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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 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- 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.)
Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, 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.
Department consent

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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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