing I
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course develops the student's visual perception and his or her ability to make a visual statement through various drawing media.
  • AR104 Basic Design
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    Basic Design is an introduction to the principles and elements of two-dimensional visual organization.