ANG 5137 Nautical Archaeology Seminar . . . . .
Method and theory of nautical archaeology, development
as a discipline, ethical considerations, evolution of ship construction and
public laws and education.
ANG 5138 Ship Building and Reconstruction in Maritime
Archaeology . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: ANG 5137, ANT 3137.
Design and construction of wooden sailing ships based
on archaeological and historical evidence. History of development of
shipbuilding technology and naval architecture. Methods of recording and
interpreting ships from archaeological remains. Permission is required.
ANG 5157 Pre-Columbian Archaeology Seminar . . . . .
Examination of the classic and current literature on
key topics in North American pre-Columbian archaeology including peopling of
the New World, Archaic adaptations, Woodland stage developments, and the
ANG 5172 Historical Archaeology Seminar . . . . .
Emphasizes the goals, methods and theoretical base of
historical archaeology. Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical
development, acculturation, ethnicity, archaeological methods and
documentary research. The class is an organized seminar with readings and
discussions of specific topics.
ANG 5174 Anthropology of the Bible . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
A seminar on the social and cultural interpretations
of the scriptures pertinent to Hebrew/Aramaic and Eastern Mediterranean
cultures from the 2nd century BCE through the 4th century CE. Materials
brought under scrutiny include the Torah, the Hebrew Bible generally, the
Dead Sea Scrolls, the Christian canon, and the scriptures of the Naj Hammadi
library. Much of the interpretation concerns alternative views of the
political and social groups underlying these text. Graduate students are
required to conduct primary scriptural analysis informed by modern critical
approaches. Offered concurrently with ANT 4174; graduate students will be
assigned additional work.
ANG 5307 Cultures of Latin America . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Students will explore the themes and features of Latin
American culture in general, including subsistence patterns and
socioeconomic organization, family organization and gender, race and
ethnicity, religion, and ideological constructions. Students will also learn
about the regional cultural diversity in different Latin American areas.
Offered concurrently with ANT 4307, graduate students will be assigned
ANG 5321 Cultures of Mexico . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Students will explore the key themes and elements of
Mexican culture, including the development of a distinct Mexican national
culture from Old World and New World roots, as well as the regional
diversity of Mexican culture today. As students examine the composition and
diversity of Mexican national and regional cultures, they will also
encounter topics of race and ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender,
economic development, politics and social organization as they relate to
Mexican culture and Mexico's place in the world Offered concurrently with
ANT 4321; graduate students will be assigned additional work.
ANG 5322 Mesoamerican Cultural Traditions . . . . .
Students will explore important themes of Mesoamerican
cultural tradition. Includes examination of both ancient and contemporary
Native American culture in Mexico and Guatemala. Students will learn about
continuities between ancient and contemporary Mesoamerican culture,
including the ways in which indigenous cultural traditions are maintained in
the face of persistent acculturative pressure, as well as about ways in
which Native American cultural traditions in the region in other ways have
been shaped and modified by the 500 year history since the Spanish Conquest.
Offered concurrently with ANT 4322; graduate students will be assigned
ANG 5408 Disease and Culture . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Through lecture and discussion of readings we will
explore the relationships between disease and culture. Main topics will
include the basics of disease epidemiology in humans, human bio-cultural
adaptations to disease, and the effects and influences of disease on human
culture and society. Offered concurrently with ANT 4408; graduate students
will be assigned additional work.
ANG 5451 Race, Ethnicity, and Culture . . . . .
Explores race and ethnicity and their relationship to
culture in a cross-cultural, anthropological perspective. Will consider
cultural constructions of race and ethnicity in the United States, in other
areas of the Americas, and other areas of the world. Offered concurrently
with ANT 4451; graduate students will be assigned additional work.
ANG 5466 Human Osteology . . . . . 4(F,S)
Prerequisite: ANT 2511.
Corequisite: ANG 5466L.
Detailed examination of human skeletal and dental
anatomy, structure, and function. Techniques of osteological analysis,
including determination of age, sex, stature, ancestry, and pathology.
Offered concurrently with ANT 4466; graduate students will be assigned
ANG 5522 Primatology . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: ANT 2511.
Overview of the taxonomy, evolutionary history,
ecology, and behavior of non-human primates, and the theoretical basis and
methodology of primates studies.
ANG 6034 Contemporary Anthropological Theory . . . . .
Prerequisite: ANT 4034.
A seminar engaging readings from the works of key
American and European anthropologists since the 1960s. Considers the debates
between traditionalist and postmodern schools of anthropology, together with
the essential problems for ethnology created by technology, complex society,
gender issues, ethnicity, and applications of anthropological research.
ANG 6115 Advanced Method and Theory in Archaeology
Includes an overview of the history and development of
American Archaeology with an emphasis on methodological and theoretical
topics. Class is an organized seminar with readings and discussions of
ANG 6196 Policies, Practices and Archaeology in
Historic Preservation . . . . . 3(F,S)
Legislation and regulations concerning cultural
resources and the historic preservation system. Also covers compliance
archaeology, contract archaeology, ethics, collecting, looting and the role
of Native Americans and ethnic groups.
ANG 6300 Contemporary Cultural Anthropology Theory . .
. . . 3(F,S,SS)
Through readings and seminar discussion, students will
explore key themes and thinkers of the past few decades which have
contributed to the production of contemporary culture theory in
anthropology. Important topics will include structuralism, cultural
materialism, feminism and anthropology, post-modernism, world systems
theory, post-colonialism, and symbolic anthropology. Key theorists will
include Claude Levi-Strauss, Marvin Harris, Mary Douglas, Clifford Geertz,
Sherry Ortner, Gayle Rubin, Pierre Bourdieu, Arjun Appadurai, and James
ANG 6583 Evolutionary Theory in Biological
Anthropology . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: ANT 2511.
Overview of seminal literature and key concepts in
evolutionary theory, with particular emphasis on contemporary issues in
human bio-cultural evolution.
ANG 6704 Historic Preservation Law Seminar . . . . .
Examination of pertinent laws and practices in all
fields of historic preservation including archaeology, history, and
ANG 6823L Advanced Laboratory Methods in Archaeology .
. . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: ANT 4180L.
Advanced training in the operation of an
archaeological laboratory. Activities include laboratory organization and
management as well as planning laboratory activities to meet deadlines,
assignment of tasks, training, and supervising beginning students. Graduate
students will instruct undergraduate students in artifact identification and
ANG 6824 Advanced Archaeological Field Methods . . . .
Prerequisite: ANT 4824.
Advanced training in field methods including survey,
testing, and site excavation. Also includes training in project planning,
budgeting, supervision, and integration of information recovered from the
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology Seminar . . .
. . 3(F,S,SS)
Explores current and continuing issues of significance
in Anthropology in a seminar format. The seminar will focus on reading and
research of pertinent literature in journals, monographs, and books as well
as other means of communication relevant to the field of Anthropology.
ANG 6931 Proseminar in Anthropology . . . . . 3(F,S)
Examines selected subjects in Anthropology using the
perspectives of all three sub-disciplines; cultural anthropology, biological
anthropology, and archaeology. The seminar's goals are to introduce students
to the subject, provide in-depth understanding of current issues, and
examines the variety of theoretical and methodological approaches used by
anthropologists. Contact Department for specific topic each semester
ANG 6940 Anthropology Internship . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Supervised and structured participation in business,
government, non-profit, educational or social organizations. Passed
Anthropology comprehensive exams, approved Internship Prospectus by Graduate
Committee and permission is required. Graded on satisfactory/ unsatisfactory
ANG 6971 Anthropology Thesis . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Preparation of masters thesis which includes problem
identification, review of literature, design, data collection, analysis, and
results. Permission of Thesis Committee required.