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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ANTH 254
Language And Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Focuses on the main areas of intersection between language and culture. Topics may include: animal communication systems; primate language studies, the evolution of language; linguistic diversity; lingui,stic relativity (a.k.a. the Sapir/Whorf hypothesis); language and identity; language and gender; and the ethnography of speaking. From an examination of such topics students will learn to see how people use language to create and maintain their cult,ures, and to recognize the ways in which language itself influences human thought and behavior.|
ANTH 262
Intro To Eng Lang
Deals generally with the nature of language and specifically with the grammatical structures of modern English, its regional and social varieties, and certain highlights of its historical development. Each semester.|
ANTH 300
Lab Meth In Archaeology
Provides a hands-on overview of the major analytical methods in archaeology and a basic understanding of both the practical application of standard methodologies, and the questions archaeologists address. Prerequisite: ANTH 211. Alternate years.|
ANTH 315
Ending Poverty
Introduces the field of development anthropology, including its applied aspects. Explores the history of development theory; models of cultural change; contemporary issues of poverty and globalization; models of program design. Provides students wi,th a practical background in project design, assessment, and management. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Alternate years|
ANTH 352
Topics In Folklore
Provides intense study of one or more aspects of folklore study. Focuses on one or more folk groups, a particular folk genre, folklore and popular culture, or folklore and literature. Offers students a fieldwork experience-collection, transcription,,classification-and methods of analysis of oral traditions. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
ANTH 357
Aztec, Inca, & Their Ancestors
Surveys Indian cultures from the beginnings in the Late Pleistocene to the coming of the Conquistadors. Emphasizes cultural developments, the rise of states, native agriculture, and the development of arts and crafts, including architecture and cerem,onial art. No prerequisite. Every second year.|
ANTH 358
World Prehistory
This course covers the cultural development of humanking from the Lower Paleolithic to the beginnings of urbanism in the Bronze and Iron Age. The course examines human development in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the New World; draws comparisons beween,cultures; studies the diffusion of cultural traits; and summarizes recent developments in research. No prerequisite. Every second year.|
ANTH 361
Witchcraft, Magic, Rel
Provides cross cultural comparative analysis of human environment with the supernatural. Explores the role of religion and theories dealing with the nature and function of various aspects of supernaturalism from an anthropological perspective. No pre,requisite. Every second year.|
ANTH 362
Hist and Meth of Anth
Provides a general overview of the history of anthropology as an academic discipline, combined with a survey of anthropological theory and research methods. Alternative years. Anth 211 plus at least 3 additional credits in anthropology, or permission, of instructor.|
ANTH 364
American Voices
Provides an introduction to American dialectology and sociolinguistics. Emphasizes the great diversity and vitality of American English. Covers the causes and mechanisms of linguistic changes, the role of language differences in society, and the rele,vance of dialectology to language teaching. Pays special attention to the regional speech patterns of Pennsylvania. No prerequisite. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
ANTH 366
Race & Ethnic Relations
Background of racial and ethnic identity. Examines contemporary aspects of inter-ethnic and inter-racial group relations. Considers proposals for alleviating and resolving problems and their implications. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the in,structor. Once annually.|
ANTH 374
Research Seminar In Anth
Investigates how to research, write, and present a substantive anthropological project. Each student will work on an individualized project by developing a research design, performing background research, collecting and analyzing data, and writing a, formal paper that will be presented in class. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. Spring, alternate years|
ANTH 375
Archaeological Field Sch
Provides undergraduates with a practical and technical background in modern archaeological research. Includes an introduction to cultural contexts. Covers all phases of field investigation, including site reconnaissance, site survey and testing, site, mapping, controlled excavation, specimen recovery techniques, and information regarding procedures. Includes laboratory methods such as catalog and preservation procedures.|
ANTH 376
Adv Arch Field School
Provides students with additional training in archaeological field methods. Students obtain supervisory skills and experience in site interpretation and report writing. Students will also learn applied archaeological (Cultural Resources Management), field techniques. ANTH 376 is offered concurrently with ANTH 375. Prerequisite: ANTH 375.|
ANTH 380
Language And Culture
An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Focuses on the main areas of intersection between language and culture. Topics may include: animal communication systems; primate language studies; the evolution of language; linguistic diversity; linguis,tic relativity (a.k.a. the Sapir/Whorf Hypothesis); language endangerment and revival; nonverbal communication; linguistic field methods; ethnopoetics; sociolinguistics; language and identity; language and gender; and the ethnography of speaking. Fr,om an examination of such topics, students will learn to see how people use language to create and maintain their cultures, and to recognize the ways in which language itself influences human thought and behavior.|
ANTH 400
Individual Research
Allows students to develop their approach to a specific problem, by conducting individual research defined in conference with the instructor. Regular sessions with the faculty member in charge evaluate the progress of the work and chart its direction,. Students expected to acquire research techniques in dealing with their topics. All branches of anthropology may be used to select a topic. Credit and grades will be given only if the project (term paper, survey, investigation, etc.) has been comple,ted to the satisfaction of the project advisor and the departmental chair. Prerequisite: ANTH 211. On demand.|
ANTH 425
Field School Cultural Anth
Provides students with field experience in cultural anthropology. Emphasizes practical, first-hand experience of ethnographic fieldwork. Focus is on research design, qualitative methodology, and communication results of research. Prerequisite: At, least 6 credits in anthropology, or permission of instructor.|
ANTH 426
Spec Topics Biol Anth & Arch
Focuses on a single topic of interest in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. Course content varies. Topic will be announced in advance. Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or permission of instructor.|
ANTH 427
Special Topics In Cult Anth
Focuses on a single topic of interest in cultural and/or linguistic anthropology. Course content varies. Topic will be announced in advance. Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or permission of instructor.|
ANTH 457
Intro To Linguistics
Presents key concepts and basic analytical procedures common to many contemporary linguistics theories. Covers phonetics and phonology, morphology, and syntax in detail. Analyzes the integration of these sub-systems in the overall design of a generat,ive grammar. Prerequisite: ANTH/ENG 262. Fall, annually.|
APT 299
Applied Tech Field Training
Performance-oriented field training in technical fields using industrial machines and computers. Includes math and blueprint skills, sufficient to operate various complex machine, tooling or computer equipment. Analyzes and troubleshoots the proble,ms of production. Emphasis is on developing student competency in equipment operation and troubleshooting. Credit only for students enrolled in the AAS-IT degree.|
APT 301
Issues in Applied Technology
This capstone course to the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology degree will prepare students for the career opportunities that exist upon graduation. Students will apply extensive technical writing and oral presentations to practic,al applications that exist in the workplace. Research in the field of industrial technology will take place, along with research into career development and job procurement. Problem solving activites related to industrial situations will be present,ed and analyzed, as well as current topics in industrial technology. Offered Each semester.|
ART 121
Foundation Drawing
Develops the drawing skills of students. Emphasizes observation, analysis, basic pictorial composition, and spatial organization. Students draw primarily from direct observation, exploring a variety of drawing media, processes, and attitudes. Require,d of all art majors. Each semester.|
ART 124
Digital Art Foundations
This course will introduce students to basic computer software and hardware related to the creation, documentation, and presentation of art. The course looks at digital media as an investigative and creative tool in art and design, and as a method of, communication. Topics and programs covered include, but are not limited to, digital photography, scanning, Photoshop, and PowerPoint. Fall and Spring semesters annually|
ART 125
Color And Design
A study of two-dimensional design concepts and their applications. Emphasizes the principles and elements of design. Required of all art majors. Fall Semester and on demand.|
ART 126
3-D Design
Explores three-dimensional design forms to gain a deeper understanding of the elements and principles of design. Required of all art majors. Spring Semester.|
ART 190
Teach Art Elem Grades
Analyzes the place of art in the elementary school curriculum, and provides the skills and knowledge needed to teach art. Develops classroom planning, presentation, motivation methods, and lesson plans in workshops or actual teaching situations. Each, semester.|
ART 218
Intro To Hist Of Photography
Surveys the history of photography from 1827 to the present. Developments in photographic processes, styles and movements in photography, and the work of individual photographers will be covered. This class is aimed at art students and also at stud,ents from a variety of disciplines who are interested in art, history, or modes of visual representation.|
ART 222
Drawing Concepts
Continues exploration of a variety of drawing media and techniques in order to solve more complex pictorial and spatial problems. Encourages development of individualized responses. Offered concurrently with ART 121. Prerequisites: ART 121, 122. Each, semester.|
ART 223
Figure Drawing II
Continues exploring the figure and its expressive potential. In-depth analysis of anatomy, including musculature and surface features. Expanded media and problem solving. Offered concurrently with ART 122. Prerequisites: ART 121, 122. Spring Semester,.|