Anthropology (ANT)

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

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ANT 521. American Indian Today. 3 Credits.

Through biographies, case studies, and analyses of current events, this course explores issues concerning and of concern to contemporary North American Indians.
Typically offered in Fall.

ANT 555. Anthropology of Tourism. 3 Credits.

This seminar provides a comprehensive examination of the history, scope, ethics, and methods of research associated with tourism, considered one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Approaching tourism as a complex socio-cultural phenomenon in which a variety of encounters and exchanges occur, and which impacts the culture, politics and economics of mobile and immobile people around the world, the course also provides training in qualitative research methods utilized in tourism and visitor studies, and is of interest to both those interested in furthering their academic knowledge of tourism as a site of holistic anthropological inquiry and/or those wishing to work in the tourism, museum, heritage or audience research fields (among others).
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Typically offered in Spring.

ANT 558. Museum Exhibit Curation. 4 Credits.

This course offers professional-level training in the theoretical and practical workings of museums and museum curation by empowering students to co-curate an exhibit in the West Chester University Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. The course is designed for students with prior museum and museum-studies experience wishing to increase their competencies, and for students in or entering a graduate program who have not previously curated an exhibit or who would like to increase their competencies. Students will engage in the entire process of museum curation, from planning the exhibit to acquisitioning and cataloging artifacts for display, from writing museum labels to publishing an exhibit catalog.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Typically offered in Spring.

ANT 568. Advanced Archaeological Field School. 3-6 Credits.

This course offers professional level training in archaeological field research methods. The course is designed for students with prior archaeology field experience wishing to increase their competencies, for students entering a graduate program who have not previously taken an archaeology field school, or for graduate students wishing to increase their competencies.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Typically offered in Summer.

ANT 599. Independent Studies in Anthropology. 1-3 Credits.

Individual, graduate level research projects or reports under faculty supervision.
Consent: Permission of the Department required to add.
Typically offered in Fall.