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ANTH- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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ANTH- 220 Cultural Anthropology (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology
Repeatable: No
Introduction to anthropological concepts and methods; cultural diversity worldwide and in the United States; aspects of culture and how they change over time; introduction to the application of anthropology to contemporary social issues; anthropological perspectives on race and ethnicity.

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ANTH- 230 Anthropology of the Contemporary United States (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Use of theoretical and conceptual principles and perspectives of cultural anthropology to study communities and cultures in the U.S. Examination of race, class, gender, and sexual inequalities; current Native American issues; kinship; religion; militarism; cultures of science and technology.

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ANTH- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally, entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
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ANTH- 250 The Human Past (3.00 cr.)
Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology
Repeatable: No
Biological anthropology: humans as primates, origins of humans, stages of human evolution, and relationship of biology and culture.

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ANTH- 290 Global Political Ecology (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Social, political, and economic origins of contemporary environmental problems from sociological, anthropological and geographic perspectives; social construction of nature and knowledge; environmentalism, environmental racism and environmental justice in cross-cultural perspective; ethical implications of contemporary environmental problems regarding perspectives and distributions of justice.

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ANTH- 293 Environmental Justice (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Environmental racism; socio-economic inequality and exposure to environmental hazards; race, class, and environmental suffering; grassroots activism and opposition to environmental inequality and racism, particularly among U.S. minority groups; incorporation of environmental justice principles into public policy and corporate decision-making.

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ANTH- 296 Religion, Magic and Witchcraft (3.00 cr.)
Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology
Repeatable: No
Overview of beliefs and practices in religion, magic, and witchcraft around the world. Introduction to different means of analyzing and interpreting religion from an anthropological perspective. Offered only through the Wisconsin in Scotland Study Abroad program.
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ANTH- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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ANTH- 300 Native Americans (3.00 cr.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology
Repeatable: No
Survey of Native American cultures; major social, economic, religious, and political forms of organization; contemporary Native American lives and issues in both urban and reservation contexts.

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ANTH- 310 Latinos in the United States (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
People of Latin American origin and Latina/o identities in the United States; cultural construction of identity, especially race, ethnicity, nation, gender, and other differences; contemporary debates related to Latinos, immigration policy, and multiculturalism; conflicts over the meaning of citizenship and national belonging.

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ANTH- 320 Social Movements in Global Perspective (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Social movements, collective action and activism; indigenous rights, labor organizing, civil rights, gender- and sexuality-based struggles, racial/ethnic identity formation and the claiming of rights, and anti-globalization activism in the U.S. and internationally; contested meanings of justice, citizenship, and democracy in a context of global capitalism.

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ANTH- 330 Social Theory (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Learning and applying advanced sociological and anthropological theories to social issues. Understanding various tools of explanation in the social sciences, as well as their origins, assumptions, and specific ways-of-knowing. Building a theoretical toolkit with the ability to compare, evaluate and synthesize theories for particular applications.

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ANTH- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
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ANTH- 356 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective, Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Gender roles in cross-cultural perspective. Anthropological theories of gender and inequality; social responsibility balancing cultural relativism and equity. Variation in domestic, social, economic, political, and religious roles; historical development of and contemporary changes in gender roles; global influences and processes of change and improvement in the lives of modern women.

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ANTH- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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ANTH- 400 Applied Anthropology (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of anthropology to address social problems through research, advocacy, and policy development. Cross-cultural case studies and community outreach through service learning or career-oriented research project that incorporates ethnographic fieldwork strategies, critical reflection on human rights, social justice, and research ethics.

Prerequisite: take ANTH-220

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ANTH- 420 The Anthropological Study Of Family Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Anthropological, cross-cultural view of family systems, with attention to their organization, functions, dynamics and articulation with other institutions.

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ANTH- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
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ANTH- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ANTH- 630 Ojibwe Lifeways (2.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Indepth, interactive study of Ojibwe culture within a Wisconsin reservation commmunity. A special course fee applies.

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ANTH- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

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