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300 Level Courses & Syllabi

ANTH 310 Experimental course: [Topic]. (1-5 credits) . How anthropologists study and describe human cultures. Content varies; draws on fieldwork, famous ethnographies, specific ethnographic areas and their problems, and comparative study of selected cultures. Repeatable when topic changes.
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ANTH 311 Anthropology of Globalization (4 credits, SSC, IC). Introduces students to a wide range of issues related to economic, cultural, and ideological aspects of globalizatoin. Offered alternate years. Prereq: Anth 161.
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ANTH 314 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4 credits, SSC, IP). Cross-cultural exploration of women’s power in relation to political, economic, social, and cultural roles. Case studies from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Silverman.
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ANTH 315 Gender, Folklore, Inequality (4 credits, SSC, IP). Cross-cultural exploration of the expressive and artistic realm of women’s lives. Topics include life-cycle rituals, religion, healing, verbal arts, crafts, and music. Silverman.
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ANTH 320 Native North Americans (4 credits, SSC, IP). Interpretive approach to accomplishments, diversity, and survival of precontact, postcontact, and present-day American Indian peoples. Impact of Euro-American stereotypes on politics and identity. Prereq: ANTH 161 or 260.
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ANTH 322 Anthropology of the United States. (4 credits, SSC, AC). Explores the culture and the political economy of the contemporary United States, with a particular focus on race, class, and gender relations. Pre/Coreq: ANTH 161.
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ANTH 326 Caribbean Societies (4 credits, SSC, IC). Explores the legacy of processes that formed Caribbean culture—migration, slavery, and trade—in religious, popular, and scholarly contexts. Scher.
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ANTH 327 Anthropological Perspectives on Africa (4 credits, SSC, IC). Thematic, comparative exploration of the contours of life in contemporary Africa. Promotes a critical historical perspective on the anthropology of the continent.
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ANTH 328 New Guinea (4 credits, SSC, IC). A look at the life ways of New Guinea people; focuses on personhood, gender, exchange, Christianity, and development.
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ANTH 329 Immigration and Farmworkers Political Culture(4 credits, SSC, IP). Mexican farmworkers in the United States, their history and living and working conditions explored within the political culture of immigration. Introductory social science course recommended. Stephen.
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ANTH 330 Hunters and Gatherers (4 credits, SSC, IC). Survey of contemporary hunter-gatherer societies. Foraging, decision-making, exchange, prestige, marriage, gender roles, parenting, history, and demography in an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Sugiyama, L.
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ANTH 331 Cultures of South Asia (4 credits, SSC, IC). Survey of contemporary South Asia’s religious and cultural diversity, issues of ethnic identity, gender construction, social conflict, and politics of poverty. Karim.
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ANTH 332 Human Attraction and Mating Strategies (4 credits, SC). Evolutionary theory, experimental and real-world data illuminate what we find attractive in others, variation in who we are attracted to and why. Sugiyama.
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ANTH 340 Fundamentals of Archaeology (4 credits, SC). Methods modern archaeology uses to reconstruct the past, including background research, field methods, laboratory analyses, and interpreting data. Prereq: ANTH 150.
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ANTH 341 Food Origins (4 credits). Biological, ecological, and social dimensions of plant-animal domestication and the environmental impact of agriculture in the Late Pleistocene-Holocene epochs. Lee.
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ANTH 342 Archaeology of Egypt and Near East (4 credits, SSC, IC). The archaeology of ancient Egypt and the Near East.
Dueppen.
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ANTH 343 Pacific Islands Archaeology (4 credits, SSC, IC). Archaeology and prehistoric cultural development of Pacific island peoples from earliest settlement through early Western contact. Emphasizes Southeast Asian cultural foundations and ecological adaptations. Prereq: ANTH 150.
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ANTH 344 Oregon Archaeology (4 credits, SSC, AC).  Native American cultural history of Oregon based on archaeological evidence. Environmental and ecological factors that condition human adaptations and contemporary cultural resource protection.
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ANTH 345 Archaeology of East Asia (4 credits, SSC). Explores the evolution of diverse cultures and ethnic identities in East Asia during prehistoric and early historical times. Pre-req: Anth 150. Lee.
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ANTH 347 Archaeology of Ancient Cities (4 credits, SSC, IC). The archaeology of ancient cities from around the world.  Gallagher.
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ANTH 348 Mammoths to Megaliths: European Prehistory (4 credits, SSC). This course introduces Europe before history, charting it from a primitive backwater to the point when all roads led to Rome.  Prereq: Anth 145 or 150.
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ANTH 349 Origins of Art (4 credits, SC, IC). Examines prehistoric and recent hunter-gatherer art to understand the role that art behavior played in ancestral human life. Sugiyama M.
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ANTH 361 Human Evolution (4 credits, SC). Fossil evidence of human evolution; Homo sapiens’ place among the primates; variability of populations of fossil hominids. Prereq: ANTH 170 or 270. Frost.
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ANTH 362 Human Biological Variation (4 credits, SC, IP). Genetic and biological structure of human populations; population dynamics and causes of diversity; analysis of genetically differentiated human populations and their geographic distribution. Prereq: ANTH 270, BI 213, or BI 283H. Snodgrass.
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ANTH 365 Food and Culture (4 credits). Anthropological approach to the role of nutrients in human development (individual and group); cultural determinants and differences among populations; world food policy; applied nutritional anthropology. O’Bryan.
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ANTH 366 Human Osteology Laboratory (4 credits). Human and nonhuman primate osteology and osteometry; fundamentals of dissection and primate anatomy. Coreq: ANTH 170 or 270. Frost.
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ANTH 369 Human Growth and Development (4 credits, SC). Examines key issues in human and nonhuman primate growth and development; addresses genetic, social, and ecological determinants of variation in growth. Snodgrass.
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ANTH 373 Psychoactive Substances in Ancient Societies (4 credits, SSC). Introduction to the archaeological study of how various stimulants, narcotics, and depressants have been used by human groups in antiquity. Fitzpatrick.
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ANTH 375 Primates in Ecological Communities (4 credits, SC). How do primates interact with other species at evolutionary and ecological scales? What factors influence differences and similarities in primate communities? Prereq: ANTH 170 or 270. Frost, White, Ting,
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ANTH 376 Genomics and Anthropology (4 credits, SC). Explores how genomic data are used to address anthropological questions concerning human and nonhuman primate biological variation, health, and evolution. Prereq: one course from ANTH 175, 270, BI 211, 282H. Sterner.
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ANTH 399 Special Studies: [Topic} (1-5 credits). Repeatable.