Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 100-01 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Instructor: Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of biological anthropology. We will examine the development of evolutionary theory. We will then apply evolutionary theory to understand principles of inheritance, familial and population genetics in humans, human biological diversity and adaptations to different environments, behavioral and ecological diversity in nonhuman primates, and the analysis of the human skeleton and fossil record to understand the origin and evolution of the human family. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement. Offered three semesters over a two-year period.
0930:MWF   DENNY 115
1330:W   DENNY 115
ANTH 100-02 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Instructor: Ashley Bales
Course Description:
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of biological anthropology. We will examine the development of evolutionary theory. We will then apply evolutionary theory to understand principles of inheritance, familial and population genetics in humans, human biological diversity and adaptations to different environments, behavioral and ecological diversity in nonhuman primates, and the analysis of the human skeleton and fossil record to understand the origin and evolution of the human family. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement. Offered three semesters over a two-year period.
0900:TR   DENNY 115
1330:T   DENNY 115
ANTH 101-01 Anthropology for the 21st Century
Instructor: Summer Wood
Course Description:
The primary focus is on cultural anthropology, or the comparative study of human diversity across cultures. Other subfields within anthropology, namely archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology will also contribute perspectives. The goal is to demonstrate how anthropological perspectives enlighten our understanding of contemporary social phenomena and problems, highlighting the relevance of anthropology to everyday lives and especially to issues of human diversity. This course fulfills the Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement and the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. Offered every semester.
1030:MWF   DENNY 311
ANTH 110-01 Archaeology and World Prehistory
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 110-01.
0830:MWF   DENNY 313
ANTH 223-01 Native Peoples of Eastern North America
Instructor: Christopher Bilodeau
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 389-01.
1330:MR   DENNY 311
ANTH 230-01 Ethnography of Postcolonial Africa
Instructor: Summer Wood
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-03.
1230:MWF   DENNY 313
ANTH 240-01 Qualitative Methods
Instructor: Kjell Enge
Course Description:
This course introduces students to the theory and methods of social science research, beginning with an examination of the philosophies underlying various research methodologies. The course then focuses on ethnographic field methods, introducing students to the techniques of participant observation, structured and informal interviewing, oral histories, sociometrics, and content analysis. Students design their own field projects. Prerequisite:ANTH 101 or SOCI 110. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement.
1030:TR   DENNY 112
1330:T   DENNY 112
ANTH 245-01 Babies and Boomers: Asian Societies in Transition
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-02.The rapid economic growth of Asia in the past several decades has led to equally rapid social transformation. This course takes the family as a lens through which to understand this social change. It explores shifts and continuities in both conceptions of family life and the composition of families themselves. The causes and effects of lowered fertility and increased longevity in Asia, particularly in China and Japan, receive special emphasis. Course materials draw from social scientific and historical accounts. In addition to normal coursework, students will be required to write a research paper on a topic related to course themes.
1500:MR   STERN 103
ANTH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and LALC 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 313
ANTH 300-01 Archaeological Theory and Intrepretation
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 300-01.
1330:MR   DEAL 1
ANTH 336-01 Social Distinctions
Instructor: Summer Wood
Course Description:
This course covers anthropological theories of social hierarchy and stratification. Both the material and ideological bases of social distinction are examined. Gender, class, race, ethnicity, kinship, and slavery are some of the specific topics covered in the course. Prerequisite: 101. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement. Offered every fall.
1500:MR   DENNY 204