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(Group B, multicultural, cultural anth) Introduces the concepts, theories, and methods of cultural anthropology in its studies of the diversity and dynamics of human societies. Students learn to think cross-culturally about contemporary social problems and how to address them. Topics include identity, gender, family, ritual, politics, health, and the environment. Content is directly applicable to daily life and a wide variety of careers.
Section 012; asynchronous online; J. Neitzel
Section 013; asynchronous online; K. Thomas
Section 014; asynchronous online; J. Trivedi
Section 015; asynchronous online; G. Ramsay
(Group D, archaeology or biological anth) Examines the fossil and archaeological record of human biological and cultural evolution. Emphasizes how archaeologists and biological anthropologists conduct their research. Considers the questions, methods, and data that distinguish these two sub-fields of anthropology as scientific disciplines.
Section 010; MWF 1:25-2:15pm in person; T. Rocek
Section 080 (honors); MWF 1:25-2:15pm in person; T. Rocek
(Group B, archaeology) An introduction to the methods, practice, and foundations of historical archaeology as well as to how historical archaeology can study and has interpreted the modern world. Introduces students to the emergence and evolution of the modern world through a discipline that is global in scope, theoretically and methodologically diverse, and highly interdisciplinary.
Section 010; TR 11:00am-12:15pm in person; L. DeCunzo
(Group D, biological or cultural anth) Introduces biocultural approaches and social determinants of health. Topics include explanatory models of illness and disease, medical pluralism, infections, chronic disease, aging, diet and nutrition, reproductive health, stress and mental health, racism and health disparities, structural vulnerability and violence, climate change and health, and environmental justice.
Section 010; asynchronous online; D. Ansari
Provides a foundation in anthropological theory and insights into the relationship between theory, method, and social context. Examines the history of anthropology as an academic discipline and intellectual enterprise.
Section 010; TR 8:40-9:55am in person; C. Guerron-Montero
(Group D, biological anth) Surveys human evolution from our earliest bipedal ancestors to the origins and spread of modern humans. Evaluates fossil evidence as well as the scientific methods of comparative and functional anatomy, paleo-genetics, and prehistoric archaeology. Key questions include how humans are different from and similar to our closest ape relatives, and when, why, and where we started walking on two legs, making tools, and burying our dead.
Section 010 ; TR 9:30-10:45am in person ; K. Rosenberg
(Group B, multicultural, cultural anth) Applies anthropological perspective to the social, cultural, political, historical, and development aspects of South Asia including India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. Major topics include gender, caste system, labor relations, social movements, religious and border conflicts, environmental issues, and popular forms of entertainment.
Section 010 ; TR 2:00-3:15pm in person ; V. Thakur
(Group B, multicultural, archaeology or cultural anth) Survey of pre-European, historic period, and contemporary Native cultures of the US Southwest. Introduces basic concepts of anthropology and archaeology and considers theoretical issues related to culture change with an emphasis on the adoption of agriculture, social transformations, and migration.
Section 010 ; MWF 10:10 – 11:00am in person T. Rocek
(Group C, multicultural, cultural anth) Provides an overview of North America's indigenous peoples. Emphasis on understanding Native American cultures just prior to and during the early phases of their disruption by European Contact. Separates what we “think we know" about American Indian people from what is “truly known."
Section 010 ; asynchronous online; J. Custer
(Group C, multicultural, DLE, cultural anth) Joins diverse students in mutual learning about cultural similarities and differences as young, privileged, and connected citizens of today's globalized world. Students teach each other about their lives and cultures with the goal of generating deeper cross-cultural understanding and interaction.
Section 010; asynchronous online; J. Neitzel
(Group C, multicultural, cultural anth) Examines the dependence, interactions, and impacts of humans on their natural environments. Topics include how the environment determines human behavior and shapes people's identities. Also considers how changing political institutions and social values affect the environment, conflicting claims to natural resources, environmental degradation, and struggles for conservation.
Section 010 ; TR 11:00am-12:15pm in person V. Thakur
Group C, multicultural, cultural anth) Examines sports from a cross-cultural perspective. The unifying theme is how sports interact with and reflect other aspects of culture, such as economics, politics, religion, identity, gender, and change. These inter-relationships are examined in case studies drawn from traditional and contemporary cultures.
Section 010; MW 3:35-4:50pm online; J. Neitzel
(Group D, biological or cultural anth) Overview of health and illness across different socio-cultural contexts worldwide. Case studies include COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases, chronic illness, political violence, and environmental health with emphasis on the effects of race, gender, and class. Also considers aspects of Western medicine, such as the mind/body dichotomy, doctor/patient relationship, and dominance of pharmaceuticals.
Section 010 ; MWF 2:30-3:20pm online; D. Ansari
(Group C, biological or cultural anth) Examines how people's cultural beliefs and behaviors affect health and the environment, how health issues shape cultural responses to risk and decisions about the environment, and how environments impact cultural perceptions and health. Case studies consider questions about inequality, food, agriculture, disasters, pollution, and climate change.
Section 010 ; W 5:00-8:00pm in person; J. Trivedi
(Group A, multicultural, cultural anth) Uses clothing as a starting point for examining the themes of gender/sexuality, race and the body, and colonialism. Considers the ritual significance of clothing and bodily adornment in traditional societies and the role of style in contemporary social movements and identity categories. Also investigates the globalization of the fashion industry, focusing on the relationships among citizenship, consumption, labor, and power.
Section 010; MWF 11:15am-12:05pm in person K. Thomas
(Group D, biological anth) Many aspects of childhood that seem inevitable or natural are, in fact, shaped by culture and not rooted in our biology. Examines childhood from biological and cultural perspectives, how humans compare to nonhuman primates, and how humans vary across cultures today and through time.
Section 010 ; TR 12:30-1:45pm in person; K. Rosenberg ;
(Group B, archaeology) Uses comparative archaeological perspectives to study North American colonial and resistant cultures in their historical contexts and to test models of cultural assimilation, creolization, and hybridity. Examines material objects as tools of colonization and cultural disruption and other non-colonizing ways of teaching and researching colonized populations.
Section 010; TR 2:00-3:15pm in person; L. DeCunzo
(Group A, multicultural, cultural anth) Critically examines the visual images of Native Americans that have been created in films, photography, commercial art, and media and analyzes how those images function in Euroamerican culture to perpetuate destructive racial stereotypes.
Section 101; asynchronous online; J. Custer
(Group C, cultural anth) How culture affects business and capitalism in societies worldwide and how modern capitalistic life affects culture. Looks at diverse work cultures from direct-sales organizations to dot-coms, street-vendor businesses to mega-corporations, as well as working women and the working poor in different cultures.
Section 010 ; MW 3:35-4:50pm in person ; P. Benson
(2nd writing, capstone, DLE) History, theory, and method in the field of social and cultural anthropology. In-depth engagements with classic and contemporary debates about major themes and approaches. Students undertake supervised original research. Open to majors only. Requires permission of instructor.
Section 010; MW 8:40-9:55am in person; K. Thomas
(2nd writing, capstone) Applies an explicitly biocultural perspective to contemporary research themes in biological/medical anthropology. Topics include evolutionary medicine, stress and disease, the microbiome, epigenetics, and sex and gender. Students critically evaluate literature, facilitate discussions, write a research proposal, and give constructive feedback to peers. Open to majors only. Requires permission of instructor.
Section 010; T 3:30-6:30pm in person; M. Melby
(Group C, multicultural, cultural anth) Examines diverse families in the United States with a focus on issues of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender. Emphasizes the accelerating effects of globalization and social change.
Section 010; asynchronous online ; B. Sherif-Trask
Section 011; MWF 11:15-12:05 in person ; B. Sherif-Trask
Section 080 (honors) MWF 11:15-12:05 in person ; B. Sherif-Trask
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GEOG345 (Cultural Geography), MUSC227 (Popular Music in the Global South), PHIL204 (World
AFRA110 (Intro African American Studies), HIST170 (Plagues and Peoples in Human History),
HIST203 (Intro Museums)
AFRA215 (Race in Society), CGSC170 (Intro to Cognitive Science), GEOG120 (World Regional
Geography), HLPR110 (Intro Public Health), HLPR233 (Intro Global Health), LING101 (Intro
Linguistics), POSC220 (Intro Public Policy), WOMS 201(Intro Women’s Studies)
GEOL105/115 (Geological Hazards and Their Human Impacts), NMSC220 (Forensic Science),
STAT200 (Statistical Practice)
(Does not satisfy breadth requirements, but strongly recommended)