Spring 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 100-01 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. 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: James Ellison
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. Offered every semester.
0830:MWF   DENNY 313
ANTH 101-02 Anthropology for the 21st Century
Instructor: Ann Hill
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. Offered every semester.
1330:MR   DENNY 311
ANTH 225-01 Human Osteology
Instructor: Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
This course offers an intensive examination of human biological diversity as revealed through the study of human skeletal remains. We will focus on techniques used to identify skeletal remains in archaeological, paleontological, and forensic contexts, as well as examining human skeletal responses to environmental stress and human growth and development throughout the life cycle. Prerequisite: 100 or 229 or permission of the instructor. Offered every other year.
0930:MWF   DENNY 115
ANTH 233-01 Anthropology of Religion
Instructor: Ann Hill
Course Description:
A cross-cultural survey of the functions of religion, magic, and myth in simple and complex societies. Religion and communication. Myth and social structure. A historical summary of the scientific study of religion. Offered every other year.
1030:TR   DENNY 311
ANTH 235-01 State and Ethnicity in Upland Asia
Instructor: Ann Hill
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-01. This course examines the borderlands shared by states in upland Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Burma and Laos, with China. It looks at dimensions of contemporary migrations and transnationalism among populations historically marginalized, such as the Hmong, and among populations that have a strong identification with states. Linked to political economies and global markets, nationalism and other ideologies defining peoples and their cultures are explored with an eye toward understanding how ideas about race and the other take shape. Offered every other year.
1130:MWF   DENNY 204
ANTH 241-01 Measurement and Quantification in the Social Sciences
Instructor: Kjell Enge
Course Description:
This course focuses on quantitative data analysis. Students learn how to design, code, and analyze interviews and surveys. Selected databases and statistical programs are used to analyze current social issues and compare samples. Prerequisite: At least one course in SOCI, ANTH or AMST.
1330:F   DENNY 112
1330:T   DENNY 112
ANTH 245-01 Belonging and Exclusion
Instructor: James Ellison
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-07 and WGSS 202-03. In this course students will examine multiple facets of belonging and exclusion, membership and non-membership, and citizenship and rights by using ethnography to develop comparative anthropological perspectives. The course will help students build locally textured knowledge informed by theory to understand recent events in the United States and Africa that have brought ongoing struggles over belonging and rights into the foreground of public consciousness. Students will examine people's experiences involving race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, immigration and autochthony, and religion as these take on new forms, meanings, and intensity. They will consider which among diverse theoretical arguments help them understand people's efforts to create belonging, shape the meanings of membership in communities, and attempt to establish citizenship and the right to have rights in everyday life.
1030:MWF   DENNY 303
ANTH 245-02 Evolutionary Primate Behavior
Instructor: Ashley Bales
Course Description:
This course explores the ways in which our biology influences our behavior. Beginning with a discussion of our place in nature, this course will discuss how our biological heritage as primates can elucidate human communication, sex differences, innovation, childhood, altruism and aggression. The goals of this course are to instill a basic understanding of human and non-human primate biology and understand how natural selection has shaped human behaviors.
1030:TR   DENNY 115
ANTH 290-01 Archaeological Methods
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 290-01. This course focuses on archaeological field and laboratory methods through readings, lectures, and hands-on experiences and the data these practices generate. It will cover the essential field methods employed in archaeological survey (pedestrian, aerial, and geophysical) and excavation. This will include the fundamentals of documentation including note-taking, drawing, photography, and map-making. It will also introduce how archaeologists organize and analyze the large quantities and wide range of data recovered in these processes with particular attention to the use of computer databases, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It will provide a general overview of different types of laboratory analysis including lithics, ceramics, metals, plant and animal remains, and discuss the available dating methods. Students will have the opportunity to practice many of the field and lab methods in the Simulated Excavation Field (SEF), and, when available, archaeological sites in the Cumberland Valley. Through these experiences and interactions with a range of archaeological datasets, students will learn how the archaeological record is formed and what its patterns can teach us about ancient human livelihoods. Finally, students will learn to synthesize and present the results of field and laboratory research in reports, a critical genre of writing in the discipline.This course is cross-listed as ARCH 290. Prerequisite:Any two ARCH courses at 100- or 200-level; ARCH 110 highly recommended.
1330:W   DEAL 1
ANTH 331-01 Principles of Human Evolution
Instructor: Karen Weinstein
Course Description:
This course offers an intensive examination of the evolution of the human family, from our earliest ancestors to the origin and dispersal of modern humans. We use skeletal biology, geology, and archaeology to understand the human evolutionary record. Prerequisite: Any of the following: 100, 216, 218, 229 or BIOL 100-level course. Offered every spring.
1030:MWF   DENNY 115
ANTH 400-01 Senior Colloquium
Instructor: James Ellison
Course Description:
This course is based on student independent research projects, supervised by the faculty colloquium coordinator, with special advisement from faculty colleagues. Students taking the course are encouraged to build on previous fieldwork experience or to develop new, community-based projects. In some cases, archival research may be substituted for fieldwork. The course can accommodate honors projects begun with faculty mentoring and aimed at publication. Prerequisite: 240, 241. Offered every year.
1330:W   DENNY 315