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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.
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.
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.
ANTH329T
Special Topics in Archaeology; The Politics of the Past: Contemporary Israel and the Study of Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listing with ISRL329T. Credit only granted for ISRL329T or ANTH329T.

Archaeology is not just the study of the past. It is a story of people long forgotten. Over the last 150 years, archaeology in Israel has gone from being a quest to determine the historical accuracy of the Bible to a mission to establish Israel s national identity and in the process, justify West Bank settlements, and support a multi-million-dollar industry in religious tourism. Archaeological discoveries in Israel make international news, but, at home, they are often celebrated as the ultimate proof of primacy in the land. Close attention to archaeological discoveries in light of present-day politics and culture provides an opportunity to think deeply about contemporary Israeli politics, identity, and society.
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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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.
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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ANTH398N
Independent Study; Career Development for Anthropology Majors
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
ANTH416
Anthropology of Global Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with ANTH616.
Credit only granted for: ANTH468O, ANTH66 8O, ANTH416 or ANTH616.
Formerly: ANTH468O.
An examination of anthropological approaches to the study of violence, drawing from key texts to analyze how violence operates along a continuum: from routine, sometimes invisible forms of violence embedded in everyday life, to more overt and exceptional forms. Consideration of the role of ethnography in elucidating both the subjective experiences of violence and the ways in which violence is embedded in institutions, structures, and global political-economic processes. Analysis of the specific relationships between violence, health, mental health, and trauma in local and global contexts.
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)
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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ANTH481
Environmental Ethnographies of Asia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH481 or ANTH681.
Examines social and ecological environments in Asia through the lens of classic and contemporary ethnographies from across the continent. Considers how cultural, political and economic dynamics interact with ecological systems in both recurring and unexpected ways. Ethnographies include case studies of global commodity chains, technoscientific management, borders and migration, conservation, and local knowledge as they intersect with changing environments.
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.
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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.
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.
ANTH616
Anthropology of Global Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: ANTH416 or ANTH616.
An examination of anthropological approaches to the study of violence, drawing from key texts to analyze how violence operates along a continuum: from routine, sometimes invisible forms of violence embedded in everyday life, to more overt and exceptional forms. Consideration of the role of ethnography in elucidating both the subjective experiences of violence and the ways in which violence is embedded in institutions, structures, and global political-economic processes. Analysis of the specific relationships between violence, health, mental health, and trauma in local and global contexts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANTH667
Researching Environment and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH467, ANTH667, ANTH468O, ANTH688O.
Formerly: ANTH668O.
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
ANTH681
Environmental Ethnographies of Asia
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH481.
Credit only granted for: ANTH481 or ANTH681.
Examines social and ecological environments in Asia through the lens of classic and contemporary ethnographies from across the continent. Considers how cultural, political and economic dynamics interact with ecological systems in both recurring and unexpected ways. Ethnographies include case studies of global commodity chains, technoscientific management, borders and migration, conservation, and local knowledge as they intersect with changing environments.
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.
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.
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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, 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.
ANTH745
International Heritage Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Program; 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
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Program; or by permission of the Anthropology department.
Does cultural and heritage resources management (CHRM) need theory? Can archeological theory help us understand CHRM conventions and configurations, and does CHRM 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 CHRM practitioners do, and also the place of CHRM in cultural discourse.
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
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ANTH799
Master's Thesis Research; Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Thesis
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
ANTH856
Museum Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
Additional Note: Cross-listed with ANTH856, HIST810, INST728U. For the Spring 2101 semester, Credit only granted for: AMST856, ANTH856, HIST810 OR INST728U.
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
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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ANTH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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