Anthropology/Archeology (ATR)

ATR 120 Introduction to Anthropology, ATR 210 General Prehistoric Archeology, ATR 220 Cultural Anthropology, and ATR 250 Human Evolution fulfill the behavioral sciences requirement for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, and Associate in Engineering degrees. 

All ATR courses numbered 100 and above may be used to fulfill the behavioral science requirements for the Associate in Liberal Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

All ATR courses numbered 100 and above may also be applied to the major field and electives requirement in the AA and AS degrees.

Selected archeology classes and archeological digs are sponsored in cooperation with Midwest Archeological Services.

ATR 120 Introduction to Anthropology (3)(3,0)

This course introduces the student to the four subfields of anthropology: biological (physical) anthropology, cultural anthropology, archeology and anthropoligical linguistics. The fundamental theme uniting the subfields is the search for understanding human diversity and the central role that culture plays in human society. The relationship between human biology and human culture is explored, as well as the variation that exists in human societies of all types. Major topics are: evolution of modern humans, our ecological adaptations, social organization and global relationships. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S1 900N Proficiency Credit Available (3 C) Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ATR 210 General Prehistoric Archeology (3)(3,0)

An in-depth exposure to the concepts, principles, and methods employed by archeologists and cultural anthropologists in the reconstruction of culture history and prehistory. Illustrations from world prehistory will be used to establish familiarity with sequences of cultural development that have been learned through archeological analysis. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S1 903 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Spring and Summer

ATR 220 Cultural Anthropology (3)(3,0)

This course introduces students to the diversity of human culture and presents a framework for understanding its differences. Culture, as the adaptive mechanism which provides for survival of the human species, is presented as an ever-changing expression of human values, behavior and social organization. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S1 901N Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ATR 230 Field Archeology (1-3)(1,6)

The course will introduce students to methods of archeological excavation and survey of prehistoric and historic sites. Students will also explore mapping procedures as they identify and document basic artifacts discovered at the field site. Throughout the course, students will explore Midwest cultural history as they situate the artifacts within the proper time period/context. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Summer

ATR 235 Laboratory Methods in Archeology (1-3)(1,6)

In this class, students will be introduced to the post-excavation phases of archeological research. Classes of artifacts and debris will be discussed. Methods and theories concerning their analysis will be examined in an historical perspective. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to work with actual material from archeological sites. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ATR 230

Semester(s) Offered: Summer

ATR 240 Topics in Anthropology (3)(3,0)

The course is designed to accommodate a wide range of special topics in anthropology. Course topics will focus on specific geographical areas, theoretical scopes, thematic concentrations and/or specific problems in archeology, cultural anthropology or biological anthropology and develop them in greater detail than would be possible as part of other courses. Repeatable to 12 credits. (1.1) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $456 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: ATR 120 or consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ATR 250 Human Evolution (3)(3,0)

Human evolution introduces students to the basics of evolutionary theory in both its historical and contemporary contexts as well as the role of genetics in increasing variation in nature including how closely related humans are to other primates. Several topics will be examined including evidence illustrating how the environment and technology have interacted with biological makeup to change the course of human history and changes and adaptations in modern human populations. (1.1) Fulfills the ECC/IAI General Education/Behavioral Sciences requirement. IAI Course Number: S1 902 Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $396 (effective 2019/20 academic year)

In-district tuition is subject to change based on Board approval (https://elgin.edu/pay-for-college/tuition-fees/).

Prerequisite: Reading: Grade of C or better in RDG 091 or LTC 099, or satisfaction of other placement criteria. Writing: Grade of C or better in ENG 098 or LTC 099 or satisfaction of other placement criteria.+

Semester(s) Offered: Fall and Spring