ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Anthropology (Social and Behavioral) (ASB)

ASB 102 Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology. (3)
fall and spring
Principles of cultural and social anthropology, with illustrative materials from a variety of cultures. The nature of culture. Social, political, and economic systems; religion, aesthetics, and language.
General Studies: SB, G

ASB 202 Ethnic Relations in the United States. (3)
fall and spring
Processes of intercultural relations; systems approach to history of U.S. interethnic relations; psychocultural analysis of contemporary U.S. ethnic relations. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFS 202. Credit is allowed for only AFS 202 or ASB 202.
General Studies: C, H

ASB 210 Sex, Marriage, and Evolution. (3)
fall
Examines the sexual nature and behavior of humans from both a biological and an anthropological point of view.

ASB 211 Women in Other Cultures. (3)
not regularly offered
Cross-cultural analysis of the economic, social, political, and religious factors that affect women’s status in traditional and modern societies.
General Studies: HU/SB, G

ASB 222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Our Human Heritage. (3)
spring
Archaeology through its most important discoveries: human origins, Pompeii, King Tut, the Holy Land, Southwest Indians, and methods of field archaeology.
General Studies: HU/SB, G, H

ASB 223 Buried Civilizations of the Americas. (3)
fall and spring
Archaeology through examination of several ancient civilizations of Meso-, South, and North America.
General Studies: HU/SB, G, H

ASB 231 Archaeological Field Methods. (4)
spring
Excavation of archaeological sites and recording and interpretation of data. Includes local field experience. 2 hours lecture, 8 hours lab. Prerequisite: ASM 101 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SG

ASB 240 Introduction to Southeast Asia. (3)
fall
Interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures, religions, political systems, geography, and history of Southeast Asia. Cross-listed as GCU 240/HST 240/POS 240/REL 240. Credit is allowed for only ASB 240 or GCU 240 or HST 240 or POS 240 or REL 240.
General Studies: G

ASB 242 Asian American Experiences: An Anthropological Perspective. (3)
fall
Historical and contemporary experiences of Asian Americans in terms of the anthropological concepts of culture, ethnicity, and adaptation. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 105.
General Studies: L, C

ASB 250 Anthropology Topics. (3)
spring
Covers five areas of anthropological inquiry. Emphasizes library research, critical analysis, and communication skills relevant to upper-division anthropology course work. Prerequisites: ASB 102; ASM 101 (or its equivalent); completion of the First-Year Composition requirement.
General Studies: L

ASB 252 Anthropology of Sports. (3)
fall and spring
Cross-cultural examination of symbolic and social dimensions of sports past and present.

ASB 302 Ethnographic Field Study in Mexico. (3)
summer
Fieldwork study of cultural adaptation, Mexican culture, United States-Mexican cultural conflict, ethnographic research methods, and local culture. Lecture, discussion, field research. Pre- or corequisite: SPA 101 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: L/SB, G

ASB 311 Principles of Social Anthropology. (3)
spring
Comparative analysis of domestic groups and economic and political organizations in primitive and peasant societies.
General Studies: SB

ASB 314 Comparative Religion. (3)
fall and spring
Origins, elements, forms, and symbolism of religion; a comparative survey of religious beliefs and ceremonies; the place of religion in the total culture. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.

ASB 319 The North American Indian. (3)
once a year
Archaeology, ethnology, and linguistic relationship of the Indians of North America. Does not include Middle America. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.

ASB 320 Indians of Arizona. (3)
fall
Traditional cultures and the development and nature of contemporary political, economic, and educational conditions among Arizona Indians.

ASB 321 Indians of the Southwest. (3)
spring
Cultures of the contemporary Indians of the southwestern United States and their historic antecedents. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB, C, H

ASB 322 Indians of Mesoamerica. (3)
spring
Historic tribes and folk cultures. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

ASB 323 Indians of Latin America. (3)
fall
Indigenous cultures of the Amazon, the Andean region, Central America, and southern Mexico. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, G

ASB 324 Peoples of the Pacific. (3)
not regularly offered
Peoples and cultures of Oceania focusing particularly on societies of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: G

ASB 325 Peoples of Southeast Asia. (3)
fall
Cultural-ecological perspective on the peoples of mainland and insular Southeast Asia. Subsistence modes, social organization, and the impact of modernization. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: G

ASB 326 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments. (3)
spring
World survey of successful and unsuccessful ancient societies and their impacts on the environment.
General Studies: SB, H

ASB 327 Action Anthropology. (3)
fall
Explores contemporary issues and problem solving in Cuna, Micronesia, Mayan, and U.S. Latino communities, through applied anthropology and community initiatives.

ASB 330 Principles of Archaeology. (3)
fall and spring
Methods and theories for reconstructing and explaining the lifeways of prehistoric peoples. Prerequisite: 3 hours in archaeology.
General Studies: SB

ASB 333 New World Prehistory. (3)
fall
Variety of archaeological patterns encountered in the Western Hemisphere. Covers the period from the appearance of humans in the New World to European contact; covers the area from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Prerequisite: completion of the First-Year Composition requirement. Pre- or corequisite: 1 upper-division ASU course.
General Studies: L/SB

ASB 335 Prehistory of the Southwest. (3)
fall and spring
Anthropological understandings of major cultural processes and events in the prehistory of the American Southwest using evidence from archaeology.
General Studies: SB, C, H

ASB 337 Pre-Hispanic Civilization of Middle America. (3)
spring
Preconquest cultures and civilizations of Mexico. The Aztecs, Mayas, and their predecessors. Prerequisite: ASM 101 or instructor approval.
General Studies: HU/SB, G, H

ASB 338 Archaeology of North America. (3)
not regularly offered
Origin, spread, and development of the prehistoric Indians of North America up to the historic tribes. Does not include the Southwest. Prerequisite: ASM 101 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB, H

ASB 350 Anthropology and Art. (3)
once a year
Art forms of people in relationship to their social and cultural setting. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.

ASB 351 Psychological Anthropology. (3)
spring
Approaches to the interrelations between the personality system and the sociocultural environment. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

ASB 353 Death and Dying in Cross-Cultural Perspective. (4)
fall
Humanistic and scientific study of aging, sickness, dying, death, funerals, and grief and their philosophy and ecology in non-Western and Western cultures. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion.
General Studies: HU/SB, G

ASB 355 Shamanism, Healing, and Consciousness. (3)
spring
World views, practices, and roles of shamans and traditional and contemporary healers; explanatory biopsychological models of consciousness.
General Studies: HU/SB

ASB 361 Old World Prehistory I. (3)
fall
Biosocial evolution in the Pleistocene, emphasizing technological achievements and the relationship between technology and environment in western Europe, sub-Saharan Africa. Prerequisite: ASM 101 or instructor approval.
General Studies: H

ASB 362 Old World Prehistory II. (3)
spring
Transition from hunting and collecting societies to domestication economies; establishment of settled village life, emphasizing the Near East, Egypt, Southwest Europe. Prerequisite: ASM 101 or instructor approval.
General Studies: H

ASB 366 African Civilization Before 1850. (3)
fall and spring
African culture history and precolonial civilization. Meets non-Western requirement. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFS 366. Credit is allowed for only AFS 366 or ASB 366.
General Studies: SB, G, H

ASB 400 Cultural Factors in International Business. (3)
spring
Anthropological perspectives on international business relations; applied principles of cross-cultural communication and management; regional approaches to culture and business.
General Studies: G

ASB 411 Kinship and Social Organization. (3)
spring
Meanings and uses of concepts referring to kinship, consanguinity, affinity, descent, alliance, and residence in the context of a survey of the varieties of social groups, marriage, rules, and kinship terminological systems. Prerequisite: 6 hours in anthropology or instructor approval.

ASB 412 History of Anthropology. (3)
fall
Historical treatment of the development of the culture concept and its expression in the chief theoretical trends in anthropology between 1860 and 1950. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

ASB 416 Economic Anthropology. (3)
fall
Economic behavior and the economy in preindustrial societies; description and classification of exchange systems; relations between production, exchange systems, and other societal subsystems. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/SB

ASB 417 Political Anthropology. (3)
once a year
Comparative examination of the forms and processes of political organization and activity in primitive, peasant, and complex societies. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.

ASB 462 Medical Anthropology: Culture and Health. (3)
fall
Role of culture in health, illness, and curing; health status, provider relations, and indigenous healing practices in United States ethnic groups. Lecture, discussion.
General Studies: C

ASB 466 Peoples and Cultures of Africa. (3)
fall and spring
Survey of African peoples and their cultures, external contact, and changes. Meets non-Western requirement. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as AFS 466. Credit is allowed for only AFS 466 or ASB 466.
General Studies: SB, G, H

ASB 471 Introduction to Museums. (3)
fall
History, philosophy, and current status of museums. Explores collecting, preservation, exhibition, education, and research activities in different types of museums. Prerequisites: both ASB 102 and ASM 101 or only instructor approval.
General Studies: L

ASB 480 Introduction to Linguistics. (3)
fall
Descriptive and historical linguistics. Survey of theories of human language, emphasizing synchronic linguistics.
General Studies: SB

ASB 481 Language and Culture. (3)
spring
Applies linguistic theories and findings to nonlinguistic aspects of culture; language change; psycholinguistics. Prerequisite: ASB 102 or instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

ASB 483 Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Communication. (3)
not regularly offered
Relationships between linguistic and social categories; functional analysis of language use, maintenance, and diversity; interaction between verbal and nonverbal communication. Prerequisites: both ASB 480 and ENG 213 (or FLA 400) or only instructor approval.
General Studies: SB

ASB 485 U.S.-Mexico Border in Comparative Perspective. (3)
spring in odd years
Explores the multicultural and social dimensions of communities along the U.S.-Mexico border, emphasizing social organization, migration, culture, and frontier ideology. Prerequisite: 6 hours in anthropology or instructor approval.

ASB 501 Applied Medical Anthropology. (3)
fall
Overview of anthropology’s applications in medicine and its adaptations to U.S. ethnic populations. Requires research project in medical setting. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

ASB 502 Health of Ethnic Minorities. (3)
spring
Prevalence of illness, risk factors, health ecology, and medical and indigenous treatments. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

ASB 503 Advanced Medical Anthropology. (3)
fall
Theory in medical anthropology and cross-cultural studies that illustrate particular theories. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

ASB 504 Ethnic Relations. (3)
fall
Structural processes of intergroup relations, methods for investigating psychocultural dimensions of ethnicity with focus upon U.S. ethnic groups. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

ASB 505 Culture and Psychiatry. (3)
fall
Psychiatry as a cultural phenomenon and indigenous definitions and treatments of mental disorders across cultures. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

ASB 506 Gender, Emotions, and Culture. (3)
spring
Relationships among gender and emotion across cultures. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

ASB 529 Culture and Political Economy. (3)
not regularly offered
Origin and spread of Western capitalism and its impact on non-Western societies. Utilizes ethnographic and historical case studies. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ASB 530 Ecological Anthropology. (3)
once a year
Relations among the population dynamics, social organization, culture, and environment of human populations, with special emphasis on hunter-gatherers and extensive agriculturalists.

ASB 532 Graduate Field Anthropology. (2 – 8)
spring
Independent research on a specific anthropological problem to be selected by the student in consultation with the staff. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ASM 338 (or its equivalent); instructor approval.

ASB 536 Ethnohistory of Mesoamerica. (3)
not regularly offered
Indigenous societies of southern Mexico and Guatemala at Spanish contact and their postconquest transformation. Emphasizes the Aztec Empire. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ASB 537 Topics in Mesoamerican Archaeology. (3)
not regularly offered
Explores changing organization of pre-Columbian civilizations in Mesoamerica through interpretive issues, such as regional analysis, chiefdoms, urbanism, and exchange. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 540 Method and Theory of Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology. (3)
fall
Basic issues concerning concepts of social and ethnic groups, cultural and sociological theory, and the nature of anthropological research. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 541 Method and Theory of Social and Cultural Anthropology. (3)
spring
Continuation of ASB 540. Prerequisite: ASB 540 or instructor approval.

ASB 542 Method and Theory of Archaeology I. (3)
spring
Models of human evolution, culture change, and interpretation of hunter-gatherer and tribal societies, ceramic, lithic, and faunal materials. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 543 Method and Theory of Archaeology II. (3)
fall
Covers concepts of social complexity along with economy, demography, and social dynamics, followed by archaeological research design. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 544 Settlement Patterns. (3)
not regularly offered
Spatial arrangement of residences, activity sites, and communities over landscape. Emphasizes natural and cultural factors influencing settlement patterns. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 546 Pleistocene Prehistory. (3)
fall
Development of society and culture in the Old World during the Pleistocene epoch, emphasizing technological change through time and the relationship of people to their environment. Prerequisite: ASB 361 (or its equivalent).

ASB 547 Issues in Old World Domestication Economies. (3)
spring
Archaeological evidence for transitions in Old World subsistence economies from hunting and gathering to dependence on domesticated plants and animals. Prerequisite: ASB 362 (or its equivalent).

ASB 550 Economic Archaeology. (3)
not regularly offered
Prehistoric economies in hunter-gatherer, tribal, and complex societies. Covers subsistence strategies, craft production and specialization, and exchange. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 551 Prehistoric Diet. (3)
not regularly offered
Critical review of techniques for recovering dietary information and theoretical models concerned with explaining diet and nutrition. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 555 Complex Societies. (3)
spring
Examines structural variations in hierarchically organized societies, along with origins, dynamics, and collapse. Seminar.

ASB 559 Archaeology and the Ideational Realm. (3)
not regularly offered
“Postprocessual” and other views concerning relevance of mental phenomena for understanding sociocultural change. Various approaches to inferring prehistoric meanings.

ASB 563 Hunter-Gatherer Adaptations. (3)
not regularly offered
Evolution of prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies in the Old and New Worlds from the most ancient times through protohistoric chiefdoms. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

ASB 567 Southwestern Archaeology. (3)
spring
Broad coverage of Southwestern cultural developments focusing on current debates and rigorous use of archaeological data in making cultural inferences.

ASB 568 Intrasite Research Strategies. (3)
fall
Research issues within a single site context. Topics include quantitative spatial analysis, site definition, sampling, distributional analysis, and substantive interpretation.

ASB 571 Museum Principles. (3)
fall
History, philosophy, and current status of museums. Explores collecting, preservation, exhibition, education, and research activities in different types of museums. Prerequisites: both ASB 102 and ASM 101 or only instructor approval.

ASB 572 Museum Collection Management. (3)
spring
Principles and practices of acquisition, documentation, care, and use of museum collections; registration, cataloging, and preservation methods; legal and ethical issues. Prerequisite: ASB 571 or instructor approval.

ASB 573 Museum Administration. (3)
spring
Formal organization and management of museums, governance, personnel matters, fund raising and grantsmanship, legal and ethical issues. Prerequisite: ASB 571 or instructor approval.

ASB 574 Exhibition Planning and Design. (3)
spring
Exhibition philosophies and development; processes of planning, designing, staging, installing, evaluating, and disassembling temporary and long-term exhibits. Prerequisites: both ASB 571 and 572 or only instructor approval.

ASB 575 Computers and Museums. (3)
fall
Basics of museum computer application; hardware and software; fundamentals of database management; issues of research, collections management, and administration.

ASB 576 Museum Interpretation. (3)
fall
Processes of planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating educational programs in museums for varied audiences — children, adults, and special interest groups. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: ASB 571.

ASB 577 Principles of Conservation. (3)
spring
Preservation of museum objects: nature of materials, environmental controls, and causes of degradation; recognizing problems, damage, and solutions; proper care of objects. Prerequisites: both ASB 571 and 572 or only instructor approval.

ASB 579 Critical Issues in Museum Studies. (3)
fall
Current debates of museum practice from an anthropological perspective. Addresses issues of collection, presentation, authenticity, and authority. Seminar. Prerequisite: ASB 571 or instructor approval.

ASB 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered
Selected topics in archaeology, linguistics, and social-cultural anthropology. Possible topics:

(a)Archaeological Ceramics. (3)
(b)Archaeology of North America. (3)
(c)Cultural Anthropology. (3)
(d)Culture and Personality. (3)
(e)Evolution and Culture. (3)
(f)Historical Archaeology. (3)
(g)Interdepartmental Seminar. (3)
(h)Language and Culture. (3)
(i)Linguistics. (3)
(j)Museum Studies. (3)
(k)Problems in Southwestern Archaeology. (3)
(l)Problems in Southwestern Ethnology. (3)
(m)Social Anthropology. (3)
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