As a part of our mission, the AAS-SAU Research Station staff teaches anthropology and anthropology-related courses at Southern Arkansas University. Additionally, we also work with graduate students in the Anthropology Department of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and other institutions on research projects in the region. Dr. Drexler teaches at SAU in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences–two courses in the spring semester, an archeological field school during occasional summer semesters, and occasional independent studies geared to student interests. These courses include…
- The North American Indian: ANTH 3143/SOC 3143/HIST 3143
- Every Spring semester. The archeology, ethnology, and history of North American Indians from the time of their arrival on this continent to the present century.
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: ANTH 1003/SOC 1003
- Every Spring semester. An introduction to anthropology, the study of culture and man in all times and all places. Major topics are the concept of culture and various aspects of culture such as language, social organization, economy, technology, and religion as they appear in traditional and modern societies.
- Advanced Topics in Anthropology: ANTH 4133/4233
- On demand. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of department chair and instructor. Special topics in anthropology as chosen by the faculty. Past topics include “Anthropology of Popular Culture” and “Arkansas Archeology.”
- Geographic Information Systems: SCI 3003
- Occasionally. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair and instructor. Any discipline that involves fieldwork, from biology to archaeology to sociology to agricultural science will benefit from the ability to map data in two and three dimensional space using geographic information systems.
Past courses taught here include:
- Research Methods: SOC 3153/CRJU 3153/PSYC 3153
- Occasionally. Prerequisite: SOC 3183. A study of statistical methods, basic experimental procedures and designs, laboratory apparatus, and the treatment of experimental data.
- World Archeology