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III. Policies: Anthropology

I. Purpose:
The collections in anthropology support the teaching and research needs of students and faculty.  Emphasis is on acquiring recently published material to support teaching and research needs of the Department of Anthropology.

A. Curricular emphasis:
Anthropology instruction in the three major subdivisions of the discipline – socio-cultural and biological anthropology and archaeology- at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

 

B. Research emphasis:
Socio-cultural anthropology: Theory, kinship, pastoralism, natural resource usage, gender, geographic concentrations on Latin America, South Asia, Himalaya, East Africa and Native North America.

Biological anthropology: Nutrition, ecology, primates, early human ancestors, paleobiology of earliest primates and mummies.

Archaeology: American southwest and great plains and Mesoamerica.

 

C. Level of Degrees granted:
BA, MA, PhD

 

D. Special Studies Programs:
Graduate Certificate programs in Applied Behavioral Science, Environmental Policy, Museology, Women’s Studies and Development Studies; Dual MA/MBA Program; CLASP (Culture, Language and Social Practice).

 

E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Virtually all subjects in the arts and sciences.

 

F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:
Institute for Behavioral Science, Center for Ethnicity and Race in America, Center for the Humanities and Art.

 

G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Heavy interlibrary loan usage of the collection.

 

H. Other Considerations:
The Libraries owns a complete collection, in paper, microfiche and online, of the Human Relations Area Files, a major source for cross-cultural research.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
Approval plan through North American Blackwell, select firm orders via various vendors, special orders for faculty and students per request.  Gift materials accepted based on needs of collection. 

 

B. Languages:
Primarily English, some Spanish for Latin America.

 

C. Chronological Guidelines:
All time periods.

 

D. Geographical Guidelines:
No area excluded, but concentration on research interests noted above.

 

E. Treatment of Subject:
Undergraduate and graduate materials, with a heavy emphasis on scholarly/academic publications that support the curricular and research needs of the Department.

 

F. Types of Materials:
Monographs, periodicals, reference works, electronic resources and audio-visual materials.

 

G. Date of Publication:
Emphasis on current publications.

 

H. Other General Considerations:
Materials generally housed in Norlin stacks.  Older materials may be in offsite storage (PASCAL).

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

CB3-482 History of Civilization

CC Archaeology

D – F  All ethnographies area classed by geographical location.

Subclass GN

GN1-890 Anthropology

GN49-298 Physical Anthropology

GN51-59 Anthropometry

GN62.8-265 Human Variation

GN262-279 Race (general)

GN281-289 Human Evolution

GN296-296.5 Medical Anthropology

GN301-674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology

GN357-367 Cultural Processes

GN378-396 Collected Ethnographies

GN397-397.7 Applied Anthropology

GN406-517 Cultural traits, customs and institutions

GN406-442 Technology

GN448-450.8 Economic Anthropology

GN451-477.7 Intellectual Life

GN478-491.7 Social Organization

GN492-495.2 Political Organization

GN495.4-498 Groups, Ethnocentrism

GN502-517 Psychological Anthropology

GN537-674 Ethnic Groups and Races

GN700-890 Prehistoric Archaeology

GT1-7070  Manners and Customs

QH359-425 Evolution

QH540-549.5 Ecology