Courses Offered

Study Abroad: Peru Past & Present – Summer 2017

Anthro 497/797: Study Abroad, 6 credits
Instructor: Dr. Jean Hudson
Dates: August 2-23, 2017
Location: Huanchaco, Peru (near Trujillo)
Satisfies: Anthro Major Research & Methods
Prerequisites: none
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
Search Peru at https://uwmilwaukee.studioabroad.com

Archaeological Field School – Summer 2017

Anthro 567: Archaeological Field School, 6 credits
Instructor: Prof. Robert Jeske
Time: May 30 – July 8, 2017
Location: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Prerequisites: Anthro 103 or equivalent, and consent of instructor

Housing/Transportation

Primitive camping with showers and kitchen facilities is available on site at no cost. The site is located approximately 1.5 hours from UWM and limited daily transportation to and from campus is available.

Approximate Tuition/Fees:

Undergraduate
WI Resident – $2,022
Non-Resident – $4,566
Minnesota – $2,974
Midwest Exchange – $3,064

Graduate
WI Resident – $2,596
Non-Resident – $5,855
Minnesota- $3,961

$220 equipment fee

  Archaeological Field School Flyer

Independent Study Form

An Anthropology faculty member must agree to sponsor your Independent Study. The student will complete the Independent Study Form with the faculty member, specifying what the student will do, how it will be graded, and the credit hours.

Graduate Course List

ANTHRO 302 - Anthropology and Popular Culture (3 units; U/G)
Aspects of popular culture including music, information technology, tourism, and film, video, and museum-spectacles in light of anthropological theory. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score of 637 or higher on EPT.
ANTHRO 304 - Violence and Warfare in Prehistory (3 units; U/G)
Archaeological evidence for the origin and maintenance of violence and warfare in prehistory. How archaeological inquiry is affected by current politics, ethics, and morality. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 305 - The Celtic World (3 units; U/G)
Archaeology, folklore and literature of the Celtic peoples in the British Isles and on the continent, explored and analyzed from an anthropological and historical perspective. Prereq: jr st.
ANTHRO 306 - European Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Old World cultural development focusing on prehistoric Europe from the Paleolithic to the Roman period; European developments compared to other parts of the Old World. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 307 - World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization (3 units; U/G)
Cultural developments in selected areas of Old and New Worlds; emphasis on origins of plant and animal domestication, sedentary life, and transition to urban civilization. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 308 - Archaeology of North America (3 units; U/G)
Main pre-Columbian cultures on the North American continent, north of Mexico. AIS 308 & Anthro 308 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103 (P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 309 - Archaeology of Central and South America (3 units; U/G)
Main pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Central and South America, including the Caribbean. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 310 - Archaeology of Middle America (3 units; U/G)
Historical development and ecological settings of cultures and civilizations in Mexico and Central America from earliest times to the Spanish conquest. AIS 310 & Anthro 310 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 311 - The World of the Ancient Maya (3 units; U/G)
Historical development of ancient Maya civilization from its origins to the Spanish Conquest. AIS 311 & Anthro 311 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 314 - American Indian Societies and Cultures (3 units; U/G)
Description and analysis of selected indigenous American cultures including subsistence, sociopolitical organizations, beliefs and Euro-American Indian policy. AIS 314 & Anthro 314 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 320 - Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3 units; U/G)
Description and analysis of the cultures of Africa, especially south of the Sahara. Pereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R); grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score 637 or higher on EPT.
ANTHRO 322 - Europe in Anthropological Perspective (3 units; U/G)
Key topics in the anthropology of Europe, including nationalism and ritual, gender and politics, borders and immigration, and bureaucracy and citizenship. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 325 - Japanese Culture and Society (3 units; U/G)
Japanese culture and society, including marriage and the family, work life, education, rural and urban social organization, gender, ritual and life cycle. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 326 - Peoples and Cultures of South Asia (3 units; U/G)
The subcontinent south of the Himalayas, including India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 328 - Comparative Studies of Music, Race, and Gender in Nationalism (3 units; U/G)
A comparative study of the processes of nation-formation and of the roles played by race, gender, and music in constructing national identities. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R); grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score 637 or higher on EPT.
ANTHRO 335 - American Indians of the Southeast (3 units; U/G)
Description and analysis of Southeastern Indian cultures, including subsistence, sociopolitical organizations, beliefs, and Euro-American relations. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R) & 314(R).
ANTHRO 340 - Cultures of Online Games and Virtual Worlds (3 units; U/G)
Anthropological understandings of online games and virtual worlds including: conceptual foundations, current topics, methodological issues, and first-hand experience. Prereq: jr st.
ANTHRO 349 - Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes (3 units; U/G)
How sociocultural processes are confronted and represented through the genre of ethnography; new monographs used to chart innovations in the form. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 354 - Anthropology of Art (3 units; U/G)
Styles, techniques, and aesthetics of the arts of non-Western peoples; their relation to other aspects of culture, prehistoric and contemporary art in selected areas. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 361 - Applications in Linguistic Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
Advanced work in linguistic anthropology designed to give students applied skills in cross-linguistic studies. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 105(360)(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 362 - System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction (3 units; U/G)
Role of globalization in the projected extinction of a large number of the world's languages within the next century. AIS 362, Anthro 362, & Global 362 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; a course in social science; a course in linguistic anthro; or cons instr.
ANTHRO 380 - Anthropological Applications of GIS (3 units; U/G)
Use of GIS in archaeology, cultural anthropology, and physical anthropology. Prereq: jr st; a course in anthro.
ANTHRO 400 - Human Sociobiology (3 units; U/G)
Application of the principles of evolutionary theory and behavioral ecology to the social and cultural life of humans and other primates. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 101(R) or 102(R).
ANTHRO 401 - Primate Populations (3 units; U/G)
Ecological behavioral genetic and multidisciplinary field studies of nonhuman primates. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 301(P) or cons instr; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score of 637 or higher on EPT.
ANTHRO 402 - Primate Evolution (3 units; U/G)
Evolution, adaptation, and distribution of living primates, including humans, comparative primate adaptations and skeletal anatomy. Evolutionary theory and its application to the primate fossil record. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 301(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 403 - The Human Skeleton (3 units; U/G)
Morphological and functional examination of the skeletal system. Microscopic and biomedical considerations of bone and cartilage, age, sex, and regional differences among modern human populations. Combined lec/lab. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 301(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 404 - Seminar in Human Evolutionary Physiology (3 units; U/G)
Evolutionary principles influencing human populations. Variation within and between human groups. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 301(P) or cons instr; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score level 4 on EPT.
ANTHRO 405 - Forensic Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
Techniques in the forensic analysis of human skeletal material. Introduction to death investigation and forensic pathology. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 403(P).
ANTHRO 406 - Evolutionary Biology & Human Diseases (3 units; U/G)
Evolutionary principles applied to our understanding of infectious and chronic diseases common to human populations, both past and present. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 301(R), Bio Sci 100(R) or 150(R).
ANTHRO 407 - Neuroanthropology (3 units; U/G)
Anthropological theories of human brain evolution, and its role in complex human cultural traits, including sociality, language, tool manufacture, cogntion, and emotion. Counts as repeat of Anthro 641 with same topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 101(P) or Bio Sci 150(P).
ANTHRO 408 - Hormones and Behavior (3 units; U/G)
Roles of hormones in evolution and expression of animal behaviors, particularly aggression, stress, mating, parenting, and cognition; emphasis on humans. Counts as repeat of Anthro 641 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; intro course in physical anthro, bio sci, or psych.
ANTHRO 409 - Evolution, Religion, and Human Biology (3 units; U/G)
Nature and evolutionary origins of human religion as well as empirical evidence for the effects of religion on human health. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 101(P) or an intro bio sci course.
ANTHRO 420 - Power and Ideology in Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Nature of and relationship between power and ideology in past societies; theoretical perspectives and methods used by archaeologists to study power and ideology. Counts as a repeat of Anthro 641 w/similar title. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 421 - Cities in the Ancient World (3 units; U/G)
Cross-cultural comparison of the world's first cities; the emergence of cities and their role in the development of ancient civilizations. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 424 - Ethnoarchaeology (3 units; U/G)
Combination of ethnographic methods with archaeological research questions to achieve a better understanding of material culture. Counts as a repeat of Anthro 641 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(P) or 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 425 - Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways: Past and Present (3 units; U/G)
Cross-cultural comparisons of hunter-gatherer societies, including archaeological, ethnohistorical, and ethnographic approaches. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(P) or 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 426 - Who Owns the Past? (3 units; U/G)
Social/political ramifications of the study, interpretation, presentation, conservation of the archaeological past; institutions/stakeholders involved in those processes: museums, scholars, ethnic groups, the public. Counts as a repeat of Anthro 641 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(P) or 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 431 - Cities and Culture (3 units; U/G)
Cross-cultural analysis; relation of urban space to community, capitalism, migration, class, globalization, social and artistic movements; methods for ethnographic study. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 440 - Medical Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
Comparative study of medical systems; cultural meaning of illness and the healing process; social origins of disease. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(P); grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score of 637 or higher on EPT.
ANTHRO 441 - Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective (3 units; U/G)
Anthropological approaches to contemporary issues of science in society; critical perspectives on knowledge construction with respect to culture and indigenous traditions, race, class and gender. Prereq: jr. st
ANTHRO 442 - Humanitarianism in Global Perspective (3 units; U/G)
Anthropological study of global humanitarianism through specific case studies. Themes include politics of representation, intervention, war, genocide, trauma, child soldiers, and human trafficking. Anthro 442 & Global 442 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; a social science course (P).
ANTHRO 443 - Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age (3 units; U/G)
The practices of medicine and the distribution of pharmaceuticals globally. Anthro 443 & Global 443 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 440(R).
ANTHRO 445 - Psychological Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
The relationship between individual and society; cultural influences on cognition, personality, identity, and emotion; and the comparative study of mental disorder. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 446 - The Child in Different Cultures (3 units; U/G)
Relationship of child development to particular cultural milieus; methods of child training in different cultures and their effects on the development of adult personality. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R) or Psych 101(R) or Sociol 101(R).
ANTHRO 447 - The Global Politics of Human Rights (3 units; U/G)
Historical and theoretical context of human rights discourse; anthropology of human rights; case studies of efforts to protect human rights in particular social settings. Anthro 447 & Global 447 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 448 - Cultural and Human Ecology (3 units; U/G)
Relationships of human societies to natural environments; energy systems involved in processes of human adaptation; ways in which culture and society operate as dynamic components of that exchange. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 449 - The Human Economy (3 units; U/G)
Uses and allocation of resources; modes of production and distribution and their relationship to kinship, politics, and other aspects of culture. Prereq: jr st.
ANTHRO 450 - Political Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
Political organization: forms of authority, responsibility, accountability, and power in societies at different levels of social complexity and in different ecological contexts. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 460 - Anthropological Theory (3 units; U/G)
Critical examination of the development and current status of the major paradigms and theories employed in anthropological studies. Prereq: sr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 465 - Historic Preservation in Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Historic preservation and cultural resource management in American archaeology; the legislative base, federal and state programs, the national register, regional planning, and research orientations. Prereq: jr st.
ANTHRO 466 - Historical Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Development of the historical archaeology discipline; issues of method and theory; use of documentary, oral, and material culture evidence to interpret the recent past.Counts as repeat of Anthro 641 with same topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103 (P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 467 - Archaeological Curation: A Practicum in the Care of Research Collections (3 units; U/G)
Practicum in archaeological curation focusing on conservation and preservation, pest management, storage, collection accessibility, accountability, curation policies, federal regulations, and ethics. Counts as repeat of Anthro 641 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr; or grad st.
ANTHRO 501 - Archaeology of Death (3 units; U/G)
Archaeological study of mortuary behavior and osteology to understand cultural variability in social organization, disease, nutrition, and violence. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score 637 or higher on EPT.
ANTHRO 502 - Lithic Analysis: Stone Tools and Human Behavior (3 units; U/G)
Stone tool producion use, and archaeological analysis; experimental knapping, heat treatment, and other exercises. No cr for student w/cr in Anthro 641 w/similar topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 525 - Zooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains (3 units; U/G)
Theory and method, including practical labs, in the analysis of animal remains from archaeological contexts. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 535 - Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics (3 units; U/G)
Archaeological approaches to ceramic analysis including theory and methods; ethnoarchaeological, experimental, compositional, and stylistic approaches; practical skills including sorting, typing, and reporting ceramic assemblages. Counts as repeat of Anthro 641 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 540 - Applications of Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
Uses of anthropological concepts, methods, and findings in human problems resulting from culture change. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 543 - Cross-Cultural Study of Religion (3 units; U/G)
Various approaches to the study of religion; religions of selected non-Western societies. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 560 - Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology (3 units; U/G)
Problem and research design formulation. How to ask and answer scientific questions using methods and techniques common to all fields of anthropology. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 561 - Techniques and Problems in Ethnography (3 units; U/G)
Methods of fieldwork for cultural anthropologists; design of field studies; techniques for collection and analysis of field data; field projects. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 102(R).
ANTHRO 562 - Techniques and Problems in Archaeology (3 units; U/G)
Methods of fieldwork in archaeology; strategies of archaeological investigations; introduction to archaeological site mapping Lec, lab. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 565 - Seminar in Regional Archaeology: (3 units; U/G)
Seminar in archaeology of specific geographic areas. Consult Schedule of Classes for specific semester's content. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 566 - Archaeological Analysis and Report Preparation: (3-6 units; U/G)
Students will organize, describe, analyze, and interpret actual archaeological materials. Each student will assist in writing an archaeological report. Fee assessed according to nature and location of field trips. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 567 - Archaeological Field School (3-6 units; U/G)
Archaeological methods and techniques under field conditions, at one or more sites. Field work five days a week, evening lectures. Fee assessed according to nature and location of field school. May be retaken to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
ANTHRO 568 - Introduction to Anthropological Statistics (3 units; U/G)
Statistical models and their basic assumptions; statistical inference in biological and cultural anthropology; probability theory; nonparametric and parametric methods. Prereq: jr st; Anthro 101(P) or 102(P) or 103(P) or cons instr.
ANTHRO 570 - Issues in Bilingualism (3 units; U/G)
Study of bilingual competence, bilingual community, and second language acquisition from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general linguistic standpoints. Anthro 570 & Linguis 570 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
ANTHRO 636 - Geochronology (3 units; U/G)
Theory and application of radiometric and other numerical dating methods in geology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology. Anthro 636 & Geo Sci 636 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st, Anthro 101(P) or 103(P) or Geo Sci 100(P), & cons instr; or grad st & cons instr.
ANTHRO 641 - Seminar in Anthropology: (3 units; U/G)
A research seminar in any of the several recognized areas of anthropology. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st, Anthro 101(P) or 102(P) or 103(P); or grad st.
ANTHRO 649 - Ethnography of Institutions (3 units; U/G)
Method, practice, and theory of institutional ethnography. Counts as a repeat of Anthro 641 with the same topic. Prereq: jr st.
ANTHRO 705 - Advanced Topics in Ethnography: (3 units; G)
Critical examination of peoples and cultures of selected areas of the world. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 720 - History and Theory of Museums (3 units; G)
History of the museum idea and its contemporary forms; educational, scientific, and changing uses of museums; museums and other institutions; museum professionalism and ethics. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
ANTHRO 721 - Administration and Organization of Museums (3 units; G)
Administration and organizational problems in modern museums; finances and budgets; legal-administrative problems; relations with support groups and volunteers, record keeping, management of museum projects. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; grade of B or better in Anthro 720(P).
ANTHRO 722 - Museum Exhibits (3 units; G)
Exhibit techniques and technology, philosophy and ethics of museum display, care of exhibit specimens; research use of exhibits. Practical assignments in exhibit design and installation. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; grade B or better in Anthro 721(P).
ANTHRO 723 - Museum Curation (3 units; G)
Practicum in the collection, organization, storage, care and scientific use of museum collections. Projects available in various specialties, dependent upon interest and special faculty arrangements. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; grade B or better in Anthro 721(P).
ANTHRO 724 - Internship in Museum Studies (3 units; G)
Supervised practical experience in museums arranged on an individual basis. Prereq: grad st; Anthro 720(P); cons instr.
ANTHRO 744 - Theories of Social Action: Understanding Agency & Social Structure (3 units; G)
Seminar on theories of social action. Practice and performance theories and the structure vs. agency debate. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 762 - Advanced Archaeological Analysis: (3 units; G)
Study and practice in major phases of archaeological analysis. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
ANTHRO 763 - Professionalism in Anthropology (3 units; G)
Skills needed to work in academia or an applied field; relevant to any of the four sub-fields or anthropology (archaeology, cultural, biological, or linguistic). Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 768 - Topics in Advanced Research Design in Anthropology (3 units; G)
Methods of fitting various models to qualitative categorizations of archaeological, ethnographical, and biological data. Includes chi-square and multiclassificatory chi-squares, scaling, cluster analysis, markov chains, and game theory. Prereq: grad st; Anthro 568(R).
ANTHRO 797 - Study Abroad: (1-6 units; G)
Allows graduate students to enroll in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specifically-prepared program course work. Retakable w/ chg in topic. Prereq: grad st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
ANTHRO 801 - A Survey of Physical Anthropology (3 units; G)
Reviews biological principles essential to an understanding of evolution. Reviews fields central to physical anthropology and human evolution: primatology, paleontology, anatomy, human genetics, population genetics. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 802 - Perspectives on Prehistory (3 units; G)
Surveys current theoretical and methodological concepts in archaeology, and their application to specific research problems. Readings include studies from both the old and new worlds. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 803 - Survey of Cultural Anthropology (3 units; G)
A survey of major theoretical and methodological issues central to cultural anthropology. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 804 - Linguistic Anthropology (3 units; G)
A survey of major theoretical and methodological issues central to cultural anthropology. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr will be assessed. Prereq: grad st.
ANTHRO 920 - Advanced Seminar in Museological Problems (3 units; G)
Use of museum collections/museums to examine museum work regarding legal considerations, ethics, documentation; use of collections to test theories and develop conceptual exhibits. Prereq: grad st; Anthro 720(P).
ANTHRO 940 - Seminar in Problems in Cultural Anthropology: (3 units; G)
Content varies. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
ANTHRO 942 - Seminar in Prehistory and Archaeology: (3 units; G)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
ANTHRO 969 - Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in the anthropological study of language. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
ANTHRO 990 - Research and Thesis (1-3 units; G)
Prereq: grad st; writ cons instr; writ cons dept chair.
ANTHRO 999 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; G)
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; writ cons instr.