LHU Anthropology Course list
ANTH101 INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY (f)
An introduction to the biological and cultural evolution of man based upon information developed in physical anthropology and archeology; an introductory examination of various social institutions from a cross-cultural perspective. Fulfills General Education Requirements. (Fulfills multicultural general education)
ANTH102 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
The course seeks to explore the diversity of human behavior in such areas as social organization, politics, economics and religion. As well as exploring the diversity of human behavior, the class will seek to understand and explain this behavior. A goal of this course is to have students view new patterns of living using the principle of cultural relativism. Fulfills General Education Requirements. (Fulfills multicultural general education)
ANTH323 CULTURES OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
A study of traditional native American culture and the process by which the various indigenous cultures are currently merging into a pan-Indian awareness. (Fulfills multicultural general education)
ANTH328 SEMINAR ON ANTHROPOLOGY OF WOMEN
An investigation of the status of men and women in hunting and gathering, horticultural, agricultural, developing and industrial societies. Through this investigation we will discover the factors heading to sexual equality and inequality and make some assessments about the status of women in our society using a comparative perspective. (Fulfills multicultural general education)
ANTH330 JAPANESE CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Sociological and anthropological perspectives are used to understand Japanese culture and society. The course will highlight various social institutions and cultural elements of the Japanese society, namely education, religion, popular culture, group dynamics, marriage and the family, and economy. Through the multidisciplinary approach, the course will investigate both historical as well as contemporary issues concerning Japan. See also SOCI330. Prerequisite: SOCI101, ANTH101 or 102. (Fulfills multicultural general education)
ANTH422 ANTHROPOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA
A study of indigenous cultures of Central and South America as constructed from archaeological, ethnographic and historical data. Ethnographic information on contemporary peasants, Indians, and urban residents and analysis of current events from an anthropological point of view will also be presented. (Fulfills multicultural general education) Prerequisite: ANTH101 or 102.
ANTH424 ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
An exploration of the political, economic, religious and kinship systems of Middle Eastern peasants, pastoralists and townsmen. Contemporary issues such as the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, Arab-Israeli relations, oil wealth, labor migration and development will also be examined from an anthropological perspective.
ANTH499 INDEPENDENT STUDY