Fall 2014

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 DIV III lab-science distribution requirement. Offered three semesters over a two-year period.
0930:MWF   DENNY 115
1330:W   DENNY 115
ANTH 101-01 Anthropology for the 21st Century
Instructor: Kjell Enge
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 DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. Offered every semester.
1030:TR   DENNY 304
ANTH 101-02 Anthropology for the 21st Century
Instructor: Shawn Bender
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 DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. Offered every semester.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 204
ANTH 110-01 Archaeology and World Prehistory
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 110-01.
0830:MWF   DENNY 313
ANTH 214-01 Ecological Anthropology
Instructor: Kjell Enge
Course Description:
An examination of human adaption to changing environments with an emphasis on systems analysis. Special attention to development and current environmental problems. This course is cross-listed as ENST 214. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement. Offered every other year.
0900:TR   DENNY 304
ANTH 229-01 Principles of Human Variation and Adaptation
Instructor: Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
This course explores anthropological perspectives on modern human biological diversity. We examine genetic variation, biological and cultural responses to environmental stressors, including climate, altitude, nutrition, infectious and chronic diseases, and population growth and demography. We use our understanding of human biological diversity to examine the notion that race is a social phenomenon with no true biological meaning. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement. Offered every other year.
1030:MWF   DENNY 115
ANTH 240-01 Qualitative Methods
Instructor: James Ellison
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 240-01.
1330:T   DENNY 115
1030:TR   DENNY 303
ANTH 245-01 Gender in Africa
Instructor: James Ellison
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-05 and WGST 202-02.This course introduces students to perspectives on and experiences of gender in Africa today and in the recent past using an ethnographic lens. Through readings, discussions, lectures, and films, we will consider the diverse ways people have constructed gender in their everyday lives in different parts of Africa; how people have shaped gendered knowledge and identities in cultural, social, historical, and political-economic contexts; and how matters of gender have been represented in scholarship, popular media, activism, and policy realms. A central concern of ours will be with gender in peoples practical, everyday lives: how gender is crucial to understanding politics, economics, development, social life, popular culture, and other aspects of peoples lives in Africa. A consistent theme in our diverse readings is the changing terrain of gender relations in the contexts of Africas long-term entanglements with global forces, particularly those of recent decades.
1330:MR   DENNY 204
ANTH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and LALC 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 103
ANTH 336-01 Social Distinctions
Instructor: Ann Hill
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 115