Undergraduate Courses

Browse our current and past course offerings. Use the subdiscipline course listings to find out which courses satisfy the problem-oriented or area study requirements.

Required Courses

  • APY 106 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • APY 107 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • APY 108 Introduction to Archaeology
  • APY 401 Theory in Anthropology
  • APY 494 Senior Seminar  

Archaeology Courses

  • APY 104 Great Sites and Lost Tribes (prob)
  • APY 238 Near and Middle East Prehistory (area)
  • APY 330 Prehistory of Europe
  • APY 331 Archaeology of the New World (area)
  • APY 333 North American Archaeology (area)
  • APY 338 Field Research in Archaeology (prob)
  • APY 353 Old World Prehistory (area)
  • APY 367 Mesoamerican Archaeology (area)
  • APY 368 Theories in Archaeology (prob)
  • APY 427 Comparative Urbanism (prob)
  • APY 437 Celt, Anglo-Saxon, Viking (area)
  • APY 441 Anthropological Demography (prob)
  • APY 480 Collapse of Civilization (prob)

Cultural Anthropology Courses

  • APY 203 Anthropology and Film (prob)
  • APY 217 Anthropology of War (prob)
  • APY 265 Peoples of SE Asia (area)
  • APY 275 Culture, Health and Illness (prob)
  • APY 304 Food and Culture (prob)
  • APY 311 Psychological Anthropology (prob)
  • APY 315 Cross-Cultural Study of Women (prob)
  • APY 323 Anthropology and Education
  • APY 325 Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religion (area)
  • APY 366 Peoples of Asia (area)
  • APY 369 Peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa (area)
  • APY 377 Magic, Sorcery and Witchcraft (prob)
  • APY 380 Myth, Ritual, Symbol (prob)
  • APY 382 Indians of South America (area)
  • APY 393 Anthropology of Religion (prob)
  • APY 394 Shamans and Healers in South America (area)
  • APY 402 Contemporary Europe (area)
  • APY 474 Cities and Cultures (prob)
  • APY 476 Health Care in the United States (prob)
  • APY 492 Political and Legal Anthropology (prob)

Physical Anthropology Courses

  • APY 246 Introduction to Primate Behavior (prob)
  • APY 248 Human Genetics (prob)
  • APY 344 Animal Communication (prob)
  • APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy (Co-requisite: APY 346) (prob)
  • APY 346 Dissections Lab (Co-requisite: APY 345) (prob)
  • APY 348 Forensic Anthropological Osteology (prob)
  • APY 409 Primate Social Behavior and Organization (prob)
  • APY 443 Advanced Physical Anthropology (prob)
  • APY 444 Ethology Practicum (prob)
  • APY 448 Human Genetics: Legal and Ethical Issues (prob)
  • APY 495 Supervised Teaching (variable credits)

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Concentration

Students in the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Concentration are encouraged to choose their problem-oriented courses from the following:

  • APY 248 Human Genetics
  • APY 275 Culture, Health and Illness
  • APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy (corequisite with APY 346)
  • APY 346 Dissection Lab (corequisite with APY 345)
  • APY 348 Forensic Anthropology Osteology
  • APY 394 Shamans and Healers in South America
  • APY 448 Human Genetics: Legal & Ethical Issues
  • APY 476 Healthcare in the United States
  • APY 477 Culture and Disability
  • APY 545 Dental Anthropology (with permission of Instructor)

Special Topics Courses

The below courses are repeatable for credit with each new topic.

  • APY 250 Special Topics in Anthropology
  • APY 261 Cultural Anthropology Topics
  • APY 321 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  • APY 420 Special Topics (focus varies)
  • APY 434 Anthro Archaeology Topics
  • APY 253 Topics in Archaeology
  • APY 280 Special Topics in Physical Anthropology
  • APY 410 Special Topics (focus varies)
  • APY 421 Special Topics (focus varies)
  • APY 477 Topics in Medical Anthropology

Past special topics include:

  • European Union
  • Cities, Citizenship and Civic Engagement
  • Human Impacts on Ancient Environments
  • Archaeology of Sacred Spaces and Places
  • Islam and Gender
  • Ethnography
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Bioarchaeology