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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.
ANTH222
Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
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.
ANTH265
Anthropology of Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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ANTH412
Hypermarginality and Urban Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ANTH412 or ANTH612.
Using perspectives from medical and urban anthropology, we examine the phenomenon of hypermarginality--the clustering of extreme poverty, chronic disease, addiction, violence and trauma in certain social and spatial contexts, often urban. We will explore both the broader social, political, and economic structures of exclusion that produce hypermarginality, as well as the illness experiences associated with these conditions. As we consider both social suffering and the related institutional responses, we will also discuss the role of anthropological approaches in national discussions about health inequities.
ANTH415
Critical 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.
ANTH425
Molecular Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH210, 222, 240, 260 or permission of the department.
Jointly offered with: ANTH625.
Credit only granted for: ANTH425 or ANTH625.
It's in your DNA! Learn how scientists use genetic approaches in both modern and ancient DNA studies, to better understand human evolution, adaptation, diversity, and animal and plant domestication. DNA provides insight into the history of populations, global migrations and demographic events, and how we as a species have adapted to changing environments and the burdens of disease.
ANTH440
Theory and Practice of Historical Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANTH240.
Jointly offered with ANTH640.
Credit only granted for: ANTH440 or ANTH640.
Historical archaeology enhances cultural heritage by providing voice for groups who were often unable to record their own histories, such as women, laborers, working class families, and enslaved people. The course provides insight into issues related to race, gender, and ethnicity as they relate to multicultural histories.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
ANTH612
Hypermarginality and Urban Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Jointly offered with ANTH412.
Credit only granted for: ANTH412 or ANTH612.
Using perspectives from medical and urban anthropology, we examine the phenomenon of hypermarginality--the clustering of extreme poverty, chronic disease, addiction, violence and trauma in certain social and spatial contexts, often urban. We will explore both the broader social, political, and economic structures of exclusion that produce hypermarginality, as well as the illness experiences associated with these conditions. As we consider both social suffering and the related institutional responses, we will also discuss the role of anthropological approaches in national discussions about health inequities.
ANTH615
Critical Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, 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
Cross-listed with: MEES620.
Credit only granted for: ANTH620 or MEES620.
Additional information: Offered over the interactive video network.
Students will obtain foundational knowledge of core theories and methods that integrate cultural and socio-economic research into environmental science. Key topics include: coupled natural and human systems, cultural models of the environment, social networks, ecological economics, political ecology, environmental justice, and science communication.
ANTH625
Molecular Anthropology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with: ANTH425.
Credit only granted for: ANTH425 or ANTH625.
It's in your DNA! Learn how scientists use genetic approaches in both modern and ancient DNA studies, to better understand human evolution, adaptation, diversity, and animal and plant domestication. DNA provides insight into the history of populations, global migrations and demographic events, and how we as a species have adapted to changing environments and the burdens of disease.
ANTH640
Advanced Studies in Theory and Practice of Historical Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Jointly offered with ANTH440.
Credit only granted for: ANTH440 or ANTH6 40.
Historical archaeology enhances cultural heritage by providing voice for groups who were often unable to record their own histories, such as women, laborers, working class families, and enslaved people. The course provides insight into issues related to race, gender, and ethnicity as they relate to multicultural histories.
ANTH655
Introduction to Museum Scholarship
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with: AMST655, HIST610, INST653.
Credit only granted for: AMST655, ANTH655, HIST610, INST728T or INST653.
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
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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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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.
ANTH743
Community Engagement and Consultation
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.
A grounding in cultural communication and sensitivity to community, cultural, and stakeholder needs within and beyond project specific confines. Using the broader context of practicing anthropology in the exploration of communication styles, learning styles, and cultural biases and taboos, students are exposed to underlying concepts concerning inter-cultural communication so that they may develop more collaborative approaches to research. The program also provides background in the development of public outreach programs in the context of cultural and heritage resource management.
ANTH747
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Masters Program (MPCH) or certificate (Z121) ; or by permission of the Anthropology department.
An overview of the skills necessary for success in managing a CRM program. Students will learn how CRM organizations market and manage clients, prepare and submit budgets and proposals, and coordinate technical staff to successfully complete projects. Topics will address the range of issues that owners and managers are confronted with in their oversight of projects, including the management of employees, ethics and professional responsibilities, ensuring health and safety, and meeting the many contractual obligations of CRM projects.
ANTH749
Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANTH751
Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Cultural and Heritage Resource Management Master's Program (MPCH) or certificate (Z121) ; or by permission of the Anthropology department.
This capstone class for the MPS in CHRM provides students with a grounding in the critical thinking processes necessary during each stage of the CRM process. It provides students with insights into the processes used as research questions are translated into data and then into an evaluative report. Students review examples of appropriate and inappropriate technical reports and then analyze the reports to understand the thinking processes necessary for project management to provide the client with the documentation necessary for completing the compliance process.
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: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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ANTH799
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: AMST857, HIST811, INST787.
Credit only granted for: AMST857, ANTH857, HIST811, INST728I or INST787.
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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