ANTH - Anthropology

ANTH 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Study of evolution illustrated by Pleistocene hominid fossils and variation in living human groups. Behavior and evolution of primates examined as they contribute to the understanding of human evolution. Required for all anthropology majors. (Formerly Introduction to Human Evolution.)

Credits

5

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

ANTH 2 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

A number of different peoples are studied and a variety of approaches to the nature of the culture and to the study of specific cultures presented. Required for all anthropology majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Caldwell

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

ANTH 3 Introduction to Archaeology

Overview of ways of learning about the human past beyond the scope of written history. Reviews development of archaeology, fundamental methods and theories, and archaeology's contribution to understanding human origins, the emergence of farming, and the origins of complex societies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jon Daehnke

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 93 Field Study

Supervised research or organized projects on anthropological topics for lower-division students. Conducted either on or off campus. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 97 Laboratory Safety Practicum

Covers laboratory health and safety and standard operating procedures within the anthropology laboratories. Prepares students for future laboratory research activities while providing support of laboratory administration, collections management, and laboratory course demonstration needs. Enrollment by application.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 100 History and Theory of Biological Anthropology

Provides an historical overview from the 18th century to the present of race, ape-human relationships, and human nature. Emergence of an evolutionary framework and of fossil, genetic, and primate information becomes the basis for reformulating ideas about human biology within anthropology.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 101 Human Evolution

Study of human evolution covering the last five million years. Examines the fossil evidence and emphasizes the reconstruction of behavior from the paleontological and anatomical evidence.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1.

ANTH 102A Human Skeletal Biology

Presents basic human osteology allowing students to identify skeletal material by element. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of bone by integrating anatomy with a discussion of bone physiology within the context of the human life cycle.

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Washburn

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

ANTH 103 Forensic Anthropology

Covers the basic analysis of human skeletal remains for the medicolegal profession. Assessment of age, sex, ancestry, and general physical characteristics, trauma, and disease are discussed. Addresses the legal responsibilities of the anthropologist. Online lectures with in-class discussion sections, quizzes, and exams. Students cannot receive credit for this course and ANTH 103I.

Credits

5

Instructor

E. Washburn

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 102A. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 103B Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology

Credits

ANTH 103I Forensic Anthropology

This online course teaches the basic analysis of human remains for the medico-legal profession. Covers the development of forensic anthropology, creating a biological profile, evaluating skeletal trauma, estimation of interval since death, and how these assessments can be supported. Students cannot receive credit for this course and for ANTH 103.

Credits

4

Instructor

C. Verdugo

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 102A.

ANTH 104 Human Variation and Adaptation

Explores the major environmental factors (temperature, altitude, diet, and disease); how they are perceived by the human body; the physiological, micro- and macroanatomical responses; and how behavior and culture can modify the impact of these stresses. Course 1 is highly recommended as preparation. (Formerly Human Adaptability.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 105 Human Paleopathology

Examines paleopathology beginning with ancient hominid populations and proceeding to modern populations. Uses both the skeletal evidence and historical documentation when available. Considers evolutionary, cultural, and biological factors. Topics include: osteological diagnosis of infectious disease; trauma; nutritional deficiencies; dental disease; and developmental defects.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1; ANTH 102A recommended.

ANTH 106 Primate Behaviorand Ecology

The nature of primate social systems and social bonds is examined in the light of evolutionary and ecological concepts. We explore the evolution of primate social system behavior and culture, as well as the ecologies of primate populations.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 107A Methods and Research in Biological Anthropology: Genetics

Introduces the molecular analyses of anthropological questions and explores the intersection of genetics and anthropology. Covers the basic principles of molecular and population genetics as they relate to the study of humans. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 104. Course 102A is recommended. Enrollment by permission of instructor. (Formerly course 107, Methods and Research in Molecular Anthropology.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

ANTH 107B Methods and Research in Biological Anthropology: Stable Isotopes

This combination of lectures, readings, discussions, and hands-on laboratory experience provides a comprehensive overview of stable isotope research to reconstruct diet and mobility. Discover the wide application of isotopic research in biological anthropology, bioarcheology, primatology and forensics. Prerequisite(s): at least one of ANTH 101, ANTH 104, ANTH 106, ANTH 107, or ANTH 110F and by permission of the instructor. (Formerly Methods and Research in Stable Isotope Ecology.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Viktoria Oelze

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or ANTH 104 or ANTH 106 or ANTH 107 or ANTH 110F.

General Education Code

PE-H

ANTH 108 Neanderthals

Credits

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): course 1.

ANTH 109 Evolution of Sex

Provides a physical anthropology understanding of the evolution of sex. Focuses on genetics and the altercations in allele associations that take place as a result of sexual processes.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1.

ANTH 110A Public Life and Contemporary Issues

How can cultural anthropology help us to understand current events unfolding locally, nationally, and globally? Students learn how to read newspapers differently--that is, through the lens of cultural analysis. The world of everyday politics and society, as it unfolds in debates happening right now, forms the topical substance of the course. (Formerly course 4.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Alejandra Kramer

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 110B From Indiana Jones to Stonehenge: Archaeology as Popular Culture

Addresses the meaning of archaeology as generated in television, movies, literature, newspapers, and even National Geographic. Students engage with several case-studies illustrating how archaeology is portrayed in popular culture.

Credits

5

General Education Code

IM

ANTH 110C California Pasts

This course is structured around four critical moments--missionization, Rancho-Era, Gold Rush, and World War II--through the eyes of the ethnic and racial minorities who experienced them. Special attention is given to oral, archival, and archaeological sources which reveal California's multiethnic pasts.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 112

Instructor

Tsim Schneider

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 110D Tourism Imaginaries and Encounters

Explores anthropological approaches to the study of tourism, in particular themes of authenticity, othering, visual economies, development, identity politics, alternative tourisms, and material culture with reference to history, power, and location.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-H

ANTH 110E Anthropology of Global Environmental Change

Introduces anthropological and historical approaches to environmental change and globalization. Key themes include: capitalism and industrialization, environmental politics, global culture, and relations between humans and other species.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-E

ANTH 110F Evolution of Human Diet

Presents the evolution of human diet and subsistence from a biological anthropological perspective. Covers the key hypothesis and methodologies related to diet, from our early fossil ancestors up to agriculture and animal husbandry. (Formerly Biocultural Approaches to Food.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Viktoria Oelze

General Education Code

PE-H

ANTH 110H Acoustic Culture

Explores relationships between culture and the acoustic worlds, including environmental, verbal, and musical, which humans inhabit. How can paying attention to cultures of listening and sound-making help us think about cultural life and experience in new ways? (Formerly course 80H.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Brenneis

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 110I Cultures of Sustainability and Social Justice

Brings together diverse forms of cultural knowledge and complexities of everyday life to illuminate longstanding concerns of sustainability and justice. Investigates multiple theories of sustainable development as well as tools, techniques, and contexts for ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility and social well-being characteristic of sustainable communities. Case studies are drawn from around the world highlighting the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates in tandem with UC faculty.

Credits

5

Instructor

David Shaw

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 110J Encounter Studies

Credits

ANTH 110K Culture Through Food

Examines anthropology of food and politics of eating. Cultural and social uses of food in rituals of solidarity or fasting, identities and meanings of food for individuals, and consumption in the global context are key components of study.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nancy Chen

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 110L Decolonizing Methodologies

Delves into the implications of indigenous research, with themes such as self-determination and healing. At the intersection of indigenous peoples and institutional research, the course covers contexts of research conceptualizations, designs, and implications of participants and their communities.

Credits

5

Instructor

Krisha Hernandez

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 110N Anthropology of Food

Focuses on social institutions around the world that shape food and its meanings; how people use food to organize their worlds; and production, sharing, or consumption of food as a political or meaningful act.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PE-H

ANTH 110O Postcolonial Britain and France

Transdisciplinary examination of the politics and culture of postcolonial Britain and France. Topics include: immigration from South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean; racism and antiracism; minority difference and citizenship practices; and the emergence of Islam as a major category of identity and difference.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

HIS 181A

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 110P India and Indian Diaspora through Film

Explores several themes of relevance in contemporary India and Indian diaspora, concentrating on anthropological research and various documentary and popular Bollywood films. Through films and ethnographies, students analyze the nature of anthropological contributions to the study of Indian societies. (Formerly course 80P.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Annapurna Pandey

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 110Q Queer Sexuality in Black Popular Culture

From Janet Mock to Young M.A., queerness has become hypervisible in Black popular culture--but at what cost? Using music, television, and social media as central texts, students investigate the intersections of sexuality, gender, and race in public life.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 110Q, FMST 110Q

Instructor

S. Shange-Binion

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 110R Discourses in American Religions and Their Role in Public Life

Introduces dominant discourses about major American religions and their role in public life, with particular attention to intersecting differences, such as race, sex/gender, and disability, and to shifting religious/political boundaries. Visual and textual media, political commentary, and popular ethnographies are analyzed.

Credits

5

General Education Code

IM

ANTH 110S Evolution of Democracy

Examines the state and its institutions from a historical, social, and cross-cultural perspective, paying attention to the varied discourses and practices that constitute what we call the state.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alejandra Kramer

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 110T Motherhood in American Culture

Examines the culture wars around motherhood in the United States with a focus on the political mobilization of normative ideas about the correct way to mother, from the moment of conception on. Special attention is given to the historical construction of deviant motherhood among marginalized groups. (Formerly course 80T.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 110U Histories and Cultures of Piracy

An interdisciplinary yet anthropologically informed approach to studying pirates and piracy across different historical eras and spaces. Explores the role of pirates in world history from ancient to present times, including piracy both at sea and online.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nidhi Mahajan

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 110V Virtual Values: The Cultural Politics of Information Technology

Credits

ANTH 110W Land and Waterscapes Entropology

Establishes anthropological interconnections of emergent worlds where environmental matters, social justice, and human survival interrelate. Focuses on anti-essential nature and waterscape ethnographies in which different pluricultures revalidate local understandings as ways of contesting increasing forms of land and water privatization.

Credits

5

Instructor

Guillermo Delgado-P

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 110Y Feeding California

Online course introducing students to social practices, political processes, and cultural contexts that shape food production and consumption. Considers identity, heritage, choice, power, agency, body practices, belonging, access, safety, and security. Prioritizes California case studies, with comparative examples from around the world.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

General Education Code

PE-H

ANTH 110Z Infrastructure: Designing and Hacking Power in the Everyday

Credits

ANTH 111 Human Ecology

Reviews the environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural ways that humans interact with their physical surroundings. The effects of human culture on the environment and of the environment on the shape of human culture is emphasized.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

ANTH 112 Life Cycles

Examines the human life cycle using an evolutionary framework. Examines key aspects of the human life stages using findings and concepts from developmental biology, physiology, nutrition, evolutionary ecology, and life-history theory.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1.

ANTH 113 Tutoring Writing in Anthropology

Trains students to tutor writing in undergraduate anthropology courses; supports and guides them during the quarter they are tutoring. Enrollment by interview only. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Composition requirement.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 118 Globalization of Development

Credits

ANTH 118L Globalization of Development Laboratory

Credits

ANTH 119 Indigenous Visual Culture

Examines the relationship between visual cultures and indigenous peoples. First, class discusses what is visual anthropology. Second, class examines the relationship between museums and indigenous peoples. Third, class examines ethnographic photography and indigenous uses of photography. Fourth, class examines the uses of ethnographic film, and then its relationship to indigenous peoples. Finally, class examines indigenous uses of film.

Credits

5

Instructor

Renya Ramirez

ANTH 120 Culture in Film

Introduces current and historical issues in visual anthropology, using film as a medium with which to represent culture. Raises questions about visual representation and advocacy in the context of global inequalities.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2 or ANTH 80J or FILM 20A or FILM 20B, or HAVC 10D, or HAVC 10E, HAVC 10F or HAVC 10G.

General Education Code

IM

ANTH 121 Socialism

Ethnography-based course that examines the social worlds of socialism, with particular focus on state socialism. Topics include: social problems that inspired socialist movements; implementation and experience of socialism in daily life; and significance of class, race, nation, science, technology, rationality.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 122 Postsocialism

Examines the demise of socialist systems. Addresses the political, social, cultural, and economic experiences of everyday life that led to that demise, what new social inequalities have arisen since, and how citizens use the socialist past to critique the present.

Credits

5

ANTH 123 Psychological Anthropology

An introduction to some of the central theoretical issues in psychological anthropology. Psychoanalytic, cognitive, and relativist perspectives on the link between person and society are discussed and compared.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

ANTH 124 Anthropology of Religion

Study of the phenomenon of religion as manifested in ethnographic literature, with special attention to traditional and recent modes of analysis of religious behavior. Special topics include myth, religious healing, witchcraft and sorcery, ritual, and millenarian movements.

Credits

5

ANTH 125 Magic, Science, and Religion

With a theoretical understanding of the concepts of magic, science, and religion, students draw on ethnographies of these practices to critique distinctions between them and critically analyze the understanding of these categories and their relation in the modern world

Credits

5

Instructor

Annapurna Pandey

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 127 Ethnographies of Capitalism

Challenges approaches to capitalism that treat it as socioeconomic relations separable from culture. Readings include ethnographies demonstrating the inextricability of cultural meanings from capitalist practices. Topics include capitalism's relationship to colonialism, nationalism, socialism, gender, and the commodification of aesthetics.

Credits

5

ANTH 128 Contemporary American Evangelical Cultures

Study of contemporary, American, born-again Protestant discourse using ethnographic materials and interpretive theories. Topics include biblical literalism, Christian conversion and self-fabulation, charismatic gifts, preaching, sacrificial giving, prosperity theology, apocalypticism, creationism, pro-family and pro-life rhetoric, and televangelism. (Formerly Born-Again Religion and Culture.)

Credits

5

ANTH 129 Beyond Borders: Other Globalizations and Histories of Interconnection

The history of social and cultural interconnections at a global scale. Anthropological approaches to the study of cultural encounter are used to investigate topics such as trade, religion, and citizenship and to evaluate shifting concepts of civilization and barbarism. (Formerly Other Globalizations: Cultures and Histories of Interconnection.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nidhi Mahajan

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 130A Anthropology of Africa.

Survey of sub-Saharan societies. Analysis of principles of social organization and factors of cultural unity of selected western, eastern, central, and southern African peoples. (Formerly Peoples and Cultures of Africa)

Credits

5

Instructor

Savannah Shange-Binion

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 130B Brazil

Examines Brazilian culture and its link to interpersonal relationships, religion, politics, and psychological experience.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 130C Politics and Culture in China

Joins substantive information about Chinese society and culture with debates in social theory and rethinks conventional wisdom about colonialism and modernity. Topics include representations of Chineseness, class revolution, Chinese diaspora, popular culture, family and kinship, nationalism, history/memory, race and gender.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jerry Zee

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 130E Culture and Politics of Island Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia includes a variety of societies exhibiting many ecological adaptations, religions, marriage systems, and experiences with colonial powers. Case studies of particular societies, chosen to reveal variety, are examined comparatively. Emphasis on religion and social organization.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Tsing

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 130F Blackness In Motion: Anthology of the African Diasporas

What connects Black communities in the Caribbean, the U.S., Latin America, and Canada, and what sets them apart? Examines theories of diaspora, gender and sexuality, slavery, colorism, music, U.S. hegemonies, social movements, and comparative racialization and global anti-blackness (Formerly African Diasporas in the Americas.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 130

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 130G Asian Americans in Ethnography and Film

Critically examines category of Asian Americans. Addresses historic representations of Asians and Asian Americans in ethnographic research and film. Explores contemporary issues of race, culture, and politics through ethnographic practice and cultural production.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nancy Chen

ANTH 130H Ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe

Introduces students to the ethnography of Eurasia, with special attention to the lived experience and legacy of state socialism in this region. Topics include new ideas of personhood, changing economic practices, public health, and international development.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 130I Cultures of India

An examination of anthropological studies of tribal, rural, and urban cultures of India and a look at changes taking place in India.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 130J Politics and Statemaking in Latin America

Introduction to ethnohistory and political anthropology of one or more Latin American countries: Typically Mexico and one other country. Students explore how contested concepts such as indigeneity, nation or state come to gain credibility and are deployed in contemporary politics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrew Mathews

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 130L Ethnographies of Latin America

A broad introduction to issues and areas of cultural production and transformation in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. Colonial, neocolonial, class, ethnic, gender, religious, ecological, and political relations intersect as represented in ethnographies and film.

Credits

5

Instructor

Guillermo Delgado-P

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 130M Inside Mexico

Examines various communities within the Republic of Mexico as represented in ethnographic texts and other forms of cultural production, particularly music and dance. Emphasis on the interplay between the concept of regionalism and national identity. Previous course work in Mexican culture and/or history strongly recommended. Some reading in Spanish is required.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

ANTH 130N Native Peoples of North America

A survey of Native American cultures and experience during the past century, with emphasis on Pueblo cultures of the American Southwest.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 130O Native Feminisms, Gender, and Settler Colonialism

Covers Native feminisms, gender, settler colonialism, and ethnography. Students read ethnographies that intervene in Native feminisms and its possibilities. Focuses on ethnographies in the U.S., including Native men and masculinities in Hawaii.

Credits

5

Instructor

Renya Ramirez

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 130P Ethnography of Southern Cone Chile and Argentina

Chile and Argentina, although both established within Spanish colonization and physically close, have dissimilar histories and culture. We explore areas of friction and overlap that shaped different peoples, institutions, cultural identities, and histories in countries that share a particular history.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alejandra Kramer

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 130R Provincializing America

Credits

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

ANTH 130S Ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe, Abroad

This study abroad introduces the ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe, with special attention to lived experience and legacy of state socialism. Topics: effects of socialism, changing economic practices; constructions of new identities; modernization/development; belief systems; and memory and history.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

ANTH 130T Religion and Politics in the Muslim World

Analyzes post-colonial forms of Islam, with particular attention to Muslim societies and cultures in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Emphasizes the relationship between power, knowledge, and representation in anthropological approaches to Islam and Muslims. (Formerly Anthropological Approaches to Islam.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 130U Central America

Draws on political, economic, and anthropological perspectives to analyze the key role of transnationalism and neoliberalism in contemporary Central America. Key topics include: the aftermath of revolutions; labor and gender; indigenous movements and multiculturalism; and transnational migration and governance.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Anderson

ANTH 130V Ethnography of Russia

Examines daily life in Russia and affiliated formerly Soviet Republics through historical and cultural comparison. Topics include: socialist and postsocialist daily life; 20th- and 21st-century Russian empire building; cultural politics; economic systems; state-citizen relations; citizenship regimes; labor and leisure; and religion.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 130W Ethnography of Eastern Europe

Examines daily life in Eastern Europe, especially how residents in this region have navigated the transition from state socialism to accession to the European Union. Topics include: the legacies of state socialism; cultural politics; new economies; consumption; the European Union; new forms of governance; and political activism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 130X Special Topics in Ethnography

This course on special topics in ethnography will be taught on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each year's courses will vary according to the instructor and will be announced by the department.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 131 Gender in Cross-Cultural Context

Examines the diversity of women's as well as men's roles, experiences, and self-conceptions in a number of societies to explore how women and men shape, and are shaped by, particular forms of social life.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 131H Russian-Language Readings Course: Readings in Anthropology of Russia

Contemporary topics and readings in anthropology of Russia and the former Soviet Union. All readings, films, and other materials are in Russian. Discussions are in English. Accompanies course 130H, Ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe. Prerequisite(s): course 130H and proof of Russian proficiency in reading and writing. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Credits

2

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 133 Narratives of the Popular

Addresses the increasing importance of popular culture as the terrain upon which to address issues of culture and power. Emphasizes an ethnographic approach to popular culture as sociocultural phenomena. Students learn about a variety of activities including television and film viewing, music, fashion, photography, postcards, comic books, and urban spatial relations and architecture.

Credits

5

Instructor

Susan Harding

ANTH 134 Medical Anthropology: An Introduction

Cross-cultural study of health, disease, and illness behavior from ecological and ethnomedical perspectives. Implications for biomedical health care policy. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 254.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 135A Cities

Examines cities from an anthropological perspective. Reviews pertinent social scientific literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Surveys the concepts and methods used by contemporary anthropologists to investigate urban phenomena.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nancy Chen

ANTH 136 The Biology of Everyday Life

Addresses cross-cultural attitudes to the human body and its everyday biological concerns: sleeping, eating, breathing, sex, and defecation.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

ANTH 137 Consuming Culture

Explores consumption as a cultural form. Beginning with theories of capitalism and exchange, it then focuses on sites and modes of consumption and display such as department stores, museums and zoos, advertisements and photography, cultural tourism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 138 Political Anthropology

The ideas, in selected non-Western societies, about the nature of power, order, social cohesion, and the political organization of these societies.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 138

ANTH 139 Language and Culture

Examination of language system and language use in relationship to cultural contexts of communication in Western and non-Western societies. Topics include the Sapir-Whorf linguistic relativity hypothesis; linguistic constructions of gender; speech variation in relation to class, ethnicity, and national identity; and the emergence of self in communicative acts.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

ANTH 140 The Body in Rain: Environmental and Medical Intersections

Explores medical and environmental anthropologies, including how bodies-human and other-are implicated in processes often figured as environmental. Explores how the body and the environment combine and interact to form nexus of political, cultural, and material forces.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CRES 140

Instructor

J. Zee

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 141 Anthropology of Developing Countries: Environment, Water, Entropy

Credits

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): course 2.

ANTH 142 Anthropology of Law

An ethnographically informed consideration of law, dispute management, and social control in a range of societies including the contemporary U.S. Topics include conflict management processes, theories of justice, legal discourse, and relations among local, national, and transnational legal systems.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

LGST 142

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to anthropology and legal studies majors.

ANTH 143 Performance and Power

Explores relationships between power and performance forms and media, both traditional and emergent. Links aesthetics with politics, and recent transcultural exchanges with local circumstances and consequences.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2 or any other Anthropology course.

ANTH 144 Anthropology of Poverty and Welfare

Examines phenomena of poverty and welfare in cross-cultural perspective with an emphasis on critical ethnographies and social analyses of social pathologies, economic systems, and community. Topics include informal economies, labor, household systems, social-support networks, and public policies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 145X Special Topics in Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Taught annually on a rotating basis by faculty members. Each year's topic varies by instructor and is announced by the department.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 146 Anthropology and the Environment

Examines recent approaches to study of nature and the environment. Considers historical relationship between nature, science, and colonial expansion as well as key issues of contemporary environmental concern: conservation, environmental justice, and social movements. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 246.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 147 Anthropology and the Anthropocene

Looks at how humans have lived with their environments in other times and places; the long-distance transfers of humans and other animals, as well as plants and microorganisms; and how we can best live in the Anthropocene.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Tsing

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 148 Gender and Global Development

Uses the critical tools of feminist theory and cultural anthropology to look at how global development discourses and institutions mobilize, reinforce, and challenge systems of gender-based inequality. Topics include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development practice, microcredit, and technocrat cultures. (Formerly Gender and Development.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 148

Instructor

Megan Moodie

ANTH 149 Anthropology of Activism

Examining activism from an anthropological perspective, students look at beliefs, ideals, and practices of social movements and those involved in them. Taking a procedural approach, course focuses on how things happen in unexpected ways, and examines activism as a collective matter.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 150 Communicating Anthropology

Encourages anthropology majors to explore different means of communicating anthropology with much attention to individual writing and presentation skills. Intensive work on library research; recognizing, comparing, and making arguments; and analyzing ethnographies, articles, reviews, and films.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Moodie

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): two of the following courses: ANTH 1, ANTH 2, or ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to sophomore and junior anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 151 Workshop in Ethnography

Through demonstration, practice, and participation, acquire skills in collecting and analyzing cultural data. Work with members of other cultures and with each other to learn to identify significant cultural patterns. Lectures and readings provide added perspective and a theoretical base.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alejandra Kramer

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 152 Survey of Cultural Anthropological Theory

Major figures, ideas, and writings in 19th- and 20th-century cultural anthropology surveyed. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 252.

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Mathews

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 153 Medicine and Colonialism

Addresses the overlapping relationship between medicine and colonialism in the 19th century, with attention to post-colonial theory and contemporary studies of post-colonial medical pluralism in the 20th century.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2 and ANTH 134.

ANTH 154L Multimedia Laboratory

Credits

Requirements

is Concurrent enrollment in ANTH 154 required.

ANTH 157 Modernity and Its Others

Beginning with the conquest of the Americas, considers how Western thinkers have explained seemingly irrational ways of being and thinking (like witchcraft, human sacrifice, and bodily mutilation), and asks how we interpret beliefs and practices radically different from our own.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

ANTH 158 Feminist Ethnographies

Considers the relationship between anthropology and feminism. Provides historical perspective on gender inequalities in the discipline as well as the emergence of feminist anthropology. Students read and engage with examples of feminist ethnography form a variety of regions and subfields.

Credits

5

Instructor

Alejandra Kramer

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 159 Race and Anthropology

Examines concept of race in anthropology. Begins with histories of race in anthropology; turns to contemporary analysis of racism, identity formation, and diaspora; and concludes with current debates on the validity of race as an object of analysis.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Anderson

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 160 Reproductive and Population Politics

Examines reproductive and population politics across the globe, with a focus on feminist and ethnographic analyses of the stakes of various actors, from states to religious bodies to non-governmental organizations, in questions of who reproduces and in what circumstances.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

ANTH 161 The Anthropology of Food

Critically examines food as a fundamental aspect of social and cultural life and key concept in the development of anthropological theory and methods. Topics include: power relationships; community building; exchange and reciprocity; symbolism; cultural rules and rituals; globalization; and memory.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

General Education Code

PE-H

ANTH 161S Anthropology of Food, Abroad

Food as a fundamental aspect of social/cultural life and key concept in development of anthropological theory and methods. Studying abroad, investigations are grounded in local ethnographic context to learn how anthropologists study food, practice methods, and understand food's local importance.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PE-H

Quarter offered

Summer

ANTH 162 Anthropology of Displaced Persons

Examines the causes, consequences, forms, and experiences of human movement, displacement, and abandonment. Topics include: migration, refugees, forced displacement, environmental displacement, tourism, transnational communities, and other displaced populations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

ANTH 163 Kinship

Provides a critical survey of debates, old and new, in the study of kinship. Readings range from classical treatments to recent reformulations that use kinship as a lens for exploring intimacy, memory, futurity, embodiment, commodification, and power. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 263.

Credits

5

Instructor

Danilyn Rutherford

ANTH 164 The Anthropology of Dance

An intense reading seminar which critically reviews anthropological works in dance ethnography and dance theory. Recommended for anthropology majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

Olga Najera Ramirez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2.

ANTH 166 States, Bureaucracies , and Other Cosmological Propositions

Investigates the cosmologies of states and bureaucracies and the practices through which officials or rulers seek to produce order, knowledge, or stability. Looks at paperwork, nationalist and court rituals, practices of mapping and classification, forms of citizenship.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrew Mathews

ANTH 170 History of Archaeological Theory

Historical review of prehistoric archaeology from antiquarianism to the present. Emphasis on development of archaeological theory and its relation to evolutionary and anthropological theory. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 270.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tsim Schneider

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to anthropology and Earth sciences/anthropology combined majors. Recommended for juniors.

General Education Code

TA

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 171 Materials and Methods in Historical Archaeology

In this intensive, hands-on course, students learn the step-by-step processes involved in conducting laboratory research on historic artifacts. Students study the ins and outs of analyzing, cataloging, and dating historic artifacts.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Dadiego

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 172 Archaeological Research Design

Develops practical skills for connecting archaeological theory and methods to grant writing, final reports and presentations. Examines elements of good research design, including the logic of scientific inquiry, ethics, project conceptualization, measurement, sampling, data analysis, and effective writing.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Dadiego

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 173 Origins of Farming

Survey of the ecological and archaeological evidence for the origins of plant and animal domestication in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. Discussion will center on the preconditions of this drastic alteration in human ecology and its consequences in transforming human societies. Open to nonmajors. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 273.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

ANTH 174 Origins of Complex Societies

Deals with evidence and theories concerning the origins of complex society; the transition from egalitarian, foraging societies to the hierarchical, economically specialized societies often referred to as civilizations. Focuses on both Old World and New World cultures. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 174.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 175 African Archaeology

Introduces the evolution of African kingdoms and states from the emergence of farming communities to initial contact with Europe. Particular attention paid to the origins of social inequality and the evolution of centralized polities. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Anthropology 275B. (Formerly African Complex Societies.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 175B African Complex Societies

Introduces the evolution of African kingdoms and states from the emergence of farming communities to initial contact with Europe. Particular attention paid to the origins of social inequality and the evolution of centralized polities. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Anthropology 275B.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Monroe

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): course 3; course 175A strong recommended.

ANTH 175C African Diaspora

Credits

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3; ANTH 175A and ANTH 175B strongly recommended.

ANTH 176A North American Archaeology

Development of Native cultures in North America. Topics include peopling of the New World, early foragers, spread of agriculture and complex societies in the Southwest and Eastern Woodlands, and review of cultural developments in the West and Far North.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3 or consent of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 176B Meso-American Archaeology

Review of the archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence for the origins and development of pre-Columbian civilizations in Meso-America including the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec Teotihuacan, Toltec, Tarascan, and Aztec.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 176C Archaeology of the American Southwest

Outlines the development of native cultures in the American Southwest from Paleo-Indian times (Ca. 11,5000 B.C.) through early European contact (ca. A.D. 1600). Topics include the greater environment; early foraging culture; the development of agriculture and village life; the emergence and decline of regional alliances; abandonment and reorganization; and changes in social organization, external relations, and trade.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3 and ANTH 176A.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 176D Colonial Encounters in the Americas

Uses archaeological case studies to explore processes of cultural confrontation, resistance, and transformation among Native American groups in the wake of European colonial expansion in the Western Hemisphere during the late 15th through mid-19th centuries.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2 and ANTH 3.

General Education Code

ER

ANTH 176E Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest

Explores some of the important issues surrounding the anthropological and archaeological study of the Pacific Northwest Coast--a roughly 1,800-kilometer-long shoreline that stretches from Yakutat Bay in Alaska to Cape Mendocino in California.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jon Daehnke

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 176F California Archaeology

Introduces the Native peoples of California from an archaeological perspective. Covering the past 13,000 years, a variety of geographic and temporal settings are examined as well as current research in California archaeology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tsim Schneider

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 178 Historical Archaeology: A Global Perspective

Introduces the archaeology of European colonialism and the early-modern world. Topics include historical archaeological methods; the nature of European colonial expansion in New and Old Worlds; culture contact and change; and power and resistance in colonial societies. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Anthropology 278.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Monroe

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 180 Ceramic Analysis in Archaeology

Focuses on theories and techniques used by archaeologists to bridge the gap between the recovery of ceramic materials and their interpretation within cultural contexts. Topics include the origins of pottery, production methods, classification and typology, seriation, functional analysis, materials analysis and description, organization of production, trade, and the analysis of style. Students are billed a course materials fee. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 280.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3. Concurrent enrollment in ANTH 180L required. Enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors.

ANTH 180L Ceramic Analysis Laboratory

Practicum in ceramic materials analysis and description. Students perform material experiments in materials selection and processing, hand-building techniques, and open-pit firing. Demonstrations of standard techniques of attribute analysis and the mineralogical and chemical characterization of ceramic materials are presented. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 280L.

Credits

2

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3. Concurrent enrollment in ANTH 180 required. Enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors.

ANTH 181X Special Topics in Archaeology

Taught annually on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each year's course varies according to the instructor and is announced by the department.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 182A Lithic Technology

Introduction to lithic and ceramic analysis in archaeology. Includes lab analysis, discussions of classification and typology, and exploration of the concept of style as it relates to ceramics and lithics in archaeology.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 184 Zooarchaeology

Lectures and seminar on archaeological faunal analysis. Topics include mammalian evolution and osteology, vertebrate taphonomy, reconstruction of human diet from faunal remains, foraging strategy theory, data collection and management, and methods of quantitative analysis. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 284.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3; concurrent enrollment in ANTH 184L is required.

ANTH 184L Zooarchaeology Laboratory

Practical laboratory in archaeological analysis, with demonstrations and exercises on human-caused modifications to animal bones and non-human modifications to animal bones.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3 and concurrent enrollment in ANTH 184. Enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors and combined Earth sciences/anthropology majors.

ANTH 185 Osteology of Mammals, Birds, and Fish

Practicum in archaeological faunal analysis. Students learn to identify bones of all larger mammal species of central California plus selected bird and fish species. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 285. Prerequisite(s): courses 184 or 102 or Biology 138/L or Earth Sciences 100 or Environmental Studies 105/L, and permission of instructor.

Credits

5

ANTH 187 Cultural Heritage in Colonial Contexts

Critical examination of the definitions of cultural heritage, its development as a concept, and the various laws, charters, and conventions that shape our management of the past in the present. The focus is on heritage in comparative colonial contexts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jon Daehnke

ANTH 187B Cultural Resource Management

Explores how the past is managed or cared for in the present, especially in the context of the United States.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jon Daehnke

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 3.

ANTH 188 Practicum in Archaeology

Credits

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3.

ANTH 188A Practicum in Archaeology A

Introduces practical skills in archaeological materials identification of stone, shell, bone, and other materials, curation, and database management. Students receive entry-level training with once-weekly class meetings and five hours per week of hands-on work. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and instructor consent. All three courses in sequence (ANTH 188A, ANTH 188B, ANTH 188C) required to count for the anthropology major or minor.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

ANTH 188B Practicum in Archaeology B

Introduces practical skills in archaeological materials identification of stone, shell, bone, and other materials, curation, and database management. Students receive entry-level training with once-weekly class meetings and five hours per week of hands-on work. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and instructor consent. All three courses in sequence (ANTH 188A, ANTH 188B, ANTH 188C) required to count for the anthropology major or minor.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 188C Practicum in Archaeology C

Two-credit course introducing practical skills in archaeological materials identification of stone, shell, bone, and other materials; curation; and database management. Students receive entry-level training with once-weekly class meetings and five hours per week of hands-on work. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH, 2, and ANTH 3. All three courses in sequence (188A, 188B, 188C) required to count for the anthropology major or minor.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

PR-S

ANTH 189 Archaeology Field Methods

Lecture, laboratory, and fieldwork sessions on archaeological field methods including survey, mapping, excavation, record and database maintenance, artifact accessioning, curation, and analysis on the UCSC campus. Students attend lectures/laboratories two evenings each week and do fieldwork all day on Saturdays. Enrollment by instructor consent. Prerequisite(s): course 3 and application letter. Students who have done no previous fieldwork in archaeology have priority. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

General Education Code

PR-E

ANTH 190X Special topics in Biological Anthropology

Taught annually on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each year's course varies according to the instructor and is announced by the department. (Formerly Special topics in Archaeology-Physical Anthropology.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 194A Anthropology of Dead Persons

Explores the cultural meanings of dead bodies and dead persons, including memorialization; the body in the United States legal system; cadavers in education and research; dead persons in mass disasters and human-rights cases; and repatriation of the dead. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology and Earth sciences/Anthropology combined majors. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

ANTH 194B Chimpanzees: Biology, Behavior, and Evolution

Explores studies on wild and captive chimpanzees with reference to other apes and humans. Topics include sociality, tool using, locomotion, traditions, and life history; social and physical dimensions of growth and development; language studies, genetics, and applications to human evolution.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194C Feminist Anthropology

Considers feminist perspectives on the human past, archaeologists' perspectives on feminist theory, and the impact of gender, feminist, and critical social theory on archaeology as a profession. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 279.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology and Earth sciences/Anthropology combined majors.

ANTH 194D Tribes/Castes/Women

Examines historical constructions and contemporary deployments of the categories that have structured popular and anthropological understandings of social life in South Asia, particularly those of tribe, caste, and women. Students gain familiarity with the mobilization of these categories in contemporary political movements across India.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194E Belief

Focuses on problems and opportunities raised by the concept of belief. Students work to develop an anthropological understanding of belief as practiced, then put it to use in analyzing episodes from the NPR series This I Believe.

Credits

5

Instructor

Danilyn Rutherford

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194F Memory

Intensive and fast-paced seminar focusing on theoretical and ethnographic studies of memory as a means for dealing with the past. Examines how ordinary people and societies have coped with the past through acts of selective remembering and forgetting.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194G Politics and Secularism

Examines secularism as political doctrine and practice of government. Topics include: transformation of religion by secularization; forms of inclusion/exclusion enacted by secularism; relationship between secularism and colonial rule. Case studies drawn from Europe, South Asia, United States, and the Middle East.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194H Paleoanthropology

Detailed overview of the evidence for the origin and evolution of humans with emphasis on reconstructing the paleobiology of extinct hominids. Discussion of individual groups of ancient hominids from the Miocene apes to anatomically modern humans.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology and Earth sciences/Anthropology combined majors.

ANTH 194I Consumption and Consumerism

Investigates cultural analysis of consumer society, commodities, and consumer practices. Students develop their own research projects. Themes include: critiques of consumer society; symbolic analysis of goods, consumption as resistance, anthropologies of marketing, culture jamming; consumption and (post) colonialism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Anderson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194J Histories of Forests and Other Wild Places

Wild Nature has a history. This class offers tools for understanding the social and natural construction of wild nature. We will learn to read rural landscapes--ethnographically, biologically, historically, creatively, and politically.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anna Tsing

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194K Reading Ethnographies

Explores issues in the representation of culture through reading and discussing ethnographies. Recent experimental ethnographies open topics including the relation between fieldwork and writing, textual strategies, and the politics of ethnographic writing and research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194L Archaeology of the African Diaspora

Senior seminar on African diaspora archaeology. Draws on archaeological, historical, and anthropological perspectives to examine the cultural, social, economic, and political lives of Africans and their descendants in the New World and West Africa from the 15th through 19th centuries.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Monroe

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, ANTH 3 and an upper division course in archaeology; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194M Medical Anthropology

Focuses on critical issues in the social sciences of health and healing. Designed for students pursuing graduate work in medical anthropology and/or public health.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nancy Chen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, ANTH 3, and ANTH 134; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194N Comparison of Cultures

Seminar for upper-division students interested in theories and methodology of social and cultural anthropology. Devoted to critical discussion of different methods of comparison practiced in anthropology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Triloki Pandey

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194O Masculinities

Considers the social construction of men and masculinities in a variety of ethnohistorical contexts as well as the unique contribution enabled by anthropological methods, particularly ethnographic fieldwork, to the study of gender and power.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194P Space, Place, and Culture

Examines ways anthropologists have studied relationship between space, place, and culture. Covers early formulations acknowledging people in different cultural contexts ascribe particular meanings to places and to the concept of space and then traces the ways these questions have come to the fore in more recent scholarship.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194Q Race, Ethnicity, Nation

Provides students with theoretical and methodological approaches to studying the relationships between race, ethnicity, and nation, with a comparative focus on the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Students use ethnographic methods and/or discourse analysis to develop individual research projects.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Anderson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194R Religion, Gender, Sexuality

Examines religion in relation to gender and sexuality. Examines how gender, sexuality, and religion intersect in notions of civilization, progress, and modernity in the contemporary and colonial periods. Particular attention paid to Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194S Hearing Culture: The Anthropology of Sound

Explores relationships between culture and acoustic worlds--environmental, verbal, and musical--within which we live. How sound is shaped by human belief and practice and the role sound plays in cultural and social life, both past and present.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194T Poverty and Inequality

Through ethnographies about homelessness, food deprivation, and unemployment, examines the institutions through which poverty is recognized, the systems of morality shaping debates about need and appropriate behavior, and the effects of community responses to poverty.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194U Environmental Anthropology: Nature, Culture, Politics

Presents key readings in environmental anthropology focusing on environmental conflicts. Students guided in developing research paper on a society environment topic of their choice. Class is writing intensive with in-class discussion and final presentations.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrew Mathews

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194W The Anthropology of Social Movements

Focuses on the anthropology of social movements, especially the impact that global capital provokes on peripheral Latin American societies and the ways these respond through the organizing of social movements validating alternative worldviews that coalesce around issues pertaining to indigeneity, the environment, gender, and concepts of human dignity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Guillermo Delgado-P

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 194X Women in Politics: A Third World Perspective

Focuses cross-culturally on the status of women in the Third World and their formal and informal participation in politics. Also discussed are organized efforts, through participation in both national and autonomous movements, for women's rights.

Credits

5

Instructor

Annapurna Pandey, A. Kramer

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ANTH 194Y Archaeologies of Space and Landscape

Examines contemporary archaeological perspectives on space and landscape. Focuses on how archaeology can contribute to an appreciation of the economic, cultural, and political factors that shape human perception, use, and construction of the physical world.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Monroe

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; an upper-division archaeology course; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 194Z Emerging Worlds

Addresses encounters and contact zones between cultures that give rise to emerging worlds. Emerging worlds refers to the cultural heterogeneity and diversity created within world-making networks, geographies, innovations, and meanings, moving us beyond ideas about vanishing, autonomous cultures.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lisa Rofel

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 195A Senior Thesis Seminar

Covers the basics like the planning and organization of research; writing research proposals; the publication and presentation of scientific research results; the recapitulation of laboratory methods; and intensification of specific recent research discussions in anthropology. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 107, and either course 101, or course 104, or course 105. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors and by permission of the instructor. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 295A.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 195B Senior Thesis Research

Students conduct the research projects they proposed in course 195A. Students have weekly group meetings with the research supervisor.

Credits

3

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 195A. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 195C Senior Thesis Capstone

Students finalize their research projects and write their thesis in the form of a research paper that is in publishable form so it can be submitted to a relevant journal or conference.

Credits

3

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 195B. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 195S Senior Thesis

Produce a quality research paper focusing on an anthropological topic of interest to you and that builds upon your experience in the major. Develop effective writing strategies and research skills to assist in professional development.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to anthropology majors. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 196C Traveling Cultures

Considers why traveling cultures have posed a threat, often met with violence, to regimes of rule, particularly modern nation-states. Also explores the unique problems that conducting research with mobile communities poses for the ethnographer.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196D Food and Medicine

Examines the intersections of food, medicine, and culture with special focus on nutrition, cultural knowledge, industrial foodways, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ethnopharmacology, food safety, and biosecurity.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nancy Chen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 196E Pastoralists Past and Present

Senior seminar treating the history and modern situation of the world's herding peoples. Readings draw on ethnographic, historical, archaeological, and ecological literatures. Students are coached in writing a 25-page research paper on a topic related to this theme.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196F The Anthropology of Things: Gift, Sign, Commodity, Tool

Examines some approaches used by anthropologists and other thinkers to bring things into focus: as gifts, signs, commodities, and tools. Explores whether, by taking things seriously, anthropologists might learn to be empirical in new ways. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 225.

Credits

5

Instructor

Danilyn Rutherford

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196G Advanced Topics in Folkloristics

Examines selected topics and issues in the field of folklore: specific topics vary each quarter. For students with a demonstrated interest in folklore and/or popular culture.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; and a course in folklore and/or popular culture is strongly recommended. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196H Global History and the Longue Duree

Emerging anthropological approaches to global history, with an eye to historical frameworks of 500 years or more. Course requires engagement with advanced theoretical concepts and challenging historical texts. Intensive seminar format. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 269.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196I Hard Problems

Explores interrelated, long-standing, difficult problems in human theory. Considers why these problems are so forbidding; what makes them significant; why they are hard; and whether hard problems come in different varieties or strengths.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196J Imagining America

Explores sites of heritage and the politics of cultural memory in the American context. Focuses on public representation and interpretation at places where multiple views of history come into conflict.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jon Daehnke

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196K Settler Colonialism

Provides seniors in anthropology a capstone experience. Settler colonialism is an all-encompassing, land-centered project that revolves around the elimination of the Native. This course revolves around a series of ethnographies and histories about settler colonialism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Renya Ramirez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 196L Archaeology of the American Southwest

Outlines the development of native cultures in the American Southwest from Paleo-Indian times (ca. 11,500 B.C.) through early European Contact (ca. A.D. 1600).

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Course 178 is strongly recommended. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology and Earth sciences/Anthropology combined majors.

ANTH 196M Modernity and its Others

Examines how Western modernity has interpreted various forms of radical difference, beginning with the 15th-century conquest of the New World. Considers historical and contemporary examples of how Western thinkers have explained irrational beliefs and practices (e.g., witchcraft, human sacrifice, devil-worship).

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors.

ANTH 196P Disability and Difference

Challenges limiting conceptions of what it means to be human in a range of arenas, from our understandings of culture to our conceptions of built space to our assumptions about citizenship, asking why disability makes people nervous.

Credits

5

Instructor

Danilyn Rutherford

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior Anthropology majors.

ANTH 196R Design Anthropology

Senior seminar introduces students to principles, approaches, methods, and professional dimensions of design anthropology. Emphasizes collaborative methods and development of new methods for ethnographic research, analysis, and communication. Through a quarter-long research project, students develop professional skills and portfolio materials. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors and is by permission. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 208C.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 196T Archaeology of Technology

Examines approaches mobilized by archaeologists to reconstruct ancient technologies and to explore how technological practices are implicated in processes of social formation and change. Approaches that engage technology as embodied technique and situated cultural practice are emphasized.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology and Earth sciences/Anthropology combined majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 196U Historical Anthropology

Provides seniors in anthropology a capstone experience. Involves critical engagement with archaeological, ethnohistorical, ethnographic, and oral line of evidence to evaluate the outcomes of indigenous people's interactions with different forms of missionary, settler, and mercantile colonialism.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tsim Schneider

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology and Earth sciences/Anthropology combined majors.

ANTH 196W Anthropology of Weather and Exposure

Students discuss how differing approaches to weather and exposure generate different approaches to culture, science, and politics; identify key moments in cultural anthropology's engagement with environmental and climactic questions; and delineate new areas of research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jerry Zee

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1, ANTH 2, and ANTH 3. Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior Anthropology majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 197 Laboratory Tutorial

Independent laboratory research on selected topics in archeology and physical anthropology. Interview with appropriate instructor required.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 197F Laboratory Tutorial

Independent laboratory research on selected topics in archaeology and physical anthropology. Interview with appropriate instructor required. Enrollment restricted to anthropology majors.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 198 Independent Field Study

Off-campus field study. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 198F Ind Field Study

Ind Field Study

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 198G Independent Field Study

Off-campus field study. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

3

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

ANTH 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 199F Tutorial

Tutorial

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ANTH 200 Theoretical Foundations of Physical Anthropological Research

Provides historical and theoretical foundation of physical anthropology. Grounds students in the changing frameworks and perspectives during the last 150 years regarding questions in human biology, evolution, nature, and culture, by examining texts and scientific journals.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 200A Cultural Graduate Core Course

Introduces history, ethnography, and theory of cultural anthropology with emphasis on awareness of construction of anthropological canon and areas of conflict within it, leading up to contemporary debates on a variety of issues. Two-term course: students must enroll in both quarters. (Formerly Core Graduate Course.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to anthropology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 200B Cultural Graduate Core Course

Introduces history, ethnography, and theory of cultural anthropology with emphasis on awareness of construction of anthropological canon and areas of conflict within it, leading up to contemporary debates on a variety of issues. Multiple-term course; students must enroll in both quarters to receive academic credit. (Formerly Core Graduate Course.)

Credits

5

Instructor

A. Mathews

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to anthropology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 201 Human Evolution

Provides an overview of the first five million years of human evolution and a framework for studying evolution and reconstructing the human past. Emphasizes that all lines of evidence must be included: hominid fossils, archaeology, paleoecology, and molecular data.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 202A Skeletal Biology

Focuses on human skeletal biology, the identification of elements, physiology of hard tissue formation, growth, and maintenance. Students are required to show competence in skeletal identification to pass this class.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 102A or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 208A Ethnographic Practice

Introduces graduate students to the practice of fieldwork. Students design and carry out a quarter-long research project exploring a range of methods and producing an analytical case study. Readings and discussion emphasize both methodological critique and successful implementation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to anthropology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 208C Design Anthropology

Introduces the principles, approaches, methods, and professional dimensions of design anthropology. Emphasis is on collaborative methods and development of new methods for ethnographic research, analysis, and communication. Through a quarter-long research project, students develop non-academic professional skills, including portfolio materials. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 196R.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Requirements

Open to second-year graduate students and higher (first-year students are required to take ANTH 208A).

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 210R Religion in American Politics and Culture

Introduces dominant discourses about major American religions and their role in public life with particular attention to intersecting differences, such as race, sex/gender, and disability and to shifting religious/political boundaries. Visual and textual media, political commentary, and popular ethnographies are analyzed.

Credits

5

Instructor

D. Rutherford

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 211 Human Ecology

Reviews environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural ways that humans interact with their physical surroundings. Effects of human culture on the environment, and of the environment on the shape of human culture will be emphasized.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 212 The Human Life Cycle

Examines the human life cycle using an evolutionary framework. Examines key aspects of the human life stages using findings and concepts from developmental biology, physiology, nutrition, evolutionary ecology, and life history theory. These stages include: gestation, infancy, childhood, juvenile and adolescent periods, and senescence. Each stage of the life cycle is compared and contrasted with the developmental life of nonhuman primates and mammals. Other related topics include developmental plasticity and epigenetics.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 214 Culture and Power

Takes the many strands of scholarship on power relations between individuals within the context of institutions and conceptualizes how individuals come to exist through power relations, and how power is fundamental to social being.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 216 Methods in Biological Anthropology

Deepens students' understanding of methods applied in biological anthropology research. (Formerly Methods in Physical Anthropology.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 219 Religions, States, Secularities

Examines theories and case studies at the intersection of religion, states, and secularity. Topics include: secularism as a political doctrine; state and social regulation of religion and religious normativity; secular cultural practices; and lines of secular/religious entanglement and conflict.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 220 Cartographies of Culture

Examines, theoretically and ethnographically, how societies and their cultures are created and reified through spatializing practices, including border-making, mapping, landscape aesthetics, globalization, time/history/memory, movement, and other locating activities.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 224 Anthropology of Secularism

Examines secularism as a practice of government with a concomitant set of ethics. Topics include: the notion of religion necessary for secularism; forms of moral and political inclusion/exclusion enacted by secular governance; and the kind of ethical subject secularism engenders. (Formerly course 255.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 225 The Anthropology of Things: Sign, Gift, Commodity, Tool

Examines some approaches used by anthropologists and other thinkers to bring things into focus: as gifts, signs, commodities, and tools. Explores whether, by taking things seriously, anthropologists might learn to be empirical in new ways. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 196F.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 228 Grant Writing

Devoted entirely to writing grant proposals. Students either work on their graduate education fellowships or their doctoral dissertation grants or both. Reading materials consist of granting agency documents plus examples of successful applications.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Fernando

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to anthropology graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 229 Constructing Regions

Discusses centrality of the idea of regions in studies of culture, the history of locating social theory, and debates about area studies. Students develop area of transregional bibliographies. Primarily for second- or third-year anthropology graduate students reading area literatures.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jerry Zee

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 230 Bodies, Images, Screens

Visuality as epistemology, image-consumption, and the political and representational possibilities stemming from digitization and the World Wide Web are increasingly important issues in the humane sciences. Offers historical and critical background and the possibility of hands-on practice using visual material in current research. (Formerly Photography and Image Culture.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 231 Intimacy and Affective Labor

Examines recent work on the role of intimacy and affective labor in value production, political mobilization, and transnational capital linkages. Special attention given to how these terms are invoked to answer methodological and narrative concerns in ethnographic writing.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 232 Bodies, Knowledge, Practice

Contemporary social theory and science both focus on bodies as critical sites of inquiry and the production of knowledge. Explores these theoretical intersections and constructions of the body with new ethnographic works. Questions how race, gender, and culture are inscribed through bodily practice, imagery, and phenomenology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nancy Chen

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 233 Politics of Nature

Advanced graduate seminar in environmental anthropology and science and technology studies, focusing on how nature is produced in the modern world and what political and practical significance this has in different contexts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrew Mathews

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 234 Feminist Anthropology

Examines how feminist anthropology creates its objects of knowledge by focusing on questions of method and representation. The class reads across these traditional objects--women and gender, for example--to highlight the epistemological and political stakes of feminist work in anthropology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 235 Language and Culture

An examination of language system and language use in relationship to cultural contexts of communication in Western and non-Western societies. Also examines the complex role which linguistic inquiry and models have played in broader theories of culture.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 238 Advanced Topics in Cultural Anthropology

Advanced topics in cultural anthropology. Current topics in anthropological theory and ethnography taught on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each seminar varies and will be announced by the department.

Credits

5

Instructor

M. Fernando, A. Tsing

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

ANTH 241 Social Justice

Explores theoretical and methodological issues in the field of social justice with an emphasis on ethnographic analysis. Topics include: rights, obligations, justice, equality, compensation, and ethics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 243 Cultures of Capitalism

Introduction to selected themes in political economy, stressing the work of Marx. Topics include the development of capitalism, colonialism, dependency, world systems, state formation, class consciousness, commodity fetishism, the nature of late capitalism, post-modernism, and the aesthetics of mass culture. Through political economy's interlocutors, raises questions about gender, race and ethnicity, and post-structuralist critiques.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 246 Advanced Readings in Environmental Anthropology

Survey of history and topics of contemporary interest in environmental anthropology, including political ecology, environmental history, ethnoecology, and multi-species anthropology. Additional advanced readings on contemporary environmental anthropology research. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 146.

Credits

5

Instructor

Andrew Mathews

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to Anthropology graduate students or by permission of the instructor.

ANTH 247 Critical Perspectives on Nutrition

Examines emerging critiques on the science, communication, and practice of nutrition using multidisciplinary approaches. Special attention is given to the effects of modern nutrition.

Credits

5

Instructor

Julie Guthman

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 248 Shadowy Dealings: Anthropology of Finance, Money, and Law

Moves from a brief introduction to classic economic anthropology to recent work on histories of money and capitalism and cultures of financial markets, of accounting, and of legal and illegal trading practices

Credits

5

Instructor

Nidhi Mahajan

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 249 Ecological Discourses

Explores narratives of nature and their practical consequences in contests over wild places and their resources. Readings focus on the histories of forests and on analytic frameworks—ecology, social history, interpretation, cultural studies—with which to investigate competing constructions of the environment.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anna Tsing

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 252 Survey of Cultural Anthropological Theory

Major figures, ideas, and writing in 19th- and 20th-century cultural anthropology surveyed. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 152.

Credits

5

Instructor

Melissa Caldwell

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 253 Advanced Cultural Theory

Examines cultural anthropology's interdisciplinary practices of knowledge formation at an advanced level. Drawing on various types of theoretical texts, the course elaborates on the relationship between culture and power, taking up different themes each time it is taught.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Anderson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 254 Medicine and Culture

Surveys medicine cross-culturally, with particular focus on power, tradition, and theories of embodiment. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 134.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 255 Regulating Religion/Sex

First examines the regulation of religion and the normalization of sex/sexuality as parallel modalities of secular rule in the production of modern citizens and subjects. Ultimately inquires into the relationship between proper religion and proper sexuality in secular state formations. (Formerly course 259.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 258 Experimental Cultures

Addresses the use of experiments in anthropological research, theory, and writing.

Credits

5

Instructor

Megan Moodie

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 259 Race in Theory and Ethnography

Explores theoretical and methodological approaches to the cross-cultural study of race, with an emphasis on historical and ethnographic analysis. Main approaches considered include Foucauldian, Gramscian, diaspora theory, and the everyday poetics and politics of race. (Formerly course 246.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Anderson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 260 Anthropology of Freedom

Examines conceptualizations and practices of freedom across geographical space and historical time. Readings drawn from Greek philosophy, Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist religious traditions. Enlightenment philosophy, liberal and neo-thought, and contemporary ethnographies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mayanthi Fernando

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 261 Replication, Mimesis, and Fakery

Replicas, copies, and fakes anchored conceptually by the authentic/original enable the marketing of cultural commodities like arts and crafts, especially since the advent of photography. Course explores these commercial and signifying processes in the global art and culture market.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 262 Documenting Cultures

Follows the history of film and ethnography, media and methodology into the birth of cinema and anthropology in the early 20th century. Students learn theories of representation and media, conduct ethnographic research, and prepare a short film.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 263 Kinship

Provides a critical survey of debates, old and new, in the study of kinship. Readings range from classical treatments to recent reformulations that use kinship as a lens for exploring intimacy, memory, futurity, embodiment, commodification, and power. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 163.

Credits

5

Instructor

Danilyn Rutherford

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 269 Global History and the Longue Duree

Emerging anthropological approaches to global history. Considers both 500-year and much longer historical frameworks. For the former, the evidence of documents, both European and non-European, is particularly important. For the latter, archaeological and evolutionary approaches are essential. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 196H.

Credits

5

Instructor

Anna Tsing

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 270 History of Archaeology

Historical review of prehistoric archaeology from antiquarianism to the present. Emphasis on the development of archaeological theory, its relation to evolutionary and anthropological theory, and themes ongoing over time. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 170.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 270A Archaeology Graduate Core Course: History of Archaeological Theory

Historical overview of archaeology, concentrating on archaeological practice in the English-speaking world from the late 19th through the 21st Centuries. Emphasis is on development of archaeological theory in its social context; its relation to evolutionary and anthropological theory; and themes ongoing over time. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 270.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Monroe

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 270B Current Directions in Archaeological Theory

Provides an in-depth understanding of current trends in archaeological thought, and enables students to place issues of archaeological interpretation into broader historical and theoretical frameworks. This course is a follow-up to course 270, but not a substitute.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 270A. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

ANTH 272 Advanced Archaeological Research

Introduces graduate students to archaeological research design. Topics include: middle range theory; multistage research strategies; sampling strategies and appropriate field methodology; and issues specific to particular scales of archaeological analysis (artifact, household, site, region).

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Daehnke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 273 Origins of Farming

Survey of the ecological and archaeological evidence for the origins of plant and animal domestication in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. Discussion will center on the preconditions of this drastic alteration in human ecology and its consequences in transforming human societies. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 173.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 274 Origins of Complex Societies

The origins of complex society: the transition from egalitarian foraging societies to the hierarchical, economically specialized societies often referred to as states or civilizations. Focuses on both Old World and New World cultures. Students may not receive credit for this course and course 174.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 275 Tutorial in African Archaeology

Graduate tutorial on the archaeology of precolonial African kingdoms and states. Particular attention paid toward the origins of social inequality and the evolution of centralized politics. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 175.

Credits

5

Instructor

James Monroe

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 276A Advanced Topics in North American Archaeology

In-depth examination of development of Native cultures in North America from end of last ice age to time of European contact. Focuses on specific regional trajectories and problems of social change.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 276B Mesoamerican Archaeology

Examines the pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica and reviews the archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence related to the origins and development of cultures including the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Aztec. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 176B.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 276G Archaeology of Colonial Borderlands

This seminar draws from readings in archaeology, history, and Native American/Indigenous studies to assess borderlands throughout colonial-era North America as important arenas of change and continuity for indigenous societies, including indigenous technologies, foodways, gender roles, governance, and much more.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tsim Schneider

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 278 Tutorial on Historical Archaeology

Tutorial on archaeology of European colonialism and the early-modern world. Focuses on the nature of European colonial expanison in New and Old Worlds; culture contact and change; and power and resistance in colonial societies. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 178.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 279 Feminism and Gender in Archaeology

Considers feminist perspectives on the human past; archaeologists' perspectives on feminist theory; and the impact of gender, feminist, and critical social theory on the archaeological profession. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 194C.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 280 Advanced Ceramic Analysis

Advanced graduate seminar that focuses on techniques and theories used to bridge the gap between the recovery of ceramic remains from archaeological contexts and their interpretation with respect to various anthropological issues and problems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 180.

Credits

5

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Concurrent enrollment in ANTh 280L is required.

ANTH 280L Advanced Ceramic Analysis Laboratory

Emphasizes advanced techniques of ceramic analysis, including materials selection and processing, hand-building, and open-pit firings. Standard techniques for describing and measuring formal and technological attributes of pottery also presented. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 180L.

Credits

2

Instructor

Judith Habicht Mauche

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Concurrent enrollment in ANTH 280 is required.

ANTH 282 Household Archaeology

Explores the theoretical and methodological challenges faced by archaeologists excavating ancient households. Students examine the social, economic, and political characteristics of households and investigate how they intersect and support the social and physical aspects of communities.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 284 Tutorial in Zooarchaeology

Lectures and seminar on archaeological faunal analysis. Topics include: mammalian evolution and osteology; vertebrate taphonomy; reconstruction of human diet from faunal remains; foraging strategy theory; data collection and management; and methods of quantitative analysis. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 184. (Formerly Zooarchaeological Research Design.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 285 Osteology of Mammals, Birds, and Fish

Practicum in vertebrate osteology, covering all larger mammal species of central California, plus selected bird and fish species, and topics in evolution and ecology of selected taxa. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 185.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 287 Advanced Topics in Archaeology

A graduate seminar on advanced theoretical or methodological topics pertinent to advanced graduate student and faculty interests.

Credits

5

Instructor

J. Daehnke

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students or by consent of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ANTH 287A Advanced Topics: Indigenous Archaeology

Traces the development of indigenous archaeology primarily in North America. Topics include: the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and issues of cultural patrimony; postcolonialism; decolonizing methodologies; community-based research; oral sources and other ways of knowing the past; and future directions.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tsim Schneider

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 290T Pedagogy of Anthropology

Provides training in scientifically backed educational practices for new Anthropology TAs. Through reading, class discussion and activities, we explore different methods of teaching and ways to conceptualize pedagogy. Includes teaching theories; survey of educational tools and techniques; and lesson planning.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to anthropology graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 292 Graduate Colloquium

Designed to offer an institutionalized mechanism for the presentation of research papers and teaching efforts by faculty and advanced graduate students.

Credits

2

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 294N Comparison of Cultures

Seminar for students interested in theories and methodology of social and cultural anthropology devoted to critical discussion of different methods of comparison practiced in anthropology.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

ANTH 294R Advanced Readings in Biological Anthropology

Introduces literature relevant to students' research emphases and allows for discussion of new scientific publications. (Formerly Graduate Readings in Behavioral Ecology.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Viktoria Oelze

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 295A Scientific Method: Biological Anthropology

The first core course of the Biological Anthropology Graduate Program. Students learn the principles and methods by which research projects in biological anthropology are devised and executed. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 195A.

Credits

5

Instructor

Lars Fehren-Schmitz

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

ANTH 297A Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 297B Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 297C Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 297F Independent Study

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

ANTH 298 Advanced Laboratory Apprenticeship

Supervised tutorial in specialized analytic methods in archaeology or physical anthropology. Students collaborate on laboratory research with a departmental mentor or, with advisor's consent, with researchers on or off campus, preparing a manuscript for publication or an extensive literature review. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 299A Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 299B Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ANTH 299C Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring