Anthropology (ANTHRO)

Courses

ANTHRO 1 Introduction to Biological Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
An introduction to human evolution. Physical and behavioral adaptations of humans and their prehistoric and living relatives. Issues in evolutionary theory, molecular evolution, primate behavior, interpretation of fossils. Prehistoric activities, racial differences, genetic components of behavior are defined and evaluated.

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ANTHRO N1 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
An introduction to human evolution. Physical and behavorial adaptations of humans and their prehistoric and living relatives. Issues in evolutionary theory, molecular evolution, primate behavior, interpretation of fossils. Prehistoric activities, racial differences, genetic components of behavior are defined and evaluated.

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ANTHRO 2 Introduction to Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2006
Prehistory and cultural growth.

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ANTHRO 2AC Introduction to Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Prehistory and cultural growth. Introduction to the methods, goals, and theoretical concepts of archaeology with attention to the impact archaeology has had on the construction of the histories of diverse communities - Native Americans, Hispanics, and Euro-Americans. It fulfills the requirements for 2.

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ANTHRO 3 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2013 10 Week Session, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2010 First 6 Week Session
The structure and dynamics of human culture and social institutions.

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ANTHRO 3AC Introduction to Social/Cultural Anthropology (American Cultures) 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The structure and dynamics of human cultures and social institutions from a comparative perspective with special attention to American cultures and their roots. Case studies will illustrate the principles presented in the course. It fulfills the requirements for 3.

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ANTHRO N3 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
The structure and dynamics of human culture and social institutions.

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ANTHRO R5B Reading and Composition in Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Reading and composition courses based on the anthropological literature. These courses provide an introduction to issues distinctive of anthropological texts and introduce students to distinctive forms of anthropological writing, such as ethnography and anthropological prehistory. Readings will be chosen from a variety of texts by authors whose works span the discipline, from bioanthropology to archaeology
and sociocultural anthropology. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.
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ANTHRO 10AC The California Frontier 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course will focus upon the beginning of the historic period in California and on the interactions between California Indians and colonizing peoples. The course will begin with an introduction to the indigenous peoples of California and to their contacts with the expanding world system. It will focus upon the Spanish/Mexican, Russian, and American periods and will conclude with an overview of how these several communities, colonizer and colonized, interacted
with and shaped one another.
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ANTHRO 15 Seminar in Physical Anthropology 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Each instructor will select one or more of the following topics in physical anthropology: evolutionary theory, the fossil record, stages of the life cycle, the biological basis of behavior, the roots of human behavior, human adaptation, genetic components of human behavior, ecological adaptations, controversies and issues in primatology, the social behavior and ecology of monkeys and apes, behavioral evolution, and a host of other current research and theoretical
issues.
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ANTHRO 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics may vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 freshmen.

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ANTHRO 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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ANTHRO 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Organized group study on topics selected by lower division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Anthropology Department's faculty.

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ANTHRO 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2005, Summer 2004 10 Week Session, Spring 2004
Individual research by lower division students.

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ANTHRO C100 Human Paleontology 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Origin and relationships of the extinct forms of mankind.

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ANTHRO C103 Introduction to Human Osteology 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
An intensive study of the human skeleton, reconstruction of individual and population characteristics, emphasizing methodology and analysis of human populations from archaeological and paleontological contexts, taphonomy, and paleopathology.

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ANTHRO 104L Advanced Human Osteology Laboratory 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Laboratory analysis of human skeletal remains including original research on paleodemography, paleopathology, metric and non-metric analyses, dental anthropology, curation, and computerization of Hearst Museum skeletal collections.

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ANTHRO 105 Primate Evolution 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2013 Second 6 Week Session
A consideration of the major groups of primates with an emphasis on the evolution of behavior.

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ANTHRO 106 Primate Behavior 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2012
Humans, apes, and selected monkeys are the primates of concern, and among this array patterns and degrees of social behavior vary greatly. Lectures present a general introduction to behavior and its ecological context, the interaction of biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective, and an examination of the roots of modern human behavior.

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ANTHRO N106 Primate Social Behavior 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Humans, apes, and selected monkeys are the primates of concern, and among the array of primates, patterns and degrees of social behavior vary greatly. Lectures present a general introduction to behavior and its ecological context, the integration of biology and behavior from an evolutionary perspective, and examination of the roots of modern human behavior.

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ANTHRO 107 Evolution of the Human Brain 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to comparative vertebrate brain anatomy, neural development, and sensory-motor functions that are relevant to the study of human brain evolution and the evolution of uniquely human mental and behavioral capacities. Emphasis is on understanding the processes of evolution that are responsible for species differences in brain structure and function. Special attention will be given to animal communication, vocalization, neurolinguistics
, and theories of language evolution.
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ANTHRO 110 Theory and Method in Physical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
A unitary view of past history and current trends in the field of Physical Anthropology, emphasizing schools of thought, important figures and major areas of research.

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ANTHRO 111 Evolution of Human Behavior 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This course will ask to what extent human behavior in its various individual, group, social, and cultural dimensions can be understood using the relatively small number of basic principles provided by evolutionary biological considerations.

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ANTHRO 112 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Varying topics covering current discoveries, research, theories, fieldwork, etc., in biological anthropology. Topics vary with instructor.

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ANTHRO 114 History of Anthropological Thought 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course will present a history of anthropological thought from the mid-19th century to the present, and will draw upon the major subdisciplines of anthropology. It will focus both upon the integration of the anthropological subdisciplines and upon the relationships between these and other disciplines outside anthropology.

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ANTHRO 115 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Cultural, psychological, and biological aspects of the definitions, causes, symptoms, and treatment of illness. Comparative study of medical systems, practitioners, and patients.

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ANTHRO 116 Environmental Effects on Human Health and Disease 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Examination of major disease-related ecological constraints of diverse eco-systems and the biological responses of human populations to these stresses: arctic, high-altitude, arid zones, grasslands, humid tropics, urban.

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ANTHRO 117 The Anthropology of Aging and the Life Course 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2000
An anthropological approach to the study of age and aging and of the different periods of the life course: birth, infancy, childhood, youth and adolescence, adulthood and middle age, old age, and dying. How might we think--about time, the body, and what it means to talk about life--through a focus on age?

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ANTHRO 119 Special Topics in Medical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Special topics in cultural, biomedical and applied approaches to medical anthropology.

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ANTHRO 121A Historical Archaeology: American Material Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2003, Summer 2002 10 Week Session, Fall 2000
Formerly 121. Patterns in material culture as it reflects behavioral and psychological aspects of American culture since the 17th century. Topics include architecture, domestic artifacts, mortuary art, foodways, and trash disposal. Euro-American, African American, and Native-American examples are considered.

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ANTHRO 121AC American Material Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
Patterns in material culture as it reflects behavioral and psychological aspects of American culture since the 17th century. Topics include architecture, domestic artifacts, mortuary art, foodways, and trash disposal.

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ANTHRO 121B Historical Archaeology: Theoretical Approaches in American Historical Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2003, Spring 1997
This course will provide a background in the theoretical and methodological development of American historical archaeology, with particular emphasis on the ways in which archaeologists have approached the integration of archaeological, documentary, oral historical and ethnohistoric data. Emphasis on continuing theoretical developments in the discipline. Politics of historical archaeology, and ways in which historical archaeologists and other
public historians make the past relevant to the present.
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ANTHRO 121C Historical Archaeology: Historical Artifact Identification and Analysis 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
Learn to work with historical artifacts from the stage of recovery through the stages of analysis and interpretation. The focus is on the analysis of materials (i.e., ceramic, glass, metal, bone, shell artifacts) recovered from historic sites. Skills acquired include how to identify, date, record, illustrate, photograph, catalog, and interpret historical archaeological materials through a combination of lectures, lab exercises
, and a research paper.
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ANTHRO 122A Archaeology of the Americas: Archaeology of North America 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2013, Summer 2011 Second 6 Week Session
. Prehistory of North American Indians; prehistoric culture areas; relations with historic Indians.

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ANTHRO 122B Culture Contact in North America 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2002, Spring 1999
This culture examines the implications of early encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, including how indigenous peoples responded to European contact and colonialism, and how the outcomes of these encounters influenced cultural developments in postcolonial contexts. The study employs a holistic approach that integrates evidence from archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, biological anthropology, and native oral traditions. Case
studies from the Caribbean, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Alaska, Hawaii, and California will be included.
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ANTHRO 122C Archaeology of the Americas: Archaeology of Central America 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2011, Summer 2009 Second 6 Week Session
A survey of what archaeology can tell us about the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America: the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and their neighbors.

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ANTHRO 122D Archaeology of the Americas: World of Ancient Maya 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2010 First 6 Week Session
A survey of the history of development of Maya society and culture in Central American prior to Eurpean contact in the 16th century AD.

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ANTHRO 122E Archaeology of the Americas: Andean Archaeology: People of the Andes 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
This course covers the archaeology and history of the indigenous societies of the Andean region of South America. The lectures and readings emphasize major political, economic, social, and symbolic processes in the development of the Andean civilizations. Particular attention is paid to the development of the early states along the coast of Peru. The development of major centers in the highlands, and the relationship between the political,
economic, and religious systems of the later empires and earlier political structures and social processes, are also emphasized.
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ANTHRO 122F Archaeology of the Americas: California Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
Prehistory of California Indians; selected archaeological sites and current issues in interpretations.

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ANTHRO 122G Archaeology of the Americas: Archaeology of the American Southwest 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2008, Spring 2006
This course will outline the development of vative cultures in the American Southwest from Paleo-Indian times (ca. 11,500 BC) through early European contact (ca. A.D. 1600). Topics to be covered include the greater environment, early foaging 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. The course
is designed as an advanced upper division seminar for students majoring in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology. Can be taught as a distance learning course with another university.
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ANTHRO 123A Old World Prehistory 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2009, Fall 2003
This course explores the dramatic developments in human evolution, behavior and culture that accompany the emergence of prehistoric human society, from our earliest Palaeolithic ancestors who first ventured out of Africa over a million years ago to the origins of settled farming economies and the first urban environments. Focusing on the Old World, we trace these interconnected transitions in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The archaeological
record forms our dataset, providing a rich record of economic and technological developments, settlement, architecture, burial practices, art, ideology, and social organization.
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ANTHRO 123B Old World Cultures: Archaeology of Africa 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011
This course provides an overview of the archaeological history of the African continent.Through case studies,it will explore Africa beginning with human evolution and cultural development to later colonial encounters and their impacts. It will also examine how groups and governments have used the past in politics, and the roles heritage plays in contemporary African Societies.

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ANTHRO 123C Old World Cultures: Archaeology of Europe 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2007, Spring 2006, Spring 2002
Selected topics and research problems in the archaeology of the Pleistocene and/or post-Pleistocene of Europe.

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ANTHRO C123F Disciplining Near Eastern Archaeology: Explorers, Archaeologists, and Tourists in the Contemporary Middle East 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011
This course examines the roles that Near Eastern archaeology plays within the context of recent Middle Eastern history and society, from 1800 to the present day. Topics include the discipline's entanglement with imperialism, nationalism, science, tourism, the antiquities trade, media, and war. Students will examine and discuss ethnographies, technical reports, memoirs, films, and images.

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ANTHRO 123E Old World Cultures: Mediterranean Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session, Spring 1999
Prehistory and early civilizations of the Mediterranean basin and its hinterland.

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ANTHRO 124A Pacific Cultures: Archaeology of the South Pacific 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Selected topics and research problems in the archaeology of the southern Pacific from prehistory through to the establishment of complex chiefdoms in many locales. Stress on current issues and interpretations.

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ANTHRO 124AC Hawaiian Ethnohistory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Summer 2005 10 Week Session, Spring 2003
Developmental foundations of the 20th-century multicultural society of Hawaii, during the period 1778-1900, explored through an explicitly anthropological perspective. The following ethnic groups are emphasized: Native Hawaiians, British-American whites, Chinese, and Japanese.

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ANTHRO 124B Hawaiian Ethnohistory 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 1996
Developmental foundations of the 20th-century multicultural society of Hawaii, during the period 1778-1900, explored through an explicitly anthropological perspective. The following ethnic groups are emphasized: Native Hawaiians, British-American whites, Chinese, and Japanese.

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ANTHRO C124C Human Biogeography of the Pacific 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013
This course examines the history of human dispersal across Oceania from the perspectives of biogeography and evolutionary ecology. H. sapiens faced problems of dispersal, colonization, and extinction, and adapted in a variety of ways to the diversity of insular ecosystems. A dual evolutionary model takes into account cultural evolution and transmission, as well as biological evolution of human populations. This course also explores the impacts of human
populations on isolated and fragile insular ecosystems, and the reciprocal effects of anthropogenic change on human cultures.
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ANTHRO C125A Archaeology of East Asia 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
Prehistoric and protohistoric archaeology in China, Japan, and Korea.

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ANTHRO C125B Archaeology and Japanese Identities 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2007
Course explores stereotypical images of traditional Japanese culture and people through archaeological analysis. Particular emphasis will be placed on changing lifeways of past residents of the Japanese islands, including commoners, samurai, and nobles. Consideration will be given to the implications of these archaeological studies for our understanding of Japanese identities.

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ANTHRO 126M Geoarchaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016
Humans have always been affected by changes in their landscape and, in turn, had an influence on their physical surroundings. The contexts that archaeological material and features are found within yield invaluable clues as to how sites form, what types of activities people performed in them, and what kinds of natural and cultural processes altered the archaeological record from deposition to excavation. This course introduces the methods of studying archaeological
remains from an environmental context in order to reconstruct the relationships between people and the environment, drawing on case studies from different areas of the world.
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ANTHRO 127A Bioarchaeology: Introduction to Skeletal Biology and Bioarchaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
An introduction to skeletal biology and anatomy to understand how skeletal remains can be used in reconstructing patterns of adaptation and biocultural evolution in past populations, emphasizing a problem-based approach to bioarchaeological questions.

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ANTHRO 127B Bioarchaeology: Reconstruction of Life in Bioarchaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Summer 2010 First 6 Week Session
This course deals with the skeletal biology of past populations, covering both the theoretical approaches and critical analysis of methods used in the study of skeletal and dental remains, and is considered the continuing course for those that have already taken introduction to skeletal biology, 127A.

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ANTHRO 128 Special Topics in Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Current topics in method and theory of archaeological research, varying with instructor.

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ANTHRO 128A Special Topics in Archaeology/Area 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2010, Spring 2008
Special topics in archaeology which meet the area requirement for the anthropology major.

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ANTHRO 128M Special Topics in Archaeology/Method 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Special topics in archaeology which meet the method requirement for the anthropology major.

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ANTHRO 129A Topical Areas in Archaeology: Prehistoric Art 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2006
Draws on study of art in non-literate societies and on archaeology to explore a range of prehistoric arts in cultural contexts; e.g., rock art; Ice Age Arts; prehistoric ceramics. Usses illustrative materials from the Hearst Museum.

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ANTHRO 129C Topical Areas in Archaeology: Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2009, Spring 2006
Course will provide an overview of hunter-gatherer archaeology, focusing on the history of hunter-gatherer archaeology in North America and Britian; long-term changes in hunter-gatherer subsistence, settlement, mortuary/ceremonial practices and crafts/trade; social archaeology of hunter-gatherers including studies of gender, cognition, and cultural landscapes; and discussions of the relevance of hunter-gatherer studies in the context of world
archaeology.
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ANTHRO C129D Holocene Paleoecology: How Humans Changed the Earth 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2011, Spring 1998
Since the end of the Pleistocene and especially with the development of agriculturally based societies humans have had cumulative and often irreversible impacts on natural landscapes and biotic resources worldwide. Thus "global change" and the biodiversity crisis are not exclusively developments of the industrial and post-industrial world. This course uses a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon methods and data from archaeology
, palynology, geomorphology, paleontology, and historical ecology to unravel the broad trends of human ecodynamics over the past 10,000 years.
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ANTHRO C129F The Archaeology of Health and Disease 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2011
This course explores how archaeologists and bioarchaeologists study human families' and communities' conceptualizations and experiences of health and health care cross-culturally and through time. Students will be exposed to case studies drawing upon skeletal and material cultural evidence.

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ANTHRO 129E Topical Areas in Archaeology: Household Archeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2012
This class explores the questions: why study the archaeology of households? How do we define households and how can we identify and study them archaeologically? What research questions, strategies, and methodologies does the archaeological investigation of households entail? How does the study of households contribute to multiscalar approaches for understanding social organization? Why is this important?
What are the causes and effects of changing scales of analysis?
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ANTHRO 130 History and Theory of Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2007
A critical review of the historical background and philosophical premises of past and present anthropological theory with respect to its concepts of time and change.

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ANTHRO 132A Analysis of Archaeological Materials: Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2008
Discussion of and laboratory instruction in methods of analysis of ceramics used by archaeologists to establish a time scale, to document interconnections between different areas, sites, or groups of people, to suggest what activities were carried out at particular sites, and to understand the organization of ceramic production itself.

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ANTHRO 134 Analysis of the Archaeological Record 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Guidance in the preparation of excavated materials for publication, including sampling and analysis strategy, drawing, photography and write-up.

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ANTHRO 134A Field Course in Archaeological Methods 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2013 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2011 First 6 Week Session
Practical experience in the field study of archaeological sites and materials. Coverage may include reconnaissance, mapping, recording, and excavation.

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ANTHRO 134B Archaeological Laboratory Practicum 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2009, Spring 2009
This is a practical laboratory analysis course that offers a team of students the opportunity to work closely with faculty on an aspect of their laboratory research in archaeological physical or natural sciences, or archaeological material analysis. May be taken concurrently with other laboratory courses or as the logical follow-up to a field school. Projects will vary by course.

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ANTHRO 135 Paleoethnobotany: Archaeological Methods and Laboratory Techniques 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2012
An introduction to the basic approaches and techniques in archaeobotanical analysis. A series of different data types and their unique approaches will be discussed, including phytoliths, pollen, and DNA, with an emphasis on macrofloral remains. Laboratory study will include the major classes of plant remains likely to be encountered in archaeological sites. Discussion will emphasize the use of plant remains to answer archaeological questions
, rather than study the plant remains for their own sake. Microscope work and computing will be included.
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ANTHRO 135B Environmental Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2008
The major issues, research objectives, databases, and techniques involved in the study of past society's relationship and interaction with the natural environment. Particularly methods that use "noncultural" information in archaeological research, but with a cultural orientation. Major subjects addressed will be paleoenvironmental reconstruction; human-environment interaction, impact, and environmental degradation; paleodiet and domestication;
land-use and social environments; with an emphasis on ecofactual analysis.
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ANTHRO 136A Museum Exhibit Curation and Design 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
A practical introduction to contemporary museum approaches to exhibition design, with particular application to the design of exhibits that present cultural heritage in anthropology, art, and natural history museums. Both the theory of museum exhibit desing and practice will be covered, including critiques of representation; issues of cultural heritage; conversation, education, and installation standards; and incorporation of interactivity, including
through digital media.
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ANTHRO 136B Public Anthropology: Museum Methods 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2008 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2007 First 6 Week Session
This course will introduce participants to the fundamentals of contemporary museum practices. It is intended for two groups of students: individuals who may be thinking of conducting research in museums, and may benefit from an understanding of the way these institutions work; and individuals who may be thinking of museum work as a post-graduate career. The course will include
both discussion of museum concepts and practical application of these concepts through real-world exercises. While the course fulfills the method requirement, it covers practices of art, natural history, and science museums as well.
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ANTHRO 136C Multimedia Authoring Part 1 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2006
This course is the first part in a two-part series of courses that coach students in research and presentation of archaeological information through nonlinear multimedia authoring. The content of the course varies and may focus on an area or a topic depending on instructor. Students experience the first stage of multimedia authoring process: research, planning, and design. The focus is on content development and evaluation of digital research sources, with
an introduction to software skills and practice.
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ANTHRO C136K Who Owns the Past? Cultural Heritage in a Digital Age 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2011
A cross-disciplinary exploration of cultural heritage on a global and local scale through discussion, debate, in-class activities, and team-based research projects that draw attention to the impacts of digital technology. Themes include the creation and management of heritage sites; the ethics of archaeologists as stewards of heritage; listening to multiple voices of interest groups; destruction and looting; and the preservation, conservation, and public
presentation of heritage.
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ANTHRO 136E Digital Documentation and Representation of Cultural Heritage 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2011 10 Week Session, Summer 2011 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2011
A practical, hands-on overview of cutting-edge digital technology that is being used and developed for the documentation of archaeological sites. This course outlines a digital documentation strategy for collecting, processing, and integrating digital data from a variety of different media into a dataset that holistically describes place, including landscape, architecture, and other cultural artifacts.

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ANTHRO 136F Cultural Heritage in the Popular Media 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016
This course will engage students in critical reading of popular media, both in print and digital form, that present to different public audiences the kinds of objects and sites understood as "cultural heritage". Starting with controversies that have been widely covered by mainstream newspapers, popular science magazines (including in online posts), and also commented on by bloggers and microbloggers, students will explore how scholarly information enters into
popular circulation, including for general readers, policy makers, and specialized audiences.
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ANTHRO 136G Cultural Policy: Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course frames museums within issues of cultural heritage (repatriation, the international traffic in antiquities, intangible cultural heritage) and cultural diplomacy (implementation of the UNESCO Convention, development and circulation of collaborative international exhibitions). Students will gain a basic understanding of the structure of western museums; the history of the universal museum; relationships between cultural property and national identity;
and contemporary cultural policy issues.
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ANTHRO 136H Public Anthropology: Archaeology After-School Program 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
An opportunity to work with sixth-graders in exploring the worlds of archaeology, history, and computer-based technologies. Meets the method requirement for the anthropology major.

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ANTHRO 136I Public Anthropology: Archaeology and the Media 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
Focus on the use of digital media to create narrative about the practice and products of archaeology. Students build a critical awareness of the way digital media are used by archaeologists, journalists, film and TV producers, and others. Students will experience the introductory stage of the digital media authoring process.

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ANTHRO 136J Public Anthropology: Archaeology and the Media Method 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2006
Focus on the use of digital media to create narratives about the practice and products of archaeology. Students work in teams to produce short videos (digital narrative or digital stories) from their own research. Students share equally the responsibilities of research and writing, directing, camera, sound recording, and editing. This course satisfies the method requirement for the anthropology major.

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ANTHRO 136K Cultural Heritage in a Digital Age 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
An exploration of cultural heritage on a global and local scale through discussion, debate, in-class activities, and team-based research projects that draw attention to the impacts of digital technology. Themes include the creation and management of heritage sites; the ethics of archaeologists as stewards of heritage; listening to multiple voices of interest groups; destruction and looting; and the preservation, conservation, and public presentation of heritage.

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ANTHRO 137 Energy, Culture and Social Organization 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will consider the human dimensions of particular energy production and consumption patterns. It will examine the influence of culture and social organization on energy use, energy policy, and quality of life issues in both the domestic and international setting. Specific treatment will be given to mind-sets, ideas of progress, cultural variation in time perspectives and resource use, equity issues, and the role of power holders
in energy related questions.
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ANTHRO 138A History and Theory of Ethnographic Film 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The course will trace the development of ethnographic film from its beginnings at the turn of the century to the present. In addition to looking at seminal works in the field, more recent and innovative productions will be viewed and analyzed. Topics of interest include the role of visual media in ethnography, ethics in filmmaking, and the problematic relationship between seeing and believing. Requirements include film critiques, a film proposal
, and a final exam.
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ANTHRO 138B Field Production of Ethnographic Film 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course is devoted to training students in methods of ethnographic field film production. Based on the previous coursework in Anthro 138A, students will work toward the production of an ethnographic video from elected project proposals. In addition to weekly discussions of student projects, guest consultants and lecturers will lend their expertise on aspects of production as well as editing.

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ANTHRO 139 Controlling Processes 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
This course will discuss key theoretical concepts related to power and control and examine indirect mechanisms and processes by which direct control becomes hidden, voluntary, and unconscious in industrialized societies. Readings will cover language, law, politics, religion, medicine, sex, and gender.

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ANTHRO 140 The Anthropology of Food 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
This course examines the place of food in society and includes discussions of identity, taste, taboos, ritual, traditions, nationalism, health, alcohol use, civilizing society, globalism, and the global politics of food.

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ANTHRO 141 Comparative Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Theories of social structure, functional interrelationships of social institutions. Primary emphasis on non-Western societies.

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ANTHRO 142 Kinship and Family 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009
Comparative study of the family and kinship systems in non-state and state societies.

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ANTHRO 145 Urban Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2003 10 Week Session, Fall 2002
A consideration of anthropological concepts and methods for the urbanization process in towns and cities.

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ANTHRO 147A Anthropology of Gender 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2000, Fall 1999, Summer 1997 10 Week Session
The course explores major developments within feminist theory in the 20th century within an international context, with special attention to issues of class, culture, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

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ANTHRO 147C Queer Ethnographies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2004, Spring 2004
This seminar engages in a broad reading of classic and contemporary ethnographies of non-mainstream genders and sexualities. Our emphasis will be on understanding anthropology's contribution to and relationship with gay and lesbian studies and queer theory. Over the course of the semester, we will be reading and talking about what constitutes a queer ethnography and the history and future of an anthropology of sexuality.

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ANTHRO C147B Sexuality, Culture, and Colonialism 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
An introduction to social theory and ethnographic methodology in the cross-cultural study of sexuality, particularly sexual orientation and gender identity. The course will stress the relationships between culture, international and local political economy, and the representation and experience of what we will provisionally call homosexual and transgendered desires or identities.

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ANTHRO 148 Anthropology of the Environment 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2013, Spring 2004
Surveys anthropological perspectives on the environment and examines differing cultural constructions of nature. Coverage includes theory, method, and case materials extending from third world agrarian contexts to urban North America. Topics may include cultural ecology, political ecology, cultural politics of nature, and environmental imaginaries.

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ANTHRO 149 Psychological Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
In the contemporary world, different systems of knowledge, philosophies, and techniques of the self, understandings of normality and pathology, illness and healing, are increasingly engaged in a dialogue with each other in the lives, on the bodies, and in the imagination of people. The terms of this dialogue are often unequal and painful, yet they are also productive of new subjectivities and new voices. It is the task of a renewed psychological
anthropology to study and reflect on these processes. Topics to be covered in this class include new forms of the subject and ethics at the intersection of psychical/psychiatric, political, and religious processes and discources; ethno-psychiatry, psychoanalysis, the psychology of colonization and racism; anthropological approaches to possession and altered states, emotion, culture, and the imagination, madness and mental illness. The specific stress will be on the stakes of anthropology of the psyche today, for an understanding of power and subjugation, delusion and the imagination, violence, and the possibility of new forms of life.
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ANTHRO 150 Utopia: Art and Power in Modern Times 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
Modern times have been dominated by utopian visions of how to achieve a happy future society. Artists in competing social systems played a central role in the development of these visions. But artistic experiments were filled with paradoxes, contributing to the creation not only of the most liberating and progressive ideals and values but also to the most oppressive regimes and ideologies. The course questions: what is art, what can it achieve
and destroy, what is beauty, artistic freedom, and the relationship between esthetics, ethics, and power?
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ANTHRO 151 Disability and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2005, Fall 2002, Spring 2001
Disability is a cultural construct. This does not mean that physical and mental impairments are not real, but that our conceptions of the body and its possibilities and impossibilities are constantly mediated through social norms and mores. The built environments and social institutions we navigate are based around these concepts of the “normal.” Using ethnographic examples drawn from various countries around the world, and various disability
categories, we examine the contingency of the categories of disability and normality from social, legal, and personal perspectives.
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ANTHRO 152 Art and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Summer 2008 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2003
Graphic and plastic arts and their relations to culture in non-literate societies; illustrative material from the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

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ANTHRO 155 Modernity 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
This upper division course presents episodes in the understanding of anthropos (man, humanity, civilization, etc.) in its modern figuration. The course will juxtapose the conceptual repertoire of key thinkers about modernity, and will examine episodes in the history of the arts and/or sciences.

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ANTHRO 156 Anthropology of the Contemporary 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
This course is an introduction to the conceptual field of "the contemporary," a stylization of both old and new elements that stands in contrast to "modernity", and "post modernity", and which opens up inquiries into the actual state of things, particulary for anthropology. Anthropology 155, while not required, is highly recommended as a prerequisite.

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ANTHRO 156A Politics and Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
Anthropological concepts relevant to the comparative analysis of political ethnography and socio-political change. Particular attention will be given to the interrelations of culture and politics.

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ANTHRO 156B Culture and Power 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2007, Fall 2002
The course examines how representations are situated within fields of power and, in turn, how political considerations are translated into cultural forms. Topics include: philosophy and history of social science, power/knowledge, the social, difference and power, social science and ethics.

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ANTHRO 157 Anthropology of Law 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Comparative survey of the ethnography of law; methods and concepts relevant to the comparative analysis of the forms and functions of law.

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ANTHRO 158 Religion and Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2014
A consideration of the interplay between religious beliefs and institutions and other aspects of culture.

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ANTHRO 160AC Forms of Folklore 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
A world-wide survey of the major and minor forms of folklore with special emphasis upon proverbs, riddles, superstitions, games, songs, and narratives.

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ANTHRO 161 Narrative Folklore 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2004, Spring 2002, Spring 1998
The study of folktales, myths, legends, and other forms of verbal art; methods and theories of folklore.

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ANTHRO 162 Topics in Folklore 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Special topics in folklore or ethno-musicology.

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ANTHRO N162 Introduction to Arabic Folklore 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is concerned with the principal genres of Arabic folklore and the oral tradition in Arab culture. The reading material is in English and will be supplemented by slide presentations, a museum exhibit, and films.

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ANTHRO 166 Language, Culture, and Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course examines the complex relationships between language, culture, and society. The materials in the course draw on the fields of linguistic anthropology, linguistics, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, discourse analysis, and literary criticism to explore theories about how language is shaped by, and in turn shapes, our understandings about the world, social relations
, identities, power, aesthetics, etc.
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ANTHRO 169A Data Analysis and Computational Methods 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010
This course capitalizes on a successful approach of using definitional formulas to emphasize concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization in both qualitative and quantitative anthropology. This conceptual approach constantly reminds the students of the logic behind what they are learning. Procedures are taught verbally, numerically, and visually, to reach students with different learning styles.

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ANTHRO 169B Research Theory and Methods in Socio-Cultural Anthropology 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Introduction to research problems and research design techniques. Will involve local field research on the collection, analysis, and presentation of data. This course requires 15 hours of work per week including class time, outside work and preparation. One section meeting per week will be required.

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ANTHRO 169C Research Theory and Methods in Linguistic Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2012
This course provides an introduction to selected theories and methods in Linguistic Anthropology, with a focus on topics of relevance to ethnographic fieldwork. Readings and lectures are organized into three modules: Linguistic categories and their consequences for thought, the effects of social context on meaning, and the empirical basis of research on language.

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ANTHRO 170 China 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Chinese culture and society with an emphasis on the village level.

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ANTHRO 171 Japan 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2013
Ethnological treatment of historic and modern Japanese culture, covering history, art and religion; family, kinship and community organization; political, economic and occupational patterns; cultural psychology and social problems in modern Japan. The approach utilizes both sociological and psycho-cultural forms of analysis.

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ANTHRO 172AC Special Topics in American Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2014 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2009 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2008
Various topics which meet the American cultures requirement, taught by members of the Social/Cultural faculty. See the Schedule of Classes for each semester, and the department's Internal Catalog for course title, description, instructor name, and specific format.

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ANTHRO 174AC California Historical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Combining historical archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnography, this course will take account of ethnic groups and their interaction in early colonial California; Native Americans; mission, presidio, pueblo, and rancho communities of Spanish/Mexican California; Russian frontier society at Fort Ross; and American expansion into California, especially the Gold Rush. The course will also examine how the
colonial past affects ethnic relations and cultural identity among contemporary California Indians.
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ANTHRO 178 Oceania 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Ethnography of Oceania: Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, New Guinea, and Australia.

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ANTHRO 179 Ethnography of the Maya 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
An introduction to the anthropological study of Maya people in Southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The course focuses on certain parts of the Maya region, emphasizing selected themes and problems. We will explore regional history through the development of Maya studies and the historical transformations of Maya societies. These themes will be traced through studies of the Classic Maya, the Spanish conquest and colonization, indigenous
resistance and rebellion, and recent pan-Maya activism.
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ANTHRO 180 European Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Representative groups in historical and modern perspective. Rural-urban relationships and the dynamics of change.

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ANTHRO 181 Themes in the Anthropology of the Middle East and Islam 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Cultures of the contemporary Near East, with special emphasis upon Arab populations.

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ANTHRO 183 Topics in the Anthropological Study of Africa 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
The course will focus on African societies and cultures, as well as on issues relating to the history of Africanist anthropology. Images and constructs of Africa or Africans will thus be contextualized in relation to prevailing anthropological theories at different times, and in different regions of the continent.

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ANTHRO 184 South Asia 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2008
Cultural traditions, social organization, and social change, with an emphasis on India and Pakistan.

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ANTHRO 189 Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session
Various topics covering current research theory, method; issues of social and cultural concern; culture change, conflict, and adaptation. May combine more than one subdiscipline of Anthropology.

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ANTHRO 189A Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology/Area 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Special topics in cultural anthropology which meet the area requirement for the major.

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ANTHRO H195A Senior Honors 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Systematic readings in history and modern theory, collection and analysis of research materials, and the preparation of an honors thesis. Group or individual tutorials.

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ANTHRO H195B Senior Honors 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Systematic readings in history and modern theory, collection and analysis of research materials, and the preparation of an honors thesis. Group or individual tutorials.

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ANTHRO 196 Undergraduate Seminar 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Seminar for the advanced study of the subject matter of a previously given upper division course, emphasizing reading and discussion.

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ANTHRO 197 Fieldwork 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Individual field experience sponsored by a faculty member; written reports required.

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ANTHRO 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Undergraduate research by small groups.

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ANTHRO 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Supervised independent study and research.

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ANTHRO 202 Primate Behavior 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 1998

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ANTHRO 204 Primate Evolution 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

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ANTHRO 209 Human Adaptation 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007

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ANTHRO 210 Special Topics in Physical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2012

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ANTHRO 217 Discourse and of the Body 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
This course juxtaposes discourse analysis and approaches to health and biomedicine, querying how ideologies of language and communication provide implicit foundations for work on health, disease, medicine, and the body and how biopolitical discourses and practices inform constructions of discourse.

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ANTHRO 219 Topics in Medical Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2012
Comparative study of mental illness and socially generated disease: psychiatric treatment, practitioners, and institutions.

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ANTHRO 221 Pre-Columbian Central America 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2010

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ANTHRO 226 Archaeology of the Pacific 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Spring 2003, Spring 2000
Subject matter will vary; current issues and debates in the archaeology of the Pacific, e.g., trade, exchange, colonization, maritime adaptations, etc.

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ANTHRO 227 Historical Archaeology Research 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Historical archaeology seminar. Subject matter will vary from year to year.

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ANTHRO 228 Method 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
Various topics and issues in the methods of archaeological analysis and interpretation: style, ceramics, architectural analysis, lithic analysis, archaeozoology, etc.

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ANTHRO 229A Archaeological Research Strategies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Required for all first and second year graduate students in archaeology. Three hours of seminar discussion of major issues in the history and theory of archaeological research and practice (229A), and of the research strategies and design for various kinds of archaeological problems (229B). To be offered alternate semesters.

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ANTHRO 229B Archaeological Research Strategies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Required for all first and second year graduate students in archaeology. Three hours of seminar discussion of major issues in the history and theory of archaeological research and practice (229A), and of the research strategies and design for various kinds of archaeological problems (229B). To be offered alternate semesters.

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ANTHRO 229C Writing the Field in Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
This seminar is intended to guide students in the definition of a field within archaeology, from initial conceptualization to writing of a field statement, dissertation chapter, or review article.

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ANTHRO 230 Special Topics in Archaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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ANTHRO 231 Advanced Topics in Bioarchaeology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2009
This advanced seminar course explores how we reconstruct past lifeways from archaeological skeletal remains. It deals with the skeletal biology of past populations, covering both the theoretical approaches and methods used in the analysis of skeletal and dental remains.

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ANTHRO 232 Advanced Topics in Bone Biology: Biocultural and Evolutionary Perspectives 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2011
This advanced seminar course will discuss influences on bone health and maintence from a unique biocultural and evolutionary perspective.

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ANTHRO 235 Special Topics in Museum Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Contemporary issues in museum studies from an anthropological perspective.

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ANTHRO 240A Fundamentals of Anthropological Theory 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Anthropological theory and practice--following the rest of the world--have been undergoing important restructuring in the past decade. The course is organized to reflect this fact. We will begin by looking at recent debates about the nature and purpose of anthropology. This will provide a starting point for reading a series of classic ethnographies in new ways as well as examining some dimensions of the current research agenda in cultural anthropology.

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ANTHRO 240B Fundamentals of Anthropological Theory 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Anthropological theory and practice--following the rest of the world--have been undergoing important restructuring in the past decade. The course is organized to reflect this fact. We will begin by looking at recent debates about the nature and purpose of anthropology. This will provide a starting point for reading a series of classic ethnographies in new ways as well as examining some dimensions of the current research agenda in cultural
anthropology.
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ANTHRO 250A Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Psychological Anthropology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Fall 2006

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ANTHRO 250E Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Anthropology of Politics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2012

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ANTHRO 250F Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Religion 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2003

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ANTHRO 250G Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Anthropology of Ethics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 1999, Fall 1996

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ANTHRO 250J Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Ethnographic Field Methods 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015

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ANTHRO 250N Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Classic Ethnography 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013

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ANTHRO 250R Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Dissertation Writing 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

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ANTHRO 250V Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Tourism 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015

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ANTHRO 250X Seminars in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Special Topics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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ANTHRO C254 Topics in Science and Technology Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
This course provides a strong foundation for graduate work in STS, a multidisciplinary field with a signature capacity to rethink the relationship among science, technology, and political and social life. From climate change to population genomics, access to medicines and the impact of new media, the problems of our time are simultaneously scientific and social, technological and political, ethical and economic.

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ANTHRO C261 Theories of Narrative 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Summer 2006 10 Week Session, Spring 2006
This course examines a broad range of theories that elucidate the formal, structural, and contextual properties of narratives in relation to gestures, the body, and emotion; imagination and fantasy; memory and the senses; space and time. It focuses on narratives at work, on the move, in action as they emerge from the matrix of the everyday preeminently, storytelling in conversation--as key to folk genres--the folktale, the
legend, the epic, the myth.
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ANTHRO C262A Theories of Traditionality and Modernity 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This seminar explores the emergence of notions of tradition and modernity and their reproduction in Eurocentric epistemologies and political formations. It uses work by such authors as Anderson, Butler, Chakrabarty, Clifford, Derrida, Foucault, Latour, Mignolo, Pateman, and Poovey to critically reread foundational works published between the 17th century and the present--along with philosophical texts with which they are in dialogue--in terms of
how they are imbricated within and help produce traditionalities and modernities.
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ANTHRO C262B Theories of Traditionality and Modernity 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This seminar explores the emergence of notions of tradition and modernity and their reproduction in Eurocentric epistemologies and political formations. It uses work by such authors as Anderson, Butler, Chakrabarty, Clifford, Derrida, Foucault, Latour, Mignolo, Pateman, and Poovey to critically reread foundational works published between the 17th century and the present--along with philosophical texts with which they are in dialogue--in terms
of how they are imbricated within and help produce traditionalities and modernities.
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ANTHRO 270A Seminars in Linguistic Anthropology: Semantics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010

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ANTHRO 270B Seminars in Linguistic Anthropology: Fundamentals of Language in Context 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Spring 2011
Intensive introduction to the study of language as a cultural system and speech as socially embedded communicative practice. This is the core course for students wishing to take further coursework in linguistic anthropology.

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ANTHRO C273 Science and Technology Studies Research Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
This course will cover methods and approaches for students considering professionalizing in the field of STS, including a chance for students to workshop written work.

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ANTHRO 280B Seminars in Area Studies: Africa 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2008
Courses will vary from year to year. See Departmental Internal Catalogue for detailed descriptions of course offerings for each semester.

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ANTHRO 280C Seminars in Area Studies: South Asia 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
Courses will vary from year to year. See Departmental Internal Catalogue for detailed descriptions of course offerings for each semester.

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ANTHRO 280D Seminars in Area Studies: China 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
Courses will vary from year to year. See Departmental Internal Catalogue for detailed descriptions of course offerings for each semester.

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ANTHRO 280X Seminars in Area Studies: Special Topics in Area Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Fall 1999, Spring 1998
Courses will vary from year to year. See Departmental Internal Catalogue for detailed descriptions of course offerings for each semester.

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ANTHRO 290 Survey of Anthropological Research 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Required each term of all registered graduate students prior to their advancement to Ph.D. candidacy.

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ANTHRO 296A Supervised Research 2 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Practice in original field research under staff supervision. One unit of credit for every four hours of work in the field.

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ANTHRO 296B Supervised Research 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Analysis and write-up of field materials.

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ANTHRO N296A Supervised Research 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2002 10 Week Session, Summer 2001 10 Week Session, Summer 1999 10 Week Session
Practice in original field research under staff supervision. One unit of credit for every four hours of work in the field.

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ANTHRO 298 Directed Reading 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual conferences intended to provide directed reading in subject matter not covered by available seminar offerings.

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ANTHRO 299 Directed Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual conferences to provide supervision in the preparation of an original research paper or dissertation.

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ANTHRO 301 Professional Training: Teaching 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group consultation with instructor. Supervised training with instructor on teaching undergraduates.

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ANTHRO 375 Graduate Pedagogy Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Training in both the logistics and the pedagogical issues of undergraduate teaching.

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ANTHRO 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
In preparation for Ph.D. examinations. Individual study in consultation with adviser. Intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. May not be used for unit or residence requirements for the degree.

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