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Undergraduate Anthropology

2018 Fall 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

HUMAN EVOLUTION: INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)

Anthropology 225

Biological anthropology studies human biological evolution and variation. Topics will be: Genetics and Human Evolution, Misconceptions about human evolution and adaptation, the biology and behavior of primates, the fossil record and the origin of bipedalism and evolution of larger brains and lastly the challenges of the future as a result of our recent evolution history.


3 Units

CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH

Anthropology 302

Medical anthropologists apply critical concepts and ethnographic methods to understand the lived experience of illness and suffering; differing medical practices; and the various ways modern healthcare impacts societies. This course is an introduction to the field and designed for students in the social sciences, humanities, and biological/health sciences.


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

WOMEN AND MEN IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (GS)

Anthropology 334

Anthropological approaches to the cross-cultural study of gender relations with emphasis on societies of the non-Western world. Topics vary.


3 Units

ORIGINS OF GENDER

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.

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