Current Anthropology Courses at UAA

Fall 2024

ANTH

  • A101 *Intro to Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Intro to Anthropology

    Introduces fundamentals of the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Emphasizes basic ideas, perspectives and methods of anthropology. Special Note: Recommended for non-majors. Majors can apply it to their degree as a program elective.

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    View detailed information for CRN:70437 802 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM BMH 116 Anctil, Mallory August 26 - December 14 29
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    View detailed information for CRN:70436 801 Anctil, Mallory August 26 - December 14 34
  • A200 *Alaska Native Cultures 3 Credits

    *Alaska Native Cultures

    Surveys Alaska Native peoples, including cultural heritage, ethnohistory, and contemporary experiences from an anthropological perspective. Covers environmental settings, linguistic subdivisions, precolonial sociocultural organization and subsistence patterns, contact with non-Native groups, and key issues, including education, politics and law.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70438 601 TR 10:00AM - 12:45AM BMH 119 Smith, Gerad August 26 - October 18 20
    View detailed information for CRN:70439 602 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM BMH 116 Mitchell IV, Dickey August 26 - December 14 28
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    View detailed information for CRN:70440 801 Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 21
    View detailed information for CRN:70441 802 Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 34
    View detailed information for CRN:74634 3D1 Eufemio, Elizabeth October 21 - December 14 14
    View detailed information for CRN:74634 3D1 Eufemio, Elizabeth October 21 - December 14 14
  • A202 *Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Cultural Anthropology

    Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, ethical considerations and methods in the study of culture and cultural change. Emphasizes cross-cultural comparisons of sociopolitical systems, kinship, ethnicity, gender, subsistence, religion and art, integrating applied, local, regional and global perspectives.

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    View detailed information for CRN:70443 802 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM BMH 119 Ogilvie, Kristen August 26 - December 14 20
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  • A211 *Archaeology 3 Credits

    *Archaeology

    Introduces the historical development, basic concepts, terminology, ethical considerations, theories, and methods of archaeology with an emphasis on North American approaches.

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    View detailed information for CRN:70444 802 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM BMH 116 Taivalkoski, Ariel August 26 - December 14 0
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  • A211L *Archaeology Laboratory 1 Credits

    *Archaeology Laboratory

    Introduces students to archaeological laboratory practice. Includes archaeological survey, mapping, material identification and analysis, 3D modeling, geoarchaeology, and other archaeological techniques.

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    View detailed information for CRN:70445 601 F 1:00PM - 2:40PM BMH 243 Taivalkoski, Ariel August 26 - December 14 9
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  • A250 *First Footsteps/First Cities 3 Credits

    *First Footsteps/First Cities

    Follows the path of the first hominins in Africa to the establishment of the first cities in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas using current paleoanthropological and archaeological information. Introduces the biological and cultural emergence of modern humans and innovations that lead to food/animal domestication, urbanization, and state formation.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74974 601 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM BMH 117 Taivalkoski, Ariel August 26 - December 14 39
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  • A390A *Arctic and Subarctic Cultures 3 Credits

    *Arctic and Subarctic Cultures

    Explores anthropological perspectives on Arctic and Subarctic peoples, focusing on Indigenous cultures, settlement, history, languages, social transformations and contemporary experiences. Cultural or sub-regional focus will vary by semester. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle.

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    View detailed information for CRN:74993 801 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM BMH 119 Smith, Gerad August 26 - December 14 9
    View detailed information for CRN:74993 801 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST ONLINE Smith, Gerad August 26 - December 14 9
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  • A410 Anthropological Theory 3 Credits

    Anthropological Theory

    Traces the development of the discipline of anthropology. Presents key leaders and theoretical paradigms, concluding with contemporary practice. Special Note: Senior seminar for anthropology majors includes individual creation of student ePortfolio highlighting learning over the course of major. Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A610. Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Anthropology or Minor in Anthropology; senior standing; and 9 credits of 300- and/or 400-level ANTH courses with a minimum grade of C May be stacked with: ANTH A610

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70447 851 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM BMH 119 Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 12
    View detailed information for CRN:70447 851 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM DIST ONLINE Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 12
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  • A411 Archaeological Theory 3 Credits

    Archaeological Theory

    Provides a survey of theoretical approaches and practice in contemporary archaeology. Includes class discussions based on readings and student presentations. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A611. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing. May be stacked with: ANTH A611

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    View detailed information for CRN:70448 851 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM BMH 119 Smith, Gerad August 26 - December 14 2
    View detailed information for CRN:70448 851 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM DIST ONLINE Smith, Gerad August 26 - December 14 2
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  • A415 Applied Anthropology 3 Credits

    Applied Anthropology

    Explores history, theory and methods of applied anthropology in the United States with some emphasis on applying anthropology in Alaska. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A615. May be stacked with: ANTH A615

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74994 801 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM BMH 119 Ogilvie, Kristen August 26 - December 14 11
    View detailed information for CRN:74994 801 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST ONLINE Ogilvie, Kristen August 26 - December 14 11
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  • A452 *Culture & Human Biodiversity 3 Credits

    *Culture & Human Biodiversity

    Applies modern biocultural theory - including genetics, epigenetics, growth and development, and evolutionary biology - to highlight current understandings of human phenotypic, gender and sexual variation. Explores the historical role that biological anthropology played in the construction of race and gender. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A652. Registration Restrictions: Completion of Tier 1 (basic college-level) GER courses May be stacked with: ANTH A652

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74996 801 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM BMH 119 Anctil, Mallory August 26 - December 14 19
    View detailed information for CRN:74996 801 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST ONLINE Anctil, Mallory August 26 - December 14 19
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  • A461 *Decolonizing Methodologies 3 Credits

    *Decolonizing Methodologies

    Introduces research methods informed by Indigenous ways of producing and sharing knowledge, ethical considerations, collaborative research design with Indigenous communities and peoples, the sharing of research materials and outcomes, and multivocal authorship. Examines the process of integrating responsibilities as a researcher with respect for cultural property rights and ownership. Crosslisted with AKNS A461.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74883 651 F 11:30AM - 2:15PM SSB 119 Williams, Maria August 26 - December 14 17
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  • A480 Analyt Techn Arch/Bioanth 4 Credits

    Analyt Techn Arch/Bioanth

    Critically examines data quality, sampling, quantification and interpretation of material remains with an emphasis on laboratory methods. Topics may include human osteology, zooarchaeology, lithics, ceramics and archaeobotany, among others. Special Note: May be repeated twice with a change of subtitle. Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A680 with the same subtitle. May be stacked with: ANTH A680

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74998 651 M 2:30PM - 4:20PM BMH 243 Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 16
    View detailed information for CRN:74998 651 W 2:30PM - 5:15PM BMH 243 Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 16
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  • A495 Practicum in Anthropology 1 - 3 Credits

    Practicum in Anthropology

    Applies practical anthropological skills learned under the supervision of a professional anthropologist. Special Note: May be repeated once. Registration Restrictions: 15 credit hours in Anthropology, instructor approval and agency mentor approval

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74975 601 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 1
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  • A499 Senior Thesis in Anthropology 3 Credits

    Senior Thesis in Anthropology

    Independent library, laboratory, or field research in anthropology resulting in a substantial, thesis-quality paper. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit as a part of a two-semester sequence, with permission of thesis advisor. Must satisfy all requirements for honors in Anthropology. Registration Restrictions: Faculty approval

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74976 601 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 1
    View detailed information for CRN:74977 602 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 0
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  • A610 Anthropological Theory 3 Credits

    Anthropological Theory

    Traces the development of the science of anthropology. Presents key leaders and theoretical paradigms, concluding with contemporary practice. Special Note: Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth projects, additional class readings, and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Master of Arts in Anthropology May be stacked with: ANTH A410

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70452 851 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM BMH 119 Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 3
    View detailed information for CRN:70452 851 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM DIST ONLINE Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 3
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  • A611 Archaeological Theory 3 Credits

    Archaeological Theory

    Provides a survey of theoretical approaches and practice in contemporary archaeology. Includes class discussions based on readings, and student presentations. Special Note: Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth projects, additional class readings, and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Master of Arts in Anthropology May be stacked with: ANTH A411

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70453 851 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM BMH 119 Smith, Gerad August 26 - December 14 0
    View detailed information for CRN:70453 851 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM DIST ONLINE Smith, Gerad August 26 - December 14 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A615 Advanced Applied Anthropology 3 Credits

    Advanced Applied Anthropology

    Explores in depth the history, theory and methods of applied anthropology in the United States with some emphasis on applying anthropology in Alaska. Special Note: Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A415

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74995 851 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM BMH 119 Ogilvie, Kristen August 26 - December 14 0
    View detailed information for CRN:74995 851 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST ONLINE Ogilvie, Kristen August 26 - December 14 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A652 Adv Std Culture & Biodiversity 3 Credits

    Adv Std Culture & Biodiversity

    Applies modern biocultural theory - including genetics, epigenetics, growth and development, and evolutionary biology - to highlight current understandings of human phenotypic, gender and sexual variation. Explores the historical role that biological anthropology played in the construction of race and gender. Special Note: Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A452

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74997 851 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM BMH 119 Anctil, Mallory August 26 - December 14 2
    View detailed information for CRN:74997 851 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST ONLINE Anctil, Mallory August 26 - December 14 2
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  • A680 Adv Analyt Techn Arch/Bioanth 4 Credits

    Adv Analyt Techn Arch/Bioanth

    Critically examines data quality, sampling, quantification and interpretation of material remains with an emphasis on laboratory methods. Topics vary by semester and may include human osteology, zooarchaeology, lithics, ceramics and archaeobotany, among others. Special Note: May be repeated two times with a change of subtitle. Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A480

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74999 651 M 2:30PM - 4:20PM BMH 243 Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 2
    View detailed information for CRN:74999 651 W 2:30PM - 5:15PM BMH 243 Harrod, Ryan August 26 - December 14 2
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A695 Anthropology Practicum 1 - 3 Credits

    Anthropology Practicum

    Engages in an anthropology practicum in the public or private sector. Emphasizes the application of anthropological skills under the supervision of a professional anthropologist. Special Note: Arranged practicum between graduate advisor and an outside mentor. Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Master of Arts in Anthropology

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:74978 701 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 3
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  • A698 Individual Research 1 - 3 Credits

    Individual Research

    Engages student in supervised field, laboratory and/or library research that precedes research capstone activities (thesis research or applied project). Special Note: Students may enroll for variable credit, but at least two credits are required for graduation. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:70457 601 - ARR ARR Dunstan, Adam August 26 - December 14 3
    View detailed information for CRN:74979 602 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 3
    View detailed information for CRN:74980 603 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 2
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  • A699T Thesis Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Thesis Research

    Engages student in independent research conducted under the supervision of a graduate committee for a research-based thesis. Special Note: Students may enroll for variable credit, but at least three credits are required for graduation. Offered during all semesters. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Faculty advisor approval

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    View detailed information for CRN:74981 601 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 3
    View detailed information for CRN:74982 602 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 3
    View detailed information for CRN:74983 603 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 26 - December 14 3
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Summer 2024

ANTH

  • A101 *Intro to Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Intro to Anthropology

    Introduces fundamentals of the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Emphasizes basic ideas, perspectives and methods of anthropology. Special Note: Recommended for non-majors. Majors can apply it to their degree as a program elective.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    View detailed information for CRN:50011 502 Ogilvie, Kristen May 20 - June 24 8
  • A200 *Alaska Native Cultures 3 Credits

    *Alaska Native Cultures

    Surveys Alaska Native peoples, including cultural heritage, ethnohistory, and contemporary experiences from an anthropological perspective. Covers environmental settings, linguistic subdivisions, precolonial sociocultural organization and subsistence patterns, contact with non-Native groups, and key issues, including education, politics and law.

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    View detailed information for CRN:50012 501 Mitchell IV, Dickey May 20 - August 3 3
    View detailed information for CRN:51254 502 Carraher, Sarah June 27 - August 3 0
  • A202 *Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Cultural Anthropology

    Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, ethical considerations and methods in the study of culture and cultural change. Emphasizes cross-cultural comparisons of sociopolitical systems, kinship, ethnicity, gender, subsistence, religion and art, integrating applied, local, regional and global perspectives.

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    View detailed information for CRN:50013 501 Harrod, Ryan May 20 - August 3 21
  • A464 *Culture & Globalization 3 Credits

    *Culture & Globalization

    Explores the relationship between culture and globalization. Examines global capitalism and ethnographic experiences in the context of transnational migration and diasporas, and the influence of new information technologies and media on values, beliefs and practices. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A664. Registration Restrictions: Completion of Tier 1 (basic college-level) GER courses May be stacked with: ANTH A664

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    View detailed information for CRN:51255 551 Ogilvie, Kristen May 20 - June 24 21
  • A495 Practicum in Anthropology 1 - 3 Credits

    Practicum in Anthropology

    Applies practical anthropological skills learned under the supervision of a professional anthropologist. Special Note: May be repeated once. Registration Restrictions: 15 credit hours in Anthropology, instructor approval and agency mentor approval

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:51593 601 - ARR ARR Ogilvie, Kristen May 27 - August 3 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A664 Adv Culture & Globalization 3 Credits

    Adv Culture & Globalization

    Explores critically the relationship between culture and globalization. Examines global capitalism and ethnographic experiences in the context of transnational migration and diasporas, and the influence of new information technologies and media on cultural values, beliefs and practices. Special Note: Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A464

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    View detailed information for CRN:51256 551 Ogilvie, Kristen May 20 - June 24 2
  • A695 Anthropology Practicum 1 - 3 Credits

    Anthropology Practicum

    Engages in an anthropology practicum in the public or private sector. Emphasizes the application of anthropological skills under the supervision of a professional anthropologist. Special Note: Arranged practicum between graduate advisor and an outside mentor. Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Master of Arts in Anthropology

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:51594 601 - ARR ARR Ogilvie, Kristen May 27 - August 3 1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.