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Fall 2018


Introduction to Human Evolution

Fulfills Distribution Requirement Math Sci

This is an introductory course to the sub-discipline of physical anthropology.  The course focuses on the study of human origins and adaptation through an understanding of evolutionary mechanisms, genetics, primate biology, the fossil record and modern human variation. 

Section 1-T/F 3:45-5:00pm 1036HN plus lab section
Section 2-T/TH 5:35-6:50pm 415HW plus lab section
Section 3-M/TH 2:45-4:00pm 1036HN plus lab section


The Human Species
Fulfills Hunter Core Life and Physical Sciences (LPS) GER 2/E

In this course, we examine human biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective, comparing our anatomy, physiology, and behavior to those of living primates and other mammals. We will discuss the relative roles of genes ("nature") and environment ("nurture"), the biological basis of behavior, and local biological adaptations evident in modern human populations. Students will also actively engage in the development of scientific hypotheses, data collection, and data synthesis analysis, as part of laboratory research experiences throughout the semester. Material covered will help prepare students to understand and evaluate recent advances in genetics, behavioral studies, medicine, and evolution.

Section 1-T/F 10:10-11:00am 510HN plus lab section
Section 2- T/F 12:45-1:35pm 615HW plus lab section


ANTHP 310/Anth 794
Primate Ecology & Behavior

Section 1-TU/TH 1:10-2:25pm 730HN


ANTHP 312/Anth 79164
Primate Evolution Genetics & Behavior

Section 1- M/TH 2:45-4:00pm 705HN


ANTHP 40177/Anth 79101
Human Osteology

Section 1-Wed 5:30-7:20pm 730HN


ANTHP 40179/Anth 79153
Primate Conservation

Section 1- Tues 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


Cultural Diversity in the US
Writing intensive; Pathways flexible CORE: US Experience in its Diversity

This course provides a critical introduction to principal theoretical perspectives on American society in its broad diversity, and includes historical and ethnographic materials that reveal broad trends in the cultural and social history of the United States.  Through comparative and critical review of a wide range of cases, from the foundation of the first European colonies in North America to the Civil Rights movement, we will learn how the American experience has been shaped by histories of settlement and migration; the contributions of indigenous communities, groups of migrants from different parts of the world, and social relations of slavery and inequality to that experience; and how historical struggles and legal and political innovations have crafted the fabric of American diversity.

Section 1-M/TH 12:10-1:00pm 118HN plus a discussion section
Section 2-M/TH 3:10-4:00 pm 615HW plus discussion section


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Pluralism & Diversity Group A

This course has three main objectives: (1) to provide an overview of key topics in cultural anthropology; (2) to encourage critical thinking about key anthropological and social scientific debates, past and present; and (3) to analyze explanations for, and causes of cross-cultural similarities and differences. We will attempt to understand both the universal process through which human beings constitute themselves through culture, and the great diversity of cultural forms that result. In the past, anthropologists usually studied distant and "foreign" peoples, the more different from "us" the better. We will look at this "we/they" dichotomy in the context of today's increasingly interconnected world and explore what happens when anthropological tools are used not only to look at the "other," but in the analysis of our own complex, diverse society.

Section1-M/TH 8:10-9:25am 714HW plus a discussion section
Section 4- T/F 9:10-10:00am 710HN
Section 5-SAT 11:10-2:00pm 510HN


Global Health & Culture

Section 1-M/TH 1:10-2:25pm 732HN


Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology
Fulfills dist req soc sci for majors

Introduction to the methods of archaeology, and a survey of world prehistory from the earliest humans to the rise of the first civilizations.

Section 1-T/F 11:10-12.25pm 1036HN


Methods in Archaeological Sciences
Pathways flexible Core

Introduction to the theories and methods of field science in archaeology and paleoecology

Section 1-Tues 1:10-4:00pm 732HN
Section 2-Tues 3:10-6:00pm 732HN


Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

Fulfills GER.

Introduction to the study of language from an anthropological perspective, starting from its most minute components, such as the phonemes, and finishing with the larger social context: how language is used to construct and preserve social inequality.

T/F 12:45-2:00pm 511HW


Middle East Societies/Cultures

Section 1- M/TH 2:45-4:00pm 732 HN


People & Culture: South Asia

Section 1-Tu/F 11:10-12:25pm 710HN


Gender in Anthropological Persp

Section 1-M/Th 9:45-11:00 am 705 HN


ANTHC 30350
Intro: Community Organization

Section 1- Fri 11:10-2:00pm C114HN


Anthropology of Religion

Section 1-Tu/F 2:10-3:25pm 705HN


Research Design in Anthropology
Fulfills GER Stage 3B

Introduction to basic principles of research design employed in anthropology

M/Th 11:10-12:25pm 732HN


ANTHC 318/ANTH 703
History of Anthropological Theory
Required for Majors
Pluralism & Diversity Group D
Fulfills GER Stage 3B

This class is a selective, historical survey of anthropological theory. We will examine important theoretical accounts of human culture and society, covering works from the early twentieth century to the present, exploring how changing historical contexts, diverse fieldwork experiences, and philosophical trends have shaped the European and American development of sociocultural anthropology. This course particularly emphasizes the contributions of the anthropology of knowledge, political anthropology, and critiques of colonialism and of contemporary political economy. We will also seek to define the role that theories of culture, religion, power, gender, and history can and should play in a wider understanding of human beings as, at once, complexly social and complexly biological creatures. Ultimately we aim to gain a better understanding of how theories of the human, from universal "man" to "cultural diversity" to homo economicus, have shaped academic anthropology as well as their wider implications for contemporary life in society. This class meets once a week and will be conducted through seminar-style discussions; moreover, it is reading-and-writing-heavy. The reading load will average 100 pages a week (though readings each week will range in difficulty and length, from original theoretical analyses of particular ethnographic situations, to essays in intellectual history, to practitioner's reflections). There will be weekly reader-response papers, and the class will culminate in a final paper based on course reading.

TH 5:30-7:20pm 732HN


ANTHC 32001
Gender & Migration

Section 1-T/F 11:10-12:25PM 604HW


ANTHC 32050
Symbolic Anthropology

Section 1-M/Th 4:10-5:25pm 732HN


ANTHC 32081/ Anth 771.53/ Engl 333.76
Language & Power

Section 1- T 5:30-7:20pm 710HN


ANTHC 32166
Anthropology of Violence

Section 1- M 9:10-11:00AM 710HN


ANTHC 325.51
Independent Research



ANTHC 325.67

Section1-M/TH 4:10-5:25pm 408HN


Honors Project



ANTHC 401.63/ANTH 716
Medical Anthropology

This course will provide an introduction to some aspects of the anthropology of health and medicine and it will help you develop the analytical skills that will assist you to begin to think critically about issues of health, culture, and medicine, as encountered within your life and those around you throughout the world.

Section 1-M/Th 11:10-12:25pm 710HN


ANTHC 426.58/Anth 759
Sem: European Archaeology

Section 1-M/Th 4:10-5:25pm 705HN


ANTHC 426.59/Anth 754
Archaeology of North America

Section 1-Wed 5:30-7:20pm 710HN


ANTHC 498.01





ANTH 703/ Anthc 318
History of Anthropological Theory

T/TH 5:30-7:20pm 732HN


ANTH 706
Master's Thesis Seminar



ANTH 716/ Anthc 40163
Medical Anthropology

Section 1- M/Th 11:10-12:25pm 710HN


ANTH 754/ Anthc 426.59
Archaeology North America

Section 1- Wed 5:30-7:20pm 710HN


ANTH 756. 51
Historical Ecology

Tuesday 9:30-11:30am GC

Course meets at CUNY Graduate Center


ANTH 771.53/ ANTHC 32081/ Engl 333.76
Language & Power

Section 1- Tu 5:30-7:20pm 710HN


ANTH 785
Independent Study or Research in Anthropology 1



ANTH 786
Independent Study or Research in Anthropology 2



ANTH 791.01/ Anthp 401.77
Human Osteology

Section 1- Wed 5:30-7:20pm 730HN


ANTH 79153/Anthp 40179
Primate Conservation

Section 1- Tue 5:30-7:20pm 705 HN


ANTH 791.64/Anth 312
Primate Evolution Genetics & Behavior

Section 1-M/TH 2:45-4:00PM 705HN


ANTH 794.00/Anthp 310
Primate Ecology & Behavior

Section 1-T/TH 1:10-2:25pm 730HN

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