Programs by Campus
Courses Relevant to the MA in Applied Anthropology
- ANTH–A 560 Graduate Topics in Anthropology (3 cr.) P: May be repeated for up to 9 credits. This seminar course provides a conceptual examination of selected topics in the field of anthropology.
- ANTH–A 565 Anthropological Thought (3 cr.) This course traces the development of anthropological theory from the early 20th century up to the present. Students will examine what is distinctive about an anthropological perspective and will analyze how anthropological ideas have shifted over the last century in accordance with the emergence of new social and political imperatives.
- ANTH–E 501 Fundamentals of Applied Anthropology (3 cr.) This is a graduate-level introduction to the history and underlying principles of Applied Anthropology. We will examine how understanding a specifically anthropological perspective can provide new insights into the workings of contemporary social policies and programs.
- ANTH–E 507 Popular Culture (3 cr.) This course studies how traditional anthropological insight can analyze social and political complexities of contemporary popular cultural phenomena. Focuses on how anthropological subjects such as class, racism, and regionalism lurk within popular cultural phenomena including post-1950 music subcultures, civil religion, and consumer culture.
- ANTH–E 509 Modern Material Culture (3 cr.) This course examines how contemporary social experience is impacted by material culture ranging from toys to theme parks. Focuses on how consumers perceive themselves and others in modern consumer culture through the medium of commodities and examines systems of inequality that are reproduced and subverted through consumption.
- ANTH–E 521 Indians of North America (3 cr.) Assesses the complexities of the academic study of the Indigenous peoples of North America, emphasizing the diversity of Native cultures, representations of them by the public and by scholars, and examining cultural adaptations from Pre-Contact to Contemporary.
- ANTH–E 606 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.) This course provides an introduction to the use of ethnographic field work methods, including participant-observation, semi-structured interviewing, and use of mapping, among others. Every year this course will focus on a community-based research project.
- ANTH–P 501 Community Archaeology (3 cr.) Community archaeology implies direct collaboration between a community and archaeologists. Collaboration implies substantial adjustment in archaeological methods and epistemologies incorporating community members in setting research agendas, working on excavations, and interpreting results. This course examines a wide range of issues and looks at both successful and unsuccessful projects to arrive at an assessment of best practices.
Courses Relevant to the Graduate Minor in Anthropology and Health
- ANTH–A 594 Independent Learning in Applied Anthropology (3 cr.) P: Authorization of instructor. Independent research/training using anthropological perspectives/methods in addressing social issues. The project must be a discrete activity with a concrete product, conducted in conjunction with the student’s anthropology advisor and the member of the organization where he or she will be located. (May be repeated for no more than 6 credit hours total.)
- ANTH–E 445 Medical Anthropology (3 cr.) A cross-cultural examination of human biocultural adaptation in health and disease, including biocultural epidemiology; ethnomedical systems in the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of disease; and sociocultural change and health.
Research Methods in the Anthropology of Health
- ANTH–B 521 Bioanthropology Research Methods (3 cr.)
- ANTH–B 523 Anthropometry (3 cr.)
- ANTH–B 525 Genetic Methods in Anthropology (3 cr.)
- ANTH–E 404 Field Methods in Ethnography (3 cr.)
- ANTH–E 606 Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)
- ANTH–L 605 Field Methods in Anthropological Linguistics (3 cr.)