Current Anthropology Courses at UAA

Spring 2023

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A205 *Biological Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Biological Anthropology

    Introduces biocultural perspectives on human and non-human primate behavior, biological diversity, and the development of the theory of evolution. Examines the fossil record, genetic and epigenetic variation, physiological adaptations, and applied research in forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology.

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  • A205L *Biological Anthropology Lab 1 Credits

    *Biological Anthropology Lab

    Introduces students to laboratory practice in biological anthropology. Includes the fossil record, genetic and epigenetic variation, and physiological adaptations of humans and non-human primates.

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  • A210 Linguistic Anthropology 3 Credits

    Linguistic Anthropology

    Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, ethical considerations and methods in the anthropological study of language. Explores topics in language and culture, including the origin of human speech, language structure, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language change and variation, multilingualism, language endangerment and revitalization, language and gender, and folk taxonomies.

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  • A250 *Emergence Complex Societies 3 Credits

    *Emergence Complex Societies

    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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  • 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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  • A458 Applied Ethics in Anthropology 3 Credits

    Applied Ethics in Anthropology

    Examines the ethical issues that confront anthropologists, and the responsibilities they have to the public, the discipline, their colleagues and members of the communities with whom they are working. Course topic will vary with focus on a different subfield of anthropology. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle. Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A658 with the same subtitle. May be stacked with: ANTH A658

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  • 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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  • A487 Field Methods Cultural Anth 1 - 8 Credits

    Field Methods Cultural Anth

    Applies cultural anthropological research techniques by completing field-based research as a class project. Projects vary each semester, but may include archival/historical research and contemporary ethnographic projects. Methods may include qualitative and quantitative data collection with an emphasis on ethnographic research techniques. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Registration Restrictions: Instructor approval May be stacked with: ANTH A687

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  • A490E Culture, Environment, Place 3 Credits

    Culture, Environment, Place

    Examines relationships between human culture, space and place with attention to the constructions, experiences and perceptions of the physical environment. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle. Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A690E with the same subtitle. May be stacked with: ANTH A690E

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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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  • 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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  • A658 Adv Applied Ethics in Anth 3 Credits

    Adv Applied Ethics in Anth

    Examines critically the ethical issues that confront anthropologists and archaeologists, and the responsibilities they have to the public, the discipline, their colleagues, and members of the communities with whom they are working. Course topic will vary with focus on a different subfield of anthropology. Special Note: May be repeated once 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 A458

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  • A687 Adv Field Methods Cultrl Anth 1 - 8 Credits

    Adv Field Methods Cultrl Anth

    Applies cultural anthropological research techniques by completing field-based research as a class project. Projects vary each semester but may include archival/historical research and contemporary ethnographic projects. Methods may include qualitative and quantitative data collection with an emphasis on ethnographic research techniques. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Graduate students will supervise undergraduate tasks under supervision of instructor. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor approval May be stacked with: ANTH A487

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  • A690E Adv Culture Environment Place 3 Credits

    Adv Culture Environment Place

    Examines and evaluates relationships among human culture, space and place with attention to the constructions and perceptions of the physical environment. Special Note: May be repeated once 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 A490E

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