The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Anthropology Courses

Fall 2022 Course Descriptions Link*

*courses subject to change at any time (4/8/22)

Undergraduate 100-500 Level

Courses are subject to change at any time.                           

                 Fall 2022 Courses as of April 4, 2022              

      100 Level   
103 Human Origins and VariationsMWHoltBS
104 Culture, Society and PeopleMWShearSB DG
105 Language, Culture & Communication                       MWArnoldSB DG
150 Ancient CivilizationsMWStewartHS DG
         200 Level   
205 Inequality and Power in the U.S.MW SB DU
208 Human EcologyTuTh PerezSB DG
212 Science, Technology and SocietyMWCaverlySB DG
215 Forensics: Myth and RealityMWPerez 
230 Race and the American MuseumTuThBattle-Baptiste 
236 Games, Culture and PowerTuThHarperSB DG
269 North American ArchaeologyTuThStewartHS DU
273 People and Pathogens:  Intro to Disease Ecology                          TuThDorsey          SI DG
297ED Emerging DiseasesTuThDisotell 
        300 | 400 | 500 Level   
317 Primate BehaviorMWKamilarBS
320 Skeleton Keys: Research MethodsWedHolt 
326 Historical Archaeology (canceled until SP 23)TuThStewart 
364 Problems in AnthropologyTuThKrauseJYW
386 Critical Pedagogy & Academic Peer Facilitation (By Perm)TuSandler 
394EI Evolutionary MedicineMWFLeidy SievertIE
397J The Archaeology of Us (canceled offer in Spring 2023)   
398A Practicum: Archaeology LabTBAJohnson 
415 Women's Health Across the Life CourseTuThDorsey 
494PI Political EcologyTuThShearIE
497DK CARE: Doing, Knowing, BeingTueAulino/Arnold 
499C Honors Capstone: Conquest By Law (part 1)
(CHC Students & Application)


Graduate 500-899 Level
600 Level   
546 Critical Knowledge Practices: Teaching, Research, Movements (Permission Required)WedSandler
597EG Evolutionary GeneticsTueDisotell
600 Proseminar: Intro to Anthropology
(Incoming Grads)
603 Community Based ResearchWedSandler
697CC Writing EthnographyThuKrause
697DK CARE: Doing, Knowing, BeingTueArnold/Aulino
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.

Fall 2022    
Anthro 100  Human Nature   (Gen.Ed.  SB DG)  4 Credits
Day/Time: TBD   
Instructor: Catie Kitrinos

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

Anthro 150  Ancient Civilizations  (Gen.Ed.  HS DU)  4 Credits
Day/Time: TBD  
Instructor: Kay Mattena

CHC/Honors Courses

Commonwealth Honors Program (CHC

Fall 2022
Anthro 150H Ancient Civilizations  (Gen. Ed.  HS DG)  4 credits
TuTh   2:30-3:45
Instructor: Sarah Reedy

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 2022:

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 and Culture4 crSB DG
Anthro 270  North American Indians4 crSB DU
Anthro 312 Medical Anthropology4 cr