ANTH-110 Intro to Anthropology

Basic introduction to the concepts and methods used by anthropologists to study human groups, with an overview of the four major subfields (biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology). [NM Common Course Number ANTH 1113, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Core] Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG 095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores. Offered: Fall, Spring

ANTH-111 Navajo Culture

Introduces the basic values of Dine society, past and present, including the clan system, the philosophy of duality, rites and passages, and the Navajo creation story. Offered in collaboration with Dine College (NIS 111). Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG 095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores. Offered: Fall

ANTH-210 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

Introduces the basic concepts, methods, and theories of cultural anthropology using examples of diverse cultures from around the world to illustrate the range of human variation. [NM Common Course Number ANTH 2113, Area IV; Social/Behavioral Sciences] Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and ( RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores. Offered: Fall, Spring

ANTH-211 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Surveys the biological evolution of humans from the early primates to modern homo sapiens. Laboratory sections address primate, hominid, and human skeletal anatomy and paleopathology. [NM Common Course ANTH, Area III; Laboratory Science] Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and ( RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores. Offered: Spring

ANTH-212 Intro to Archaeology

Introduces students to the basic concepts, methods, and theories of archaeology with particular emphasis on the nature of archeological evidence and its interpretation. Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and ( RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores. Offered: Fall

ANTH-215 Native American History and Culture

Introduces the history and cultures of Native peoples of North America from the earliest times to the present. The course will examine culture change and the interaction of native groups with each other and European peoples. Contemporary priorities and ongoing concerns are also examined. Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and ( RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores. Offered: Spring

ANTH-220 Anthropology of Religion

Provides a cross-cultural inquiry into the spiritual and religious belief systems of diverse peoples from around the world and investigates the practices and symbols through which these beliefs are expressed and enacted. Emphasis is on non-western cultures. Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and ( RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score. Offered: Spring – Odd Year

ANTH-230 Cultural Ecology

Examines the relationship of humans to their environments using archaeological and ethnographic data from around the world. Particular focus on the social and technological adaptations of human groups to desert environments. Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and ( RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score. Offered: On Demand

ANTH-252 Peoples of Latin America

Explores the various cultures and peoples of Latin America, concentrating on one region or culture at any given time. Offered as an interdisciplinary field-based intensive study experience. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading scores. Offered: On Demand

ANTH-255 Ancient Peoples-Southwest

Studies the unique prehistoric residents of the Four Corners through classroom lectures, films, slides, and field trips. [NM Common Course Number ANTH 2313, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Core] Prerequisites: ENGL-111 and (RDNG-099 or RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer English and Reading score. Offered: Fall – Even Year

ANTH-271 Intro to the Study of Language

Introduces the study of linguistics including the basic structure of language, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, and social and regional variation. Prerequisites: ENGL-111 or permission of instructor. Offered: Fall, Spring

ANTH-288 Archaeological Field Methods

Archaeological field school held at the B-Square Ranch to teach survey and excavation techniques as well as laboratory procedures for dealing with collected cultural materials. Lectures on Four Corners prehistory and history, field trips to local archaeological sites, and workshops on artifact and skeletal analysis are also included. Prerequisites: ANTH-110 or ANTH-212  Offered: Summer

ANTH-292 Capstone Project-Archaeology

This capstone course serves as a way to unify student work under the AA concentration in Archaeology. Under the direction of a supervisory archaeologist, the student will successfully complete an archaeological field project including contact with the appropriate officials, background research, site survey(s), production of appropriate maps, documentation of any cultural resources found, field analysis of artifacts found, report writing and submission, etc. Prerequisites: ANTH-110  ANTH-212  ANTH-255 and ANTH-288  Offered: On Demand