Oct 20, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACT 221 - Introductory Accounting I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Fundamentals of accounting theory, concepts, and practice; includes the basic structure of accounting and accounting as it is used as a basis for business using the recording of changes in financial conditions, measuring business income; introduces the concept of accounting systems and control.


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    ACT 222 - Introductory Accounting II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 221. A continuation of the fundamentals of accounting theory, concepts, and practice pertaining to various forms of business organizations, such as partnerships and corporations; measurement and control of costs as viewed in a departmental operation and interpretation of financial data and statements.


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    ACT 321 - Cost Accounting I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 222, must be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Learn the basics of cost (managerial) accounting which apply to service, merchandising, and manufacturing firms. Covers job order and process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, activity-based costing, variable costing, budgeting, standard costing systems and variance analysis, decision making using managerial accounting information, and related topics in addition to analytical and communications skills.


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    ACT 331 - Intermediate Accounting I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 222, must be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Introduces financial accounting and the statements of financial accounting concepts; reviews the accounting cycle, development of income statement, statement of retained earnings, the balance sheet, time value of money concepts, accounting for current financial assets, inventory, plant assets, and intangible assets, and accounting for current and long-term liabilities.


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    ACT 332 - Intermediate Accounting II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 331; must be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Continuation of financial accounting concepts covered in ACT 331; covers accounting for equity, investments, taxes, pensions, earnings per share; statement of cash flows, and related topics.


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    ACT 333 - Intermediate Accounting III

    [3 credit(s)]
    Perequisite/Corequisite : ACT 332; (ACT 332 may be taken concurrently) This course will examine the measurement, recording, and reporting of specialized accounting topics including pensions,leases, accounting changes, statement of cash flows, full disclosure, segment reporting, interim reporting, reorganizations and liquidations, and the accounting for the formation, operation, termination, and liquidation of partnerships


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    ACT 360 - Accounting in International Business

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 222. A study of the different accounting systems and approaches used in different countries and cultures, and how to use and understand financial statements and financial information produced by such different systems. Designed for International Business majors and other non-accounting majors who desire to learn how to understand and use financial information developed under other accounting systems not following U.S. generally accepted accounting standards. Includes a survey of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and how IFRS rules differ from U.S. accounting standards, and how to read and interpret financial data developed using IFRS rules. Includes a discussion of comparative accounting systems and the process of the harmonization of accounting standards. NOT OPEN TO ACCOUNTING MAJORS. ACT 360 CANNOT BE USED FOR ACCOUNTING COURSE CREDIT TOWARD THE ACCOUNTING DEGREE.


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    ACT 361 - Tax I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 222, junior standing. Comprehensive examination of federal income taxation of individuals; emphasis on tax planning and recognition of tax problems.


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    ACT 388 - Accounting Systems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: IST 203 and ACT 331; must be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Business systems as viewed by the profession of accounting: system analysis, flow-charting, and system design from a range of firms with a minimum of electronic and mechanical devices to firms employing the most sophisticated types of electronic data-processing equipment; emphasis on business system design to accumulate and communicate information to officials controlling the activities of the enterprise.


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    ACT 422 - Cost Accounting II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 321. Continuation of ACT 321; covers capital budgeting, just-in-time inventory, throughput accounting, performance evaluation, transfer pricing, balanced scorecard, and related topics.


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    ACT 441 - Advanced Accounting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 332. Parent and subsidiary accounting; accounting aspects of consolidation and mergers; accounting for estates, trusts, and insolvency; multinational accounting; and governmental and nonprofit accounting.


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    ACT 451 - Auditing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 332. Audit approach; planning and procedure; treatment of adjustments and irregularities; preparing worksheets and final statements.


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    ACT 453 - Information Systems Auditing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 451 or 455, ACT 388. Problems of accuracy and control in computer-oriented applications; changing audit techniques, especially loss of traditional audit trail opportunities; control problems of direct access and real-time systems.


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    ACT 455 - Internal Auditing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 222. The philosophy and practice of modern internal auditing techniques with emphasis on providing managers with definitive information about situations which might interfere with the accomplishment of the organization's goals and with feedback concerning extraordinary accomplishments.


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    ACT 456 - Advanced Auditing Topics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 451 or ACT 455 or equivalent. The advanced topics in auditing include, but are not limited to, the use of quantitative methods, sampling methods, statistical sampling, analytical procedures, operational auditing, employee and management fraud, and audit administrative issues.


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    ACT 460 - International Accounting

    [3 credit(s)]
    ACT 332 is either a prerequisite or co-requisite. A broad-based course that provides an understanding of the international dimensions of accounting. The course will include topics in financial and managerial accounting, auditing and, to a lesser extent, taxation and transfer pricing issues. In addition to the mechanics, comparative accounting systems and the process of the harmonization of accounting standards will be discussed. An examination of current international accounting literature will augment specific topic discussions.


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    ACT 462 - Tax II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 361. Income taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts; federal, estate and gift taxes; state and local taxes; methodology of researching complex tax problems.


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    ACT 465 - Fraud Examination

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 331 as either a prerequisite or co-requisite. The study of investigating, preventing and prosecuting occupational business fraud. Includes a review of common ways occupational fraud is committed, and how to find and follow up on evidence of fraud. It also includes suggested actions and procedures to deter fraud. The course includes a review of how to conduct the investigation in a way that will best meet the requirements for criminal and/or civil prosecution. This will include a study of federal laws related to fraud examination, including various bases for prosecution, rules of evidence, and the rights of the accused.


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    ACT 484 - Governmental & Institutional Accounting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 222, junior standing. Accounting principles, standards, and procedures applicable to enterprises operated not-for-profit; covers governmental units, institutions such as universities and hospitals, charitable organizations, fraternal organizations, religious groups, and clubs.


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    ACT 488 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ACT 388. This course will survey advanced topics, concepts, issues, and technologies relating to accounting information systems (AIS). The AIS serves to (1) capture data about economic events, (2) store, organize, and manipulate information, (3) provide controls, and (4) report accounting and managerial information to internal and external users. The goal of AIS is to provide information for effective decision making. The value of the AIS is a function of the contribution that the information it generates toward supporting better decisions. A number of important factors contribute to the effectiveness of the AIS in generating information to support decision making. These areas include AIS design and implementation as well as internal control functions. The AIS area is also a rapidly growing specialty in the accounting profession and the considerable demand for AIS professionals will undoubtedly continue. This course will review the basic transaction cycles, processes, and controls that should be present in computerized AIS. Students will also engage in the design, development, and implementation of AIS. Other important and emerging issues will also be explored such as Internal Control Frameworks, XBRL, and IT Audit.


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    ACT 490 - Internship

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 331, junior standing, permission of chairperson. Three months of supervised practical experience with a public accounting firm or the accounting department of an industrial firm. Term report required.


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    ACT 490H - Internship

    [3 credit(s)]
    Must be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Three months of supervised practical experience with a public accounting firm or the accounting department of an industrial firm. Term report required.


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    ACT 491 - Independent Study

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ACT 332 and Approval of sponsoring faculty and department chair required. Must have a senior standing and be a declared major in the College of Business to be eligible for this course. Flexible content/structure course to enable qualified students to pursue special areas of interest and competency; opportunity for independent study, field research, or other special assignments. This course may be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours.


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    ACT 496 - Special Topics in Accounting

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides students the opportunity to learn first-hand about international accounting practice and financial markets by visiting economic policy setters, international accounting firms, and major financial institutions in Prague, the Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria. The Czech Republic is a recent entrant into the European Union and students will observe the process of how they are making the transition from a former soviet Bloc country to the EU and are dealing with issues affecting their economy. These experiences will also provide students insight on how countries move their financial accounting systems to be in compliance with International Accounting Standards Board. The students will also have the opportunity to visit Vienna to learn about the operations of the Viennese stock market and experience this former capital of the Habsburg Empire.


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    ACT 499H - Honors Thesis in Accounting

    [3-4 credit(s)]
    Requires the honors student to conduct a piece of original research in accounting under the supervision of an Accounting faculty member. The thesis will be presented orally and submitted as a written report.


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Air Force ROTC

  
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    AF 101 - Foundation of the US Air Force

    [1 credit(s)]
    Survey course providing an introduction to the US Air Force and ROTC. Officership and military customs and courtesies are discussed. Foundations of Air Force communications are covered.


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    AF 102 - Foundation of the US Air Force II

    [1 credit(s)]
    Survey course looking at the origin and organization of the Air Force. Selected topics contributing to an understanding of the Air Force are covered.


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    AF 103 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 104 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 201 - Evolution of US Air Force Air & Space Power I

    [1 credit(s)]
    Survey course to examine air and space power from a historical perspective. Course covers early flight and World War I to the Korean War and ICBMs.


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    AF 202 - Evolution of US Air Force & Space Power II

    [1 credit(s)]
    Survey course to examine air and space power from a historical perspective. Course covers period from the Vietnam War to the events in Kosovo plus a look at the Air Force today.


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    AF 203 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 204 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 301 - Leadership Studies I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission. Study of leadership, professional knowledge, and communication skills required for an Air Force officer. The role of a leader as supervisor and counselor is discussed.


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    AF 302 - Leadership Studies II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission. Study of quality management fundamentals and communication skills for the Air Force officer. The Air Force personnel evaluation system is discussed along with military ethics.


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    AF 303 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 304 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 401 - Defense Studies I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission. A look at political, economic, and social constraints upon national security and defense structure. The role of the military including joint operations is discussed. Regional defense issues studied.


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    AF 402 - Defense Studies/Preparation for Active Duty II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission. The role of the military and regional defense issues are studied. Current Air Force issues and other topics relevant to preparing an Air Force officer for active duty are covered.


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    AF 403 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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    AF 404 - Leadership Laboratory

    [1 credit(s)]
    An instruction program that prepares an individual to undertake the broad range of technical tasks associated with military leadership and defense management.


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Anthropology

  
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    ANT 100 - Human Diversity

    [3 credit(s)]
    Exploration of human biological and cultural diversity, with special emphasis on the US experience. General principles of diversity are developed and then applied to key diversity issues in the US, such as the African American education gap, Ebonics, affirmative action, reverse discrimination, reparations, transgender hate crimes, same sex marriage, official English, immigration, Holocaust revisionism, Islam and the US, and the status of women, the elderly, and the disabled, among others. Students gain valuable insights to help them negotiate the complexities of diversity in the US and world today.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 101 - Human Biocultural Evolution

    [3 credit(s)]
    Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of organic evolution. These are applied to survey and interpret critical anatomical and behavioral adaptations that characterize the earliest primates to modern humans. Factors involved in the origin of broad spectrum intelligence, tool use, and culture are considered relative to patterns of modern human biological and cultural variation.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 120 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102, or with the permission of the instructor. This course provides an introduction to the properties of human languages and to their systematic study in the field of linguistics. It provides the groundwork for future studies of language and communication in a broad range of disciplines: linguistics, modern languages, ESL, communication, sociolinguistics, and anthropological linguistics. It is assumed that students have had no prior course work or exposure to linguistics and will begin with the basic assumptions that are shared by those who study language from a variety of perspectives. ANT/LIN 120 will focus on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Cross-listed with LIN 120.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 121 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102 and ANT 120, or with the permission of the instructor. This course provides an introduction to the properties of human languages and to their systematic study in the field of linguistics. It provides the groundwork for future studies of language and communication in a broad range of disciplines: linguistics, modern languages, ESL, communication, sociolinguistics, and anthropological linguistics. It is assumed that students have had no prior course work or exposure to linguistics and will begin with the basic assumptions that are shared by those who study language from a variety of perspectives. ANT/LIN 121 will focus on Pragmatics, language variation, language change, and language acquisition. Cross-listed with LIN 121.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 153 - Introduction to African Cultures

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the multiple cultures of contemporary Africa from a number of different perspectives: African intellectuals, Africanist scholars, and ordinary Africans. A video series on the history, lifestyles, religions, politics, environment, and multicultural conflicts of the continent is balanced with the perspectives of other Africans and Africanists on similar topics as represented in readings, discussions, and ethnographic films and videos.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 171 - Native Civilizations of the Americas

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the major cultural achievements of the New World, with an examination and comparison of cultural development in four separate geographical areas: the Mississippi and Ohio Valley regions (e.g., the Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian cultures), Mesoamerica (e.g., the Olmee, Maya, and Aztecs), and the Andes of South America (e.g., the Moche, Nazca, and Inka).

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 210 - Introduction to Native American Studies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course provides an introductory overview of the interdisciplinary field of Native American Studies. It is required for the minor in Native American studies and as such, provides the intellectual foundation for further work in the field. The course explores the complexity and diversity of the contemporary Native American experience, through the anthropological, cultural, historical, and literary sources of First Nations Peoples in North, Middle, and South America.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 224 - Sex, Gender & Culture

    [3 credit(s)]
    Students are urged to take ANT 100, Human Diversity or ANT 102, Study of Culture before taking this course. Exploration of the cultural construction of gender from an anthropological perspective. Includes an examination of the different ways in which males and females are thought of, treated, and expected to behave in different cultural settings, taking into account aspects of gender systems such as division of labor, stratification , gender roles, and their variation throughout the life cycle. Emphasis on American culture and its constructions of gender as they vary by ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

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    ANT 260 - Language, Culture and Society

    [3 credit(s)]
    Overview of the study of language in its cultural and social contexts. Topics may include the formation and maintenance of speech communities, variation of language within and across speech communities, how languages change in contemporary social contexts, the range of uses of language in social context, the verbal arts, oral folklore, and the development of writing systems. This course does not presume a background in either linguistics or anthropology. Cross-listed with LIN 260.

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    ANT 275 - Ancient Mysteries

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course examines some of the great mysteries of the human past. It explores unconventional claims, including the ancient astronauts assertion, the idea that a number of early civilizations were founded by alien visitors from outer space. It debunks these notions and considers the historical, social, economic, political, religious, racist, and even psychological motives behind them. Real wonders of the ancient world are also surveyed, such as Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, and the Great Zimbabwe. In the process, students learn the basic scientific concepts and approaches of anthropology and archaeology.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    ANT 293 - Topics In Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Topics reflect material of special or timely interest, such as food and culture, multimedia software, Mesoamerican art, expressive culture, the anthropology of music, forensics, and human anatomy. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours when topics vary. No more than 9 credit hours of ANT 293/493 may be counted towards any ANT degree.


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    ANT 301 - Biological Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 101 Human Biocultural Evolution or equivalent. Emphasis on two fundamental areas of human biological evolution: human population genetics and reproductive fitness and the adaptive significance of contemporary human biological variation. Topics explore the extent to which environmental factors such as geographic location, climate, attitude, diet and disease influence the growth, development, nutritional status, and demographic characteristics of extant human groups.


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    ANT 302 - Archaeology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 101 Human Biocultural Evolution. A Detailed consideration of archaeology, its principal methods and issues today. Major themes include the nature of archaeology, its history, and field and laboratory techniques, along with ethical and other topics, such as looting, the conflict between archaeologists and native peoples over human remains, and graduate and career opportunities in the field. Emphasis is placed on illustrating these subjects via their application to real archaeological problems and data.


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    ANT 303 - Cultural Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 102 Study of Culture. Overview of the developmental history of method and theory in social and cultural anthropology. Topics include structural-functionalism, symbolic anthropology, cultural materialism, structuralism, and post-modernism. The methodology of ethnographic fieldwork is also addressed in detail.


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    ANT 304 - Linguistic Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 102 Study of Culture, or ANT/LIN 120 Introduction to Language and Linguistics, or ENG 311 Elements of Linguistics, or permission of instructor. Introduction to the study of language, culture, and society. Topics include principles of linguistic analysis (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), the ethnography of speaking, quantitative sociolinguistics, language contact and change, language and expressive culture, and language and gender.


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    ANT 310 - Human Osteology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system. Familiarization with methods used in the excavation, identification, analysis, and preservation of prehistoric human skeletal remains. Includes consideration of anthropological vs. forensic perspectives, goals, and applications. Lecture content and lab exercises focus on quantitative and qualitative methods used to analyze growth and development of the skeleton, age and sex estimation, stature reconstruction, race determination, paleodemography, paleopathology, and the methods of assessing nutritional status of earlier human groups.


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    ANT 311 - Medical Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Anthropological approaches to the study of disease in Western and Non-Western societies. Emphasis on beliefs in the supernatural, folk medicine, scientific vs. non-scientific medicine, and modern approaches to epidemiology.


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    ANT 312 - Primate Behavior

    [3 credit(s)]
    Focus on the marked diversity and adaptive significance of primate behavior in nature. Dietary patterns and feeding strategies, locomotor adaptations, reproductive behaviors, territoriality, social organization, predator pressure, interspecific competition, parental investment, play behavior and learning, and primate intelligence are explored within the framework of evolutionary ecology, zoology, and geographic distribution. The extent to which primate behavior studies shed light on the evolution of human behavior is also examined.


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    ANT 320 - Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

    [3 credit(s)]
    From their earliest history, human cultures have expressed beliefs in the supernatural and in the ability of human beings to communicate and interact with unseen beings, powers, and force. This course explores the evolution of religious practices, including magic and witchcraft. It examines the commonalities they share and the fascinating array of variations across a wide spectrum of cultures and societies. A holistic anthropological approach to the subject highlights the interconnections between interactions with the supernatural and social structures, economies, political systems, the arts, and symbolic expression.


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    ANT 321 - Psychological Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Anthropological approach to the study of personality, emphasizing comparison of social and cultural factors that produce culturally variable attitudes and beliefs about the nature of the social, environmental, and supernatural worlds of the individual. Topics include the structure and dynamics of symbolic expression, ecologies of stability and stress, and types of adaptive and maladaptive coping processes in the contexts of social change and modernization.


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    ANT 333 - Archaeology of the Ohio Region

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course is primarily a cultural survey of the prehistoric Native American groups who inhabited the Ohio Valley as seen through the archaeological and historical record, from the end of the last Ice Age until their contact with the first Europeans. The practical goal of this course is to understand and appreciate the lengthy record of Native American occupation and heritage in the state of Ohio as viewed through the archaeological record.


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    ANT 336 - Lab Methods In Archaeology

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to laboratory methods used in archaeological research. Topics may include preparing finds, dating them, classifying materials, compositional analysis, drafting maps, photography, conservation methods, or other techniques that comprise the modern battery of tools used by archaeologists to make sense of and preserve their discoveries. Extensive use is made of examples; emphasis is on practical application.


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    ANT 337 - Field Methods In Archaeology

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to archaeological field techniques. Topics may include reconnaissance and surveying methods, such as technical mapping, site locating (global positioning system/GPS), establishing a site grid, and satellite or aerial image interpretation. Excavation techniques may be covered, from test and grid units to trenches and tunnels, as well as proper recording of field data. Extensive use is made of examples; emphasis is on practical application, with special attention to overcoming the typical complications and difficulties that emerge during fieldwork.


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    ANT 340 - Phonetics and Phonology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 120 or LIN 120 Introduction to Language and Linguistics OR ENG 311 OR LIN 311 Elements of Linguistics. Introduction to the scientific study of the sound systems of the world's living languages. Includes discussion of the basics of phonetic transcription and phonemic analysis and the development of formal models in phonology. Topics include articulatory and acoustic phonetics, the phoneme, phonological rules and representations, non-linear models, harmony processes, prosodic morphology, and sound symbolism. Cross-listed with LIN 340.


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    ANT 341 - Morphology And Syntax

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 120 OR LIN 120 Introduction to Language and Linguistics OR ENG 311 OR LIN 311 Elements of Linguistics. Introduction to the description and analysis of word formation processes and sentence structure from a cross-linguistic perspective. Instruction in basic morphemic analysis and constituent testing using data drawn from languages outside the Indo-European family. Also includes an introduction to typological analysis in the study of morpho-syntax. Cross-listed with LIN 341.


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    ANT 342 - Languages In Contact

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT 304 Linguistic Anthropology. Introduction to the study of linguistic responses to culture contact in a variety of socio-historical contexts. Topics include language and trade, language and colonialism, pidgins and pidginization, creoles and creolization, dialect contact and the formation of koines. Cross-listed with LIN 342.


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    ANT 345 - Language and Meaning

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT/LIN 120 or ENG/LIN 311 or permission of the instructor. This course familiarizes students with a broad spectrum of key concepts, issues, and analytical tools in the study of meaning in natural language, with an emphasis on non-formalist approaches. The focus is on how linguists approach the study of natural language semantics, particularly as it influences and organizes morphosyntactic structure. To serve as a background to the course, important complementary viewpoints are briefly discussed, including traditional semantic concerns of philosophers of language, as well as semiotic perspectives on meaning and communication.


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    ANT 347 - Maya Hieroglyphic Writing I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to Classic Maya writing and texts from a linguistic and anthropological perspective. Students study the origins and functions of writing in Ancient Mesoamerica, examine the relationship of spoken languages to the script, and learn to decipher, analyze and interpret Maya hieroglyphic texts for information of general anthropological and linguistic interest such as dynastic history, social organization, ritual, cosmology and belief systems. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.

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    ANT 351 - Native North Americans

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Overview of the native North American peoples, their past and present conditions, origins, cultural variety, and their interaction with European, American, and Canadian cultures.


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    ANT 352 - Native South Americans

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Overview of the indigenous cultures of South America using case studies to represent major culture areas, traditions, and questions of anthropological concern.


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    ANT 356 - Ethiopia

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite:  Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course.  Survey of the land, ecologies, peoples and cultures of Ethiopia, examining ancient and traditional ways of life as well as contemporary issues and developments. Emphasis on Abyssinia. Black Studies course.


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    ANT 357 - Peoples and Cultures of Mesoamerica

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides an overview of the peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America that comprise the Mesoamerican culture area. Course begins with an examination of Pre-Columbian civilizations and the Colonial Period before focusing on contemporary indigenous peoples, their institutions and relationships to the modern state. Using rich ethnographic accounts of contemporary Nahautl and Mayan communities we will examine gender, religious systems and world view, transformations of the economy, language and identity, and political oppression, culminating in the ongoing revitalization movements currently taking place as exemplified by the Zapatistas in Chiapas and Guatemalan Mayans.


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    ANT 358 - Caribbean Societies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Survey of the historical and contemporary societies of the Caribbean socio-cultural region, with primary focus on the non-Hispanic regions of the Caribbean (those areas whose colonial history is with England, France, Sweden and the Netherlands). Assumes no prior knowledge of anthropology.


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    ANT 401 - Forensic Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides students with an introduction to the forensic sciences. Readings emphasize the diverse roles that forensic evidence plays in local, regional, national and international law enforcement and judicial applications. Introductory topics include forensic chemistry, pathology, dentistry, DNA fingerprinting, botany, palynology, entomology, geology, engineering, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, and forensic anthropology and archaeology. Special topics include the determination of age, sex, ancestry, and stature from human skeletal remains along with identification of skeletal trauma, features of individuation, and applications of craniofacial reconstruction. Additional topics focus on standard death scene and crime scene methods of evidence collection used in the study of criminalistics.


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    ANT 435 - Archaeology Field School

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Hands-on participation in archaeological fieldwork; techniques of archaeological field reconnaissance and survey; exploration, mapping and excavation of actual archaeological remains. Recording and processing of archaeological data. May be conducted at sites in different locations, consult Department for details; students are responsible for their own transportation. Credit varies by offering. May be repeated for credit for up to 12 credit hours, however no more than 6 may be counted as electives towards the Anthropology Major or Minor.


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    ANT 436 - Cultural/Linguistic Field School

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: ANT 100, 102, 120, LIN 120 or ENG/LIN 311, or permission of the instructor. Experiential learning of fieldwork research techniques in cultural and/or linguistic anthropology through participation in specific projects designed to engage with the community and build its base of knowledge about itself through community engagement and enrichment. My be repeated once for University hours but only 3 credits may count toward the Anthropology major or minor.


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    ANT 447 - Maya Hieroglyphic Writing II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: ANT/LIN 347, Maya Hieroglyphic Writing I. Building on the basic knowledge and skills learned in ANT 347, students will decipher increasingly more challenging texts in order to reach a more sophisticated understanding of Maya hieroglyphic decipherment, and its implications for understanding and revising the history of Classic Maya civilization. This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.

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    ANT 493 - Topics In Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing to be eligible for this course. Topics reflect material of special or timely interest, such as food and culture, multimedia software, Mesoamerican art, expressive culture, the anthropology of music, folk voices, forensics, human anatomy. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours when topics vary. No more than 9 credit hours of ANT 293/493 may be counted towards any ANT degree. Designated titles may fulfill the Foreign Culture requirement.


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    ANT 495 - Senior Seminar in Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Anthropology major with senior standing and permission of instructor. This course provides majors in anthropology with a capstone experience in the discipline. The course has the explicit goal of refining the analytic and expository skills that are introduced and developed in the core courses for the major. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their anthropological training and knowledge in a project that focuses on a "real world" problem that is taken from the contemporary world.

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    ANT 496 - Independent Study In Anthropology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Written permission of instructor and chairperson is required for registration. Independent student research on selected advanced topics in anthropology under the direction of the faculty. May be repeated up to 8 credit hours when topics vary.


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