Graduate

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