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Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH 1104  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Human Origins 
Description This course is an introduction to the archaeological evidence and theories developed by physical anthropologists to explain the origin and evolution of the human species. The course examines theories related to evolution, adaptation and variation. Primates, human predecessors, are examined in order to understand the first step in human evolution. Each stage of human development is then examined. Prehistoric evidence uncovered by archaeologists, the foundation of the course, is studied. 
MnTC Goal 5 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ANTH 1105  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
Description Cultural anthropology is the study of contemporary and historically recent human societies and cultures. The main focus of this field is culture-the customs and beliefs of human groups. Anthropologists are especially fascinated by the great variety of the world's people and cultures; therefore, describing and attempting to understand and explain this cultural diversity is one of the discipline's major objectives. During the semester, you will examine the concept of culture, the diversity in adaptive strategies; diversity in kinship, marriage and family; economic systems; ideas about gender; political life; relationships with the supernatural; and social inequalities cross-culturally. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ANTH 1110  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Archaeology 
Description This course is an introduction to the archaeological field and profession. Archaeology is the study of human material culture, the things we create, carry around and leave behind. Through artifact and site study, lectures and videos, you will examine archaeology's history, theory, and methods including possible careers. You will gain a solid understanding of how archaeology is used on a daily basis, highlighting questions of ethics, economy, subsistence, status, race, consumption, inequality, and gender. 
MnTC Goal 5 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
ANTH 2105  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Globalization and Culture Change 
Description This course explores ways in which globalization has changed both traditional cultures and western societies. You will learn about capitalism, trade, the environment, human rights, labor, poverty, hunger, and related issues. You will also examine the people and organizations attempting to resist corporate power, including voices from traditional cultures of the world. 
MnTC Goal 5| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.