2015 Spring Term
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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)
Varieties of human cultures past and present throughout the world, emphasizing the comparative study of social systems.
TOMBS, TEMPLES & BURIED TREASURE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (GS)
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.
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.
MAYAS, AZTECS AND INCAS: PRECOLUMBIAN CIVILZATIONS
Cultures like the Mayas, Aztec,and Inca, surprised, shocked, and even appalled Europeans when the first encountered each other. This course examines historical, social, and technological aspects of these three great civilizations and their predecessors and seeks to understand them in a way that informs the modern world
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.
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.