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    GENED 1128 - The Conduct of Life in Western and Eastern Philosophy

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michael Puett
    Thurs. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    A study of approaches in the philosophical traditions of the West and the East to the conduct of life. Philosophical ethics has often been understood as meta-ethics: the development of a method of moral inquiry or justification. Here we focus instead on what philosophy has to tell us about the first-order question: How should we live our lives?

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    ANTHRO 3000 - Supervised Reading Course

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Department Faculty 
    By Arrangement

    Special reading in selected topics under the direction of members of the Department. Individual work. Must be arranged with a professor listed under Anthropology 3000. Requires written work; it involves meetings as arranged between professor and graduate student.

    ANTHRO 3001 - Reading for Social Anthropology General Examination

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Social Anthropology Faculty 
    By Arrangement

    Individual reading in preparation for the General Examination for the PhD degree. It involves meetings as arranged between professor and graduate student.

    Restricted to candidates for the PhD degree and ordinarily to those who have completed at least one year in residence.

    ANTHRO 3002 - Reading for Archaeology General Examination

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Archaeology Faculty 
    By Arrangement

    Preparation with Archaeology cohort for the general examination in Archaeology. This course should be taken during the fall semester of the second year and involves weekly meetings to study and prepare for the general exams in January.

    Restricted to candidates for the PhD degree and ordinarily to those who have completed at least one year in residence.

    ANTHRO 3080 - Museum Practicum in Curatorial Research

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Diana Loren
    By Arrangement

    The purpose of the practicum is to provide curatorial experience in the Peabody Museum (PMAE), directly supervised by a PMAE curator. The practicum is designed to designed to introduce students to contemporary museum curatorial practice, to provide hands-on experience working with PMAE collections, and opportunity for reflexive research based in historical context. The practicum will be developed in consultation with PMAE curator and will be related to PMAE projects and initiatives.

    ANTHRO 3410 - Teaching Fellowship

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    N/A
    By Arrangement

    For students engaged in teaching as a Teaching Fellow. Student should register for four credits per section.

    Not counted towards PhD requirements.

    ANTHRO 3500 - Direction of Doctoral Dissertations

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Department Faculty
    By Arrangement

    Individual work in preparation for the doctoral dissertation.

    Consult the appropriate member of the Department.
    Limited to candidates for the PhD in Anthropology who are in residence and who are in good standing in the Graduate School.

    ANTHRO 3400 - Full-time Status Reading and Research

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    N/A
    By Arrangement

    Students enrolled in PhD in Anthropology should utilize this course to indicate time spent researching and reading outside of coursework.

    Oftentimes used towards maintaining full-time status, when not enrolled in coursework or writing the dissertation.  Not counted towards PhD requirements.

    ANTHRO 98B - Junior Tutorial for Thesis Writers in Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michelle Choi
    By Arrangement

    This individual tutorial is for anthropology students intending to write a senior thesis, and is normally undertaken with an advanced graduate student during the second term of junior year. Students will have weekly meetings with the project advisor for the purposes of developing the appropriate background research on theoretical, thematic, regional, and methodological literature relevant to their thesis topic, and fully refining their summer research proposal. The tutorials final paper will be comprised of a research proposal representing...

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    ANTHRO 99B - Thesis Tutorial in Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michelle Choi
    By Arrangement

    This is a full year research and writing seminar limited to senior honors candidates. The course is intended to provide students with practical guidance and advice during the thesis writing process through structured assignments and peer feedback on work-in-progress. It is intended to supplement not replace faculty thesis advising (with the requirement of consulting regularly with the advisor built into the assignments) and, most importantly, allow students to share their work and experiences with other thesis writers in a collegial and...

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    GENED 1126 - Race and Caste

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Ajantha Subramanian
    Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

    Race and caste are two of the most enduring forms of social stratification. While their histories date well before the advent of political democracy, they have taken on new forms in the context of democratic social transformation and capitalist development. In this course, we will grapple with the meanings, uses, and politics of race and caste historically and in the contemporary moment.... Read more about GENED 1126 - Race and Caste

    GENED 1099 - Pyramid Schemes: What Can Ancient Egyptian Civilization Teach Us?

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Peter Der Manuelian
    Mon. and Wed. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

    How much of your impression of the ancient world was put there by Hollywood, music videos, or orientalist musings out of the West? How accurate are these depictions? Does it matter? This course examines the quintessential example of the “exotic, mysterious ancient world” – Ancient Egypt – to interrogate these questions. Who has “used” ancient Egypt as a construct, and to what purpose? Did you know that pyramids, mummies, King Tut, and Cleopatra represent just the (overhyped) tip of a very rich civilization that holds plenty of life lessons for today?

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    FRSEMR 44J - Clash of Titans, Seats of Empire: The Aztecs, Toltecs, and Race of Giants in Ancient Mexico

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Bill Fash
    Wed. 9:45AM - 11:45AM
    Peabody 12

    The film "Clash of Titans" was a British extravaganza dedicated to exploring the ancient Greeks' concepts of the interactions between humans and their gods. In Ancient Mexico, the tale of Topiltzin Quetzalcóatl, Toltec Prince of Tula is the best-known example of the intervention of rival gods in the affairs of kingdoms and empires. His tale and what was made of it by the Aztecs, and Spaniards, serves as the point of departure for our seminar. Just as the Greeks countenanced sacrifices and political assassinations, in Ancient Mexico the three great empires practiced human sacrifice, regicide, and warfare which was vital in their statecraft and economy.

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