Anthropology

Fall Semester 2018

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Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.A
Proulx, CraigM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.B
Dallos, CsillaM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.C
Toner, PeterT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.D
Votour, BradleyM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Physical Anthr.
ANTH.1023.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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An introduction to the study of humans as a biocultural species. The focus of this course is on human evolution, human variation and genetics, nonhuman primates, and the work of physical anthropologists.

Australia
ANTH.2153.A
Toner, PeterT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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Ethnographic and ethnological study of the culture of Australia. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Arch of Early Soc:South Amer
ANTH.2353.A
Mora, SantiagoM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This course will introduce students to past cultural expressions in South America and the Caribbean region. The human colonization of the region and the adaptation of those early communities will be considered. The development of agriculture and the adoption of a sedentary life as well as the rise and collapse of complex societies will be examined. Past cultural diversity of both regions, as well as the process that gives rise to it will be examined in different geographical settings. A time span of more than 12,000 years will be covered during the term. Prerequisite: None.

Human Biological Variation
ANTH.2413.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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The course will examine visible human adaptations (e.g. differences in skin pigmentation) and invisible adaptations (e.g. thermal acclimatization, blood groups). An important component of the course will be anthropological demography, i.e. the study of population structure and cultural/historical influences on health and mortality. The format of the course will be a combination of in-class lab work/exercises and lectures. Not open to first-year students.

The Anthropology of Gender
ANTH.2533.A
Dallos, CsillaT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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This course examines male and female roles in a number of different cultural settings, especially non-Western societies. Particular attention is given to the cultural expectations of gender behaviour, the structure of economic opportunities for males and females, and how shifts in opportunity structures impact gender roles. Various examples illustrating the roles of males and females in the context of marriage, domestic group organization, economic decision making and political decision making, will be presented. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Applied Anthropology
ANTH.2623.A
Votour, BradleyM W F01:30PM-02:20PM
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This course distinguishes between applied and basic anthropological research and examines new career opportunities for anthropologists in such areas as public health, urban and community development, international development, human rights, education, and social services. Important ethical and policy considerations are reviewed within the context of the profession of applied anthropology. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Hunter-Gatherers in Modern Wrl
ANTH.3323.A
Dallos, CsillaM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This course begins by exploring the definitions of hunter-gatherers and by examining what sets them apart from other peoples. Early evolutionary views of hunter-gatherers are contrasted with current research on the diverse economic foundations of hunter-gatherer societies. The course covers questions of identity, property rights, gender, modes of production, and distribution of resources, drawing upon examples from various geographical areas. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Forensic Osteology & Arch.
ANTH.3443.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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The focus of this course is the application of skeletal biology to the medical-legal investigation of deaths, including description and identification, determination of cause and manner of death, and estimation of time of death, and the collection of physical evidence. The course will be taught in a combined lecture/lab format. Prerequisite: ANTH 2443.

The Anthropology of Sports
ANTH.3683.A
Proulx, CraigT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This course examines the role of sport cross- culturally in both Western and non-Western societies. It will focus on the role of sport in politics, religion, economics and mass media, surveying such issues as socialization, the social construction of identity, class, gender, ethnicity, ideology, power, representation and ritual. These issues will be addressed through in-class activity and fieldwork involving sporting events. Prerequisite: None.

Readings in Anth. Theory
ANTH.3806.A1
Mora, SantiagoM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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This course is an intensive reading and seminar discussion on selected recent anthropological theories. Students will read and analyze original works from the second half of the 20th century to the present in an attempt to evaluate their explanatory value and their consequences in the development of anthropology as an academic discipline. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013 and one area ethnography course. Anthropology majors must take this course in their third year of study.

Research Methods
ANTH.3913.A
Proulx, CraigT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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There are two main goals in this course. The primary one is to familiarize students with some of the basic research methods that anthropologists use to construct ethnographic case studies. In the course, the student will gain experience in gathering, recording, interpreting, and presenting qualitative research material. At the same time, we will consider the close relationship between data collection and ethnographic writing. In relation to the latter, students will carry out exercises designed to aid them in developing a clear and concise style of both more formal writing and less formal note taking. The overall goal of the class will be to learn to collect, analyze, and clearly present ethnographic data. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013 and one area ethnography course. Anthropology majors must take this course in their third year of study.

Winter Semester 2019

CourseInstrDaysTime
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.E
Toner, PeterT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.F
Proulx, CraigT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.G
Votour, BradleyM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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This is an introduction to the study of contemporary cultures and languages and to the methods of ethnographic fieldwork.

Intro to Physical Anthr.
ANTH.1023.B
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH08:30AM-09:50AM
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An introduction to the study of humans as a biocultural species. The focus of this course is on human evolution, human variation and genetics, nonhuman primates, and the work of physical anthropologists.

World Archaeology
ANTH.2333.A
Mora, SantiagoM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This course will introduce students to past cultural expressions in different parts of the world. Following a general introduction to archaeological methods and techniques and the nature of archaeological record, this course will proceed to discuss multiple archaeological cases related to the ways of life of hunter-gatherers and complex societies - chiefdoms and states - as well as the rise and fall of these forms of social and political organization. Past cultural practices and the processes that give rise to cultural change will be examined in different locations around the globe. Prerequisite: None.

Human Evolution
ANTH.2423.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH11:30AM-12:50PM
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This course is a study of the current knowledge and scientific debate regarding the origins and development of the human species. Fossil evidence and evolutionary theory from a historical and modern perspective are emphasized. Not open to first-year students.

Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.2513.A
Votour, BradleyM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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This course examines culture both conceptually and in its diverse forms ranging from foraging to peasant and industrial societies. Both non-Western and Western value systems and their social expression in political, economic, and ideological institutions will be studied from cross-cultural and historical perspectives. The study of non-Western societies will also be used in a critical examination of contemporary Western industrial societies. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Music and Globalization
ANTH.3673.A
Toner, PeterT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course is an examination of music from different parts of the world with the intent of understanding the significance of music in diverse cultural contexts. The course will take as fundamental the idea that music does not merely express underlying cultural realities, but plays an active role in constructing those cultural realities. More importantly, however, this course analyzes the cultural, political, and economic implications of the process where by a wide range of the world's music have been commodified and sold in the global music marketplace through the mediation of the global music industry. Prerequisite: None.

Media Anthropology
ANTH.3693.A
Proulx, CraigT TH01:00PM-02:20PM
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What role do media play in cultural production and maintenance? Our primary concern will be to analyze the ways people engage with communications media to confer cultural meanings on their surroundings, to forge social relations, and to negotiate power. We will deal with questions of coding and decoding; the manipulation of audiences, audience reception, class relations maintained through media and examine the notion of cultural imperialism among others. We will also address some of the practical and theoretical issues anthropological media research poses looking to media production, circulation and reception in various parts of the world. This course reviews the burgeoning literature in media and newmedia anthropology and draws on specific cases throughout the world and across media to highlight methodological and conceptual challenges. The general aim is to promote interest and independent inquiry into this relatively new field of anthropological study. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Readings in Anth. Theory
ANTH.3806.A2
Mora, SantiagoM W F12:30PM-01:20PM
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This course is an intensive reading and seminar discussion on selected recent anthropological theories. Students will read and analyze original works from the second half of the 20th century to the present in an attempt to evaluate their explanatory value and their consequences in the development of anthropology as an academic discipline. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013 and one area ethnography course. Anthropology majors must take this course in their third year of study.

Issues in Anthropology
ANTH.4003.A
Toner, PeterW F09:00AM-10:20AM
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This is an advanced course in anthropological theory which focuses on an issue or set of issues that are of particular concern in anthropology today. The course will be oriented around intensive reading and discussion of theoretical materials drawn from anthropology and allied disciplines. Possible issues include the dialectic between structure and agency, the commensurability and translation of cultures, power and knowledge, and the writing of ethnographic texts,among others. Honours students may be required to fulfill separate course requirements from majors. Prerequisite: Prerequisites: ANTH 3806 and ANTH 3913. Anthropology majors must take this course in their final year of study. Register with permission by instructor.

Applied Forensic Anthropology
ANTH.4443.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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The focus of this course is the analysis of specific cases in forensic anthropology, demonstrating how the various components of the law enforcement agencies become involved, and at what stage. The class will analyze the skeletal material associated with each case and do background research as a means of solving the case. The format of the course will be mainly in-class lab work accompanied by extensive research and off-campus visits. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: ANTH 3443 and permission of the instructor.

Last Published: Sat Jul 21 06:15:03 2018