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200 Level Courses & Syllabi

ANTH 220 Introduction to Nutritional Anthropology (4 credits, SC). Human nutrition from a biocultural anthropological perspective, including the relationship of food consumption patterns to evolution, contemporary issues relating to malnutrition, and diseases of nutrition. Ulibarri.
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ANTH 223. Anthropology of Chocolate. (4 Credits. SSC, IC) This course explores the impact and meaning that chocolate has had on cultures around the world and on the human body.
Stephen.
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ANTH 225. Evolution of Play. (4 Credits. SC) Explores a range of human play behaviors as adaptations that evolved in a hunting-and-gathering context and that function to develop physical, cognitive, and social capacities needed in adulthood.
Scalise-Sugiyama..
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ANTH 234 Pacific Island Societies (4 credits, SSC, IC).
Discusses the exchange, gender, politics, development, and migration of select societies in New Guinea and Polynesia.
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ANTH 243 Island Archaeology  (4 credits, SC).
Provides in depth understanding about the prehistory of various island regions in a comparative perspective as seen i the material culture and how islands help archaeologists decipher patterns of changing human behavior over time, including migration processes, settlement patterns, environmental interaction and exchange systems.
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ANTH 248 Archaeology of Wild Foods (4 credits, SC, AC).
Examines how diet and early cooking affected human evolution, harvest-processing of wild Pacific Northwest foods, pre-Neolithic cooking technologies.
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ANTH 250 Introduction to Middle East Studies (4 credits, SSC). Explores national, familial, religious, and gendered identities in the Middle East as well as colonial histories, historical memory, politics, globalization, and world view. Baxter.
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ANTH 260 Domestic Animals (4 credits, SC). Explores human relationships with domestic animals, examining the domestication process and the effects of animal domestication on human society. Offered alternate years.Dueppen.
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ANTH 270 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (4 credits, SC). Examines the biological aspects of the human species from comparative, ecological, and evolutionary perspectives. Explores theoretical and methodological issues in biological anthropology. Snodgrass, Sterner, Ting, Ulibarri.
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ANTH 274 Animals and People (4 credits, SC, IC). This course explores contemporary and historical examples of human-animal interactions around the globe. We examine cross-cultural perspectives pertaining to religious beliefs, traditional medicine, conservation, zoos and rehabilitation facilities, biomedical research, and conflict management. We analyze how science is being used to address issues related to  Ulibarri.
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ANTH 278 Scientific Racism (4 credits, SC). Understanding past scientific attitudes on racial variation helps place modern concepts of human diversity and racial segregation in a broader anthropological and scientific context. Ulibarri.
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ANTH 280 Introduction to Language and Culture (4 credits, SSC). Relationship and methodology of language and culture.
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ANTH 284 Warfare in Human Evolution (4 credits, SC, IC). Reviews current theories regarding when/why warfare emerged in human prehistory, examining evidence from animal behavior, cognitive psychology, and the fossil, archaeological, and ethnographic records.
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ANTH 298 Introduction to Middle East Studies (4 credits). This course focuses on the development of and interrelationships among national, familial, religious, gendered, and personal identities in the MENA and the ways in which these identities interact with colonial histories, historical memory, politics, globalization, and worldview. Baxter.
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