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.
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.
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.
This course is part seminar, part practicum. Its purpose is to help students conceptualize and design a research project, to craft effective research and grantproposals, and to prepare for ethnographic and archival work. The first and longest part of the course will focus on formulating a researchable project, in all its various elements; how to write a statement of problem, to frame arguments/theses, to situate work in the appropriate anthropological literature/s, to develop a methodological approach, and techniques,...