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Courses - Spring 2019
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ANTH222
Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LL
GenEd: DSNL, DVUP
Credit only granted for: ANTH220 or ANTH222.
An introduction to the evolution of human physiology and human behavior, the relationship between hominid and non-hominid primates, and the study of relationships between a population of humans and their biophysical environment.
Students must pay a $40.00 lab materials fee.
ANTH240
Introduction to Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Exploration of the variety of past human societies and cultures through archaeology, from the emergence of anatomically modern humans to the more recent historical past.
ANTH242
Fire, Farming and Climate Change: An Archaeology Take on the History of Human Impacts on our Planet
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
An examination of why climate changes, the methods for recording climate change, and case studies of the varied responses of past human societies to climate change in different geographic regions and time periods with varying socio-political and economic systems.
ANTH260
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Culture and social relationships in a wide variety of settings from small-scale to complex societies. An overview of how anthropology analyzes human behavior. Particular attention to the relationship between language and culture.
ANTH265
Anthropology of Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
An overview of the growing field of global health including health care systems, medical practices, ideas about illness in cross-cultural contexts, issues of health development, global health inequity, and human rights issues. The course will focus on the history of global health, the critique of major international health agencies and their development paradigms, and the political economy of social inequalities and health.
ANTH266
Changing Climate, Changing Cultures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Explore past, present, and future interactions between humans and climate. Discussions, methods-oriented activities, and case study analyses provide students a foundation for appreciating the role of anthropology in understanding, responding to, and preparing for climate change.
ANTH310
Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: ANTH210.
Also offered as: ANTH665.
Credit only granted for: ANTH310, ANTH465, or ANTH665.
Formerly: ANTH465.
Provides a critical perspective to global health that encompasses key political, economic, and cultural factors associated with the nature and magnitude of global health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, paying particular attention to how poverty and inequalities within and between societies has accelerated current global health challenges. Introduces students to how medical anthropologists have contributed to the debates surrounding the globalization of health.
ANTH340
Method and Theory in Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH240.
Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.
Theory, method, and practice which guides modern anthropological archaeology. Includes research design and execution (from survey through excavation and interpretation), the reconstruction of aspects of past cultures, and the understanding of cultural change and meaning.
ANTH341
Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: ANTH298D, ANTH641 or ANTH341.
Formerly: ANTH298D.
Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains, especially bones, from archaeological contexts. This course will address both methodology as well as many of the main issues in contemporary zooarchaeology. Zooarchaeology stands at the intersection of a number of social and biological sciences, such as Biology, Osteology, Ecology, History, Anthropology and Economics. We will discuss basic animal osteology and the concepts and practices behind the identification of animal remains from archaeological contexts. We will cover the nature of the data in zooarchaeology, especially issues around using proxy data.
ANTH358A
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Archaeology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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ANTH358B
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Bio-Anthropology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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ANTH358C
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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ANTH386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Recommended: Completion of advanced courses in relevant subfield of anthropology recommended.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and junior standing or higher; and must be in Anthropology program.
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ANTH398A
(Perm Req)
Independent Study; Research Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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ANTH411
Anthropology of Immigration and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: ANTH611.
Credit only granted for: ANTH411 or ANTH611.
The United Nations estimates that some 230 million people around the world are migrants who live outside their country of birth. This course focuses on these migrant populations, considering the implications of movement across borders and settlement in new societies on their health and well-being. We will investigate the social, political, and economic structures that shape disease and illness and produce differential access to health care for migrants. Within that context, we will explore the health effects of migration itself and particular health conditions from which migrants suffer. We will also examine how migrants interface with differently configured health care systems as well as strategies they and their advocates use to promote health and well-being.
ANTH417
Anthropology of Development and Humanitarianism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH417 or ANTH627.
An exploration of the complex and contested meanings of development and humanitarianism through rich ethnographies of aid. We will explore issues such as the use of technology in intervention; the role of development and aid in debates over security, climate, and migration; the negotiation and meanings of ethics in humanitarian intervention; the contested cultural politics of development; and more. While much of the course will be spent attending to the critiques of development and humanitarianism raised by anthropologists, we will also consider writings by applied anthropologists and contemporary champions of the humanitarian project. In so doing we will create an opportunity for informed reflection about the practical and ethical alternatives available in a world still shaped by suffering and injustice.
ANTH424
Human Skeletal Anatomy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In addition to descriptive information about bone identification, the lectures will address the history of human anatomical studies, the development of analytical techniques, and the application of these techniques in paleoanthropology, comparative anatomy, functional anatomy (and related fields, such as physical therapy), and skeletal analysis in museum, historic cemetery, archaeological, and forensic settings. Emphasis will be on the development of the skeleton and recognition of normal variation in bones. The laboratory sessions will allow the students access to human bones for the purpose of identification, documentation of human variation, and application of techniques to obtain information about the living individual from the skeleton.
ANTH435
Archaeological Ethnography and Heritage Ethnography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH435 or ANTH635.
Archaeologists and other heritage experts are increasingly incorporating ethnographic approaches as part of their methodological toolkit. This course explores key methods and frameworks in archaeological ethnography and heritage ethnography, set within the broader contexts of the historical development of anthropological theory and the current rapid growth of heritage studies as an interdisciplinary field of research and practice.
ANTH456
Conservation and Indigenous People in South America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH468L, ANTH456, ANTH688L, ANTH656.
Formerly: ANTH468L.
Considers indigenous peoples and their relation to the lands on which they live, issues of traditional indigenous knowledge and land management as well as new contributions by indigenous peoples to changing landscapes. Reviews legal mechanisms and instruments through which indigenous peoples have rights to the resources they occupy and utilize. Taking specific cases and examining them through the lens of political and social ecology, tthe role of indigenous peoples in local and worldwide conservation efforts is considered. Case studies will emphasize the indigenous peoples and conservation policies of Latin America.
ANTH462
Amazon Through Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH468D or ANTH462.
Formerly: ANTH468D.
An interdisciplinary course that utilizes film to consider the Amazon basin, its history, peoples, and landscapes through cinematic representations. The course places the films in the context of film history and critical theory. The course takes into consideration the Brazilian, North American, Mexican, European and Argentine creators of the films and their visions of Amazonia, as well as the audiences and markets to which the films are intended.
ANTH467
Researching Environment and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Recommended: ANTH322, ANTH360, ENSP101, or ENSP102.
In this applied course, students use mixed methods to research a locally-based, environmental sustainability issue. Classroom time will be split between seminar discussions of theory, methods, and relevant case studies, and lab work focused on project development, data analysis, and report write up. Students are expected to spend additional time outside class on data collection, analysis, and writing
ANTH476
(Perm Req)
Senior Research
Credits: 3 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program.
Credit only granted for: ANTH476 or ANTH486.
Capstone course in which students pursue independent research into a current problem in anthropology, selected with assistance of a committee of faculty. Research leads to the writing of a senior thesis in anthropology.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH477
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH476.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program.
Credit only granted for: ANTH477 or ANTH487.
Capstone course in which students write a senior thesis on independent research into a current problem in anthropology. The thesis is defined before a committee of faculty.
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ANTH486
(Perm Req)
Honors Research
Credits: 3 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program; and must be admitted to University Honors Program or Anthropology Honors Program.
Credit only granted for: ANTH486 or ANTH476.
Capstone course in which students pursue independent research into a current problem in anthropology, selected with assistance of a committee of faculty. Research leads to the writing of an honors thesis in anthropology.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH487
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANTH486.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Anthropology department; and must be in Anthropology program; and must be admitted to University Honors Program or Anthropology Honors Program.
Credit only granted for: ANTH487 or ANTH477.
Capstone course in which students write a thesis on the results of independent research into a current problem in anthropology.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH611
Anthropology of Immigration and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH411 or ANTH611.
The United Nations estimates that some 230 million people around the world are migrants who live outside their country of birth. This course focuses on these migrant populations, considering the implications of movement across borders and settlement in new societies on their health and well-being. We will investigate the social, political, and economic structures that shape disease and illness and produce differential access to health care for migrants. Within that context, we will explore the health effects of migration itself and particular health conditions from which migrants suffer. We will also examine how migrants interface with differently configured health care systems as well as strategies they and their advocates use to promote health and well-being.
ANTH627
Anthropology of Development and Humanitarianism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH417 or ANTH627.
An exploration of the complex and contested meanings of development and humanitarianism through rich ethnographies of aid. We will explore issues such as the use of technology in intervention; the role of development and aid in debates over security, climate, and migration; the negotiation and meanings of ethics in humanitarian intervention; the contested cultural politics of development; and more. While much of the course will be spent attending to the critiques of development and humanitarianism raised by anthropologists, we will also consider writings by applied anthropologists and contemporary champions of the humanitarian project. In so doing we will create an opportunity for informed reflection about the practical and ethical alternatives available in a world still shaped by suffering and injustice.
ANTH630
Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Anthropology (Doctoral); Anthropology (Master's)).
An intensive overview of key quantitative and statistical approaches used by social scientists in applied ad policy research. This includes nonparametric and parametric statistical approaches. Students utilize statistical software and analyze existing and student-created databases. Anthropological case studies are emphasized.
ANTH635
Archaeological Ethnography and Heritage Ethnography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH435 or ANTH635.
Archaeologists and other heritage experts are increasingly incorporating ethnographic approaches as part of their methodological toolkit. This course explores key methods and frameworks in archaeological ethnography and heritage ethnography, set within the broader contexts of the historical development of anthropological theory and the current rapid growth of heritage studies as an interdisciplinary field of research and practice.
ANTH641
Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: ANTH341.
Credit only granted for: ANTH298D, ANTH341 or ANTH641.
Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains, especially bones, from archaeological contexts. This course will address both methodology as well as many of the main issues in contemporary zooarchaeology. Zooarchaeology stands at the intersection of a number of social and biological sciences, such as Biology, Osteology, Ecology, History, Anthropology and Economics. We will discuss basic animal osteology and the concepts and practices behind the identification of animal remains from archaeological contexts. We will cover the nature of the data in zooarchaeology, especially issues around using proxy data.
ANTH656
Conservation and Indigenous People in South America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH468L, ANTH456, ANTH688L, ANTH656.
Formerly: ANTH688L.
Considers indigenous peoples and their relation to the lands on which they live, issues of traditional indigenous knowledge and land management as well as new contributions by indigenous peoples to changing landscapes. Reviews legal mechanisms and instruments through which indigenous peoples have rights to the resources they occupy and utilize. Taking specific cases and examining them through the lens of political and social ecology, tthe role of indigenous peoples in local and worldwide conservation efforts is considered. Case studies will emphasize the indigenous peoples and conservation policies of Latin America.
ANTH665
Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH310, ANTH465 or ANTH665.
Provides a critical perspective to global health that encompasses key political, economic, and cultural factors associated with the nature and magnitude of global health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, paying particular attention to how poverty and inequalities within and between societies has accelerated current global health challenges. Introduces students to how medical anthropologists have contributed to the debates surrounding the globalization of health.
ANTH688A
(Perm Req)
Current Developments in Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH689A
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Anthropology
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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ANTH701
Anthropology Internship Preparation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Preparation for internship includes practicum training in development, presentation and evaluation of position papers, proposals and work plans; literature search and use of secondary data sources in decision making the effect cultural analysis and resource management; ethics and professional development for work in non-academic settings.
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ANTH712
(Perm Req)
Anthropology Internship Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANTH789.
The preparation and presentation of internship results, and the development of skills in report writing and presentation. Includes the completion of a professional quality report or publishable paper based on the internship experience.
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ANTH722
Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Anthropology (Doctoral); Anthropology (Master's)).
Credit only granted for: ANTH720 or ANTH722.
An overview of important approaches to ecological anthropology. Population, systems, community, political, behavioral and evolutionary ecology will be examined as they have been applied to a range of anthropological questions. Complexity theory (nonlinear dynamics) and topics in game theory will also be addressed. Students will map the field of ecological anthropology and to assess the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary approaches, methods and theories.
ANTH740
Theories of the Past and Accomplishments of Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH689P or ANTH740.
Formerly: ANTH689P.
The primary purpose is to highlight some of the key achievements made b archaeologists in informing questions of interest to society from 1850 on. Key achievements include how archaeologists understand elements of the past thought to be central to the development of modern socieity. A secondary purpose is to introduce students to the theories used to understand the place of the past in society and the function of answers to questions thought central to modern social life.
Also offered as ANTH448P.
ANTH788
(Perm Req)
Internship Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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ANTH789
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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ANTH856
Museum Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST610.
Also offered as: HIST810, AMST856.
Credit only granted for: ANTH856, AMST856, or HIST810.
A research seminar focusing on the practice and presentation of cultura and historical scholarship in museums and historical sites. Students will complete an original research project on the challenges and opportunities of public exhibition and interpretation of cultural and historical research.
ANTH857
(Perm Req)
Museum Scholarship Practicum
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HIST810.
Restriction: Permission of Museum Scholarship Program required.
Also offered as: HIST811, AMST857.
Credit only granted for: ANTH857, AMST857, or HIST811.
Students devise and carry out a research program using the collections at the Smithsonian Institution or some other cooperating museum, working under joint supervision of a museum professional and a university faculty member.
ANTH898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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