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    Graduate Courses

    ANT 501 Native American Art and Culture (A)

    Provides a survey of Native-American visual arts (north of Mexico) viewed within the context of Native-American cultures and through the framework of anthropology. Considers Native- American arts by culture area: their roots, traditional expressions, changes with European contact, and contemporary expressions. Relies heavily upon the use of audiovisual material. 3 Cr. Spring.

    ANT 505 Applied Anthropology (A)

    This course covers a comprehensive understanding of applied cultural anthropology, including careers in applied cultural anthropology, research methods used, theoretical perspectives, the history of applied anthropology, ethical issues, developmental anthropology, applied educational anthropology, applied medical anthropology and international health, environmental issues, global policy issues, applying urban anthropology, business and industrial anthropology, social work issues, legal issues, advocacy and empowerment anthropology, and social marketing. 3 Cr.

    ANT 506 Cutural Resource Management (A)

    Advanced study of the practices and standards of modern Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Covers the history of CRM, archeology as a profession, ethics and law, agents/agencies typically involved in CRM, and Federal and State standards. Introduces careers in CRM; including historical preservation, local government/planning agencies, housing/social service agencies, museums, libraries, educational institutions and advocacy groups. 3 Cr. Odd Spring.

    ANT 516 Exiled to America: Experiences of Refugee Resettlement (A)

    Civil war and genocide often force people to flee their homes seeking safety and refuge. Examines refugees living in New York including groups from Burma, Burundi, Somalia and Bhutan. Themes include the causes of displacement, the process of resettlement and adaptation issues. Refugee perspectives are highlighted as well as their interactions with service providers, health professionals, educators and the government. 3 Cr.

    ANT 540 Historical Archaeology (A)

    Provides a survey of the field of American historical archaeology. Examines the rationale, methods and theories for the archaeological investigation of the recent past. Explores the insights gained on particular social issues, such as class, ethnicity and slavery, where historical archaeology has played a role. 3 Cr.

    ANT 541 Archaeological Analysis (A)

    Presents contemporary laboratory methods used to identify patterns in artifacts and field data recovered from archaeological site surveys and excavations. Students learn to analyze, interpret, manage, and conserve artifacts and field data. 3 Cr.

    ANT 542 Field Methods in Archaeology (A)

    As a field-based course, introduces students to the methods used by archaeologists to collect data in the field. Allows students to participate in an archaeological dig at an actual site off-campus, and perform all the duties involved in that work. Includes activities such as survey, mapping, testing, excavation, documenting and recording finds, and processing artifacts in the lab. 1-6 Cr.

    ANT 548 Roman Archaeology (A)

    Archaeology of the Etruscan and Roman cultures, from the origins and developments of the former in Early Iron Age Italy, to the rise of Rome and the spread of Roman culture throughout the Mediterranean world in the Roman Republican and Imperial periods. Emphasizes the contributions of studies of material culture to our understandings of social, economic, religious, and political activities and their changes over time. 3 Cr.

    ANT 549 Greek Acrhaeology (A)

    Three thousand years of Greek archaeology and art, from third millennium B.C. through Hellenistic period. Students will study monuments, artworks, artifacts, etc. to appreciate the material evidence for the lost world of ancient Greece. Readings focus on classical scholarship in the fields of art history and archaeology and how archaeologists construct knowledge about the ancient world. 3 Cr.

    ANT 552 Ancient Disease and Paleopathology (A)

    Human history and prehistory have been shaped in many ways by disease processes that leave their mark in the skeletal, archaeological and historical records. Furthermore, the skeletal marks of disease and injury provide clues to changing environmental, social, political and other cultural realities affecting the evolution of human society and culture. Course covers methods used by paleopathologists to reconstruct health and disease processes in the past. 3 Cr.

    ANT 553 Scientific Study of Mummies (A)

    Focuses on the scientific methods and findings associated with mummies, which include parts of completely preserved human remains in which preservation is the result of natural as well as cultural processes. Mummies are found in a number of temporal, cultural and environmental contexts, including modern forensic settings, providing a wealth of data on sociocultural processes, environmental processes, the evolution of pathological conditions, historical trends, etc. 3 Cr.

    ANT 562 Museum Internship (A)

    Because of the internship nature of this course, specific requirements will vary. Graduate students are subject to higher expectations in terms of both the quality and quantity of their work. They may be required to give leadership to group activities or collaborative work. 3-6 Cr.

    ANT 563 Introduction to Museum Studies (A)

    Focuses on the interdisciplinary field of museum studies, including the history and theory of museums as well as the practice of museum curation, registration, collections management, exhibitions, research, administration·, and fundraising. Includes field trips to representative museums and hands-on work relevant to museum work. It is a foundational course in the College's Museum Studies & Public History Program. Graduate students are required to produce approximately twice the requisite writing for undergraduate students and lead class discussion on two occasions. 3 Cr. Spring.

    ANT 564 Historic Preservation and Archaeology (A)

    Archaeological sites, old buildings, places of religious importance, and landscapes are all cultural resources. This course examines the development of historic preservation ideas, the laws structuring "historic resources". Also examines the development of historic preservation ideas, the laws structuring historic preservation, and how this structure affects archaeological work in the United States. Practical aspects include an examination of local preservation initiatives, the mechanics of National Register nominations, and public presentation and outreach. 3 Cr.

    ANT 565 Environmental Archaeology (A)

    Environmental archaeology is the study of past human interactions with the natural world-a world which encompasses plants, animals and landscapes. Examines the methods used to reconstruct this complex ancient relationship through lectures, hands-on labs, and class discussions. Covers environmental archaeological methods-specifically palynology, archaeoentomology and geoarchaeology-as well as methods used to reconstruct the ancient diet and economy through archaeozoology and archaeobotany. 3 Cr.

    ANT 590 Topics in Anthropology (A)

    As an advanced course, addresses current topics, issues, controversies, etc. of anthropological significance. Specific topics vary from semester to semester and may address issues in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology or applied/ developmental anthropology. Descriptions of specific topics courses offered in any particular semester may be obtained through the department. May be taken more than once for credit if topics differ. 3 Cr.

    ANT 599 Independent Study in Anthropology (A)

    Established in consultation between student and instructor. 1-6 Cr. By Arrangement.