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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, 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.
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.
ANTH267
Organic, Mechanical, Digital
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Beginning in the middle to late 20th century, human organization and experience has increasingly been influenced by digital forms of communication and production. Do these changes make us new types of people and societies? By putting the digital world in the context of the major periods associated with organic and mechanical technology, this course examines who contemporary people are and whether or not they are unique. The answer to this question will focus on how technological changes the individual, social organization and the relationship with the natural world. Sources from historians, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, political scientists and ecologists will be used to reconstruct these worlds.
ANTH298B
Special Topics in Anthropology; Selected Musical Cultures of the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as MUSC220. For Spring 2020; credit only granted for MUET220, MUSC220, or ANTH298B.
ANTH305
Archaeological Methods and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: ANTH240, ARTH200, or CLAS180.
Cross-listed with: ARTH305, CLAS305, JWST319Y.
Credit only granted for: ANTH305, ARTH305, CLAS305, or JWST319Y.
A team-taught, interdisciplinary course discussing theories, methods, and ethical issues in the practice of archaeology.
ANTH310
Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: ANTH210.
Jointly offered with ANTH665. Credit only grant ed 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.
Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS Anthropology department.
ANTH338B
Special Topics in Study Abroad III; Crossroads: Spain and Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH358C
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
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, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH404
Culture, Media, and the Production of Knowledge
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH604.
Credit only granted for: ANTH404 or ANTH604.
The social lives, or 'cultures' of media will be examined: namely, how people have adopted, adapted, signified, and interacted through media - both in theory and in practice. In this seminar, students will learn about 'media anthropology' as a subfield. They will also discuss various media making practices and media forms in relation to issues of racial, gender and sexual identity; self-definition; religiosity; war and intergroup conflict; advertising; and nationalism among others.
ANTH411
Anthropology of Immigration and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with 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
Science Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
How does something become a scientific fact? What is the social impact of new technologies and medical innovations? Who benefits and who is harmed by the rapid development of modern science, technology, and medicine? These questions are explored by drawing on the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, cultural studies, and science and technology studies to understand the inherent connections between science, technology, medicine, and society.
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.
ANTH448R
(Perm Req)
Three-Dimensional Digital Documentation: Using Laser-based Measurement Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH632.
Credit only granted for: ANTH448R or ANTH632.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of documenting components of the built environment and the landscapes in which they are located. Also, on the use of lasers to calculate 3-D measurements at various scales, from objects, to buildings, and landscapes. Data management and archiving, field documentation processes, and post-processing of scan point cloud are covered. This includes the production of deliverables for clients or project partners, such as plans, elevations, orthoimagery, and cleaned exported point clouds in formats that are compatible with Autodesk software and other CAD or rendering software platforms. This course is intended for students working in fields that rely on accurately documenting components of the built environment in three dimension, including architects, engineers, preservationists, archaeologists, or digital designers.
Cross-listed with ARCH478O, ARCH678O, ANTH632, and HISP619O. Credit only granted for: ARCH478O, ARCH678O, ANTH448R, ANTH632 or HISP619O.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of documenting components of the built environment and the landscapes in which they are located. It focuses on the use of lasers to calculate 3-D measurements at various scales, from objects, to buildings, and landscapes. It will cover data management and archiving, field documentation processes, and post-processing of scan point clouds. This includes the production of deliverables for clients or project partners, such as plans, elevations, orthoimagery, and cleaned exported point clouds in formats that are compatible with Autodesk software and other CAD or rendering software platforms. This course is intended for students working in fields that rely on accurately documenting components of the built environment in three dimension, including architects, engineers, preservationists, archaeologists, or digital designers.
ANTH464
Anthropology of Cultural Heritage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANTH260.
Jointly offered with ANTH664. Credit only grant ed for: ANTH469T, ANTH689T, ANTH464, ANTH664.
Formerly: ANTH469T.
A global exploration of how the past is remade in the present. Covers the breadth of scope and specific interventions of heritage practice at the global scale, including the social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions of cultural heritage.
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
ANTH468F
Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to American Indian Cultures of the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with AMST328N and RELS319N. Credit granted for AMST328N, ANTH468F or RELS319N.
ANTH468V
Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology; Performativity of Law and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with THET408L. Credit only granted for ANTH468V or THET408L.

Law is theatre, sport, and business. True stories are creatively told to select audiences and stakes are high. This class will explore the performances and performative power of courtroom trials and testimony, as well as offstage legal culture. We will examine notions of truth, evidence, reason, and justice, and will analyze examples from both the everyday and the sensational.
ANTH469L
Advanced Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology; Postcolonialism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with HIST419L, AMST498F, ENGL479O, LASC448K, and PHIL428A. Credit only granted for HIST419L, ANTH469L, AMST498F, ENGL479O, LASC448K, or PHIL428A.
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, P-F
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, P-F
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, P-F
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.
ANTH604
Culture, Media, and the Production of Knowledge
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Jointly offered with: ANTH404.
Credit only granted for: ANTH404 or ANTH604.
The social lives, or 'cultures' of media will be examined: namely, how people have adopted, adapted, signified, and interacted through media - both in theory and in practice. In this seminar, students will learn about 'media anthropology' as a subfield. They will also discuss various media making practices and media forms in relation to issues of racial, gender and sexual identity; self-definition; religiosity; war and intergroup conflict; advertising; and nationalism among others.
ANTH611
Anthropology of Immigration and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
ANTH630
Quantification and Statistics in Applied Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
ANTH632
(Perm Req)
Three-Dimensional Digital Documentation: Using Laser-based Measurement Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
This course focuses on the fundamentals of documenting components of the built environment and the landscapes in which they are located. Also, on the use of lasers to calculate 3-D measurements at various scales, from objects, to buildings, and landscapes. Data management and archiving, field documentation processes, and post-processing of scan point cloud are covered. This includes the production of deliverables for clients or project partners, such as plans, elevations, orthoimagery, and cleaned exported point clouds in formats that are compatible with Autodesk software and other CAD or rendering software platforms. This course is intended for students working in fields that rely on accurately documenting components of the built environment in three dimension, including architects, engineers, preservationists, archaeologists, or digital designers.
Cross-listed with ARCH478O, ARCH678O, ANTH448R, and HISP619O. Credit only granted for: ARCH478O, ARCH678O, ANTH448R, ANTH632 or HISP619O.
ANTH641
Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Jointly offered with ANTH341.
Credit only granted for: ANTH298D, ANTH34 1 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.
ANTH664
Anthropology of Cultural Heritage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: ANTH469T, ANTH689T, ANTH464 or ANTH664.
Formerly: ANTH689T.
A global exploration of how the past is remade in the present. Covers the breadth of scope and specific interventions of heritage practice at the global scale, including the social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions of cultural heritage.
ANTH665
Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
ANTH677
Science Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Jointly offered with: ANTH417.
How does something become a scientific fact? What is the social impact of new technologies and medical innovations? Who benefits and who is harmed by the rapid development of modern science, technology, and medicine? These questions are explored by drawing on the fields of anthropology, history, sociology, cultural studies, and science and technology studies to understand the inherent connections between science, technology, medicine, and society.
ANTH688A
(Perm Req)
Current Developments in Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH689A
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Anthropology
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH701
Anthropology Internship Preparation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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, S-F
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.
ANTH722
Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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, S-F
Credit only granted for: ANTH689P or ANTH740.
Formerly: ANTH689P.
The primary purpose is to highlight some of the key achievements made by 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.
Jointly offered with ANTH448P.
ANTH745
International Heritage Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Program (CHRM); or by permission of the Anthropology department.
An examination of international heritage management practices and global ethical and professional norms in order to contextualize domestic cultural resource management in the US. The survey will also explore the linkages and areas for growth between international and domestic heritage practice.
ANTH746
Applied Archaeological Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Program (CHRM); or by permission of the Anthropology department.
Does cultural resources management (CRM) need theory? Can archeological theory help us understand CRM conventions and configurations, and does CRM have its own distinctive contribution to make to archaeological theory? This course explores these questions while surveying the key areas of theory that inform the work that CRM practitioners do, and also the place of CRM in cultural discourse.
ANTH788
(Perm Req)
Internship Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH789
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANTH856
Museum Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: AMST655, ANTH655, or HIST610.
Cross-listed with HIST810, AMST856.
Credit only granted for: AMST856, ANTH856, or HIST810.
A research seminar focusing on the practice and presentation of cultural 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, S-F
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
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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.