Anthropology Courses

Fall 2024 Course Descriptions (coming soon)

*courses subject to change at any time (2/28/2024)

Undergraduate 100-500 Level

**Courses are subject to change at any time.                          

                 Fall 2024 as of 2/28/24 (subject to change)  Descriptions Here      

      100 Level   
103 Human Origins and VariationMWSievertBS
104 Culture, Society and PeopleMWTBASB DG
105 Language, Culture and CommunicationMWArnoldBS
150 Ancient Civilizations MWPacygaHS DG
         200 Level   
208 Human EcologyTuThReedy SB DG
212 Science Technology and SocietyMWCaverlySB DG
215 Forensics: Myth and Reality (separate Lab)MWPerez 
269 North American ArchaeologyTuThStewartHS DU
290STA Emerging DiseasesTuThDisotell 
290STB  Language and HealthTuThArnold 
        300 | 400 | 500 Level   
317 Primate Behavior                         MWWilsonBS
320 Skeleton Keys: Research MethodsWedReedy 
326 Historical ArchaeologyTuThStewart 
360 Methods in Linguistic AnthropologyMWArnold 
364 Problems in AnthropologyTuThJohnsonJYW
390ST ArchaeobotanyTuThPacyga 
394EI Evolutionary MedicineMWSievertIE
415 Women's Health Across the Life CourseTuThDorsey 
416 Primate EvolutionTuThDisotell 
494BI Global Bodies (canceled 4/5/24)TuThKrauseIE


Graduate 500-899 Level
500 | 600 Level   
510 Adv. Research Methods Bio-Medical AnthropologyTueDorsey
546 Critical Knowledge PracticesWedSandler
590STA Critical Race TheoryTuThJohnson
600 ProSeminar: Intro to Anthropology (new Anthro grads)MonHolt
603 Community-Based Research T/MWedAulino
639 Ethnographic Data Analysis (canceled 4/5/24)                ThuKrause
682 Quantitative Methods in AnthropologyMonKamilar
699 Masters 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.

Fall 2024
Anthro 100 Human Nature (Gen.Ed. SB DG) 4 Credits
Day/Time: TuTh 1:00-2:15
Instructor: Sofiya Shreyer

Anthro 104  Culture Society and People   (Gen.Ed.  SB DG)  4 Credits
Day/Time: TuTh 11:30-12:45  
Instructor: Volha Verbilovich

Anthro 150 Ancient Civilizations (Gen. Ed. (HS DG) 4 credits
Day/Time: MW 4:00-5:15
Instructor: Tabitha Dorshorst


CHC/Honors Courses

Commonwealth Honors Program (CHC

Fall 2024
Anthro 102H Intro to Archaeology: Human Past and Present (Gen.Ed. SB DG)
Day/Time: TuTh 2:30-3:45
Instructor: Anna Antoniuo

Anthro 150H  Ancient Civilizations (Gen. Ed.  HS DG)  4 credits
Day/time: MW 2:30-3:45
Instructor: Johanna Pacyga

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.

Spring 2024: (updating Fall soon)

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