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Spring 2015 Course Offerings

ANTHC 101
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Pluralism & Diversity Group A

ANTHP 101
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN EVOLUTION
Fulfills Distrib Req Math Sci

ANTHP105
THE HUMAN SPECIES

ANTHC 126
INTRODUCTION TO PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY
Fulfills dist req soc sci for majors
Inroduction to the methods of archeology, and a survey of world prehistory from the earliest humans to the rise of the fisrt civilizations.

ANTHC 151
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY
Class meets Monday/Thursday 1:10-2:25 pm
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 contxt: how language is used to construct and preserve social inequality.

ANTHC 200
AFRICA: SOCIETIES AND CULTURES
Pluralism & Diversity Group A
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
This course presents a critical historical perspective on the anthropology of Africa. Scholarship in Africa has helped to revolutionize the discipline of anthropology, contributing to new ways of understanding colonialism, globalization, and processes of social change. We will explore anthropological literature on the region, examining key interconnections. Students will read classical anthropological works and more contemporary writing and engage in ongoing anthropological debates with respect to agricultural development and global regulation, HIV/AIDS, gender, ethnic divisions, and political subjectivities. This course will guide students to pursue their own interests in the region by researchin and writin about a topic of their choosing.

ANTHC 213
LATIN AMERICA SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Pluralism and Diversity Group A
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Crosslisted with LACS 434.4

ANTHC 275
READING ETHNOGRAPHY

Writing Intensive
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
The underlying theme of the corse is the "space-times" of global capitalism - and how enthnography might expose and express the social connections and power relations by which they are produced, consumed, experienced, and imagined.

ANTHC 303.51
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS: THEORY, PRACTICE AND ETHNOGRAPHY
Focus on contemporary prison abolition movement in the US, ACT UP AIDS and queer activism in New York, 1970-2000; recent student uprisings globally.

ANTHC 310
POLITICS AND POWER IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
Pluralism & Diversity Group A
Fulills GER Stage 3B
Focus on the social context of practices pertainig to gender (sex and sexuality) by analyzing key concepts such as class, race, ethnicity, identiy, nationa and power.

ANTHC 314
RESEARCH DESIGN IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Fulfills GER Stage 3B

ANTHC 318/ANTH 703
HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY
Required for Majors
Pluralism & Diversity Group D
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
History of how anthropologists have redifined the purposes and contributions of ur discipline.

ANTHC 320.56
URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Examine the scope of classic and contemporary urban anthropolgy with attention to how physical and social environments become intertwined in cities.

ANTHC 320.58/ ANTH 702.94
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Anthropology has historically used visual media as a key aspect of enthographic representation. With the increasing accessibility of media technologies, visual representation of "reality" has moved to the forefront of global entertainment, making Visual Anthropology one of the fastest growing subfields of anthropology and an almost indispensable tool for anyone considering ethnographic research, media analyses, studies of material culture, or critical engagements with the arts and other forms of cultural display (such as museums). This class looks closely at the history of documentary film and contemporary changes that have widened the possibilities of Visual Anthropology beyond its early confines as a tool for illustartion. From Nanook of the North to cinema verité and indigenous media practices, this class will explore the past, present, and future of documentary filmmaking and related stylistic, social scientific, commercial, and political agendas that influence the production of visual documents.

ANTHC 320.61
HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
This course introduces students to the methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of historical archaeology, demonstrating how archaeology can be used to interpret the recent past. The course will focus mostly on North America from European contact forwards, but will touch upon the archaeology of historical periods around the world, pulling on written records, oral histories, artifactual, architectural, and skeletal evidence. Through historical archaeology, the student will learn about ways of life and peoples often left out of the historical record. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify the methodological and theoretical differences between prehistoric and historical archaeology, as well as major themes and theoretical paradigms in the field using specific case studies.  Topics of study will include colonization and globalization, gender, race, class, and consumption, among others.

ANTHC 320.74
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD
Fulfills GER Stage 3B

ANTHC 320.75
LAW AND ANTHROPOLGY
WAR ON DRUGS

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
This course will explore anthropological approaches to the law and legal regimes, with special emphasis on the relationship between law, power, and politics, social hierarchy and the institutionalization of inequality. We will consider the historically-specific and socially constructed nature of the law and its relationship to discourses of morality, citizenship, and community. In particular, we will explore the law as a mode of direct social control, through an analysis of criminalization, mass incarceration, and the War on Drugs in the United States. Through this deconstructionist approach to "the law", students will come to critically evaluate its place in mobilizing and reproducing social relations of punishment, inequality, and domination.

ANTHC 321.52
MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT AND RELIGION
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the anthropological study of religion.  Theories about religion’s origins and its function in understanding the natural world are examined.  Some of the topics covered are the role of religion in human understanding of death, conflict and change in religion, finding religious ritual in archaeology, and shamanism, witchcraft, and magic in traditional medicine.

ANTHC 321.58
ETHNOLOGY OF THE US

Fulfills GER Stage 3B

ANTHC 321.65/ANTH 751.65
THE POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION
This course provides an in-depth look at reproduction as it intersects with the wider socioeconomic and political contexts in which it occurs. We will explore the increasing medicalization of birth and the reproductive body, the role of technology in reproduction, and how reproductive choices affect sociocultural formations. Situating reproduction in relation to some of the key concepts that have concerned anthropologists such as culture, social structure, religion, kinship, race, gender, consumpition, community, and identity, this course provides an opportunity to learn about "intimate" life processes in a variety of social and cultural contexts both within and outside the U.S.

ANTHC 321.66
ANTHRO OF VIOLENCE
Crosslisted  HR 32
In this class we challenge personal and cultural beliefs about violence both historically and today. This class explores cultural, structural, socioeconomic and political aspects of violence. Using academic sources, video and audio media, science fiction and more, we will take an anthropological look at historical periods of violence such as European expansionism and colonialism. We will also focus on contemporary topics like violence in video games and media, war and terrorism in the 20th and 21st century, gender-based and sexual violence, and ideological, political and religious violence.

ANTHC 325
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

ANTHC 400
HONORS PROJECT

ANTHC 401.48/ANTH 719
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
This course will provide an introduction to some aspect of the anthropology of health and medicine. Using ethnographic texts (books/articles written about cultural practices), non-fiction texts, documentary films, and popular media, we shall focus particularly on questions about how one frames "illness," "health," "healing," and "medicine" and the ways in which these ideas interact with "culture" both locally and globally. In this course, you will 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.

ANTHC 401.51
INTRODUCTION TO MUSEUM CURATION
Overview of the history of anthropology in museums, musuem anthropological theory and practical insights on curating anthropology.

ANTHC 401.96
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION

ANTHC 426.59/ANTH 754
ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA

Pluralism and Diversity Group B

ANTHC 426.68
WORLD OF THE VIKINGS
Course will focs on migration and settlement across the north Atlantic between ca. AD750-1050.

ANTH 701
ETHNOLOGY

ANTH 705
QUANTITATIVE METHDS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 707.51/ANTHC 322
FAMIIES AND HOUSEHOLDS IN ANTHROPOLGY

Pluralism and Diversity
Fulfills GER Stage 3B

ANTH 725.51/ANTHC 325.58
ANTHROPOLGY OF RACE

Fulfills GER Stage 3B

ANTH 751.54
ANALYTICAL METHODS- ARCHELOGY

ANTH 751.65/ANTHC 321.65
POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION

ANTH 77O
LINGUSTICS

ANTH 790
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 793/ANTHP 302
HUMAN EVOL GENETICS