01:070:100Introduction to Anthropology (3)Central approaches, concepts, and methods of anthropology's four subfields: archaeology and biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology. Anthropology as comparative study of human physical and cultural diversity, past and present. Provides background for students seeking a firm foundation in the discipline before moving on to higher-level courses.Does not count toward the major or minor in anthropology.
01:070:101Culture and Social Life (4) History of cultural anthropology; changing theoretical and methodological approaches; fieldwork, ethnographic writing, and the culture concept; cross-cultural analyses and comparisons; complex society; local, regional, and global perspectives.
01:070:102Introduction to Human Evolution (4) Evolutionary processes, including adaptation and speciation; fossil and archaeological records of human morphological and social-behavioral evolution.
01:070:105Introduction to Archaeology (4) Overview of human prehistory over the past 5 million years, from origins in Africa to the spread of people first to Asia and Europe, and later to Australia and the Americas, culminating in the archaeology of colonial contact between Europe and distant lands.
01:070:108Language, Culture, and Sociey (3) Introduction
to linguistic anthropology. Language as social action, language and culture,
language use in specific sociocultural contexts. Credit not given for both this course and 01:615:101.
01:070:111Extinction (4)An interdisciplinary approach to understanding
the idea and the reality of the extinction process. Extinction as a challenge of the 21st century. Topics
include extinctions of fossil hominins, cultures, religions and ethnic groups,
language, and endangered species; and the possible extinction of our own
01:070:112World Prehistory (3)An overview of world prehistory from the first human-made tools to the development of farming
01:070:113Introduction to Greek and Roman Archaeology (3)Introductory survey of the archaeology,
architecture, and material culture of the Mediterranean world from the Bronze
Age throughout the transformation of the Roman Empire following the reign of
Constantine. Consideration given to chronological developments, Greek and Roman
artistic production in its social and cultural settings, and Classical Art. Credit not given for both this course and 01:190:215.
01:070:152Bones and Stones Laboratory (1.5)Basics of human bone and lithic material analysis; human paleoanthropological fossil record; lithic technologies through time. Prerequisite: Special permission. This course in conjunction with 3 transfer credits of an introductory course in physical anthropology fills the same evolutionary anthropology requirement as 01:070:102.
01:070:153Anthropology of Art (1.5)Issues of cultural relativism, emic and etic description, ethnocentrism, symbolism,
ritual, and the politics of representation through the lens of art.
01:070:161Anthropology of Robots and Artificial Intelligence (1.5)Anthropological approach to robotics,
artificial intelligence, artificial life, and cyborgs; concurrent exploration
of anthropological methods and theory, ideas about kinship, personhood, gender,
class, race, religion, and "culture."
01:070:170Learning an Endangered Language (1.5)Linguistic structure and
function; language in ethnohistorical and sociocultural contexts; social life
of languages; language shift, obsolescence, endangerment, and revitalization;
linguistic relativity; performativity; techniques used by linguists and
anthropologists heading to the field to work with endangered languages.
01:070:201Evolution and Human Behavior (3)Introduction to the evolutionary biological study of human behavior, including basic evolutionary theory, cultural learning, mating, parenting, and cooperation.
01:070:202Reading Culture and the Environment in Spanish (1.5)A Spanish language module
attached to 01:070:302 Culture and the Environment. Oral and reading
proficiency in environmental topics. Different perspectives on the environment
and social justice as shaped by the different histories of Spain, Latin
America, and Equatorial Guinea. Taught in Spanish.Prerequisite: 01:940:201 or 01:940:203.
01:070:203Climate Change, Disaster, and Reconstruction (3)Politics of climate change,
disaster as social phenomenon, intersectional analysis of the political economy
of reconstruction, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, USA, philosophy of neoliberalism,
epistemology of crisis, translation of political models.
01:070:206Survey of New World Prehistory (3) Focus on the major cultural traditions and adaptations from the earliest appearance of humans in the Americas through the colonial period. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:207Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe (3) Prehistory of Europe from the arrival of the first humans until the end of the Viking Age, focusing on Neanderthal and modern human interactions, ritual systems of Paleolithic cave painters, Atlantic societies that built megalithic monuments, beginnings of agriculture, Mycenaean culture, Northern European "barbarians" who terrorized Rome, trade, metallurgy, early states, writing, religion, and women in ancient societies. Prerequisite: 01:070:105 or permission of instructor.
01:070:209The Prehistory of Iberia (3)Overview of the prehistory of
Iberia from the first human arrival to the expansion of the Neolithic.Prerequisite: 01:940:202 or 01:940:204.
01:070:212The Life of Primates (3) Introduction to the biology
of monkeys, apes, and other primates, covering features of anatomy, ecology, and
especially social behavior, communication, and thinking.
01:070:213Environment and Human Evolution (3) Analysis of influence of environment on evolution in record of human ancestry. Morphological and physiological adaptations of humans in reaction to environmental controls.
01:070:215Survey of Fossil Primates (3) Outline of primate evolution; origin of primates and primate relatives; description and paleoecology of fossil species, including Paleocene and Eocene species, Malagasy lemurs, first higher primates, New World and Old World monkeys, and Miocene apes; hominid origins.
01:070:216Anthropology and Contemporary Issues (3)Cross-cultural perspectives
on contemporary issues such as urban poverty, international migration, health
epidemics, and human rights. Interconnections of social
problems in contemporary global world.
01:070:217Psychology and Culture (3)Influence of culture on mind and of mind on culture.
Relationship of the individual to culture and of personal experience to
collective meaning. Topics include religious experience and altered states of
consciousness; cultural basis of emotions, the senses, and psychosomatic and
mental illnesses; relationship of selfhood and identity to nationhood and
citizenship.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:218Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (3)Application of biological anthropology techniques, methods, and theory to the medico-legal
setting; establishment of a positive identification for unknown human remains; analysis of skeletal trauma for insight to an individual's cause of
death; techniques and underlying theory used by anthropologists to recover skeletal remains, reconstruct biological profiles from the skeleton, interpret skeletal trauma, and assist in the identification process.
01:070:219Anthropology of Music (3)Concepts, principles, and theoretical models used
by anthropologists to study myths, beliefs, and traditions expressed in musical
systems of selected cultures; analysis of music making as behavior grounded in
both cultural aesthetics and societal customs and practices.Credit not given for both this course and 07:700:292.
01:070:220Food and Culture (3) Culinary customs studied cross-culturally. Food in relation to sex, kinship, politics, economics, and religion. Visual, olfactory, textural, and gastronomic food preferences. Values and nutrition. World nutritional systems.
01:070:221Culture and the Museum (3)Critical examination of
different kinds of museum exhibitions from an anthropological perspective.
01:070:222Sexuality and Eroticism in Global Perspective (3) Exploration of sexual diversity, meanings, and cultures in
a variety of ethnographic contexts and impact of global processes on them;
sexuality as key dimension of difference in the United States and diverse societies around the
01:070:223Anthropology of Latin America (3)Overview of the diverse societies of Latin America from an anthropological perspective. Explores cultural, economic, political, and religious aspects of life in the region; urbanization and urban life; migration and transnationalism; indigenous peoples and their role in recent political transformations in the region; the war on drugs.
01:070:225Gender in Global Perspective (3)
Introductory exploration of
the role of gender in organizing social relations and symbolic systems across
the globe. Draws on comparative ethnographic readings to examine issues of
gender and inequality, family, religion, work, sexuality, popular culture, and
01:070:226The Archaeology of What We Eat (3)Food in prehistory, evidence
for historic cuisine, approaches to food and culture based on archaeological
Prerequisite: 01:070:105 or 01:070:102 or 01:070:112.
01:070:230Anthropology of Native North Americans (3)Richness and diversity of Native American cultures; major
social, economic, religious, and political forms of organization; conquest,
colonialism, and contemporary issues such as survival, maintenance of cultural
traditions, health, and casinos.
01:070:238Anthropology of Europe (3) European societies and cultures in modern history; changing anthropological perspectives. Gender, ethnicity, and class. Representations and realities of Europe in the making, including issues of nation-building, colonialism, mass culture, and violence.
01:070:240Introduction to Molecular Evolutionary Anthropology (3)Demonstrates how genetic data are used in biological anthropology to address major questions of human and primate evolution, including origins, patterns of migration and dispersal, characteristics of genome organization, and evidence of molecular adaptations and selection.Prerequisites: 01:070:102 or 212.
01:070:242Anthropology of the Middle East (3)Introduction to ethnographic studies of the Middle East.
01:070:243Anthropology of Africa (3)Precolonial, colonial,
and postcolonial African cultures and societies. Gender, ethnicity, and class.
Representations and realities of Africa in a global context, including issues
of development, conservation, and tourism. Popular culture and contemporary
rural and urban experiences. Prerequisite: One introductory course in social science or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:016:337.
01:070:244Ethnographies of South Asia (3) Traditional South Asia, emphasizing Hindus; contemporary reconstructions and contestations. Sexuality, gender, family, village, caste, religion; regional and national identities; class, urban South Asia, contemporary pop culture; and the diaspora.
01:070:246Anthropology of Southeast Asia (3) Peoples of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, indigenous and immigrant. Relative gender egalitarianism in relation to various subsistence types and religious systems. Intercultural relations in multiethnic societies.
01:070:248Anthropology of China (3) Chinese society and culture before and after 1949. Socialism and reform. Issues of gender, ethnicity, popular culture, ecology, and population. Internal diversity; China in a world context. No knowledge of Chinese required.
01:070:250Anthropology of the Contemporary United States (3) Older characterizations and analyses of American culture; current constructions and contestations of U.S. national, regional, and local culture(s). Ethnographic descriptions and analyses.
01:070:252Fundamentals of Evolution Lab (1)Hands-on activities indoors and outdoors to investigate, test, reconstruct, and observe evolution in a broad sense; phylogenetic
reconstruction, species concepts and boundaries (including DNA barcoding), population evolution, and evolution at the molecular level.
Prerequisite: 01:070:102. Open to evolutionary anthropology (071) majors only.
01:070:283French Gastronomy and Global Food Culture (3)Cultural codes and socioeconomic contexts that shape the preparation and consumption of food in
France and the United States. Cross-cultural interdisciplinary perspectives on
contemporary issues such as technology and cultural identity, cultural heritage
in a globalized world, food and migration, sustainable communities, food
insecurity, food justice, and food sovereignty.
01:070:291Special Topics in Anthropology (1.5)A brief survey of a relevant topic applying tools
01:070:292Current Issues in Anthropology (3)Topics vary with semester and instructor.
01:070:293Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (3)Full-semester course on
special topics in cultural or linguistic anthropology. Topics vary with semester
and instructor. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108, or permission of instructor.
01:070:294Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (3)Full-semester course on
special topics in cultural or linguistic anthropology. Topics vary with semester and instructor. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108, or permission of instructor.
01:070:295Current Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (3)Full-semester course on
special topics in cultural or linguistic anthropology. Topics vary with
semester and instructor. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108, or permission of instructor.
01:070:296Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology (3)Full-semester course on special topics in evolutionary
anthropology. Topics vary with
semester and instructor.Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or 201 or 212, or permission of instructor.
01:070:297Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology (3)Full-semester course on special topics in evolutionary
anthropology. Topics vary with
semester and instructor.Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or 201 or 212, or permission of instructor.
01:070:298Current Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology (3)Full-semester course on special topics in evolutionary
anthropology. Topics vary with
semester and instructor.Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or 201 or 212, or permission of instructor.
01:070:299Current Issues in Anthropology (3)Topics vary with semester and instructor.
01:070:302Culture and the Environment (3) Relationships between cultural and environmental phenomena; how the relationships are studied and explained. Readings deal with culture and environment in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:303Wealth and Culture (3) Introduction to economic anthropology. Cultural notions of wealth in the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Anthropological perspectives on economic inequality, individualism, rationality, moral economy, exchange, consumption, production, and globalization. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:304Political Anthropology (3) Comparative analysis of political systems and practices. Emergent anthropological theories of power, violence, and patterns of domination. Relation of culture to power and political practice. Politics in local and global contexts. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:305Anthropology of Development (3) Anthropological theories of and approaches to social, cultural, and economic development. Use of concepts such as "culture" and "social change" in construction of development paradigms and policies; role of anthropologists as practitioners, consultants, and critics in development projects; relation of "development" to lived experience of people being "developed." Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:306Space, Place, and Practice (3)Social space as a product of social life; approaches to the anthropological study and analysis of space, place, and sociopolitical and
cultural landscapes; spatial practices across cultures, societies, and
Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of the instructor.
01:070:307Medical Anthropology (3) Cultural diversity and similarity in the interpretation of health, illness, and death. Preventive and therapeutic medicine. Premodern and modern populations. Interaction between western and other medical systems. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:308Anthropology of Religion (3) Cross-cultural comparison of religious concepts, roles, and practices. The analysis of religious symbolism. Sociopolitical and economic concomitants. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:309Visual Anthropology (3) Use of film, videotape, still photography, and painting as media of anthropological analysis. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 04:567:334 or permission of instructor.
01:070:311History of Anthropology (3) Development of contemporary professional western anthropology from 18th- and 19th-century roots to modern schools of thought. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:312Language and Social Diversity (3) Language and communication in social life. Class, ethnic, and sex-role differences in language use. Bilingualism and linguistic diversity studied cross-culturally. Prerequisite: 01:070:108 or permission of instructor.
01:070:313Historical Archaeology (3) Introduction to the archaeology of historic times; the interpretation of the past using both archaeological residues and written documents. Emphasis on Africa, Britain, and North America. Prerequisite: 01:070:105 or 102 or permission of instructor.
01:070:314Prehistoric Funerary Archaeology (3)Introduction to the theories, methods, and applications of funerary archaeology; the
evolution of funerary practices among prehistoric societies.
Prerequisite: 01:070:105 or 01:070:102 or by permission of the instructor.
01:070:316Quantitative Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology (3)
Quantitative and statistical approaches to questions asked
by evolutionary anthropologists and the quantitative methods employed to answer
these questions. Topics include what is a scientific question, how to read the
primary literature, scientific methodology, hypothesis testing, ethical
research design and presentation, descriptive statistics, and basic inferential
statistics.Prerequisites: 01:070:102 or 105; 01:640:025 or placement or permission of instructor.
01:070:317Method and Analysis in Cultural Anthropology (3) Designing and implementing research projects: formulating problems; selecting methodologies; methods of collecting, constructing, and analyzing qualitative, quantitative, and textual data (emphasis on computer-based techniques). Training in participant-observation, census and questionnaire construction and coding, interview techniques, and narrative analysis. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:318Reading Ethnographic Writing (3) Exemplary fieldwork-based monographs in cultural anthropology, with an emphasis on most recent ones. Ethnography as text; ethnography as cultural description, inscription, interpretation, and criticism; ethnography as theory-laden versus ethnography as data for theorizing. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:319Anthropology and Human Rights (3)Anthropological perspective on human rights; explores how this idea is deployed and negotiated by nation-states, transnational bodies, and localized groups in a variety of different contexts around the world today.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:320Diaspora, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (3) Theory and ethnography of recent immigrations; community, identity construction; class, race, gender, and age; local, national, and transnational factors; various case studies. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:321Latino Ethnography (3)Cultural description of U.S.
Latinos and their communities; introduction to reading, writing, and theorizing
ethnography; ethnographic film; ethnography of migration and diaspora;
testimonio as ethnography; locating anthropology within Latino studies.Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:307 or 01:050:327.
01:070:322Anthropology of Islam (3)Anthropological perspectives on lived experiences of Islam; the politics of Muslim diasporas;
social lives of Islamic texts and media Islam; ethnicity, race, and Islam; leisure, consumption, and morality.
01:070:323Women Writing Culture (3) How gender, power, and difference shape the writings of women ethnographers. Interpretation, analysis, authority, intellectual representation, and creativity; life experiences and ethnography. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:323.
01:070:324Globalization, Sex, and Families (3)Transnational intimacies, travel, and migration. Case studies of transnational adoption,
marriage, sex work, and domestic work. Larger contexts of globalization and impact on families and sexual
relations.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:337.
01:070:325Evolution and Culture (3)Examination of current research on the relationship between evolutionary biology and culture. Topics include animal culture studies, cultural transmission theory, gene-culture coevolution, and the application of signaling theory to human cultural phenomena.Prerequisite: 01:070:201, 212 or permission of instructor.
01:070:326Life in the Pleistocene (3) Cultural and biological aspects of hominin evolution during the Pleistocene. Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or permission of instructor.
01:070:327Life in the Early Holocene (3) African, Asian, and European cultural developments in the Early Holocene, including origins of farming, village life, and complex society. Prerequisite: 01:070:105 or permission of instructor.
01:070:328Evolution, Cooperation, and Conflict (3)Use of evolutionary theory to study cooperation
and conflict in anthropology and related fields. Topics include the origins of multicellularity, kin selection, reciprocity, costly signaling theory,
collective action and coordination problems, and the emergence of social norms and conventions.Prerequisites: 01:070:201 and 212, or permission of instructor.
01:070:329Human Evolutionary Genetics (3)Presents the most recent work on human evolutionary genetics, including selection in the past 10,000 years, the genome of Neanderthals, genomic imprinting, the importance of miRNAs, and internal genetic conflict. Includes student presentations of assigned articles. Prerequisites: 01:070:102 or 01:119:115 and 116.
01:070:330Archaeology of Australia (3) Prehistory of Australia in its worldwide perspective, with special reference to Asian origins, impact of human colonization, and interpretative models based on modern aboriginal hunter-gatherer behavior. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:331Xenophobia and the Other in Europe Today (3) Contemporary world refugee crisis; migration into
Europe; anxieties about the presence of the foreign; cultural and legal
categories of friend, guest, neighbor, and enemy; national and ethnic-racial
identification; encounter, and transference and counter-transference, racism
and discrimination; Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; the sociopsychology of
xenophilia and xenophobia; projection and projective identification; main focus
is Germany and France.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 01:070:238.
01:070:332North American Archaeology (3) Prehistory of North America from the appearance of humans on the continent to European discovery. Varieties of adaptation, cultural interrelationships, and developmental trends. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:333Colonial Archaeology (3) Archaeology of post-Colombian European colonial spread worldwide, with particular reference to North America and Africa. Strong focus on practical laboratory work, specifically analysis of colonial artifacts, including ceramics, glass, pipes, and fauna. Prerequisite: 01:070:105 or 208 or permission of instructor.
01:070:334Field Study in Archaeology (3)Emphasis on archaeological field work and methods. Topics include cognitive abilities of
early humans implied by their technologies, early human adaptation and social
behavior, and the interrelationships between stone tool technology,
paleoecology, and hominin biological evolution. Associated with field school.
By permission. Origins Field School, Turkana Basin Institute, or equivalent approved by undergraduate director.
01:070:336Primatology, Wildlife Ecology, and Conservation in Kenya (3)Overview of wildlife ecology and
conservation in the tropics, with emphasis on primate behavioral ecology and
studies of living primates.Corequisite: 01:070:337. Offered only during the summer.
01:070:337Field Methods and Analysis in Primatology in Kenya (3)Training in the methodology
of tropical field biology, with emphasis on primate behavioral ecology and
studies of living primates. Corequisite: 01:070:336. Offered only during the summer.
01:070:338Culture, Wealth, and Power in Africa (3)Cultural dimensions of wealth and power in historical and contemporary
Africa. Popular culture,
media, ethnicity, genocide, urban and rural life, globalization, social change,
development, gender relations, political ecology, conservation, tourism, and
Africa as discursive and imaginative object.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:339Caribbean Archaeology (3)Archaeological perspectives on Caribbean prehistory and history. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:341Language, Food, and Society (3)How food is grown and distributed, cooked and consumed, discussed and represented around
the world in culturally diverse ways. Includes culinary fieldwork.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 01:070:108.
01:070:342Urban Ecologies (3)Relationships among culture, ecology, and the
city; histories of capitalism, urbanization, and globalization; case studies
from world cities of contemporary urban environmental issues, including
resources and their distribution, disasters and responses, and planning and sustainability.
Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 01:070:100.
01:070:343North American Ethnography (3)The first of two modules of the Fez, Morocco Study Abroad program; emphasis
on representations of peoples and place in ethnographies of North Africa;
exploration of anthropological theories
of personhood, identity, gender, religion, illness, politics, and economics.
Topics include customs and rituals, Sufism and spirituality, medicine and magic,
as well as youth and social movements.
01:070:344Practicum in Ethnographic Field Methods (3)The second of the two modules of the Fez, Morocco Study Abroad program;
focus on a theoretical understanding of and hands-on practice in how
ethnographic research is formulated and conducted.
01:070:345Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management (3)Students must apply to enroll in this course and
participation is conditioned on the approval of the instructor. Topics in
conservation and ecosystem management as part of the "Primates, Ecology,
and Conservation in Indonesia" Field School.
Prerequisites: 01:070:212 or 11:704:101 or permission of instructor(s).Corequisite: 01:070:347.
01:070:346Honors Study Abroad - Applied Conservation and Ecosystem Management (3)Topics in conservation and ecosystem management as part of the Primates, Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia Field School. Includes a faculty-mentored School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program project. Prerequisites: 01:070:212, 11:704:101 or permission of instructor(s).Corequisite: 01:070:347. Students must apply to enroll in this course and participation is conditioned on the approval of the instructor.
01:070:347Study Abroad - Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology (3)Topics in primate behavior and ecology as part of the Primates,
Ecology, and Conservation in Indonesia Field School.
Prerequisites: 01:070:212, 11:704:101 or permission of instructor(s).Corequisite: 01:070:345 or 346. Students must apply to enroll in this course and participation is conditioned on the approval of the instructor.
01:070:348Primate Behavioral Ecology (3)Understanding the diversity
of primate social and reproductive strategies as adaptive solutions to problems
posed by foods, predators, mates, rivals, friends, and offspring. Pre- or corequisite: 01:070:212 or permission of instructor.
01:070:350Primatology and Human Evolution (3)History of primatology
and paleoanthropology; how the study of nonhuman primate anatomy, social
organization, culture, tool behavior, and cognition contributes to ideas about
human evolution.Pre- or corequisite: 01:070:212 or 215 or permission of instructor.
01:070:351Fieldwork in Paleoecology (3)Introduction to ecosystems and habitats through examples of present-day flora, fauna, and ecology of the Lake Turkana Basin, in context of evolution of various taxa and general principles of evolutionary biology. Turkana Basin Field School, Kenya, Africa.
01:070:352Practicum in Geoarchaeology (3)A field-based course involving visits to
important geological and fossil sites. Geologic concepts and methods are linked
to modern and ancient environments, archaeology, and paleoanthropology.
01:070:356Human Variation (3) History of the concept of race in the West. Physical anthropological perspective, with emphases on human variation through time and on the principles of study of modern human variability. Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or permission of instructor.
01:070:358Human Osteology (3) Intensive introduction to human osteology, bone biology and growth, and paleopathology. Basis for advanced work in paleoanthropology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and osteometry. Prerequisites: 01:070:102, or 01:119:115 and 116, or permission of instructor.Corequisite: 01:070:359.
01:070:359Human Osteology Laboratory (3)Accompanies 01:070:358. Intensive practical training in osteology lab identification and analysis techniques. Prerequisites: 01:070:102, or 01:119:115 and 116, or permission of instructor.Corequisite: 01:070:358.
01:070:360Law, Justice, Rights (3)Meanings and practices of justice and rights. Course reviews key texts in the anthropology of law, politics, governance, and contemporary ethnographic studies. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108, or permission of instructor.
01:070:361Hunters and Gatherers (3) Consideration of data from aboriginal Australia, the Southern African bushmen, and elsewhere, in light of social theory, including gender studies. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:362Evolution of Human Diet (3)Diet as a basic component of the human lifeway. Exploration of its significance in human evolution; introduction to technical approaches to
studying hominid diets; exploration of application of evolutionary approaches
to studying diet-related illness.
Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or 11:704:110 or 251 or 01:090:274.
01:070:367Anthropology Goes to the Movies (3)Role of film in
ethnographic representation and ethnographic representation in popular film.
Relationship of anthropology to the construction of popular film and of popular
film to the construction of culture. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 04:567:334 or permission of instructor.
01:070:368Media and Culture (3)Media and culture; impact of media on the production and consumption of cultural identities; media production, consumption, and circulation; political life of media. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 04:567:334 or permission of instructor.
01:070:370Life and Death in Anthropological Perspective (3)How cultural, medical, religious, political, economic, and forensic anthropologists approach the study of issues pertaining to life and death and the transition between them. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108 or permission of instructor.
01:070:371The Politics of Culture (3) Politics of cultural processes. Race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality in representations. Theories of cultural production, domination, distribution, and consumption. Resistance and nonmainstream culture; ethnographic examples of ideology, economy, and global cultural flows. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:372Body Politics (3) Body in history and society. Comparative approaches to cultural construction of bodies. Impact of gender, sexuality, ethnonational, racial, and class differences on body practices. Formation of normative discourses on the body in medical science, consumer culture, and mass media. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor. Recommended: an additional course in cultural anthropology.
01:070:373Visual Ethnography of Everyday Life (3)The poetics and politics of producing ethnographic images using commonly-owned digital media; analysis of ethnographic, documentary, vernacular, and fine art media; aesthetic and technical dimensions of digital image production; narrative, observational, and antinarrative experimental shooting and editing, as well as the ethical, political, ethnographic, semiotic, and philosophical concerns such decisions entail. Prerequisite: 01:070:101.
01:070:374Localities and Global Systems (3) Interaction of transnational and local processes through case studies and theory. Political economy, world systems, and cultural imperialism. Global culture and media. Intercultural representation and stereotyping. Diaspora, transnational movements, and nation-state. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor. Recommended: An additional course in cultural anthropology.
01:070:376Power and Difference (3) Emergent theories of inequality. Social constructions of difference. Topics challenging conventional notions of cultural anthropology--identity, representation, discrimination, exclusion, marginalization, contestation, and resistance. Prerequisite: 1:070:101 or permission of instructor. Recommended: two additional courses in cultural anthropology. Intended for majors.
01:070:377Evolution and Religion (3)Examination of recent evolutionary theories regarding the origins and functions of religious phenomena. Prerequisite: 01:070:201 or 212.
01:070:378The Anthropology of Gender (3) Gender as an analytic category; exchange, production, reproduction, binarism, representation. Intersections of gender with class, race, and ethnicity. Theoretical and ethnographic readings. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:378.
01:070:379Gender and Power in Africa (3) Experiences and expressions of gender in historical and contemporary Africa emphasizing issues of diversity and commonality, modalities of power, and articulation with other forms of difference, such as ethnicity, class, and nationality. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:379.
01:070:380Culture, Memory, History (3) Anthropological approaches to history and memory. Theory, method; comparative study of remembering, forgetting, commemorating, narrating, ritualizing, and structuring time. Early, contemporary scholarship; political economy, identity, authority, representation in shaping cultural memory, and historical constructions. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or permission of instructor.
01:070:382,384,385Advanced Issues in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (3,3,3)Full-semester courses on special topics in cultural or
linguistic anthropology. Topics vary with semester and instructor.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108, or permission of instructor.
01:070:383Anthropology and Activism (3)Anthropological research practice that is both academically
rigorous and socially concerned. Impacts, ethical dilemmas, political implications, and creative possibilities
of anthropology beyond the academy.Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 108 or permission of instructor.
01:070:386Internship in Anthropology (3)Internship with an anthropological focus.
01:070:387,388Advanced Issues in Evolutionary Anthropolgy (3,3)Full-semester courses on
special topics in evolutionary anthropology. Topics vary with semester and
instructor. Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or 204 or 212, or permission of instructor.
01:070:389Ethnography of Gender in South Asia (3) An explanation of gendered practices in South Asia. Ethnographies from Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities explore the various aspects of gender in particular South Asian contexts. Prerequisite: 01:070:101 or 244. Credit not given for both this course and 01:925:389 or 01:988:389.
01:070:390Fossil Hominin Anatomy (3) Hominin fossil record: taxonomy, phylogenetics, and functional morphology. Origins of Hominidae, diversity in Australopithecus and Paranthropus, rise of Homo and of Homo sapiens. Casts and published reports; methods of inference. Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or permission of instructor.
01:070:391Lithic Analysis in Archaeology (3) Archaeological study of how stone tools were made and used. Consideration of manufacturing technology, use and wear, experimental replication, and their implications for archaeological interpretation. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:392Faunal Analysis in Archaeology (3) Identification of animal bones, teeth, and other faunal remains in archaeological contexts. Quantifying number of individuals and skeletal elements; butchery techniques and bone modification and their implications for archaeological interpretation. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:393Cultural Resource Management (3) Legal, administrative, executive, and practical aspects of the theory and practice of cultural resource management, with emphasis on archaeological resources. One field trip. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:394Geological Context in Paleoanthropology (3) Field and laboratory studies of geological context in archaeological sites. Data collection and sampling, sediment analysis, and reporting. Interpretation of depositional and postdepositional features. Recommended: 01:460:340 (may be concurrently enrolled). Credit not given for both this course and 01:460:394.
01:070:395Quantification of Archaeological Data (3) Data analysis, coding schemes, data management, and the application of statistical techniques to problems in archaeology. Emphasis on creating, maintaining, and using computer files of archaeological data. Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:397Practicum in Vertebrate Paleontology (3)A course focused on the
practice of vertebrate paleontology used to solve diverse theoretical
questions. Vertebrate fossils as important sources of information about the
appearance, evolution, and extinction of major organisms. Relevance of these
fossils to understanding climate, selection pressures, hominin discoveries, and
reconstructing paleoenvironments. Turkana Basin Field School, Kenya, Africa.
Prerequisite: By permission. Origins Field School, Turkana Basin Institute or equivalent approved by undergraduate director.
01:070:398Field Study in Paleoanthropology (3)A course on field study in paleoanthropology. Fossils as important sources of information concerning human evolution. Field methods and
techniques in hominin paeleontology. Turkana Basin Field School, Kenya, Africa.
01:070:402Primate Conservation Biology (3) Ecological diversity of primates. Biological, abiotic, and
anthropogenic factors related to primate extinction risk. Means of monitoring
threatened populations and efforts to increase the likelihood of their
01:070:404Advanced Seminar in Archaeology (3) Selected topics and problems in archaeology. Prerequisite: 01:070:105. Open only to juniors and seniors.
01:070:406Rights and Wrongs of Indigenous Peoples (3)History, agendas, and local-global dynamics of indigenous peoples and the indigenous rights movement in several regions of the world.Prerequisites: 01:070:101 and 6 credits in anthropology or permission of instructor.
01:070:407Documenting Latino Lives (3)Video-production seminar on the social experience of Latinos in the United States. Project development, advanced production techniques, narrative
structure, storytelling strategies, and ethical issues in filmmaking. Students will produce their own 5-10-minute documentary film. Prerequisite: By permission of instructor only. Not open to first- and second-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:402.
01:070:408Video Production Lab for Latino Lives (1)Video production laboratory taken with 01:070:407 or 01:595:402 Documenting Latino Lives.
Not open to first- and second-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:595:403.
01:070:409Primate Nutritional Ecology (3)How primates meet their nutritional needs through interactions with their environments including
foraging theory, dietary ecology, macronutrient and micronutrient acquisition, and digestive ecology. Overview of methods to analyze primate diets, primate anatomy, physiology, microbiology, ecology, behavior, and life history in
relation to primate nutrition.
Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 01:070:212 or 01:119:103 or 01:119:115-116.
01:070:410Explanation in Anthropology (3)Analysis of anthropologists' explanations, with consideration of such
topics as the explanatory use of generalizations, models, narratives,
culture-specific categories, and causal, functionalist, and
essentialist claims.Prerequisites: 6 credits in anthropology or permission of instructor.
01:070:412Topics in African Prehistory and Paleoanthropology (3) Focused consideration of current research and explanatory theory on topics ranging from hominid origins to Holocene adaptations in Africa. Prerequisite: 01:070:326 or 327 or permission of instructor.
01:070:415Prehistoric Archaeology of New Jersey (4)Prehistoric life in the state since 13,000 years before present examined in the context of cultural adaptations to changing environmental conditions.Prerequisite: 01:070:105.
01:070:417Writing Ethnography (3)Reviews recent and current debates on ethnography as a literary form. Ideal for students planning or beginning honors theses or other independent projects. Writing intensive. Prerequisites: 6 credits of upper-level anthropology courses or permission of instructor.
01:070:422Theories in Physical Anthropology (3)Introduction to the formal definition of science and theories in science. Analyzes several topics rich in theoretical arguments that have been areas of contention for over 150 years, since the inception of anthropology as a science, placed within the context of the history of evolutionary anthropology from the 19th through the 21st centuries. Prerequisite: 01:070:102.
01:070:426South African Archaeology (3) Archaeology, ecology, and historical archaeology of South Africa. Covers two million years, early hominids to colonial contact. Prerequisite: 01:070:102 or 105 or permission of instructor.
01:070:486Gender, Development, Environment: Policies, Politics, Perspectives (3)Examines the experiences and implications of transnational development and environmental policies, using ethnography as a method and gender as a category of analysis.Prerequisites: 6 credits in anthropology or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:486.
01:070:490Preparation for Honors Thesis (1)Preparation for work the following year on an honors thesis.Prerequisite: Permission of undergraduate program director.
01:070:491Capstone Colloquium in Evolutionary Medicine (1)Student development of a portfolio of short papers using evolutionary theory to generate predictions, synthesize contributions of
evolutionary theory to medical research and treatment, and integrate evolutionary
predictions and concepts with medical problems and applications.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
01:070:495,496Independent Study in Anthropology (BA,BA) Supervised study or research on selected anthropological topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
01:070:497,498Honors in Anthropology (3,3) Two-semester supervised project, usually resulting in a thesis, for qualified seniors. Prerequisites: Senior standing and acceptance into departmental honors program.