UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Anthropology


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

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

Anthropology: 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. 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.

382N. Geo-Archaeology.
Same as Geography 382K. The environmental, spatial, and temporal context of archaeological sites; site formation and destruction; human intervention in the landscape. 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 5: Site/Collections Analysis.

Topic 6: Field Projects.

Topic 7: Quantitative Analysis in Archaelogy.

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 3: Middle East.

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

Topic 5: The American Southeast.

Topic 6: The American Southwest.

Topic 7: Sub-Saharan Africa.

Topic 8: Texas.

Topic 9: The American Plains.

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 10: Current Trends in Paleoanthropology.

Topic 11: Hominid Paleoecology.

Topic 12: Paleomagnetism and Chronostratigraphy.

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 education or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: History and Theory.

Topic 4: Ethnomusicology.

Topic 5: Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods.

Topic 7: Race and Ethnicity in American Education.

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).

Topic 3: American Indian Languages.

Topic 4: Native South American 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 3: Middle East and North Africa.

Topic 10: Indo-European Culture and Religion.
Anthropology 389K (Topic 10) and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 395 (Topic 9: Indo-European and Germanic Culture and Religion) may not both be counted.

Topic 11: Oceania.

Topic 15: Contemporary Central America.

Topic 17: Mexican America.

Topic 18: The African Diaspora in the Americas.

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 6: Religion, Ritual, and Symbolic Practice.

Topic 7: Researching Women in Institutions.

Topic 9: Development and Underdevelopment.

Topic 10: Ideology and Social Change.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 5: Ideology and Social Change). Anthropology 391 (Topic 10) and Asian Studies 380T (Topic 7: Ideology and Social Change) may not both be counted.

Topic 11: Gender and Social Inequality.

Topic 12: Semiology: Text and Film.

Topic 13: Peasantry in the Third World.

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 19: Gender Roles: Work and Family Life.

Topic 21: Anthropology of Emotion.

Topic 22: Representation and Signification.

Topic 24: Theories of Gender.

Topic 27: Consciousness and Resistance.

Topic 28: African Peoples and Cultures in Latin America.

Topic 30: The Anthropology of Everyday Life.

Topic 31: Ritual, Politics, and Power.
Same as Asian Studies 390 (Topic 5: Ritual, Politics, and Power). Anthropology 391 (Topic 31) and Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Ritual, Politics, and Power) may not both be counted.

Topic 32: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 4: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism). Anthropology 391 (Topic 32) and Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism) may not both be counted.

Topic 33: Methods in the Study of Religion.
Same as Asian Studies 394 (Topic 1: Methods in the Study of Religion). Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 391 (Topic 33), Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Methods in the Study of Religion), Sanskrit 384 (Topic: 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 3: Analysis of Skeletal Samples.

Topic 4: Field Methods in Primatology.

Topic 5: Analysis of Primate Behavior.

Topic 6: Analysis of Primate Anatomy.

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.
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 and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: Language and Prehistory.

Topic 3: Speech Play and Verbal Art.
Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 6: Speech Play and Verbal Art).

Topic 4: Semiotics.

Topic 5: Sociolinguistics.

Topic 6: Language and Speech in American Society.

Topic 7: Discourse Analysis.

Topic 8: Ethnography of Speaking.
Same as Linguistics 396 (Topic 3: Ethnography of Speaking).

Topic 11: Ethnographic Description of Language and Speech.

Topic 12: Language and Music.

Topic 14: Language and Power.

Topic 15: Symbolism and Iconography.

394M. Topics in Folklore.
Training and individual research on problems in folklore, both regionally and theoretically. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: Folklore and Gender.

Topic 3: Ethnoaesthetics.

Topic 4: Anthropology of the Performing Arts.

Topic 5: Gender of the Word.

Topic 6: Ritual, Festival, and Play.

Topic 7: Chicano Literature and Cultural Studies.

Topic 8: Folklore of the United States and Canada.

Topic 9: Narrative Culture.
Additional prerequisite: Completion of core courses in social anthropology and folklore.

Topic 10: Folklore of Greater Mexico.

Topic 11: Transcription and Analysis in Ethnomusicology.

Topic 12: Folklore of Texas.

Topic 13: Cultural Poetics.
Additional prerequisite: Completion of core courses in social anthropology and folklore.

Topic 19: Foundations of Ethnomusicology.

Topic 20: Field Methods in Ethnomusicology.

Topic 22: Music as a Symbolic System.

Topic 24: Popular Culture.

Topic 25: Mexican American Expressive Culture.

Topic 26: Marxism and Expressive Culture.

Topic 27: Musical Change and Exchange.

Topic 28: Music and Ritual.

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. Conference course. 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 letter-grade 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 letter-grade 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 letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Anthropology 399R, 699R, or 999R.



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