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Miami Plan Offerings

THEMATIC SEQUENCES

ATH 3: World Cultures

Provides an appreciation of human cultural diversity and how anthropologists interpret that diversity in marriage and family patterns, political and economic organizations, and symbol systems. Acquaints you with various perspectives anthropologists use to understand human cultural variability. The final course allows you to pursue cultural in one of the world’s major culture areas or in the relations between culture and one specific aspect of life for all people, such as personality, environment, or cognition.

**(ATH 3 Available on the regional campuses)

1. Take one of the following introductory courses:

ATH 175 Peoples of the World [MPF/MPG] (3) or

ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the US [MPF/MPG] (3); and

2. ATH 231 Perspectives on Culture (3); and

3. Take one of the following courses in World Cultures:

ATH 303 Native American Culture

ATH 304 Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 306 Russia and Eurasia:& Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 308 South Asia: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 325 Identity: Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality

ATH 329 Religions in Africa

ATH 331 Social Anthropology

ATH 335L Multiculturalism in Europe: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 348 Introduction to Medical Anthropology

ATH 358 Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees

ATH 366 African Oral Traditions

ATH 368 Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology

ATH 378 Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics

ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia

ATH 388 Culture, Art, and Artifacts

ATH 403 Anthropology of Religion

ATH 405 Food, Taste, and Desire

ATH 428 Anthropology of Women’s Health

ATH 434 Anthropology of Democracy and Citizenship

ATH 471 Ecological Anthropology

ATH 4: World Cultures, Policy, and Ecology

Provides an appreciation of human cultural diversity and envelops anthropological approaches to understanding diversity in political, economic and environmental organization and practice.

1. Take one of the following introductory courses:

ATH 145 Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations

ATH 155 Introduction to Anthropology [MPF]

ATH 175 Peoples of the World [MPF/MPG]

ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the US [MPF/MPG]

2. Take one of the following courses on a World Area:

ATH 303 Native American Cultures

ATH 304 Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 306 Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 308 South Asia: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 329 Religions of Africa

ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America

ATH 366 African Oral Traditions

3. Take one of the following courses in Anthropological Topics in World Cultures:

ATH 409 Sustainability: European Challenges and Strategies

ATH 411 Applied Anthropology

ATH 431 Origins of the State

ATH 471 Ecological Anthropology

ATH 5: World Cultures and Social Relations

Provides an appreciation of human cultural diversity and develops anthropological approaches to understanding diversity in social and economic organization, marriage and family patterns, and other facets and forums for social relations.

1. Take one of the following courses:

ATH 175 Peoples of the World [MPF/MPG] (3) or

ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the US [MPF/MPG] (3); and

2. Take one of the following courses on a World Area:

ATH 302 Africa: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 303 Native American Cultures

ATH 304 Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 306 Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 307 The Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 308 South Asia: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 329 Religions of Africa

ATH 335L Multiculturalism in Europe: Anthropological Perspectives

ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America

ATH 366 African Oral Traditions

3. Take one of the following courses on Anthropological Topics in World Cultures:

ATH 301 Intercultural Relations

ATH 325 Identity: Race, Gender, Class, Sexuality

ATH 331 Social Anthropology

ATH 348 Intro to Medical Anthropology

ATH 358 Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees

ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia

ATH 388 Culture, Art, and Artifacts

ATH 403 Anthropology of Religion

ATH 405 Food, Taste, Desire

ATH 428 Anthropology of Women’s Health

ATH 434 Anthropology of Democracy and Citizenship

ATH 368 Key Questions in Psychological Anthropology

OTHER PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES

Anthropology at Miami plans and sponsors various speakers, symposia and activities for both its majors and the University community at large.

The Department maintains research laboratories in cultural, linguistic, archaeology, and biological anthropology, and offers training in both ethnography and archaeology.

Student majors are sometimes employed by the Department and Anthropology faculty through the Financial Aid Office and Work-Study Program, and may gain valuable experience in working together with faculty on special projects and in other areas of the academic life of the University and the Department.

CAPSTONE COURSE

ATH 421 Senior Seminar in Anthropology

This course focuses on key issues in anthropology, including a review of the tools of the discipline and anthropology's role in the future.

ATH 426 Field Research

This experiential, off-campus capstone allows students to conduct ethnographic fieldwork in local, regional, or global practicum contexts. Students will learn to design ethnographic research, collect data using ethnographic methods, conduct qualitative analysis of original data, and create ethnographic representations based on original data. In addition, students will gain experience with formal research ethics training.

ATH 448 Developing Solutions in Global Health

Global Health is the study of illness and health as a consequence of bio-cultural processes that are both local and global. This is a transdisciplinary capstone encouraging teamwork to understand the complexities of and develoop a grant proposal to address a student-identified global health problem.

ATH/BIO 498 Evolution of Human Behavior

Ethology and ecology of Homo sapiens, from comparative and evolutionary perspectives, drawing on primatology, paleoanthropology, and sociocultural studies of traditional societies.