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Department of Anthropology

Prerequisites

Spring 2022

 

Anthropology 101.001 / Primates, People, and Prehistory

TR / 10:05 – 11:20 / 100% WEB Asynchronous

Professor: Eric Jones

(3 credits)

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs. of the 6 hr. Social Sciences (GSS) Requirement 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement 

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

Course Descriptions:

Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes us human? This course is an introduction to human biological and cultural evolution—using evidence, methods, and theories from biological anthropology and archaeology—to explore us, from our hominin ancestors to the invention of agriculture and to the development of complex societies. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of major milestones in our development as a biological and cultural species by learning about the relationship between human biology, culture, history, material culture, and environment. By the end of the semester, students will gain a basic understanding of archaeology and biological anthropology, learn how they work with and relate to other subfields of anthropology, and the connections between them and other social and natural sciences.


ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

MW / 12:00 – 12:50 / WMBB 231

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits)

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and

 Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning 

Medical Minor Requirement* 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

*Cannot use for GSS Requirement if using for Medical Minor 

 

Section 1: Monday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 2: Monday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 3: Monday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 4: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 5: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 40

Section 6: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 7: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / Gambrell 406

Section 8: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 9: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 10: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 11: Thursday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 12: Thursday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

Course Description: 

Anthropology is a comparative study of human societies and their diversity past and present. The field challenges us to consider the ways in which people’s lives and social relations are shaped by political, economic, and historical forces. This class takes a survey-style approach to presenting a broad range of past and current theories, methodology, and concepts in cultural anthropology in order to introduce students to a range of human social life and cultural phenomena.


**ANTH 102.Q1A / Understanding Other Cultures

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Lori Donath

(3 credits)

**IAP Students Only

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

(Required for Medical Anthropology Minors –*NOTE: ANTH 102 may not also fulfill the Carolina Core GSS component if taken for Med. Anth.)

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and GLD (Global Learning)

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the field of cultural anthropology, one of the four main fields of American Anthropology. We will seek to understand culture as a dynamic, complex, and global interplay between ideas about how the world works and practices enacted in the world. In so doing we will explore how humans share in common ways of being in the world while expressing diversity cross-culturally. Central to this endeavor will be our understanding of social stratification—and multiple dimensions of inequality—as well as our own positions within it.


Anthropology 161.001-010 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

TR / 11:40 – 12:55 / Currell 107

Professor: Carlina de la Cova

(4 credits)

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs 

(CANNOT be used as a LAB credit for DURT. Labs must be 200-level and above.) 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101. Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


Anthropology 161.H01 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

TR / 11:40 – 12:55 / Hamilton 143

 Lab: T / 1:15 – 2:45 / Hamilton 142

Professor: Kelly Goldberg

(4 credits)

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

(CANNOT be used as a LAB credit for DURT. Labs must be 200-level and above.)

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts

 Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required one and a half-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


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