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ANTH210
Introduction to Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
An introduction to the central concepts in medical anthropology and the anthropology of global health. This course is a survey of anthropological notions of health, disease, and the body in cross-cultural and global contexts, including classic and contemporary texts. It will provide an examination of systems of knowledge and practice with regard to illness, healing, and global health inequities.
ANTH221
Introduction to Forensic Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: ANTH298A or ANTH221.
Formerly: ANTH298A.
Provides a brief history of forensic sciences, an introduction to some of the techniques used, and a demonstration of some of the applications of forensic sciences. A survey course designed to give the student some exposure to the kinds of scientific knowledge and techniques applied to the medico-legal investigation of death and other crimes.
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.
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.
ANTH260
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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.
ANTH263
Sexuality and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: ANTH298K or ANTH263.
Formerly: ANTH298K.
An overview of sexuality from an anthropological perspective, looking at aspects of sexuality within our own culture and in cultures around the world. Course topics include the biology and culture of sex, gender, physical attraction, sexual orientation, marriage and mating taboos, fertility control, sexually transmitted diseases, and commercial aspects of sex.
ANTH264
Immigration Policy, Immigrant Lives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Cross-listed with: IMMR219C.
Credit only granted for: ANTH264 or IMMR219C.
An examination of the phenomenon of international migration, or immigration. Students develop awareness of how immigration has been framed in the general public and examined by social science disciplines, most prominently anthropology. Examination of case studies of different immigrant groups in distinct geographic contexts will illuminate the varied incorporation experiences of immigrants into U.S. society.
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.
ANTH322
Method and Theory in Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANTH220 or ANTH222.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the BSOS-Anthropology department.
Credit only granted for: ANTH320, ANTH322, ANTH425, or ANTH625.
A theoretical consideration of ecological anthropology, focusing on issues related to cooperation, the management of common property, resilience, and sustainability. Explores the methods of sociocultural anthropology, including ethnology, evolutionary game theory and agent-based modeling; and natural-science approaches including behavioral and systems ecology.
ANTH323
Plagues, Pathogens and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ANTH429A or ANTH323.
Formerly: ANTH429A.
The impact of diseases on populations from prehistoric times through the present will be examined, along with public perceptions of disease, scientific breakthroughs on treatment and prevention, and the ways that politics and public health policies can enhance or impede the advancement of disease treatment. The natural history of disease, population structure, and immunity will be discussed. The class will address emerging and re-emerging diseases and the ways that first responders, researchers, and policy makers may affect the outcome of an outbreak.
ANTH358A
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Archaeology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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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ANTH360
Method and Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH260.
Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS-Anthropology department.
Theoretical approaches and research methods in sociocultural anthropology. Emphasis on current debates, new directions, and their historical antecedents.
ANTH380
Culture and Discourse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contemporary discourse analysis and pragmatics applied to ethnographic research problems with particular attention to roots in recent linguistic anthropological work in ethnographic semantics and ethnography of speaking.
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH398A
(Perm Req)
Independent Study; Research Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH398N
Independent Study; Career Development for Anthropology Majors
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ANTH405
Anthropology of Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Examines human rights through four policy domains: inequality, migration, indigenous resource rights, and climate change. Combines fine-grained, ethnographic accounts with consideration of international human rights institutions and practices to weigh the strengths and limitations of a human rights framework for achieving social justice.
ANTH413
Health Disparities in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH468Q, ANTH688Q, ANTH413, or ANTH613.
Formerly: ANTH468Q.
Powerful economic, political, social, and cultural forces shape who gets sick, what illnesses/diseases they get, how they are treated while seeking care, what treatment options they have, and what their ultimate health outcomes are. The goal of the course is to understand these processes through the lens of critical medical anthropology
ANTH415
Advanced Studies in Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ANTH210, ANTH310, or ANTH265 or a similar course focused on global health or medical anthropology course.
Jointly offered with: ANTH615.
Credit only granted for: ANTH415 or ANTH615.
Extends understandings of diverse health conditions facing world populations today and the science being made around them. Critically examines key issues in global aid and public health, with an emphasis on the theories, concepts, and methods of anthropology.
ANTH429M
Advanced Special Topics in Biological Anthropology; True Storytelling & Narratives of Cultural Identitiy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with AMST429M and THET408I. Credit granted for THET408I, ANTH429M or AMST429M.
ANTH433
Archaeology of Slavery: Classical, Caribbean and North American Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH433 or ANTH633.
Has slavery always existed? Does it come and go? North American plantation archaeology has become one of the foundations for understanding African American culture from the 1960s. Slavery in Antiquity existed in Greece and Rome on large scales and was essential to making commercial agriculture profitable work. Slavery in the Caribbean showed Europeans how to make a profit from African bodies. Trafficking in human persons today is recorded by the U.S. State Department annually and is regarded as modern slavery. These varying contexts of slavery will be compared in an attempt to understand slavery scientifically.
ANTH436
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH436 or ANTH636.
The archaeology of the Norse world from the 8th century through to the end of the 11th century. We will investigate the possible causes of the Norse expansion out of Scandinavia. The various settlements and colonies of Norse Russia, the Baltic, Britain, Ireland and the North Atlantic Islands (Orkney, the Shetlands, the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland) will be examined. While we will look at the Norse in detail we will also attempt to put their raiding, trading, and settlements into a larger Eurasian context through a study of the archaeology of this period.
ANTH447
Material Culture Studies in Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANTH240.
Credit only granted for: ANTH447, ANTH448C, ANTH647, or ANTH689C.
Formerly: ANTH448C.
An in-depth introduction to the world of material culture studies with a focus on the methods and theories in historical archaeology. Students will look at archaeological data as historical documents, commodities and as symbols expressing ideas.
ANTH451
Environmental Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: ANTH451, ANTH651, ANTH448F, ANTH668F.
Formerly: ANTH448F.
An overview of modern environmental archaeology as a tool for the, interdisciplinary investigation of past and present global change and, to engage the long term past with current issues of sustainability and, rapid environmental change.
ANTH453
Archaeology of the Modern City
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH240; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: ANTH448Q or ANTH453.
Formerly: ANTH448Q.
An overview of how social scientists, in particular historical archaeologists, approach modern cities as being part of the materiality of the social structure and order.
ANTH454
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH654.
Credit only granted for: ANTH454 or ANTH654.
The use of the environment is contested and negotiated within historic and contemporary societies. Incorporating methods and perspectives from across the social sciences through specific case studies in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, this course offers a survey to coupled human-environmental systems.
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.
ANTH468I
Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology; Language as Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
ANTH476
(Perm Req)
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH485
(Perm Req)
Honors Research Preparation
Credits: 3
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.
Honors Research Preparation is an independent study course during which the Honors candidate will work with their Honors Thesis Advisor to establish not only the structure of the thesis and timeline, but also the formation of Thesis Review Committee.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH486
(Perm Req)
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.
ANTH601
Applied Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An overview of the history and current practices of applied anthropology. This includes relationships between applied anthropology and other major subfields of the profession; the interdisciplinary and public context of applied anthropology; and problems of significance, utility, and ethics associated with applied anthropology.
Offered fall only. For ANTH majors only.
ANTH605
Anthropology of Human Rights
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Credit only granted for: ANTH405 or 605.
Examines human rights through four policy domains: inequality, migration, indigenous resource rights, and climate change. Combines fine-grained, ethnographic accounts with consideration of international human rights institutions and practices to weigh the strengths and limitations of a human rights framework for achieving social justice.
ANTH606
Qualitative Methods in Applied Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
An introduction to the use of ethnography and qualitative methods in applied and policy contexts. Qualitative methods discussed include informal and systematic approaches. Students undertake fieldwork in local settings to practice the qualitative methods and to develop analysis and report writing skills.
Offered fall only. Restricted to Anthropology majors only.
ANTH613
Health Disparities in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with ANTH413.
Credit only granted for: ANTH413, ANTH469 Q, ANTH689Q, or ANTH613.
Formerly: ANTH689Q.
Powerful economic, political, social, and cultural forces shape who gets sick, what illnesses/diseases they get, how they are treated while seeking care, what treatment options they have, and what their ultimate health outcomes are. The goal of the course is to understand these processes through the lens of critical medical anthropology
ANTH615
Advanced Studies in Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH415.
Credit only granted for: ANTH415 or ANTH615.
Extends understandings of diverse health conditions facing world populations today and the science being made around them. Critically examines key issues in global aid and public health, with an emphasis on the theories, concepts, and methods of anthropology.
ANTH620
Environment and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Students will obtain foundational knowledge of core social science theories and approaches dealing with coupled natural-human systems. Key topics include: cultural models of the environment, social networks, ecological economics, political ecology, environmental justice, and science communication.
ANTH629M
Advanced Developments in Biological Anthropology; True Storytelling & Narratives of Cultural Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with AMST629M and THET608I. Credit granted for THET608I, ANTH629M, or AMST629M.
ANTH633
Archaeology of Slavery: Classical, Caribbean and North American Contexts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH433 or ANTH633.
Has slavery always existed? Does it come and go? North American plantation archaeology has become one of the foundations for understanding African American culture from the 1960s. Slavery in Antiquity existed in Greece and Rome on large scales and was essential to making commercial agriculture profitable work. Slavery in the Caribbean showed Europeans how to make a profit from African bodies. Trafficking in human persons today is recorded by the U.S. State Department annually and is regarded as modern slavery. These varying contexts of slavery will be compared in an attempt to understand slavery scientifically.
ANTH636
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: ANTH436 or ANTH636.
The archaeology of the Norse world from the 8th century through to the end of the 11th century. We will investigate the possible causes of the Norse expansion out of Scandinavia. The various settlements and colonies of Norse Russia, the Baltic, Britain, Ireland and the North Atlantic Islands (Orkney, the Shetlands, the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland) will be examined. While we will look at the Norse in detail we will also attempt to put their raiding, trading, and settlements into a larger Eurasian context through a study of the archaeology of this period.
ANTH647
Advanced Material Culture Studies in Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH447, ANTH448C, ANTH647, or ANTH689C.
Formerly: ANTH689C.
An in-depth introduction to the world of material culture studies with a focus on the methods and theories in historical archaeology. Students will look at archaeological data as historical documents, commodities and as symbols expressing ideas.
ANTH651
Environmental Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH448F, ANTH451, ANTH688F, or ANTH651.
Formerly: ANTH688F.
An overview of modern environmental archaeology as a tool for the interdisciplinary investigation of past and present global change and to engage the long term past with current issues of sustainability and rapid environmental change.
ANTH653
Archaeology of the Modern City
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH240; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: ANTH653, ANTH448Q or ANTH453.
Formerly: ANTH448Q.
An overview of how social scientists, in particular historical archaeologists, approach modern cities as being part of the materiality of the social structure and order.
ANTH654
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH454.
Credit only granted for: ANTH454 or ANTH654.
The use of the environment is contested and negotiated within historic and contemporary societies. Incorporating methods and perspectives from across the social sciences through specific case studies in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, this course offers a survey to coupled human-environmental systems.
ANTH655
Introduction to Museum Scholarship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with AMST655, HIST610.
Credit only granted for: ANTH655, AMST655, or HIST610.
Provides students a basic understanding of museums as cultural and intellectual institutions. Topics include the historical development of museums, museums as resources for scholarly study, and the museum exhibition as medium for presentation of scholarship.
ANTH688A
(Perm Req)
Current Developments in Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH688I
Current Developments in Anthropology; Language as Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANTH688O
Current Developments in Anthropology; Ethnography and Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with THET614 and AMST629P. Credit granted for THET614, AMST629P, or ANTH688O.
ANTH689A
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Anthropology
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH741
Introduction to Cultural and Heritage Resource Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Master or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Studies Programs; or by permission of the Anthropology department.
An introduction to the field of cultural and heritage resource management. Examines existing international, national, and local frameworks for the protection of cultural heritage. Provides an overview of employment opportunities and ethical responsibilities within the profession.
ANTH742
Vital Technologies: Methods, Applications, and Interpretation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Program (CHRM); or by permission of the Anthropology department.
An examination of the range of nondestructive technologies used to research and image cultural and heritage resources. Standard archaeological survey methods will be covered and will focus on remote sensing technologies and how an integrated approach to archaeological investigation can reveal vital information for resource planning, interpretation, and outreach.
ANTH760
Development of Social/Cultural Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A broad perspective of the history of social cultural theory in anthropology and the critical skills needed for understanding the subdiscipline is provided. An overview of the history of theorizing about society and culture will help outline the past, present, and future of anthropology and its relations with other scientific and humanistic disciplines.
For Anth majors only.
ANTH788
(Perm Req)
Internship Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH789
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH857
(Perm Req)
Museum Scholarship Practicum
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: AMST856, ANTH856, or HIST810.
Restriction: Permission of Museum Scholarship Program required.
Cross-listed with HIST811, AMST857.
Credit only granted for: AMST857, ANTH857, 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
(Perm Req)
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.