Graduate Courses

ANTH A610 Anthropological Theory 3 Credits

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

ANTH A611 Archaeological Theory 3 Credits

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

ANTH A615 Advanced Applied Anthropology 3 Credits

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

ANTH A620 Research Design 1 Credit

Applies method and theory of research design to students' thesis research. Covers developing a research question, conducting a literature review, and writing a thesis prospectus.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Master of Arts in Anthropology

ANTH A630 Advanced Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

Introduces in depth the modes of scientific data gathering, analysis, and interpretation related in cultural anthropology. Includes the logic of scientific inquiry, research design, data collection and analysis, field work strategies, ethnographic and report writing, ethics in social science research, and grant proposal preparation.
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 A430

ANTH A631 Advanced Field Methods in Archaeology and Bioanthropology 1-8 Credits

Engages students in techniques of archaeological and bioarchaeological survey, mapping and excavation, including archaeological and bioarchaeological data recovery, recording techniques, initial cataloging and laboratory processing. Project setting may include historic sites, building documentation, archival research, bioarchaeological or forensics themed field schools, and pre-contact Indigenous sites within or outside of Alaska.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit. Graduate students will supervise the work of less experienced undergraduates under the overall supervision of the project director. They will be responsible for the quality of the excavation and recording of their undergraduate crew. They will be critically evaluated as potential professionals.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor approval
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A431

ANTH A652 Advanced Studies in Culture and Human Biodiversity 3 Credits

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

ANTH A654 Advanced Studies in Culture and Ecology 3 Credits

Explores in depth cultural and ecological systems, examining sociopolitical dimensions of environmental change and ecological knowledge.
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 A454

ANTH A655 Advanced Studies in Culture and Health 3 Credits

Surveys and evaluates the relationship of human culture to health and disease. Includes ancient disease and impact on human evolution, interrelationship between biology and culture, alternative health systems, and applicability to contemporary problems.
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 A455

ANTH A658 Advanced Applied Ethics in Anthropology 3 Credits

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

ANTH A664 Advanced Studies in Culture and Globalization 3 Credits

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

ANTH A677 Cultural Resource Management 3 Credits

Provides an integrated anthropological perspective on historic preservation and the management of cultural resources in the United States. Includes the history of resource protection legislation, the design and implementation of cultural resource management projects, and applications of relevant cultural resource laws, including ethical issues.
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 A477

ANTH A680 Advanced Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and Bioanthropology 4 Credits

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

ANTH A687 Advanced Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology 1-8 Credits

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

ANTH A690 Selected Topics in Anthropology 1-3 Credits

Examines special topics in anthropology at the graduate level.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with a change of subtitle.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: ANTH A490

ANTH A690A Advanced Studies in Health, Ritual and Science 3 Credits

Examines and evaluates various relationships between human culture, belief and experience to health, disease and wellness. Topical emphasis will vary by semester.
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 A490A

ANTH A690B Advanced Studies in Historical Engagements 3 Credits

Examines and evaluates the pathways connecting history and anthropology, as seen through material culture, oral traditions, historical documents and shifting disciplinary perspectives.
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 A490B

ANTH A690C Advanced Studies in Belief and Identity 3 Credits

Examines and evaluates cross-cultural perspectives on identity related to ethnicity, language, gender, religion and other social factors. Topical emphasis will vary by semester.
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 A490C

ANTH A690D Advanced Studies in the Contemporary North 3 Credits

Examines and evaluates contemporary Alaska topics, especially as they pertain to Indigenous peoples and communities and the broader Circumpolar North. Identifies ways in which anthropologists and archaeologists address these issues. Topical emphasis will vary by semester.
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 A490D

ANTH A690E Advanced Studies in Culture, Environment, Place 3 Credits

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

ANTH A695 Anthropology Practicum 1-3 Credits

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

ANTH A698 Individual Research 1-9 Credits
Engages student in supervised field, laboratory and/or library research that precedes thesis writing.
Special Note: Only 3 credits can be used to fulfill minimum 30-credit requirement for graduation. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: (ANTH A610 with a minimum grade of B or ANTH A611 with a minimum grade of B) and ANTH A620 with a minimum grade of P.

ANTH A699 Thesis Research 1-6 Credits

Engages student in independent research conducted under the supervision of a graduate committee.
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: Advancement to candidacy and thesis chair approval