INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
4307-201-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 DA 108 STOCKS
3497-201-02 TTh 4:00-5:15 DA 306 NOONAN
*6314-201-03 MW 2:00-3:15 ED 107 STOCKS
6857-201-50 DISTANCE ED SEGAL
This course introduces cultural anthropology and surveys its fundamental questions, concepts, methods, and data. The overall question it seeks to answer: what does it mean to be human? Answering this question and many related ones involves learning concepts such as culture, cultural relativism, universalism, evolution, race, gender, and class. The course explores the ways cultural anthropologists develop their research questions and the methods and data they use to answer them. GEN ED SB CD2
*This section is restricted to students eligible for the Honors Program.
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
2890-202-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 LU 232 PURIFOY
3646-202-02 TTh 11:00-12:15 DA108 CRESPO
This course provides an introductory survey of the basic concepts and perspectives of biological anthropology. Course topics include a comparative examination of the behavior and biology of human and non- human primates, the fossil record of human evolution, and the evolutionary basis of modern human biological diversity. Assignments and course materials vary from section to section. NOTE: ANTH 201 & 202 may be taken in any order. GEN ED S
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
3634-204-01 TTh 8:00-9:15 DA108 DIBLASI
6979-204-02 MWF 1:00-1:50 LU232 HOEFER
5332-204-50 DISTANCE ED DIBLASI
The nature of archaeology as a scientific discipline is examined within a unified theoretical and methodological overview which permits students to learn how archaeologists develop operational means for understanding past cultures. Complements history major; Hist. Studies course for A&S, Nursing, Speed; Soc./Beh. Sci. course for Business. (Assignments and course materials will vary from section to section.) GEN ED SB CD1
ANTH 205/MUH 205
MUSIC IN WORLD CULTURES
4027-205-75 MW 5:30-6:45 MB263 MULHALL
This course explores musical styles from various non-Western cultures in their own social, cultural, and historical contexts. GEN ED SB CD1 Cross- listed with MUH 205
3449-303-01 TTh 2:30-3:45 LU232 CRESPO
This course examines the origins and biological evolution of the human species as seen through the fossil record of human and non-human primates and a comparative review of the behavior and biology of non-uman primates. Prerequisite ANTH 202 or consent of instructor.
6310-308-01 MWF 11:00-11:50 LU232 PURIFOY
Survey of primate behavior, ecology, and culture. Focus on violence and aggression, kin selection, altruism, evolution and sex, the developmental cycle, language, cognition, and male and female social behavior.
ANTH 313/MUH 313
STUDIES IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
2891-313-01 TTh 2:30-3:45 MB263 MULHALL
This course offers an introduction to different styles and genres of nonwestern music and to the cultural contexts in which these are practiced. Among the topics to be covered are Japanese puppet theatre, Indian Kathakali dance-drama, Indonesian gamelan music, Chinese opera, Native American stomp dances, African drum languages, Middle East santour performance, Scottish bagpiping, a Peruvian mestizo fiesta.
Prior experience in music is not necessary to enroll in the course. Cross- listed with MUH 313.
ANTH 317/AST 317
ANTHROPOLOGY OF CHINA
8203-317-01 MW 4:00-5:15 HM103 ZHAO
Introduction to diverse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture and society. Topics include family, gender, religion, sports, education, politics, and economics among others. Cross-listed with AST 317.
AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN
3498-321-01 TTh 11:00-12:15 LU232 WICHE
This course analyzes the issues affecting contemporary American Indian women living and working on reservations and in rural and urban communities throughout North America. In reading about the lives, achievements, and contributions of American Indian women, often in their own words, we will see how they traveled the road to where they find themselves today and how their origins and traditions helped to shape their lives. This course will look at the roles of American Indian women within their societies, in education, in tribal politics, and health issues, and the stereotypes that persist in non-Indian societies.
ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA
8201-322-01 MW 2:00-3:15 LU232 HAWS
North America was home to many dynamic prehistoric and historic cultural traditions expressed in a diversity of social, religious, and economic life ways. We will use archaeological and ethnohistoric data in a cross-cultural comparative examination of Native North American cultures from the initial peopling to European contact. More generally, we will explore the ways in which the Native North American past has served as a laboratory for the development of anthropological theories of human behavior.
ANTHROPOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA
4670-325-01 TTh 1:00-2:15 LU232 MARKOWITZ
This course is meant as an introduction to the vast and complex social terrain that makes up contemporary Latin America. It surveys general trends and features of the region, emphasizing their historical development, and, through case studies examines the ways these broader tendencies have affected and are affected by different cultural groups. Such issues as class, community life, religion, gender, racism, migration, and human rights will be addressed.
WAR AND SOCIETY
8209-336-01 TTh 9:30-10:45 LU232 BURNET
This course provides cross-cultural and historical perspectives on war and its larger social context. The theme of the course will be gender and war. We will explore the intersections of masculinity, femininity, violent conflict, and peacebuilding. Course readings and lectures use political, economic, cultural, and feminist approaches to understanding war and its effects on social life. Prerequisites: ANTH 201, SOC 201, or SOC 202. WR
NATIONAL VIOLENCE AND STATE
6315-337-01 TTh 11:00-12:15 HM103 JONES
Cross-cultural examination of nationalism, inter-ethnic and racially- motivated violence, genocide, massacres, pograms, warfare, and the state, in historical and contemporary contexts.
ANTHROPOLOGY OF REFUGEES
8207-338-01 TTh 1:00-2:15 HM112 PETEET
Theoretical and applied aspects of refugee communities; the relationship between refugees, conflict, and underdevelopment; the experience and meaning of refugee status.
8422-347-01 MW 2:00-3:15 HM101 ZHAO
The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach to explore how capitalism is organized, practiced or resisted. It seeks to understand capitalism as historically situated and culturally- informed practices in different world regions.
8192-361-01 MWF 9:00-9:50 DA303 STOCKS
This course is an introduction to the world of environmental anthropology, which is a subfield of cultural anthropology that deals with human- environment relationships. We begin with an introduction to the history and theoretical foundations of environmental anthropology. Ethnographic case studies and other literature are then used to examine theoretical and practical issues related to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
ANTHROPOLOGY CAREER LAUNCHER
8875-400-01 W 4:00-4:50 DA 208B STOCKS
This course is a practicum intended to help anthropology majors articulate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their undergraduate degree programs to potential employers. Some of the topics to be covered include: (1) looking for a job, (2) writing a resume, (3) writing a cover letter, and (4) developing a professional online presence. The course will also familiarize students with campus resources to assist them in their job search and careers. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status and 15 hrs in Anthropology.
3499-410-01 TTh 9:30-10:45 DA208B DIBLASI
This course provides additional details in understanding the human skeleton to estimate the age, sex, race and stature to aid in identifying deceased individuals from skeletal remains. Additional emphasis is made on determining cause of death based upon various forms of trauma as evidence on the human skeleton. Prerequisite: ANTH 327.
HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY-WR_CUE
3721-508-01 TTh 4:00-5:15 LU232 PARKHURST
This course is about a labyrinth: the “history” that constitutes anthropological research and theorizing. We are all already in the labyrinth. We are all, that is, history. The task is to chart it out, get a feel for it, and find our ways through and out of it. It is hard to distinguish “it” from “ourselves.” Using a conceptual judo move, the course argues that this apparent weakness is actually strength. The argument is based on various writings in the social sciences from the last 250 years. The course is reading-and writing-intensive. Prerequisite: Senior Status and 18 hrs in Anthropology
METHODS IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY-WR
5070-510-75 M 5:30-8:15 LU232 TILLQUIST
Biological anthropologists study human variation. This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of measuring human population variation. In this course, you will learn basic anthropometrics and select molecular techniques. Collecting data is the first step in understanding distributions of human variation, analyzing the data is the second step. You will learn to organize data in a spreadsheet, calculate summary statistics and perform some simple statistical analyses. The fundamental goals of the course are to begin to understand what biological data are and how anthropologists use data to better inform us of characteristics of the human species. Prerequisite: ANTH 202
HUMAN IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT
8206-530-01 MW 4:00-5:15 LU232 HAWS
This course is about the archaeological and paleoecological record of past human impacts on the Earth. We will explore a number of concepts regarding socionatural systems including land degradation, perception, resilience, and sustainability. The course will provide a background for understanding the ways archaeologists and paleoecologists reconstruct past environments and recognize human impacts. We will examine a number of global case studies and discuss the possible lessons for current and future decision-making in human land.
8212-535-75 T 5:30-8:15 LU232 TILLQUIST
This course provides students with a broad overview of topics in nutritional anthropology: an area of study that is highly multidisciplinary. Students will learn to critically think about the impact of culture on the current understanding of nutrition in a bio-cultural context. The course will range over nutritional aspects of human evolution, federal perspectives on nutrition, aspects of nutritional epidemiology, food and ethnicity, food and self, and obesity as culture bound syndrome.
ANTHROPOLOGY OF REFUGEES
8193-562-75 W 5:30-8:15 LU232 PETEET
A close examination of the relationship between forced migration and displacement and contemporary conflict, nationalisms, the state, and territory and belonging, among others. Readings on selected displaced communities are geared towards understanding their experiences. This class will explore critical theoretical issues of concern such as neo- liberalism, expulsions, memory, narratives, demographic and cultural mapping, and the concept of culture itself. Humanitarian aid is a prominent component of the class. SB
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL THEORY
8211-608-75 Th 5:30-8:15 LU232 PARKHURST
Examination of how social and cultural theorists construct accounts of human existence that complement and diverge from one another. Emphasis placed on the relationship between the "classical" theorists of the 19th/early 20th century and current theoretical concerns, and on the relationship between theorizing and empirical description. Prerequisite: Graduate status.
RESEARCH DESIGN: BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
6980-610-75 M 5:30-8:15 LU232 TILLQUIST
Review of methods, models, and theory from seminal papers and new research in anthropological genetics. Prerequisite: Graduate status and consent of instructor.
4778-672-01 TBA TBA TILLQUIST
Reading, research, and writing of thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Graduate status.
ANTH 401 CO-OP INTERNSHIP: ANTHRO
ANTH 450 READINGS AND RESEARCH
ANTH 451 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ANTH 499 SENIOR HONOR THESIS