Western Kentucky University

General Education

General Education

 

ANTH 120 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (three credit hours)

General Education Category E

Introduction to the cross-cultural study of human behavior and society. Topics normally include environment and food, economics, social and political organization, marriage and family, culture and personality, religion, social movements, and social change.

 

ANTH 125 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (three credit hours)

General Education Category C

Introduction to primatology, human origins and evolution, modern human biological variation, and other topics of biological anthropology, emphasizing biological adaptations within the framework of evolutionary theory.

 

ANTH 130 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (three credit hours)

General Education Category C

Introduction to the scientific study of the archaeological record, emphasizing location methods, recovery methods, dating methods, archaeological classification, and interpretative models.

 

ANTH 335 OLD WORLD PREHISTORY (three credit hours)

General Education Category E

A survey of prehistoric indigenous developments in the Old World, focusing on regional adaptations, representative sites and artifacts, food production and complex society, and chronologies.

 

ANTH 336 NEW WORLD PREHISTORY (three credit hours)

General Education Category E

Survey of prehistoric indigenous developments in North, Central and South America, focusing on peopling the New World, regional adaptations, representative sites and artifacts, food production and complex society, and chronologies.

 

ANTH 343 ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER (three credit hours)

General Education Category E

A comparative study of the role gender plays in various aspects of culture. Topics include distribution of labor, environmental impact, and ideological constraints on gender constructs in a cross-cultural concept.

 

ANTH 350 PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF AFRICA (three credit hours)

General Education Category E

Survey of the cultures of Africa, with emphasis on historical development and contemporary cultural diversity. Cross-listed with FLK 350.

 

ANTH 410 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC (three credit hours)

General Education Category E

A survey of selected musical styles created and developed by African-Americans from the 17th to the 20th century: spirituals, blues, popular music forms (e.g. soul, reggae, rap music). Emphasis will be placed on the historical factors and sociocultural trends that influenced the development of African-American music. Cross-listed with FLK 410.

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