Spring 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 100-01 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Instructor: Alexandra Klales
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.
1330:M   DENNY 115
0900:TR   DENNY 313
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:MWF   DENNY 21
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. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. Offered every semester.
1030:TR   DENNY 211
ANTH 240-01 Qualitative Methods
Instructor: Erik Love
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 240-01.
1330:MR   DENNY 311
ANTH 241-01 Measurement and Quantification in the Social Sciences
Instructor: Kjell Enge
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 244-01.
1330:F   STERN 11
1330:MW   STERN 11
1500:W   STERN 11
ANTH 241-02 Measurement and Quantification in the Social Sciences
Instructor: Melanie Brasher
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 244-02.
1330:WF   DENNY 112
ANTH 245-02 Japanese Society and Culture
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 206-02.This course is an introduction to the society and culture of modern Japan. We will examine such major social institutions in Japan as families, communities, workplaces, and belief systems. The impact of modernity on these institutions, the evolving relationship between roles, and popular culture will also be covered.
1030:TR   DENNY 304
ANTH 256-01 Health and Healing in Africa
Instructor: James Ellison
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-01. This course addresses three interrelated aspects of health and healing in Africa. We examine health in Africa from a biomedical perspective, learning about disease, morbidity, mortality, and biomedical care. We place African health and health care into a framework of political economy, examining the causes and consequences of illness and disease and the forces that shape and constrain care. We also examine the cultural and historical dimensions of health and healing in specific regions of the continent, bringing ethnographic knowledge to bear on contemporary health problems and thereby gaining an understanding of the lived experiences of health and healing in Africa.
1330:MR   DENNY 303
ANTH 260-01 Environmental Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 260-01 and ENST 311-02.
1030:MWF   DEAL 1
ANTH 261-01 Archaeology of North America
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 261-01.
0830:MWF   DENNY 313
ANTH 300-01 Archaeological Method and Theory
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 300-01.
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. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and WR graduation requirements. Offered every spring.
1030:TR   DENNY 115
ANTH 336-01 Social Distinctions
Instructor: James Ellison
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.
0900:TR   DENNY 212
ANTH 400-01 Senior Colloquium
Instructor: Ann Hill
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. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement. Offered every year.
1500:TR   STERN 7
ANTH 500-04 Prehistoric Camp Michaux
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description: