Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
ANT105Cultural Anthropology3Introduction to the cross-cultural study of human cultural diversity through anthropological theory, fundamental concepts, and ethnographic case studies. The course explores cultural change on a local-global continuum by examining integrated aspects of past and current human lifeways. Students will develop an understanding of anthropological perspectives and learn to apply them to interpret diverse human experiences and societies. Loading...
ANT125Applications of Anthropology3Applied anthropology uses anthropological and interdisciplinary theory and research to address social issues. This course introduces students to basic concepts in four-field anthropology, with an emphasis on cultural anthropology, and it provides an overview of major specializations and current research topics. Students will engage in primary, community-based research through a course project on a topic of choice within one applied specialty. Students in all programs of study at DMACC may benefit through better understanding of qualitative research processes, the broad array of social issues that applied anthropologists study, and the critical thinking and writing that are necessary to problem-solving and understanding of culture and society. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ANT 105 or instructor approval Loading...
ANT150Global Issues-Local Perspec3Examines a variety of ways in which global connections affect cultural groups. Introduces the concepts and historical backdrop needed to understand global processes with specific cases from anthropological research that illuminate ties between local effect and general changes. The concept of "culture" is explained from critical and historical perspectives, along with recent shifts in theorizing and applying anthropological knowledge. The uses of qualitative field research in studies of globalization are emphasized. Students conduct a small topic-focused research project to see how globalization affects local processes in Iowa. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ANT 105 or instructor approval Loading...
ANT202Human Origins3This course provides an introduction to biological anthropology and archaeology. Human origins are examined through the study of the biological and cultural evolution of humans. Topics such as skeletal biology, human variation, genetics, primatology, paleoanthropology and archaeological research methods will be included.Loading...
ANT928Independent Study1 Loading...