Anthropology Course Offerings 2016-2017


Upcoming Course Offerings:

Fall Courses 2016

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANTH 2 Human Origins Beasley, Melanie
ANTH 21  Race and Racisms (DEI course) Klimova, Julia
ANTH 23  Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Stewart, Alexander
ANTH 23  Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Itzahk, Nofit
ANTH 101 Foundations/Social Complexity Goldstein, Paul S. 
ANTH 196A Honors Studies in Anthropology Semendeferi, Katerina
ANAR 100 Special Topics in Anthropological Archaeology Somerville, Andrew
ANAR 144 Introduction to Egyptology Braswell, Geoffrey E. 
ANBI 120 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Other Ethical Dilemmas Schoeninger, Margaret
ANBI 141 Evolution of Human Diet Schoeninger, Margaret
ANBI 148 Not by Genes Alone: Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology LaFleur, Marni
ANBI 159 Biological and Cultural Perspectives on Intelligence  Beasley, Melanie
ANSC 118 Language and Culture Haviland, John B. 
ANSC 121 Psychological Anthropology Itzahk, Nofit
ANSC 131 Language, Law, and Social Justice Haviland, John B.
ANSC 155 Humanitarian Aid: What Is It Good For? Varma, Saiba
ANSC 159 The Anthropology of Marriage Brenner, Suzanne A.
ANSC 176 The Meaning of Political Violence  Pedersen, David E.
ANSC 180 Labor’s Relations Calibri (Body)
ANSC 181 Animal Affairs Hankins, Joseph
CAT 1 Migration Narratives Algaze, Guillermo
MMW 11 Pre-history and Ancient Foundations Jordan, David

Winter Courses 2017

Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANTH 1 Introduction to Culture Duzel, Esin
ANTH 21 Race and Racisms (DEI course) Kang, Dredge
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Klimova, Julia
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Duzel, Esin
ANTH 102 Humans Are Cultural Animals Beasley, Melanie
ANTH 196B Honors Studies in Anthropology Semendeferi, Katerina
ANAR 153 The Mysterious Maya Braswell, Geoffrey E. 
ANAR 164 Maritime Archaeology - Method, Theory and Practice in Global Perspective Rivera-Collazo, Isabel 
ANBI 111 Advanced Principles of Human Evolution Beasley, Melanie
ANBI 133  Planet of Apes: Evolution and Ecology LaFleur, Marni
ANBI 146 Stable Isotopes in Ecology Schoeninger, Margaret
ANSC 101 Aging: Culture and Health in Late Life Human Development Parish, Steven
ANSC 106 Global Health: Indigenous Medicines in Latin America Olga Lidia, Olivas
ANSC 135 Indigenous people of Latin America Postero, Nancy
ANSC 136 Traditional Chinese Society Jordan, David
ANSC 148 Global Health and Cultural Diversity Varma, Saiba
ANSC 178 Brain, Mind, Culture and History Pedersen, David

Spring Courses 2017

Spring 2017 Course Descriptions
Course #
Course Name
Instructor
ANTH 3 Global Archaeology  Levy, Thomas 
ANTH 21 Race and Racisms (DEI course) Garth, Hanna
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Esin, Duzel
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism (DEI course) Itzhak, Nofit
ANTH 103 Sociocultural Anthropology Brenner, Suzanne
ANTH 196C Thesis Research Semendeferi, Katerina
ANAR 124 The Archaeology of Asia Staff
ANTH 143 The Human Skeleton Beasley, Melanie
ANAR 143 Archeology, Anthr & the Bible Levy, Thomas
ANAR 165 Marine and Coastal Archaeology and the Biblical Seas Assaf Yasur-Landau
ANAR 180 Archaeology Workshop Goldstein, Paul
ANBI 100 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology Gagneux, Pascal
ANBI 134 Human Evolutionary Genetics  Non, Amy
ANBI 145 Bioarcheology  Beasley, Melanie
ANSC 100 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology Bialecki, Jon
ANSC 124 Cultural Anthropology Bialecki, Jon
ANSC 140 Human Rights II: Contemporary Issues Postero, Nancy
ANSC 146 A Global Health Perspective on HIV  Kang, Dredge
ANSC 147 Global Health and the Environment Parish, Steven
ANSC 151 U.S. – Mexico Border Ethnographies Olga Lidia, Olivas
ANSC 164 Introduction to Medical Anthropology Itzhak, Nofit
ANSC 173 Ethnography in Practice  Hartblay, Cassandra 

Summer Session Courses 2017

Summer 2017 Course Descriptions
Course #
Course Name
Instructor
Summer Session I
ANAR 121A Digital Archaeology/GIS Foundations TBD
ANSC 121 Psychological Anthropology TBD
ANSC 122 Language in Society 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 TBD
ANTH 21 Race and Racisms  (DEI course) TBD
ANTH 23 Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies TBD

Special Topics Descriptions

Spring 2017 Special Topics Descriptions

ANSC 100. Special Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology

Language and Religion

Instructor: Jon Bialecki

Description: Religion is often associated with the ineffable, but that should not be taken as meaning that religion, like all other human social activity, is not deeply and possibly essentially concerned and made possible by language. By the same measure though, language’s ubiquity in human affairs should not be taken to mean that language concerning religion does not have particular and special features. This class explores religion as a linguistic anthropology problem, addressing issues such as the pragmatics and metapragmatics of prayer and other religious speech, how language operates in phenomena often associated with religion, such as divination or possession, and the use of religious language to mobilize social projects that may not be considered “religious.” While this class will deal with issues of linguistic anthropology, previous linguistic anthropology courses are not a prerequisite.

ANBI 100. Special Topics in Biological Anthropology

Evolution of Human Disease

Instructor: Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D. 

Description: The course will explore the major epidemiological transitions from ape-like ancestors to foraging tribes, farmers and pastoralists, to the global metropolitan primate we now are. We will focus on how diseases have shaped humans and how humans have shaped disease over time.

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.

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