ANT-101 Cultural Anthropology
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Topics include the comparative study of subsistence regimes and economics, stratification and political organization, marriage and kinship,
culture and personality, religion, and social and cultural change. 4 credits.

ANT-105 World Prehistory
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
An introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology. Topics include human evolution, human physical variation, the peopling of the world, the origins of food production and a comparison of complex societies around the world. 4 credits.

ANT-110 Human Evolution
Beginning with the earliest bipedal hominids, six to seven million years ago, human evolution will be considered, including the emergence of the genus Homo (with fire, speech, and the first migration out of Africa), the debate over the origins of Homo sapiens, the peopling of the world, the realities of human physical variation, and the mistaken idea of race. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.

ANT-202 Peoples of Black Africa
GER: WC (World Cultures)
Social and anthropological survey of the diverse peoples in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. 4 credits.

ANT-203 Cultures of the Non-Western World
GER: WC (World Cultures)
Ethnographic survey of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American societies. Focuses on ecological adaptation, politics, and sociocultural change and male-female relations. 4 credits.

ANT-204 Understanding Modern Japanese Society Through Film
GER: VP (Visual & Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
Survey of various facets of modern Japanese society and culture, including family, community, ethnicity, life cycle, education, gender, religion, work, popular culture, as well as cultural aspects of economic and political systems through readings and films. 4 credits.

ANT-205 Japanese Popular Culture: Anime, Manga and Beyond
GER: VP (Visual & Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
Introduction to contemporary popular Japanese culture that has become globally popular, including Japanese animated films, Manga cartoon, video games, Cosplay (costume play enactment of video game and anime characters), J-Pop music, and karaoke. Through watching, listening, selected readings, and discussion, issues of gender, cultural identity, sexuality, technology, hybridity and globalization will be addressed. 4 credits.

ANT-209 Gender in East Asia
GER: HB (Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
An examination of gender in East Asia from an anthropological perspective. It establishes broad frameworks for analyzing sexuality and gender in Asia and encourages close readings of
individuals' life experiences. Past scholarly engagements with gendered Asia and ongoing Orientalist interpretations will be discussed. Specific topics may include gender-based discrimination, activism, kinship systems, regional variations in approaches to sexual orientation, migration, and sex work. Students will analyze media to examine how representations of gender in East Asia are produced. 4 credits.

ANT-210 Anthropology of China
GER: WC (World Cultures)
Key concepts and major historical developments within anthropological frameworks in twentieth- century China including ethnographic studies of social change and everyday life during the Mao and Post-Mao eras. Topics examined include nation-building, capitalist development, gender, class, ethnicity, mobility, education and labor. 4 credits.

ANT-211 Mayan Archaeology
GER: HA (Historical Analysis of Human Interactions) and WC (World Cultures)
Travel-study course focusing upon the Maya peoples of Mesoamerica. Examining what their glyphs, household, settlement, and urban archaeology reveal about the history and culture of the ancient Maya. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.

210 General Linguistics
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior)
Introduction to the nature, structure, and functions of human language. Topics include: design features of language; phonology, morphology, and syntax; semantics; and language variability. 4 credits.

220 Linguistic Analysis
Prerequisite: LNG-210
Builds upon the principles presented in General Linguistics and applies them in the analysis of further topics such as writing systems, language comparison and change, language acquisition and learning, and artificial and non- human communication systems. 4 credits.

230 Language as Cultural Phenomenon
Prerequisite: LNG-210 or ENG-362
An introduction to sociolinguistics, the study of the relationship between language and society. Readings, lectures and discussions will focus on variation at all levels of language and how this variation helps to create and is created by a multitude of factors with possible educational, political and social repercussions. 4 credits.

240 The Origin of Language
Prerequisite: LNG-210
Spoken language has been called the most important achievement of humanity. The origin of language may be found in the gestures of hominids millions of years ago. An investigation of how these simple gestures may have developed into the modern spoken, written, and signed languages
of today. 4 credits.

REL-223 Hindu Cultures and Religious Worlds
GER: WC (World Cultures)
Exploration of Hindu beliefs and practices with an emphasis on major religious themes that link classical traditions with popular piety. 4 credits.

REL-227 Religions of South Asia
GER: WC (World Cultures)
Introduction to contemporary religions of South Asia by examining the religions that have developed in the Indian subcontinent—Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism—as well as the influences of religions born elsewhere--Islam, Christianity, and others. 4 credits.

ANT-302 Anthropology of Ethnicity
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior)
Ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in America and around the world. Ethnicity and ethnocentrism, race and "scientific" racism; stigmatization and prejudice; assimilation and pluralism; primordialism and circumstantialism; nationalism and identity politics. 4 credits.

ANT-303 Cultural Ecology
GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and NE (Humans and their Natural Environment)
A comparative survey of how people, culture, and the environment interact -- both when people and their culture adapt to environmental change, and when they adapt to the changes they have caused. Readings include both classic studies as well as current research, with particular emphasis upon subsistence regimes and their attendant scales of social organization, and upon the role of cultural institutions in shaping ecological relationships. 4 credits.

312 Visual Anthropology
Exploration of theories and methods of visual anthropology considering problems of representation and efforts by ethnographic filmmakers, photographers and museum exhibit designers to address these issues. Questions of ethics, power and authority will be examined. 4 credits.

REL-325 Women and Power in Hinduism
GER: UQ (Ultimate Questions) and WC (World Cultures)
Exploration into Hindu women's religious lives and the female nature of power in Hindu cosmology, mythology, and society. Attention given to the complex interrelationships among mythic, domestic, and economic gender hierarchies, particularly in the contemporary cultural context. 4 credits.

ANT-344 Anthropology of Religion
GER: WC (World Cultures)
Examining religion as a cultural phenomenon and from a comparative and holistic perspective on the beliefs and practices used to make sense of this and other worlds, their places within them, and to solve pressing, life and death problems. Topics include myth and symbols; rituals and religious specialists; altered states of consciousness and healing; witchcraft, divination, and magic; ghosts, souls, and ancestors; revitalization and millennial movements; and globalization and transnational change. 4 credits.

ANT-401 Anthropological Methods and Theory
Prerequisite: SOC-101 or ANT-101
History of theory and practice in social and cultural anthropology from the "armchair evolutionists" of the late 19th century to the symbolic and interpretive anthropologists of the late 20th century. 4 credits.

ANT-501 Independent Study
Prerequisite: instructor permission
Prospectus for study must be presented to instructor and approved in the term preceding registration for the course. Variable credit.

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