Graduate Courses

ANP820: Language and Cultural Meaning

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 4 Credits)

Intellectual history of 20th century linguistic thinking.  Saussure’s influence on cultural anthropology.  Post-structuralist approaches.  Open only to graduate students.  Prerequisite: ANP 420.

ANP822: Religion and Ritual

(Fall Even Years; 3 Credits)

Cross-cultural comparison of religious beliefs, values, and practices in traditional and developing cultures.  Religious institutions in cultural systems. Anthropological theories of religion and culture.  Open only to graduate students.

ANP828: Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology

(Spring Even Years; 3 Credits)

Methodological underpinnings.  Project design, field strategies, research techniques, and methods of data analysis.  Open only to graduate students in Anthropology.  Prerequisite: One course in Statistics.

ANP831: Seminar in Cultural Ecology

(Fall Even Years; 3 Credits)

Anthropological theories for understanding culture as system of mediation between humans and environment.  Cultural ecological approaches applied to sociocultural change and stability.  Open only to graduate students.  Approval of department.

ANP832: Class and Ethnicity in Social Differentiation

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Anthropological theories on nature and sources of social differentiation and inequality within cultures and ethnic communities.  Class and ethnic identity in cultural contexts.  Open only to graduate students.  Approval of department.

ANP833: Ethnographic Analysis

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Methodological and theoretical issues in the analysis of the ethnographic monograph.  Approval of department.

ANP834: Medical Anthropology I: Overview

(Fall Even Years, Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Anthropological approaches to the study of sickness, disease, and healing.  Medical anthropology as a subdiscipline.  Approval of department.

 ANP835: Medical Anthropology II: Theoretical and Applied Issues

(Spring Even Years, Spring Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Seminar in the description and analysis of themes in medical anthropology.  Approval of department.  Prerequisite: ANP 834.

ANP836: Theories of Sociocultural Change

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Theoretical and methodological issues.  Major theorists and models.

ANP837: Seminar in Economic Anthropology

(Spring Even Years; 3 Credits)

Central research topics in the economic anthropology of peasant societies.  Dependent capitalist formation and marginal sectors.  Open only to graduate students in Anthropology.  Prerequisite: ANP 424 or approval of department.

ANP838: Agrarian Systems and Social Transformation

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Structure and organization of agrarian societies.  Transformations caused by global, national and local forces.

ANP839: Age and Gender

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Cultural construction of age and gender.  Effects on the individual and society.

ANP840: Biocultural Evolution

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Major contemporary issues in evolutionary theory, taxonomy, and the evolution of biology and culture.  Open only to graduate students in the Department of Anthropology.

ANP841: Physical Anthropology

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Controversies in biological anthropology.  History of physical anthropology and current theoretical perspectives.  Critical approaches to research design.  Approval of department.

ANP843: Nutritional Anthropology

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Food, foodways, and nutrition in different cultural systems.  Production, storage, processing, and consumption.  The social significance of eating, foods, and body image.  Research methods.  Prerequisite: ANP 470 or approval of department.

ANP850: Principles of Archaeological Analysis

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Formal, spatial, and temporal dimensions of archaeological research design.  Appropriate analytic techniques.  Open only to graduate students.  Prerequisite: GEO 465 or approval of instructor.

ANP853: Evolution of Civilization

(Spring Even Years; 3 Credits)

Major anthropological theories of emergence and development of civilizations.  Role of archaeological data in formulating, testing, and refining these theories.  Restrictions: One 300- or 400- level archaeology course and approval of department.

ANP854: Archaeological Theory

(Fall Even Years; 3 Credits)

Archaeological theory and the nature of the archaeological record.  Use of archaeological data to test social theories of past human behavior.  Restrictions: One 300- or 400- level archaeology course and approval of department.

ANP855: The Roots of Contemporary Anthropological Theory

(Fall Even Years, Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Development of contemporary anthropological theory from 18th and 19th centuries.  Major paradigms in current anthropology.

ANP858: GJEC: Issues and Concepts

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Key debates and theoretical approaches involved in understanding environmental concerns from a gender and justice perspective. Examines the complex intersections of environmental actors, agencies, and institutions in the global arena.

ANP859: GJEC: Methodology and Application

(Spring Even Years; 3 Credits)

Methodological issues involved in conducting research on gender, the environment and social justice in the U.S. and internationally. The course also addresses problems students may encounter doing fieldwork but which are seldom voiced or addressed in classes.

ANP867: Social Impact Analysis

(Spring Odd Years, Summer; 3 Credits)

Sociocultural consequences of development programs on populations, communities, and regions in developing and industrial societies.  Theory, purposes, methods, outcomes, and uses of social impact analysis.  Interdepartmental with Sociology, administered by Anthropology.

ANP880: Issues in Contemporary Archaeology

(Fall Odd Years; 3 Credits)

Theories, issues, problems, and methodological innovations affecting the conduct of research in archaeology.  Restrictions: Open only to graduate students in Anthropology.  Restrictions: One 300- or 400- level archaeology course.  Approval of department.

ANP890A: Individual Readings

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-8 Credits)

Advanced study, based on prior preparation, under faculty direction.  A student may earn a maximum of 16 credits in all enrollments for this course.  Restrictions: Open only to graduate students.  Approval of Department.

ANP890B: Individual Research

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-8 Credits)

Graduate student projects under faculty direction.  A student may earn a maximum of 16 credits in all enrollments for this course.  Restrictions: Approval of Department.

ANP892: Seminar in Anthropology

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-4 Credits)

Studies in selected fields.  A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.  Restrictions: Open only to graduate students in Anthropology.  Approval of department.

ANP899: Master’s Thesis Research

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-8 Credits)

Open only to graduate students in Anthropology.  Approval of department.

ANP999: Doctoral Dissertation Research

(Fall Odd Years, Fall Even Years, Spring Odd Years, Spring Even Years, Summer; Variable from 1-24 Credits)

Approval of Department.