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Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Pluralism & Diversity Group A
T/Th 4.10-5.00 pm in HW 415 plus one hour discussion secton
M/Th 3.10-4.00 pm in HW 615 plus one hour discussion section
M/Th 8.10-9.25 am in HW 511
Sa 11.10-2 pm HN 510

Introduction to Human Evolution
Fulfills Distrib Req Math Sci
W 9.10-12.00 in HN C002 plus lab section
M/Th 1.10-2.25 pm in HN C002 plus lab section
M/W/Th 12.00-1.00 pm in HN C002 plus lab section

The Human Species
T/F 9.10-10 am in HW615 plus lab section

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 1.10-2.25 pm in HN 510
T/Th 5.35-6.50 pm in HN 732

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 context: how language is used to construct and preserve social inequality.
T/F 2.10-3.25 pm

Africa: Society and Culture
M/Th 11.10 am -12.25 pm in HN 710

Midddle East: Society and Culture
T/F 2.10-3.25 pm in HN 732

Latin America: Society and Culture

Development and organization of tropical forest Indians, hacienda and plantation economies, peasant and urban societies.
Pluralism and Diversity Group A
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Crosslisted with LACS 434.4
T/F 3.45-5.00 pm in HN 705

Latin America: Society and Culture

Pluralism and Diversity Group A
Indigenous peoples, colonization, and slavery; minorities, race relations; family life, religion and economy.
T/F 3.45-5.00 pm in HN 732

Civil Rights Movement

F 1.10-4 pm in HN 710

Reading Ethnography

Writing Intensive
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
The anthropological approach to observing, understanding, and acting in the world is commonly referred to as "ethnography." But what, exactly, is ethnography? What bases of knowledge does it presume, what are its conditions of possibility, and what kinds of claims can it make about the world? What role does theory play in the definition, collection, and interpretation of ethnographic "facts"? What is the relationship between observer and observed in the ethnographic encounter? This course will examine these and related questions through close readings of ethnographies that reflect a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches. The underlying theme of the course is the "space-times" of global capitalism - and how ethnography might expose and express the social connections and power relations by which they are produced, consumed, experienced, and imagined. Some topics include: colonialism and the making of "people without a history"; the spread of capitalism across the land; migration and transnational communities; transforming gender relations and globalization's "intimate economies"; natural resource extraction; the globalization of finance and debt; and the new military urbanism.
T/F 12.45-2 pm HN 732

ANTHP 302/ANTH 793
Human Genetics

Th 5.20-7.20 pm in HN 730

ANTHC 303.51
Social Movememnts: Theory, Practice and Ethnography

T/F 11.10-12.25 pm in HN 705

Politics & Power in Anthropological Perspective
Pluralism & Diversity Group A
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Focus on the social context of practices pertaining to gender (sex and sexuality) by analyzing key concepts such as class, race, ethnicity, identity, nationality and power.
M/Th 1.10-2.25 pm HN 732

Primate Ecology and Behavior

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
T/F 3.45-5.00 pm in HN 705

Primate Evolution Genetics & Behavior
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
T 5.30-7.20 pm HN 730

Research Design in Anthropology
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Introduction to basic principles of research design employed in anthropology
M/Th 1.10-2.25 pm in HN 732

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-intensive. 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.
M/Th 11.10 am -12.25 pm in HN 732

ANTHC 320.47/ENGL 333.66
Language & the Politics of Children
What is a child? When is a child? What are children's capabilities, responsibilities, and rights? How have ideologies of childhood and youth changed historically and culturally? Using a language-focused interdisciplinary approach, we will locate childhood(s) within their political, market economic, and power structural conditions, as we critique idealized notions of childhood innocence, development, naturalness, and universality.
W 10.10-12.00 pm in HN 705

ANTHC 320.56
Urban Anthropology
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
Examine the scope of classic and contemporary urban anthropology with attention to how physical and social environments become intertwined in cities.
T/F 11.10 am -12.25 pm in HN 732

ANTHC 320.58/ ANTH 702.94
Anthropology of Media

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 illustration. 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.
W 3.10-5.00 pm in HN 732

ANTHC 320.74/ANTH 702.62
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
T/F 2.10-3.25 pm in HN 705

ANTHC 321.52
Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
M/Th 4.10-5.25 pm in HN 732

ANTHC 321.58/ ANTH 702.99
Ethnology of US

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
T 5.30-7.20 pm

ANTHC 321.59
Human Rights of Indigenous

Fulfills GER Stage 3B
T/F 2.10-3.25 pm

ANTHC 321.65/ANTH 751.65
Politics of Reproduction

W 5.30-7.20 pm

ANTHC 321.66
Anthropology of Violence

M/Th 2.45-4.00 pm in HN 705

Independent Research

ANTHC 325.59/ANTH 725.51
Anthropology of Race
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
F 5.30-7.20 pm

Honors Project

ANTHC 401.39/ANTH 771.55
Crosslisted with ENG 333.65
W 5.30-7.20 pm HN 710

ANTHC 401.48/ANTH 719
Medical Anthropology

M 5.30-7.20 pm in HN 710

ANTHC 401.61/ANTH 702.56
Anthropology and Energy: Understanding Technology & Power
An in-depth survey of cultures of energy in the contemporary world, this course covers the recent history of energy-intensive urban development, the social impact of energy production and consumption (with case studies from both the developed and developing world), and the politics of sustainable change.  It draws insights from the history of technology, the anthropology of modernity and development, and science and technology studies, and offers an advanced introduction to these fields.
M/Th 2.45-4.00 pm HN C002

ANTHC 401.96
International Migration
M/Th 2.45-4.00 pm in HN 710

ANTH 706
Quantitative Methods in Anthropology

T 5.30-7.20 pm in HN 730

ANTH 720
Political Anthropology

An advanced introduction to the subfield of political anthropology, the cross-cultural study of power and social order, this course is ethnography-driven (reading-intensive) and covers theories of pre-industrial social organization; revolution and rebellion; citizenship, migration, and rights; and contemporary work on political affect and the materiality of power.
M 5.30-7.20 pm in HN 710

ANTH 751.54
Analytical Methods

M 5.30-7.20 pm in HN 705

ANTH 751.49/ANTHC 320.49
Archaeology: Mexico & Central America
Fulfills GER Stage 3B
F 5.30-7.20 pm HN 732

ANTH 751.50/ANTHC 426
Seminar in Archaeology

F 5.30-7.10 pm in HN 705

ANTH 770

W 5.30-7.20 pm in HN 705

ANTH 790
Biological Anthropology

Th 5.30-7.20 pm in HN 730

ANTH 791.53/ANTHC 401.79
Primate Conservation

W 3.10-5.00 pm in HN 710