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Undergraduate Anthropology

2014 Spring Term

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3 Units

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)

Anthropology 218

Varieties of human cultures past and present throughout the world, emphasizing the comparative study of social systems.


3 Units

TOMBS, TEMPLES & BURIED TREASURE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (GS)

Anthropology 220

This course introduces student to the basic work of archaeology. It aims to dispel popular myths about the field perpetuated by the popular media. In place of those myths it presents methods of archaeological research and the discoveries such research has produced. These discoveries reveal the 4 million year history of humans and their ancestors before the invention of written records.


3 Units

FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION

Anthropology 325

This is an advanced course for students who wish to explore the area of recovery and identification of human skeletal remains. This class is offered as an introduction to the field of Forensic Science. It also provides us with opportunity to see an application of scientific knowledge to jurisprudence. A detailed look into the events surrounding death will be examined. Since we will deal directly with the human body, some prior knowledge of the human body will be helpful although we will cover this material in class.


3 Units

URBAN SOCIETY

Anthropology 352

A study to acquaint the student with historical development of urban centers, the increasing societal dominance of urbanism, the aspects of urbanism that constitute societal problems as well as societal contributions and new urban trends such as suburbanism and urban renewal.


3 Units

ARCHAEOLOGY OF WOMEN

Anthropology 367

This course presents theory, methods and case studies examining the role of women in human societies from our earliest origins through the beginning of the modern period. The dominant discipline in this inquiry is archaeological anthropology, but relevant material from sociology, biology, history and other fields will also be covered. No previous knowledge of any one field is expected, but exposure to the social sciences is desirable. My goal for this course is that you will leave with a better understanding of the role of women in past human societies, envision some of the trajectories that have led to contemporary social formations and be able to envision how the past, present and future are connected.


3 Units

ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY

Anthropology 420

This course is a broad survey of anthropological theory. The goal is to understand anthropology's specific historical trajectory as it relates to theory and to see how anthropological theory has been put into practice/informed ethnographic writing, both classic and contemporary monographs. Students will be expected to engage at a high level through critical reading and critical writing assignments.


3 Units

ADVANCED FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY: BIOARCHAEOLOGY, TRAUMA & PATHOLOGY

Anthropology 425

The course is a practicum in forensic anthropology. Student will gain an understanding of osteology, trauma and pathology as it relates to interpretation of human remains. The effect of culture on the human skeleton will be shown using examples from archaeology. Students will survey, inventory, a mock crime scene. They will produce a forensic report and present it in a mock court situation.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

Anthropology 497

Variable topics.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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