Academic Catalog

ANT - Anthropology

ANT 1100 Introduction to Anthropology Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Study of humanity, past and present: cultural diversity and change, human evolution, biological variability, archaeology, ethnography, language, and contemporary uses of anthropology. Offered Every Term.

ANT 2020 Global Detroit Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry

Detroit has been a meeting place for people from around the world for centuries. This course explores the global movements of peoples, ideas, and money that made the city what it is today. It will draw upon the tools and methods of anthropology to examine periods when the city’s multicultural character has been viewed as a source of strength, and at other times when diversity has been perceived as source of discord and social problems. Students will be expected to participate in fieldtrips and other off campus activities. Offered Yearly.

ANT 2050 Anthropology of Business Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry

Differences between American culture/business practice and the culture/business practice of other countries: cultural assumptions, world views, family structure, social organizations, and language. Offered Every Term.

ANT 2110 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Life Sciences, Natural Scientific Inquiry

Role of hereditary and environmental factors, human genetics, meaning of "race" and racial classifications, fossil records, non-human primate behavior and evolution. Offered Every Term.

ANT 2200 Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry, Social Inquiry

Introductory archaeology course that uses comparative perspective to study how and why early civilizations and cities developed, functioned, and collapsed in different parts of the world. Focus on the role archaeology plays in understanding the past and present. Geared toward the non-major. Offered Every Term.

ANT 2400 Food and Culture Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry, Global Learning Inquiry

Uses food and foodways as a lens to understand social, cultural, political, and economic issues around the world. Lectures draw from the interdisciplinary field of food studies that includes anthropological and historical texts and films. Topics include commensality, globalization, nationalism, food taboos, power, memory, etiquettes, food justice, and food and health. Includes field trips to local food places in Metro Detroit. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 2500 Archaeology of the Great Lakes Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry

This course is designed for students interested in learning more about the cultural heritage of the Great Lakes region. Students will be introduced to the Native cultures and archaeology of Michigan and the Great Lakes. basin. The class will cover the time period from the beginnings of human occupation of the area through early historic times. Starting with the paleo-Indians and continuing through European contact, we will explore the richness of the prehistoric Native cultures of the region as revealed through the archaeological record and ethnohistoric sources. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 3020 Introduction to Archaeology Cr. 3

Introduction to the basic principles and science of archaeology. Case studies from all time periods and regions worldwide. Examination of the intersection of archaeology with other disciplines (history, geology, criminal justice, chemistry). Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

ANT 3030 History of Anthropology Cr. 3

Required for majors. History of ideas and explanatory theories in anthropology; continuities and disjunctures in British, French, American, German, Belgian, Russian, and Third World anthropologies. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite: ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 3061 Oral History in Middle Eastern Tradition Cr. 3

Methodologies, techniques and applications of oral history used as tools to investigate modern social history of Middle Eastern societies. Offered Every Other Year.

Equivalent: NE 3061

ANT 3100 World Cultures Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry, Global Learning Inquiry

Human societies exhibit tremendous diversity. How and why do we differ? What do these differences mean in today's world? Explore, contrast, compare, and understand the differences between and within societies such as those of Amazon rain forest, China, Japan, Alaska, India, the United States, and France. Special attention will be focused on how anthropologists think about and represent cultural differences through ethnographic writing, film, and other media. Offered Fall.

ANT 3111 Digital Storytelling and Ethnic Detroit Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry

Students will learn about the ethnic, racial, and cultural history of Detroit and how to document elements of that history. This course introduces students to both theoretical and practical concepts around digital storytelling, drawing on extensive theoretical scholarship about placemaking, experiencing place, and the social production of heritage that spans the disciplines of anthropology, historical archaeology, heritage studies, historic preservation, media studies, and mobilities. Students will learn the practical steps involved in creating digital stories and will be introduced to best practices in multimedia development as discussed in the literature in the field of instructional technology. They will also explore the cultural, ethical and technological considerations involved in creating and disseminating digital stories. They will then create their own short digital story, which they will be able to share with the website Ethnic Layers of Detroit. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: GLS 3111, POL 3111, RUS 3111

ANT 3220 The Inca and their Ancestors Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry

Focuses on the archaeology, landscapes, and art of ancient South America as an introduction to the diversity and achievements of pre-Columbian civilizations. Beginning with the Inca and working backwards, we explore the richness of ancient Andean and Amazonian cultures as revealed through the archaeological record, ethnohistoric sources, and the use of ethnographic analogy. Topics include: ecological diversity and human adaptation; migration; the domestication of plants and animals; monumental architecture; great art styles; the rise of social hierarchies; and ancient cosmological understandings. Using the methods of archaeology, visual analysis, analogical reasoning, and anthropological insights, we look at what the long temporal perspective on ancient South American cultures can tell us about modern political issues and ecological sustainability. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 3310 Language and Culture Cr. 3

An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Using comparative approaches to language and culture across time and space, explore variation and change, cognitive dimensions of language, language evolution, linguistic myths, and the use of language in social practice. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D-, LIN 2720 with a minimum grade of D-, or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: LIN 3310

ANT 3333 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology Cr. 3

Sociocultural anthropologists use ethnography to understand human experience in settings that vary from ancient rituals to multiplayer online games. This course provides an in-depth study of the various approaches to ethnographic research used by anthropologists in the present as well as the past. Offered Yearly.

ANT 3400 Introduction to Medical Anthropology Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Social Inquiry

Introduction to Medical Anthropology uses a biosocial, cross-cultural approach to explore the complexities of health and medicine today – in the United States and elsewhere. It pays special attention to health disparities and how they are experienced by various social groups. This course will expose students to a number of cultural systems of health and illness from around the world and, describe the behaviors, practices, institutions, and/or systems that define them. In keeping with an anthropological approach, it will treat western biomedicine as one of many cultural systems of explaining and addressing illness. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 3410 Global Health Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry, Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Introduces students to problems of disease and disorder worldwide and looks at various efforts to define and address these problems through a social science perspective. Offered Every Term.

Equivalent: GLS 3410, PH 3410

ANT 3520 Understanding Africa: Past, Present and Future Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

In-depth knowledge of Africa through the study of its physiography, prehistory and history, social institutions, and social changes within a global context. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 3530 Native Americans Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry

Examines the way that academic disciplines and individual scholars have examined American Indian and Native cultures, traditions and histories. The course focuses on migration, colonization, warfare, Native sovereignty and the contemporary experience to learn about the distinctive perspectives of the indigenous peoples of North America. Examines (scientific and indigenous) accounts of the origin of Native American cultures, their interaction in pre-Contact times, survival and persistence during European conquest and colonization and the continuing struggle within dominant North American society for equity, justice and inclusion. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 3540 Cultures and Societies of Latin America Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

Latin American social structures and cultural variation, history, and relationship to the United States. Themes include class, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, globalization, and immigration to the United States. Offered Intermittently.

Equivalent: LAS 3540

ANT 3550 Arab Society in Transition Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Foreign Culture, Global Learning Inquiry

Distinctive social and cultural institutions and processes of change in the Arab Middle East. Regional variations: background and discussion of current political and economic systems and their relationship to international systems. Offered Intermittently.

Equivalent: NE 3550

ANT 3560 World's Religions Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry, Global Learning Inquiry

Explores the nature, dynamism, similarities and differences of religions in an anthropological and cross-cultural perspective. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 3600 Topics in Anthropology Cr. 3

Selected topics or emerging fields in any of the four anthropology subfields (cultural; physical; archaeology; linguistics). Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 3700 Globalization: Theories, Practices, Implications Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry, Social Inquiry, Social Sciences

Students develop analytical tools for appraising processes of globalization; acquire a familiarity with the current topical concerns of global studies; and examine economic, political, and cultural approaches to globalization. Offered Winter.

Equivalent: GLS 3700

ANT 3990 Directed Study Cr. 2-6

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisites: ANT 1000-6XXX with a minimum grade of B

Repeatable for 6 Credits

ANT 4993 History Communication Cr. 3

This course examines the challenges associated with communicating about the past in today’s media-saturated environment. Case studies include analysis of communication surrounding controversial historical issues such as slavery and race, to the examination of successful history communicators operating in various media. An important sub-theme focuses on best practices and ethics when it comes to communicating history to non-experts through emerging media. Students also learn how to “economize” the history communicator skillset for the workplace. Offered Fall.

Equivalent: HIS 4993

ANT 4999 Honors Research and Thesis Cr. 3-6

Research and thesis to be completed under the direction of a faculty member whose expertise includes the student's area of interest. Advisor and a second reader will read the completed thesis. Offered Every Term.

ANT 5060 Urban Anthropology Cr. 3

Social-cultural effects of urbanization from a cross-cultural perspective with emphasis on the developing area of the world. The process of urbanization; the anthropological approach in the area of urban studies. Offered Yearly.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5140 Biology and Culture Cr. 3

Interrelationships between the cultural and biological aspects of humans; human genetic variability, human physiological plasticity and culture as associated mechanisms by which humans adapt to environmental stress. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 2110 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5165 Shop 'Til You Drop: Consumer Society and Culture Cr. 3

Why do we want things that we don't need? Are we bound to consumerism in the global age? This course offers an overview of consumer society and examines consumption practices cross-culturally from an anthropological perspective. Offered Every Other Year.

ANT 5170 Political Anthropology Cr. 3

Ethnographic and comparative study of power, politics, and political organizations in non-state and state societies and in the colonial encounter; evolutionary, functionalist, practice-oriented, Marxist, feminist, and Foucauldian approaches to the study of power. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5180 Forensic Anthropology Cr. 3

Introductory survey of the natural, medical, and behavioral sciences with regard to forensic applications. Topics may include: toxicology, forensic pathology, fingerprints, ballistics, analysis of the human skeleton, body fluid identification. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: CRJ 1010 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 2110 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5210 Anthropological Methods Cr. 4

Intensive introduction to research methods, techniques and issues in anthropology. Students engage in a research experience supervised by the instructor, write a field journal, and complete a final exam. Exercises focus on data collection, data management, and data analysis. Techniques include participant observation, fieldnotes, and interviewing. Students learn how to use software packages employed by anthropological researchers in the computer lab. Offered Fall, Winter.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5240 Cross Cultural Study of Gender Cr. 3

Evolutionary and cultural bases of gender roles using a world sample; division of labor, marriage and sexual behavior, power and ideology. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5270 Concepts and Techniques in Archaeology Cr. 3

Intensive introduction to archaeological interpretation, theory, and methods geared towards anthropology graduate students and advanced students from related fields. Examines intellectual history of archaeological ideas since mid-20th century and evaluates theoretical frameworks and techniques used to understand the archaeological record, material culture, past environments, social practices, political and economic organizations, and long term culture change. Also considers archaeology’s relationships with anthropology and the world beyond academia. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: 3 of (ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of C or ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of C), ANT 3020 with a minimum grade of C, and ANT 3200 with a minimum grade of C

ANT 5280 Field Work in Archaeology of the Americas Cr. 4

Introduction to the practice and process of archaeological fieldwork. Students participate in survey and/or excavation of an archaeological site to learn the methods of archaeological recovery and analysis. This class can be counted as a field school. Offered Every Other Fall.

Course Material Fees: $50

ANT 5320 Language and Societies Cr. 3

For graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a background in linguistic anthropology. Students read classic and contemporary works of linguistic anthropology to expand knowledge of human language and sociality; conduct a major original research project. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: ANT 3310 with a minimum grade of D- or LIN 3310 with a minimum grade of D-

Equivalent: LIN 5320

ANT 5370 Magic, Religion and Science Cr. 3

The nature and variety of religious belief and practice; theoretical interpretations. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5400 Anthropology of Health and Illness Cr. 3

Concepts and theory in medical anthropology from cultural and biological perspectives. Topics include: cross-cultural aspects of sex and gender in health and illness, life course, sexuality, birth and death, biocultural approaches to healing and treatment, international health and epidemiology. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5410 Anthropology of Age Cr. 3

Cultural construction of the life course; age categories such as childhood and old age examined from cross-cultural, historical, political and economic perspectives. Special attention to women's aging; role of biology and ethnicity in aging and death and dying. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5420 Anthropology Practicum Cr. 3

Field placement in a service agency or other organization. Students provide volunteer assistance to an agency while conducting participant observation research exercises. Utilization of field experience to learn about a variety of research issues and methodologies. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

ANT 5450 Kinship and Social Relations Cr. 3

How are kinship relations created, transformed, reshaped, and unmade? How do people experience kinship, and what does it mean to be related? How do these processes, experiences, and imaginations vary across space and time? What is the role of kinship studies in anthropology, and how has this changed over the history of the discipline? This course explores these questions through a rigorous analysis of contemporary and historical readings in the anthropological study of kinship and social relations. This course will draw on case studies from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia (Central, East, Southeast), and Melanesia. Offered Intermittently.

ANT 5500 Historical Archaeology Cr. 3

Historical archaeology studies the emergence and transformations of the Modern World (post-1500 AD) through the convergence of material remains (artifacts), documentary sources, and oral histories left behind by past societies. Case studies focus on the period between the16th-20th centuries and are drawn from local and global examples on major topics, such as capitalism, colonialism, race, inequality, gender, sexuality, age, politics, and heritage. Offered Every Other Year.

ANT 5510 Pre-Columbian and Mesoamerican Civilization Cr. 3

Survey of the history and characteristics of cultures in Mesoamerica prior to and after colonization, from the Olmec and Maya to the Aztec and their descendants. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5565 Urban Archaeology Cr. 3

Urban archaeology in the modern and contemporary eras is introduced as an area of social and political engagement with the material remains of the past (ca. 1750 - present). Urban archaeology is entwined with issues of historic preservation, heritage management, city planning, and urban ecology. Class covers a variety of urban archaeology topics in modern and post-industrial Western societies, and involves interactions with Detroit's archaeological and heritage sites, digital humanities techniques, and other approaches that connect urban archaeology with the anthropology of the city. Offered Every Other Year.

ANT 5600 Museum Studies Cr. 3

Introduction to basics of museums, museum work, and museum theory. Topics include: collections management, data bases, interpretive exhibit methods, current issues in museum studies, legal concerns, role of museums as educational institutions. Offered Every Other Year.

ANT 5700 Applied Anthropology Cr. 3

The application of anthropological concepts and methods to contemporary issues of public concern in the United States and abroad. Offered Fall.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D-, ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-, or ANT 7005 with a minimum grade of D-

ANT 5900 Culture, Language and Cognition Cr. 3

Systematic investigation of the relationships among, language, cognition and culture, including issues relating to human universals, cross-cultural concept formation, metaphor, classification and the evolution of cognition and language. Offered Every Other Winter.

Prerequisites: ANT 3310 with a minimum grade of D-, ANT 5320 with a minimum grade of D-, LIN 3310 with a minimum grade of D-, LIN 5320 with a minimum grade of D-, LIN 3080 with a minimum grade of D-, or PSY 3080 with a minimum grade of D-

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Equivalent: LIN 5900, PSY 5900

ANT 5993 Writing Intensive Course in Anthropology Cr. 0

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Writing Intensive Competency

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a course designated as a corequisite. See section listing in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing-Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Within first three weeks of enrollment in corequisite course, student must notify instructor of enrollment in ANT 5993. Required for all majors. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: (AFS 2390 with a minimum grade of C, ENG 2390 with a minimum grade of C, ENG 3010 with a minimum grade of C, ENG 3020 with a minimum grade of C, or ENG 3050 with a minimum grade of C) and (ANT 5310 (may be taken concurrently) or ANT 5996 (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

ANT 5996 Capstone Seminar in Anthropology Cr. 3

Required for majors. Review and integrate central practices and theories in anthropology through discussion of the four major subfields and applied areas of anthropology. Special attention will be given to new developments in the different fields. Recommended for new graduate students without extensive background in anthropology; also open to those outside anthropology who desire a thorough view of research areas and theoretical perspectives in anthropology. Offered Winter.

ANT 6290 Culture Area Studies Cr. 3

Culture and social changes. Origins and functional relationships, regional variation in population, settlement, culture contact, religion, migration, social institutions. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 6510 The Inca and their Ancestors Cr. 3

Study of pre-Columbian cultures of South America. Archaeological and ethnohistorical data beginning with the Inca; foundations of Inca civilization; major cultures from different regions and periods in South American prehistory. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: 3 of (ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of C or ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of C), ANT 3020 with a minimum grade of C, and ANT 3200 with a minimum grade of C

ANT 6555 Cultural Resource Management and Public Archaeology Cr. 3

Practicum focuses on historical development of cultural resource management (CRM) in the U.S.; contemporary regulatory framework of CRM; practical experience in project planning, proposal writing, archival research, project management and the reporting process. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 5270 with a minimum grade of C or ANT 5280 with a minimum grade of C

ANT 6570 Archaeological Laboratory Analysis Cr. 3

Introduction to conventional and innovative laboratory methods used for the analysis of archaeological artifacts from both prehistoric and historic periods. Intensive hands-on class for advanced students using the collections of the Grosscup Museum of Anthropology. Offered Every Other Year.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 6650 Studies in Physical Anthropology Cr. 2-4

Selected topics in physical anthropology. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: ANT 2110 with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 12 Credits

ANT 6680 Studies in Cultural Anthropology Cr. 2-4

Selected topics in cultural anthropology. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Intermittently.

Prerequisites: ANT 2100 with a minimum grade of D- or ANT 1100 with a minimum grade of D-

Repeatable for 12 Credits

ANT 6993 History Communication Cr. 3

This course examines the challenges associated with communicating about the past in today’s media-saturated environment. Case studies include analysis of communication surrounding controversial historical issues such as slavery and race, to the examination of successful history communicators operating in various media. An important sub-theme focuses on best practices and ethics when it comes to communicating history to non-experts through emerging media. Students also learn how to “economize” the history communicator skillset for the workplace. Offered Every Other Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: HIS 6993

ANT 7005 Proseminar in Anthropology I Cr. 3

Introduction to anthropological theory including key figures and issues across the discipline. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7010 Proseminar in Anthropology II Cr. 3

Examination of some major debates in anthropology in contemporary perspective; continuities and breakthroughs. Offered Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7020 Anthropological Theory II Cr. 3

Continuation of ANT 7010. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 7010 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7030 Debates in Anthropology Cr. 3

Advanced seminar on enduring questions and key debates in anthropological thought over its history, including different subfields and allied social sciences. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: ANT 7010 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Anthropology; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students; enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

ANT 7200 Qualitative Research I Cr. 3

Qualitative methods techniques and research design. Students conduct independent field research and learn data collection methods. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 7010 with a minimum grade of C or ANT 7020 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7210 Qualitative Research II Cr. 3

Students continue their field research and learn to analyze and draw theoretical conclusions from their data. Training in computer and other tools for data analysis and theory building. Offered Every Other Year.

Prerequisites: ANT 7200 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7420 Anthropology Practicum Cr. 3

Conduct applied anthropological field research as a team for an organization or institution; provide deliverables to the client. Practice research subject recruitment; anthropological methods (participant observation, interviews, focus groups etc.); qualitative data processing and analysis. Discuss research issues including ethics and obligations of involvement in fieldwork situations and prepare for career development using anthropological skills. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Arts degree.

ANT 7422 Museum Practicum Cr. 3

The Museum Practicum course provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a museum or cultural institution of their choice. With guidance from the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Practice, each student will obtain a placement at an institution and undertake a project in a specific area of museum work under direction of an institutional site supervisor. Over the course of the semester practicum students will experience and reflect upon the working environment, challenges, and opportunities within the museum industry. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7430 End-of-Life Issues Cr. 3-4

Physical, spiritual, legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues at the end of life, examined as stories about individuals, families, and communities. Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: NUR 7515, SOC 7020

ANT 7450 Kinship and Social Relations Cr. 3

How are kinship relations created, transformed, reshaped, and unmade? How do people experience kinship, and what does it mean to be related? How do these processes, experiences, and imaginations vary across space and time? What is the role of kinship studies in anthropology, and how has this changed over the history of the discipline? This course explores these questions through a rigorous analysis of contemporary and historical readings in the anthropological study of kinship and social relations. This course will draw on case studies from the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia (Central, East, Southeast), and Melanesia. Offered Intermittently.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7605 Seminar in Problems and Concepts in Medical Anthropology Cr. 1-9

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Intermittently.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7620 Seminar in Anthropology Cr. 3

Special topics seminar focused on central concepts and theories in anthropology. Exploration of current developments, problems and contemporary research orientations. Topics and sub-field orientation(s) to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Fall, Winter.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 15 Credits

ANT 7625 Material Culture and the Social Meaning of Things Cr. 3

Our relationship with objects, and various ways of looking at material culture as part of our social world. Understanding and appreciation of the materiality of our lives and the lives of peoples of different cultures. Offered Every Other Year.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7630 Seminar in Problems and Concepts in Cultural Anthropology Cr. 2-3

Central concepts and theories. Current developments, problems and contemporary research orientations. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes . Offered Yearly.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7635 Globalization and Culture Cr. 3

Focuses on the discourse, debates, and practices of globalization from an anthropological perspective. Fast-paced seminar course for graduate students. Topics include: globalization, localization, and anti-globalization; citizenship and belonging; modernity; transnationalism; migration and diaspora; global food systems; consumption and production; popular culture; religion; development; methodological issues in studying global phenomena. Offered Fall.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7680 Medical Anthropology Cr. 3

Core concepts and theoretical approaches, including: aging, life course, childhood, old age, disability, chronic illness, infectious disease, international health, organization of health care institutions, health policy, political economy of health, women's health, reproduction, technology, the body, bioethics, culture and cognition, death and dying, race and ethnicity, violence, sex and sexuality. Offered Every Other Year.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

ANT 7777 Teaching Anthropology Cr. 1

Teaching anthropology at the college level, including pedagogical philosophies and practical strategies. Offered Intermittently.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7780 Conceptualizing the Dissertation Cr. 3

Basic concepts, practices, and skills needed to develop and present a grant proposal for funding. Offered Every Other Year.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7900 Synthesis Cr. 3

Integrative, holistic, and comparative examination of anthropology as the synthesis of diverse analytic perspectives and methodologies. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: ANT 7005 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 7987 Directed Study in Business/Organizational Anthropology Cr. 1-9

Research problem which involves fieldwork or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7990 Directed Study in Physical Anthropology Cr. 1-8

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

ANT 7991 Directed Study in Linguistics Cr. 1-9

A research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Equivalent: LIN 7991

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7992 Directed Study in Archaeology Cr. 1-9

A research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7993 Directed Study in Cultural Anthropology Cr. 1-9

A research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7994 Directed Study in Medical Anthropology Cr. 1-9

Research problem requiring intensive study of original documents, specialized literature, and/or field research with write-up. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7995 Directed Study Cr. 1-9

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7998 Field Problem Cr. 1-9

A research problem which requires field work or intensive and systematic reading of original technical literature. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 9 Credits

ANT 7999 Master's Essay Direction Cr. 3

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction Cr. 1-8

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters; enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

ANT 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research Cr. 1-8

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 12 Credits

ANT 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: ANT 9991 with a minimum grade of S

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: ANT 9992 with a minimum grade of S

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 7.5

Offered Every Term.

Prerequisite: ANT 9993 with a minimum grade of S

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ANT 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction Cr. 0

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Material Fees: $402.01

Repeatable for 0 Credits

Back to top