Introductory Anthropology Courses
Want to know if Anthropology is the right major for you? Take one of our introductory Tier 1 courses to find out!
The School offers introductory courses on topics in the sub-disciplines of Anthropology: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology (including Applied Anthropology). These courses satisfy the General Education requirements for all undergraduate students, so sign up to get a taste of Anthropology!
ANTH 150B1: Many Ways of Being Human: Anthropological Perspective
This course introduces the student to anthropological perspectives on cultural diversity. The course focuses on gender, race, ethnicity and class through readings by and about peoples of the non-western world.
ANTH 150C1: Humanity: A How to Guide
The ways we investigate the human experience are as diverse as those experiences themselves. This course examines human origins, diversity, and culture through foundational readings and case studies that emphasize current global approaches to studying humanity with the goal of better understanding our place in the world.
ANTH 160A1: World Archaeology
This course takes an explicitly global perspective exploring some important events in the history of humankind. World Archaeology examines global migration, sedentism, origins of agriculture, and the development of complex social systems through different times, places and cultures.
ANTH 160D1: Origins of Human Diversity
This course explores the biological and cultural evolution of the human species over the last several million years and examines human similarities and diversity globally. Approaches utilized include archaeology, biological anthropology, ecology, genetics, and geology.
ANTH 170C1: Human Variation in the Modern World
Fundamental concepts and principles of human biology emphasizing the evolutionary processes that create organic diversity. An in-depth study of biological differences existing within and between populations of our species focusing on genetic mechanisms and adaptive strategies.