Liberal Arts > Anthropology

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces the Indians of the Great Basin summarizing ethnographic and contemporary issues of Native Americans of the Great Basin and the indigenous groups that are geographically adjacent and have influenced Basin cultures. Also examines the archaeological documentation of pre-contact conditions.


II: Course Objectives

Students will have a basic understanding of an overview to the scientific examination and comparison of the cultures of the Great Basin, past and present. The course will present an ethnographic understanding of the concept of culture to account for the tremendous variety of ways humans have adapted to their surroundings and to each other in this geographic area. The class includes lectures, discussions, ethnographic films, and student presentations. Students will exercise academic skills in reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and oral communication.

III: Course Linkage

This course is designed to meet the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Requirement by ensuring that successful students will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication to a level appropriate for their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Are able to utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Can apply appropriate technological skills, including computer skills.
  • Understand the methods of science and the role of science in the modern world.
  • Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, and diversity in the modern world.

Scheduled ANTH-213 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no ANTH-213 classes scheduled for this term.