Anthropology Summer Classes

Anthropology and the Human Experience

traditional sculpture

ANTY 101H(X)
3 credits
Session 2
Face to Face
MTWR 1:30 - 3:20

Instructor: John Douglas

You survey anthropology by being introduced to the fundamental concepts, methods and perspectives of the field. You learn to describe and analyze human cultures and how they grow and change over time. You come to recognize both the nature and functions of social institutions.

Gen Ed Attributes: Historical & Cultural Studies (H) and Cultural & International Diversity (X)

Race and Minorities

woman and children standing in line

ANTY 122S(Y)
3 credits
Session 1
Face to Face
MTWR 11:30am - 1:20pm

Instructor: Greg Campbell

You study the development and concept of race as a social category and the processes of cultural change within and between ethnic groups. You learn that race, ethnicity and minority in American society are powerful cultural and social constructs. You explore the idea of race in order to evaluate its legitimacy as a biological and socio-cultural category. Later in the course, you examine the relationship between race, ethnicity and minority status among the major ethnic groups of the United States, outlining their political, economic and cultural struggles for societal equality.

An introductory companion course to ANTY 330X, offered online Summer I and II.

Food and Culture

munich cheese market

ANTY 133X
3 credits
Session 1
Face to Face
MTWR 1:30 - 3:20pm

Instructor: Garry Kerr

You examine the ways culture shapes the satisfaction of a biological need; food production, preparation, choices, customs, taste, taboos, beverages, spices and food distribution as it is observed around the globe.

Gen Ed Attribute: Cultural & International Diversity (X)

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

dna and early human

ANTY 210
3 credits
Session 1
Online

Instructors: Snow and Summers

You survey the major subfields of Physical Anthropology: evolution and ecology, primates, human evolutionary history, and how evolution continues to influence humanity today.  Throughout the course, you come to understand our species in the dynamic environment that has shaped it in both the past and present.

By taking ANTY 210N with CJUS 125N and ANTY 314 Summer 2018, you satisfy half of the requirements for a Certificate of Arts in Forensic Studies.  ANTY 314 (Principles of Forensic Anthropology) and CJUS125 (Fundamentals of Forensic Science) applies not only to the aforesaid Certificate, but it also serves as...

  • a course for earning either the minor or major in Anthropology
  • a requirement for an Option in Forensic Anthropology
  • a prerequisite to other required classes for the Forensic Anthropology Option

Principles of Forensic Anthropology

close up of line of skulls

ANTY 314
3 credits
Session 2
Online

Instructor: Kirsten Green

An investigation of methods for finding and recovering human remains, diagnosing types of cases, identifying bones, finding clues about a deceased person’s identity from their skeleton as well as interacting with law enforcement to solve cases that involve skeletal remains.  A series of assignments guide you in learning to apply forensic anthropological methods to a simulated case that is based on cases University of Montana forensic anthropologists have worked on in the past.

Principles of Forensic Anthropology may be applied to earning a minor or major in Anthropology, and it is a required course for the Forensic Anthropology Option and a prerequisite to other required courses for that option.  It may also be applied to a Certificate of Arts in Forensic Studies. 

By taking ANTY 210N with CJUS 125N and ANTY 314 Summer 2018, you satisfy half of the requirements for the Certificate. 

Peoples and Cultures of the World:  The Northwest Pacific Coast

group of tlingit indians

ANTY 330
3 credits
Session 1& 2 (10 weeks)
Online

Instructor: Richard Sattler

A study of the peoples of various geographic regions and their cultures, you survey peoples and cultures native to the Northwest Coast of North America and investigate the history and prehistory of the region, the traditional cultures and contemporary situations of the native societies. You examine traditional social and political organization, economic and subsistence systems as well as religion and world-view and how these have changed over time. You will also discuss current issues confronting the peoples of the region.

The course serves to complement ANTY 122S(Y) offered Summer I.

Gen Ed Attribute: Cultural & International Diversity (X)

Archaeological Field School

dead indian creek

ANTY 467
6 credits
Session 1
Face to Face

Instructor: Anna Prentiss

You participate in archaeological excavations at 48PA551 Dead Indian Creek site, a location dated Middle Holocene period in the scenic Sunlight Basin area of northwestern Wyoming (near Cody). Research in 2018 is partially sponsored by the US Forest Service.

A fee of $2,475 covers costs of 6 UM upper division credits, lodging, meals and some course materials. Field and lab training take place on the UM campus and at the field site. Students are also responsible for personal expenses and travel to the field site.

Fundamentals of Forensic Science

two people baggign evidence

CJUS 125
3 credits
Session 1
Online

Instructor: Cheyenne Laue

This course surveys the forensic sciences and related disciplines and their uses in criminal investigations, including the fundamental role of forensic scientists in the investigative process and as expert witnesses. Designated as a General Education Natural Sciences course, CJUS 125N provides you a solid foundation in using the scientific method as a mode of inquiry and exploration. A series of interactive assignments then introduces you to essential and exciting topics in forensic science and encourages you to consider how these topics are integrated into the process of criminal investigation.

Fundamentals of Forensic Science may be applied to earning a Certificate of Arts in Forensic Studies, and it is a required course for the Forensic Anthropology Option.  By taking CJUS 125N with ANTY 210N and ANTY 314 Summer 2018, you satisfy half of the requirements for the Certificate.

Gen Ed Attribute: Natural Science (N)