The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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 2021 Course descriptions coming soon

Undergraduate 100-500 Level

Courses are subject to change at any time.                           

                  Fall 2021 Schedule as of March 10, 2021                 

103 Human Origins & VariationTuThDisotellBS
104 Culture, Society & People    MWShearSB DG
105 Language, Culture & CommunicationMWTBASB DG
150 Ancient CivilizationsMWJohnsonHS DG
200 Level   
205 Power & Inequality in the U.S.MWSandlerSB DU
208 Human EcologyTuTh JohnsonSB DG
212/297 Science, Technology & CultureMWCaverly 
215/297MR Forensics: Myth & RealityMWPerez 
224 Hip-Hop CulturesTuThBattle-Baptiste 
269 North American ArchaeologyTuThStewartHS DU
271 Human EvolutionTuThHolt 
297ED Emerging DiseasesTuThDisotell 
300 | 400 | 500 Level   
320 Skeleton Keys: Research MethodsWedHolt 
340 Other Economies are Possible!TuThShear 
360 Methods in Linguistic AnthropologyTuThTBA 
364 Problems in AnthropologyMWWalker JohnsonJYW
386 Critical Pedagogy and Academic Peer FacilitationTueSandler 
394EI Evolutionary MedicineMWSievertIE
397BP Biology of PovertyTuThLeatherman 
415/497: Women's Health Across the Life CourseTuThDorsey 
494BI Global BodiesTuThKrauseIE
494CI Comics, Cartoons and Communicating AnthropologyTuThAtalay 
499C Honors Capstone: Conquest By Law 
(CHC Students & Application)
546 Critical Knowledge PracticeMonSandler 
597CR Critical Race TheoryTuWalker Johnson 


Graduate 500-899 Level
500 Level   
546 Critical Knowledge PracticesMonSandler
597CR Critical Race Theory  TueWalker Johnson
600 Level   
600 Proseminar: Intro to Anthropology (new grads)TueHemment
653 Indigenous Theory & MethodsMonAtalay
697ED Ethnographic Data WedKrause
697EQ Inequality & Health: Critical Biocultural ApproachesThuLeatherman
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) provides UMass Amherst students with the opportunity to participate in a variety of rewarding academic and social experiences.
FALL 2021    
Anthro 100  Human Nature  (Gen.Ed. SB DG) 4 Credits
Day/Time: TuTh  
Instructor: Andrew Zamora

CHC/Honors Courses

Commonwealth Honors Program (CHC

Fall 2021
Anthro 103H Human Origins and Variation   (Gen. Ed.  BS)  4 credits
TuTh   2:30-3:45
Instructor: Todd Disotell

499C: Senior Capstone: Conquest By Law Part 1
(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.

Fall 2021:

Anthro 100  Human Nature4 crSB DG
Anthro 103  Human Origins & Variation4 crBS
Anthro 104  Culture Society & People4 crSB DG
Anthro 150  Ancient Civilizations4 crHS DG
Anthro 258  Food & Culture4 crSB DG
Anthro 270  North American Indians4 crSB DU
Anthro 275  Dragons Around the World4 crSB DG
Anthro 312  Medical Anthropology4 cr