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Anthropology

Anthropology

anthropology

Norway is different from Africa is different from Peoria. Engineers work in different cultures around the country and globe. Anthropology helps you understand how human needs differ across communities.

GenEd Requirement Abbreviations

SS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
HUM - Humanities & The Arts
WCC - Western/Comparitive Cultures

NW - Non-Western Cultures
US - US Minority Cultures
LibEd - Liberal Education


All courses listed can be used for Free Electives.
Outstanding instructors are from the List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent.

Course # Course Name Instructor Satisfies Hours
ANTH 103

Anthropology in a Changing World

Presents the fundamental areas of anthropological analysis through a series of comparative cases that emphasize social and cultural relations in global contexts. Directs attention to the anthropological history of global empires and colonial states, their cultural exchanges, and contemporary studies of culture, society, and globalization.

NW, SS, WCC

3

CWL 241

Literature: Europe & The Americas I

Comparative study of major works from Europe and the Americas from ancient times to the Renaissance, emphasizing literary, cultural, and philosophical traditions, and cross-cultural contact. Authors studies may include Homer, Virgil, Dante, Petrarch, Cervantes, Las Casas, and Shakespeare Pre-req: Composition I

OUTSTANDING INTRUCTOR
S. Hilger

HUM, WCC, LibEd, AC 3
EALC 250

Intro to Japanese Culture

Topical introduction to Japanese cultural and aesthetic life with attention to cultural and aesthetic patterns as they are reflected in literature, language, and the arts.
SS, NW, LibEd

3

ENGL 274

Literature and Society

Major literary works presented within the context of social issues of their time. Pre-req: Composition I

HUM, LibEd

3

HIST 142

Western Civ Since 1660

Fundamental developments - social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and political - in the history of mankind and Western society since 1660; includes the rise of modern science, the French and Industrial revolutions, the Romantic movement, the growth of nationalism and socialism, imperialism, urbanization, the Russian Revolution, Nazi Germany, the world wars, and the West and the developing world. There is also HIST 143-ACP which counts as an Advanced Composition course.

IFOUNDRY RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTOR
Peter Fritzsche

WCC, LibEd, AC (HIST 143-ACP)

3

HIST 252

The Holocaust

Exploration of the Holocaust in historical perspective by examining European anti-Semitism, political developments in Germany, the rise to power of the Nazis, and the origins of the Holocaust with first-hand accounts, films, and historical texts, concluding with the legacy of the Holocaust in the contemporary world.

IFOUNDRY RECOMMENDED INSTRUCTOR
Peter Fritzsche

WCC, LibEd

3

PHIL 110

World Religions

Survey of the leading living religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; examination of basic texts and of philosophic theological elaborations of each religion.

HUM,
NW,
WCC,
LibEd

3

SOC 269

Food, Culture, and Society

Introduces basic anthropological and sociological methods, concepts and approaches to the study of the social and cultural dimensions of food. Explores issues including gender roles, religious influences, family relationships, community sharing, nationalist rituals, and global processes in the production, distribution and consumption of food. Film, ethnographies, and other social science studies will be examined.

SS, LibEd

3