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Anthropology

Courses Available - Fall 2017


INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH-1001-001/002 (6) Tuesday / Thursday 2:30 - 3:45 or Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9:30-10:20am
2M72 / 4C60

This course provides a general introduction to the four main branches of anthropology: archaeological, cultural, linguistic, and physical (biological). Topics include human evolution, the nature of culture and language, the diversity of past and present societies and their ways of life, and the causes and consequences of social and cultural change. Some instructors may devote substantially more time to certain topics than do others. Students are advised to consult with individual instructors for details.

SOCIOLINGUISTICS
ANTH-3408-001 (3) Monday / Wednesday / Friday 1:30-2:20pm
2C13

Sociolinguistics is the systematic study of language as a social phenomenon with a focus on the relationship between language and various social variables such as age, class, ethnicity and gender. This course examines language variations on regional (regional dialects), social (sociolects) and personal (styles and registers) level, as well as topics such as standard language, slang, jargon, politeness and taboo. It introduces students to the concepts of language ideologies, communities of practice, multilingualism, diglossia and code switching, and explores the problems of language in the contact and of language shift,revival and planning. Cross-listed: LING-3103.

Prerequisites: LING-1001 or permission of the instructor.

SYMBOLIC ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH-3116-001/ANTH-4116/001 (3) Wednesday 2:30-5:15pm
3M57

Symbolic anthropology explores indigenous peoples' understandings of their myths and rituals. In this course students learn techniques to analyze and interpret a variety of narratives, rituals and cultural performances. Readings systemically include classic works as well as contemporary work in the field. Additional in- depth work is required to receive credit at the 4000 level.

Prerequisites: ANTH-2100 or permission of the instructor

APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH-3103-001 (3) Monday / Wednesday 4:00-5:15pm
2M77

This is a course in the identification and resolution of social problems using anthropological knowledge and technique. Various approaches including community development and community organization are considered for rural and urban settings.

HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 3100-001/ANTH-4100-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 1:00-2:15pm
2M67

This course examines the development and influence of select schools of anthropological thought and practice from the nineteenth century to the present. Emphasis is given to the approach and contribution of individual scholars, and to the impact of institutions and historically significant events and trends in shaping disciplinary ideas. Additional in-depth work is required to receive credit at the 4000 level.

VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH-2116-001 (3) 2:30-3:45pm
1L13

Visual anthropology is the study of the visual aspects of culture. This includes material culture photographs, films and videos. In this course we focus on ethnographic films and videos. With roots in the late 19th century, ethnographic films have flourished as a way of documenting many different cultures. The advent of digital cameras in the 1980s transformed and democratized the practice of ethnographic filming. In this course students critically examine the words of influential ethnographic filmmakers. They also learn to make videos, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of some of the challenges by filmmaking.

Prerequisites: ANTH-1001 or ANTH-1002 or permission of the instructor.

METHODS AND THEORY IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH-2100-001 (3) 8:30-9:45am
1C16A

This core course surveys the essentials of theory and method in the anthropological study of culture and society. It examines central concepts and perspectives in relation to their past development and current status, and their applications in ethnographic and ethnological research.

Prerequisites: ANTH-1001 or ANTH-1002 or permission of the instructor.

INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
ANTH-1003-001 (3) Monday / Wednesday 4:00-5:15pm
1L13

This is a general introduction to the study of the biological nature and origins of the human species, and of the cultural and biological record of the past. Topical emphases vary but may include basic principles of biological evolution, the human fossil record, modern human variation, and archaeological evidence of the development and diversification of society and culture from earliest times to the rise of ancient civilization.

INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
ANTH-1002-002 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 11:30 AM-12:45pm
2D12

This course is a general introduction to the comparative study of culture and language. Topical emphases vary. In cultural anthropology they may include economic and political organization, kinship and marriage, ritual and belief, and the causes and consequences of cultural change in the contemporary world. In linguistic anthropology they may include language structure, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and the ethnography of language. Some instructors may devote substantially more time than others to certain topics. Students are advised to consult with individual instructors for details.

INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS
ANTH-1002-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 8:30-9:45am
1L12

This course is a general introduction to the comparative study of culture and language. Topical emphases vary. In cultural anthropology they may include economic and political organization, kinship and marriage, ritual and belief, and the causes and consequences of cultural change in the contemporary world. In linguistic anthropology they may include language structure, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and the ethnography of language. Some instructors may devote substantially more time than others to certain topics. Students are advised to consult with individual instructors for details.


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