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Field Botany (BOT 3143C, 4 credits)
Introductory plant taxonomy with emphasis on laboratory and field study; principles of plant identification, classification, and rules of nomenclature; use of keys; collecting techniques; survey of major flowering plant families; field trips and laboratory work on collections. Taught during the fall semester. Prereq- Major prerequisite courses.

Conservation Biology (BSC 3052, 3 credits)
The history of the conservation movement, the research on populations of animals and plants that is relevant to man’s impact upon the environment, pollution in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, endangered species, government regulation, and sustainable development.

Human Geography (GEOG 1400, 3 credits)

Medical Geography (GEO 4450/5934, 3 credits)

Anthropology of Food (ANT 2460, 3 credits)
The course examines the ways in which anthropologists have been thinking and writing about food. Archaeological dietary records for early humans and for other early primates are explored to highlight human dietary adaptations and to investigate how dietary changes have contributed to cultural and biological variation.

Peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America (ANT 4323, 3 credits) (not currently offered)
Provides an overview of Mexico and Central America and the multiplicity of cultural and linguistic groups within the developing modern nations from an anthropological viewpoint. Discusses cultural values and the problems of reconciling modern society with traditional peasant and indigenous ethnic groups, as well as institutions such as kinship and the family; technology, work, and ecological adaptations; social organization, political integration, religion, and ceremonial life.

Peoples and Cultures of Amazonia (ANT 4337, 3 credits) (not currently offered)
This course explores problems of similarity, difference, divinity, and nature/culture in Amazonia. It addresses the conceptual problem of where one culture ends and another begins with regard to Amazonian peoples. Topics include regional networks of trade, similar knowledge systems, shamanism, rainforest ecosystems, and social organization.

Peoples and Cultures of Africa (ANT 4352, 3 credits) (not currently offered)
A survey of African peoples and cultures, emphasizing the sub-Saharan region. Topics to be studied include geography, prehistory, history, religion, political economy, kinship, gender, and marriage. Contemporary issues in the anthropology of Africa.

Anthropological Field Work (ANT 4824, 9 credits) (not currently offered)
This course trains students in the principles and methods of archaeological fieldwork, including research strategy development, recovery, recording and controls, sampling strategy, mapping, surveying, laboratory analysis, quantification, and report preparation. This is an intern-type course, sometimes requiring the student to live off-campus. Prerequisite: ANT 3101.

Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology (ANG 5824r, 1-9 credits)




Austin Mast (Biology)
Alice Winn (Biology)
Lisa Jordan (Geography)
John T. J. Ho (Anthropology)
Mary Pohl (Anthropology)


Mesoamerican Studies