Jeremy W. Pye






















Courses for which I have been an Instructor or Teaching Assistant

Human Sexuality and Culture (ANT2301) (Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2011)

This course examines human sexuality from an anthropological point of view. The hallmark of anthropology is its emphasis on both the biological and cultural dimensions of what it means to be human. That perspective enriches our understanding of human sexuality, because it encourages us to examine a wide range of human sexual experiences across cultures and over the evolutionary history of our species. This course applies this broad perspective to consider the genetic, physiological, psychological, social, and cultural dimensions of human sexuality.

General Anthropology (ANT2000) (Fall 2010, Summer B 2010, Spring 2010)

          This is an interactive course designed to introduce you to all of the sub-fields of anthropology and the benefits of a holistic approach to understanding what it is to be human. We will examine how anthropologists apply different methods of inquiry and analysis drawn from the biological, social, and historical sciences, as well as the humanities, to understand others and, ultimately, ourselves.

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          Introduction to World Archaoelogy (ANT2140) (Fall 2007)

          • This course is about the global study of human culture from its origins to the present-day through the recovery, description, and analysis of archaeological remains. The main focus of the course will be to understand the richness of human societies in the context of their spatial variation in the landscape and depth of time that the study of the archaeological record offers

          Development of World Civilizations (ANT3141) (Spring 2008)

            • Development of World Civilization is a course on how the World transformed after the so-called Neolithic Revolution, a process that started circa 11,500 years ago in the Near East. Domestication of plants and animals emerged together with sedentism, or ‘domestication of people’. This course spans topics such as social organization, religion, technology, economics, symbolism, reproduction, politics, genetics, biomechanics, subsistence, settlement patterns, migration, warfare, health and disease, growth and development, material culture, art, music, and storytelling, to name but a few, and how it all worked together in the development of civilizations.

          North American Archaeology (ANT3153) (Spring 2008)

                  • This is a survey of North American prehistory (before A.D. 1492) and its archaeological investigation.
                    This subject covers an extensive time depth (some 12,000 years) and is continental in scale. Equally
                    immense is the cultural, social, and ecological diversity of the continent’s regional prehistories. In this course,
                    you will have an opportunity to learn something about the prehistory in each of the regions within the
                    continental United States and Canada


Course Development/Courses I am Prepared to Teach

Undergraduate Lecture

General Anthropology

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to World Archaeology

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Development of World Civilizations

Human Sexuality and Culture

Parasites and People


Upper Division/Graduate Seminar

Historical Archaeology

Anthropology in Movies

Archaeology of Death

Death and Dying: A Cross Cultural Perspective

Death in America

GIS and Public Health

GIS and Vector Bourne Diseases