Welcome to the Anthropology Department

FALL 2017

Courses in Cultural & Linguistic Anthropology:

16:070:514 Language as Social Action
Professor Becky Schulthies
Thursday 9:15am-12:15pm  RAB 302
Cultural implications of language and its use. Relations between language and culture, language and cognition, language and social group.

16:070:544 Human Dimensions of Environmental Change
Professor Pamela McElwee

Tuesday 9:15am-12:15pm COB 226
This course is the key seminar for the Human Dimensions of Environmental Change graduate certificate program. The seminar is designed to provide students with a survey of theories and concepts in human-environment studies. We will examine how perspectives and arguments of oft-cited theorists (e.g. Marx, Foucault, Latour, Haraway, etc) have been taken up in nature-society scholarship in geography, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, and other disciplines. To do so, we will read selected writings from social theorists as well as contemporary nature-society scholars together, making sense of writing and concepts through collective discussion and debate. No previous exposure to social theory is required or assumed; we will work through these approaches from the ground-up in this class.

16:070:526 Urban Ethnography
Professor Nina Siulc
Monday 10:55am-1:55pm
Classic and contemporary urban ethnogrpahies of the United States and elsewhere. Urban methods, constrcution of the "the field," and epistemological concerns. Modernity and global cities. Space, race, and class. Representations of urbanism.


Courses in Evolutionary Anthropology:

16:070:508 Evolutionary Theory
Professor Susan Cachel

Wednesday 2:15-5:15pm RAB 305
Natural selection, adaption, evolutionary genetics, speciation, extinction, adaptive radiation, and macroevolution with special emphasis on human and non-human primate evolution.

16:070:582 Paleoecology and Archaeology
Professor Hylke de Jong

Thursday 3:55pm-6:55pm BIO 315
Methods of environmental reconstruction. Emphasis on the evolution of subsistence economies, with special attention to the origins of animal and plant domestication.

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