Anthropology

Fall Semester 2017

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Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.A
Hutton, KarenT 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.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 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.

North America
ANTH.2063.A
Votour, BradleyT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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Ethnographic and ethnological study of the culture of North America. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Southeast Asia
ANTH.2103.A
Dallos, CsillaM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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Ethnographic and ethnological study of the culture of Southeast Asia. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

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 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 F11:30AM-12:20PM
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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.

Anthropology of Music & Sound
ANTH.2633.A
Toner, PeterT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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The aim of this course is to examine a range of key issues in ethnomusicology, from the classic works of the discipline to contemporary theories and approaches, and including aesthetic systems, the representation of music, music and cultural change, and the musical articulation of social identity. The course will not only offer an insight into musical diversity in cultures around the world, but will also develop the fundamental view that music both expresses and actively constructs social and cultural realities.

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.

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.

Winter Semester 2018

CourseInstrDaysTime
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH.1013.D
Hutton, KarenT 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.E
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.F
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 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.

Area Ethnography: South Amer.
ANTH.2013.A
Mora, SantiagoM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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Ethnographic and ethnological study of the culture of South America. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Human Evolution:fact & Theory
ANTH.2423.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH11:30AM-12:20PM
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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.

Human Skeletal Biology
ANTH.2443.A
McLaughlin, MoiraT TH02:30PM-03:50PM
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The focus of this course is the anatomy of the skeletal and skeletal muscular systems of the body. Students will learn the details of both the human and nonhuman skeleton in a concentrated lab format. Not open to first-year students.

Social Anthropology
ANTH.2523.A
Toner, PeterT TH10:00AM-11:20AM
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This course investigates social forms such as kinship, marriage, descent, age groupings, and interest associations, as well as processes of stratification, change, and social control in society. Ethnographic examples are used to illustrate how social aspects of economy, political order, religion, and language constitute social systems. Prerequisite: ANTH 1013.

Psychological Anthropology
ANTH.3463.A
Dallos, CsillaM W F10:30AM-11:20AM
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This course introduces students to psychological anthropology, a major sub-field of cultural anthropology. Though similar to cultural and cross-cultural psychology in that it studies how thought, emotion, and experience relate to social and cultural processes, psychological anthropology is distinct from these fields in psychology in its emphasis on the ethnographic method. Though prior basic familiarity with cultural anthropology is an asset, no other previous knowledge is necessary in order to succeed in this course.

Urban Anthropology
ANTH.3663.A
Votour, BradleyM W F11:30AM-12:20PM
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This course emphasizes a cross-cultural approach to the characteristics of urban society. Major themes of the course include the processes and patterns of urbanization in developing and developed countries, and theories of rural-urban migration. The effects of urbanization on work, family, sense of community, housing, health, education, and recreation will also be examined. Anthropological research methods such as holism and participant observation will be examined and students will have an opportunity to be involved in urban ethnographic research projects. Prerequisite: None.

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.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.

Sp.Topics: Queer Anthropology
ANTH.4453.A
Votour, BradleyT TH04:00PM-05:20PM
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This course will introduce students to the changing disciplinary trends in the anthropological study of gender and sexuality. We will evaluate the use of queer as a concept and as a method in queer anthropology and explore the relationship between a queer anthropological perspective and other, often marginalized traditions in anthropology. Students will critically analyze what queer anthropological perspectives, methods, and forms of knowledge teach us about the practice/field of anthropology more broadly. Prerequisite: completion of any introductory social science course or permission of the instructor.

Last Published: Sat Dec 16 06:05:01 2017