ANTH 410 - Global Cities

This course examines the impact of global dynamics on cities from the early twentieth century to the present. By tracing urban formations from metropolis to global city, emphasis will be placed on the making of identities, communities, and citizens in the architectural spaces, cultural places, ethnic zones, and media traces of urban life in the context of globalization. Units 3

ANTH 415 - Archaeological Science

Archaeology is one of the few social sciences that lends itself well to the application of analytical techniques from the physical sciences. This is due to the fact that archaeology relies primarily on physical evidence; artifacts and features, whose origin, composition, age, manner of production can be elucidated through application of the physical sciences. This course examines the application of physical science techniques to archaeological questions, including the age and origin of materials; how things are made; what people ate; their daily activities; and their state of health throughout their life. The course will include in-class labs in which students have the opportunity to apply some of these techniques and a final research project in which the student picks their own archaeological question to answer. Units 3

ANTH 420 - Exploring Ancient Technology

While it is commonplace to describe the present era as one dominated by technology, humans have been critically dependent on technology for as long as we have existed as a species. Some of today's key technologies such as ceramics, woodworking, textiles, glass, and metals, were invented before the dawn of recorded history. In this class, we will explore these ancient technologies; how they came to be invented, how they evolved, and how they were integrated into the social and economic life of ancient and modern peoples. This course features lectures and readings on ancient technology and experimental archaeology. Key concepts and themes will be explored in a series of hands-on labs in which students will seek to replicate, and understand, a variety of ancient technologies. The course concludes with either, an individual project, such as replicating a particular artifact or process, or a class project, such as building and using a Mesopotamian glass furnace. Units 3

ANTH 425 - Global Sexualities

By exploring issues of gender and sexuality in a global context, students will be introduced to anthropological perspectives on the experience of men and women, as gendered subjects, in different societies and historical contexts, including colonialism, nationalism, and global capitalism. In turn, we will explore how cultural constructions of masculinity and femininity are configured by race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Course materials are drawn from an array of sources, reflecting various theoretical perspectives and ethnographic views from different parts of the world. Units 3

ANTH 430 - Visual Anthropology

We see others as we imagine them to be, in terms of our values, not as they see themselves. This course examines ways in which we understand and represent the reality of others through visual media, across the boundaries of culture, gender, and race. It considers how and why visual media can be used to represent or to distort the world around us. Pictorial media, in particular ethnographic film and photography, are analyzed to document the ways in which indigenous and native peoples in different parts of the world have been represented and imagined by anthropologists and western popular culture. Part of the major in international and global studies; the major in anthropology and sociology. Units 3

ANTH 435 - The Archaeology of Death

Death and burial are how most individuals enter the archaeological record. Human remains, their manner of mortuary treatment, and associated material culture illuminate past patterns of social organization, economics, belief systems, health, and the negotiation of gender, status, and identity. In this course we explore the scientific and theoretical tools used to analyze and interpret past mortuary practices, survey mortuary practices from their first occurrence in the archaeological record to the relatively recent past, and what human remains can tell us about changes in the human experience over time and space. We will learn how human remains are identified, how determinations of age, sex, biological affiliation, health, and injury are made; how to interpret formation processes and determine if burial is deliberate, accidental, or forensic, to interpret associated material culture to understand the negotiation of gender and status; how humans have cared for the deceased members of their societies at different times and places in the human past; and the ethics of studying human mortuary remains. The archaeology of death provides us with one of our few windows onto the life of the individual in the past. Units 3

ANTH 455 - Economics of Native America

This course will analyze current and historic economic issues faced by Native Americans. It will also examine government policies enacted by and directed toward Native Americans with a focus on their economic implications. This will be done using standard economic models of the labor market, poverty, trade, development and gaming. (Prerequisite: ECON-101 or equivalent course.) Units 3

ANTH 489 - Special Topics

This course introduces a topic new to the Sociology and Anthropology curriculum. Topic varies by semester. Counts toward the Soc/Anth Minor. Units 3

ANTH 498 – Practicum

Students will apply the accumulated knowledge, theory, and methods of the discipline to problem solving outside of the classroom. The Practicum may consist of internship, study abroad, or archaeological or ethnographic field school (consisting of at least 160 hours, completed over at least 4 weeks). (This class is restricted to undergraduate students with at least 3rd year standing.) Units 0-16 

ANTH 499 - Co-op

Paid work experience in a field related to anthropology (at least 160 hours of work, completed over at least four weeks). Students will apply the accumulated knowledge, theory, and methods of the discipline to problem solving outside of the classroom. (This class is restricted to undergraduate students with at least 3rd year standing). Units 0