12 Credits for 20 Students. Coordinator: Jennifer Campbell
**Resides in First-Year Experience, Bowman West.
Want to learn more about what it means to be human? Why some cultures are so different from your own? How your cultural experiences shape the world around you? At SUNY Potsdam you can explore these questions and many more through courses in Anthropology and its adjacent fields. This FIG will introduce you to cultural anthropology; a diverse sub-discipline where we study the Human condition.
91213 ANTH 130 The Native Americans 3 Cr. MW 2-3:15 p.m. Stebbins, S.
A general survey class which examines Native American societies of North America. The diversity of Native American societies is studied from an anthropological perspective that includes language, kinship, political economy, oral tradition and religious belief both historically and currently. Satisfies General Education XC requirements.
91946 ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology-LEC 3 Cr. TuTh 12:30-1:45 p.m. Campbell, J.
90566 ANTH 202 Cultural Anthropology-LAB 1 Cr. F 10-11:50 a.m. Staff
A survey of the subdiscipline of anthropology that uses the concept of culture to interpret human history and behavior in all societies and at all times. Introduction to the various research methods of cultural anthropology. Emphasis is placed on the application of social and cultural concepts when analyzing behavior. The lab component of the course will give students training in a number of ethnographic data collection and analysis techniques commonly used by cultural anthropologists. Labs will include informal and semi-structured interviews, ethno-semantic domains, genealogy, survey design, archival research, social networks, comparative analysis, and fieldwork ethics. Satisfies General Education XC requirement.
91985 ARTS 120 Color and Design 4 Cr. TuTh 1-3:50 p.m. Heaseler, B.
Provides both art and non-art majors with hands-on experience in color and design. Introduces the basic visual elements and design principles used in art making including areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Theoretical, critical and historical issues of art making addressed through group critique and slide presentation of both historical and contemporary art work. Studio Lab Fee - $50.00 assessed by Student Accounts. Satisfies General Education AE requirement.
90303 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. Th 2-2:50 p.m. Langstaff, S.
A one-credit course meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the FIG’s theme.