Course Descriptions

Course Catalog for ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 101
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology as a field asks what it means to be human: how do we know what is universal to human existence? What is natural and what is cultural? How can the strange become familiar and the familiar strange? This course introduces the theory and method of cultural anthropology as applied to case studies from different geographic and ethnographic areas. Topics to be considered include family and kinship, inequality and hierarchy, race and ethnicity, ritual and symbol systems, gender and sexuality, reciprocity and exchange, globalization and social change.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 207
Anthropological Perspectives of Women and Gender
Using texts and films, this course will explore the nature of women’s lives in both the contemporary United States and a number of radically different societies around the world, including, for example, the !Kung San people of the Kalahari and the Mundurucù of Amazonian Brazil. As they examine the place of women in these societies, students will also be introduced to theoretical perspectives that help explain both variations in women’s status from society to society and "universal" aspects of their status.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 213
The Meanings of Money
What is money? What does money do? Why do so many people try so hard to get it? This course will look comparatively at the roles and meanings of money in different societies. We will consider whether money causes social decay or fosters social integration. We will examine money not only as a medium of exchange, but also as a means of power, resistance and expression. We will learn about lottery winners, counterfeiters, and gamblers and investigate pawnshops and co-ops. Readings will include ethnography, theory, and news articles.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 214
Modern Material Culture
This course examines the reflexive relationship between things, i.e. material culture, and human thought and behavior. Social relations and questions of identity are analyzed via people’s relationship to commodities. Beginning in the 18th century and continuing to the present, various forms of material culture, from gravestones to cars and clothes, are studied with a critical eye towards understanding ways in which they influence social life. We will focus on the rise of consumer culture and the increasing development of people’s dependence on commodities to substitute for human relations. The course draws from anthropological, including archaeological, theory and method in its examination of the ways in which human experience is made sense of, mediated, and subverted by material culture.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 215
Medical Anthropology
This course covers major topics in medical anthropology, including biocultural analyses of health and disease, the social patterning of disease, cultural critiques of biomedicine, and non-Western systems of healing. We will explore the major theoretical schools in medical anthropology, and see how they have been applied to specific pathologies, life processes, and social responses. Finally we will explore and critique how medical anthropology has been applied to health care in the United States and internationally. The course will sensitize students to cultural issues in sickness and health care, and provide some critical analytic concepts and tools.
Prerequisite: C- or better in Anthropology 101 (formerly 201) or other Anthropology course or permission of instructor.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 219
Anthropology of the Body
This course views the body as a site on which social and cultural processes are imprinted. We will examine homeless, diseased, addicted, hungry, and drugged bodies to show how the body is a center of power relations emerging from a particular political economy. We will also investigate the processes through which some kinds of bodies are constructed as abnormal and are subject to attack, ridicule, or freak-show display. Finally, we will explore the ways in which bodies are used in the accumulation of wealth and power, and what happens to bodies when they are commoditized for the market, are dissected, bought, sold, and rented. Students will have considerable freedom to design and undertake their own research projects.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 225
Indigenous Peoples of Far North
As a region, the Far North holds many lessons about the processes and consequences of globalization. Traditionally marginalized, arctic and sub-arctic peoples of the circumpolar world are now in the vanguard of major global changes, including unprecedented climactic, demographic, ecological, economic, political, and socio-cultural shifts. This course examines key themes in the historical development and contemporary status of indigenous peoples of northern North America, Europe, and Asia, from a transnational perspective. Key themes include: subsistence adaptations, local and regional economies, colonization, military and industrial development, environmental and social change, and contemporary sovereignty and social justice movements.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 226
Culture and the Mind: Psychological Anthropology
How much of culture is in our heads? To what extent does culture affect how we think and act? How do we get beyond the old nature (biology) versus nurture (culture) debate to understand the dynamic interplay of biological and cultural forces in human psychology and development, including perception, cognition, emotion, personality, identity, and behavior? This course addresses these and other key questions through the concepts, methods, and theories of cognitive and psychological anthropology and related disciplines. This is your brain on culture!
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 227
Introduction to Political Ecology
This course covers social science approaches to issues concerning ecology, the environment, and nature. It looks at how social identities and cultural meaning are symbolically tied to the physical environment. Ecology and the environment are affected by larger political, social, and economic forces, so we will also broaden the analysis to include wider spatial and temporal scales. The course will also examine how sociology and geography relate to political ecology. Regional foci will include South and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 228
Anthropology from the Margins of South Asia
This course will examine how the northwestern and northern mountainous regions of South Asia have been constructed in the Western popular imagination, both in literary texts and in academic debates. Starting with the era of the Great Game in the late 19th century and ending with the current "war on terror," the course will explore the transformation and continuation of past social and political conditions, and their representations within the region. This will help illuminate some of the enduring themes in anthropological debates, such as culture contact; empires, territories, and resources; and human agency.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 230
Visual Anthropology
This course will explore and evaluate various visual genres, including photography, ethnographic film, and museum presentation, as modes of anthropological analysis—as media of communication facilitating cross-cultural understanding. Among the topics to be explored are the ethics of observation, the politics of artifact collection and display, the dilemma of representing non-Western “others” through Western media, and the challenge of interpreting indigenously produced visual depictions of “self” and “other.”
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 232
Native North American Cultures
Original ecologists, vanishing races, cowboy victims, marginalized reservation-dwellers, radical separatists, casino proprietors? These are just some of the dominant stereotypes and conflicting images of Native Americans today. In this course we critically examine these images and introduce the study of Native North Americans from an anthropological perspective. The origins, development, and contemporary variations of Native American groups in the United States and Canada are explored. The course emphasizes key themes in the study of Native Americans today, including culture change, demography, economic development, ethnic identity, sovereignty and self-government, land and resource rights, environmental justice and health, and representations of “Natives” and “Indians” in popular culture.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 237
Indigenous Social Movements in Latin America
This course examines the meaning of “being indigenous” in Latin America. What complex questions of power are indigenous movements addressing and challenging, and where are these movements happening? While indigenous social movements have independently gained strength in diverse settings, they share common elements of history, politics, and culture. Most prominent among these are a legacy of colonialism and the nature of coloniality, and a daily negotiation of identities within the context of multicultural and intercultural societies. In recent years, indigenous peoples in Latin America have assumed a greater role in the politics of their respective nation-states, leading to their unprecedented condition as active, decision making protagonists in their unfolding histories.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 238
Economic Anthropology
We often assume that culture and the economy are separate, but all economic transactions contain cultural dimensions, and all cultural institutions exhibit economic features. This course provides an introduction to key debates and contemporary issues in economic anthropology. We will consider differences in the organization of production, distribution, and consumption in both subsistence and market economies and examine ways in which anthropologists have theorized these differences. Topics for discussion will include cultural conceptions of property and ownership, social transitions to market economies, the meanings of shopping, and the commodification of bodies and body parts such as organs and blood. Course materials will draw from ethnographic studies, newspaper articles, and documentary films.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 240
Public Anthropology
Public anthropology engages students in the public policy arena by investigating the cultural foundations of controversial issues. We will read ethnographic accounts and theoretical commentaries on debates that occupy mass media attention, such as intelligent design, reproductive rights, genetic research, human rights, indigenous peoples land claims, and public resource management. Students will look at how anthropologists speak and write about these subjects and will also consider how we might be more effective in communicating our ideas to a public audience.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 241
Women in the Caribbean
This course explores the diverse lives of women of the Caribbean. We will begin with feminist theories of women and power and trace how those understandings have emerged and changed over time. We will use ethnographies to examine women’s lives in both historical and contemporary Caribbean settings, and explore major theoretical approaches in feminist and Caribbean anthropology. We will analyze how women’s experiences have been shaped by multiple forces, including slavery and emancipation, fertility and constructs of motherhood, gender and violence, race and identity, tourism and sex work, illness and poverty, globalization and labor.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 242
Anthropology of Latin America
This course examines the history, politics, and peoples of Latin America from the perspective of anthropology. The focus will be on how a complex, multicultural and heterogeneous region comprised of distinct nation-states—which nevertheless share a common cultural past and present, indelibly marked by both indigeneity and colonialism—have come to assume an increasingly unified identity on the world stage. Topics included for discussion and ethnographic analysis include the legacy of an historic coloniality; race, ethnicity, afro and indigenous peoples, and mestizaje; gender and sexuality; religion, ritual, and spectacle; the state, state violence and state terror, including the “war on drugs”; social movements, social protest, and armed resistance; human rights; and the uncertain transition to democracy and globalized market economies.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 244
Borderlands of East & South East Asia
As multinational logging and tourism encroach upon land, and as governments attempt to control borders and restrict cultural practices, borderland peoples of East and Southeast Asia are struggling for their livelihoods and self-determination. This course examines these economic, political and cultural struggles comparatively, over time and across regions. We will investigate government policies of assimilation and modernization, and local responses and resistance. We will discuss such topics as environmental degradation, ethno-tourism, prostitution, HIV infection, and drug smuggling. Readings will include ethnography and memoir, and will be complemented by film and slides.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 245
Anthropology and Global Health
This course examines the growing collaborative and critical roles of anthropology applied to international health. Anthropologists elicit disease taxonomies, describe help-seeking strategies, critique donor models, and design behavioral interventions. They ask about borders and the differences among conceptions of health and disease as global, international, or domestic topics. These issues will be explored through case studies of specific diseases, practices, therapies, agencies, and policies.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 247
China through Film
Film provides a vital medium for understanding changes in Chinese society and culture. Film illustrates shifts in political and economic systems, and reveals changes in the possibilities of individual and collective expression. In China, film has been used both as a tool of the state and as an implement of cultural critique. This course surveys five decades of Chinese film, focusing primarily on mainland films, but also looking at films from Hong Kong and Taiwan. No knowledge of Chinese language is necessary for the course.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 250
Mobility and Sustainability
What is the relationship between mobility, community and sustainability? We will look at mobility in different cultures, ranging from hunter gathers to nomadic herders to suburban commuters. What are the characteristics of social life in cultures where people primarily walk, canoe or sail, rely on animal power, or travel in motorized vehicles? We will investigate how technological innovation, whether in the form of trains, buses, bicycles, cars or airplanes, can change people’s perceptions of both the surrounding landscape and themselves. We will also examine the kinds of infrastructure and resources needed for certain technologies of mobility, such as cars. Can we imagine motorized transport that is both environmentally and socially sustainable? Course materials will include books, articles and films. Students will conduct a mini research project related to the course.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 253
Urban Anthropology
This course will trace the social scientific (especially ethnographic and cultural) study of the modern city from its roots in the Industrial Revolution through the current urban transformations brought about by advanced capitalism and globalization. Why are cities organized as they are? How does their organization shape, and get shaped by, everyday practices of city inhabitants? This course will explore the roles of institutional actors (such as governments and corporations) in urban organization, and the effects of economic change, immigration, and public policy on the social organization and built environment of cities. It will examine social consequences of cities, including economic inequality, racial stratification, community formation, poverty, and urban social movements. Though it will focus on American urbanism, this course will also be international and ethnographic.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 254
The Meaning of Work
This course takes a cross-cultural look at the ways in which people define work in daily life. Drawing upon diverse sources, including ethnography, fiction, biography and investigative journalism, it will examine the ways in which people labor to make a living and to sustain their households. Students will consider such key questions as: What makes work meaningful? How are occupational communities formed? How is work gendered? How have global forces reshaped the nature of work? How do people experience the lack of work? Examples will be drawn from different work environments, including mining, fishing, agriculture, industry, service work, domestic work and intellectual work.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 256
Anthropology of Reproduction
This course is a study of the biological and social contexts of human reproduction throughout time and across cultures. It examines how sex, pregnancy, and childbirth are interconnected with power, class, evolution, gender, and religion. The anthropology of reproduction builds upon the insights of cultural, medical and biological anthropology and emphasizes the ways in which social and cultural experiences can shape biological experiences of reproduction. Weekly seminar discussions will explore cross-cultural perspectives on childbearing, infertility, abortion, global maternal health, and new reproductive technologies. Students will also discuss the roles of men and fathers in reproduction and question why reproduction has been mainly been addressed as a concern of women.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 257
The Social Context of Health and Disease in Latin America
This course examines the history and current status of health and disease in Latin America from a perspective that is social, rather than biological or medical. We start by affirming that the primary causes of ill health are structural—related to economic, political, and cultural determinants, resulting in health disparities and inequalities— and then show how this concept of “social medicine” is developed within the Latin American context. In studying a regional history marked by an ongoing legacy of colonialism, in addition to influential movements for social justice and human rights, we analyze national health systems and reforms ranging from market based to socialist. We also discuss the dichotomy between biomedicine and traditional medicine in the region, focusing on a model of “intercultural health.”
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 258
Environmental and Cultural Sustainability in Asia
This course examines the relationship between rapid economic growth and the people's perceptions of enviornmental and cultural change in China and neighboring countries. In the context of an increase in production and consumption and subsequent increased demand for natural resources, the rise of the middle-clas automobility, the massive demolition and reconsturction of urban space, along with unprecedented rural-to -urban migration and urban-to-rural tourism how do people conceptualize "sustainability" - whether of the environment, of cultural practices, or of ideals such as the "public"? What practices are unsustainable and how might a "just" sustainability be achieved? This course will take on these quaestions through ethnographic readings, documentary films, active class discussion, and field experience.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 270
Peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa
This course explores anthropological contributions to the study of sub-Saharan African societies both past and present. It will examine issues of culture, development, and social change through ethnographic readings. There will also be emphasis on analyzing ways in which African societies and peoples have been represented in print and film media. (Also offered under anthropology.)
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 281
Anthropology of Religion
Introduction to the foundations of religion through an examination of religious phenomena prevalent in traditional cultures. Some of the topics covered in this course include a critical examination of the idea of primitivity, the concepts of space and time, myths, symbols, ideas related to God, man, death, and rituals such as rites of passage, magic, sorcery, witchcraft, and divination. (May be counted toward anthropology and international studies/comparative development.)
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 282
Women and Social Change in China
Social, political and economic changes in China have radically altered women’s lives. Women have not been passive amidst these changes, but have actively negotiated and manipulated family systems, state policies and market forces. Through oral history, ethnography, memoir and film, this course investigates women’s experiences from the late 19th century to the present. Our investigation will consider women’s lives within specific historical contexts and examine differences among women based on socioeconomic status, region and ethnicity. Where possible, we will also make comparisons with women’s experiences in the United States. (May be counted toward Women, Gender, and Sexuality.)
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 284
The Anthropology of Violence
This course approaches the study of violence through texts, case studies, and films. Does aggression come from biology, culture or both? How is violence defined cross culturally? What constitutes legitimate violence? How has violence been used throughout history to establish, maintain and subvert power? We will examine forms of violence including state violence, war, interpersonal and domestic violence. We will also explore the consequences of violence on health, community and culture.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 291
Observing the World: Culture, Power, Technology
What does it mean to observe? What is the relationship between seeing and knowing? Participant observation has long been the defining methodology of anthropology, yet anthropologists have not fully explored the issues of observation itself. This class will investigate three main issues in observation: the influence of culture and experience on perception, the relationship between observation and power, and the impact of visual technologies on the ways in which we see and interpret the world. Reading materials will be accompanied by visual materials and computer exercises.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 300
Junior Seminar
A seminar designed for anthropology majors in their junior year. The course is designed to build knowledge of the discipline, including contemporary debates, the publication process, and the work of anthropologists beyond the academy (e.g. in business, public health, government and non-governmental organizations, etc.). Students write a research proposal for a potential senior thesis and interview a working anthropologist.
Prerequisite: Anthropology major or permission of instructor.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 301
Ethnographic Methods and Writing
This course will acquaint students with a range of research methods commonly used by anthropologists, and with the types of questions and designs that justify their use. It will describe a subset of methods (individual and group interviewing, and observation) in more detail, and give students practice in their use, analysis, and presentation. Through accompanying readings, the course will expose students to the controversies surrounding the practice of ethnography and the presentation of ethnographic authority. Students will conduct group field research projects during the course, and will develop and write up research proposals for projects they themselves could carry out in a summer or semester. It is recommended that students have already taken an anthropology course.
Prerequisite: Anthropology major or permission of instructor.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 302
History of Anthropological Thought
This course explores the anthropological tradition as it has changed from the late 19th century until the present. Students will read works of the major figures in the development of the discipline, such as Bronislaw Malinowski, Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Claude Levi-Strauss. They will learn not only what these anthropologists had to say about reality, but why they said it when they did. In this sense, the course turns an anthropological eye on anthropology itself.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 303
Urban China
What does it mean to live in one of the fastest growing cities in the fastest growing economy in the world? This course focuses on understanding the complex and ongoing transformations of Chinese cities, examining such topics as contestations over the urban environment and “public” space, the rise of China’s new middle class, new consumption patterns, rural to urban migration, and spaces of youth culture. Course materials will include ethnographies, journal and newspaper articles as well as documentary and feature film clips
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 305
Identities in Britain and Ireland
Using ethnographies, nonfiction, novels and films, this course introduces students to the complex negotiations that go into being "British" or "Irish" in the world today. We will apply anthropological theories of identity as a social process to textual and visual material, challenging conventional notions of ethnicity as primordial or fixed. Discussions will address issues of postcolonialism, borders and boundaries, gender and race, and relations between persons and landscapes.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 306
Time and Culture
At a fundamental level we take for granted the ways in which time is organized in our lives. Yet there is nothing “natural” about most temporal divisions. This course investigates concepts and practices of time across cultures, paying particular attention to the roles of power, economy and technology. We will consider the relationship between time and economic organization, looking at the impact of industrialization on the development of clocks, watches, schedules and deadlines. We also will examine the cultural politics of calendars and computers, think about ideas of time travel, the “past,” “future,” and “progress,” and question the ways in which these ideas shape our views of societies worldwide. Finally, we will think about the ways in which individuals narrate their life times in relation to larger collective events such as rituals and catastrophes.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 308
Anthropology of Place
This course explores the increasingly complex ways in which people in industrial and non-industrial societies locate themselves with respect to land and landscape. Contrary to some widespread assumptions regarding the fit between identity and place (i.e., ethnicity and nationalism), we study a range of settings in which people actively construct, contest, and reappropriate the spaces of modern life. Through texts, seminar discussions, films, and a field-based research project as the major exercise, students will explore a number of issues, including cultural persistence and the loss of place; the meaning of the frontier and indigenous land rights struggles; gender and public space; the deterritorialization of culture (i.e., McDonald’s in Hong Kong); and the cultural costs of an increasingly "fast" and high-tech world.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 309
Culture, Ecology, and Environment
This course introduces the student to the study of human ecology from a global and intercultural perspective. The texts, lectures, films, discussions, and assignments in this course are designed to provide: 1) an overview and understanding of the origins, development, and variation of human ecological knowledge and practices around the world, including foraging, subsistence agriculture, pastoralism, and intensive and industrial agriculture production systems as well as patterns of distribution and consumption; 2) an introduction to the major concepts and theories of human/cultural ecology and environmental anthropology; 3) an understanding of the concept of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and its relationship to modern science, especially in the areas of ecosystem conceptualization and modeling, adaptation, and resource use and management; and 4) a means of evaluating the cultural roots of contemporary environmental problems, the potential for “sustainable development,” and the applicability of indigenous ecological knowledge in today’s global political economy.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 310
Anthropology of Development
This seminar will explore international economic and social development from an anthropological perspective. We will critically examine concepts of development, underdevelopment, and progress. We will compare how multilateral lenders and small nongovernmental organizations employ development rhetoric and methods. We will examine specific case studies of development projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, asking what has been attained, and what is attainable.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 311
Cultural Diversities in Western Europe
This course introduces Europe as a culturally and ecologically diverse and unevenly developed region. Students will examine the dynamics of communities located in, for example, the Scottish Lowlands, London, southern Italy, Brittany, Spain, Yugoslavia and rural Greece. Topics for reading and discussion will include: ethnicity, class, gender, economic decline, emigration, and religious conflict.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 313
Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and States
The conditions and fates of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities today are intimately linked to the evolution of modern nation-states and the global political economy. Over the past 500 years, small, relatively autonomous indigenous and ethnic groups have increasingly been brought under state control through processes of conquests, genocide, colonialism, development, and globalization. These forces have produced profound changes and profound stresses, resulting, at worst, in the elimination of entire societies, but more commonly in complex interactions that vary from dependency and assimilation to resistance and cultural revitalization. The course uses detailed case studies from around the world to illustrate key themes and cross-cultural patterns in the construction and destruction of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups in state systems.
1.00 units, Lecture
ANTH 320
Commnity-Campus Exchanges
Community-campus partnerships raise important and difficult issues about power, organizational cultures, incentives, needs, and resources. This course will bring students, faculty, and community members together to discuss questions including: What is a community, and in what sense can it be a partner? How can one evaluate the impact and utility of community-campus partnerships? What institutional capacities (e.g., planning, fund-raising, research, training, service) can be developed through collaboration? How? How can qualitative research assess campus and community needs and resources? How do market pressures influence student, faculty, and community interest in collaboration? What models of community-campus exchange exist cross-culturally? Enrollment limited.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 324
Religion in the City
Observers of cities have long predicted that the rise of urbanism will slowly but continually lead not only to the gradual decentralization of religion but also to increased secularization. However, today we find thriving religious communities in cities. This course will explore a range of urban religious experiences in the classroom and in the city ranging from Hartford to New York. In so doing, we will study cases of people who (re)imagine cityscapes in ways that support religious practice; we will examine the importance of cities in creating a space where diasporic religions can thrive; and we will chart the ways in which urban diversity provides the perfect space for an upsurge in religious practice. Students will examine urban religion ranging from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, to Vodou and Santeria.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 330
Anthropology of Food
Because food is necessary to sustain biological life, its production and provision occupy humans everywhere. Due to this essential importance, food also operates to create and symbolize collective life. This seminar will examine the social and cultural significance of food. Topics to be discussed include the evolution of human food systems, the social and cultural relationships between food production and human reproduction, the development of women’s association with the domestic sphere, the meaning and experience of eating disorders, the connection between ethnic cuisines, nationalist movements and social classes, and the causes of famine.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 399
Independent Study
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chair are required for enrollment.
0.50 units min / 2.00 units max, Independent Study
ANTH 401
Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Anthropology
Anthropologists are a contentious lot, often challenging the veracity and relevance of each other’s interpretations. In this seminar, students will examine recent manifestations of this vexatiousness. The seminar will consider such questions as: Can culture be regarded as collective and shared? What is the relationship between cultural ideas and practical action? How does one study culture in the postmodern world of "the celluloid, global ethnoscape"? Can the practice of anthropology be fully objective, or does it demand a politics—an understanding that ideas, ours and theirs, are historically situated, politicized realities? Is domination the same everywhere?
Prerequisite: Anthropology major or permission of instructor.
1.00 units, Seminar
ANTH 466
Teaching Assistantship
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
0.50 units min / 1.00 units max, Independent Study
ANTH 497
Senior Thesis
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment in this single-semester thesis. (1 course credit to be completed in one semester.)
1.00 units, Independent Study
ANTH 498
Senior Thesis Part 1
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for each semester of this year long thesis. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2.00 units, Independent Study
ANTH 499
Senior Thesis Part 2
Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2.00 units, Independent Study