Excavations in these areas have found the ruins of cities geared variously towards trade, politics, or religion.
Culture and Environment 3 Elective courses: GHE electives consist of approved courses listed under the Global Health heading and courses listed under the Environment heading. Students may take no fewer than 3 units from either list, with the remaining 6 units to come from the other list. Additional Information Students should register under the L48 department code for any courses that will count toward the minor.
A maximum of 3 units of course work taken in University College U69 may be counted toward the minor. Online courses through University College do not count toward the minor. A maximum of 6 units of non-traditional day courses, including University College, study abroad, honors, and directed research courses, may be counted toward the advanced electives in the minor.
For details, please see below. Many anthropology courses include research components and final projects. Minors also can take part in research at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level in any subdiscipline and gain credit through approved directed research with faculty who have ongoing research projects.
Research opportunities in anthropology labs include projects in archaeology, paleoethnobotany, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, genetic studies, GIS, human osteology, human ecology and primate studies. Students may earn a maximum of 3 units of credit from directed research under a specific faculty member.
The department recognizes and accepts courses from a number of semester or year abroad programs. Specific information on study abroad policies is available on the anthropology department website or by consultation with the study abroad coordinator.
Students may petition to count up to 6 units of study abroad elective credit toward the general anthropology minor or up to 3 units of study abroad credit elective credit toward the GHE track of the minor.
Students should contact the anthropology study abroad coordinator to discuss the requirements for study abroad credit and to gain approval for the transfer of credit. Students who wish to transfer credits from other institutions, including those abroad, must have approval from the director of undergraduate studies.
Anthropology minors can gain pre-professional experience by taking part in supervised internships in businesses, cultural institutions and community agencies.
Students must have department approval for an internship and must work with an anthropology faculty sponsor during the fall or spring semesters. Visit online course listings to view semester offerings for L48 Anthro.
Causes and Consequences of Global Climate Change examines 1 the physical basis for climate change; 2 how climates are changing and how we know and assess that climates are changing; and 3 the effects of climate change on natural and human systems. The course is team-taught and will involve participation by scholars across the university with expertise in specific subjects.
This is a broad, introductory course for first year students and presumes no special subject matter knowledge on the part of the student. The Ritual Landscape of Cahokia: The focus of this course is two-fold.
The first is to study the way in which the archaeological evidence has been interpreted. The second is to examine other perspectives on Cahokia, especially from the Native American descendants who consecrated this landscape nearly a millennium ago.
An underlying tenet of this seminar in understanding Cahokia can also be achieved through the traditions and literature of Native Americans. In the end we want to understand the basis for Cahokia's organization as a prehistoric Native American community, and the role that ritual and religion played in the rather dramatic and dynamic history of this community and the surrounding region.
Past Tense, Future Imperfect: In the present, an age of information and rapid change, public intellectuals offer broad and detailed visions of what took place in the past, what is happening now, and what the trends suggest for the future.
This course looks at the efforts of two prominent public intellectuals, economist Lester Brown and geographer Jared Diamond. In this course we look at Brown's work in its latest incarnation, Plan B 4.
We discuss this in light of current events. The professor includes a personal perspective as an archaeologist working with the ancient Maya civilization. The Maya are famous for the ninth-century AD collapse of their Classic civilization.DSOC final exam. STUDY. PLAY. Schools help perpetuate social and economic inequalities (i.e.
through the hidden curriculum); authority relations in school parallel those dominating the workplace; school reproduces social class stratification tracking reinforces previously existing inequalities for average or poor students, but has.
Robert Putnam’s new book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” (Simon & Schuster), is an attempt to set the statistics aside and, instead, tell a story. Later, I will argue that medical anthropological perspectives on organ transplantation can help us to better understand (and address) the human suffering, inequalities, and other social justice concerns that the practice reveals, and potentially ameliorates or exacerbates.
AAS Ancient China. Undergraduate 3 credits. DEC: J SBC: SBS+. Explores the development of social, economic, political, and cultural systems in ancient China, from the . The United States Census Bureau has been using Gini’s measurement to calculate income inequality in America since tradition of dissent to criticize prevailing economic, social, and.
Remaining attentive to the ways black people have claimed social and sexual agency in spite of systemic modes of inequality, we will engage with critical race theory, black feminist thought, queer-of-color critique, literature, art, film, “new media” and erotica, as well .