Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Anthropology: ANT

ANT 380J. Conference Course in Archaeology.

Individual instruction in specialized problems of advanced research in archaeology. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the department prior to registering.

ANT 380K. Topics in Archaeological Method and Theory.

A major category of archaeological topics in which the emphasis is on anthropological theory pertinent to archaeological data and its interpretation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Ethnohistory and Archaeology.

ANT 382N. Geo-Archaeology and Environmental History.

Same as Geography 382K. Long-term ecology as reconstructed from settlement and land-use histories. Empirical case studies in environmental history from the Mediterranean region, the Near East, and Mesoamerica. Applications to degradation, desertification, sustainability, and global change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356C, 382K. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 383M. Topics in Archaeological Techniques and Procedures.

A major category of archaeological topics in which the emphasis is on techniques and procedures pertinent to the analysis of prehistoric data. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Conference Course.
Topic 2: Technological Analysis: Lithics.
Topic 4: Technological Analysis: Ceramics.
Topic 6: Field Projects.

ANT 683N. Field Archaeology.

Two hundred forty hours of fieldwork. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ANT 384M. Topics in Regional Archaeology.

Prehistoric cultural developments of a major geographical area; comparative cultural developments in ecologically similar areas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

ANT 386J. Conference Course in Social Anthropology.

Individual instruction in specialized problems of advanced research in social anthropology. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the department prior to registering.

ANT 388. Topics in Biological (Physical) Anthropology.

Constitutes one of two principal categories of courses in biological anthropology covering substantive studies in primate behavior, primate anatomy and evolution, human evolution, and growth and development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Primate Evolution.
Topic 7: Human Evolution.
Topic 8: Primate Anatomy.
Topic 9: Primate Behavior.
Topic 11: Hominid Paleoecology.
Topic 13: Primate Ecology. An introduction to the biology and ecology of living primates--prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans.

ANT 388J. Conference Course in Biological (Physical) Anthropology.

Individual instruction in specialized problems of advanced research in biological anthropology. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the department prior to registering.

ANT 388K. Topics in General Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 2: Anthropology of Education. Same as Curriculum and Instruction 380G. A study of social life in contemporary American schools from an anthropological perspective. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education or consent of instructor.
Topic 5: Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods.

ANT 389. Topics in Unwritten Languages.

Intensive instruction in selected unwritten, usually aboriginal, languages. Three lecture hours and five laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ANT 389J. Conference Course in Unwritten Languages.

Individual instruction in specialized problems in selected unwritten, usually aboriginal, languages. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the department prior to registering.

ANT 389K. Topics in Regional Ethnography.

Anthropological surveys and analyses of societies and cultures of distinctive world areas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Conference Course.
Topic 10: Indo-European Culture and Religion.
Topic 17: Mexican America.
Topic 19: Race and Ethnicity in American Society. Same as Latin American Studies 391 (Topic 5: Race and Ethnicity in American Society).
Topic 20: South Asia: History and Ethnography. Issues in the history and ethnography of the Indian subcontinent. Topics may include class, caste, and ethnicity; communalism and secularism; colonialism and postcolonialism; the state and ethnic violence; anthropology, Indology, and history.

ANT 391. Topics in Social Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 4: Cultural Construction of Masculinity.
Topic 7: Researching Women in Institutions.
Topic 15: History and Anthropology.
Topic 22: Representation and Signification.
Topic 27: Consciousness and Resistance.
Topic 32: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 4: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism).
Topic 34: Ethnographies of Global Asia. Same as Asian Studies 391H. Methods and ethnographic study of transnational Asia and the Asian diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 391 (Topic: Ethnography of Global Asia), 391 (Topic 34), Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Ethnography of Global Asia), 391H. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 391L. Topics in Research Methods in Physical Anthropology.

In this second major category of courses in physical anthropology are listed those that have research techniques as their principal focus. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 6: Analysis of Primate Anatomy.
Topic 8: Primate Sensory Ecology. An integrated perspective on the comparative anatomy, physiology, and ecological significance of sensory adaptations in primates.

ANT 392C. Core Topics in Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392G. AnthroLab.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 392G and 392Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392J. Introduction to Graduate Physical Anthropology: Behavior, Genetics, and Variation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Core course for physical anthropology students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392K. Introduction to Graduate Archaeology.

Core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392L. Introduction to Graduate Physical Anthropology: Primate Morphology and Evolution.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Core course for physical anthropology students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392M. Introduction to Graduate Social Anthropology.

Core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392N. Introduction to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology.

Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 2: Introduction to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology). Core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ANT 392P. Introduction to Cultural Forms.

Core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392R. African Diaspora Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392S. Introduction to Graduate Feminist Anthropology.

Core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 392T. Mesoamerica and Borderlands.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 393. Topics in Linguistic Anthropology.

Training and individual research in subjects concerning the relations between language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 3: Speech Play and Verbal Art. Same as Linguistics 393 (Topic 6: Speech Play and Verbal Art). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 7: Discourse Analysis. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 8: Ethnography of Speaking. Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 3: Ethnography of Speaking). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 14: Language and Power. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ANT 393J. Conference Course in Linguistic Anthropology.

Individual instruction in specialized problems of advanced research in linguistic anthropology. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the department prior to registering.

ANT 394J. Conference Course in Cultural Forms.

Individual instruction in specialized problems of advanced research in cultural forms. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor and the department prior to registering.

ANT 394M. Topics in Folklore, Public Culture, and Cultural Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Anthropology of the Performing Arts.
Topic 13: Cultural Poetics.
Topic 19: Foundations of Ethnomusicology.
Topic 20: Field Methods in Ethnomusicology.
Topic 26: Marxism and Expressive Culture.
Topic 29: Object, Matter, and Desire. Examines various questions regarding matter and meaning.
Topic 30: Affect. A survey of theories of affect, including those of Freud, Foucault, and Deleuze, feminist theory, phenomenology, globalization theory, and ethnography.
Topic 31: Public Culture. Introduction to the theory and ethnography of public culture.
Topic 32: Deleuze. The major works of Gilles Deleuze, including the study of the ontology of differences and flow, resonance, affect, vitality, lines of flight, and assemblage.
Topic 33: Cultural Critique. Various forms of cultural critique, including culture jamming, speed theory, experimental ethnographic writing, posthumanism, postpositivism, and the memoir.
Topic 34: New Ethnographic Writing. Reading and writing new forms of ethnography, including experimental writing, performative writing, new journalism, and the memoir.
Topic 35: Indigenous Cultural Politics. The worldwide significance of indigenous movements, identities, and cultural forms.
Topic 36: Representational Practices. Theories of representation and representational practices, including the representation of collective selves and others in colonial and ethnographic narratives, collections, and displays.
Topic 37: Cultural Analysis: The Case of Class. The development of class analysis in history, sociology, and anthropology, including innovative approaches to the reproduction and performance of class identities.
Topic 38: Cultural Analysis: The Case of Race. Current uses of cultural analysis across a range of disciplines, focusing on how race is accounted for in a variety of invocations of culture.
Topic 39: Cities in Time and Space. The difficulties associated with making cities intelligible in terms of their distinctive historical and cultural dynamics.
Topic 40: Anthropology and Mass Media. Anthropology and mass media both inside and outside the West. Includes television, film, and popular music.
Topic 41: Anthropology of Science. Anthropological perspective on the position of scientific disciplines within their broader social contexts and the transformations of social orders based on developments of scientific knowledge.
Topic 42: Foucault and Cultural Studies. Examination of Foucault's major works, including an assessment of his theoretical and methodological contributions to scholarly research and political activism.
Topic 43: Black Queer Studies.
Topic 44: Advanced Topics in Black Feminisms. Theory and practice of black and Third-World feminisms, including as political space, activist methodology, artistic inspiration, and scholarly choice.
Topic 45: Contemporary Cuban Public Culture(s). The major preoccupations and tensions of public culture in the state of Cuba and the nation of individual Cubans.
Topic 46: Black Public Culture: Diasporic Texts and Contexts. Survey of cultural expressions and political moments of African-descended people since the social, cultural, and political upheavals of the 1970s.

ANT 395K. Cultural Adaptation and Change.

Same as Geography 395. A graduate-level introduction to cultural behavior, adaptation, evolution and transformation, with emphasis on demography, diffusion, migration, ethnicity, and institutions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in anthropology, geography, or a related field, and consent of instructor.

ANT 397. Conference Course in Anthropology.

Individual instruction for graduate students on specialized problems of advanced research. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ANT 397F. Doctoral Forum.

Development of skills in writing, revision, and presentation of papers and grant proposals, and in job hunting. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in anthropology and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Anthropology 698A.

ANT 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in anthropology and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANT 398T. Supervised Teaching in Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANT 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

ANT 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Anthropology 399R, 699R, or 999R.