Programs of Study

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
New and Upcoming Courses and Formats

ANT 220 -- Cultural Anthropology, Sec 300 (see flyer)

Cultural anthropology is a social science discipline that studies the human condition by investigating the layers of cultural complexity around the world, both primitive and modern. By asking critical questions, students will be led to a greater understanding of key variables that define their and other peoples’ worldviews. Variables important to this comparative and analytical exploration and appreciation of cultural complexity and diversity include the following: beliefs, behaviors, tradition, meaning, kinship, sexuality, etc. We will explore these variables through readings, examples, and discussion fueled by open-minded tolerance and appreciation of all kinds of peoples.

Instructor will be R. Jeannine Windham (

HIS 201 -- Hands-on History, Sec 300 (see flyer)

Are you tired of boring history classes? While this course covers all of the material typically explored in a survey of early American history, it will also provide students with a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge that can only be obtained through hands-on history. Several times during the semester, students will abandon the classroom for Constitution Village Living History Museum where students will enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of history.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Thrasher at or 256-306-2760

POL 200 -- Introduction to Political Science, Sec 100 (see flyer)

Everything you wanted to know about politics, especially during this election year!

  • Basic political processes institutions of organized political systems
  • State government
  • Law
  • Ideology
  • Organized political influences
  • Governmental bureaucracy
  • Problems in political democracy
  • International politics
Class will meet on Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Kinney at or 256-306-2748