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    ANTHRO 1201 - Human Osteology & Bioarchaeology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Jess Beck
    Tues. and Thurs. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Zooarchaeology Lab, Peabody 35B

    Knowledge of human osteology is key for fields such as archaeology, biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, anatomy, and medicine. This course introduces students to human skeletal anatomy and the field of bioarchaeology, the study of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites.... Read more about ANTHRO 1201 - Human Osteology & Bioarchaeology

    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 
    Peabody 12

    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 1716 - Neoliberalism: Empire, Extraction, and the Making of the Global Social Order

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Salmaan Keshavjee, Jason Silverstein, and Lindsey Zeve
    Weds. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 416

    This course is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in the relationship between neoliberalism, the global social order, and inequities in health and wellbeing.

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    ANTHRO 1836AR - Sensory Ethnography 1

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
    Tues. and Thurs. 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    Sever B10

    Students use video and audio to produce short works about embodied experience, culture, and nature.

    This course is also offered as AFVS 158AR. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ANTHRO 1836BR, Sensory Ethnography 2. No previous studio experience necessary.

    To take this limited-enrollment course, you must first consult the Canvas course site for information about the enrollment process and procedures.

    There is a mandatory lab component...

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    ANTHRO 1836BR - Sensory Ethnography 2

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Profs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
    Tues. and Thurs. 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    Sever B10

    Students are introduced to current issues in art, aesthetics, and anthropology, and produce collaborative experimental works of sensory ethnography.

    This is also offered as AFVS 158BR. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ANTRO 1836AR, Sensory Ethnography 1. No previous studio experience necessary.

    To take this limited-enrollment course, you must first consult the Canvas course site for information about the enrollment process and...

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    ANTHRO 1883 - Where Science Meets Society: Introduction to STS

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Anna Jabloner
    Weds. 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 416

    The German word for science literally means knowledge made. In line with this meaning, STS approaches science as practice. The interdisciplinary field asks empirically and methodologically how knowledge is made, how truths become truths, and how matters come to matter and to be matters of fact.

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    ANTHRO 1826 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Arthur Kleinman
    Weds. 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
    Tozzer 416

    Course will review ethnographies of mental health problems and mental health care, including substance abuse, depression/anxiety, psychosis, trauma, and related conditions. Also included are ethnographies of the failed chronic care system, psychiatric practice, and global mental health approaches.... Read more about ANTHRO 1826 - Anthropology of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Health Care

    ANTHRO 1679 - Punishment Culture

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Kaya Williams
    Thurs. 9:00 AM -11:45 AM
    Tozzer 203

    What is punishment, and what might attention to punitive practices teach us about the cultures in which they are used? Modern American culture is so saturated with punishment that it is difficult to know where to begin such an investigation.... Read more about ANTHRO 1679 - Punishment Culture

    ANTHRO 1718 - Activist, Collaborative, and Engaged Interventions in Anthropology

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Andrea Wright
    Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 416

    What approaches and methodologies do anthropologists use to examine and strengthen theories and practices oriented towards community? What responsibilities do anthropologists have to the people and places with which they work? Can and should anthropologists engage in research that is community driven, politically conscious, and centrally concerned with the transformation of our social conditions?... Read more about ANTHRO 1718 - Activist, Collaborative, and Engaged Interventions in Anthropology

    ANTHRO 1802 - Language, Race, and Ethnicity

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Joyhanna Garza
    Mon. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Tozzer 203

    This course examines the co-articulations of race, ethnicity, and language across various historical, societal, and institutional contexts. Furthermore, we examine the ways in which racialized bodies come to be constructed as engaging in specific linguistic practices, and conversely, how linguistic practices come to stand as a proxy for racialized speakers.... Read more about ANTHRO 1802 - Language, Race, and Ethnicity

    ANTHRO 1991 - Anthropology of the Future

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Michelle Choi
    Thurs. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
    Peabody 12

    Humans have long been fascinated with anticipating, speculating, preparing, and waiting for the unknown future. ‘The future’ has a pervasive presence in our lives, when we forecast the local weather, plan the national economy, promise in legal contracts, imagine in science fictions, aspire in political movements, trade in futures markets, and much more. More than ever, the future is both an excitement and anxiety-inducing topic of interest to scholars and experts in domains ranging from public health, national security, urban design, to environmental science.... Read more about ANTHRO 1991 - Anthropology of the Future

    ANTHRO 1898 - Digital Ethnographic Methods

    Semester: 

    N/A

    Offered: 

    2021

    Prof. Joyhanna Garza
    Tues. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Tozzer 203

    The abrupt physical closures of 2020 continuing into the present moment have brought into sharp relief the urgency of taking the digital seriously as a mode by which sociality – however constrained – is created and maintained. Rather than posit a singular method of digital ethnography, this course is designed to expose students to different methods and theoretical entry points into ethnography in order to enable students to identify the methods which work best for their present and future research purposes.... Read more about ANTHRO 1898 - Digital Ethnographic Methods

    ANTHRO 1475 - Religious Dimensions in Human Experience: Apocalypse, Home, Medicine, Music, Sports, Sacrifice

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. David Carrasco
    Mon. and Weds. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Emerson 101

    What is Religion? Why does it show up everywhere? Using archaeology, religious studies and social thought, this course will study the major themes in the history of religions including ‘encountering the holy’, 'sports and ritual’, ‘crossing borders’, ‘sacrifice as creation’, ‘pilgrimage and sacred place’, ‘suffering and quest for wisdom’, ‘music and social change’, ‘violence and cosmic law’.... Read more about ANTHRO 1475 - Religious Dimensions in Human Experience: Apocalypse, Home, Medicine, Music, Sports, Sacrifice

    ANTHRO 1190 - American Invasions: Archaeological Tales of Encounter, Exploration, and Colonization, 1492-1830

    Semester: 

    Spring

    Offered: 

    2022

    Prof. Matthew Liebmann
    Mon. and Weds. 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Peabody 561

    In 1492 Native Americans discovered Europeans, changing the world forever.  The European invasion of the Americas triggered demographic, economic, and ecological changes on an unprecedented scale.  The subsequent movement of people, plants, animals, and goods prompted global shifts in population, exploitation of resources, and the transformation of environments on both sides of the Atlantic.... Read more about ANTHRO 1190 - American Invasions: Archaeological Tales of Encounter, Exploration, and Colonization, 1492-1830

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