Anthropology

Undergraduate Program Information

Anthropology is the study of humankind, a multidisciplinary endeavor involving the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. Anthropologists study the human species and the human condition in all its diversity. Anthropologists ask questions such as: "Who are we?" "Where did we come from?" "How did we get here?" "Why are we different from each other?" and, "How can we better understand each other?"

Studies in anthropology might focus, for example, on our distant ancestors from the African plains, modern workers in a high-tech factory, historic military forts in the Mesilla Valley, Native American Languages, or prehistoric or contemporary cultures of the American Southwest and Mesoamerica.

Undergraduate education at New Mexico State University covers all four sub-disciplines of the field:

Biological Anthropology - the study of human origins, primate relatives, and human biological diversity

Archaeology - the study of the origin and change of the human past in both historic and prehistoric times, using material remains

Cultural Anthropology - the study of beliefs, values, shared understandings, traditions and modern practices of peoples from around the world

Linguistic Anthropology - the study of human language, linguistic diversity, and speech

Graduate Program Information

The Anthropology M.A. program is designed for students who are interested in the traditional sub-disciplines of anthropology, as well as such related fields as cultural resource management, food studies, medical anthropology, museum studies, and social impact assessment. The program is directed both toward students who intend to take a terminal M.A. degree and students who intend, after NMSU, to enter a Ph.D. program. In addition to the M.A. in anthropology, our program also offers graduate minors in anthropology, archaeology, food studies, and Native American studies, as well as graduate certificates in cultural resource management and museum studies.

An undergraduate anthropology degree is not required for entry into the M.A. program. Students who lack the equivalent of ANTH 301,ANTH 315, ANTH 320, and ANTH 355 may be required to take these courses. ANTH 350 or the equivalent is recommended.

Professor, Rani T. Alexander, Department Head

Professors Alexander, Benefit, Chaiken, Rushforth, Stanforn, Walker; Associate Professors Arakawa, McCrossin, Stanford; Assistant Professors Arakawa, Jenks, Scott; College Professors  Conelly, Pepion; Emeritus Professors  Eber, O'Leary, Staski, Trevathan Affiliated Faculty  Berryman, DeBoer, LeBeau, Loendorf, Marinas-Feliner; Robles; Steele, Stinson; Strankman, Torezani

R. T. Alexander, Department Head, Ph.D. (New Mexico)– Mesoamerican archaeology, historical archaeology of Yucatan, ethnohistory and colonialism, agrarian ecology, fauna analysis; F. Arakawa, Ph.D. (Washington State)– Southwest archaeology, ceramic analysis; B. R. Benefit, Ph.D. (NYU)– biological anthropology, African paleoanthropology, dental anthropology, paleoecology; M. Chaiken, Ph.D. (California - Santa Barbara)- Participatory development, resettlement, and rural health and nutrition, gender, applied anthropology, Africa and Southeast Asia; W. T. Conelly, Ph.D (California - Santa Barbara)– Agricultural systems, ecological anthropology, applied/development anthropology, Southeast Asia, East Africa, rural communities in the US; M. McCrossin, Ph.D. (California-Berkeley)– biological anthropology, human evolution, African paleoanthropology, primatology; D. Pepion, Ed.D. (Montana State)– Native American studies, ethnohistory, anthropology and education; S. Rushforth, Ph.D. (Arizona)– cultural anthropology, anthropological linguistics, Native American ethnology; M. A. T. Scott, Ph.D. (Kentucky)– medical anthropology, Latin America; L. Stanford, Ph.D. (Florida)– agriculture, organizations, food studies, globalization, sociocultural anthropology, Latin America; A.M. Strankman, MA (U Washington)- museum studies, Native American art; W. Walker, Ph.D. (Arizona)– Southwestern archaeology, theory and field method in archaeology, ritual prehistory. Emeritus Faculty: C.E. Eber, Ph.D. (emerita; SUNY- Buffalo)– art, drugs, gender, religion, Mesoamerica, women's studies and writing about culture; B. O'Leary, Ph.D. (emerita, New Mexico)- Southwest archaeology, cultural resource management, arctic ethnography; E. Staski, Ph.D. (emeritus, Arizona)–historical archaeology, urban anthropology, ethnic relations; W. Trevathan, Ph.D. (Regent's Professor Emerita, Colorado-Boulder)– reproduction, evolutionary medicine, medical anthropology, nutritional anthropology

ANTH 110. North American Prehistory

3 Credits

Introduction to major prehistoric cultural developments and changes in North America from the first entry of people into the New World until prior to the arrival of European settlers. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

ANTH 115. Native Peoples of North America

3 Credits

General survey of the ethnology of selected native American groups.

ANTH 116. Native Peoples of the American Southwest

3 Credits

Introduction to the early history and culture of native people of the Southwest.

ANTH 118. Introduction to Historic Preservation

3 Credits

Introduction to historic preservation, its history, goals, methods, legal basis, and economic importance. Explores public role in decision-making. Community Colleges only.

ANTH 120G. Human Ancestors

3 Credits

Evolutionary history of the human species from its origin in the primate order, with primary emphasis on the evolution of humankind during the past three million years. Examination of the social lives of apes and consideration of similarities to and differences from them. Biological foundations of human behavior, emphasizing thought, movement, and interaction.

ANTH 125G. Introduction to World Cultures

3 Credits

Examine cross-cultural diversity and human universals through the lens of anthropological inquiry. Explore human thought and behavior in contemporary world cultures covering kinship, economic patterns, power structures, and religious practices and beliefs. The impact of cultural influence on everyday life is emphasized.

ANTH 130G. Human's Place in Nature: Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3 Credits

This course uses scientific methods and principles to examine human evolutionary history and family tree relationships, as well as the biological foundations of human behavior. Through lectures, readings and laboratory assignments students are introduced to the history and development of modern evolutionary biology, molecular and population genetics, the primate and human fossil record and modern human biological diversity. By examining the social lives of apes and other primates, primitive and unique aspects of human behavior are identified and the lives of fossil ancestors are reconstructed.

Corequisite(s): ANTH 130GL.

ANTH 130GL. Human's Place in Nature Laboratory

1 Credit

This one credit laboratory course uses scientific methods and principles to examine evidence for human evolutionary history and family tree relationships, primate ecology and behavior, and modern human diversity.

ANTH 201G. Introduction to Anthropology

3 Credits

Exploration of human origins and the development of cultural diversity. Topics include biological and cultural evolution, the structure and functions of social institutions, belief systems, language and culture, human-environmental relationships, methods of prehistoric and contemporary cultural analysis, and theories of culture.

ANTH 202G. Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the methods, theories, and results of two subfields of anthropology: archaeology and physical anthropology. Archaeology is the study of past human cultures. Physical anthropology is the study of human biology and evolution.

ANTH 203G. Introduction to Language and Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the methods, theories, and results of two subfields of anthropology: linguistics and cultural anthropology. Linguistics is the study of human language. Cultural anthropology is the study of the organizing principles of human beliefs and practices.

ANTH 297. Elementary Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

ANTH 301. Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits

Human concepts of culture and life processes.

ANTH 305V. Contemporary Native Americans

3 Credits

Introduction to contemporary native peoples and cultures of North America. Emphasis on sociocultural and socioeconomic history, sociocultural change and persistence, present day reservation life, and current social and economic goals.

ANTH 306V. Peoples of Latin America

3 Credits

Introduction to cultural patterns and diversity of Latin America with emphasis on indigenous groups, peasants, plantation workers, and urban residents throughout South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.

ANTH 307. Anthropology of Mexico and Guatemala

3 Credits

This course focuses on ethnographic study of people in Mexico and Guatemala. Through reading and discussing a variety of ethnographic works, the course will examine some historical and contemporary issues facing different groups of people in this region and will include topics such as gender, indigenous movements, migration, urbanization, and tourism.

ANTH 312. The Ancient Maya

3 Credits

Archaeological evidence of culture change in the Maya civilizations of Mexico and Central America from 2000 BC to the Spanish Conquest.

ANTH 313. Ancient Mexico

3 Credits

Archaeological evidence of culture change among the Aztecs, Zapotecs, and their predecessors in Central Mexico and Oaxaca from 7,000 BC to the Spanish Conquest.

ANTH 315. Introduction to Archaeology

3 Credits

Concepts and methods for study of prehistoric cultures; history of archaeological research.

ANTH 316. Archaeology of the American Southwest

3 Credits

Introduction to the prehistoric peoples of the North American Southwest, a historical approach emphasizing the rise of method and theory in the region.

ANTH 318. Historical Archaeology in Latin America

3 Credits

Examination of theoretical and methodological issues in historical archaeology in Latin America from 1450 to present, including conquest, colonialism, capitalism, and modernity as anthropological processes. The contributions and limitations of historical, ethnohistorical, and archaeological evidence are emphasized.

ANTH 320. Anthropological Linguistics

3 Credits

The study of language and culture with particular emphasis on the cultural factors in the communication process.

ANTH 330V. Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

3 Credits

Provides an overview of old and new methods and theories for the study of religion. Exposure to the ways groups of people in diverse cultural systems construct and change their religious traditions to serve practical and meaningful ends. Crosslisted with: HIST 330V and SOC 330V.

ANTH 345. Introduction to Museology

3 Credits

Museum philosophy, history, administration, and collection management. Emphasis on cataloging, care, and exhibition, as well as ethics and public responsibility.

ANTH 348. Museums & Society

3 Credits

Examines theoretical frameworks that shape museum administration, exhibits and collections development. Examines themes of gender, space, place, multiculturalism, national and international politics in museum contexts.

ANTH 350. Anthropological Theory

3 Credits

This course introduces students to historical and contemporary theory in anthropology with a focus on understanding why theory matters in our discipline. Key questions the course explores include: How have anthropologists thought about the concept of culture in different ways throughout the history of anthropology? What is the relevance of anthropological theory, both inside and outside the discipline? What new and promising trajectories do we see in anthropological theory today?

ANTH 355. Physical Anthropology

3 Credits

An introduction to primate behavior, human evolution, and physical variation in modern human populations.

ANTH 357V. Medical Anthropology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to evolutionary, ecological, interpretive, political-economic, and applied anthropological perspectives on health, illness, and healing to address some of the major questions in the field. How do humans adapt to changing environments that bring with them new illnesses and diseases? How do anthropologists understand the multiple meanings of health and illness cross-culturally? How can anthropologists effectively study health inequalities? What can medical anthropological perspectives contribute to addressing the health issues that we face in our current global context?

ANTH 360V. Food and Culture Around the World

3 Credits

Study of the interaction between food and human culture from an anthropological perspective. Examines the traditional role of food in local economies, social relations, and identity around the world. Also examines the impact of globalization on traditional food systems and cultures.

ANTH 362. Environmental Anthropology

3 Credits

This course examines ecology and current environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. The class focuses on how cultural values mediate environmental management. The class will cover topics such as theoretical foundations of ecological anthropology, large scale development, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental management, indigenous groups, consumption and globalization.

ANTH 376. Lithic Technology Organization

3 Credits

Advanced seminars and laboratory exercises to learn and develop techniques and methods that will help us determine how to interpret behavioral and cultural information from lithic (stone tool) data.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 315.

ANTH 378. Introduction to Lab Methods in Archaeology

3 Credits

Laboratory techniques used in the analysis of archaeological materials.

ANTH 385. Internship in Anthropology

3-12 Credits (3-12)

Applied or field experience to gain professional expertise. Placements with public agencies, NGOs, or research organizations. Topical focus tailored to student's individual needs through consultation with instructor.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status, consent of instructor and GPA 2.8 or better.

ANTH 386. Anthropological Study Odyssey

3-6 Credits (3-6)

This course allows students to explore an anthropological topic, such as an archaeological tradition or culture, through classroom and field activities. Students are initially exposed to a topic during several days of intensive in class work and then pursue greater understanding of the topic through a field trip and possibly limited fieldwork. Readings, site tours, on-site lectures by specialists, and field exercises provide students an opportunity to develop an understanding of anthropological perspectives on the topic as well as to provide exposure to anthropological field and analytic methods. This course also allows students to experience other cultures, prehistoric sites, and/or locales firsthand. May be repeated for credit under a different odyssey title. Taught with ANTH 521. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

ANTH 388. Intermediate Archaelogical Field School

2-6 Credits (2-6)

Training in archaeological field methods, including excavations of prehistoric sites, record keeping, mapping and analysis of data. Consent of Instructor required.

ANTH 389. Archaeological Mapping

3-6 Credits (3-6)

Techniques for mapping archaeological sites and recording spatial distributions of archaeological data using a variety of surveying equipment and computer mapping software.

ANTH 399. Professionalism & Practice in Anthropology

3 Credits

Capstone course for seniors designed to allow students to synthesize the anthropological knowledge they have acquired and connect theory to application in preparation for entry into a career. Restricted to: ANTH majors.

ANTH 401. Ethnography Seminar

3 Credits

A literature review of ethnographic field research, data gathering, and analysis. A wide variety of anthropological publications will be critically examined and discussed. Designed for ANTH and SOC majors.

ANTH 402. Contemporary Medical Anthropology

3 Credits

This advanced seminar in medical anthropology addresses contemporary issues in the field of medical anthropology through theoretical and ethnographic texts. Topics span a wide range of studies in medical anthropology and may include such issues as the social production of health and illness, medical pluralism, discourses of mental health, the practice of complementary and alternative medicine, health inequalities, and the political economy of infectious disease. Taught with ANTH 546.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 201G or 357V.

ANTH 404. Cultures of Africa

3 Credits

Explores the rich history and cultural diversity of the continent of Africa. The course first examines the historical processes that shaped modern Africa, including the evolution of modern humans in Africa, the origins of agriculture and pastoralism, the formation of indigenous African states, the slave trade, and European colonialism. The course also looks at contemporary African societies, including hunter-gatherer, pastoral, and farming/fishing peoples. In addition, contemporary issues facing modern Africa such as famine and agricultural policy, the status of women, and environmental challenges such as deforestation are discussed. Taught with ANTH 504. Crosslisted with: HIST 404

ANTH 415. Applied Anthropology

3 Credits

Examines the intellectual roots of applied anthropology and early case studies of anthropologists working as administrators. Examines the ethical and methodological approaches that applied anthropologists employ. Examination of case studies that show role of applied anthropologists in improving human service delivery, cultural preservation, planning and implementing programs of participatory change, advocacy, and economic development. Taught with ANTH 515.

ANTH 431. Nutritional Anthropology

3 Credits

Evolutionary and cross-cultural perspective on human nutrition.

ANTH 433. Women, Gender, and Culture

3 Credits

Survey of the history of ideas about women and gender in the discipline of anthropology and a comparison of gender roles, relations, and ideologies across a range of cultures. Same as W S 433.

ANTH 434. Human Evolution

3 Credits

Overview of human biological evolution from the emergence of Miocene apes to modern human diaspora. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: BIOL 434.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 355 or consent of instructor.

ANTH 434 L. Human Evolution Laboratory

1 Credit

Laboratory in human evolution, includes exercises and activities to learn the human fossil record. Crosslisted with: BIOL 434 L.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 355 or consent of instructor.

Corequisite(s): ANTH 434.

ANTH 449. Directed Reading

1-6 Credits

Comprehensive reading on selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): Upper division anthropology majors with consent of instructor.

ANTH 449 H. Directed Reading Honors

1-3 Credits

Same as ANTH 449. Additional work to be arranged. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

ANTH 455. Federal Indian Policy

3 Credits

Federal Indian policy and its impact on Native Americans. This course will provide basic understanding of how federal Indian policy impacts almost all activities and situations with Native Americans. Course will also look at issues such as sovereignty and how it impacts most interactions with tribal groups.

ANTH 458. Sex, Reproduction and Birth

3 Credits

This course examines pregnancy and birth practices cross-culturally, including such topics as gendered roles and responsibilities, pregnancy and birth as rites of passage, cultural concepts of personhood, global family planning initiatives, the medicalization of pregnancy and birth, and developing reproductive technologies.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 201G, ANTH 357V or consent of instructor.

ANTH 459. Peru: From Incas to Inca Kola

3 Credits

Explores issues of cultural and national identity in Peru from the Incas to the present, focusing on the modern period. Themes include indigenous resistance and adaptation to colonial rule, nationalism, militarism, terrorism, globalization, and the drug trade. Crosslisted with: HIST 459

ANTH 467. Archaeology of the American Southwest

3 Credits

Description and analysis of prehistoric archaeology of the American Southwest including paleo-environmental reconstruction, culture change, and relations with contemporary cultures.

Prerequisite: ANTH 315.

ANTH 472. Primate Behavior and Ecology

3 Credits

Survey of the social behavior and ecology of nonhuman primates. Crosslisted with: BIOL 472.

ANTH 473. Primate Adaptation and Evolution

3 Credits

Survey of the adaptations and evolutionary history of nonhuman primates. Crosslisted with: BIOL 423.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 355 or consent of instructor.

Corequisite(s): ANTH 473 L when offered.

ANTH 474. Human Osteology

3 Credits

A survey of the functional, developmental, and evolutionary biology of the human skeleton. Identifying bones and teeth from hands-on experience with skeletal and dental material. Provides a foundation for human evolutionary studies, bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: BIOL 424.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Recommend ANTH 355 or equivalent.

ANTH 477. Zooarchaeology

3 Credits

Detailed study and analysis of taphonomic processes affecting animal bone recovered from archaeological and paleontological contexts.

Prerequisite(s): Either ANTH 315, ANTH 355, or BIOL 330.

ANTH 485. Special Research Project

1-3 Credits

Anthropological, archaeological, or museum field work or laboratory experience in academic, private, state, or federal agencies. Must spend 30 hours in a field, museum, or laboratory setting per credit hour earned. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Prerequisite(s): Complete 12 ANTH credits and consent of instructor.

ANTH 486. Community Engagement and Service Learning

3 Credits

Course combines classroom instruction with a local community service project. Formal instruction component will examine social science research findings and perspectives on a locally relevant social issue or problem. In the service learning component, students will be trained and work on a local community service project. Students will develop field experience and methodological skills in community engagement. Projects and social issues may vary for different semesters.

ANTH 488. Archaeological Field School Advanced

1-6 Credits

Archaeological field methods, including excavations of prehistoric sites, record keeping, mapping and analysis of data. Consent of Instructor required.

ANTH 497. Special Topics

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or above standing.

ANTH 500. Seminar in Anthropological Theory

3 Credits

Detailed focus on specific areas of anthropological theory. Course subtitled in the Schedule of Classes. Course may be repeated.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

ANTH 501. Concepts in Anthropology

3 Credits

Survey of concepts and theories central to the subdisciplines of anthropology.

ANTH 502. Fundamentals of Anthropology

1-4 Credits (1-4)

Review of fundamental knowledge and theories in biological, cultural, or linguistic anthropology or archaeology. Graded S/U.

ANTH 504. Cultures of Africa

3 Credits

Explores the rich history and cultural diversity of the continent of Africa. The course first examines the historical processes that shaped modern Africa, including the evolution of modern humans in Africa, the origins of agriculture and pastoralism, the formation of indigenous African states, the slave trade, and European colonialism. The course also looks at contemporary African societies, including hunter-gatherer, pastoral, and farming/fishing peoples. In addition, contemporary issues facing modern Africa such as famine and agricultural policy, the status of women, and environmental challenges such as deforestation are discussed. Taught with ANTH 404. Crosslisted with: HIST 504

ANTH 505. Issues in Anthropological Practice

3 Credits

Anthropological approaches to research design, implementation, and dissemination. Restricted to: Main campus only.

ANTH 506. Advanced Studies in Physical Anthropology

1-3 Credits

Lectures, seminars, or laboratory research in selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

ANTH 507. Advanced Studies in Archaeology

1-3 Credits

Lectures, seminars, field or laboratory research in selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

ANTH 508. Advanced Studies in Cultural Anthropology

1-3 Credits

Lectures, seminars, or field research in selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in Anthropology or consent of instructor.

ANTH 509. Advanced Studies in Anthropological Linguistics

1-3 Credits

Lectures, seminars, or field research in selected topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

ANTH 512. Analytical Methods in Anthropology

3 Credits

Quantitative analytical methods of anthropology examined in detail. Applied problem sets include physical and cultural anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

ANTH 513. Biological Anthropology

3 Credits

Examination of major theoretical and methodological issues in biological anthropology.

ANTH 515. Applied Anthropology

3 Credits

Examines the intellectual roots of applied anthropology and early case studies of anthropologists working as administrators. Examines the ethical and methodological approaches that applied anthropologists employ. Examination of case studies that show the role of applied anthropologists in improving human service delivery, cultural preservation, planning and implementing programs of participatory change, advocacy, and economic development. Taught with ANTH 415.

ANTH 516. Advanced Archaeology of the American Southwest

3 Credits

Advanced topics in Southwestern archaeology including ritual architecture, environmental reconstruction, violence, site formation processes, and experiment and research.

ANTH 517. Advanced Topics in Mesoamerican Archaeology

3 Credits

Specific subjects in Mesoamerican archaeology to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ANTH 518. Advanced Historical Archaeology

3 Credits

Advanced methodological and theoretical concepts applicable to the archaeology of historic periods.

ANTH 519. Advanced Topics in Prehistoric Archaeology

3 Credits

Seminar on specialized research archaeology.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ANTH 520. Ethnographic Field Methods

3 Credits

Basic methodologies used in conducting qualitative ethnographic research. Projects in participant observation, ethnographic interviews, life history interviews, folk taxonomy construction, and coding of field notes.

ANTH 521. Advanced Anthropologist Study Odyssey

3-6 Credits (3-6)

This course allows students to explore an anthropological topic, such as an archaeological tradition or culture, through classroom and field activities. Students are initially exposed to a topic during several days of intensive in class work and then pursue greater understanding of the topic through a field trip and possibly limited fieldwork. Readings, site tours, on-site lectures by specialists, and field exercises provide students an opportunity to develop an understanding of anthropological perspectives on the topic as well as to provide exposure to anthropological field and analytic methods. This course also allows students to experience other cultures, prehistoric sites, and/or locales firsthand. May be repeated for credit under a different odyssey title. Taught with ANTH 386. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

ANTH 522. Archaeological Field School-Graduates

2-6 Credits

Techniques of archaeological data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Emphasis on archaeological field work in the Southwest.

ANTH 523. Archaeological Mapping

3-6 Credits (3-6)

Techniques for mapping archaeological sites and recording spatial distributions of archaeological data using a variety of surveying equipment and computer mapping software.

ANTH 526. Conquest and Colonialism

3 Credits

Examination of major theoretical and methodological issues in historical anthropology and archaeology of the Americas from AD1500 to present, including conquest, colonialism, capitalism, and modernity as anthropological processes. The contributions and limitations of historical, ethnohistorical, and archaeological evidence are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing in Anthropology or History or consent of instructor.

ANTH 531. Issues in Nutritional Anthropology

3 Credits

Evolutionary and cross-cultural perspective on human nutrition.

ANTH 534. Advanced Human Evolution

3 Credits

Advanced overview of human biological evolution from the emergence of Miocene apes to the modern human diaspora. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: BIOL 534.

ANTH 534 L. Advanced Human Evolution Lab

1 Credit

Advanced laboratory in human evolution, includes exercises and activities to learn the human fossil record. Crosslisted with: BIOL 534 L.

Corequisite(s): ANTH 534.

ANTH 537. Applied Medical Anthropology

3 Credits

This course introduces students to applications of medical anthropological perspectives to health care, international development, public health, and health policy.

ANTH 538. Plants, Culture, and Sustainable Development

3 Credits

Study of role of indigenous cultures and indigenous knowledge systems in plant domestication, ethnoecology, and preservation of traditional crop diversity. Examination of issues related to conserving cultural diversity, food systems, food security and biodiversity.

ANTH 539. Culture and Foodways

3 Credits

Study of interaction between food and culture from anthropological perspective. Study of role of food in cultural history, social relations, ritual, and identity. Examination of impact of globalization of food systems on traditional cultures, local food systems, and food security.

ANTH 540. Cultural Resource Management

3 Credits

Study of federal and state of New Mexico historic preservation laws and regulations and their application in current Cultural Resource Management and a review of relevant case studies.

ANTH 541. Decolonizing Methodologies in Native American Studies

3 Credits

This course utilizes decolonizing methodologies and praxis to gain insight into the complex effects of oppression and colonization. Critical and indigenous concepts are used to identify and analyze hegemonic, ethnocentric, historic and contemporary human rights and social justice issues of indigenous people. Research theory and methodology such as community participatory action research that is collaborative, inclusive, and pragmatic to ethics, intellectual property, and cultural boundaries of indigenous people is emphasized.

ANTH 542. Cultural Resource Management II

3 Credits

Continuation of ANTH 540 to include the study of cultural resource management practices, research design, and completion of proposals in response to requests. Overview of management practices and budgeting of projects and specialized studies (geophysical investigations, National Register nominations).

ANTH 543. Indigenous Ways of Knowing

3 Credits

This course examines Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing as a means to gain an appreciation of an epistemology and ontology that may be outside the boundaries of Eurocentric theory, concepts, and principles. Knowledge development through mythology and story telling is viewed from the nature of difference rather then comparative analysis.

ANTH 545. Advanced Museology I

3 Credits

Museum philosophy, history, administration, and collection management. Emphasis on collecting, cataloging, care, and exhibition, as well as ethics, public responsibility, and grantsmanship.

ANTH 546. Advanced Contemporary Medical Anthropology

3 Credits

This advanced seminar in medical anthropology addresses contemporary issues in the field of medical anthropology through theoretical and ethnographic texts. Topics span a wide range of studies in medical anthropology and may include such issues as the social production of health and illness, medical pluralism, discourses of mental health, the practice of complementary and alternative medicine, health inequalities, and the political economy of infectious disease. Taught with ANTH 402.

ANTH 547. Museum Field Methods

3 Credits

Basic methodologies used in conducting museum research away from the museum, including collections evaluation, collections acquisition, donor interviews, educational outreach, and development.

ANTH 548. Museums & Society

3 Credits

Examines theoretical frameworks that shape museum administration, exhibits and collections development. Examines themes of gender, space, place, multiculturalism, national and international politics in museum contexts.

ANTH 559. Peru: From Incas to Inca Kola

3 Credits

Explores issues of cultural and national identity in Peru from the Incas to the present, focusing on the modern period. Themes include indigenous resistance and adaptation to colonial rule, nationalism, militarism, terrorism, globalization, and the drug trade. Same as GOVT 565 and HIST 559.

ANTH 572. Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology

3 Credits

Advanced review of non-human primate social behavior and ecology. Crosslisted with: BIOL 572.

ANTH 573. Advanced Primate Adaptation and Evolution

3 Credits

Advanced review of non-human primate adaption and evolution. Crosslisted with: BIOL 503.

Corequisite(s): ANTH 573 L when offered.

ANTH 574. Advanced Human Osteology

3 Credits

Advanced Human Osteology surveying the functional, developmental and evolutionary biology of the human skeleton. Identifying bones and teeth from hands-on experience with skeletal and dental material. Provides a foundation for human evolutionary studies, bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: BIOL 574.

ANTH 576. Lithic Technology Organization

3 Credits

Advanced seminars and laboratory exercises to learn and develop techniques and methods that will help us determine how to interpret behavioral and cultural information from lithic (stone tool) data. Consent of Instructor required.

ANTH 577. Advanced Zooarchaeology

3 Credits

Detailed study and analysis of taphonomic processes affecting animal bone recovered from archaeological and paleontological contexts.

ANTH 578. Advanced Lab Methods in Archaeology

3 Credits

Examination of advanced laboratory techniques used in the analysis of archaeological materials.

ANTH 579. Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation

3 Credits

This course focuses on methods for qualitative data analysis, both computer-assisted and non-computer-assisted, and interpretation. It includes writing up data for academic articles or theses.

ANTH 585. Method and Theory in Archaeology

3 Credits

Focus on major methodological and theoretical aspects of contemporary archeology.

ANTH 587. Field Work in Latin America

3-12 Credits

Covers anthropological field methods in Latin America that also incorporate in-field lab analysis. No S/U grading.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

ANTH 596. Readings

1-6 Credits

Individual study of selected readings and topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Consent of instructor required.

ANTH 597. Internship

1-9 Credits

Anthropological or archaeological internship in private, state, or federal agency. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to ANTH majors.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing.

ANTH 598. Special Research Problems

1-6 Credits (6)

Individual analytic or experimental investigations. May be repeated under different subtitles for a maximum of 6 credits. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to ANTH majors.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing.

ANTH 599. Master's Thesis

15 Credits

Thesis. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to ANTH majors.

Prerequisite(s): graduate standing.

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