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Spring 2018


Introduction to Human Evolution
Fulfills Distribution Requirement Math Sci
T/Th 4:10-5:25pm section 1 415HW plus lab section
M/W/TH 12:10-1:00pm section 2 511HW plus lab section


The Human Species

Fulfills Hunter Core Life and Physical Sciences (LPS) GER 2/E
T/F 9:10-10:00am section 1 615HN plus lab section
T/F 2:10-3:00pm section 2 510HN plus lab section


ANTHP 302/ANTH 793
Human Genetics

Analysis of distribution of contemporary human populations and microevolutionary processes that underlie human variability.
T/Th 4.10-5.25 pm C002HN


ANTHP 401.77/ANTH 791.01
Human Osteology

Wednesday 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


Cultural Diversity in the US
Writing intensive; Pathways flexible CORE: US Experience in its Diversity
M/Th 12:10-1:00 pm section 1 118HN plus one hour discussion section
T/F 1:10-2:00PM section 2 415 HW plus one hour discussion section


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Pluralism & Diversity Group A
M/TH 3:10-4:00pm section 1 615HW plus one hour discussion section
M/TH 8:10-9:25am section 2 511HW
M/W 4:10-5:25pm section 3 732HN
SAT 8.10-9.25 am 615HW


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.
M/TH 1.10-2.25pm section 1 510HN
T/F 11:10-12:25pm section 2 732HN


Methods in Archaeological Sciences

Introduction to the theories and methods of field science in archaeology and paleoecology
Pathways flexible Core
Wednesday 1:10-4:00pm section 1 732HN
Tuesday 1:10-4:00pm section 2 732 HN


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 2:10-3:25pm C002HN


Indigenous Culture of Mexico I: History & Culture

The course provides a one-credit introduction to the history and culture of indigenous Mexico.
Students will read works by leading writers and scholars of Mexico, including Octavio Paz, Enrique Krauze and Claudio Lomnitz and Professor Friedlander's ethnography of the community itself. In addition to studying about the history and culture of indigenous Mexico, students will be introduced to different fieldwork methodologies and to the ethical challenges social scientists face in doing fieldwork.
Wednesday 1:10-2.25pm 705HN


ANTHC 213/LACS 434.40
Latin American: Societies & Cultures

Fulfills Pluralism & Diversity PD/A and GER 3/B
Development and organization of tropical forest Indians, hacienda and plantation economies, peasant and urban societies.
T/F 12:45-2:00 pm 710HN


ANTHC 215/WGSL 200.13/AFPRL 290.53
The Anthropology of Black America

Writing Intensive; Pluralism & Diversity PD/B, GER 3/B
Examines anthropological knowledge about Black America and the various socio-political contexts in which this body of scholarship has been produced. Focuses on the politics of knowledge production on Black culture.
M/Th 9:45-11:00am 732HN


The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

Fulfills Pluralism and Diversity PD/B and GER 3/B Group A
Tuesday 2:10-5:00pm 710HN


ANTHC 301.01
Special Topics: Anthropology of Science

Contemporary science is a powerful set of tools and techniques that produce knowledge and innovation, but that also promise to tell us how to live, and to help us live well. But how do scientists produce knowledge and authority, and how do scientific institutions fit into society? What forces shape scientific objectivity, and what kinds of solutions to moral and political problems can it offer? The Anthropology of Science offers us critical perspectives on the practice of science, its effects in the world, and its consequences for human flourishing and social equality. This fascinating field combines research on current issues with a close focus on scientists at work, while also examining technoscientific knowledge's interactions and relations with complementary forms of knowledge, from the practical and everyday to the systematic thought of indigenous and religious traditions.M/TH 4:10-5:25pm 710HN


ANTHC 301.50
Brazil: Race, Class, Gender

T/F 11:10-12:25pm 705HN

ANTHC 310.01
Special Topics: Politics of Memory

M/Th 9:45-11:00am 710HN

Anthropology of Art
What is Art? What might an anthropology of art be like? This course offers an overview of anthropological approaches to the study of the arts in a variety of ethnographic contexts. We will begin with the question What is Art? and explore how the concept of "art" has been understood by art historians, philosophers, and anthropologists. How can Anthropology's ethnographic focus promote a deeper understanding of the power of aesthetic practices to shape our world? Turning the tables on the topic, we will then explore how the arts can be powerful tools for social and cultural analysis. In other words, we will explore the arts as anthropology. This will entail engaging in actual artistic practices (from drawing and photography to choreography and sound recording) in order to deepen our understanding of how the arts both create and challenge social and political identities in diverse cultural contexts, including our own. Class discussions will be enhanced by visiting artists, attendance at selected performances, and the creation of works that enhance the understanding of culture.
M/Th 1:10-2:25pm 710HN


Research Design in Anthropology
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Introduction to basic principles of research design employed in anthropology
T/F 5:35-6:50pm 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.
T/F 5:35-6:50pm 732HN


ANTHC 320.02/ENGL 333.77
Language & Body

The human body -and more general, the materiality of bodies and objects- is at the center of much contemporary research. After a period during which the body was peripheral, implicit, or analytically invisible in discourse-focused social sciences, we now encounter terms such as multimodality, multisemiosis, corporeality, intersubjectivity, bodily inscription, and lived worlds and embodied experiences.

In social studies of language, linguistic communication becomes one among multiple resources for meaning making, and is analyzed in coordination with eye gaze, gesture, prosody, object manipulation, and body orientation, posture, and movement. Even the senses, such as tactility, are beginning to make their way into studies of communication. Exploring this exciting new frontier, students in this class will be introduced to corporeal "turn" in the social sciences as well as learn how to analyze the different communicative modalities found in human interaction.
MWTH 12:10-1:00pm 732HN


ANTHC 320.30
Refugees and Asylum

M/TH 11:10-12:25pm 710HN


ANTHC 320.75
Law and Anthropology
T/F 9:45-11:00am 732HN


ANTHC 320.89
Archaeology of Mesoamerica

Monday 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


ANTHC 321.52
Magic, Witchcraft & Religion

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


ANTHC 321.58
Ethnology of the U.S.
M/TH 9:45-11:00am 705HN


ANTHC 325.51
Independent Research

ANTHC 325.67/ENGL 330
M/TH 1:10-2:25pm 408 TH


ANTHC 351.51
Stories and Silences

M/TH 2:45-4:00pm 710HN


Honors Project

ANTHC 401.49/ENGL 346
Discourse Analysis
T/F 3:45-5:00pm 206HW


ANTHC 401.83/ANTH 702.72
Environmental Global & Culture

T/F 11:10-12:25pm 710HN


ANTHC 426.67/ANTH 751.66

Friday 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


ANTHC 426.68/ANTH 751.67
World of the Vikings
Wednesday 5:30-7:20pm 710HN


ANTHC 498.01


ANTH 702.72
Environmental Global & Culture

T/F 11:10-12:25pm 710HN

History of Anthropological Theory

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

ANTH 706
Master's Thesis Seminar


ANTH 721
Anthropology of Art

M/TH 1:10-2:25pm 710HN


ANTH 751.66
Friday 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


ANTH 751.67
World of the Vikings

Wednesday 5:30-7:20pm 710HN


ANTH 770
Monday 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


ANTH 785
Independent Study or Research in Anthropology


ANTH 786
Independent Study or Research in Anthropology


ANTH 790
Biological Anthropology (core course)

Thursday 5:30-7:20pm 705HN


ANTH 793
Human Evolutionary Genetics

T/TH 4:10-5:25pm C002HN


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