Sociology and Anthropology
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Anthropology Spring 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Overview of major ideas and approaches to the study of cultures around the world. Surveys kinship, social organization, political economy, religious beliefs, language and other aspects of non-Western cultures.

ANTH 120: Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution (3 Credits)

Introduction to archeology and bioanthropology. Explore issues and debates in human biological evolution, prehistory and social change, as well as lab and field methods for understanding archaeological remains.

ANTH 135: Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 Credits)

Uses an evolutionary perspective to introduce students to the study of humans and non-human primates as biological organisms. The course will analyze the genetic and environmental bases for modern human biological variation, understand primate behavior and biological relationships, and reconstruct the fossil record. Discussions about prehistoric skeletal remains will emphasize biological responses to changes in subsistence and social structure.

200-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 299: Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

Individual study in anthropology on topic organized in advance by student and instructor.

300-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 300: Civilizations (3 Credits)

Cross-cultural and transtemporal examination of complex societies and civilizations. Explores developmental schema for rise, articulation, spread, and decline of historic and contemporary civilizations.

ANTH 301: Native North Americans (3 Credits)

Exploration of native North American cultures and selected aspects of Indian-white historical relations. Emphasizes cultural persistence as well as change.

ANTH 302: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3 Credits)

Examines Latin American cultures and selected aspects of historical record.

ANTH 303: Peoples and Cultures of the Andes (3 Credits)

Examines issues and problems of selected regions of highland and lowland Andean South America. Provides knowledge of people of the Andes, their diverse cultural practices and adaptations, and the causes and consequences of conflicts.

ANTH 306: Peoples and Cultures of Island Asia (3 Credits)

Examines cultures of the Island Asia culture region, focusing on native cultures of Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines.

ANTH 307: Ancient Mesoamerica (3 Credits)

Examines the peoples and cultures of ancient Mesoamerica, including Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan, and Aztec societies. Major topics include the rise of civilization, the development of the Mesoamerican cultural tradition, the growth of cities, trade, exchange, writing systems, political organization, religion, conflict, and the archaeological study of this indigenous heritage.

ANTH 308: Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (3 Credits)

Examines the anthropological literature on peoples and cultures of the Middle East, with particular attention to political and social change over the course of the 20th century.

ANTH 309: Peoples and Cultures of India (3 Credits)

Examination of South Asia, with emphasis on India. Includes general overview of prehistory and history; impact of colonialism; contemporary Indian culture, including the changing relations of caste and class, family organization, and the roles of women, religion, and ideology; and current trends in economic development and socioeconomic differences in different parts of the country.

ANTH 312: Political Anthropology (3 Credits)

Examines cultural and ecological contexts of political structures and competition for power in selected societies; and cross-cultural and comparative approaches to study of political conflict, leadership, values, and symbolism.

ANTH 313: Myth, Magic, and Mind (3 Credits)

Examines religion as a cultural system. Topics include mythology, ritual, symbolism, and dogma. Emphasizes cross-cultural and predominantly non-Western material.

ANTH 314: Zombies (3 Credits)

Explores how human beings across cultures have historically expressed social anxieties through references to the one particular manifestation of the undead: zombies, figures representing a state in which human beings are animate and affective in the world around them, but lack consciousness or free will.

ANTH 315: Socialization Processes: Family, Childhood, Personality in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3 Credits)

Examines aspects of the cultural transmission process in specific local cultures selected from various world culture regions, with emphasis on transmission of cultures.

ANTH 316: Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (3 Credits)

Examines the social, cultural, and political history of the Caribbean Sea islands and coastal Central and South American lowlands that collectively constitute the geographic and cultural region known as the Caribbean. Emphasizes the central role this region has historically played in creating a sense of global interconnectedness among diverse regions of the world.

ANTH 322: Pirates, Conquest, and Death: Archaeology and Globalism since 1500 (3 Credits)

Examines materials, theories, and methods of archaeology derived from and applied to historical sites, as they complement archival records.

ANTH 323: Digging and Dealing in the Dead: Ethics in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Survey of the ethical and legal dimensions of conducting archaeological research. Examines historical and contemporary debates about the responsibilities archaeologists have to the communities they study. Explores appropriate methods of artifact preservation, excavation, and the interpretation of data.

ANTH 324: Warfare, Violence, and Sacrifice in Antiquity (3 Credits)

Examines origin and nature of conflict in human society with an emphasis on the ancient past. Major topics include the possible role of violence in human evolution, cross-cultural studies of conflict in indigenous society, warfare in early states, and sacrifice as a ritual practice.

ANTH 325: Field Techniques in Archaeology (3-6 Credits)

Intensive study of archaeological field techniques by directed group projects in site survey, site testing, recording techniques, and stratigraphy through discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on experience.

ANTH 330: Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western (3 Credits)

Examines cultures of a specific region such as Africa and the Middle East. Focuses primarily on non-Western cultures.

ANTH 331: Refugees (3 Credits)

Introduction to causes and consequences of forced dislocation as a global issue. Covers formally recognized refugees, as well as people such as internally displaced persons and asylum seekers who are in refugee-like circumstances. Focuses on understanding the personal experiences of refugees and examining efforts on their behalf at national and international levels.

ANTH 332: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Globalization (3 Credits)

Examines the varieties of cultural experience. Several cultures are studied in depth; with attention to local histories, global contexts, and shifting perspectives on the practice of ethnography.

ANTH 340: Comparative Perspectives on Immigration (3 Credits)

Considers the dimensions and meanings of the immigrant experience in the United States, with a focus on the diversity of immigrants and refugees who have arrived during the past 30 years. Emphasis on the social context in which immigration occurs and on the bearing of institutional and cultural influences on patterns of adaptation, assimilation, and exclusion from the host society.

ANTH 350: Human Growth and Development (3 Credits)

Introduces human developmental stages in terms of behavior, biology, and genetics. Addresses the history and methods of human growth research. Explores the environmental and socioeconomic influences on human growth. Investigates the evolution of uniqueness in human developmental stages of the human species in comparison of other primates.

ANTH 355: Human Origins (3 Credits)

Explores the fossil evidence for human and primate evolution. Exposes students to evidence for the origins of mammalsÊandÊprimates, and to discussions of human evolution. Uses human fossils as tools to understand evolutionary relationships (phylogenetics), behavior, functional anatomy, and broader adaptation.

ANTH 357: Bioarchaeology (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the study of human skeletal remains and their associated archaeological artifacts, focusingÊon using the human skeleton to address behavior, growth, stress, ritual, social complexity, diet, disease, and violence in the past. Uses the human body and associated artifacts to provide a detailed analysis of cultural transitions, expression of socioeconomic inequality, the origins of ritual complexity, violence, and disease.

ANTH 360: Evolution, Sex, and Society (3 Credits)

Inquiry into the biological dimensions of humans as culture- bearing animals. Topics include altruism, aggression, primate social organization, morphology, comparative ethnology, and microevolutionary genetic differentiation.

ANTH 363: Humans, Disease, and Death (3 Credits)

Explores human health and disease from anthropological and evolutionary perspectives. Examines what a disease is, what causes them, how we have co-evolved with diseases, how disease patterns have changed over human history, and the future of disease.

ANTH 365: Human Variation (3 Credits)

Examines biological dimensions of human variation and the beginnings of race as a concept. Discusses evolution of human biodiversity in culturally distinct human groups related to environment, physiology, genetics, nutrition, and disease. Explores use of scientific analyses of human biodiversity.

ANTH 366: Food and Human Evolution (3 Credits)

Explores the relationship between diet and human adaptation from biological, archaeological, cultural, and evolutionary perspectives. Examines how humans are unique in our ability to find and process a wide range of foods. Introduces agriculture as a co-evolutionary strategy between humans and other species.

ANTH 370: Environment and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines relationships among environment, culture, and human behavior with an emphasis on cultural ecological explanations in mainly non-Western contexts. Designated a Green Leaf Course.

ANTH 372: Cultures of Disaster, Risk, and Hope (3 Credits)

By using ethnographic accounts on disasters in different cultural settings, this course explores cultural meanings of disasters as well as broader anthropological issues such as risk, power, modernity, memory, trauma, temporality, monster, nature, science and technology, and hope.

ANTH 375: Culture, Power, History (3 Credits)

Use of ethnographic, archaeological, linguistic, and documentary data, in light of anthropological theory, to interpret the past and processes of change among indigenous peoples throughout the world.

ANTH 376: Food and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines a variety of experiences through foods, which bring not only nutritional but also sociocultural debates to our table (e.g. identity, memory, senses, ethnicity, gender, geopolitics, climate change, and globalization). Focuses on both Western and non-Western cultures.

ANTH 377: Mortuary Archaeology (3 Credits)

Focuses on the study of burial patterns and death rituals in antiquity by introducing students to the methods of burial excavation, examining the history of mortuary archaeology theory and engagement with processual and postprocessual schools of thought, and examining case studies from around the world to decode the complex symbolisms encoded in burial practices.

ANTH 378: Humans and Animals (3 Credits)

Provides an introduction to anthropology of human's relationship with animals across a large geographic and temporal span. From domestication of animals to animism, pets and animal classification systems, course explores society's attitudes toward and dynamic interactions with the animal kingdom.

ANTH 380: Language and Culture (3 Credits)

Anthropological analyses of language behavior, origins, and change. Emphasizes the interplay of language, culture, anthropology, and linguistics.

ANTH 381: Medical Anthropology (3 Credits)

Surveys the discipline of medical anthropology, focusing on traditional medical beliefs and the diverse responses to modern scientific medicine in developing countries and among cultural minorities in the United States.

ANTH 382: Urban Anthropology (3 Credits)

Uses tools and resources of social and cultural anthropology to study life in cities, including urban poverty, migration, urban planning, and discrimination. Case studies draw from different urban environments around the world, including Washington, D.C., and New York City.

ANTH 383: Cities of the Global South (3 Credits)

Explores ethnographic perspectives on urban life in Latin America, Africa, and Asia in order to build a ground-up, comparative approach to studying cities. Examines the global connections between cities and critically evaluates north/south and first/third world paradigms.

ANTH 388: Human Osteology (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the methods of modern human skeletal analysis in bio- and forensic anthropology. Covers introductory human skeletal and dental gross anatomy and describes analytical techniques spanning including age and sex estimation, osteometry, and paleopathology.

ANTH 389: Human Osteology Lab (2 Credits)

Laboratory course associated with ANTH 388.

ANTH 390: Theories, Methods, and Issues I (3 Credits)

First of a two-course sequence that reviews the major theoretical traditions and schools of thought in anthropology.

ANTH 391: Forensic Anthropology (3 Credits)

Human remains play key roles in medicolegal investigations. Provides an overview of contemporary forensic anthropology including age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of the time since death, analysis of sharp force, blunt force, and gunshot trauma, mass disaster contexts, and the forensic archaeological recovery of buried remains.

ANTH 392: Forensic Anthropology Lab (2 Credits)

This lab class in the companion to ANTH 391. Involves hands-on lab exercises in the learning of methods in modern forensic anthropology, covering age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of the time since death, analysis of traumatic trauma, individual identification, and archaeological recovery of buried remains.

ANTH 395: Work, Technology, and Society: An IT Perspective (3 Credits)

Introduction to the anthropology of work, technology, and society, with emphasis on information technology. Covers general conceptual issues of information technology and also involves specific practical exercises with computers, their operating systems, the logic of automated production, databases, and web-based communication. Attention also directed to social and ethical issues raised by contemporary information technology.

ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest.

ANTH 398: Study Abroad (1-6 Credits)

Field project or study abroad experience leading to the production of a written report

ANTH 399: Issues in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, changing from semester to semester, and focusing on topics such as sex roles, anthropology and ethics, and primate social organization.

400-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 400: Engaging the World: Anthropological Perspectives (3 Credits)

Examines selected topics with emphasis on the integration of different kinds of knowledge and the balancing of alternative ways of assessing meaning and relevance. Topics usually drawn from issues of global economic processes, civic rights and responsibilities, ethics, museums, public policy, the environment, and migration.

ANTH 420: Interpretation in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Explores theoretical and methodological issues in archaeology. Considers patterns and contexts of archaeological remains, analytic problems, and interpretation of material culture.

ANTH 427: Historic Cemetery Survey (4 Credits)

Explores demographic, stylistic, and religious aspects of historic cemeteries. Students learn to survey, record, and analyze gravestone data through field projects.

ANTH 430: Research Methods in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Studies archaeological research process through discussions of current archaeological methodologies and student participation in designing and critiquing research projects.

ANTH 435: Special Projects: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology (1-3 Credits)

Lab or field project leading to a written report of the research.

ANTH 436: Special Projects: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology (1-3 Credits)

Lab or field project leading to a written report of the research.

ANTH 440: Applied Anthropology (3 Credits)

Examines the needs and problems of communities and organizations and develops professional skills for a career in applied anthropology. Topics include the history of applied anthropology, research methods and ethics, fields in which applied anthropologists work, career options, and professionalization. Students prepare a career portfolio and other documents common in the workplace for applied anthropologists.

ANTH 450: Qualitative Methods: Nonstatistical Approaches in Culture and Social Research (3 Credits)

Explores some of the most useful nonquantitative research techniques in social sciences and offers practice in their application.

ANTH 488: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines how gender, sexuality, race, and class come together as analytically distinct, yet practically intertwined, systems of meaning and practice. Examples highlight questions of political economy and history while focusing on specific ethnographic or historical readings.

ANTH 490: Theories, Methods, and Issues II (3 Credits)

Second of a two-course sequence that reviews major theoretical traditions and schools of thought in anthropology.

ANTH 492: Contemporary Controversies in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Examines recent important works, issues, and controversies in anthropology.

ANTH 495: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Supervised project in applying anthropology in relevant settings including public and historical archaeology, developmental anthropology, museums, non-profit organizations, advocacy, communications, or consulting organizations.

ANTH 496: Evolutionary Theory (4 Credits)

Considers evolution as a biological as well as cultural concept. Parallels and contrasts among conceptual approaches allow a critique of the potential of evolution as a unifying biosocial theory.

ANTH 499: Independent Research (1-12 Credits)

Individual research on a topic to be organized in advance by student and instructor.

Topics in ANTH

ANTH 396: Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, focusing on social science topics of interest.

ANTH 398: Study Abroad (1-6 Credits)

Field project or study abroad experience leading to the production of a written report

ANTH 399: Issues in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, changing from semester to semester, and focusing on topics such as sex roles, anthropology and ethics, and primate social organization.

Graduate

500-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 535: Anthropology and the Human Condition: Seminar I (3 Credits)

Examines some of the major theorists of 19th- and early 20th-century cultural theory. Marx, Freud, Durkheim, and Weber are surveyed as foundational thinkers for reading the works of such 20th-century theorists as Boas, Malinowski, Benedict, and Sapir.

ANTH 536: Anthropology and the Human Condition: Seminar II (3 Credits)

Examines contemporary theorists of anthropology, covering ongoing debates over epistemology and the multiple strands that inform anthropological theory and practice.

ANTH 555: Policy and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines the relevance of cultural processes to policymaking and the culture of policymaking organizations. Topics include development, welfare policy, environmental and energy policy, regulation and risk; health care and immigration policy; and the war on drugs.

ANTH 570: Andean Archaeology (3 Credits)

Examines 12,000 years of pre-Hispanic cultures of the Andean region of western South America - that constituted the most remarkable complex civilizations of the New World. Focuses on the development and key achievements of the Chavin, Paracas, Cupisnique, Moche, Sican, Nasca, Chimu, Wari, and lnka cultures, and the nature, priorities, and accomplishments of scientific Andean archaeology.

ANTH 576: American Cultures (3 Credits)

Examines U.S. cultures and explores concept of an American culture. Course readings and discussions explore underpinnings of the American experience, document broad historical shifts, and detail the experience of diverse groups of Americans, thus forming the basis for a critical, analytical, and comparative discussion of American life and life in America.

ANTH 577: Mortuary Archaeology (3 Credits)

Focuses on the study of burial patterns and death rituals in antiquity by introducing students to the methods of burial excavation, examining the history of mortuary archaeology theory and engagement with processual and postprocessual schools of thought, and examining case studies from around the world to decode the complex symbolisms encoded in burial practices.

ANTH 578: Humans and Animals (3 Credits)

Provides an introduction to anthropology of human's relationship with animals across a large geographic and temporal span. From domestication of animals to animism, pets and animal classification systems, course explores society's attitudes toward and dynamic interactions with the animal kingdom.

ANTH 580: Environmental Anthropology (3 Credits)

Covers major theoretical trends and ethnographic works in environmental anthropology, focusing on the frameworks developed and used by environmental anthropologists, including cultural ecology, ecological anthropology, environmentalism, political ecology, new ecology, and science and technology studies. Explores how environmental anthropologists have contributed to broader debates about modernity, globalization, power, kinship, science and technology, and human-environmental relations. Designated a Green Leaf Course.

ANTH 582: Human Osteology (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the methods of modern human skeletal analysis in bioarchaeological and forensic science. Covers introductory human skeletal and dental gross anatomy and describes analytical techniques spanning including age and sex estimation, osteometry, and paleopathology.

ANTH 583: Human Osteology Lab (2 Credits)

Laboratory course associated with ANTH 582.

ANTH 584: Paleopathology (3 Credits)

Provides an introduction to the field of paleopathology which involves identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains, and reconstruction of the natural history and co-evolution of disease with humans. Covers the differential diagnosis and history of infectious pathogens such as tuberculosis and syphilis, skeletal trauma, oral diseases, metabolic abnormalities neoplasms developmental defects joint disease and more.

ANTH 585: Bioarchaeology (3 Credits)

Explores the cutting-edge methods of bioarchaeological science and reconstructs ancient living worlds from the remarkable information encoded in bones via patterns of demography, disease, diet, trauma, violence, lifestyle, social structures, sex and gender, ethnicity, and identities on a global scale and over the last 10,000 years of history.

ANTH 590: Forensic Anthropology (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of contemporary forensic anthropology. Topics include: age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of the postmortem interval, analysis of sharp force, blunt force, and gunshot trauma, individual identification, forensic taphonomy, mass disaster contexts, and the forensic archaeological recovery of buried remains.

ANTH 591: Forensic Anthropology Lab (2 Credits)

Laboratory course associated with ANTH 590. Involves hands-on lab exercises in the learning of methods in modern forensic anthropology, covering age and sex estimation from human remains, estimation of postmortem intervals, analyses of traumatic trauma, individual identification, forensic taphonomy, and archaeological recovery of buried remains.

600-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 600: Anthropology and Museums (3 Credits)

Explores the changing relations between culture, indigenous groups, representation and knowledge by examining how meaning is created and conveyed in museums and exhibits.

ANTH 615: Ritual and Power in Social Life (3 Credits)

Domains of religion and politics are conjoined by questions of power: its deployment, distribution, and forms of resistance it engenders. Course investigates connections among religious thought, ritual practice, and political action by drawing on a variety of theoretical orientations in the social sciences including structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, and performance theory.

ANTH 616: Anthropology of the City (3 Credits)

Examines classic and contemporary works in urban theory, in light of broader scholarly discussions of modernity and globalization. Uses a case-study approach to analyze topics such as: public and private space, citizenship and governance, architecture and design, housing, transportation, formal and informal settlements, and the contest over space and environmental resources in cities around the world.

ANTH 617: Political Economy (3 Credits)

Human societies have always engaged in complex political relations and economic exchanges. The cultural meanings people create are shaped by, and in turn shape, systems of power. Political economy is the attempt to understand the relationship between politics and economics, at the juncture of local meanings and global histories. Course reviews major works and models of political economy, especially as they relate to social and cultural analysis.

ANTH 620: Theory: Archaeology and Biological Anthropology (3 Credits)

Examines theoretical approaches in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and biological anthropology.

ANTH 631: Refugees in the Contemporary World (3 Credits)

Explores major refugee flows since the mid-20th century, emphasizing mechanisms for providing assistance, asylum, and resettlement.

ANTH 632: International Migration in Comparative Perspective (3 Credits)

International migration in the contemporary world, focusing on the full range of economic, political, and social reasons for migration and the effects of different national policies on that process.

ANTH 635: Regional Ethnography (3 Credits)

In-depth study of peoples and cultures of a specific world region (Latin America, East Asia, the Pacific, or United States). Content may include cultures defined by diaspora, migration, and other global forces and processes.

ANTH 640: Applied Anthropology (3 Credits)

Explores the application of contemporary anthropological ideas, theories, and methods to find solutions to practical problems as defined by various organizations and institutions including business, government, nongovernmental organizations, and various institutions.

ANTH 650: Methods in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Reviews and examines major research methods commonly employed in cultural anthropological field study, with emphasis on ethnographic research design and the use of standard ethnographic techniques. Includes practice in designing ethnographic research project and using ethnographic methods and techniques in a field setting.

ANTH 655: Nationalism, Transnationalism, and States: Local and Global Perspectives (3 Credits)

Explores different approaches to understanding the interaction of nationalism, transnationalism, and states given the apparently simultaneous dissolution of demographic, economic and cultural borders, and modernist social science paradigms.

ANTH 670: Regional Studies in Archaeology (3 Credits)

Regional survey of specific culture area in archaeology to be chosen by student and instructor.

ANTH 677: Anthropology and History (3 Credits)

Considers anthropological approaches to the study of history, the ways in which people construct their histories, and social historians' effort to incorporate anthropological and ethnographic orientations into their accounts. Attention to tensions between culture and power in the constitution of historiography and to methodological challenges of interpreting qualitative and quantitative data.

ANTH 684: Independent Study in Sociocultural Anthropology (1-6 Credits)

Directed reading and research on a specific topic, agreed on by student and faculty member, resulting in a written project.

ANTH 687: Medical Anthropology (3 Credits)

Explores the wide variety of cultural interpretations of health, illness, and curing. Examines a number of different curing systems, both traditional and modern, and compares them with cosmopolitan biomedicine. Several book-length case studies cover a wide variety of cultural groups, health topics, and theoretical orientations.

ANTH 690: Internship (3-6 Credits)

All internships must be approved by faculty advisor to ensure suitability to the student's course of study. Introduction to applied anthropology through approved work and study at a museum, institute, agency, or other approved site.

ANTH 698: Study Abroad (1-6 Credits)

Intended for participation in formally organized course offered by Center for Global Education or an overseas institution or engagement in a field project related to the Master's thesis or project.

ANTH 699: Contemporary Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Explores current issues and debates in sociocultural anthropology.

700-Level Courses in ANTH

ANTH 721: Culture, Power, and Conflict (3 Credits)

Explores power and social conflict through the lens of cultural analysis. Special attention to the role of cultural differences in the structuring of conflict and the deployment of cultural theory in formulating a practice of conflict resolution.

ANTH 750: Ethnographic Genres (3 Credits)

"Genre" refers to kind, sort, or type. Course surveys the various modes of representation anthropologists use in elaborating participant-observation field work, as well as how these styles refer to and construct ethnographic "others." Explores a set of central philosophical and methodological issues in social-cultural anthropology such as framing, perspective, authority, reflexivity, and politics of style.

ANTH 769: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture (3 Credits)

Utilizes interdisciplinary material within an overall anthropological perspective on body meanings and practices. Readings highlight questions of political economy and history, focusing on specific ethnographic or historical contexts, to develop an understanding of how gender, sexuality, race, and class become analytically distinct yet intertwined systems of meaning and practice.

ANTH 796: Master's Research Project (1-6 Credits)

Capstone research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty project director and project evaluation committee. Project should be a substantial contribution to anthropological knowledge and is in lieu of a thesis.

ANTH 798: Thesis or Project Proposal (3 Credits)

Work on research proposal that forms basis for master's thesis or project.

ANTH 799: Master's Thesis (1-6 Credits)

Master's thesis research and writing under direction of thesis committee.

Topics in ANTH

ANTH 635: Regional Ethnography (3 Credits)

In-depth study of peoples and cultures of a specific world region (Latin America, East Asia, the Pacific, or United States). Content may include cultures defined by diaspora, migration, and other global forces and processes.

ANTH 699: Contemporary Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Explores current issues and debates in sociocultural anthropology.