Anthropology Current Course Offerings 


Students in lower division standing who would like to take an upper division course, please submit a pre-authorization request here.

Undergraduate Course Offerings:

Summer Sessions 2017

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
Summer Session I
ANSC 121 Psychological Anthropology TBD
ANSC 122 Language in Society (DEI course) TBD
ANTH 2 Human Origins TBD
ANTH 21  Race and Racisms (DEI course) TBD
Summer Session  2
ANBI 173 How Monkeys See the World TBD
ANSC 165 Contemporary South Asia TBD
ANSC 166 Film and Culture in Asia Parish, Steven
ANTH 21 Race and Racisms  (DEI course) TBD
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies TBD

Fall Quarter 2017

ANTH Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANTH 2 Human Origins TBD
ANTH 21  Race and Racisms (DEI course) TBD
ANTH 23  Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) TBD
ANTH 23  Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) TBD
ANTH 87 Freshman Seminar: "Global Beauty" (1 unit) Kang, Dredge
ANTH 87 Freshman Seminar: "Discover Anthropology" (1 unit) Semendeferi, Katerina
ANTH 101 Foundations/Social Complexity Goldstein, Paul S. 
ANTH 196A Honors Studies in Anthropology Semendeferi, Katerina

ANAR Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANAR 100 Special Topics in Anthropological Archaeology D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade
ANAR 154 The Aztecs and their Ancestors Staff
ANAR 164 Maritime Archaeology- Method, Theory and Practice in Global Perspective Rivera-Collazo, Isabel

ANBI Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANBI 135 Genetic Anthropology Lab Techniques Non, Amy
ANBI 141 Evolution of Human Diet Staff
ANBI 145 Bioarchaeology Staff
ANBI 148 Not by Genes Alone: Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology Staff

ANSC Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANSC 105 Global Health and Inequality TBD
ANSC 121 Psychological Anthropology Staff
ANSC 124 Cultural Anthropology Staff
ANSC 129 Meaning and Healing Csordas, Thomas
ANSC 148 Global Health and Cultural Diversity Staff
ANSC 177 Step into Anthrohistory: the Past and its Hold on the Future Pedersen, David

Winter Quarter 2018

ANTH Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANTH 1 Introduction to Culture Staff
ANTH 21 Race and Racisms (DEI course) Staff
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Staff
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Staff
ANTH 102 Humans Are Cultural Animals Staff
ANTH 196B Honors Studies in Anthropology Semendeferi, Katerina

ANAR Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANAR 138 Mesopotamia: The Emergence of Civilization Algaze, Guillermo
ANAR 142 The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel Levy, Thomas
ANAR 160 Ancient Maya: Archaeological Problems and Perspectives Braswell, Geoffrey
ANAR 184 The Political Economy of Early Empires Algaze, Guillermo

ANBI Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANBI 100 Special Topics in Biological Archaeology Staff
ANBI 112 Methods of Human Comparative Neuroscience Semendeferi, Katerina
ANBI 120 Ethical Dilemmas Schoeninger, Margaret
ANBI 133  Planet of Apes: Evolution and Ecology Staff
ANBI 145 Bioarcheology Staff

ANSC Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANSC 100 Special Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology Staff
ANSC 117 Transgenderisms Kang, Dredge
ANSC 119 Gesture, Communication and the Body Haviland, John
ANSC 125 Gender, Sexuality, and Society Brenner, Suzanne
ANSC 137 Chinese Popular Religion Jordan, David
ANSC 148 Global Health and Cultural Diversity Kang, Dredge
ANSC 154 Gender and Religion Brenner, Suzanne
ANSC 178 Brain, Mind, Culture and History Pedersen, David
ANSC 180 Labor's Relations Hankins, Joseph

Spring Quarter 2018

ANTH Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANTH 3 Global Archaeology  Levy, Thomas 
ANTH 21 Race and Racisms (DEI course) Staff
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Staff
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Staff
ANTH 43 Introduction to Biology and Culture of Race Non, Amy
ANTH 103 Sociocultural Anthropology Brenner, Suzanne
ANTH 192 Seminar in Anthropology (1 unit) Semendeferi, Katerina
ANTH 196C Honors Studies in Anthropology Semendeferi, Katerina
ANAR 143 Biblical Archaeology- Fact or Fiction Levy, Thomas
ANTH 156 The Archaeology of South America Goldstein, Paul

ANAR Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANAR 143 Biblical Archaeology- Fact or Fiction Levy, Thomas
ANAR 166 Environmental Archaeology Rivera-Collazo, Isabel

ANBI Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANBI 100 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology Staff
ANBI 132 Conservation and the Human Predicament Strum, Shirley
ANBI 173 How Monkeys See the World Strum, Shirley

ANSC Courses

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANSC 120 Anthropology of Religion Staff
ANSC 122 Language in Society (DEI course) Staff
ANSC 140 Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues Postero, Nancy
ANSC 155 Humanitarian Aid: What is it Good For? Staff
ANSC 156

Mad Films: Cultural Studies of Mental Illness in Cinema

Jenkins, Janis
ANSC 179 The New Economic Anthropology: Producing, Consuming, and Exchanging Stuff Worldwide Pedersen, David
ANSC 181 Animal Affairs Hankins, Joseph
ANSC 184 Food, Culture, and Society Garth, Hanna
ANSC 185 Black Lives Matter Garth, Hanna

Special Topics Descriptions

Fall 2017 Special Topics Descriptions

ANAR 100. Special Topics in Anthropological Archaeology

"Population and Food"

Instructor: Jade D'Alpoim Guedes

Description: Climate change, population growth, ecological degradation and changing sociopolitical contexts mean that securing the world’s food supply is one of the greatest challenges of our times. What did humans eat in the past and what and how should we eat and farm to guide a sustainable future? You will learn how humans relationship with food has changed over the course of their evolution and how humans first starting cultivating the foods we rely on today. We will also compare these early developments to the modern food crisis using three key examples. We will examine traditional ecological knowledge in farming systems around the world asking the question: what makes these systems adapted and sustainable to their local environment? We will then focus on the goals of the Green Revolution and the development of high yielding hybrid plants, pesticides and improved irrigation systems. We will look at these farming system’s successes and failures throughout the world. Finally, we turn our attention to the last 20 years, when humans began to modify plant life at the genetic level. You will learn what a GMO is (and what it is not!) and about the potential benefits and shortcomings of biotechnology.

Graduate Course Offerings

Fall Quarter 2017

Winter Quarter 2018

Course # Course Name Instructor
ANTH 201 Special Topics in Anthropological Archaeology Thomas E. Levy
ANTH 213 Anthropology and Mental Health Janis H. Jenkins
ANTH 230 Department Colloquium Staff
ANTH 235 Theories of Social Justice Hanna Garth
ANTH 242 Anthropology of Latin America Nancy Postero
ANTH 253 Who Cares? Sympathy and the Conduct of Liberalism Joseph Hankins
ANTH 280D Core Seminar in Anthropological Anthropology Staff
ANTH 280E Core Seminar in Biological Anthropology Margaret Schoeninger
ANTH 281B Introductory Seminar Steven Parish

Spring Quarter 2018

Course # Course Name Instructor
ANTH 230 Department Colloquium Staff
ANTH 239 Contemporary Religious Movements Brenner, Suzanne A.
ANTH 244 Andean Prehistory: Origins of Chiefdoms and States Staff
ANTH 260 Seminar in Medical and Psychological Anthropology Staff
ANTH 280B Core Seminar in cultural Anthropology Hankins, Joseph
ANTH 288 Archaeology Practicum Braswell, Geoffrey E.

Please note that courses are tentative and subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates and check the schedule of classes.

For a list of Anthropology course descriptions, please see the general catalog.

Previous course offerings: