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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
ANT101 Human Origins and Prehistory Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of physical 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ANT105LB Humanity and the Environment Discovery Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.00
Laboratory exercise and field trip experiences as applied to the relationship between humanity and the environment. Includes examining ecology and biodiversity, healthy- carrying capacity models, and waste by-product and their sources. Also includes designing pollution prevention and sustainable campus/town models, developing increased environmental ethics in relationships to the environment.
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Course Corequisites: ANT 105
Information: This laboratory course satisfies the fourth credit hour of the Biological and Physical Science general education transfer credit if taken along with ANT 105.
Information: Same as ENV 105LB.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ANT105 Humanity and the Environment Credit Hours: 3.00
Technical, sociocultural, and political information on environmental science and technology for non-environmental majors. Includes ecosystems, population impacts, hydrological systems, air pollution, and environmental toxins. Also includes current topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, drinking water contamination, toxic waste spills, governmental regulation and enforcement, and future environmental trends.
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Course Corequisites: ANT 105LB
Information: Same as ENV 105.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ANT109 Introduction to Global Studies Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of modern globalization. Includes the study of dimensions of globalization, global organizations, global politics, cultural globalization, the global economy, global environmental independence, and global social movements and counter movements. Also includes global interactions and their current effects on the restructuring of cultural, political, and economic institutions worldwide.
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Information: Same as GLS 109 and SOC 109.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ANT110 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of the human past. Includes anthropology and its subfields, basics of archaeology, modern humans, origins of domestication, development of social complexity, ranked societies, and states around the world, and archaeology in the modern world.
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Information: Same as ARC 110.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ANT112 Exploring Non-Western Cultures Credit Hours: 3.00
Anthropological survey of non-Western cultures. Includes history and development of cultural anthropology, research methods, and relevant theories of the field. Also includes major cultural characteristics of pre-colonial, non-Western, subsistence cultures; making cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts with the post-colonial era; and considering a global context. Also includes a writing emphasis.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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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.
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Information: Same as HIS 127.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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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Information: Same as ART 136.
Offered: Fall.
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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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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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Information: Same as ARC 180.
Offered: Spring.
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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.
Offered: Fall.
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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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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 fossil evidence, environmental and cultural change, primate anatomy and behavior, human genetics, human biology and biocultural interactions. Also includes the use of museum collections, equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Same as ARC 204IN.
Offered: Spring.
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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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Information: Same as AIS/ARC 205.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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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Information: Same as AIS 206.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ANT208 United States-Mexico Borderlands Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the U.S-Mexico borderlands. Includes a historical overview from the borders origins in the U.S.-Mexico War and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and a comprehensive review of the most significant events and issues of the mid- 20th Century to the present. Also includes geography, sociodemographics, political economy, migration and transmigrants, media representations, U.S. border policies, enforcement and security/insecurity, violence and peace, gender and sexuality, U.S-Mexico relations, and popular culture.
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Information: Same as MAS 208.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ANT210 Cultural Anthropology Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of the study of culture. Includes scientific and humanistic legacies of cultural anthropology, effects of paradigms on research focus and findings, survey of models for analysis, ethnographic studies, and evaluation of models and styles in anthropology.
Prerequisite(s): ANT 102.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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, language and culture, and language and biology. Also includes language acquisition, language and education, and the history of language and writing.
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Offered: Fall.
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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 theory in archaeological method and techniques of archaeological excavation; remote sensing, surveying, and mapping; dating methods; archaeological analysis and classification; interpretation of archaeological data; and the role of archaeology in cultural heritage protection and management. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 101 or 110 or 205.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: Same as ARC 225.
Offered: Fall.
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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 101, 180.
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Information: Same as ARC 250.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. Same as ARC 250.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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ANT253 Death and Grieving Across Cultures Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to death and grieving in various cultures. Includes developmental aspects of death and grieving, world view, near-death experience, 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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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ANT261 Biological Anthropology Credit Hours: 3.00
Interaction of human biology and culture. Includes biological anthropology as natural and social sciences, human genetics, microevolution, macroevolution, human variability, the human phenotype, health, disease, and epidemiology, demography of human populations, and population biology and genetics. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 101.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Information: Same as ARC 261.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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.
Offered: Fall.
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ANT267 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the technology of geographic information systems (GIS). Includes the evolution of the technology, applications, benefits and costs, characteristics of geographic data, data types, database concepts, and operations and functionality. Also includes hardware, software, implementation, legal issues, and the future of geographic information systems.
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.
Offered: Fall.
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ANT275 Archaeological Excavation I Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the techniques of archaeological mapping, excavation and recording. Includes field experience in southern Arizona. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
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Information: Same as ARC 275.
Offered: Fall.
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ANT276 Archaeological Surveying I Credit Hours: 4.00
Techniques and methods for recognizing, locating and recording archaeological sites. Includes exploration methods, issues of cultural resource management, instrument skills, map use, and remote sensing applications. Also includes natural resources associated with archaeological sites, application of field techniques, and documentation.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 180 or concurrent enrollment.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as ARC 276.
Offered: Spring.
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ANT277 Archaeological Excavation II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ANT/ARC 275. Includes advanced excavation techniques, field crew supervision, and selected field projects. Also includes using museum collections, equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 205 and ANT/ARC 265 or concurrent enrollment, ANT/ARC 275, and GLG 101.
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Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites before enrolling in this course.
Information: Same as ARC 277.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ANT278 Archaeological Surveying II Credit Hours: 4.00
Continuation of ANT/ARC 276. Includes goals and objectives of archaeological exploration, archival investigation, planning field projects, and computer resources.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC 205, 265 (or concurrent enrollment), 276 and GLG 101.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Same as ARC 278. Consult instructor for alternative prerequisite(s).
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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 static and RTK precision GPS, use of software packages for differential correction and map production. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Center.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GIS 181.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Same as ARC/GIS 281.
Offered: Spring.
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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, methods and techniques, and application projects.
Prerequisite(s): ANT/ARC/GEO/GIS 265 or concurrent enrollment and CSA 101.
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Information: Same as ARC/GEO/GIS 284.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ANT286 Electronic and Digital Field Mapping Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the creation of electronic and digital maps in a field setting. Includes introduction, 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.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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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.
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ANT296 Independent Studies in ANT/ARC Credit Hours: .5-4.00
Students independently continue their studies in anthropology under the supervision of a faculty member.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of twelve credit hours.
Information: Same as ARC 296.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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