Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990).
ANTH 1010 - Culture & Human Experience: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (SS)
Credits: 3 An introduction to the field of cultural anthropology, a study of diverse living peoples throughout the world. In addition, the course introduces cultural anthropology as a subfield of anthropology that studies contemporary societies.
ANTH 1020 - Human Origins: Evolution and Diversity (LS)
Credits: 3 This course provides an introduction to biological anthropology, one of the subfields of anthropology, and includes surveys of hominid fossils, primate biology and behavior, human biological variation, ecology and adaptation, and evolutionary theory.
ANTH 1030 - World Prehistory: An Introduction (SS)
Credits: 3 Introduction to the several million-year-old archaeological record of human prehistory. Students will examine broad patterns in prehistory and explore the richness of human creativity in foraging and farming cultures, as well as states and empires.
ANTH 1070 - Language & Culture: Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (SS)
Credits: 3 Explores the nature of human language in comparison to animal communication and examines its role in sociocultural settings as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, class, history, and identity. Surveys a world sample of languages from the perspective of anthropological linguistics including language structure, social functions, geographical and historical variation, and cultural values.
Credits: 1-3 This course is designed to explore special topical and/or subjects related to the study of anthropology. The course should be considered a more specialized and individualized learning experience in an area of anthropology.
Credits: 3 This field school will introduce students to primatology including the methods used to study behavior, ecology and conservation. It will provide international hands-on experience in fieldwork, research design, and behavioral and ecological data collection and analysis methods. Students will design and conduct an original primatological research project using the scientific method.
Credits: 3 This course focuses on structural and psychological approaches to the study of indigenous sacred narratives, stories derived from oral traditions, and cultural events that invite symbolic analysis.
Credits: 3 This course will give students a broad introduction to forensic anthropology and the application of the science of biological anthropology to cases of legal significance. Students will gain knowledge of the human skeleton and will learn methods for examination, description and identification of human remains. Other forensic sciences will also be addressed.
ANTH 2281 - Primates: Studying Our Closest Living Relatives (LS)
Credits: 3 There are over 500 primate species and this course provides an introduction to the biology and behavior of our closest living relatives. Students will learn fundamental biological core concepts through the study of primate biology, morphology, taxonomy, evolution, behavior, socioecology and conservation. This course is grounded in the scientific method and evolutionary theory.
Semester: Fall & Spring Additional Course Fee Required
Credits: 3 Historical archaeology is the interdisciplinary study of past human cultures through oral and written records and through physical cultural remains. It introduces students to the ways these different types of historic and archaeological evidence can be used to understand and re-interpret the past.
Credits: 3 This course consists of working 45 hours during summer semester in the field of archaeology under the superivison of a field archaeologist. It also involves regular meetings with an Anthropology instructor to connect the field experience to supervisor.
Credits: 3 This introductory course will prepare students for a career in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) in Federal and State agencies as well as in the private sector. It will educate students about the field of knowledge and practices in the location, analysis, and management of cultural and historical resources.