Graduate Courses

Anthropology offers a variety of graduate-level courses across the subfields every semester.
Please see the link below for courses being offered in Spring 2024 

Undergraduate 100-500 Level

Courses are subject to change at any time.                          

                 Spring 2024 as of October 24, 2023 (subject to change)  Descriptions Here        

      100 Level   
101 Biology, Culture, and the Human ExperienceMW


102 Intro to Archaeology: Humans Past and PresentMWStoneSB DG
103  Human Origins and VariationMWDisotellBS
104  Culture, Society and PeopleMWTBAHS DG
         200 Level   
210   Economies and CulturesTuThKrauseSB DG
216 Human Anatomy (with separate Lab)TuThHolt 
225 Race, Culture, and EducationTuThWalker JohnsonSB DG
269 North American ArchaeologyTuThPacygaHS DU
281 Stats in Anthropology Using RMWKamilarR2
290STB  Language and HealthTuThArnold 
        300 | 400 | 500 Level   
305 Human Growth and Development                           MWSievert 
337 Archaeology of MesoAmericaTuThPerez 
341 Building Solidarity EconomiesTuThShear 
364 Problems in AnthropologyTuThDorseyJYW
372 Human Biological VariationMWDisotell 
380 Grassroots Community Organizing (by permission)ThursdaySandler 
381 Leadership and Activism (by permission)Mon.Sandler 
390M Making Plants WorldTuThPacyga 
395M Gender, Nation, and Body PoliticsTuThWalker Johnson 
494CI Comics, Cartoons and Communicating AnthropologyTuThCouchIE
494PI Political EcologyMWStewartIE


Graduate 500-899 Level
500 | 600 Level   
578 Theory & Method in Archaeology                                                 TueStewart
602 Community Based MethodsFriSandler
654 Comics, Cartoons and Communicating AnthropologyTuThCouch
804 Research in Cultural anthro-proposal writing(tentative)MonHemment
691A Proseminar in Linguistic AnthropologyTueArnold
699   MA Thesis Credits                      
700/800 Level   
899  Dissertation Credits  

* 600, 700, and 800 Level Independent studies and Research offered, please contact individual faculty.


RAP (Residential Academic Programs)

Residential Academic Programs (RAP) provide UMass Amherst students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of rewarding academic and social experiences.

Spring 2024

Anthro 104  Culture Society and People   (Gen.Ed.  SB DG)  4 Credits
Day/Time: TBD  
Instructor: Volha Verbilovich

CHC/Honors Courses

Commonwealth Honors Program (CHC

Spring 2024
Anthro 102H  Intro to Archaeology: Humans Past and Present (Gen. Ed.  SB DG)  4 credits
Day/time: MW 2:30-3:45
Instructor: Pamela Stone

499D: Senior Capstone: Conquest By Law Part 2
(enrollment by Instructor permission)
TuTh 10:00-11:15
Instructor: Kathleen Brown-Perez

UWW/CPE On-Line Courses

A variety of on-line courses in Anthropology are offered through the University Without Walls (UWW) program during Fall, Winter Intersession, Spring, and Summer.

Spring 2024:

Anthro 100  Human Nature4 crSB DG
Anthro 103 Human Origins and Variation4 crBS
Anthro 104 Culture, Society & People4 crSB DG
Anthro 106 Culture through Film4 crSB DG
Anthro 150  Ancient Civilizations4 crHS DG
Anthro 208 Human Ecology4 crSB DG
Anthro 270 North American Indians4 crSB DU
Anthro 330 Anthropology of Childhood4 crSB DG