Dec 05, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 

Anthropology (ANTH)

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The Department of Anthropology offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree for majors in anthropology. Either degree may be obtained with honors and can be used to gain certification to teach social sciences at the junior and senior high school levels. The department also offers a minor in anthropology, which should be of special interest to students in art history, biological sciences, business management, foreign languages and literatures, geology, humanities, social sciences, and visual communications.

Some of the department’s lower-division courses can be used by non-majors toward fulfilling the distributive studies area requirements in the university’s general education program. The department participates in the interdisciplinary minors in black studies, international studies, Latino/Latin American studies, linguistics, Southeast Asian studies, urban studies, and women’s studies.

Course Information

Prerequisites for courses may be waived with the consent of the department. Courses numbered 200 and above in anthropology are grouped in the following categories.

–00 through –09: Ethnology
–10 through –19, -70, Archaeology
–20 through –29, Cultural-social anthropology
–30 through –39, Linguistic anthropology
–40 through –49, Physical anthropology
–50 through –59, History and theory of anthropology
–60 through –69, Special or multidisciplinary
–90 through –99, General

Anthropology Faculty

Kendall M. Thu, Ph.D., University of Iowa, Presidential Engagement Professor, chair
Giovanni Bennardo, Ph.D., University of Illinois, professor
Kristen Borre, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, adjunct assistant professor
Judith Calleja, Ph.D., Wayne State University, adjunct assistant professor
Winifred Creamer, Ph.D., Tulane University, Distinguished Research Professor
Daniel L. Gebo, Ph.D., Duke University, Distinguished Research Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Board of Trustees Professor
Mitchell Irwin, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, assistant professor
Michael J. Kolb, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, professor
Sibel Kusimba, Ph.D., University of Illinois, associate professor
Judy L. Ledgerwood, Ph.D., Cornell University, professor
Emily McKee, Ph.D., University of Michigan, assistant professor
Mark W. Mehrer, Ph.D., University of Illinois, associate professor
Andrea K. Molnar, Ph.D., Australian National University, Presidential Engagement Professor
Leila Porter, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, associate professor
Susan D. Russell, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Presidential Engagement Professor 
Kerry Sagebiel, Ph.D., University of Arizona, adjunct assistant professor
Mark Schuller, Ph.D., University of California, assistant professor
Katharine Wiegele, Ph.D., University of Illinois, adjunct assistant professor

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