Courses by Concentration

The list below summarizes Anthropology courses that undergraduates may take, and the specific requirements toward which they count within the Anthropology major and minor. While this list is not semester-specific, it can be referenced during course selection each term. The majority of courses that have been offered recently appear here, however this list is not comprehensive. If you need information about a course that is not found here, email the undergraduate coordinator (anth-ugrad@sas.upenn.edu) to find out towards which major concentration(s) it may be counted.

ARCHAEOLOGY

ANTH001 Archaeology: Window To the Human Past
ANTH005 Great Transformations
ANTH006 The Prehistoric World
ANTH010 Archaeology and Technology
ANTH048 Ancient Threads: Textiles in Anthropology and Archaeology
ANTH055 Cultural Heritage, Politics, and War in the Middle East
ANTH103 Empires: From Akkad To America
ANTH108 Pastoral Nomadism
ANTH109 Anthropology of the Senses
ANTH110 Water in the Middle East Throughout History
ANTH111 Introduction To Mediterranean Archaeology
ANTH113 Archaeology of East Asia
ANTH121 Origin and Culture of Cities
ANTH122 Becoming Human
ANTH124 Archaeology and the Bible
ANTH127 The Material Past in a Digital World
ANTH128 Peopling Prehistory: the Archaeology of Native North America
ANTH133 Native Peoples and the Environment
ANTH139 Ancient Civilizations of the World
ANTH141 Public Policy, Museums, and the Ethics of Cultural Heritage
ANTH148 Food and Fire
ANTH151 Archaeology of American History: the Colonial Period
ANTH152 Archaeology of American History: the National Period
ANTH156 Early Shinto: Archaeology, Mythology, and Rituals
ANTH158 The Neolithic Revolution
ANTH170 Japanese Archaeology in the Penn Museum
ANTH200 The Achaemenid Empire
ANTH210 Death: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH219 Archaeology Field Project
ANTH220 Archaeology Lab Field Project
ANTH221 The Material World in Archaeological Science
ANTH230 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH235 Archaeology of Syria
ANTH236 Iraq: Ancient Cities and Empires
ANTH247 Archaeology Lab Field Project (Summer)
ANTH248 Food and Feasting: Archaeology of the Table
ANTH254 Archaeology of the Inca
ANTH258 Visualizing the Past
ANTH267 Living World in Archaeological Science
ANTH269 Ritual, Memory, Performance
ANTH271 Ancient Mexico and Central America
ANTH274 Introduction to Roman Archaeology
ANTH277 Colonial Objects, Commodities, and Bodies: Archaeology of Latin America Since 1492
ANTH285 Ancient Japanese Civilization
ANTH288 Myths, Fraud and Science in Archaeology
ANTH292 Bioarchaeology of the Peoples of the Past
ANTH311 Disasters in the Ancient World
ANTH319 Pottery and Archaeology
ANTH324 Domestic Life in Ancient Civilizations
ANTH331 Historical Ecology
ANTH346 GIS for the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
ANTH362 Introduction to Digital Archaeology
ANTH366 Archaeology and Science
ANTH367 Etruscan Art and Archaeology
ANTH415 Archaeology of Animals
ANTH419 Mining Archaeology
ANTH431 The Archaeology of Ancient Economies
ANTH433 Andean Archaeology
ANTH435 The Past Preserved: Conservation in Archaeology
ANTH440 Plants and Society
ANTH451 Historical Archaeology
ANTH454 Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data
ANTH511 Ethics, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
ANTH512 Experimental Lithic Technology
ANTH514 Petrography of Cultural Materials
ANTH527 Cultural Heritage and Conflict
ANTH533 Archaeobotany Seminar
ANTH539 Cultural Heritage and Cultural Policy
ANTH541 Cultural Heritage and Near Eastern Archaeology
ANTH549 Topics in Archaeological Method and Theory
ANTH552 Archaeometallurgy Seminar
ANTH556 Becoming a Professional Archaeologist
ANTH557 Archaeology of Landscapes
ANTH558 Monument, Memory, and Place in South Asia
ANTH564 Colonial Ecologies
ANTH593 Natural and Cultural Heritage in Global Perspective
ANTH598 Economics of Heritage

 

BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH003 Introduction To Human Evolution
ANTH006 The Prehistoric World
ANTH104 Sex and Human Nature
ANTH105 Human Adaptation
ANTH106 Anthropological Genetics
ANTH122 Becoming Human
ANTH143 Being Human: Biology, Culture, and Human Diversity
ANTH158 The Neolithic Revolution
ANTH207 Primate Behavior and Ecology
ANTH210 Death: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH230 Forensic Anthropology
ANTH244 Disease and Human Evolution
ANTH246 Molecular Anthropology
ANTH249 Evolutionary Medicine
ANTH292 Bioarchaeology of the Peoples of the Past
ANTH312 Health in Urban Communities
ANTH359 Nutritional Anthropology
ANTH404 Introduction to the Human Skeleton
ANTH404 Introduction to the Human Skeleton
ANTH407 Human Evolution
ANTH444 Human Growth and Development
ANTH447 Human Reproductive Ecology
ANTH454 Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data
ANTH458 Introduction to Paleopathology
ANTH478 Topics in Paleopathology
ANTH507 Primate Behavior and Ecology

 

CULTURAL/LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH002 Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
ANTH004 The Modern World and Its Cultural Background
ANTH012 Globalization and Its Historical Significance
ANTH022 World Musics and Cultures
ANTH026 Behind the Iron Curtain
ANTH037 Contemporary Native Americans
ANTH056 Seeing/Hearing Africa
ANTH060 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH063 East and West: A Hitchiker'S Guide To the Cultural History of the Modern World
ANTH082 Native American Literature
ANTH086 Desire and Demand
ANTH100 Topics In Anthropology and the Modern World
ANTH107 The City in South Asia
ANTH108 Pastoral Nomadism
ANTH109 Anthropology of the Senses
ANTH112 Sacred Stuff: Religious Bodies, Spaces, and Things
ANTH116 Caribbean Culture and Politics
ANTH118 Witchcraft and Possession
ANTH123 Communication and Culture
ANTH134 Making the Natural World: An Introduction To Political Ecology
ANTH138 Political Economy of Contemporary China
ANTH144 Economy and Culture in Contemporary China
ANTH149 Introduction To Native American and Indigenous Studies
ANTH153 Gifts, Commodities, and the Market: Anthropology of the Economy
ANTH154 Liquid Histories and Floating Archives
ANTH155 Globalization: Causes and Effects
ANTH157 Anthropology and the World's Fairs
ANTH160 Mythology and the Movies
ANTH165 Anthropology of Masculinity and the State
ANTH167 Understanding Globalization
ANTH169 Merchants, Saints, Slaves and Sojourners: the Worlds of the Indian Ocean
ANTH189 Islam and the West
ANTH190 Introduction To Africa
ANTH201 Doing Research: Qualitative Methods and Research Design
ANTH202 Nations, Nationalism and Politics
ANTH204 Theoretical Foundations
ANTH205 American Folklore
ANTH211 Religion & Ecology
ANTH213 Local Biologies
ANTH215 Cultural Politics of Latin America
ANTH218 Globalizing East Asia
ANTH227 Media in Africa
ANTH228 Chinese Culture and Society
ANTH231 Anthropology and Cinema
ANTH234 Pharmaceuticals and Global Health
ANTH238 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
ANTH241 Performing History
ANTH242 Music of South and Southeast Asia
ANTH252 Food Habits in Philadelphia Communities
ANTH253 Violence, Tolerance, and Freedom
ANTH255 Modern Southeast Asia
ANTH256 Caribbean Music and Diaspora
ANTH260 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH263 Music and Performance of Africa
ANTH266 Youth and Democracy in Africa
ANTH268 Anthropology of Museums
ANTH270 The Development of Anthropological Theory
ANTH273 Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH276 An Ethnographic Approach to Urban Athletics and Human Movement
ANTH282 A History of Films By and About Native Americans
ANTH294 Cities of the Future: Urbanization in the Global South
ANTH297 Nature Culture Environmentalism: Urban Water
ANTH303 Research Methods in Social Anthropology
ANTH305 Anthropology and Policy
ANTH306 Law, Cultural Meaning, and Power
ANTH307 Contemporary Native Americans
ANTH308 Ethnohistory of the Native Northeast
ANTH309 Psychoanalysis and Anthropology
ANTH312 Health in Urban Communities
ANTH316 Anthropology of Global Labor
ANTH317 Politics of Matter
ANTH318 Anthropology and Praxis
ANTH320 Urban Ethnography: Documenting the City of Brotherly Love
ANTH328 Performing Culture
ANTH329 Psychoanalytic and Anthropological Perspectives On Childhood
ANTH332 Medicine and the Language of Pain
ANTH334 Feminist Ethnography
ANTH335 Global Food Security For Ten Billion
ANTH337 Applying Anthropology Methods in Policy and Practice
ANTH340 Native American Art
ANTH342 Dress and Fashion in Afrca
ANTH346 GIS for the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
ANTH347 Anthropology of Corporations
ANTH355 Mapping For Social Justice
ANTH359 Nutritional Anthropology
ANTH361 Global Food Security
ANTH386 Culture, Consumption, and Production in the Global Marketplace
ANTH391 Multi-Modal Ethnography - Anthropology Beyond Text
ANTH394 NGOs and Humanitarianism
ANTH402 Applied Research Skills in Global Community Health
ANTH403 Field Experience in Global Community Health
ANTH409 Topics in Native American Literature
ANTH420 Nations, Nationalism, and Politics
ANTH426 Anthropology and Public Health
ANTH429 Anthropology of the Environment
ANTH438 The Anthropology of Risk Perception in Health
ANTH441 Cross Cultural Approaches to Health and Illness
ANTH461 Global Food Security
ANTH461 Global Food Security
ANTH483 Interfaith Action
ANTH516 Public Interest Workshop
ANTH518 Anthropology and Praxis
ANTH528 Performing Culture: Native American Arts
ANTH532 Theory in Medical Anthropology
ANTH534 Politics of Sexuality
ANTH537 The Anthropology of Bits and Bytes: Digital Media in Global Perspective
ANTH543 Public Environmental Humanities
ANTH545 The Anthropology of Nostalgia and Memory
ANTH546 Global Citizenship
ANTH547 Anthropology and Education
ANTH551 Experimental Ethnography
ANTH554 Truth, Politics, Ethics: An Anthropological Seminar
ANTH558 Monument, Memory, and Place in South Asia
ANTH564 Colonial Ecologies
ANTH574 The Lives of Infrastructure: Politics and Technics in the Anthropocene
ANTH581 Digital Humanities and the Environment
ANTH585 History of Anthropology
ANTH586 Desire and Demand
ANTH586 Ethnographic Filmmaking
ANTH587 Race, Nation, Empire
ANTH591 Multi-Modal Ethnography - Anthropology Beyond Text

 

MEDICAL  ANTHROPOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH

ANTH012 Globalization and Its Historical Significance
ANTH060 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH086 Desire and Demand
ANTH159 Population and Public Health in Eastern Europe
ANTH190 Introduction To Africa
ANTH210 Death: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH213 Local Biologies
ANTH234 Pharmaceuticals and Global Health
ANTH238 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
ANTH244 Disease and Human Evolution
ANTH252 Food Habits in Philadelphia Communities
ANTH260 Cultures of Science and Technology
ANTH273 Global Health: Anthropological Perspectives
ANTH309 Psychoanalysis and Anthropology
ANTH312 Health in Urban Communities
ANTH318 Anthropology and Praxis
ANTH329 Psychoanalytic and Anthropological Perspectives On Childhood
ANTH332 Medicine and the Language of Pain
ANTH334 Feminist Ethnography
ANTH337 Applying Anthropology Methods in Policy and Practice
ANTH359 Nutritional Anthropology
ANTH386 Culture, Consumption, and Production in the Global Marketplace
ANTH402 Applied Research Skills in Global Community Health
ANTH403 Field Experience in Global Community Health
ANTH426 Anthropology and Public Health
ANTH438 The Anthropology of Risk Perception in Health
ANTH441 Cross Cultural Approaches to Health and Illness
ANTH444 Human Growth and Development
ANTH532 Theory in Medical Anthropology


Additionally, the following courses are pre-approved to count toward the Medical Anthropology major concentration non-ANTH electives ONLY (i.e., they do not count toward the Anthropology minor or other Anthropology major concentrations.)
 

HSOC102 Bioethics
HSOC145 Comparative Medicine
HSOC216 Gender and Health
HSOC275 Medical Sociology
HSOC332 Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality
HSOC334 Birth Culture and Medical Technology
HSOC335 Healthy Schools
HSOC430 Disease and Society
URBS010 Homelessness and Urban Inequality
BIOL221 Molecular Biology and Genetics
BIOL422 Genomics of Human Disease and Evolution
BIOL477 The Science and Art of Biotechnology
HCMG204 Comparative Health Care Systems
BIOE401 Introduction to Bioethics
RELS267 Food and Religion
STSC168 Environment and Society
GSWS002 Gender and Society