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Undergraduate Anthropology

2023 Spring Term

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3 Units

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPL 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

ANTHROPL 220

This course introduces students to the basic work of archaeology. It aims to dispel popular myths about the field perpetuated by 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

CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH

ANTHROPL 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

NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL

ANTHROPL 305

This course, while assessing anthropology's long-term relationship with Native North America, primarily presents an opportunity for students to engage with the representation of contemporary Native cultures (and identity) through ethnographic reading and study. This will be accomplished through autobiographic, ethnographic, and medical anthropological literatures (and other media forms). Students will be asked to react through discussion, writing, and examination.


3 Units

FORENSIC DOCUMENTATION

ANTHROPL 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

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

ANTHROPL 350

This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. the course examines following areas: (a) culture (beliefs, customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalities (gender, income, race-ethnic, region); and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.


3 Units

ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY

ANTHROPL 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.

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