Courses

The Department of Anthropology offers courses broadly categorized as Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. In the case of Cultural Anthropology courses, each has been further divided into (TOPIC) and (AREA) to offer majors and minors the widest scope as they study. In addition, the Department offers special-topic courses intended to address the particular interests of students and faculty as the need and opportunity arise. Independent studies (Honors Program) may be arranged with a supervising faculty member on topics of interest to upper-level students.

Please consult the teaching schedule below for the most current listing of Anthropology courses by term. This list supercedes any other published listing.

Fall 2015 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 01 - Introduction to Anthropology (TOPIC) - 9L - Watanabe
ANTH 06 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology (BIOL) - 12 - DeSilva/Venkataraman
ANTH 12.02 - Archaeology of the Near East (ARCH) - 11 - Casana
ANTH 12.16 - Islamist Politics of the Middle East (AREA) - 12 - Samin
ANTH 18 - Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (TOPIC) - 10A - Carpenter-Song
ANTH 22 - Olmecs, Maya, and Toltecs: Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica (ARCH) - 10A - TBD
ANTH 30 - Hunters and Gatherers (BIOL) - 10A - Dominy
ANTH 37 - Legacies of Conquest in Latin America (AREA) - 11 - Watanabe
ANTH 40 - Human Functional Anatomy (BIOL) - 2A - Dominy
ANTH 58 - Sustainable Cities  (TOPIC) - 10A - Ogden
ANTH 60 - Psychological Anthropology (TOPIC) - 2A - Carpenter-Song
ANTH 73 - Main Currents in Anthropology (TOPIC) - 2A - Ogden
ANTH 75 - Ecology, Culture, and Environment (ARCH) - 10 - Nichols

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88

Winter 2016 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 06 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology (BIOL) - 11 - Venkataraman
ANTH 07.02 - First Year Seminar: Values of Medicine (TOPIC) - 9L - Craig
ANTH 09 - Language & Culture (TOPIC) – 12 - Billings
ANTH 12.11 - Arctic Crossroads: Its People, Cultures, and History (AREA)  - 10A - Fitzhugh
ANTH 12.17 - Tombs, Pits, and Pyres: Archaeology of Death (ARCH) - 11 - Valentine (Pending approval)
ANTH 12.18 - Anthropology and the Forensic Sciences (TOPIC) - 2A - TBD (Pending approval)
ANTH 15 - Political Anthropolgy (TOPIC) - 10 - Samin
ANTH 17 - The Anthropology of Health and Illness (TOPIC) – 12 - Banerjee
ANTH 25 - Primate Biomechanics (BIOL) - 2A - DeSilva (Pending approval)
ANTH 32 - Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas (AREA) - 11 - Bauer
ANTH 36 - Contemporary Africa: Exploring Myths, Engaging Realities (AREA) - 10 - Billings
ANTH 41 - Human Evolution (BIOL) - 10A - DeSilva
ANTH 47 - Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities (AREA) - 2A - Kan
ANTH 51 - Colonialism and its Legacies (TOPIC) – FSP - Watanabe
ANTH 72 - Ethnicity and Nationalism (TOPIC) - 10A - Kan

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88

Spring 2016 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 03 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (TOPIC) - 9L - Ogden
ANTH 04 - People and Cultures of Native North America (AREA) – 11 - Kan
ANTH 05 - Introduction to Archaeology (ARCH) - 10 - Casana
ANTH 12.01 - Ethnographic Film (TOPIC) - 3A - Banerjee
ANTH 12.04 - Your Inner Chimpanzee (TOPIC) – 12 - Schroer
ANTH 14 - Death and Dying (TOPIC) – 2 - Kan
ANTH 20 - Primate Evolution and Ecology (BIOL) – 10 - Dominy
ANTH 27 - Thought and Change in the Middle East (AREA) - 2 - Samin
ANTH 31 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (TOPIC) - 10A - Billings
ANTH 43 - Human Osteology (BIOL) - 11 - Valentine
ANTH 48 - From Sacred to Salvation: The Place of Religion in Human Societies (TOPIC) – 10 - Elison
ANTH 49 - Environment, Culture, and Sustainability (TOPIC) – 11 - Ogden
ANTH 59 - Who owns the Past? (ARCH) - 12 - Casana/Hruby
ANTH 62 – Health and Disease in Evolutionary Perspective (BIOL) – 12 – Venkataraman
ANTH 65 - Conservation and Development (TOPIC) - 10A - Bauer

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88

Summer 2016 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 03 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (TOPIC) - 10A - Kan
ANTH 47 - Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities (TOPIC) - 2A - Kan

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88

Fall 2016 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 01 - Introduction to Anthropology (TOPIC) - 9L - Watanabe
ANTH 06 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology (BIOL) - 10A - Dominy
ANTH 08 - Rise and Fall of Prehistoric Civilizations (ARCH) - 10 - Nichols
ANTH 09 - Language & Culture (TOPIC) -12 - Billings
ANTH 11 - Ancient Native Americans (AREA) - 12 - Nichols
ANTH 17 - Anthropology of Health and Illness (TOPIC) - 10A - Carpenter-Song
ANTH 18 - Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (TOPIC) - 2A - Carpenter-Song
ANTH 36 - Contemporary Africa: Exploring Myths, Engaging Realities (AREA) - 10 - Billings
ANTH 40 - Human Functional Anatomy (BIOL) - 2A - Dominy
ANTH 50.03 - Digital Archaeology (ARCH) - 2A - Casana
ANTH 50.05 - Environmental Archaeology (ARCH)- 10A - Casana
ANTH 73 - Main Currents in Anthropology (Culminating Experience) (TOPIC) - 11 - Watanabe

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88

Winter 2017 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 07.02 - Values of Medicine (First Year Seminar) - 9L - Craig
ANTH 12.01 - Ethnographic Film (TOPIC) - 10A - Ruoff
ANTH 12.11 - Arctic Crossroads: Its People, Cultures, and History (AREA) - 2A - Fitzhugh
ANTH 41 - Human Evolution (BIOL) - 10A - DeSilva
ANTH 43 - Human Osteology (BIOL) - 2A - Valentine
ANTH 50.XX - Rites of Passage: Biology and Culture of Stages of Life (TOPIC) - 11 - Craig / Lahey
ANTH 51 - Colonialism and Its Legacies (Foreign Study Program) - Ogden
ANTH 64 - Evolution of Pregnanacy, Birth, and Babies (BIOL) - 10 - DeSilva

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88

Spring 2017 - Teaching Schedule

ANTH 03 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (TOPIC) - 9L - Ogden
ANTH 04 - Peoples and Cultures of Native North America (AREA) - 11 - Kan
ANTH 05 - Reconstructing the Past: Introduction to Archaeology (ARCH) - 10 - Casana
ANTH 12.02 - Archaeology of the Near East (ARCH) - 12 - Casana
ANTH 12.13 - Moving House in Prehistory (ARCH) - 11 - Valentine
ANTH 14 - Death and Dying (TOPIC) - 2 - Kan
ANTH 20 - Primate Evolution and Ecology (BIOL) - 10 - Dominy
ANTH 31 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective - (TOPIC) - 10A - Billings
ANTH 35 - Maya of Mexico and Guatemala (AREA) - 10 - Watanabe
ANTH 45 - Asian Medical Systems (TOPIC) - 10A - Armbrecht
ANTH 48 - From Sacred to Salvation: The Place of Religion in Human Societies (TOPIC) 12 - Watanabe
ANTH 49 - Environment, Culture, and Sustainability (TOPIC) - 11 - Bauer
ANTH 76 - The Evolution of Upright Walking (BIOL) - 2A - DeSilva

All terms (arrange): ANTH 85, 87, 88