Current Course Offerings

Spring 2018

An introduction to the field of physical anthropology using human evolution as a unifying concept.  Areas include human genetics, race, speciation, primate evolution, and human variation and adaptation.  Corequisite: ANTH 1011L.  Instructor: Delezene & Terhune

Laboratory exercises illustrating concepts of physical anthropology.  Corequisite: ANTH 1013.  Instructor: Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

An introduction to the field of physical anthropology using human evolution as a unifying concept.  Areas include human genetics, race, speciation, primate evolution, and human variation and adaptation.  Corequisite: ANTH 1011M.  Instructor:  Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

Laboratory exercises illustrating concepts of physical anthropology.  Corequisite: ANTH 1013H.  Instructor:  Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

Introduction to the nature of culture and its influence on human behavior and personality: comparative study of custom, social organization, and processes of change and integration of culture.  Corequisite: Drill component.  Instructor:  Koziol

Introduction to the nature of culture and its influence on human behavior and personality: comparative study of custom, social organization, and processes of change and integration of culture.  Instructor:  Graduate Teaching Assistants

Archaeology studies the human past through contextual analysis of artifacts, archaeological sites, and landscapes.  This course introduces archaeological methods and theories, significant discoveries and current debates in the discipline.  Corequisite: Lab component.  Instructor:  Stoner

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to Latin America.  Drawing on Latin American literature, history, sociology, and political science, the course examines the broad forces that have shaped the region.  Instructor: Natarajan

Survey of the prehistoric and early historic cultures of the Americas, Asia, and Africa.  Instructor: Kay

Study of the field of archeology including method, theory, analysis and interpretation with substantive worldwide examples. Prerequisite: ANTH 1033.  Instructor: Brandon

Explores multiple aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization including chronology, art, religion, literature and daily life.  Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Morey

This course will review the anatomy of the human body, comparing this anatomy with primates, mammals, and vertebrates, and it will consider how the major features of the human body emerged throughout evolution.  Instructor: Terhune

Introduction to language study with stress upon modern linguistic theory and analysis.  Data drawn from various languages reveal linguistic universals as well as phonological, syntactic, and semantic systems of individual languages.  Related topics: language history, dialectology, language and its relation to culture and society, the history of linguistic scholarship.  Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Fukushima

Study of the human skeleton, identification of bones, allometric growth, sexual dimorphism, osteological genetic inheritance and invironmental stresses.  Lectures and demonstration.  Corequisite: ANTH 3421L.  Instructor: Rose

Laboratory exercises illustrating concepts of human osteology.  Corequisite: ANTH 3423.  Instructor: Rose

An introduction to the methods and theory underlying the full range of geographic information science and collateral areas - including GNSS, remote sensing, cadastral, spatial demographics and others.  Instructor: Limp

Examines contemporary implications of Latin America's unique religious heritage.  An exploration of multiple Latin American religious traditions, with sustained focus on key theoretical concerns: conversion, vernacular vs. orthodox expressions, the blending of indigenous and European cosmologies, devotion and ritual, and the articulation of ethnic, gendered, and religious identities.  Instructor: Erickson

 

Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Instructor:  Faculty

Study of national and international varieties of popular culture, including music, dance, fashion, and the media.  Emphasis will be given to both ethnographic approaches, which focus on the investigation of production and consumption of cultural forms and to cultural studies approaches, which see culture as a terrain of struggle.  Instructor: Swedenburg

Introduction to the biology of the order of Primates.  This course considers the comparative anatomy, behavioral ecology and paleontology of our nearest living relatives.  Prerequisite: ANTH 1013 (or BIOL 1543 and BIOL 1541L).  Instructor: Ungar

Review of the uses of ethnographic data in the reconstruction and interpretation of past cultures and cultural processes, with particular emphasis on the relationships between modern theories of culture and archeological interpretation.  Instructor: Brandon

Research, discussion, and projects focusing on a variety of topics.

Anthropology of the City - Examines cities as both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received.  Explores the implications of several pivotal urban and cultural trends and the way in which representations of the city have informed dominant ideas about city space, function and feel.  Instructor: D'Alisera

Law & Human Rights - Instructor: Natarajan

Hominin Paleoecology - Instructor: Delezene

Covers a Special topic or issue.

Nation, Race, Ethnicity - Instructor: Swedenburg

 

Individual research at graduate level on clearly defined problems or problem areas.  Instructor:  Faculty

Examines cities as both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received.  Explores the implications of several pivotal urban and cultural trends and the way in which representations of the city have informed dominant ideas about city space, function and feel.  Instructor: D'Alisera

Graduate level seminar with varied emphasis on topics relating to cultural anthropology.

Hominin Paleoecology - Instructor: Delezene

Theory and practice of describing, analyzing, and reporting upon archeological materials.

People and Pots - Instructor: Stoner

Intensive coverage of bioarcheological method and theory with the context of both academic and cultural resources management research.  Instructor: Rose

A scientific study of language with primary emphasis on modern linguistic theory and analysis.  Topics include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and historical development of world languages.  Instructor: Fukushima

Reading course for advanced students with special interests in anthropology.  Instructor:  Faculty

Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) applications in marketing, transportation, real estate, demographics, urban and regional planning, and related areas. Lectures focus on development of principles, paralleled by workstation-based laboratory exercises using mainstream GIS software and relational databases. Instructor: Tullis

Introduction to the biology of the order of Primates. This course considers the comparative anatomy, behavioral ecology and paleontology of our nearest living relatives.  Instructor: Ungar

 Unlike conventional GIS courses that focus on studying "where", this course will teach students to address beyond "where" using various GIS analysis and modeling techniques to explore "why" and "how". The course will provide theoretical and methodological reviews of the principles of cartographic modeling and multi-criteria decision-making.  Instructor: Aly

 Review of the uses of ethnographic data in the reconstruction and interpretation of past cultures and cultural processes, with particular emphasis on the relationships between modern theories of culture and archeological interpretation.  Instructor: Brandon

Research, discussion, and projects focusing on a variety of topics.

Law & Human Rights - Instructor: Natarajan

Covers a Special topic or issue.

Nation, Race, Ethnicity - Instructor: Swedenburg

 Instructor:  Faculty

This course examines the complex interrelationships between human societies and the natural environment. Drawing on diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives in archaeology, ethnography, history, geography, and palaeo-environmental studies, readings and discussion will explore the co-production of social and environmental systems over time. Instructor: Vining

 Instructor:  Faculty

Various topics in Archeology will be explored in depth. 

Lithic Technology - Instructor: Kay