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Anthropology (ANT)

ANT 102 -  Underwater Archaeology  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This course will provide students with an introduction to theory, method, technologies, and practice in underwater archaeology, with case studies of prehistoric and historical sites worldwide, including the Michigan Great Lakes. This is a lecture-based course that provides a specialization in anthropology and the applied social sciences. This course also qualifies for NAS Part 3 credits. No diving is required. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct.

Recommended Prerequisites: ENG 99 or placement into ENG 11/111

ANT 113 -  Intro to Cultural Anthropology  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

The study of the role of society and culture in humankind's adaptation to a variety of environments is the focus of this course. A variety of cultures are studied, utilizing cross-cultural comparisons. This is an introductory course which provides a broad overview of the four fields of anthropology with some concentration on archaeology. Among topics considered are field methods, theories of cultural evolution, the family, kinship, economics, religion, political organization and language. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: ENG 99 or placement into ENG 11/111

ANT 201 -  Nautical Archaeology I  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This is an entry level course to the Nautical Archaeology Society Training Program and is aimed at introducing nautical archaeology to divers and non-divers, and promoting their interest in the subject. It provides the basic training in archaeological survey and project management with the aim of teaching students how to design, plan and run their own field work projects. The curriculum will be presented in the classroom and in an open water setting (or foreshore site for non-divers) in the field. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: ENG 99/108 or placement into ENG 11/111.

Recommended Prerequisites: ANT 102. The minimum diving qualification level for those taking part in the pool exercises is CMAS 1-Star or equivalent, e.g., BSAC Ocean Diver, SAA Open Water Diver, or PADI Open Water.

ANT 202 -  Nautical Archaeology II  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Social Science

This is a field archaeology course that allows students the opportunity to practice skills they learned in ANT 201. Students will design and execute a maritime archaeology project in the Grand Traverse region or other maritime landscape. Students may also participate in larger projects during special summer field schools hosted at NMC and abroad. Beach projects will be developed for non divers. The course will be offered throughout the summer semester on a flexible time schedule and is based on individual availability and weather conditions. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive.

Recommended Prerequisites: ANT 201, ENG 99/108 or placement into ENG 11/111.