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ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
Study of human cultures across the globe through examination of the basic principles underlying the organization of societies and the ways anthropologists analyze various parts of culture. Students will become familiar with the glue that holds all groups of people together, and how that glue can divide groups of people in profound ways.

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ANTH 102 Physical Anthropology (3 credits)
Introduction to the study of how humans, Homo sapiens, have emerged as a species and come to dominate the planet by examining processes of human biological and cultural evolution. Topics include inheritance, the emergence of primates, fossil hominids, the development of technology, and biological variability among modern humans. Satisfies general education science.

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ANTH 201 Peoples and Cultures of the World (3 credits)
Introduction to the diversity of indigenous, traditional societies in select regions of the world including such groups as herding people in Africa, hunters and gatherers in Australia, farmers in New Guinea, headhunters in Borneo, among others. The course focuses on the ethnographic description of traditional cultures and the impacts of colonization and globalization on those societies.

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ANTH 202 Introduction to Archaeology (3 credits)
Study of the archaeological patterns found in the Old and New Worlds and how archaeologists study the past. Focuses on topics like the cultural changes throughout the world as early humans began making tools in Africa to the rise of civilizations such as those found in Egypt and Mexico.

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ANTH 400A Indians of North America (3 credits)
Ethnographic survey of the wide variety of societies found in native North America, including regions such as the Plains, the Arctic, the Southwest, and the Southeast, among others. Course provides an overview of social institutions (i.e., religion, food getting and settlement, kinship, etc.) and changes resultant of European contact and colonization. Satisfies the diversity requirement at UNR.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106.

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ANTH 400B Indians of the Great Basin (3 credits)
Study of indigenous cultures of the intermountain region of Western North America including such groups as the Washoe, the Western Shoshone, the Northern Paiute, and the Ute. Course provides an overview of social institutions (i.e., religion, food getting and settlement, kinship, etc.) and changes resultant of European contact and colonization. Satisfies diversity requirement at UNR.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106.

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ANTH 439 Selected Topics in Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
Topic to be selected by the instructor and will reflect student needs. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106.

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ANTH 440A Archaeology of North America (3 credits)
Survey of the archaeology of North America from the peopling of the continent more than 11,000 years ago to European colonization of North America. Course examines the diverse prehistoric lifeways of various regions including the Puebloan farmers, the Mississippian mound-builders, hunter-gatherer archaeology in the West, and the Euroamericans.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106.

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ANTH 440B Archaeology of the Great Basin (3 credits)
Examines the prehistory of the Great Basin region, including the Paleoindian, Archaic periods, and later prehistoric occupations. Explores what kinds of data archaeologists use to construct culture histories and the environmental and social factors that influenced prehistoric patterns.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106.

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ANTH 448A Field School in Archaeology (3-8 credits)
Students will participate in archaeological survey and/or excavation. Students will work on archaeological sites in the vicinity of Elko, Nevada, in the heart of the Great Basin, to learn how archaeologists do field work and what principles underlie different types of field strategies. Students must apply for enrollment in this course. Form available from the Social Science Department Office, EIT building. May be repeated up to 10 credits.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106. Instructor consent required.

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ANTH 459 Selected Topics in Archaeology (3 credits)
Topic to be selected by the instructor and will reflect student needs. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or GEOG 106.

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