Annalisa Alvrus, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Anthropology

Cultural Science

480-461-7913

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Please email me at annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu to set up an online appointment to meet!

Profile

I'm a Florida native, who ended up in another sunny place (Arizona) after getting a job at MCC subsequent to finishing grad school at ASU. My hobbies including reading, hiking, and tending my plants and cats. I love the subject I teach, so work is never a chore!

Classes Taught

Summer 2020

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17063
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020

Class Ended

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Fall 2020

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33533
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 10/16/2020

Open

2 of 28
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33533 Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

ASM104 Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution 4 Credits
Study of human evolution and variation; including fossil hominids and their tools, primate anatomy and behavior, human genetics, and the environment and human biology. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB], Natural Sciences General [SG] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33534
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

33535
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 33535 Students may contact instructor at: annalisa.alvrus@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

B.A. in Anthropology (summa cum laude), University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1991)

M.A. in Bioarchaeology, Arizona State University (1996)

Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology, Arizona State University (2006)

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