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Associate in Arts



Anthropology - Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

Contacts:
BR-Melissa Eaton 816.604.6621
LV-Ann Raab 816.604.2024
MW-Crystal Johnson 816.604.3326
PV-Lyle Gibson 816.604.4209

ANTH 100 - General Anthropology - 3.00 credits

This survey of anthropology emphasizes the four-field holistic approach to the study of humans. This course will focus on both biological and cultural perspectives related to the study of human origins and development, social organization, subsistence patterns, language, culture and adaptation to the environment. (MOTR ANTH 101)

ANTH 110 - Cultural Anthropology - 3.00 credits

This survey of cultural anthropology will explore anthropological theories and methodologies that explore the concepts of culture, social institutions and organization. Topics will include economy, political organization, kinship, family, art, marriage, language, law and religion. (MOTR ANTH 201)

ANTH 120 - Introduction to Archaeology - 3.00 credits

Archaeology is the study of past cultures through their material remains. This course introduces archaeological goals, methods, theories, and ethics. Topics include archaeological survey, excavation, dating techniques, artifact analysis, conservation, cultural adaptation and change.

ANTH 140 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology - 3.00 credits

The course will be a study of the basic concepts, methods, and research areas in physical anthropology. Scientific methods, forces of evolution (especially as they relate to global diversity), dating methods, archaeological techniques, primate characteristics and behavior, the tracing of primate and human evolution through skeletal material and artifacts, and the biocultural and behavioral adaptations of humans to differing environments resulting in diverse global populations will be among the topics discussed.

ANTH 290A - Special Topics in Anthropology - 1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or above & ENGL 101. Guided readings, discussion, and writing and/or field experience in anthropology. Topics and material will vary by instructor each semester. Specific reading list activities and writing assignments to be determined by instructor.

ANTH 290B - Special Topics in Anthropology - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or above & ENGL 101. Guided readings, discussion, and writing and/or field experience in anthropology. Topics and material will vary by instructor each semester. Specific reading list activities and writing assignments to be determined by instructor.

ANTH 290C - Special Topics in Anthropology - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or above & ENGL 101. Guided readings, discussion, and writing and/or field experience in anthropology. Topics and material will vary by instructor each semester. Specific reading list activities and writing assignments to be determined by instructor.

 

Last Modified: 6/5/19