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ANT 3141 - Dev. of World Civ. - 3 credit(s)Discussion of archeological evidence for the development of civilization in its regional variants from the earliest beginning to the dawn of written history. Analysis of causes of cultural development in Old and New World centers.
ANT 3143 - Archaeology of Europe - 3 credit(s)Explores and analyzes the sequence of cultural development in prehistoric Europe. A variety of cultures and culture areas including Nordic, Celtic, Pictsh, Roman and Phonecian are examined. An emphasis is place on environmental setting and its relationship to cultural complexity and duration in the archaeological record.
ANT 3158 - Florida Archaeology - 3 credit(s)Explores the cultural expressions of Florida's indegenous people from the Paeloindian period through the time of European contact and subsequent conquest. Overviews the temporal, cultural and spatial relationships within Florida and the broader regional archaeology.
ANT 3231 - Introduction to Folklore - 3 credit(s)Introduction to the cross-cultural methods and techniques regarding the collection, classification, and analysis of such materials as myths, jokes, games, and items of material culture.
ANT 3305 - Anthropology of theCoastalZone - 3 credit(s)
Applies anthropological perspectives to the study of coastal communities including past and present human adaptations to coastal environments, as well as environmental degradation and policy issues. Covers a wide range of cultures, including Florida, Caribbean and Southeast Asia.
ANT 3312 - Native American Cultures - 3 credit(s)Introduction to the diversity of Native American cultures through ethnographic description examining adaptive responses to the environment and culture contact.
ANT 3340 - Caribbean Cultural Patterns - 3 credit(s)
Introduction to human diversity as expressed through state, communities and ethnic groups of the Caribbean region.
ANT 3403 - Cultural Ecology - 3 credit(s)The study of the relationships between humans and their environments. Emphasis on the adaptive importance of culture and the modifications made to environments by humans to achieve better fit. Topics may include social structures, behavioral norms, belief systems, values, ethics, and technology.
ANT 3461 - Folk Medicine - 3 credit(s)This course examines traditional medical systems and contemporary alternative medicine and related cultural beliefs, behavior, and taboos. The course includes the role of the traditional healer, ethnobotany, and the relationship to biomedicine.
ANT 3467 - Anthropology of Food - 3 credit(s)Explores how food and food related activites are woven into biological, economic, historic and social aspects of human behavior. With a variable regional focus, students will consider how all foodways including their own relate to biological requirements within cultural contexts.
ANT 3495 - Methods in Anthro Research - 3 credit(s)Introduction to qualitative and quantitative data collection through ethnography, cognitive domain analysis, ethnographic decision modeling, survey creation, and data collection and analysis. The goal of the course is to present an overview of methods available for research and to apply one of the techniques in depth to a community issue.
ANT 3520 - Forensic Anthropology - 3 credit(s)Forensic Anthropology is an analysis of the human anatomy with specific attention to injuries and death pertaining to wrongful criminal conduct and the decomposition of the tissues and skeletal remains. The curriculum also delineates anatomy pursuant to age, gender, sex, race, and ethnicticity. ANT 2511C Introduction to Physical Anthro. is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.
ANT 3640 - Language and Culture - 3 credit(s)An applied approach to anthropological linguistics focusing on methods to develop materials for language retention programs in cultures without a written tradition. The goals of the course are to understand the importance of language in cultural identity and the problems faced by minority populations in language retention. Material will cover language structure, description and analysis, language acquisition, language loss, comparative studies of speech, communication, and sociolinguistics.
ANT 3824 - Archaeological Field Methods - 6 credit(s)This six-credit field practicum covers many aspects of archaeological field work methods including: reconnaissance survey, site mapping and stratigraphic excavation. Students also gain experience in the use of survey equipment, cartographic illustration and statistical analysis.
ANT 3824L - Archaeological Field Lab - 3 credit(s)This three-credit laboratory course complements the archaeological field course. Offered concurrently or separately, the course covers post-excavation analysis and interpretation methods. Students also gain experience in cataloging, curation, preservation and statistical analysis.
ANT 4034 - History of Anthro Thought - 3 credit(s)A survey of the major schools of anthropological thought taught from an historical perspective. In addition to understanding the background of scientific anthropology, students will become versed in humanistic approaches to contemporary theory.
ANT 4241 - Magic and Religion - 3 credit(s)Cross-cultural study of the social and cultural aspects of religion. Topics may include religious and magic activities in the traditional and modern societies, and ritual behavior, religious practitioners and symbols of belief and their impact on the social, political or economic aspects of peoples' lives.
ANT 4311 - Southeastern Native Americans - 3 credit(s)Survey of prehistoric and historic cultural conditions of the Southeastern United States by focusing on major culture areas. Specific tribes including the indigenous people of Florida will be detailed in ethnography. At least 6,000 words of graded written work are required (Gordon Rule).
ANT 4316 - Cultures of the Contemp. South - 3 credit(s)The diversity of the contemporary South through ethnography with special attention to the concept of community, change, and continuity in the region. Contemporary issues facing the area are investigated from an historical perspective. At least 6,000 words of graded written work are required.
ANT 4462 - Medical Anthropology - 3 credit(s)An examination of illness, behavior, biomedical and traditional healing systems from a comparative perspective. Provides insights into the inter- relatedness of technology, ecology, and health in larger populations. At least 6,000 words of graded written work are required.
ANT 4930 - Special Topics in Anthropology - 3 to 6 credit(s)Specialized subjects and topics in anthropology. Topics may vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credit hours which topics vary.
ANT 4931 - Senior Seminar in Anthropology - 3 credit(s)Capstone experience focusing on student's individual research interests and reflection of personal, intellectual development through anthropology.
ANT 4940 - Anthropology Internship - 3 credit(s)This course provides students with experiential learning and opportunity to employ anthropological perspective, and methods in settings beyond classroom.
ISS 4955 - Study Abroad - 3 credit(s)This course provides the student with a practical application of knowledge in a real setting.