Courses for Fall 2017

Title Instructor Location Time All taxonomy terms Description Section Description Cross Listings Fulfills Registration Notes Syllabus Syllabus URL Course Syllabus URL
ANTH 001-001 ARCHAEOLOGY: WINDOW TO THE HUMAN PAST KASSABAUM, MEGAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17 MW 1100AM-1200PM This course will introduce students to the methods and theory of archaeology by exploring how we turn archaeological data into statements about cultural behavior. We will discuss the place of archaeology in the broader field of anthropology and debate issues facing the discipline today. The course will rely on case studies from around the world and from many different time periods to introduce students to the research process, field and lab methods, and essential questions of archaeological anthropology. Students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with archaeological materials through visiting the galleries and working with Penn Museum collections.
    History & Tradition Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
    ANTH 002-001 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY THOMAS, DEBORAH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17 MW 1000AM-1100AM An introduction to the anthropological study of human social and cultural diversity throughout the world, with special emphasis on the development of the idea of culture as an analytical concept. The course includes sections on the ethnographic research method and on the library of ethnographic material relating to cultural change in different parts of the world that anthropology has produced since the 19th century.
      Society sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SOCIETY SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
      ANTH 002-601 INTRO CULTURAL ANTHRO SPOONER, BRIAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345 R 0530PM-0830PM An introduction to the anthropological study of human social and cultural diversity throughout the world, with special emphasis on the development of the idea of culture as an analytical concept. The course includes sections on the ethnographic research method and on the library of ethnographic material relating to cultural change in different parts of the world that anthropology has produced since the 19th century.
        Society sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ONLY OPEN TO LPS PB PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS; SOCIETY SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
        ANTH 003-001 INTRO HUMAN EVOLUTION: LECTURE MONGE, JANET UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17 TR 0100PM-0200PM How did humans evolve? When did humans start to walk on two legs? How are humans related to non-human primates? This course focuses on the scientific study of human evolution describing the emergence, development, and diversification of our species, Homo sapiens. First we cover the fundamental principles of evolutionary theory and some of the basics of genetics and heredity as they relate to human morphological, physiological, and genetic variation. We then examine what studies of nonhuman primates (monkeys and apes) can reveal about our own evolutionary past, reviewing the behavioral and ecological diversity seen among living primates. We conclude the course examining the "hard" evidence of human evolution - the fossil and material culture record of human history from our earliest primate ancestors to the emergence of modern Homo sapiens. You will also have the opportunity, during recitations, to conduct hands-on exercises collecting and analyzing behavioral, morphological, and genetic data on both humans and nonhuman primates and working with the Department of Anthropology's extensive collection of fossil casts.
          Living World Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; LIVING WORLD SECTOR
          ANTH 005-601 GREAT TRANSFORMATIONS FISHMAN, SUSANNAH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 R 0600PM-0900PM This course explores the history and archaeology of the last 20,000 years from the development of agriculture to the industrial revolution. Why did people across the world abandon foraging for farming? How and why did cities and states develop? Why did societies succeed or fail? How have humans transformed themselves and the natural world, including the landscape and the climate? We will explore the methods that archaeologists use to consider these questions and analyze evidence for social and economic change from the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. In addition, students will have a chance to conduct hands-on exercises with artifacts from the Penn Museum and an opportunity to do some experimental archaeology during recitations.
            History & Tradition Sector (all classes) HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
            ANTH 012-401 Globalization and its Historical Significance GUILLEN, MAURO DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A1 M 0200PM-0400PM This course describes and analyses the current state of globalization and sets it in historical perspective. It applies the concepts and methods of anthropology, history, political economy and sociology to the analysis and interpretation of what is actually happening in the course of the semester that relates to the progress of globalization. We focus on a series of questions not only about what is happening but about the growing awareness of it and the consequences of the increasing awareness. In answering these questions we distinguish between active campaigns to cover the world (e.g. Christian and Muslim proselytism, free-trade agreements, democratization) and the unplanned diffusion of new ways of organizing trade, capital flows, tourism and remote interaction via the Internet. The body of the course deals with particular dimensions of globalization, reviewing both the early and recent history of each. The overall approach is historical and comparative, setting globalization on the larger stage of the economic, political and cultural development of various parts of the modern world. The course is taught collaboratively by an anthropologist, an historian, and a sociologist, offering the opportunity to compare and contrast distinct disciplinary approaches. It seeks to develop a general social-science-based theoretical understanding of the various historical dimensions of globalization: economic, political, social and cultural.
              Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
              ANTH 022-401 WORLD MUSIC & CULTURES ROMMEN, TIMOTHY FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419 TR 1030AM-1200PM This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process. Fulfills College Cross Cultural Foundational Requirement.
                Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                ANTH 022-402 WORLD MUSIC & CULTURES ZHANG, SHELLEY LERNER CENTER (MUSIC BUILDING 101 MWF 1000AM-1100AM This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process. Fulfills College Cross Cultural Foundational Requirement.
                  Arts & Letters Sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; ARTS & LETTERS SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                  ANTH 086-301 DESIRE AND DEMAND DIGGS-THOMPSON, MARILYNNE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330 M 0200PM-0500PM Does consumption shape culture or does culture shape consumption? As even the most mundane purchase becomes socially symbolic and culturally meaningful we can persuasively argue that the concept of "need" has been transformed. Analyzing a variety of physical and virtual consumer venues, the goal of this seminar is to understand and to analyze historical and contemporary issues related to a culture of consumption. We investigate social and political-economic factors that impact when and how people purchase goods and argue that behavior attached to consumption includes a nexus of influences that may change periodically in response to external factors. Readings and research assignments are interdisciplinary and require a critical analysis of global/local linkages. The city of Philadelphia becomes the seminar's laboratory as we ask: how have issues of culture, consumption, and global capitalism become intertwined around the world?
                    CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; FOR FRESHMEN ONLY; FRESHMAN SEMINAR; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US; FRESHMAN SEMINAR
                    ANTH 111-401 Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology BOWES, KIMBERLY FISHER-BENNETT HALL 419 MW 1000AM-1100AM The cultures of Greece and Rome, what we call classical antiquity, span over a thousand years of multicultural achievement in the Mediterranean. This course tells the story of what it was like to live in the complex societies of ancient Greece and Rome. This story is told principally using the art, architecture, pottery and coins produced by these societies. We will examine both the bold and sexy, and the small and humble, from the Parthenon to wooden huts, from the Aphrodite of Knidos to the bones of a fisherman named Peter.
                      History & Tradition Sector (all classes) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
                      ANTH 118-401 WITCHCRAFT & POSSESSION ST.GEORGE, ROBERT COLLEGE HALL 314 TR 0130PM-0300PM This course explores world witchcraft and possession from the persecutions of the early seventeenth century through the rise of Wicca in the twentieth century. The mere mention of these terms, or of such close cousins as demonology, sorcery, exorcism, magic, and the witches Sabbath, raises clear ethnographic and historical challenges. How can the analysis of witchcraft-- including beliefs, patterns of accusation, the general social position of victims, the intensity and timing of witch hunts, and its relation to religious practice, law, language, gender, social marginalization, and property--lead us to a more humane understanding of belief and action? Films such as The Exorcist, The Blair Witch Project, The Crucible, and Three Sovereigns for Sarah will focus discussion.
                        Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR
                        ANTH 121-401 ORIGIN & CULTR OF CITIES ZETTLER, RICHARD CHEMISTRY BUILDING 109 TR 0130PM-0300PM The UN estimates that 2.9 of the world's 6.1 billion people live in cities and that this percentage is rapidly increasing in many parts of the world. This course examines urban life and urban problems by providing anthropological perspectives on this distinctive form of human association and land use. First we will examine the "origin" of cities, focusing on several of the places where cities first developed, including Mesopotamia and the Valley of Mexico. We will then investigate the internal structure of non-industrial cities by looking at case studies from around the world and from connections between the cities of the past and the city in which we live and work today.
                          History & Tradition Sector (all classes) HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
                          ANTH 122-601 BECOMING HUMAN OLSZEWSKI, DEBORAH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345 W 0600PM-0900PM Human evolutionary studies is a composite product of the fieldwork of both Paleolithic archaeology and human paleontology (or what we refer to as "stones and bones"). This marriage of two subdisciplines of anthropology produces a unique set of data that is intellectually managed and driven by theories within anthropology as a whole and even beyond -- to fields such as biology, psychology, and primate ethology, as we try to understand the origins of language, culture, and our unique physical characteristics. In this course, we will jointly discuss and debate the actual evidence of human evolution, describing what the actual evidence is and exploring how far can we take these interpretations.
                            Nat Sci & Math Sector (new curriculum only) NATURAL SCIENCE & MATH SECTOR
                            ANTH 123-601 COMMUNICATION & CULTURE WEINBERG, MIRANDA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 M 0430PM-0730PM The course looks at varieties of human expression -- such as art, film, language and song -- as communicative practices that connect persons together to form a common culture. Discussion is centered around particular case studies and ethnographic examples. Examination of communicative practices in terms of the types of expressive signs they employ, their capacity to formulate and transmit cultural beliefs and ideals (such as conceptions of politics, nature, and self), and to define the size and characteristics of groups and communities sharing such ideals. Discussion of the role of media, social institutions, and technologies of communication (print, electronic). Emphasis on contemporary communicative practices and the forms of culture that emerge in the modern world.
                              Society sector (all classes) SOCIETY SECTOR
                              ANTH 127-401 MATERIAL PAST DIG WORLD COBB, PETER UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 190 TR 0300PM-0430PM The material remains of the human past -objects and spaces- provide tangible evidence of past people's lives. Today's information technologies improve our ability to document, study, and present these materials. But what does it mean to deal with material evidence in a virtual context? In this class, students will learn basic digital methods for studying the past while working with objects, including those in the collections of the Penn Museum. This class will teach relational database design and 3d object modeling. As we learn about acquiring and managing data, we will gain valuable experience in the evaluation and use of digital tools. The digital humanities are a platform both for learning the basic digital literacy students need to succeed in today's world and for discussing the human consequences of these new technologies and data. We will discuss information technology's impact on the study and presentation of the past, including topics such as public participation in archaeological projects, educational technologies in museum galleries, and the issues raised by digitizing and disseminating historic texts and objects. Finally, we will touch on technology's role in the preservation of the past in today's turbulent world. No prior technical experience is required, but we hope students will share an enthusiasm for the past.
                                ANTH 148-401 FOOD AND FIRE MOORE, KATHERINE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM WDNR MW 0100PM-0200PM This course will let students explore the essential heritage of human technology through archaeology. People have been transforming their environment from the first use of fire for cooking. Since then, humans have adapted to the world they created using the resources around them. We use artifacts to understand how the archaeological record can be used to trace breakthroughs such as breaking stone and bone, baking bread, weaving cloth and firing pottery and metals. The seminar will meet in the Penn Museum's Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials. Students will become familiar with the Museum's collections and the scientific methods used to study different materials. Class sessions will include discussions, guest presentations, museum field trips, and hands-on experience in the laboratory.
                                  Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR
                                  ANTH 152-301 ARCHAEOLOGY OF AMERICAN HISTORY- THE NATIONAL PERIOD SCHUYLER, ROBERT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 R 0100PM-0400PM An examination of American history through its archaeological record during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics covered will include: the rise of a new nation, its early expansion, the War of 1812, the Civil War and the fall of American slavery, and the conquest of the Far West. Coverage of the 20th century will include: the rise of industrial society, class conflict, minorities, World War 1 and World War II.
                                    ANTH 168-301 TECHNIQUES OF FLOATING: WATER, UNCERTAINTY & THE FUTURE URBAN ANAND, NIKHIL CANCELED This course is an introductory research seminar designed to appeal to students with interests in urban studies and environmental studies across different disciplines. Cities have long been made through colonial and modernist efforts to tame the unruly relations between land and water. In port cities as diverse as Philadelphia and Mumbai, engineers drained wetlands and built river embankments and sea walls to keep waters at bay. These projects made urban life possible, but they also produced raced and classed geographies of inequality in the city. Today, climate change promises to exacerbate social inequalities and further squeeze non-human natures. In these times, how might we make space for social justice and non-human natures in and along rising urban waters? How is urban space is produced, magnified, divided and shrunk with water? This course is the first of a two-course sequence on urban waters and climate change, and is part of Rising Waters, a comparative research project in the Environmental Humanities. The course will feature field trips to Philadelphia and New York, as well as guest lectures by urban/ environmental experts. In the Spring of 2018, students successfully completing the course sequence will have the opportunity to apply to travel to Mumbai, India as part of a comparative and collaborative research project between students in Philadelphia and Mumbai.
                                      ANTH 170-401 JPNESE ARCH PENN MUSEUM NISHIMURA, YOKO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 419 TR 1030AM-1200PM
                                        ANTH 190-401 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICA HASTY, MARY COLLEGE HALL 314 TR 0900AM-1030AM This course provides an introduction to the study of Africa in all its diversity and complexity. Our focus is cultural, geographical, and historical: we will seek to understand Africa s current place in the world political and economic order and learn about the various social and physical factors that have influenced the historical trajectory of the continent. We study the cultural formations and empires that emerged in Africa before European colonial invasion and then how colonialism reshaped those sociocultural forms. We ll learn about the unique kinds of kinship and religion in precolonial Africa and the changes brought about by the spread of Islam and Christianity. Finally, we ll take a close look at contemporary issues such as ethnic violence, migration, popular culture and poverty, and we'll debate the various approaches to understanding those issues.
                                          Society sector (all classes) CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SOCIETY SECTOR; CROSS-CULTURAL ANALYSIS; SENIOR ASSOCIATES
                                          ANTH 205-601 AMERICAN FOLKLORE LEE, LINDA WILLIAMS HALL 25 W 0600PM-0900PM This course will examine American expressive culture, including everyday speech, narrative, music, foodways, religion, public celebrations, and material culture through an exploration of the multiple and changing avenues of diversity in the United States. Folklore can be considered the unofficial culture that exists beneath and between the institutions of power that we read about in our history books, and that is what we will be studying--the 99% of American life that goes unseen and unnoticed in other college courses. Some of the topics we will examine are: campus folklore; body art and adornment; contemporary (urban) legends and beliefs; public celebrations and rituals; and the adaptation and commodification of folk culture in popular media.
                                            ANTH 216-301 BUSINESS ANTHROPOLOGY URBAN, GREGORY CANCELED Over the past several decades, corporations such as Intel, Microsoft, and General Motors have been hiring anthropologists. What are anthropologists doing in business? Why do so many companies today want the insights anthropological training and research can bring? While most business anthropologists do not regularly write for academic audiences, this class will focus on work that has come out of business anthropological research, from re-designing the cockpit of the Airbus to coming up with the idea of Go-Gurt, from concern with epistemic transfer to the focus on implementable reliability. The larger issue addressed throughout the semester is the role of culture in business, anthropology being the principal discipline associated with the culture concept and with the methods for studying it.
                                              PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT
                                              ANTH 219-401 ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD PROJEC SCHUYLER, ROBERT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 F 0800AM-0500PM First-hand participation in research project in historical archaeology in Southern New Jersey. Transportation provided by the university. Students will assist in excavations and archival research on local archaeological sites. Class is open to all undergraduates, no previous archaeological experience is required. Attendance will involve Fridays or Saturdays, all day from 8:00 to 5:00 including travel time to the excavations and back to the University Museum. Students enroll for only one day (F or S). Enrollment is limited so specific permission of the instructor is required (Robert L. Schuyler: schuyler@sas.upenn.edu; (215)898-6965; U Museum 412). A follow up laboratory course (Anth 220 in the spring semester) will also be available during which the artifacts and documentary sources collected in the fall will be analyzed at the University Museum. Course may be repeated for credit.
                                                Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                                ANTH 219-601 ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD PROJEC SCHUYLER, ROBERT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 S 0800AM-0500PM First-hand participation in research project in historical archaeology in Southern New Jersey. Transportation provided by the university. Students will assist in excavations and archival research on local archaeological sites. Class is open to all undergraduates, no previous archaeological experience is required. Attendance will involve Fridays or Saturdays, all day from 8:00 to 5:00 including travel time to the excavations and back to the University Museum. Students enroll for only one day (F or S). Enrollment is limited so specific permission of the instructor is required (Robert L. Schuyler: schuyler@sas.upenn.edu; (215)898-6965; U Museum 412). A follow up laboratory course (Anth 220 in the spring semester) will also be available during which the artifacts and documentary sources collected in the fall will be analyzed at the University Museum. Course may be repeated for credit.
                                                  Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                                                  ANTH 221-401 THE MATERIAL WORLD IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE BOILEAU, MARIE-CLAUDE
                                                  JANSEN, JAN
                                                  DIBBLE, HAROLD
                                                  UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 190 TR 1030AM-1200PM By focusing on the scientific analysis of inorganic archaeological materials, this course will explore processes of creation in the past. ANTH 221/521 will take place in the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) and will be team taught in three modules: analysis of lithics, analysis of ceramics and analysis of metals. Each module will combine laboratory and classroom exercises to give students hands-on experience with archaeological materials. We will examine how the transformation of materials into objects provides key information about past human behaviors and the socio-economic contexts of production, distribution, exchange and use. Discussion topics will include invention and adoption of new technologies, change and innovation, use of fire, and craft specialization.
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                                                    ANTH 230-401 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY MONGE, JANET CANCELED This course will investigate and discuss the various techniques of analysis that biological anthropologists can apply to forensic cases. Topics include human osteology, the recovery of bodies, the analysis of life history, the reconstruction of causes of death, and various case studies where anthropologists have contributed significantly to solving forensic cases. Discussions will include the limitations of forensic anthropology and the application of DNA recovery to skeletal/mummified materials.
                                                      ANTH 238-401 INTRO TO MED ANTHRO BARG, FRANCES UNIVERSITY MUSEUM B17 MW 0100PM-0200PM Introduction to Medical Anthropology takes central concepts in anthropology -- culture, adaptation, human variation, belief, political economy, the body -- and applies them to human health and illness. Students explore key elements of healing systems including healing technologies and healer-patient relationships. Modern day applications for medical anthropology are stressed.
                                                        Hum & Soc Sci Sector (new curriculum only) SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE SECTOR
                                                        ANTH 242-401 MUSIC OF SOUTH & SE ASIA SYKES, JAMES FISHER-BENNETT HALL 406 TR 1030AM-1200PM What role does music play in articulating religious identities and spaces? What is the importance of ritual musics as they persist and change in the modern world? How does music reflect and articulate religious ways of thinking and acting? In this course, we explore these and other questions about the interrelations between music, religion, and ritual in South and Southeast Asia. Focusing on India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia, the course emphasizes musics from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian traditions; nevertheless, it draws widely to touch upon sacred musics in Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, and among some indigenous peoples in the region. Throughout, we explore ontologies of sound; sonic occurrences in religious structures, public processions, and pilgrimage sites; the construction of religion and ritual as ideas forged through colonial encounter and modern scholarship on religion; the politics of sacred sounds in today's public spaces and contemporary media, such as television and online; and the surprising fluidity between popular and sacred musical genres.
                                                          ANTH 248-601 FOOD AND FEASTING: ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE TABLE MOORE, KATHERINE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 T 0600PM-0900PM Food satisfies human needs on many levels. ANTH 248 explores the importance of food in human experience, starting with the nutritional and ecological aspects of food choice and going on to focus on the social and ritual significance of foods and feasts. Particular attention will be paid to the way that archaeologists and biological anthropologists find out about food use in the past. Contemporary observations about the central significance of eating as a social activity will be linked to the development of cuisines, economies, and civilizations in ancient times. The course will use lectures, discussions, films, food tastings, and fieldwork to explore the course themes.
                                                            ANTH 249-301 EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE HOKE, MORGAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328 TR 1030AM-1200PM Evolutionary medicine is the application of modern evolutionary theory to studies of health and disease in humans. In taking this approach, the course will explore the role that disease played in human evolution. We will examine both infectious and non-infectious diseases, and assess the way in which populations and disease organisms have co-evolved. Related issues to be examined are the nature of the virulence and pathogenicity of infectious agents, and their efforts to subvert the immune system's responses to infection. We will also explore the evolved responses that enable individuals to protect, heal and recuperate themselves from infections and injuries, such as fever and sickness behavior, and the fitness enhancing aspects of these processes. Finally, we will study how past adaptations of early humans to their environments now affects modern humans, who have very different diets, life expectancy, activity patterns, and hygiene than their ancestors.
                                                              ANTH 254-401 ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE INCA ERICKSON, CLARK UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 330 TR 0300PM-0430PM The Inca created a vast and powerful South American empire in the high Andes Mountains that was finally conquered by Spain. Using Penn's impressive museum collections and other archaeological, linguistic, and historical sources, this course will examine Inca religion and worldview, architecture, sacred temples, the capital of Cuzco, ritual calendar, ceque system, textiles, metalworking, economic policies and expansionist politics from the dual perspectives of Inca rulers and their subjects. Our task is to explain the rise, dominance, and fall of the Incas as a major South American civilization.
                                                                History & Tradition Sector (all classes) HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR
                                                                ANTH 258-401 VISUALIZING THE PAST ERICKSON, CLARK
                                                                BADLER, NORMAN
                                                                MWF 1100AM-1200PM This highly interdisciplinary course approaches fundamental issues in Anthropology and Computer Science.Using an anthropological perspective, this course focuses on the history, theory, and methods of how archaeology and visualizations of the past are created, presented and used in scholarly media (e.g., traditional publications, conference papers, and project databases), and popular culture (e.g., artists reconstructions, movies, TV documentaries, museum exhibits, games, the internet, and art), and contemporary computer technology (e.g., 3D modeling, Animation, virtual reality, and simulation). From the computer science perspective, the challenge becomes how we can transform known and often incomplete information into engaging and plausible digital models of a past culture and its people. Students gain acquisition of fundamental computer programming, data analysis, and 3D modeling and animation tools. The course material is broad and requires conceptual integration by the student. The instructors use the SEAS Open Learning Classroom for programing and the Penn Museum to explore artifact collections through Object-Based Learning and evaluate public exhibits and complete an original Final Project to people and visualize the past.
                                                                  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; CONTACT DEPT or INSTRUCTOR FOR CLASSRM INFO; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
                                                                  ANTH 260-301 CULTURES OF SCIENCE&TECH PETRYNA, ADRIANA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328 W 0200PM-0500PM Science and technology figure centrally in the economic, political, and socio-cultural changes that impact our worlds. Happenings in the life sciences, including the discovery of new genes, pathways, and processes, are redrawing concepts of the body and human nature and refiguring social and political relations. The seminar starts from the premise that scientific facts are made, not things existing a priori in the world and that are merely picked up by researchers and consumed by lay audiences. Likewise, technologies are created through a process of intense negotiation between producers and their sophisticated users. Focusing on the biosciences, we explore the production of science and technology and how they 1)affect individuals, self-identities, subjectivity, kinship, and social relationships; 2)have interacted with or reinforced political programs, racial classifications, unequal access to knowledge, and patterns of social injustice; 3)inform contemporary institutional structures, strategies of governance, and practices of citizenship. We will combine methods and perspectives from social and cultural anthropology, and the social studies of science and technology, and will draw from historical case studies, contemporary ethnographies of science, scientific and medical journals, documentary films and media reports.
                                                                    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
                                                                    ANTH 268-301 ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSEUMS BRUCHAC, MARGARET UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345 W 0200PM-0500PM This course examines museums as sites where issues of Indigenous identity, memory, place and power intersect. Museums have long been engaged in the selective preservation, representation, and contextualization of Indigenous objects, cultures, and histories. We will examine antiquarian impulses that inspired the collecting of curiosities, scientific studies that drove the collection of biological specimens, and nationalist ideals that shaped monuments to house imperialist memories. Museums are now sites for complex, often contentious discourse around Indigenous collections. Students will review histories of local and national collecting processes, with a particular focus on Native American collections and concerns. We will also consider how Indigenous curators and new kinds of museums have developed innovative displays and interpretations.
                                                                      ANTH 273-601 GLOBAL HLTH: ANTH PERSP JOINER, MICHAEL UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345 M 0430PM-0730PM In some parts of the world spending on pharmaceuticals is astronomical. In others, people struggle for survival amid new and reemerging epidemics and have little or no access to basic or life-saving therapies. Treatments for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the world's poor remain under-researched and global health disparities are increasing. This interdisciplinary seminar integrates perspectives from the social sciences and the biomedical sciences to explore 1) the development and global flows of medical technologies; 2) how the health of individuals and groups is affected by medical technologies, public policy, and the forces of globalization as each of these impacts local worlds. The seminar is structured to allow us to examine specific case material from around the world (Haiti, South Africa, Brazil, Russia, China, India, for example), and to address the ways in which social, political-economic, and technological factors -- which are increasingly global in nature -- influence basic biological mechanisms and disease outcomes and distribution. As we analyze each case and gain familiarity with ethnographic methods, we will ask how more effective interventions can be formulated. The course draws from historical and ethnographic accounts, medical journals, ethical analyses, and films, and familiarizes students with critical debates on globalization and with local responses to globalizing processes.
                                                                        ANTH 294-401 GLOBAL CITIES: URBANIZATION IN MOST OF THE WORLD ANAND, NIKHIL MW 0330PM-0500PM This course examines the futures of urbanization in most of the world. With cities in "developing" countries set to absorb 95% of urban population growth in the next generation, the course explores the plans, spaces and social experiences of this dramatic urban century. How do proliferating urban populations sustain themselves in the cities of Latin America, Africa and Asia? What kinds of social and political claims do these populations make more just and sustainable cities? The course investigates the ongoing experiences in urban planning, infrastructure development and environmental governance in cities of the Global South. In so doing, it imagines new forms of citizenship, development and sustainability that are currently unfolding in these cities of the future.
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                                                                          ANTH 300-301 SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR SCHURR, THEODORE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328 F 0900AM-1200PM ANTH 300 is a Capstone Seminar for anthropology majors. It defines the Penn anthropology major by bringing together and inter-relating major threads from the different subfields of the Penn anthropology curriculum. Each session includes contributions from members of the standing faculty and seminar discussions of a research theme in which anthropological knowledge is currently progressing.
                                                                            ANTH 305-601 ANTHROPOLOGY & POLICY SUESS, GRETCHEN CANCELED From the inception of the discipline, anthropologists have applied their ethnographic and theoretical knowledge to policy issues concerning the alleviation of practical human problems. This approach has not only benefited peoples in need but it has also enriched the discipline, providing anthropologists with the opportunity to develop new theories and methodologies from a problem-centered approach. The class will examine the connection between anthropology and policy, theory and practice (or 'praxis'), research and application. We will study these connections by reading about historical and current projects. As an ABCS course, students will also volunteer in a volunteer organization of their choice in the Philadelphia area, conduct anthropological research on the organization, and suggest ways that the anthropological approach might support the efforts of the organization.
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                                                                              ANTH 311-401 DISASTER ANC MED WORLD GREY, CAMPBELL
                                                                              RISTVET, LAUREN
                                                                              CLAUDIA COHEN HALL 493 TR 1030AM-1200PM Natural disasters occupy a powerful place in our imagination. Stories of floods, plagues, earthquakes and storms excite and horrify us and communities mobilize their resources quickly in response to these events. In the ancient Mediterranean world, natural disasters could take on potent meaning, indicating the anger or disfavor of the gods, acting as warnings against certain courses of action, or confirmations of individuals' fears or suspicions about the world in which they lived. In this course, we explore the evidence for some disasters in the ancient Mediterranean world, the ways in which contemporaries reacted to those disasters and interpreted their causes. This project is, of necessity, multidisciplinary, involving textual, archaeological, geological, and comparative materials and drawing on methodologies from history, political and archaeological science, and the emerging field of disaster studies. In the process, we will gain an appreciation of the socialstructures of communities in the period, the thought-world in which they operated, and the challenges and opportunities thatattend a project of this sort. No prior knowledge of Ancient History is required, although it would be useful to have taken an introductory survey course. Texts will be discussed in translation.
                                                                                ANTH 337-301 CROSS CULTURAL METHODS IN HEALTH & PUBLIC POLICY SAHOTA, PUNEET CANCELED This course will introduce students to applied anthropology methods for doing research that can change policy and practices. Examples of policy and practice change include clinical practices in health care settings, social welfare policy, and legal advocacy. Students will be trained in multiple anthropology research methods, including brief participant-observation, qualitative interviewing, life story interviewing, and ethnographic content analysis of textual material. Students will also learn how to use NVivo software for analyzing qualitative and some quantitative data from their field notes, interviews, and analysis of popular articles/websites. Finally, students will practice writing products for non-academic audiences, such as policymakers, the media, and the general public. The course will emphasize using anthropology research methods to address real-world problems in policy and practice.
                                                                                  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS; BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINAR
                                                                                  ANTH 338-301 TECHNIQUES OF FLOATING: WATER AND THE FUTURE URBAN ANAND, NIKHIL CANCELED Cities have long been made through colonial and modernist efforts to tame the unruly relations between land and water. In port cities as diverse as Philadelphia and Mumbai, engineers drained wetlands and built river embankments and sea walls to keep waters at bay. These projects made urban life possible, but they also produced raced and classed geographies of inequality in the city. Today, as climate scientists project a future unlike times past, the increased propensity for severe storm surges has unsettled these historic relations between land, water and society in cities. Climate change promises to exacerbate social inequalities and further squeeze non-human natures. In these times, how might we make space for social justice and non-human natures in and along rising urban waters, and how can we in our seminar understand how urban space is produced, magnified, divided and shrunk with water? This course is the first of a two-course sequence that is part of a comparative research project in the Environmental Humanities, Rising Waters. Through course materials and original research, the project explores the futures of river and coastal cities in a time where the lines between land and water are muddied all around us. Course materials and guest lectures will focus on city specific case studies on the histories and futures of water in the city. Assignments required for the course include an original book review, and a research paper based on primary sources. In the Spring of 2018, students successfully completing the courses will have the opportunity to apply to participate a year-long comparative research project between Philadelphia and Mumbai.
                                                                                    ANTH 342-401 DRESS & FASHION IN AFRCA ALI-DINAR, ALI WILLIAMS HALL 23 TR 0300PM-0420PM Throughout Africa, social and cultural identities of ethnicity, gender, generation, rank and status were conveyed in a range of personal ornamentation that reflects the variation of African cultures. The meaning of one particular item of clothing can transform completely when moved across time and space. As one of many forms of expressive culture, dress shape and give forms to social bodies. In the study of dress and fashion, we could note two distinct broad approaches, the historical and the anthropological. While the former focuses on fashion as a western system that shifted across time and space, and linked with capitalism and western modernity; the latter approach defines dress as an assemblage of modification the body. The Africanist proponents of this anthropological approach insisted that fashion is not a dress system specific to the west and not tied with the rise of capitalism. This course will focus on studying the history of African dress by discussing the forces that have impacted and influenced it overtime, such as socio-economic, colonialism, religion, aesthetics, politics, globalization, and popular culture. The course will also discuss the significance of the different contexts that impacted the choices of what constitute an appropriate attire for distinct situations. African dress in this context is not a fixed relic from the past, but a live cultural item that is influenced by the surrounding forces.
                                                                                      ANTH 386-601 CULTURE, CONSUMPTION, AND PRODUCTION IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE DIGGS-THOMPSON, MARILYNNE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 W 0530PM-0840PM The goal of this course is to understand and to investigate both historical and contemporary issues related to a culture of consumption. Reading topics cover both contemporary and scholarly issues in cultural anthropology, popular culture, consumer behavior, off-shore production, social networking, media and communications, financial and real estate markets and marketing. Class distinctions are equally interdisciplinary as we focus on investigating and identifying critical global/local linkages. We analyze the various ways in which Philadelphia and other "global cities" are competing for consumer revenues. We ask what factors have led contemporary society reaching its current stage of mass consumption and how have certain goods and services been reconfigured, packaged or re-packaged to attract new consumers. In order to better understand the link between consumption and production factors we explore the relationship between outsourcing and/or offshore production and modern consumption. Approximately sixty percent of the seminar takes place in the classroom and will include lecture, class discussion, and films. The remaining portion of the class meetings will involve local and regional travel. Research assignments emphasize the use of anthropological participant-observation techniques to investigate the relationships between culture and contemporary mass consumption within the contexts of re-gentrification, urbanization, and globalization.
                                                                                        CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE US
                                                                                        ANTH 424-401 POLITICAL ECOLOGIES OF THE CITY ANAND, NIKHIL CANCELED Cities have been centres of aspiration for much of human history. They have provided a limited yet critical locus for social mobility, both in political and economic terms. As large agglomerations of political and economic power, urban residents have also consumed growing proportions of the earths mineral, food and water resources from the national (and international) body. The contradictory aspects of urban aspiration frame this course. Drawing on the frameworks of political ecology, in this course we think through the cities of the global south to understand how cities are made. To do this, we will first focus on the construction on the liberal city and how it has been occupied, both formally and informally, by urban subjects in most of the world. Next, we will learn about projects through which natural resources have been directed to and through the city. Finally we will conclude with a particular attention to how urban resources are claimed by marginalized migrants, and the particular sorts of governance institutions these practices engender.
                                                                                          ANTH 478-601 TOPICS IN PALEOPATHOLOGY ZIMMERMAN, MICHAEL UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328 M 0600PM-0900PM Following a brief introduction to the study of modern and ancient disease, the course focuses on specific diseases and geographic areas. The literature is surveyed and lecture-discussions cover topics such as tuberculosis, cancer and ancient Egypt, emphasizing the effects of environment and culture on the evolution of disease patterns and health care systems. (This course is a follow up to Anth 158/458, a general introductory course in paleopathology, but 158 is not a prerequisite).
                                                                                            ANTH 511-401 ETHICS, ARCHAEOLOGY & CULTURAL HERITAGE LEVENTHAL, RICHARD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 419 T 0130PM-0430PM This seminar will explore some of the most important issues that are now a central part of archaeological, anthropological and historical research throughout the world. The identification and control of cultural heritage is a central part of the framework for research within other communities. Issues for this course will also include cultural identity, human rights, repatriation, colonialism, working with communities and many other topics. Field research today must be based upon a new series of ethical standards that will be discussed and examined within this class. Major topics include: cultural heritage - definitions and constructs, cosmopolitanism and collecting, archaeology and looting, cultural heritage preservation, museums - universal and national, museum acquisition policies, cultural identity, international conventions (including underwater issues), national laws of ownership, community based development, cultural tourism, development models, and human rights.
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                                                                                              ANTH 516-401 PUBLIC INTEREST WORKSHOP SUESS, GRETCHEN CANCELED This is a Public Interest Ethnography workshop (originally created by Peggy Reeves Sanday - Department of Anthropology) that incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to exploring social issues. Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, the workshop is a response to Amy Gutmann's call for interdisciplinary cooperation across the University and to the Department of Anthropology's commitment to developing public interest research and practice as a disciplinary theme. Rooted in the rubric of public interest social science, the course focuses on: 1) merging problem solving with theory and analysis in the interest of change motivated by a commitment to social justice, racial harmony, equality, and human rights; and 2) engaging in public debate on human issues to make research results accessible to a broader audience. The workshop brings in guest speakers and will incorporate original ethnographic research to merge theory with action. Students are encouraged to apply the framing model to a public interest research and action topic of their choice. This is an academically-based-community-service (ABCS) course that partners directly with Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships.
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                                                                                                ANTH 521-401 THE MATERIAL WORLD IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE BOILEAU, MARIE-CLAUDE
                                                                                                JANSEN, JAN
                                                                                                DIBBLE, HAROLD
                                                                                                UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 190 TR 1030AM-1200PM By focusing on the scientific analysis of inorganic archaeological materials, this course will explore processes of creation in the past. ANTH 221/521 will take place in the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) and will be team taught in three modules: analysis of lithics, analysis of ceramics and analysis of metals. Each module will combine laboratory and classroom exercises to give students hands-on experience with archaeological materials. We will examine how the transformation of materials into objects provides key information about past human behaviors and the socio-economic contexts of production, distribution, exchange and use. Discussion topics will include invention and adoption of new technologies, change and innovation, use of fire, and craft specialization.
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                                                                                                  ANTH 533-401 ARCHAEOBOTANY SEMINAR WHITE, CHANTEL UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 190 MW 0900AM-1030AM In this course we will approach the relationship between plants and people from archaeological and anthropological perspectives in order to investigate diverse plant consumption, use, and management strategies. Topics will include: plants as foods and intoxicating beverages; medicines, poisons, and psychoactive plants; plants as building supplies and textiles; wild plant collection, and the origins of plant domestication. Students will learn both field procedures and laboratory methods of archaeobotany through a series of hands-on activities and lab-based experiments. The final research project will involve an original in-depth analysis and interpretation of archaeobotanical specimens. By the end of the course, students will feel comfortable reading and evaluating archaeobotanical literature and will have a solid understanding of how archaeobotanists interpret human activities of the past.
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                                                                                                    ANTH 554-301 TRUTH, POLITICS, ETHICS: ANTHROPOLOGICAL SEMINAR PETRYNA, ADRIANA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328 M 0300PM-0600PM This is a reading-intensive seminar geared primarily toward anthropology graduate students who have had some field research experience or are uncovering surprising findings that come from deep ethnographic engagement, and who are now grappling with the implications, production, and narration of evidence for themselves and for larger publics. Drawing from readings in anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the history and sociology of science, we will develop our craft as an intimate practice and work of careful translation in the context of a demanding set of readings on the political economy of truth, hypocrisy, ethics, and bias.
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                                                                                                      ANTH 570-401 JPNESE ARCH PENN MUSEUM NISHIMURA, YOKO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 419 TR 1030AM-1200PM
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                                                                                                        ANTH 581-401 How Digital Humanities Can Help Save the Planet POWELL, TIMOTHY JAFFE BUILDING B17 W 0200PM-0500PM Students will be taught each phase of designing a sophisticated digital exhibit of museum quality. This includes choosing a platform, designing a compelling exhibit, wtiting metadata, learning about grant writing to support and sustain digital exhibits, and theorizing how digital technology can be used to educate the general public about the importance of preserving forests in the Anthropocene (Age of Climate Change). A significant part of the course will be dedicated to learning about Environmental Humanities including: 1) Scientific studies of climate change in the Arctic, the Amazon, the forests of North America; 2) Contemporary politics effecting the Environmental Protection Agency; 3) Why Native Americans were successful at the first standoff at Standing Rock; and 4) the Data Rescue project that Penn is participating in to save Environmental data being removed from the web by the present administration. We will also study state-of-the-art digital exhibits like the WWhat is Missing?: Creating a Global Memorial to the Planet site by Maya Lin, who designed the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington D.C.
                                                                                                          ANTH 583-401 ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING DAS, AMITANSHU
                                                                                                          HALL, KATHLEEN
                                                                                                          ST.AGATHA'S 305 W 0200PM-0500PM This ethnographic methodology course considers filmmaking/videography as a tool in conducting ethnographic research as well as a medium for presenting academic research to scholarly and non-scholarly audiences. The course engages the methodological and theoretical implications of capturing data and crafting social scientific accounts/narratives in images and sounds. Students are required to put theory into practice by conducting ethnographic research and producing an ethnographic film as their final project. In service to that goal, students will read about ethnography (as a social scientific method and representational genre), learn and utilize ethnographic methods in fieldwork, watch non-fiction films (to be analyzed for formal properties and implicit assumptions about culture/sociality), and acquire rigorous training in the skills and craft of digital video production. This is an ABCS course, and students will produce short ethnographic films with students in Philadelphia high schools as part of a partnership project with the School District of Philadelphia. Due to the time needed for ethnographic film production, this is a year-long course, which will meet periodically in both the fall and spring semesters.
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                                                                                                            ANTH 598-640 ECONOMICS OF HERITAGE GOULD, PETER WILLIAMS HALL 843 R 0530PM-0830PM Governmental resources for archaeological and heritage sites are declining worldwide while commercial and economic development initiatives are threatening the fabric of heritage and the larger landscape environment to ever greater degrees. As a consequence, the competition for resources to protect and preserve heritage is intensifying, as is the challenge of articulate the value of heritage resources vs. competing commercial or public projects. This is the context for understanding the issues surrounding the definition of the value of cultural heritage assets and the tools available for their measurement and management. This course explores in some depth issues relating to the economic analysis of heritage and culture. It is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the economics of heritage-related projects, the tools and techniques available for their analysis and the ethical and practical issues of public policy and private actions that determine the future of heritage resources. Readings and case studies will explore technical, practical and ethical issues that arise in cultural heritageeconomics. Relevant analytical techniques will be introduced and particular emphasis will be placed on commercial, government and community issues unique to heritage-related activities. Special emphasis will be placed upon developing pertinent strategies for the tourist industry. Students will produce one case-study project intended to integrate the technical and practical aspects of the course.
                                                                                                              ANTH 600-301 CONT ARCH IN THEORY LYCETT, MARK UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 328 R 0130PM-0430PM This graduate seminar addresses contemporary anthropological archaeology and considers the varied ways inferences are made about past and present human behavior from the archaeological record. It reviews such fundamental topics as the use of analogy, Middle Range theory, symbolism and meaning, social and cultural evolution, ideology and power, feminism and gender, and indigenous (non-Western) perspectives. It also foregrounds basic issues regarding heritage, looting, and ethics.
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                                                                                                                ANTH 603-301 LANG IN CULTURE& SOCIETY AGHA, ASIF UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 410 MW 1000AM-1200PM First-year anthropology graduate students or Instructor Permission. Examination of properties of human language which enable social persons to interpret the cultural world and to act within it. Topics include: principles of lexical and grammatical organization; the role of language structure (grammar) and linguistic context (indexicality) in discursive activity; referential uses of language; social interaction; markers of social role, identity, and group-belonging; criteria by which models of linguistic form and function are formulated; the empirical limits within which different models have explanatory value.
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                                                                                                                  ANTH 633-401 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY MONGE, JANET CANCELED This course will investigate and discuss the various techniques of analysis that biological anthropologists can apply to forensic cases. Topics include human osteology, the recovery of bodies, the analysis of life history, the reconstruction of causes of death, and various case studies where anthropologists have contributed significantly to solving forensic cases. Discussions will include the limitations of forensic anthropology and the application of DNA recovery to skeletal/mummified materials.
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                                                                                                                    ANTH 653-301 SOCIAL THRY KANT-DELEUZE AGHA, ASIF UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 410 R 1000AM-0100PM The course examines the work of 20th century writers like Weber, Bourdieu, Foucault and Deleuze in the light of the intellectual traditions to which they belong, including the work of writers like Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche. Particular attention is given to the philosophical roots of the models of society proposed by specific authors and the question of the applicability of such models to ethnographically based anthropological research.
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                                                                                                                      ANTH 655-301 MTHDS&GRNTWRTNG FOR ANTH BRUCHAC, MARGARET UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345 T 1000AM-0100PM This course is designed for third- and fourth-year graduate students in anthropology who are working on their dissertation research proposals and submitting grants. Graduate students from other departments who will be submitting grant proposals that include an ethnographic component are also welcome. Students will develop their proposals throughout the course of the semester, and will meet important fall submission deadlines. They will begin by working with various databases to search funding sources relevant to the research they plan to conduct. In class sessions, they will also work with the professor and their peers to refine their research questions, their methods, the relationship of any previous research to their dissertation fieldwork, and the broader theoretical and "real-world" significance of their proposed projects. Finally, students will also have the opportunity to have live "chats" with representatives from funding agencies, thereby gaining a better sense of what particular foundations are looking for in a proposal.
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                                                                                                                        ANTH 658-301 DISCOURSE-CENTERED RESEARCH SEMINAR URBAN, GREGORY UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 410 W 0300PM-0600PM This seminar explores the interface between discourse, culture, and social processes. It is designed for graduate students in anthropology and related disciplines who (1) wish to study the current literature in linguistic anthropology concerned with discourse-centered approaches to culture; and (2) themselves have or will acquire during the semester discourse materials (texts, recordings, ethnographic data, etc.) that they wish to analyze from an anthropological point view. The instructor will spend time discussing his own past and current research. Class sessions will also include discussion of the writings of contemporary anthropologists investigating culture through discourse. The seminar is designed for maximum flexibility in accommodating students' research interests and needs.
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                                                                                                                          ANTH 705-401 SEM IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY MULLER, CAROL CANCELED Seminar on selected topics in ethnomusicology.
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                                                                                                                            ANTH 719-401 ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD PROJ SCHUYLER, ROBERT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 F 0800AM-0500PM This is a parallel course to ANTH 219, but on the graduate level. It will only be open to select graduate students (i.e. historical archaeology students and some CGS MA students). Specific permission of the instructor is required in each case.
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                                                                                                                              ANTH 719-601 ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD PROJ SCHUYLER, ROBERT UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329 S 0800AM-0500PM This is a parallel course to ANTH 219, but on the graduate level. It will only be open to select graduate students (i.e. historical archaeology students and some CGS MA students). Specific permission of the instructor is required in each case.
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                                                                                                                                ANTH 733-301 NATURES, COLLOQUIUM 2017-2018 MORRISON, KATHLEEN
                                                                                                                                ANAND, NIKHIL
                                                                                                                                UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 345 M 1200PM-0300PM This seminar is a critical exploration of the concept of extinction as it is being understood, witnessed, and/or debated in the early 21st century. What kind of decisions and actions are made on the basis of something -a way of life, a language, or a body of evidence - that is said to be disappearing? Answers to the question of extinction often exceed theoretical frames, making extinction, near-extinction, and the "hour" of extinction, for that matter, not at all transparent phenomena. An anthropological "four-field" approach will help navigate this boundary object and the complex empirical realities it entails. Topics include biodiversity loss and extinction events, language endangerment and cultural and ethnic genocide; sex-selection and femicide, end-of-life ethics and care; climate change and food insecurity, the extinction of diseases & the emergence of new ones, "salvage anthropology" and colonial legacies, and war and contemporary heritage loss. The course consists of short papers, engagements with colloquium speakers, as well as an end-of-year graduate student colloquium. Open to second year anthropology graduate students. Other interested students should contact the instructors for permission before enrolling.
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