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ANT101 Human Origins and Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of biological anthropology and archaeology. Includes Anthropology and its subfields, the development of evolutionary theory, modern human variation, primates, paleoanthropology and archaeology, and the emergence of the human species from its origins.
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Information: Same as ARC 101.
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ANT102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of human societal structure. Includes sub-fields of anthropology, sub-disciplines and topics, historical origins, influences, key figures, theory and methods. Also includes an introduction to the comparative study of cultures.
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ANT110 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of some of the most important events in the human past around the world. Includes an introduction to the methods of archaeology and how archaeologists learn about the past, origins and spread of modern humans, origins of domestication, and the development of social complexity in different times and places, and current issues in archaeology.
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ANT112 Exploring Non-Western Cultures Credit Hours: 3.00
Anthropological survey of non-Western cultures. Includes major terms and concepts used in sociocultural anthropology, research methods, and relevant theories of the field. Also includes major cultural characteristics of pre-colonial, non-Western, subsistence cultures; cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts with the post-colonial era; and considering a global context.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101.
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Information: Students will have writing assignments that require college level skills, and writing quality will be graded.
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ANT127 History and Culture of the Mexican-American in the Southwest Credit Hours: 3.00
Historical survey of Mexicano(a)/Chicano(a) people from their indigenous origins in Meso-America and the Gran Chichimeca to the present in the United States. Includes historical writings, movements north under Spain and Mexico, repression and resistance. Also covers the political, economic, religious and social movements of the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101.
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Information: Same as HIS 127 and MAS 127.
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ANT136 Body and Art Credit Hours: 3.00
A visual cultural exploration of how humans utilize the body as a vehicle for communicating and displaying personal and group identities. Includes anthropological and art historical study of types of permanent and temporary body decorations, masks, and performance and the ethical issues surrounding the study and use of imagery within and between cultures. Also includes the conceptual examination of global examples and an overview of practical projects to demonstrate the continued vitality of each mode of expression.
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ANT148 History of Indians of North America Credit Hours: 3.00
History of the cultural development of Native Americans of North America and the interrelations of cultures. Includes Native American origins, early economic and social development, Europeans, eras in Native American history, modern leadership, and research studies.
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Information: Same as AIS/HIS 148.
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ANT180 Artifact Identification: Tucson Basin Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the recognition, identification, and classification of the various types of artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Includes an overview of prehistoric ceramics in the Tucson Basin, flaked stone technology, ground stone tool identification, animal bone, marine shell artifacts and historical artifacts.
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ANT181 Global Positioning Systems Basics Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting for non-technical applications. Includes GPS vocabulary, operation, field data collection and data transfer. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Same as ARC/GIS 181.
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ANT202 Sexuality, Gender and Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Anthropological examination of gender identity, roles, relations, and variation. Includes theories and methods of the anthropology of sex and gender, historical origins and development of the sub-discipline, and sex, gender and sexuality in cross-cultural, ethnographic perspective. Also includes selected case studies and cross-cultural frameworks for analysis.
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ANT204IN Human Evolution: Ape Men, Cave Women and Missing Links Credit Hours: 4.00
Study of human evolution and variation. Includes human genetics and variation, the human skeleton, primate anatomy and behavior, the fossil evidence for human evolution, biocultural evolution, and application of the concepts of biological anthropology in a laboratory setting.
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ANT205 Introduction to Southwestern Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the prehistory of the American Southwest from its earliest inhabitants to European contact. Includes anthropology and its subfields, basics of archaeology, the Southwest, Paleoindians, archaic peoples; Hohokam, Mogollon, Anasazi, and other Southwestern cultures; and late prehistoric and historic cultural change.
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ANT206 Contemporary Native Americans of the Southwest Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of Native American cultures with emphasis on peoples of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Includes overview of Native groups in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico, environmental zones and modes of production, cultural and linguistic diversity, cultural configurations, Pan- Native American issues, and frameworks for understanding Native American culture and experience.
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ANT210 Cultural Anthropology Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of the study of culture. Includes discussion of cultural anthropology as a subfield of anthropology, theoretical perspectives and analysis, survey of research methods for collection and analysis of data, an examination of cultural diversity through ethnographic studies, and ethical issues in anthropological research and ethnographic studies.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 101.
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ANT215 The Nature of Language Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to anthropological linguistics. Includes the history of linguistics, descriptive linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language and culture. Also includes key topics in linguistics, including language acquisition, cultural diversity, language and education, and ethical issues.
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ANT225 Principles of Archaeology Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the concepts and methods which archaeologists use to reconstruct human prehistory. Includes a history of archaeology; overview of archaeological theory, discussion of methods of archaeological survey, remote sensing, and excavation; dating methods; archaeological analysis and classification; interpretation of archaeological data; and the role of archaeology in the protection of archaeological resources.
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ANT250 Archaeology Laboratory Credit Hours: 4.00
Laboratory experience in the curating, processing and analysis of artifacts recovered from archaeological sites. Includes human osteology, zooarchaeology, lithic analysis, prehistoric ceramics, shells, historic artifacts, and usage of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 180 or 275 or 276.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. Same as ARC 250.
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ANT253 Death and Dying Across Cultures Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to death and dying in various cultures. Includes developmental aspects of death and grieving, world view, cultural views of the dying process, ethical issues in death across cultures, socio-political implications in the treatment of dead bodies, disposition of the corpse, and grieving and bereavement.
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ANT265 Mapping Concepts Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the practical use of maps. Includes map basics and attributes, scales and measurements, direction, geographic coordinate systems, relief and contours, and aerial photography.
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Information: Same as ARC/GEO/GIS 265.
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ANT267 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) using the industry standard ESR software. Includes data types, data management, coordinate systems and map production. Also includes understanding attribute data, basic editing and queries using SQL.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic computer skills are required before enrolling in this course. Same as ARC/GEO/GIS 267.
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ANT275 Archaeological Excavation I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the techniques and principles of archaeological excavation. Includes field mapping, excavation, recording, and laboratory processing methods, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and an overview of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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ANT276 Archaeological Surveying I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the techniques and methods of archaeological surveying. Includes the application of field techniques for planning an archaeological survey; instrument use; identifying and recording artifacts, archaeological sites, and associated natural resources; survey methods; and site recording and mapping, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and an overview of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Recommendation: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ANT/ARC 180.
Information: Same as ARC 276.
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ANT277 Archaeological Excavation II Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced techniques and principles of archaeological excavation. Includes advanced field mapping, excavation, recording, field crew supervision, and data synthesis, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and issues of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 275.
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Recommendation: Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in): AIS/ANT/ARC 205 and ANT/ARC/GIS 265. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Same as ARC 277.
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ANT278 Archaeological Surveying II Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced techniques and principles of archaeological surveying. Includes advanced methods for survey planning, archival research, field survey, site recording, mapping, and data synthesis, with field experience in Southern Arizona. Also includes culture history, archaeological ethics, and issues of cultural resource management. Uses museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 276.
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Recommendation: Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in): AIS/ANT/ARC 205 and ANT/ARC/GIS 265. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Same as ARC 278.
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ANT281 Global Positioning Systems Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the technical use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting. Includes review of GPS vocabulary and concepts, comprehensive initialization of handheld GPS receivers, data collection with handheld GPS, the use of mapping software with data from handheld GPS, concepts of differential GPS, operation of and field data collection with precision GPS, and use of software packages for differential correction and map production. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GIS 181
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Same as ARC/GIS 281.
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ANT284 Computer Cartography and CAD Credit Hours: 3.00
Cartographic techniques and hardware for computer generation of maps. Includes an introduction to: methods and techniques, and application projects.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: Same as ARC/GIS 284.
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ANT286 Electronic and Digital Field Mapping Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the creation of electronic and digital maps in a field setting. Includes an introduction to: instrument operation, field data, producing maps, and computer applications.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 265 and ANT/ARC/GIS 281.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisite(s).
Information: Same as ARC/GIS 286.
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ANT295 Field Projects Credit Hours: .5-4.00
Participation in a field project in one of the subfields of anthropology.
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Information: Same as ARC 295. Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
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ANT296 Independent Studies in ANT/ARC Credit Hours: .5-4.00
Independent study in anthropology or archaeology. Includes topic identification, research plan, data gathering, and presentation of findings.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. May be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credit hours. If this course is repeated see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate. Same as ARC 296.
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