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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; 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.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ANT | Anthropology

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. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 6: Ethnohistory and Archaeology.

Topic 7: Systems of Archaeological Classification.

381C. Quechua Language and Society in the Andes I. Same as Latin American Studies 381C. Beginning spoken Quechua; Quechua folklore. Taught in English. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Quechua Language and Society in the Andes), 351C, 381C, 389 (Topic: Quechua Language and Society in the Andes), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Quechua Language and Society in the Andes), 391 (Topic: Quechua Language and Society in the Andes). Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381D. Quechua Language and Society in the Andes II. Same as Latin American Studies 381D. Intermediate spoken Quechua; Quechua folklore. Taught in English. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Advanced Quechua Language and Society in the Andes), 351D, 381D, 389 (Topic: Advanced Quechua Language and Society in the Andes), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Advanced Quechua Language and Society in the Andes), 391 (Topic: Advanced Quechua Language and Society in the Andes). Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 382N, Geography 356 (Topic: Geo-Archaeology), 356C. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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. 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.

Topic 7: Quantitative Analysis in Archaeology.

683N. Field Archaeology. Two hundred forty hours of fieldwork. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

384M. Topics in Regional Archaeology. Prehistoric cultural developments of a major geographical area; comparative cultural developments in ecologically similar areas. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: South America.

Topic 4: Mesoamerica. Same as Latin American Studies 391 (Topic 2: Mesoamerica).

Topic 6: The American Southwest.

Topic 8: Texas.

Topic 10: Ethnohistory and Archaeology of the Caribbean. Same as Latin American Studies 391 (Topic 1: Ethnohistory and Archaeology of the Caribbean).

388. Topics in Physical Anthropology. Constitutes one of two principal categories of courses in physical anthropology covering substantive studies in primate behavior, primate anatomy and evolution, human evolution, and growth and development. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

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.

388K. Topics in General Anthropology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: Anthropology of Education. Same as Curriculum and Instruction 380G. A study of social life in contemporary American schools from an anthropological perspective. Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods.

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.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: The Mayan Languages. Same as Latin American Studies 391 (Topic 4: The Mayan Languages).

389K. Topics in Regional Ethnography. Anthropological surveys and analyses of societies and cultures of distinctive world areas. 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.

391. Topics in Social Anthropology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: Social Anthropological Theory.

Topic 3: Native and Reflexive Anthropology.

Topic 4: Cultural Construction of Masculinity.

Topic 5: Symbolic Anthropology.

Topic 7: Researching Women in Institutions.

Topic 10: Ideology and Social Change. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 5: Ideology and Social Change).

Topic 15: History and Anthropology.

Topic 16: Problems in Development in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 391 (Topic 3: Problems in Development in Latin America). Discussion seminar on the agrarian question, the urban question, "Lo Mexicano," and current change in Mexico.

Topic 22: Representation and Signification.

Topic 27: Consciousness and Resistance.

Topic 31: Ritual, Politics, and Power. Same as Asian Studies 390 (Topic 5: Ritual, Politics, and Power).

Topic 32: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 4: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism).

Topic 33: Methods in the Study of Religion. Same as Asian Studies 394 (Topic 1: Methods in the Study of Religion).

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. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 4: Field Methods in Primatology.

Topic 5: Analysis of Primate Behavior.

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.

392K. Introduction to Graduate Archaeology. Core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392L. Introduction to Graduate Physical Anthropology. Core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392M. Introduction to Graduate Social Anthropology. Core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392N. Introduction to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology. Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 2: Introduction to Graduate Linguistic Anthropology). Core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

392P. Introduction to Graduate Folklore and Public Culture. Core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

392Q. Introduction to Graduate Anthropology. Core course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

393. Topics in Linguistic Anthropology. Training and individual research in subjects concerning the relations between language and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Conference Course. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

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 11: Ethnographic Description of Language and Speech. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Language and Power. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 15: Symbolism and Iconography. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic. Same as Classical Civilization 383 (Topic 2: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic), German 381 (Topic 3: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic), and Linguistics 383 (Topic 8: Introduction to Diachronic Linguistics: Germanic). Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 17: Older Germanic Languages. Same as German 393K (Topic 2: Older Germanic Languages) and Linguistics 383 (Topic 9: Older Germanic Languages). Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

Topic 18: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory. Same as German 381 (Topic 13: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory) and Linguistics 391 (Topic 4: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory). Anthropology 393 (Topic 18) and French 392K (Topic: Major Works in Twentieth-Century Linguistic Theory) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in German or consent of instructor.

394M. Topics in Folklore, Public Culture, and Cultural Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

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.

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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in anthropology or a related field, and consent of instructor.

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

397F. Doctoral Forum. Development of skills in writing, revision, and presentation of papers and grant proposals, and in job hunting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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.

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.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Anthropology. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

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

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