ANTY - Anthropology

ANTY 101D  Anthropology and the Human Experience: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Comparative focus on human behavior and human cultural systems from the local to global levels. The nature and sources of diversity associated with the human experience are explored and reinforced using examples from archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

ANTY 212CS  Bones, Apes, and Ancestors: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Exploration of human biological evolution from an anthropological perspective, emphasizing scientific understanding through examination of important fossil discoveries and of the behavior and anatomy of living non-human primates, especially apes. Aimed particularly at students not majoring in anthropology.

ANTY 215IS  Human Prehistory: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Introduction to basic concepts and ideas about the biological and cultural evolution of human species. Topics include primate ancestors, human origins, evolutionary theory, genetics, archaeological interpretation, and cultural change from the earliest stone tools to the rise of ancient civilization.

ANTY 223IS  Anthropology, Pop Culture, and Everyday Life: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Introduction to basic principles and approaches of socio-cultural anthropology. Covers diverse thoughts, every day practices and popular culture in the world. Aimed particularly at students not majoring in Anthropology.

ANTY 225IS  Culture, Language, and Society: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

The nature of culture through selected societies: symbolism and world view as related to cultural dynamics and representational forms. A survey of social practices, linguistic and cultural representations, exchange, identity, and the dynamics of power.

ANTY 242D  Contemporary Japan: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Introduction to major political, economic, social and cultural issues in contemporary Japanese society. On-going legacy of WW II, re-emerging nationalism, and backlash against ideas and institutions of "post-war democracy". Citizen activism on these issues in and outside Japan.

ANTY 252IS  Mysteries of the Past: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Focuses on archaeological thinking and the use of the scientific method in archaeology. Examines a variety of archaeological and pseudo archaeological claims from this perspective.

ANTY 290R  Undergraduate Research: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101 or ANTY 225. Undergraduate experiences for non-majors fulfilling their core research requirement. Course content is determined by the upper level anthropology course to which this class is linked and by student's interests. Upper level majors serve as research mentors. At least fifty percent of the course grade is based on library and field or laboratory research

ANTY 291  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ANTY 292  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

ANTY 313  Biological Anthropology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. Human evolution and biology from an anthropological perspective: the fossil record, nonhuman primates, biological variation, and basic techniques of physical anthropology

ANTY 315  Forensic Anthropology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing or consent of instructor. Detailed study of human cranial and post cranial skeletal anatomy. Analyses of skeletal materials for estimating sex, age at death, living stature, biological ancestry, cause of death, and other factors of forensic interest. Methods in the recovery of skeletal remains

ANTY 327  Medical Anthropology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 215IS, ANTY 225IS. Anthropological research materials, their methodological treatment and theoretical grounding as applied to health-related practices in local and trans cultural contexts. Cultural constructions of diseases, intervention and treatment strategies, and the analysis of health concerns associated with globalization and accelerated culture change

ANTY 332  Native North America: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225IS or consent of instructor. An anthropological view of native North American cultures from the perspective of the ethnographic present. Continental-wide diversity in native adaptations and life ways are examined along lines of anthropologically-defined culture areas

ANTY 336  Myth, Ritual and Religion: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225IS. Forms of religious representation and practice in cultural and historical context; from liminality and symbolic innovation to mythic charters and social transformations, cosmological scenarios and ritual forms are explored in this course

ANTY 337  Sex, Gender, Sexuality Japan: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225IS, or WS 201IH, or SOCI 326, or any course on Japan, or consent of instructor. Dominant constructions of sex, gender and sexuality in contemporary Japanese society, and how such constructions are reinforced, contested or resisted in Japan. This includes interaction with race, ethnicity, class and other social and historical factors (e.g., colonialism, globalization)

ANTY 338  Contemporary Pacific Societies: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 101D and ANTY 215IS. Current ethnological and theoretical considerations of creative cultural processes in relation to classical adaptations and world views of Pacific Island peoples

ANTY 343  Popular Culture - Japan: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225IS, or SOCI 374, or any course on Japan, or consent of instructor. This course examines socio-historical and political meanings of mass/popular culture in our everyday lives in personal, local and global contexts. There is an emphasis on materials originating from or related to Japan including manga, anime, music, performance arts, food, fashion, the internet, toys and television

ANTY 348  Contemporary Africa: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: ANTY 225 or WGSS 120
This course provides an overview of the major issues, debates, and theoretical frameworks that anthropologists engage with in the study of the African continent and diaspora.
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

ANTY 350  Old World Prehistory: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. This course provides an understanding of the origins and development of human culture in the Old World (Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia) over the past three million years. The emphasis is on key theoretical and methodological developments in the archaeology and paleoanthropology of the Old World

ANTY 351  Archaeology of North America: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. Prehistoric cultural adaptations and developments in North America from the earliest archaeological evidence through historic times; basic archaeological methods and theory

ANTY 356  Archaeology of Southwest Asia: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215 or consent of instructor
Examination of the archaeology of Southwest Asia from the earliest traces of humanity through the historical periods. An emphasis on key transitional developments including agricultural origins and the rise of complex societies.

ANTY 357  Foragers of Sub-Saharan Africa: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor
Examination of the archaeology and ethnography of ancient and extant forager peoples in Sub-Sahara Africa. Considers varying research approaches and cross-cultural similarities and variability.

ANTY 375  Anthropology of Humans and the Environment: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS. This course provides an overview of the human/environment interactions from diverse anthropological perspectives. Human impacts are examined from ancient, historical, and contemporary environments and at varying scales of social complexity

ANTY 425R  Social Organization: 3 Credits (3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225IS or consent of instructor. Senior capstone course. An analysis of culturally relevant components of the social order in small-scale and complex societies, and local constructs of personal and group identity. Considers classical and recent approaches to interpersonal relationships and the organization of social life

ANTY 427  Anthropology of Gender: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: ANTY 225IS or WS 201 or SOCI 326 or consent of instructor
Examination of anthropological approaches to the studies of gender, and discussion of contemporary issues and topics related to gender and sexuality across cultures. Topics include construction of femininity and masculinity, kinship and family, sexualities, religion, globalization and activism.

ANTY 428RS  Anthropological Theory: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225IS or consent of instructor. Senior capstone course. An analysis of theories of anthropological science within their social context of development; exploration and critique of representative classics

ANTY 441  Social Movements in Japan: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 225IS, or WS 201IH, or any courses on Japan, or consent of instructor. Examination of contemporary social movements and their historical antecedents in Japan. Discussion of the claims and organizational strategies of various movements, such as left and right wing, religious, communist, feminist and queer movements, and the new virtual movement utilizing the internet. Department of Sociology & Anthropology

ANTY 450R  Archaeological Theory: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. Examination of current methodological and theoretical issues in archaeology and how they are applied to our understanding of the past

ANTY 453  Zooarchaeology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. The analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites, emphasizing mammal bones of taxa present at Montana archaeological sites. Hands-on learning of bone identification and the recognition of butchery marks and the like, and discussion of methodological and theoretical concepts and topics

ANTY 454  Lithic Technology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. This course examines prehistoric stone technology and the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of archaeological interpretation. The course material is conveyed through hands-on activities, individual analyses, and discussions of the theoretical foundations for archaeological interpretations

ANTY 467  Archaeology Field School: 1-9 Credits (1-9 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or consent of instructor. A summer of archaeological field work at a location away from the University; training in excavation and laboratory methods. (Offered when funding available.)
Repeatable up to 9 credits.

ANTY 473  Language & Culture: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, ANTY 225IS. Language as a subsystem of culture, fundamentals of linguistic analysis and the use of language in social contexts. Also explores relationships between perception and conception, thought and representation

ANTY 490R  Undergraduate Research and Instruction: 1-6 Credits (1 Other)

Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ANTY 491  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ANTY 492  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head. Directed study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

ANTY 494  Seminar: 1-12 Credits (1-12 Other)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 215IS or ANTY 225IS or consent of instructor. Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ANTY 495  Field Experience: 1-9 Credits (1-9 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANTY 101D or consent of instructor. A summer of anthropological field work at a location away from the University; training in appropriate field methods. (Offered when funding available.)
Repeatable up to 9 credits.

ANTY 591  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number

ANTY 592  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 4 credits.