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Department of Anthropology

Prerequisites

Spring 2021

Anthropology 101.001 / Primates, People, and Prehistory

T / 10:05 – 11:20 / 100% Web Synchronous

R / 100% Web Asynchronous

Professor: Eric Jones

(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:

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 Descriptions:

Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes us human? This course is an introduction to human biological and cultural evolution—using evidence, methods, and theories from biological anthropology and archaeology—to explore us, from our hominin ancestors to the invention of agriculture and to the development of complex societies. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of major milestones in our development as a biological and cultural species by learning about the relationship between human biology, culture, history, material culture, and environment. By the end of the semester, students will gain a basic understanding of archaeology and biological anthropology, learn how they work with and relate to other subfields of anthropology, and the connections between them and other social and natural sciences.


ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

MW / 12:00 – 12:50 / 100% Web Synchronous

Professor: Magdalena Stawkowski

(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

 Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD):  Global Learning

Medical Minor Requirement*

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

* Cannot use for GSS Requirement if using for Medical Minor

Section 1: Monday / 1:10 – 2:00 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 2: Monday / 2:20 – 3:10 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 3: Monday / 3:30 – 4:20 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 4: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 5: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 6: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 7: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 8: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 9: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 10: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 11: Thursday / 11:40 – 12:30 / 100% Web Synchronous

Section 12: Thursday / 1:15 – 2:05 / 100% Web Synchronous  

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: 

Anthropology is a comparative study of human societies and their diversity past and present. The field challenges us to consider the ways in which people’s lives and social relations are shaped by political, economic, and historical forces. This class takes a survey-style approach to presenting a broad range of past and current theories, methodology, and concepts in cultural anthropology in order to introduce students to a range of human social life and cultural phenomena.


Anthropology 161.001-010 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

100% Web Asychronous

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

 (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

TR / 10:05 – 11:20 / Face-to-Face Lecture in Hamilton 143

 Lab / Web - Asynchronous

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

TR / 1:15 – 2:30 / Face-to-Face Lecture in Hamilton 143

 Lab / Web - Asynchronous

      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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