109

ANTH 109. Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Nature and scope of the field: method and theory, institutions of human beings in cross-cultural perspective, case studies.

200

ANTH 200. Urban Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Anthropological perspective and the study of the city; problems of methodology, comparative urbanism, case studies, culture of poverty.

201

ANTH 201. Field Research in Local Communities. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Participant-observation, interviewing, and other field research methods - Students will devise & conduct their own ethnographic research projects in a local community. Crosslisted as SOCI 201.

205

ANTH 205. An Approach to Ethnomusicology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:2,Other:1
An anthropological approach to music including a study of history, objects and methods. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

226

ANTH 226. Violence, Culture, and Human Rights. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores debates over tensions between respect for human rights and cultural differences. Anthropological case studies will consider different understandings of "violence," "culture," and "rights.

229

ANTH 229. Pilgrimage Prayer and Purity: The Anthropology of Religion. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The anthropological analysis of religion and religious phenomena. The exploration of religious practices across the globe, including initiation, circumcision, death and funerary customs, spirit possession, sacrifice, pilgrimage and saint veneration.

232

ANTH 232. Gender and Sexuality in South Asia. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores issues of gender and sexuality in South Asia, primarily India and Sri Lanka. Topics include marriage, family, life cycle, religion and nationalism. Crosslisted as WMST 232.

235

ANTH 235. Modern Africa. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the complexity, richness, and vitality of contemporary African culture. Interdisciplinary perspectives on issues including economy, politics, family and community, art, literature, religion. Crosslisted as IREL 235.

243

ANTH 243. Introduction to Southeast Asia Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to diversity of contemporary Southeast Asia. Interdisciplinary perspectives on topics including politics, gender, religion, violence, and globalization.

251

ANTH 251. Women and Development. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the relationship between women and development, and an ideological, economic, political, and social enterprise. Crosslisted as WMST 251.

252

ANTH 252. Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
The cultural and social groups inhabiting the South American west coast in historical context; implications for anthropological and social issues concerning Third World societies. Crosslisted as LAMS 252.

254

ANTH 254. Peoples and Culture of Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the diversity of cultures and social groups of Latin America. Situates changing politics, economies and cultures within the region, with focus on issues of gender, race, class and religion.

256

ANTH 256. Anthropology of Native North America. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Fall Semester; Lecture hours:3
This course introduces students to the anthropology of contemporary Native North America. The goal is to teach students the theories, concepts, and methods used by anthropologists to investigate and explain the practices, beliefs, attitudes, and organization of Native peoples.

259

ANTH 259. Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the diversity of cultures and social groups of the Caribbean. Situates changing political economies and cultures within the region, with focus on issues of gender, race, class, and migration.

260

ANTH 260. Environmental Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Using anthropological methods and theories as a guide, this course considers the form and content of human interactions with the environment in various regions of the world. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

265

ANTH 265. Food, Eating, and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Social significance of food and eating. Taboos and ritual, food and identities, eating and political hierarchy, food and gender, global culture. Materialist and symbolic interpretations.

266

ANTH 266. Money, Markets and Magic. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course will provide an introduction to the study of economic systems within specific cultural contexts. We will consider how economic systems interact with other aspects of daily life on the level of the individual, the family, and society. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

267

ANTH 267. Anthropology of Tourism. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world. The contemporary tourism industry is an outgrowth of global capitalism. We will consider the specific relationships between tourists, toured, service providers, the state, and money.

270

ANTH 270. Sexuality and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
Explores diverse cultural constructions of sexual identity, power, transformation, and taboo, and examines gender as a primary principle of social and cosmic organization.

271

ANTH 271. Dance and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
An exploration of dance as a cultural practice. Topics include: the body and movement; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; colonialism and nationalism; aesthetics; ritual and healing; globalization; representation. Crosslisted as WMST 271.

282

ANTH 282. Performance and Culture. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of culture and performance; dance, music, theatre and ritual. Explores issues of embodiment, identity, gender, ethnicity, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization.

283

ANTH 283. Theory in Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores the historical and contemporary theories in cultural anthropology; conceptualizations of culture, society, humankind; history and critical assessment of the concept of culture in anthropology.

284

ANTH 284. Anthropology of Socialism. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the cultures, politics, and economic systems of socialist and post-socialist societies through the investigation of a series of thematic case studies.

285

ANTH 285. Interdisciplinary Perspective on Latin American Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall Semester Only; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected topics on Latin America addressed through disciplinary perspectives in the social sciences and the humanities.

290

ANTH 290. Medical Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Health and illness are not solely determined by an individual's biology. Their social determinants are the focus of this course. An understanding of health requires an investigation into the cultural meanings of the body, social relations, and the systems of power in which they are embedded.

291

ANTH 291. Culture and Mind. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course examines the relationship between cultural and mental phenomena through a historical and cross-cultural perspective. What does the study of the mind as a cultural phenomena reveal about social life, conflicts, and movements?.

305

ANTH 305. Womb to Tomb: Culture and the Life Course. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores how members of different cultures imagine and experience major phases of the life course: birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age and death.

306

ANTH 306. Culture and Madness. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This seminar examines the mental health and illness in cross-cultural perspective. Questioning commonly held notions about the nature of madness, the course focuses on how categories of deviance and abnormality are assigned to people.

310

ANTH 310. Culture, Nature and Place. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
We examine the intersection of place, nature and culture throughout the world, including our own backyard. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor and ANTH 109 or GEOG 101.

319

ANTH 319. Honors Course in Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies
Each student selects a project to be developed individually. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

320

ANTH 320. Honors Course in Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:Varies
Each student selects a project to be developed individually. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

325

ANTH 325. Advanced Reading in Anthropology. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:12; Repeatable
Readings developed around the interest of individual students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

326

ANTH 326. Advanced Reading in Anthropology. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:12; Repeatable
Readings developed around the interest of individual students.

329

ANTH 329. Religions in Africa: Spirits, Saints, and Sufis. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Explores the diversity of religious beliefs and practices in Africa. Religious change, syncretism, and ritual debates. Prerequisite: any anthropology course or permission of the instructor.

330

ANTH 330. Advanced Seminar in Anthropology. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Focuses on selected topics of ethnographic and theoretical interest, varying from year to year according to the professor. This culminating experience course is open only to senior anthropology majors, and junior anthropology majors by permission. Prerequisite: ANTH 283 (may be taken concurrently) and permission of the instructor.

351

ANTH 351. Field Research. .5-2 Credits.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Independent investigation in the field; formulation of hypotheses, construction of measuring instruments, data collection, data analysis, and test of hypotheses.

380

ANTH 380. Anthropology of the Body. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
This course examines how sociocultural and political dynamics shape ideas about the human body and in turn, how these perceptions influence social processes.

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