Anthropology

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  • CAS AN 590: Seminar: Theory, Method, and Techniques in Fieldwork
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Traditional and modern methods of ethnographic field research: data collection, research design, and analyses.
  • CAS AN 594: Seminar: Topics in Cultural Anthropology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Prereq: concentration in department or consent of instructor.
    Selected issues and debates in current anthropology. Three topics are offered during the Spring 2008 semester. Students may take one, two or three for credit. Section A1: Humans Among Animals. Section B1: Social Movements. Section C1: Culture and Emotions. Considers how anthropology has contributed to the understanding of emotions in humans and where its contributions fit in an interdisciplinary field increasingly dominated by neuroscience.
  • CAS AN 595: Methods in Biological Anthropology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AN 102 or CAS BI 107 or CAS BI 108.
    An exploration of field and laboratory methods used in biological anthropology, with students participating in hands-on exercises. Topics include health assessment, body composition, diet, energetics, morphological adaptations, reproductive status, habitat composition, spatial movements, and conservation. Professional skills are also developed.
  • CAS AN 596: Anthropology and History
    Examines the use of ethnographic materials and models of alternative social or economic organization to interpret historical materials as well as the use of history to provide dynamic models of change in anthropological analysis.
  • CAS AN 597: Seminar: Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AN 102; and consent of instructor.
    Special issues and debates in current biological anthropology. Topic for Fall 2014: Human Grown and Development. An analysis of human growth and development from an evolutionary and cross-cultural perspective. Other topics include brain evolution, fetal programming, sexual dimorphism, senescence, immunity, and obesity.
  • CAS AN 598: Seminar: Special Issues in Biological Anthropology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AN 102; and consent of instructor.
    Special issues and debates in current biological anthropology.