Classes

    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 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 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.

    GENED 1126 - Race and Caste

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Ajantha Subramanian
    Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Sever Hall 102

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    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

    ANTHRO 97X - Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Amy Clark
    Mon. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Peabody 561

    This course will focus on archaeological thinking, the cognitive skeleton of the discipline of archaeology, the principles and the logic that are the foundation of all archaeological conclusions and research. Central to this is an understanding of research design, archaeological theory and interpretation, culture and material culture; as well as an understanding of how to examine and construct an archaeological argument.

    ANTHRO 97Z - Sophomore Tutorial: Anthropology as Social Theory and the Social Theory of Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Malavika Reddy
    Tues. and Thurs. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM 
    Tozzer 203

    Anthropology 97z is a course about what social theory is, how to read it and how it relates to the discipline of anthropology. The course encourages students to think expansively about the sources and boundaries of theory, guiding them through three approaches to the theorization of social life: First, we work from early anthropological conceptualizations of society, culture and race to trace the impacts of these concepts on the formation of the discipline and on contemporary life, more broadly;...

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    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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    ANTHRO 1038 - Game of Stones: The Archaeology of Europe from Handaxes to Stonehenge

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Amy Clark
    Mon. and Weds. 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Peabody 561

    Buried beneath modern cities, Roman amphitheaters, and Medieval churches lie subtle traces of Europes earlier occupants: campsites littered stone tools and animal bones, human bodies preserved in bogs and frozen in ice, and cave walls decorated with extinct animals.

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    ANTHRO 1058/2058 - Bias in Archaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Rowan Flad and Jess Beck 
    Weds. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Peabody 561

    This seminar will focus broadly on bias in archaeology, covering issues of bias in authorship, citations, accessibility, popular media coverage, fieldwork, training and education, hiring and promotion and other related topics. We will also address recent research that focuses on disrupting patterns of bias in some of these areas. Students will engage in original research or synthesize research topics in one or more of these areas for their final project.... Read more about ANTHRO 1058/2058 - Bias in Archaeology

    ANTHRO 1131 - Archaeology of Harvard Yard II: Laboratory Methods and Analysis

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Patricia Capone
    Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Vanserg 23

    Open to students who participated in the fall term investigations in Harvard Yard, this course focuses on the detailed analysis of the materials recovered in the excavations, within the context of archival and comparative archaeological and historical research.

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    ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Diana Loren, Ilisa Barbash, and Ingrid Ahlgren
    Mon. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM 
    Peabody 12

    Harvard’s museum collections have often been used to interrogate the world outside of “us”: peoples, events, places, and things. This course reverses that gaze and asks what the collections and the processes of collecting reveal about the history of Harvard and its institutional identity as “the” place of learning.... Read more about ANTHRO 1435 - Challenging Collections: Critical Reflections on Collecting Through Harvard’s History

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