Anthropology Courses

Anthropology: ANT

Lower-Division Courses

ANT 301 (TCCN: ANTH 2301). Biological Anthropology.

Introduction to the principles and the methods of biological (physical) anthropology. Overview of the study of human beings in an evolutionary context, our relationship to other primates, and to the rest of the natural world. Examines anatomical, behavioral, and genetic similarities and differences among living primates and basic mechanisms of the evolutionary process. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ANT 302 (TCCN: ANTH 2351). Cultural Anthropology.

The concept of culture; social and political organization; language; the supernatural; elementary cultural theory. Three lecture hours a week or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

ANT 304 (TCCN: ANTH 2302). Introduction to Archaeological Studies: Prehistoric Archaeology.

Anthropological study of prehistory, from human beginnings to the appearance of written records. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

ANT 304T. Introduction to Texas Archaeology.

Introduces students to Texas archaeology through lectures, interactive virtual labs, and hands-on laboratory sections that emphasize experimentation. The equivalent of three lecture hours or two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester.

ANT 305. Expressive Culture.

How cultural assumptions affect how we tell and respond to different kinds of stories, including fairy tales, movies, and televised news. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

ANT 307. Culture and Communication.

Same as Linguistics 312C. An introduction to the study of culture through communication and the theory of signs. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 307, Linguistics 312 (Topic: Culture and Communication), 312C.

ANT 310C. Primate Cognition.

Introduction to non-human primate knowledge of the physical world, as well as primate social knowledge. Examines non- human primate cognition within an evolutionary and comparative framework, with emphasis placed on comparing and contrasting non-human primate cognition with that of humans and other taxonomic groups. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 310C and 310L (Topic: Primate Cognition) may not both be counted.

ANT 310D. Introduction to Black Studies.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 303. Introduction to canonical black studies literature, themes, and theories. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 303, Anthropology 310D, 310L (Topic: Intro to African and African Diaspora Studies).

ANT 310E. Introduction to East Austin Ethnography.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 315C and American Studies 315G. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 315C, 317D (Topic: Intro to East Austin Ethnography), American Studies 315 (Topic: Intro to East Austin Ethnography), 315G, Anthropology 310E, 310L (Topic: Intro to East Austin Ethnography).

ANT 310F. African Diaspora Archaeology.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 315V. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310F, 310L (Topic: African Diaspora Archaeology), African and African Diaspora Studies 315V, 317E (Topic: African Diaspora Archaeology).

ANT 310L. Introductory Topics in Anthropology.

Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 2: Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity: An Introduction. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 315L and American Studies 315D. Examines the social importance of race and ethnicity both in America and around the world. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 315L, 317D (Topic 2), American Studies 315D, Anthropology 310L (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Anthropology of Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 315 (Topic 1). Provides a framework for understanding contemporary concerns in Latin America. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic 3), Latin American Studies 315 (Topic 1).
Topic 5: Introduction to South Asia. Same as Asian Studies 302K. Introduction to Indian and south Asian civilization, past and present, including religion, literature, arts, philosophy, and history. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic 5), Asian Studies 302K, History 306N (Topic: Introduction to India).
Topic 6: Black Queer Art Worlds. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 315Q and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 17). Exploration of over two decades of work produced by and about black queer subjects throughout the circum-Atlantic world. Provides an introduction to various artists and intellectuals of the black queer diaspora, as well as an examination of the viability of black queer aesthetic practice as a form of theorizing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 315Q, 317E (Topic 1), Anthropology 310L (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 17).
Topic 7: Diaspora: Race, Nation, and Resistance. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 315R. Subjects include makings and meanings of diaspora, the differences and similarities between diaspora and related concepts such as race, nation, and cultural identity. Focuses on the making of the black Atlantic world, and comparative analysis between black diasporic life and that of other global dispersals, particularly among Asian and indigenous populations, and how resistance serves as a key link. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 315R, 317E (Topic 2), Anthropology 310L (Topic 7).
Topic 9: Aztecs and Spaniards. Focus on how imperial expansion affected the daily life of people in the Aztec empire after the Spanish conquest. Examines the daily life of different people in the Aztec empire and the themes of human sacrifice, conquest, warfare, and religion. Explores social and cultural heterogeneity in both of these empires, in order to familiarize students with the diverse lines of evidence available to study these empires, and to understand processes of historical change among the Aztecs and the Spanish empire. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic: Aztecs and Spaniards), 310L (Topic 9), Latin American Studies 315 (Topic: Aztecs and Spaniards).

ANT 310R. Race, Sex, and Tourism.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 315W. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 315W, 317E (Topic: Race, Sex, and Tourism), Anthropology 310L (Topic: Race, Sex, and Tourism), 310R.

ANT 311D. Introduction to Jewish Studies.

Same as Jewish Studies 301, Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 8), and Religious Studies 313D. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), 311D, Jewish Studies 301, 311 (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), 310 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Jewish Studies: An Introduction), 313D.

ANT 311E. Introduction to Jewish Latin America.

Same as Jewish Studies 305D, Latin American Studies 315 (Topic 3), and Religious Studies 313E. Historical and cultural analysis of how Jews constructed lives and communities in predominantly Hispanic, Catholic countries of Latin America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic:Introduction to Jewish Latin America), 311E, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Introduction to Jewish Latin America), 305D, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Intro to Jewish Latin America), 315 (Topic: Intro to Jewish Latin America), 315 (Topic 3), Religious Studies 313 (Topic: Introduction to Jewish Latin America), 313E .

ANT 314C. Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology.

Same as Latin American Studies 315 (Topic 2). Introduction to ancient Mesoamerica from the time of emerging social inequality in the formative period until the Spanish conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan in the sixteenth century. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic 1: Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology), 314C, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 3: Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology), 315 (Topic 2).

ANT 318L. Mexican American Culture.

Same as Mexican American Studies 318. Mexican American cultural distinctiveness in the areas of social organization, child rearing, food culture, folklore, language, and religion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ANT 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Anthropology.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Anthropology. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

ANT 320C. American Indian Languages and Cultures.

Same as Linguistics 373L. Explore the myriad of indigenous languages of North America and how they are intertwined with culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320C, 320L (Topic 4), Linguistics 373 (Topic: Amer Indian Langs and Culs), 373L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 320D. Speech Play and Verbal Art.

Same as Linguistics 373S. Examine speech play and verbal art (from puns to lies to songs to stories to poetry) from ethnographic and linguistic perspectives in a host of contexts and languages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320D, 320L (Topic 5), Linguistics 373 (Topic: Speech Play and Verbal Art), 373S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 320E. Invented Languages.

Examine invented languages from pidgin and creole languages to Esperanto or Basic English, and contemporary conlangs associated with various science fiction and fantasy series. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320E, 320L (Topic: Invented Languages), 320L (Topic 12). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 320F. Politics, Polity, and the Power of Words.

Examine the place of language in a variety of different political settings--from oblique oratory in small-scale egalitarian communities to ritual poetry in cosmic polities to procedural prose in mass bureaucratic states--to illustrate the power of words. Identify the varied ways language sustains and transforms power relations in different political contexts, and thereby takes on a power of its own. Explore a variety of political situations, different modes of political communication, as well as different theories of the performative power of words. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320F, 320L (Topic: Polit/Polity/Power of Words), 320L (Topic 11). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 320G. Endangered Languages.

Same as Linguistics 373E. Examine language rights as a tool for defending small-scale and minority language communities against the spread of national and global languages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320G, 320L (Topic Language Endangerment/Rights), 320L (Topic 13), Linguistics 373 (Topic: Language Endangerment/Rights), 373 (Topic 12), 373E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 320I. Talk, Text, and God.

Same as Religious Studies 373T. Introduction to the anthropological study of Christianity, particularly in colonial and post-colonial settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320I, 320L (Topic: Talk, Text, and God), 320L (Topic 14), Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Talk, Text, and God), 373T. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 320J. The German Language: Historical Perspectives.

Same as German 369 (Topic 4) and Linguistics 373G. Conducted in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 320J, 320L (Topic 9), German 369 (Topic 4), Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 9), Linguistics 373 (Topic 9), 373G. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or Linguistics.

ANT 320L. Topics in Language, Culture, and Communication.

Relationship of language to culture and society, and of folk classifications to principles of social organization and cognition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

ANT 322C. Contemporary African Popular Culture.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 340 and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 49). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 340, 372G (Topic: Contemporary African Popular Culture), Anthropology 322C, 324L (Topic: Contemporary African Popular Culture), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Contemporary African Popular Culture), 340 (Topic 49). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322D. Multicultural Israel.

Same as Jewish Studies 365C and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 8). Examines the complex social fabric that comprises contemporary Israeli society, and that shapes Israeli identity, practice and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322D, 325L (Topic: Multicultural Israel), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Multicultural Israel), 365C, Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic: Multicultural Israel), 341 (Topic 8). Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

ANT 322E. Self and Culture in North Korea.

Same as Asian Studies 361N. Aims to understand North Korea's historical development and its current workings as a social, cultural, and political/ideological system. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322E, 324L (Topic: Self & Culture In North Korea), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Self & Culture In North Korea), 361N. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322F. Big Asian Histories.

Same as Asian Studies 361M and History 340V. Examines ways in which Asia and other areas of the globe have had connected intellectual, artistic, and social developments with focus on world histories centrally involving Asia from the medieval period to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322F, 324L (Topic: Big Asian Histories), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Big Asian Histories), 361M, History 340V, 364G (Topic: Big Asian Histories). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322G. Cultural Geographies of Israel.

Same as Jewish Studies 365D and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 10). Examines critical spatial theory, landscape phenomenology, histories of Zionist architecture and urban planning as applied to Israel from the Yishuv period to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322G, Jewish Studies 311 (Topic: Israel: Space/Place/Landscape), 365D, Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

ANT 322I. Native American Cultures of the Southwest.

Same as American Studies 321U. Explore the diverse Native cultures of the Southwest, focusing on the philosophical underpinnings and the frameworks of meaning and moral responsibility of indigenous peoples of the American Southwest. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: Native American Cultures of the Southwest), 321 (Topic 1), 321U, Anthropology 322M (Topic 3), 322M (Topic 4), 322I. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322J. Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures.

Same as Asian Studies 340F, Religious Studies 373G, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 30). Historical and cross-cultural overview of the relationship between feminine and religious cultural expressions through comparative examinations and analyses of various goddess figures in world religions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322J, 324L (Topic: Goddesses in World Religions and Cultures), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 7), 340F, Religious Studies 373 (Topic 3), 373G, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 30). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322M. Topics in Cultures of the World.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

ANT 322N. History of Hindu Religious Traditions.

Same as Asian Studies 340D, History 364C, and Religious Studies 321. History of major doctrines, practices, and institutions that shaped the development of Hinduism; how religions adapt to social and cultural change and often provide the catalyst for change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322N, 324L (Topic 23), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 4), 340D, History 364C, 364G (Topic 1), Religious Studies 321. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322O. Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Indian Religions and Cultures.

Same as Asian Studies 372K, Religious Studies 341M, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 25). A comprehensive historical overview of gender issues as they are represented in the textual traditions of South Asia. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322O, 324L (Topic 40), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 25), 372K, Religious Studies 341 (Topic 3), 341M, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 25). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322P. Mexican Immigration Cultural History.

Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 16) and Mexican American Studies 364F. Examines the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, and provides an overview of migratory patterns dating back to the late prehistoric period through contemporary times. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322M (Topic 12), 322P, Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 16), Mexican American Studies 364F, 374 (Topic: Mexican Immigration Cultural History). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322Q. Mexican American Indigenous Heritage.

Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 23). The prehistory, history, and contemporary racial understanding of Mexican Americans. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322M (Topic 10), 322Q, Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 23). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 322T. Russian Myths and Folktales.

Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 34) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 22). Examination of the Russian folktale, its roots in ancient, pre-Christian Slavic religious tradition, its connections with other forms of folklore such as myth and legend, and its transformation in modern Russian literature. Subjects include the continuing influence of folklore explored through various aspects of Russian culture, including literature, music, ballet, film, and popular culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 322T, 325L (Topic 12), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 34), Russian 330 (Topic 9), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 22). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 323C. Sport, Religion, and Society.

Same as Religious Studies 373S. Explore sport as it relates to ritual and religious practice and examine the meaning and nature of sport in cross-cultural perspectives. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Sport, Religion, and Society), 323C, Religious Studies 373 (Topic 4), 373S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 323D. Religions of the Caribbean.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 345G, Latin American Studies 322D, and Religious Studies 366D. Examine the histories and politics of religious practices in the Greater Caribbean, encompassing the islands and Central American coasts as well as the continental diasporas, from Vodou and Rastafari to popular Hinduism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Religions of the Caribbean) 345G, Anthropology 324L (Topic: Religions of the Caribbean), 323D, Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Religions of the Caribbean), 322D, Religious Studies 366 (Topic: Religions of the Caribbean), 366 (Topic 2), 366D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324C. Science, Magic, and Religion.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 351S, American Studies 327K, and Religious Studies 373L. Historical and cross-cultural overview of the constructed concepts of magic, science, and religion through comparative examinations of cultural contexts from the Islamic world, western Europe, the Caribbean, the U.S., and Mozambique. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Science/Magic/Religion), 351S, American Studies 327 (Topic: Science, Magic, Religion), 327K, Anthropology 324L (Topic: Science, Magic, & Religion), 324C, Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Science, Magic, & Religion), 373 (Topic 6), 373L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324D. Japanese Religion and Western Imagination.

Same as Asian Studies 340C and Religious Studies 352D. Examines Japanese religious traditions, with a focus on Zen, through the perspective of people living in non-Japanese societies since the end of World War II. Explores different ways in which non-Japanese have imagined Japanese religious and ethical ideas and both explained Japanese behavior and adopted ideas about Japan into their writings about philosophy and life. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Japanese Religion and Western Imagination), 340C, Anthropology 324D, 324L (Topic: Japanese Religion and Western Imagination), Religious Studies 352 (Topic: Japanese Religion and Western Imagination), 352D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324E. Culture and Health.

Examine the social and cultural foundations of western medicine as well as an introduction to indigenous and alternative health systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324E, 324L (Topic: Culture and Health), 324L (Topic: Anthropol of Health & Illness). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324F. Anthropology Of Religion.

Same as Religious Studies 373E. Examine a genealogy of the anthropology of religion around the globe from the nineteenth century to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324F, 324L (Topic: Anthropology Of Religion), Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Anthropology Of Religion), 373E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324G. Environmental Anthropology.

Examine the environment, environmental inequality, and the relationship between culture and ecology. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one hour of discussion a week for one semester. Anthropology 324G and 324L (Topic: Environmental Anthropology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324I. Sounding the City.

Explore the significance of sound for urban social life. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 324I and 324L (Topic: Sounds of the City) may not both be counted Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324J. HIV and AIDS Activism and the Healing Arts.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 350J and Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 10). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 350J, 374E (Topic: HIV/AIDS Activism/Heal Arts), Anthropology 324J, 324L (Topic: HIV/AIDS Activism/Heal Arts), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic: HIV/AIDS Activism/Heal Arts), 335 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324L. Topics in Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 3: Primitive Technology. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Development And Its Critics. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 49). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Development And Its Critics), 324L (Topic 4), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Development And Its Critics), 361 (Topic 49). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Introduction to African Prehistory. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 322. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: Cultures of Southeast Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 5: Cultures of Southeast Asia). Comparative study of the peoples of Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, and other countries. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: The African Diaspora in the Americas. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 321. Black cultures and societies in the New World, and their African heritage. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Musics of India. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 11: Musics of India) and Music 342 (Topic 3: Musics of India). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Nature, Society, and Adaptation. Same as Geography 331K. Long term trajectories of change in human environment relationships, including issues of human evolution and human nature, violence, population, food, agriculture, urbanization, globalizing modernization, and environmental impacts; issues of sustainability, cultural survival, human rights, and environmental protection. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: Sexuality in Global Perspective. Explores the ways in which sexuality intersects with money, intimacy, desire, power, labor, health, race, consumption, and social justice, all in the context of global economic processes. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Sexuality in Global Perspective), 324L (Topic 20), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic: Sexuality in Global Perspective). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 24: Archaeology of African Thought. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 340R. Archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data as they relate to the foundations of contemporary African and African American societies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora 340R, 372G (Topic 3), Anthropology 324L (Topic 24).
Topic 29: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358T, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 57). Textiles and material objects indigenous to the Islamic world, and what they reveal about the culture of various Islamic societies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic 29), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 11), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), 321 (Topic 34), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 11), 358T, Textiles and Apparel 365 (Topic: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 57). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 33: Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Paleontology. Same as Geography 356T (Topic 3: Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Paleontology). Designed to give students interested in the fields of archaeology, physical anthropology, and paleontology a foundation in the use of geographical information systems (GIS) and the analysis of remotely sensed data from satellites and aerial photographs. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 37: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 345L and Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 14). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 345L, 374E (Topic 2), Anthropology 324L (Topic 37), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 39: Theories of Archaeology. The history of archaeological thought, including the major theoretical trends that have shaped the discipline over time.
Topic 41: Science, Technology, and Race. Examines the intersections and linkages between race, science, and technology. Review of the array of current anthropological and sociological studies of science, which regard science as an institutionalized set of cultural practices charged with generating objective knowledge of the world. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Science, Technology, and Race), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Science, Technology, and Race), 324L (Topic 41).
Topic 42: United States Latino and Latina Ethnographies. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 33). Explores past and present anthropological representations of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: U.S. Latino/a Ethnographies), 324L (Topic 42), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic: U.S. Latino/a Ethnographies), 374 (Topic 33).
Topic 43: Creative Nonfiction and Ethnography. Explores the convergences and divergences between ethnographic and narrative journalistic writing, and their potential for producing powerful, richly textured accounts that capture the depth of human experience and the complexity of social life. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Creative Nonfiction and Ethnography) and 324L (Topic 43) may not both be counted.
Topic 44: Ethnographic Theory and Practice. An exploration of the complex relationship between anthropological ideas and ethnographic practice. Introduces a broad spectrum of concepts, issues, and theories of culture, and critically examines how these theories and ideas shape anthropological methods and writings. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Ethnographic Theory and Practice) and 324L (Topic 44) may not both be counted.
Topic 45: Queer Ethnographies. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 58). Anthropological analysis of gender and sexuality that critically evaluates formative concepts and theories that have been subject to recent debates within anthropology, gender studies, and queer theory. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Queer Ethnographies), 324L (Topic 45), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Queer Ethnographies), 340 (Topic 58).
Topic 46: Urban Unrest. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 360F, American Studies 321 (Topic 8), Asian American Studies 330G, and Urban Studies 327U. Analysis of the roots of urban unrest, exploring a range of origins: joblessness, state violence, white flight, backlash against civil rights gains, new immigration, and interracial strife. Beyond race and class, subjects include exploring unrest as a mode of pushing the normative boundaries of gender and sexuality in public space. Course material will draw from film, literature, history, geography, and anthropology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 360F, 372F (Topic 13), American Studies 321 (Topic 8), Anthropology 324L (Topic 46), Asian American Studies 330 (Topic 6), 330G, Urban Studies 327U, 354 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 47: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 326, Latin American Studies 337N, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 38). Exploration of black identity, political systems, and community activism in Central America and the Caribbean. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 326, 374E (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 324L (Topic: 47), Government 365N (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 337N, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 340 (Topic 38). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 48: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 345F and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 52). Exploration of various experiences and theories of sex, intimacy, and desire alongside intellectual and artistic engagements with power hierarchies and spirituality across transnational black communities. Subjects include the concept of erotic subjectivity from various theoretical and methodological angles, principally within African diasporic contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 345F, 372G (Topic 33), Anthropology 324L (Topic 48), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 52). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 49: Global Markets and Local Cultures. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 31). Examines contemporary theories of globalization, including materials exploring global governance, international monetary policy, migration regulation, offshoring, and cultural hybridity. Focuses on case studies in Asia and elsewhere that reveal how these practices impact particular communities. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Global Markets and Local Cultures), 324L (Topic 49), Asian Studies 361 (Topic 31), 372 (Topic: Global Markets and Local Cultures), 372 (Topic 26). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 51: The Cities of the Middle East. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 9) and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 3). Anthropological and sociological analysis of space, with a special emphasis on urban theory and culture in the Middle East. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 324L (Topic 51), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 373 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 341 (Topic 3), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Cities of the Middle East), 354 (Topic 15).
Topic 53: Global Indigenous Issues. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 15). Explores contemporary issues of indigenous peoples around the world through films, literature, and social science readings and focuses on how indigenous peoples are actively working to oppose their oppression and create sustainable futures. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Global Indigenous Issues), 324L (Topic 53), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Global Indigenous Issues) 324L (Topic 15).
Topic 54: Black Native American Relations in the United States. Explores the entwined histories, cultures, and identities of African American and Native American people in North America. Subjects include experiences of racial formation, including how race, power, and indigeneity work in different ways for people in contemporary United States society. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Black Native Relations in the U.S.), American Studies 321 (Topic: Black Native Relations in the U.S.), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Black Native Relations in the U.S.), Anthropology 324L (Topic 54).
Topic 55: Language, Culture, and the Texas German Experience. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 47), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 351C, and Linguistics 373 (Topic 10). The evolution of the culture and language of German immigrants to Texas from the 1840s through the present and how they have influenced other ethnic groups in Texas. Three lectures a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 370 (Topic: Language, Culture, and the Texas German Experience), 370 (Topic 47), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Language, Culture, and the Texas German Experience), 324L (Topic 55), Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 11) German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 351C, Linguistics 350 (Topic: Language, Culture, and the Texas German Experience), 373 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 56: Ethnographic Writing. Writing workshop consisting of a series of exercises to add density and texture to ethnographic description by including attention to scene, character, event, situation, and dialogue. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Ethnographic Writing), 324L (Topic: Writing Ethnography), 324L (Topic 56). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 57: Archaeology of Climate Change. Examines why climate changes, the methods for recording climate change, and includes case studies of the varied responses of past human societies to climate change in different geographic regions and time periods with varying socio-political and economic systems. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Archaeology of Climate Change), 324L (Topic 57), Geography 356 (Topic: Archaeology of Climate Change). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 58: Digital Data Systems in Archaeology. Designed to help students understand the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate digital equipment (e.g. GPS and Total Data Stations) commonly used for collecting location data on archaeological sites. Instruction on mapping and grid systems translates into hands-on instrument operation in simulated archaeological field conditions. Provides an introduction to GIS software and its applications in archaeology as well as an overview of near-surface sensing techniques. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Digital Data Systems in Archaeology) and 324L (Topic 58) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 59: Graffiti and Poster Art in the Islamic World. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 359C, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 67). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 324L (Topic 59), Islamic Studies 373 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 373 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 321 (Topic 36), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islam World), 342 (Topic 44), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 358 (Topic 21), 359C, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Graffiti/Poster Art: Islm Wrld), 340 (Topic 67). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 63: Food and Culture. Examines cultural and linguistic views on eating and how we talk about what we eat in the contemporary era. Combines scholarly literature, videos, and readings about food subjects that circulate in popular culture, and considers how flows of dietary images and discourses shape race/ethnicity, gender, social class, and other identifications. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Food and Culture) and 324L (Topic 63) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 64: The Bronze Age and the Iron Age in Atlantic Europe. Introduction to the archaeology of Atlantic Europe with particular emphasis on the Bronze Age and Iron Age periods. Examines the diversity and commonalities of European adaptations, investigates how geography influenced trade of goods and ideas, as well as the profound changes brought about by a new conceptualization of the world and the innovations of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Bronze Age and Iron Age Atlantic Europe) and 324L (Topic 64) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 65: Anthropology for Liberation. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 351T. Takes a critical look at anthropologists' quests to shifting the legacy of anthropology from the colonial toward freedom and liberation. Explores anthropology's relationship to human rights, violence, questions of race, gender, and sexuality, imperialism and neoliberalism, and the ways that some anthropologists have chosen to use their field work in new and different ways. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 351T, 372C (Topic: Anthropology for Liberation), 372C (Topic 8), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Anthropology for Liberation), 324L (Topic 65), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Anthropology for Liberation). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 66: Indigenizing Queer Theory. Introduction to emerging work by indigenous queer theorists, largely from the United States. Examines cultural conflicts between the west and indigenous world views and practices surrounding monogamy and marriage, same-sex marriage, enforced gender binaries, sexual identities and practices, their regulation by the colonial state, and implications for indigenous people. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Indigenizing Queer Theory), 324L (Topic 66), Women and Gender Studies 335 (Topic: Indigenizing Queer Theory). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 68: Creation and Evolution: Human Origins in Scientific and Religious Discourses. Same as Religious Studies 373J. Examines evolutionary theory, intelligent design, and creationism, and how they interact. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Creation and Evolution in America), 324L (Topic 68), Religious Studies 346 (Topic: Creation and Evolution), 373 (Topic 8), 373J. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 69: Japanese Concepts of Body and Self. Same as Asian Studies 372N and Religious Studies 352S. Exploration of anthropological literature describing Japanese conceptions of self and body, and analysis of the intersection of these conceptions of self with Japanese ideas about religion, morality, aging, and medicine. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Japanese Concepts of Body and Self), 324L (Topic 69), Asian Studies 372 (Topic 41), 372N, Religious Studies 352 (Topic 8), 352S. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 71: Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Culture, Religion, and Imagination. Same as Religious Studies 373K. Focusing primarily on the 20th and 21st Centuries, explores the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) and considers how these ideas have intersected with other aspects of society, particularly religion, including recent arguments that SETI itself has developed into a religion. Examines meanings and motivations behind issues such as Percival Lowell's quest to prove the existence of canals on Mars and the development of Scientology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Sentience, Culture, and Religion: SETI), 324L (Topic 71), Religious Studies 373 (Topic: Sentience, Culture, and Religion: SETI), 373 (Topic 9), 373K. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 72: Development, Security, and Society. Explores the linkages between development, security, and, society. Examines a series of recent transformations that have drawn the relationship between international development and various forms of security together. Through an exploration of recent anthropological work, examines subjects such as: human security, the relationship between development and humanitarian intervention, strategies for planning in the face of climate change, disaster management, and new technologies of warfare and security. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Human Securities/Insecurities) and 324L (Topic 72) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 73: Political Ecology. Introduction to core tenets of political ecology. Focuses on ethnographic approaches and introduces key debates in the field--such as the relationship between environment and violence, the critique of Malthusian and neo-Malthusian notions of scarcity and limits, the links between conservation and dispossession, and more. Explores the uses of political ecology in key contemporary debates over social and environmental change, from climate change to waste management. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Political Ecology) and 324L (Topic 73) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 74: Inca World. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 18). Explores how Inca civilization developed, how the Incas grew from a small highland state into a mighty empire, and how a small number of Spaniards and their allies were able to bring the Inca dynasty to an end. Read accounts of the Incas written in the first years of Spanish colonial rule, and review the latest archaeological discoveries. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Inca World), 324L (Topic 74), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Inca World), 324L (Topic 18). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 77: Blacks and Asians: Race and Social Movements. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 360G and Asian American Studies 330D. Examines the relations between Asians and Blacks in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 360G, 374D (Topic: Blacks/Asians: Race/Social Movements), 374D (Topic 19), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Blacks/Asians: Race/Social Movements), 324L (Topic 77), Asian American Studies 330 (Topic: Blacks/Asians: Race/Social Movements), 330 (Topic 3), 330D. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 78: Black Women and the State. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 360E, Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 17), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 7). Surveys black women's experiences living with and confronting state oppression around the world. Takes an historical, social, and theoretical look at the roots of this oppression and inequality, and how black women have chosen to respond to it locally and globally. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 360E, 372F (Topic 11), 372F (Topic 12), Anthropology 324L (Topic 78), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 7), 340 (Topic 63). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324N. Muslim Women in Politics.

Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 358D, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 56). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 324N, Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 372 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 358 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 358 (Topic 19), 358D, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Muslim Women in Politics), 340 (Topic 56). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324O. Globalization in Latin America.

Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 19). Critically examine the globalization phenomenon in Latin America, focusing on history and ethnography. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Globalization in Latin Amer), 324O, Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Globalization in Latin Amer), 324L (Topic 19). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324P. Gender and Labor in Global Asia.

Same as Asian Studies 379 (Topic 12). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Gender & Labor in Global Asia), 324P, Asian Studies 379 (Topic: Gender & Labor in Global Asia), 379 (Topic 12), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender & Labor in Global Asia). Prerequisite: For Asian studies majors, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies; for others, upper-division standing.

ANT 324R. Daily Life in Mesoamerica.

Same as Latin American Studies 324Q. Examine the daily life of people in Mesoamerica, from the earliest inhabitants in the region to the myriad ways that Precolumbian life and archaeology affect the lives of people today. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Only one of the following may count: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Daily Life in Mesoamerica), 324R, Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Daily Life in Mesoamerica), 324Q. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324S. The Global City.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 351 and American Studies 324E. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 351, 374D (Topic: The Global City), American Studies 321 (Topic: The Global City), 324E, Anthropology 324L (Topic: The Global City), 324S. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 324V. Sexuality in Global Perspective.

Same as Latin American Studies 324G and Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 14). Explore the ways in which sexuality intersects with money, intimacy, power, and labor in the context of global economic processes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Sexuality in Global Persp), 324V, Latin American Studies 324G, Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic: Sexuality in Global Persp), 335 (Topic 14). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325C. Cultures of Sustainability.

Examine how ecological concerns are articulated and perceived in different cultural contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325C, 325L (Topic: Cultures of Sustainability), 325L (Topic 19). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325D. Representation of Jews in the American Public Sphere.

Same as Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 11) and Religious Studies 346L. Examines how Jews have been represented and constituted in American public culture as a race, religion, and/or nation through distinct institutions and display practices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325D, 325L (Topic 13), Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 11), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 8), 346L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325E. Ethnographies of Emotion.

Examine concepts such as place, character, objects, subjects, cultural forms, everyday life, and feeling states or structures such as trauma, love, hope, depression, the even keel, and melodrama through a writing workshop. Explore how to articulate structures of feeling with models of culture and the self. Analyze and experiment with modes of ethnographic attention, the importance of telling detail, and methods of participant observation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 325E and 325L (Topic 18) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325F. Cultural Heritage on Display.

Same as American Studies 321S. Explore the public construction and display of traditional American folk culture by studying popular folklife-oriented tourist sites. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: Cultural Heritage on Display), 321S, Anthropology 325F, 325L (Topic 11). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325G. Technoculture.

Analyze social groups using digital methods and a process of self-reflection focused on technological mediations of experience. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 325G and 325L (Topic: Technoculture) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325I. Sonic Ethnography.

Examine sound, themes of listening, noise, silence, audio technology, vibration, and voice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 324I and 324L (Topic: Sonic Ethnography) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325J. The Photographic Image.

Applies concepts and practices from visual ethnography to the study of memory, place, and everyday life. Subjects include developing counterintuitive and subversive approaches to practices of looking and techniques of representation. Two lecture hours and two lab hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 325L (Topic: The Photographic Image) and 325J may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325L. Cultural Studies, Public Culture, and Folklore: Selected Topics.

Consideration of folklore in different culture areas of the Western Hemisphere. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

ANT 325O. American Jewish Material Culture.

Same as Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 12) and Religious Studies 346N. Examines the interplay between material culture and Jewish identity and thought in contemporary America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic 17), 325O, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 12), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 9), 346N. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325Q. Practices of Looking.

Explore the development of methodological and analytic tools for the examination of visual culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 325L (Topic 15) and 325Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325R. Cultures and Ecologies.

Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 8). Examines the anthropology of nature and natural resources, with particular attention to the communities in the arctic and subarctic regions. Use ethnographies to learn about the cultures of peoples who inhabit northern latitudes, especially their cosmological modes of belief and their ecological ways of life. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic: Cultures and Ecologies), 325L (Topic 16), 325R, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic: Cultures and Ecologies), 345 (Topic 8). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325T. Jewish Folklore.

Same as German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361W, Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 25), and Religious Studies 357P. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Antropology 325L (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 325T, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 361W, Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 363 (Topic 25), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Jewish Folklore), 357P. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325U. Austin Jews in the Civil Rights Era.

Same as American Studies 324J and Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 14). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: UT Jews in Civil Rights Era), 324J, Anthropology 325L (Topic: UT Jews in Civil Rights Era), 325U, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: UT Jews in Civil Rights Era), 364 (Topic 14). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325V. Jewish Cuba.

Same as Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 324S, and Religious Studies 366E. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 325V, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 365 (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 324S, Religious Studies 366 (Topic: Jewish Cuba), 366E. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 325W. Shamanism and the Primitive.

Same as Asian Studies 341P, Religious Studies 352G, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 12). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 325W, Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 341P, Religious Studies 352 (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 352G, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic: Shamanism & the Primitive), 345 (Topic 12). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326C. Native Americans in Texas.

Same as American Studies 321G. Studies the history of Native Americans in Texas using concepts and evidence from anthropology, history, archaeology, historical geography, and Native American studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: Native Americans in Texas), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Native Americans in Texas), 326C. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326D. Native Americans in the Plains.

The ethnohistory of some of the most influential Native American groups on the plains, from the arrival of the Spanish through the reservation period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic: Native Americans in the Plains), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Native Americans in the Plains), 326D, History 365G (Topic: Native Americans in the Plains. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326E. Plains Archaeology: Prehistory and History.

Explores the evidence of human activities on the central and southern plains from prehistoric to historical times (ca. 11,000 BC to ca. AD 1850). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Plains Archaeology: Prehistory and History) and 326E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326F. Great Discoveries in Archaeology.

Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 2: Great Discoveries in Archaeology). The stories, myths, and people behind some of the great archaeological discoveries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Great Discoveries in Archaeology), Anthropology 326F, European Studies 346 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326G. Europe Via Ethnography.

Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 41). Develop a geographical and historical orientation to Europe and examine the cultural complexity of Europe via ethnography. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic: Europe via Ethnography), 325L (Topic 20), 326G, European Studies 346 (Topic: Europe via Ethnography), 346 (Topic 41). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326I. Traveling Culture.

Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 43). Examine mobility as a point of inquiry into questions of identity, community, belonging, place and landscape, art, representation, cultural difference, experience, and history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic 14), 326I, Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 43) Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 326L. Cultures in Contact.

History of the interactions of the indigenous peoples of the Americas with Africans, Asians, and Europeans over the past five hundred years. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 327C. Topics in American Cultures.

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

ANT 327D. Colonial Latin American Archaeology.

Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 13). Focuses on the Spanish colonies in Latin America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 327D and Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 13) may not both be counted.

ANT 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Anthropology.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Anthropology. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ANT 330C. Theories of Culture and Society.

Examination of the theoretical approaches that have established the intellectual foundations of contemporary sociocultural anthropology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 432L. Primate Anatomy.

Comparative and functional anatomy of primates, including humans; emphasis on adaptations and evolution of the various taxa. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 336L. Native American Cultures North of Mexico.

Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 3: Native American Cultures North of Mexico). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 340C. Ethnographic Research Methods.

Introduction to methods used in conducting ethnographic research; emphasis on research design, analysis, writing, and ethical considerations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302, 305, or 307.

ANT 344K. Films: An Anthropological Perspective.

Films viewed and discussed. How is cultural meaning communicated? What systems of signification are involved? What are possibilities and limitations of ethnographic films? Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 345C. Urban Cultures.

The culture of cities, including the distinctive forms of expressive culture, ethnic and racial conflict, and political or economic activity that cities generate. Three lecture hours a week or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 346L. Primate Social Behavior.

Same as Women's and Gender Studies 323C. Studies primate behavior and why primates do what they do, including basic theoretical principles and the models used to explain primate behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 346L, Women's and Gender Studies 323 (Topic: Primate Social Behavior), 323C. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 346M. Comparative Primate Ecology.

The basics of how organisms interact with their environment, focusing on a wide range of primates from a comparative perspective. Discusses how various aspects of ecology are used to conserve primate populations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 347C. Methods in Primate Biology.

The study of primate behavior and the methods by which animal behavior is observed and documented. Students conduct a research project and write a report. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 346L , 346M , or Biology 359K with a grade of at least C.

ANT 348. Human Origins and Evolution.

Detailed examination and analysis of morphological trends evident in the hominid fossil record. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 348I. Comparative Primate Development.

Explore life history theory and how it pertains to the traits related to growth and reproduction, life, and death in primates. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 348I and 348K (Topic: Comparatve Primate Devlpmnt) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301 and upper-division standing.

ANT 348J. Sex and Human Nature.

Same as Women's and Gender Studies 323D. Provides an introduction to the scientific study of sexual behavior, mate choice, and reproduction in humans from the perspective of evolutionary biology; examines a wide range of genetic, ecological, social, physiological, and behavioral aspects of human sexuality. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 348J, 348K (Topic 12), Biology 337 (Topic: Sex and Human Nature), Women's and Gender Studies 323 (Topic: Sex and Human Nature), 323D. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 348K. Current Topics in Biological Anthropology.

An in-depth study of current topics, controversies, and literature on the evolution, morphology, genetics, and behavioral ecology of primates, including humans. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

Topic 8: Evolutionary Anatomy of the Head and Neck. The comparative and functional anatomy of the head and neck in primates and other mammals.
Topic 10: Primate Conservation. The theory and practices of conservation biology as applied to primates. Explores species and community characteristics influencing extinction risk, current threats to primates, and potential conservation strategies.
Topic 11: Early Hominid Evolution. Examines the early stages of human evolution in Africa starting from the last common great ape ancestor through the origin of the genus Homo, looking at the behavioral and morphological adaptations that characterize the earliest stages of human evolution. Anthropology 348K (Topic: Early Hominid Evolution) and 348K (Topic 11) may not both be counted.
Topic 13: Adaptation and Human Behavior. Focuses on the analysis of human behavior and institutions from an evolutionary, adaptationist perspective. Examines subjects of central interest in the social sciences and traces the development of adaptationist approaches and evaluates their application to studying human behavior and social practices. Anthropology 348K (Topic: Adaptation and Human Behavior) and 348K (Topic 13) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 349C. Human Variation.

The patterns of biological variation within and between human populations. Examines physical, genetic, and behavioral traits, and considers both the microevolutionary and cultural processes that influence those traits. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 348K (Topic: Human Variation) and 349C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 349D. Anthropological Genetics.

Basic principles of molecular genetics and population genetics as they relate to the study of humans and other primates. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 348K (Topic: Anthropological Genetics) and 349D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 350C. Primate Sensory Ecology.

An integrated perspective on the comparative anatomy, physiology, and ecological significance of sensory adaptations in primates. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 351E. Primate Evolution.

Examination of the fossil record for nonhuman primate evolution, including basic concepts of the anatomy, ecology, and systematics of living primates. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301.

ANT 453. Archaeological Analysis.

Derivation of chronology and cultural information from archaeological data; the role of archaeology in modern life. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 304.

ANT 353E. Archaeological Laboratory Analysis.

The analysis of artifacts, features, architecture, and other remains recovered in the field. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Archaeological Laboratory Analysis) and 353E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Anthropology 662.

ANT 358Q. Supervised Research.

Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 360K. The Civilization of the Maya.

Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 10: The Civilization of the Maya). Maya prehistory and history: the archaeological record, codices and inscriptions, and Spanish conquest writings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 662. Field Archaeology.

Two hundred and forty hours of fieldwork. May be repeated for credit, but may be taken only once on the letter-grade basis. May be repeated for credit.

ANT 362K. Archaeology of Texas and Vicinity.

Cultural history of Texas and neighboring areas, from early prehistoric times to Anglo-American settlements. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANT 462M. Archaeological Techniques.

Problems in planning, organizing, and carrying out archaeological surveys and excavations. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 453.

ANT 366. Anatomy and Biology of the Human Skeleton.

Comprehensive study of the human skeleton, with special attention to methods of identification. One lecture hour and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Anthropology 301.

ANT 376P, 676P. Research Internship.

Restricted to anthropology majors. Supervised fieldwork in a business or community setting related to the student's career and research interests. Students conduct research and apply anthropological skills to real-world problems. Approximately 150 or 300 hours of fieldwork. May be repeated for credit, but no more than six semester hours may be counted toward the major requirement. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

ANT 379. Problems in Anthropology.

Supervised individual research on selected problems in anthropology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in anthropology and consent of instructor.

ANT 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

For honors candidates in anthropology. Individual reading of selected works for one semester, followed in the second semester by the writing of an honors thesis. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Anthropology Honors Program; for 679HB, Anthropology 679HA.

Graduate Courses

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 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 388C. Applied Data Analysis.

A hands-on, practical overview of methods and tools for applied data science for graduate students and senior undergraduates in the natural and social science disciplines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 388 (Topic: Applied Data Analysis) and 388C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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 Biological Anthropology: Behavior, Genetics, and Variation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. 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 Biological 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. Anthropology 394M (Topic: Affect) and 394M (Topic 30) may not both be counted.
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 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

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

Professional Courses