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Department of Anthropology

Prerequisites

Spring 2020

Anthropology 101.001 / Primates, People, and Prehistory

Professor: Terry Weik

(3 credits) 

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs. of the 6 hr. Social Sciences (GSS) Requirement

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement 

Course Readings:

Articles on Blackboard 

Course Descriptions:

This course is a survey of some of the fundamental evidence, methods, and theories that comprise archaeology and biological anthropology.  Students will develop an introductory understanding of how archaeology and biological anthropology are related to other subfields of anthropology, as well as the social and natural sciences.  This class is designed to explore the relationship between human biology, history, environment, artifacts, and culture, with special emphasis on evolution. 

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the semester students will be able to:

          1) Understand how human culture & evolution interrelate;

          2)  Describe methods that archaeologists & biological anthropologists use to study evolution;

          3) Recognize human & primate anatomy and behavior;

          4) Explain how theories connect subfields of anthropology;

          5) Map our ancient, global biological & cultural heritage;

          6) Articulate how human affairs are interrelated to cultural and natural resources;

          7) Apply cultural analysis & critical thinking to theories about human origins and ancient life. 

Grading:    

Assignments include a quiz, an exam, a fieldwork exercise, and a final exam. Participation also affects one’s grade.


 ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: Marc Moskowitz

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and GLD: Global Learning) 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement 

Section 1: Monday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 2: Monday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

     Section 3: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 4: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406

          Section 5: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / Gambrell 406

            Section 6: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / Gambrell 406

       Section 7: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

       Section 8: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

       Section 9: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406 

        Section 10: Thursday / 10:05 – 11:20 / Gambrell 406

        Section 11: Thursday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

   Section 12: Thursday / 1:15 –  2:05 / Gambrell 406

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052 

Course Description: 

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Anthropology.  The course will address a range of anthropological issues including economics, gender, healing, legitimacy, religion & sorcery, social stratification, status, popular culture, and the tensions between individualism and community orientation. We will trace the history of anthropology ranging from attempts to understand small-scale societies to current scholarship on modernity and globalism. 

Course Grade Points:

One 2-page paper                                                                           100

Test 1                                                                                                     200

Test 2                                                                                                     200

Test 3                                                                                                     200

Final Exam                                                                                           200

Sections (including participation and attendance)         100

Total Possible Points                                                                     1000 

Course Films:

I will show several films in this class.  The films may appear on the exams.  If you miss class on a day I am showing a film, it is your responsibility to get notes from a classmate and/or try to see it.  I do not lend my films out. Also, I do not guarantee that you will be able to find all of these films at our library or at the local rental store.  I also reserve the right to show a film on a day other than the one it is scheduled for, so attendance is important in this way also.


ANTH 102.013 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: TBA

(3 credits) 

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement) and GLD: Global Learning 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement 

Course Readings:

TBD 

Course Description: 

An exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics.


 

 Anthropology 161.001-012 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

Professor: Carlina de la Cova

(4 credits) 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

   Section 1: M / 9:00 – 10:30 / Gambrell 430

      Section 2: M / 10:50 – 12:20 / Gambrell 430

  Section 3: T / 9:50 – 11:20 / Gambrell 430

   Section 4: T / 11:40 – 1:10 / Gambrell 430

Section 5: T / 1:30 – 3:00 / Gambrell 430

     Section 6: W / 9:00 – 10:30 / Gambrell 430

        Section 7 : W / 10:50 – 12:20 / Gambrell 430

  Section 8: R / 9:50 – 11:20 / Gambrell 430

 Section 9: R / 11:40 – 1:10 / Gambrell 430

 Section 10: R / 1:30 – 3:00 / Gambrell 430

   Section 11: F / 9:00 – 10:30 / Gambrell 430

Section 12: F / 1:10 – 2:40 / Gambrell 430 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101. Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


 Anthropology 161.H01 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology 

 Lab: T  / 1:15 – 2:45 / Hamilton 142

(Meets With Anth 161.H02)

Professor: Kelly Goldberg

(4 credits)

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY 

 Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques. 


 Anthropology 161.H02 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology 

Lab: W / 9:40- 11:10 / Hamilton 142

(Meets With Anth 161.H01)

      Professor: Kelly Goldberg

     (4 credits)

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques. 


 Anthropology 161.H03 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

 Lab:  W / 12:00 – 1:30 / Hamilton 142

 (Meets With Anth 161.H04)

      Professor: Kelly Goldberg

     (4 credits)

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.  


  Anthropology 161.H04 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology 

 Lab: R  / 1:15 – 2:45 / Hamilton 142

(Meets With Anth 161.H03)

      Professor: Kelly Goldberg

     (4 credits) 

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.      


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