Anthropology

Anthropology
http://anthropology.rice.edu/
572 Sewall Hall
713-348-4847

Eugenia Georges
Department Chair
nia@rice.edu

Cymene Howe
Director of Graduate Studies
cymene@rice.edu

Zoë Wool
Undergraduate Advisor
zoe.wool@rice.edu

Anthropology is a discipline that encompasses many subjects of study, all related to understanding human beings and their cultures. A student may organize a major in one or more of anthropology's principal fields or may combine a major in anthropology with one in another discipline.  The goal of anthropology is to understand and interpret cultural and biological differences among human societies, both past and present. 

The Rice Anthropology department includes diverse offerings in all major subfields of the subject. In archaeology there are courses on the rise and decline of past civilizations and cultures, as well as practical courses that permit students to participate in excavations. In biological anthropology there are courses in human evolution, human nutrition, and on the practice of medicine in our own and other cultures. Cultural anthropology surveys the diversity of world cultures, and offers courses on particular culture areas and provides critical perspectives on the study of contemporary culture changes globally.  Social anthropology courses focus upon the study of myth, ritual, and religion among traditional and complex societies and the idea of history as cultural myth.

We also offer courses that explore the relationships between language, culture, and modes of thought in a number of societies. For those interested in the history of anthropology and its current concerns, there are a number of courses offered, including the art of ethnography and the study of the historical, political, and literary roots of anthropological ideas.

Master's Program

  • Master of Arts (MA) Degree in the field of Anthropology*

Doctoral Program

Chair

Eugenia Georges

Professors

Dominic C. Boyer
James D. Faubion
Susan Keech McIntosh

Associate Professors

Jeffrey B. Fleisher
A. Cymene Howe

Assistant Professors

Andrea Ballestero
Zoë Wool

Professors Emeriti

George E. Marcus
Roderick J. McIntosh
Julie M. Taylor
Stephen A. Tyler

For Rice University degree-granting programs:
To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog
To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule

Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 200 - INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF LANGUAGE

Short Title: INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences. Fall 2017 - Section 002 is open only to Fall 2017 New Matrics. Cross-list: LING 200.

ANTH 201 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: INTRO TO SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to the history, methods, and concepts of social/cultural anthropology, which is devoted to the systematic description and understanding of cultural diversity in human societies.

ANTH 203 - HUMAN ANTIQUITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND PREHISTORY

Short Title: INTRO TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course offers a broad introduction to the human past as revealed by evolutionary studies of both biochemical and fossil evidence, and by archaeological studies of human cultural behavior.

ANTH 205 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to the elementary concepts of the discipline through a series of case studies.

ANTH 212 - PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN ASIA

Short Title: PERSPECTIVES ON MODERN ASIA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A team taught interdisciplinary course focusing on the political, social and economic forces that are shaping the lives of the nearly one-half of the world's population that lives in Asia. Provides a selective, in-depth look at certain important areas of East, Southeast and South Asia that reflect larger themes and problems. Cross-list: ASIA 212.

ANTH 290 - HISTORY AND ETHNOGRAPHY

Short Title: HISTORY & ETHNOGRAPHY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course focuses intensively on the history and ethnography of a single people, the selection of which changes from year to year. Using all available materials, this course provides an introduction to the approaches of the discipline and how they have changed, registered by the different ways anthropologists and others have represented the same subjects over time.

ANTH 299 - EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION IN ANTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Anthropology. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides one hour of university credit for faculty-directed and approved internship. Students must obtain approval from a member of the department’s undergraduate committee and must submit a letter from the internship provider indicating completion and satisfactory performance. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 300 - LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS

Short Title: LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or LING 200

Description: A hands-on, data-oriented approach to how different languages construct words and sentences. Students will develop skills in linguistic problem solving and the foundations for pursuing grammatical description. Topics: word classes, morphology, tense-aspect-modality, clause structure, word order, grammatical relations, existentials/possessives/locatives, voice/valence, questions, negation, relative clauses, complements, causatives. Cross-list: LING 300. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 500. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 300 and ANTH 500.

ANTH 301 - PHONETICS

Short Title: PHONETICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): LING 200 or ANTH 200

Description: Introductory study of sound as it relates to speech and sound systems in the world's languages. Speech sounds are examined in terms of production mechanisms (articulatory phonetics), propagation mechanisms (acoustic phonetics), and perception mechanisms (auditory phonetics). Includes a basic introduction to Digital Signal Processing. Cross-list: LING 301. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 501. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 301 and ANTH 501.

ANTH 302 - ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY: A SURVEY

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A survey of the major theorists and theoretical schools of social-cultural anthropology. Strongly recommended for majors.

ANTH 303 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Short Title: INTRO ARCHAEOLOGY SCIENCE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course focuses on methods of scientific analysis applied to archaeological materials, including bone, stone, pottery, glass, and metal. Methods conclude absolute dating, mineral petrography, experimental archaeology, elemental and isotopic analysis, and ancient DNA. Labs offer hands-on experience with various archaeological materials and analytical methods. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205

ANTH 305 - HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

Short Title: HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (ANTH 200 or LING 200) and (ANTH 301 or LING 301)

Description: Exploration of the nature of language change. Topics covered include sound change syntactic and semantic change, modeling language splits, the sociolinguistics of language change, and the history of European languages. Cross-list: LING 305. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 505. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 305 and ANTH 505.

ANTH 308 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE HISTORICAL IMAGINATION

Short Title: THE HISTORICAL IMAGINATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores ideas of history and attitudes toward the past as culturally conditioned phenomena. Emphasizes history as a statement of cultural values as well as conceptualizations of cause, change, time, and reality. Cross-list: SWGS 336. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 508. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 308 and ANTH 508.

ANTH 309 - GLOBAL CULTURES

Short Title: GLOBAL CULTURES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will examine specific cultural debates and issues that have "overflowed" national boundaries. Topics will include student movements, democracy and citizenship, and the internationalization of professional and popular culture. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 509. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 309 and ANTH 509.

ANTH 310 - CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This introductory course is designed to encourage ways of thinking about: Cultural China--a broad-ranging concept that includes the People's Republic of China, the newly established Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Hong Kong, the Republic of China on Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities throughout the world.

ANTH 311 - MASCULINITIES

Short Title: MASCULINITIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course deals with masculinities in the West, concentrating on concepts of masculine protagonism and personhood. Readings explore identities constructed in realms such as law, politics, finances, art, the home, and war. Cross-list: SWGS 333. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 511. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 311 and ANTH 511.

ANTH 312 - AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Short Title: AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Thematic coverage of developments throughout the continent from the Lower Paleolithic to medieval times, with emphasis on food production, metallurgy and the rise of cities and complex societies. Cross-list: MDEM 311. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 512. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 312 and ANTH 512.

ANTH 313 - LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Short Title: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Investigates the relation between language and thought, language and worldview, language and logic. Cross-list: LING 313. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 513. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 313 and ANTH 513.

ANTH 317 - REVOLUTIONS AND UTOPIAS

Short Title: REVOLUTIONS AND UTOPIAS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In order to gain a more precise grasp of our contemporary political challenges and possibilities, this course in political anthropology investigates a wide range of historical and contemporary cases of rapid political and social transformation and carefully examines the ideas, desires and utopias that inspired them. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 517. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 317 and ANTH 517.

ANTH 319 - SYMBOLISM AND POWER

Short Title: SYMBOLISM AND POWER

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course considers anthropological theories of the state and examines ethnographic accounts of states in some unexpected places - that is, outside the official realm of government bureaucracies and institutionalized politics. Topics include so-called "stateless societies," planning and bureaucratic rationality, violence and power, and ethnographic methods for studying the state. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 519. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 319 and ANTH 519.

ANTH 322 - CULTURES AND IDENTITIES: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND NATIONALISM

Short Title: CULTURES AND IDENTITIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How do cultural conceptions of race, ethnicity, and nationalism shape who we think we are? How are these ideas related to Western views of the relations between nature and society, and how do these differ from those in other cultures? Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 522. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 322 and ANTH 522.

ANTH 323 - INTRODUCTION TO PHONOLOGY

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO PHONOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or LING 200

Description: Introduction to analysis techniques and theory concerning patternings of sounds in the world's languages. The course will involve extensive work with non-English data sets, and development of analytical techniques such as identification of sound alternations or restrictions, and formalization of abstract representations and rules to account for them. Cross-list: LING 311. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 523. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 323 and ANTH 523.

ANTH 324 - DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Short Title: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the expressive possibilities of documentary production using digital systems. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Cross-list: ARTS 327, FILM 327.

ANTH 325 - SEX, SELF, AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Short Title: SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introductory venture into conducting fieldwork in the past. The course treats a wide range of artifacts, from philosophical essays to vase paintings. It derives its focus from a rich corpus of recent research into the ancient problemization of desire and self-control. Cross-list: SWGS 332. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 525. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 325 and ANTH 525.

ANTH 326 - LAW, POWER AND CULTURE

Short Title: LAW, POWER AND CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An exploration of normativity and its different social forms across the world. It combines theoretical and ethnographic analyses of legal institutions and practices as cultural phenomena undergirded by power relations, knowledge forms and historical forces. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 526. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 326 and ANTH 526.

ANTH 327 - GENDER AND SYMBOLISM

Short Title: GENDER AND SYMBOLISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examinations of beliefs concerning men, women, and gender in different cultures, including the West, relating to issues of symbolism, power, and the distribution of cultural models. Cross-list: SWGS 350. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 527. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 327 and ANTH 527.

ANTH 329 - BODIES, SENSUALITIES, AND ART

Short Title: BODIES, SENSUALITIES, & ART

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Cross-cultural approaches to art and the senses. Students may engage any medium. Emphasis to be placed on issues generated from performance in the arts rather than from academia. Contrasts art and academic knowledge to explore alternative epistemologies and aesthetics. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 529. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 329 and ANTH 529.

ANTH 330 - GEOARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: GEOARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Anthropology or Earth Science. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the basics of the analysis of soils and sediments as related to archaeological deposits, and introducing the key concepts of surficial geology, site formation, landscape evolution, and the scope of depositional environments. Includes practical methods for describing stratigraphy, sediments and soil profiles in the field. Cross-list: ESCI 330.

ANTH 331 - ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Short Title: ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An in-depth examination of the art and archaeology of ancient Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia and Persia. Beginning in The Neolithic period, we will examine the development of Near Eastern art and architecture through the study of ancient sites and their associated material culture. Cross-list: HART 311.

ANTH 332 - THE SOCIAL LIFE OF CLEAN ENERGY

Short Title: SOCIAL LIFE OF CLEAN ENERGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course considers the phenomenon of renewable energy, using a social scientific approach to analyze the various forces and interests involved in the development of renewable energy projects (such as hydropower, solar and wind) in both the global North and South. No prerequisites required. Cross-list: ENST 332. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 532. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 332 and ANTH 532.

ANTH 333 - THE MATERIAL WORLD

Short Title: THE MATERIAL WORLD

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores the mutually constructive relationship between humans and objects; it asks how objects are made meaningful and active by humans, and how, in turn, people acquire meaning, relations, and agency through material culture. Topics include: commoditization, consumption, gift exchange, subjects and objects, identity, fashion, collecting, art, and authenticity. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 533. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 333 and ANTH 533.

ANTH 334 - THE CULTURE OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL

Short Title: CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN BRAZIL

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to popular cultural manifestations in the form of festivals and artistic movements in the Nordeste of Brazil. The objective is to show how the cultural can be deeply political, with cultural manifestations speaking to everyday forms of representation, new identity formations, and struggles for social justice. Cross-list: HIST 333.

ANTH 335 - ANTHROPOLOGY AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGY/CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The critical assessment and interpretation of Euroamerican social institutions and cultural forms have always been an integral part of anthropology's intellectual project. This course will explain the techniques, history, and achievements of such critique. It will also view the purpose in the context of a more generational tradition of critical social thought in the West, especially the U.S. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 535. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 335 and ANTH 535.

ANTH 336 - BECOMING A DOCTOR

Short Title: BECOMING A DOCTOR

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course introduces such classic anthropological concepts as the rite of passage and the cultural system as frames for the investigation of the professionalization of medicine as a discipline, medical training and the changing epistemologies of medical knowledge and the changing scope and content of the medical cosmos. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 536. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 336 and ANTH 536.

ANTH 337 - JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE

Short Title: JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Japan and the U.S. are connected by a mutual fascination with each other's mass culture, with each country frequently employing the other as inspiration or cautionary tale. We will examine selections from anthropological work, juxtaposing it with theoretical readings on the nature of publics, crowds, and image circulation in general.

ANTH 338 - READING POPULAR CULTURE

Short Title: READING POPULAR CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course examines a number of cases from popular genres-romance, novels, television sit-coms, tourist sites, movies, rock music and submits them to a variety of theoretical approaches from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, literary studies, and philosophy. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 538. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 338 and ANTH 538.

ANTH 339 - IMAGE, MEDIA, ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: IMAGE, MEDIA, ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The intersection of anthropology and aesthetics is making a significant contribution to the discipline. From the modern to the post-modern to the contemporary work of visual anthropology we will examine what it means to take up a philosophy of aesthetics, and consider how we can integrate this genealogy of thought into contemporary anthropological projects.

ANTH 340 - NEOLIBERALISM AND GLOBALIZATION

Short Title: NEOLIBERALISM & GLOBALIZATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores the relationship between two of the most powerful forces shaping the world today: economic globalization and political neoliberalism. Using ethnographic, policy and theoretical documentation drawn from a variety of case studies, we will reconstruct the interrelated origins of globalization and neoliberalism and map their social and cultural impacts across the world. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 540. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 340 and ANTH 540.

ANTH 341 - MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE: EXHIBITING ART, EXHIBITING CULTURE

Short Title: MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A wide-ranging introduction to museum studies with a particular focus on the collection and exhibition of cultural heritage materials. We will examine how heritage objects are displayed and represented in museums of art, natural historical history, and heritage. Topics include looking and ethics of collecting, policies of display, changing roles for museums; exhibition design and curatorial practice. Cross-list: HURC 341. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 541. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 341 and ANTH 541.

ANTH 342 - ETHNOGRAPHIES OF CARE

Short Title: ETHNOGRAPHIES OF CARE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An ethnographically grounded exploration of the political, social, and intimate relations that constitute care in various situations of life and death. We ask how particular populations come to be understood as requiring, receiving, or being entitle to care? Who becomes obliged to provide care? And what are care's collateral effects? Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 542. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 342 and ANTH 542.

ANTH 343 - NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA

Short Title: NEW RELIG MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Discusses new religious movements and the religious, sociological, and political factors leading to their rise, also missionary and colonial reactions to them. Examines their relationship to indigenous religions, political praxis, and their focus on this-worldly salvation in the wake of political and economic marginality. Cross-list: RELI 342.

ANTH 344 - CITY/CULTURE

Short Title: CITY/CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course treats both the theorization and the ethnographic exploration of the urban imaginary; urban spaces and practices; urban, suburban, and post-urban planning; city-states, colonial cities, and capital cities; and the late 20th century metropolis. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 544. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 344 and ANTH 544.

ANTH 345 - THE POLITICS OF THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An examination of the way that archaeological evidence of the past has been used and viewed by particular groups at different times. Using case studies, the course considers issues of gender, race, Eurocentrism, political domination and legitimacy that emerge from critical analysis of representations of the past by archaeologists, museums, and collectors. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 545. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 345 and ANTH 545.

ANTH 346 - VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION OF HISTORICAL CITIES

Short Title: VIRTL RECONSTR HISTORCL CITIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course, part of the HRC’s Digital Humanities Initiative, is devoted to the virtual reconstruction of ancient urban landscapes with focus on individual buildings in their urban settings. All course activities will be based around interdisciplinary student teams who will work together through the semesters to complete a virtual reconstruction project. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: ARCH 310, COMP 316, HART 316.

ANTH 347 - THE U.S. AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Short Title: THE U.S. AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course looks at selected aspects of American culture and society from an anthropological point of view. Readings derive from the works of both foreign and native observers, past and present. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 547. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 347 and ANTH 547.

ANTH 348 - ANTHROPOLOGIES OF NATURE

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGIES OF NATURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class examines the uses and makings of nature in accounts of the human and post-human. It introduces students to nature as an object of study, as an analytic and as a heuristic. Some of the topics the course explores include the nature-culture dyad, nature as resource, science and technology and the remaking of nature, economies of nature, materiality, nature and kinship, and natural ontologies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 548. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 348 and ANTH 548.

ANTH 349 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ETHICS

Short Title: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ETHICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Philosophical ethics argues over the proper criteria of the definition and the assessment of ethical action. This course focuses on an emerging and increasingly salient anthropological project: empirical inquiry into the themes and variations of ethical systems and the sociocultural rationale for their existence and reproduction. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 549. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 349 and ANTH 549.

ANTH 351 - CULTURES OF NATIONALISM

Short Title: CULTURES OF NATIONALISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will examine the cultural dimensions of nationalism, particularly around the creation of forms of "peoplehood" that seem to be presupposed by almost all nation-building projects. Texts to be analyzed will include the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 551. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 351 and ANTH 551.

ANTH 353 - CULTURES OF INDIA

Short Title: CULTURES OF INDIA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Summary of the prehistory, ethnography, and ethnology of the Indian subcontinent. Special emphasis on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Indian philosophy. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 553. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 353 and ANTH 553.

ANTH 354 - ILLNESS, DISABILITY, AND THE GENDERED BODY

Short Title: DISABILITY AND GENDERED BODIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course draws on critical disability studies and medical anthropology to explore how gender and sexuality matter in contexts of illness and disability across a range of institutional, social, and national contexts. We pay particular attention to the ways illness and disability expose, disturb, or retrench normative arrangements of gender. Cross-list: SWGS 353. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 554. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 354 and ANTH 554.

ANTH 355 - LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides an overview of the way archaeologists study landscapes including studies that emphasize their ecological, symbolic, political economic and religious aspects. Recent theoretical work on landscape will be emphasized, as well as archaeological methods of investigation and interpretation, including remote sensing, surveying, and GIS. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 555. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 355 and ANTH 555.

ANTH 358 - THE FOURTH WORLD: ISSUES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Short Title: FOURTH WORLD:INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In contrast with people self-identified within political structures of the First, Second and Third Worlds, Fourth World peoples are, generally speaking, "stateless peoples." In this course we will examine both how this "unofficial" status affects their struggle for self-determination and how native peoples engage traditional beliefs and practices for self-empowerment. Through readings, films and speakers we will examine current conflicts facing indigenous people in North and South America, the Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 558. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 358 and ANTH 558.

ANTH 359 - ASIAN TOPICS

Short Title: ASIAN TOPICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This introductory course covers various topics relating to the ethnography and anthropology of Asian cultures. These may include some or all of the following: popular culture and cultural production, religion, cultural aspects of development and globalization.

ANTH 360 - TOPICS IN AFRICAN CULTURE AND ETHNOGRAPHY

Short Title: AFRICAN TOPICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This introductory course covers various topics relating to the ethnography and anthropology of African cultures. These may include some or all of the following: popular culture and cultural production, cultural aspects of development and globalization.

ANTH 361 - LATIN AMERICAN TOPICS

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN TOPICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines contemporary cultural and political dynamics in Latin America. Topics include: race, ethnicity and indigenousness; borders, migrations and diaspora; genocide and state violence; neo-colonialisms and neo-liberalisms; sexuality, gender and class dynamics; social movements and activism; the politics and practices of medicine and religion; popular culture, media and technology. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 561. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 361 and ANTH 561.

ANTH 362 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNIQUES

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGICAL FLD TECHNIQUES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205

Description: Methods used in fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and interpretation of archaeological data from a local site excavated by the class. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 562. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 362 and ANTH 562. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 363 - EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Short Title: EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A comparative study of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus, China, and the Maya, emphasizing the causes and conditions of their origins. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 563. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 363 and ANTH 563.

ANTH 364 - AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD TECHNIQUES

Short Title: AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course, basic field archaeology techniques are taught on-site in an archaeological context in Africa with emphasis on excavation methods, artifact recovery, and recording techniques. Students will excavate stone structures and a variety of historical deposits. Fieldwork takes place in Africa, June-July. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 564. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 364 and ANTH 564. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.songomnara.rice.edu/fieldschool.htm

ANTH 365 - POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION: HOW WE UNDERSTAND "WAR" AND "THE RACIAL OTHER"

Short Title: POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Does media show how things really are? This class explores the politics of representation, particularly in times of social mayhem, revolution, and war. Although we will focus primarily on cultural and political representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this class will also put this dispute in comparison with other global events. Cross-list: SOCI 365.

ANTH 366 - SCIENCE, LOCAL AND GLOBAL

Short Title: SCIENCE, LOCAL AND GLOBAL

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores science as a transnational phenomenon, focusing on the pathways along which it flows around the world. Topics include differences in local styles of reasoning, dynamics of international scientific collaborations, transnational migration of knowledge workers, the role of science in nationalist projects, and the commodification of science. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 566. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 366 and ANTH 566.

ANTH 370 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Techniques of processing, conserving, and recording archaeological materials are emphasized. Students will become familiar with procedures for pottery, glass, metals, and building materials in addition to plant and animal remains. Course work includes lectures, hands-on lab work, and informal discussion. Lab takes place in Africa, June-July. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 570. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 370 and ANTH 570. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 371 - MONEY AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Short Title: MONEY AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Money is such a part of everyday modern life that it is hard for us to imagine living without it. Yet in many pre-modern societies, gift-exchange was as important as money is in our own. This course will look at the cultural dimensions of systems of exchange, ranging from gift giving among Northwest Coast Indians to foreign currency exchanges between financial institutions. Along with the classic work of Marx and Simmel on money and capital, we will also cover some of the anthropological work on gifts and exchange, such as that of Mauss, Levi-Strauss, and Bourdieu, as well as some of the contemporary debates initiated by Bataille and Derrida. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 571. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 371 and ANTH 571.

ANTH 372 - CULTURES OF CAPITALISM

Short Title: CULTURES OF CAPITALISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Most of us think of capitalism as primarily an economic phenomenon. Yet, it also has a profoundly cultural dimension. This class will examine how capitalism and related phenomena, such as commodification, markets and marketing, corporate finance and the calculation of risk, both affect and are affected by culture. We will consider the impact of capitalist markets on social relations and gender identities; on ideals of patriotism, responsibility and success; and on popular culture and leisure practices. We will also ask how people resist, appropriate and modify in culturally specific ways the logic and institutions of a global capitalist order. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 572. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 372 and ANTH 572.

ANTH 374 - ASIAN PREHISTORY

Short Title: ASIAN PREHISTORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course covers select topics in the archaeology and paleoanthropology of Asia from the arrival of Homo erectus to the development of the earliest civilizations. Class discussions will focus on the history of exploration in Asia and the main debates that have shaped the study of prehistory in the largest continent on Earth. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 574. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 374 and ANTH 574.

ANTH 376 - ART AND ACTIVISM

Short Title: ART AND ACTIVISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores art and social change in times of mass displacement, racial oppression, and war. It surveys the efforts involved in achieving justice and the possible implications of remaining historically mute and hopeless. The class will host contemporary activists and artists concerned with radical visions of hope in Houston. Cross-list: SOCI 376.

ANTH 378 - PLACE AND MEMORY IN MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN CINEMA

Short Title: MEMORY AND PLACE IN CINEMA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser - known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory. Cross-list: FILM 378, HART 391. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 578. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 378 and ANTH 578.

ANTH 381 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Cultural, ecological, and biological perspectives on human health and disease throughout the world. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 581. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 381 and ANTH 581.

ANTH 382 - BODY, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENHANCEMENT

Short Title: BODY, TECHNOLOGY, ENHANCEMENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar on the body and the various technologies that are used to optimize it. Includes topics such as cosmetic surgery, diet supplementation, pharmaceutical enhancement and body art. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 582. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 382 and ANTH 582.

ANTH 384 - PALEO-TECHNOLOGY

Short Title: PALEO-TECHNOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This Stone Age semester will immerse students in hunter-gatherer lifeways and the innovations that allowed our ancestors to survive. Student 'bands' will complete cooperative learning tasks to ensure group survival (assessment). Most class meetings will be held in outdoor space on campus. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 584. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 384 and ANTH 584.

ANTH 385 - MEDIA, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

Short Title: MEDIA, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course offers a theoretical and ethnographic overview of past, current, and future anthropological research on media. Topics rotate but can include: cultural conservation among indigenous peoples, spectacle and sexuality, nationalism, advertising, journalism, and news-making, political communication and activism, technology and social change. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 585. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 385 and ANTH 585.

ANTH 386 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND HEALTH

Short Title: MEDICINE, FOOD, AND HEALTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Food is increasingly understood and manipulated at the molecular level and used in therapy or disease prevention. This course focuses on the fluid intersection of biomedicine and nutrition as changes in agriculture, food safety, and research into the physiological and genetic effects of food alter how Western cultures eat. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 586. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 386 and ANTH 586.

ANTH 387 - ASIAN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY COMMUNITIES

Short Title: ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This interdisciplinary course will investigate the diverse cultural traditions and shared experiences of Asian Americans in the United States. By analyzing historical works, literary texts, and films, we will explore a range of topics including Asian immigration, gender roles, identity formation, and ethnic media. Cross-list: ASIA 387.

ANTH 388 - THE LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW

Short Title: LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The human life cycle from conception to death. Focus is on the interaction between biological processes and culture. Cross-list: SWGS 335. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 588. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 388 and ANTH 588.

ANTH 389 - THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF FOOD

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGY OF FOOD

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course offers a broad anthropological perspective on food and culture, as well as the way that archaeologists attempt to reconstruct the subsistence technologies and diets of ancient peoples. Topics include forager and agricultural subsistence technologies, the origins of food production, feasting, food and identity, and gender and food. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 589. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 389 and ANTH 589.

ANTH 390 - CULTURE, NARRATION, AND SUBJECTIVITY

Short Title: CULTURE,NARRATION,SUBJECTIVITY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines how linguistic and narrative structures interact to produce specific cultures of interpretation. The focus will be on linguistic and literary representations of subjectivity. This course will use novels by Western authors, such as Virginia Woolf and Dostoevsky, and some Chinese materials as comparison. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 590. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 390 and ANTH 590.

ANTH 391 - SPECULATIVE FUTURES

Short Title: SPECULATIVE FUTURES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Drawing from “CliFi,” “Speculative Fiction, “and global anthropological case studies, this course analyzes a series of potential futures as earthly conditions continue to be altered by human activity. Students will develop speculative future models through assessing climate conditions, population displacement, ethics, ecological transformations and human practices and values. Cross-list: ENST 391. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 591. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 391 and ANTH 591.

ANTH 392 - KINGS, QUEENS, AND COMMONERS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT MESOAMERICA

Short Title: ANCIENT MESOAMERIICA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: With an approach in archaeological methods and theories, Ancient Mesoamerica investigates the lives of ancient kings, queens, and commoners of pre-Columbian Central America. The course includes an overview of the culture history of indigenous cultures in this study area, with emphasis on topics of social archaeology that hold relevance to today's world.

ANTH 395 - CULTURES AND COMMUNICATION

Short Title: CULTURES AND COMMUNICATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Investigates the relations between different forms of communication - speech, print, film, and cultural constructions such as audiences, publics, and communities. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 595. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 395 and ANTH 595.

ANTH 396 - LAW AND RESISTANCE IN THE EVERYDAY

Short Title: LAW AND RESISTANCE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore how people interact with the law in their everyday lives – in the U.S. and elsewhere. Examples will include how individuals experience and respond to policing, examining the effects of immigration and border security policies, and tracing how people and groups mobilize to challenges laws perceived as unjust. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 396 and ANTH 596.

ANTH 397 - ANTHROPOLOGY JOURNAL CLUB

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGY JOURNAL CLUB

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students select, read, and discuss current articles from leading journals in sociocultural anthropology and related fields. Department Permission Required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 397 and ANTH 597. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 398 - ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS

Short Title: ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course considers the practice of ethnographic research (design, data collection and analysis). Topics include the contentious canonization of fieldwork & the ethnographic method, ethics & human subjects, rethinking the field & collaboration. Projects include participant observation, field notes, interviewing, and analysis of archival, ephemeral & audio/visual materials. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 598. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 398 and ANTH 598.

ANTH 400 - GLOBAL URBAN LAB

Short Title: GLOBAL URBAN LAB

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Guided independent research with lab component to study questions under the topics of sports, healthcare, transportation, immigration, and urban development in Houston and other global cities covered in the Global Urban Lab program. Instructor Permission Required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 400 and POST 400/SOSC 400.

ANTH 403 - ANALYZING PRACTICE

Short Title: ANALYZING PRACTICE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A critical review of work informed by what has sometimes been deemed the "key concept" of anthropological theory and research since the 1960s. Special attention will be devoted to the analytics of practice developed by Foucault, by Bourdieu, and by de Certeau. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 603. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 403 and ANTH 603.

ANTH 404 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-9

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Directed reading and preparation of written papers on anthropological subjects not offered in the curriculum and advanced study of subjects on which courses are offered. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 405 - MUSEUM INTERNSHIP AND DIRECTED READING

Short Title: MUSEUM INTERNSHIP

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course combines a research-oriented internship at a local museum with directed readings in preparation for the specific focus of the internship. Instructor Permission Required. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ANTH 341.

ANTH 406 - COGNITIVE STUDIES

Short Title: COGNITIVE STUDIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Relations between thought, language, and culture. Special emphasis given to natural systems of classification and the logical principles underlying them. Cross-list: LING 406. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 606. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 406 and ANTH 606.

ANTH 407 - LINGUISTIC FIELD METHODS

Short Title: LINGUISTIC FIELD METHODS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 5

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (LING 300 or ANTH 300) and (LING 301 or ANTH 301) and (LING 304 or ANTH 304) and (LING 311 or ANTH 323) or (LING 500 or ANTH 500) and (LING 501 or ANTH 501) and (LING 504 or ANTH 504) and (LING 511 or ANTH 523)

Description: Techniques and practice in the observation, analysis, and recording of a human language. Cross-list: LING 407. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 408 - LINGUISTIC FIELD METHODS

Short Title: LINGUISTIC FIELD METHODS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 5

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 407 or LING 407

Description: Continuation of ANTH 407 or LING 407. Cross-list: LING 408. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 410 - THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course suggests the necessity of a solid ethnographic grounding for both practical development work and for further intellectual growth of the discipline. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 610. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 410 and ANTH 610.

ANTH 411 - NEUROLINGUISTICS

Short Title: NEUROLINGUISTICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of languages and the brain. Includes localization of speech, language, and memory functions, hemispheric dominance, pathologies of speech and language associated with brain damage, and hypotheses of the representation and operation of linguistic information in the cortex. Cross-list: LING 411, NEUR 411.

ANTH 412 - RHETORIC

Short Title: RHETORIC

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of classical theories. Intensive discussion of contemporary theories and applications in a wide variety of disciplines. Cross-list: LING 410. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 612. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 412 and ANTH 612.

ANTH 413 - CULTURE AFTER COMMUNISM

Short Title: CULTURE AFTER COMMUNISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examines cultural transformations in the late- and post-socialist societies of East-Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. Explores everyday discourses and practices through which new forms of property, selfhood, nationalism, and the state are emerging, and the legacy of cold war politics for ethnographic representation of these societies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 613. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 413 and ANTH 613.

ANTH 414 - HERMENEUTICS AND LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: HERMENEUTICS &LINGUISTIC ANTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Application of linguistic theory and method in the analysis of cultural materials. Includes discourse analysis and the structure and interpretation of texts and conversation. Cross-list: LING 414. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 614. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 414 and ANTH 614.

ANTH 417 - ONTOLOGIES, VITALITIES, THINGS

Short Title: ONTOLOGIES, VITALITIES, THINGS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course focuses on emerging and established thematics in cultural anthropology that have been drawn from philosophical (and other) interventions concerning being, matter, vibrancy, vitality and objects and considers how these conceptual domains can be productively engaged in the empirical work of anthropology. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 617. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 417 and ANTH 617.

ANTH 420 - ETHNOGRAPHY STUDIO

Short Title: ETHNOGRAPHY STUDIO

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will read a selection of contemporary ethnographies deemed "exemplary" by diverse audiences paired with theoretical works that the authors claim in their arguments. The course will focus on how ethnographies are structured, the central issues they investigate, and how they go about doing this. The central task of the class is to analyze, critically but also productively, what rigor and creativity mean in the ethnographic investigation of contemporary and recurring questions and problems, relations between questions, theory and ethnography will also be explored through students' own ethnographic writing. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 620. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 420 and ANTH 620.

ANTH 422 - INFRASTRUCTURES AND POWER

Short Title: INFRASTRUCTURES AND POWER

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar course asks why “infrastructure” – that which enables other things to happen – has recently become such an important concept in the human sciences. After reviewing recent and classic theoretical approaches we explore recent anthropological studies of infrastructures-in-action ranging from information and media infrastructures to environmental and biotic infrastructures to infrastructures of governance and power. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 622. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 422 and ANTH 622.

ANTH 423 - AFRICAN MYTHS AND RITUALS

Short Title: AFRICAN MYTHS AND RITUALS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explore and analyze specific myths and rituals which provide legitimation for community ceremonies and that serve as a basis for the negotiation of power and ideology for members within that community. Readings from classic theorists: Durkheim, Levi-Strauss, Edmond Leach, Gennap and Turner, and contemporary theorists: Werbner, Heusch, Comaroff, and Ray. Cross-list: RELI 423.

ANTH 425 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205 and ANTH 362

Description: Seminar on selected topics in archaeological analysis and theory. The course will variously focus on ceramic analysis and classification, archaeological sampling in regional survey and excavation, and statistical approaches to data analysis and presentation. Please consult with the department for additional information. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 625. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 425 and ANTH 625. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 429 - ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Short Title: ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Movements to alleviate inequalities constitute important cultural and political interventions globally. This course examines advocacy practices to create and sustain social movements and political struggles. Cases included grassroots advocacy, NGOs, transnational and technological activism; environmental justice; human rights; gender, ethnic and sexual rights; consumption and globalization; democratization and neoliberalism. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 629. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 429 and ANTH 629.

ANTH 440 - REGULATORY TRANSLATIONS LAB

Short Title: REGULATORY TRANSLATIONS LAB

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 2

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class examines how the concept of "translation" can be used to understand the movement of regulations around our globalized world. It is designed as a research experience that will give students the opportunity to conduct archival research, produce annotated bibliographies, and conduct a literature review with an interdisciplinary approach that combines the social sciences and humanities. This is a hands on lab that will benefit students who are interested in the law from a social perspective and interdisciplinary thinking and research methods. Instructor Permission Required.

ANTH 441 - EXPLORING THE UNDERGROUND THROUGH ETHNOGRAPHY

Short Title: EXPLORING THE UNDERGROUND

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class will be a hands-on research experience to explore the meaning and uses of "the underground and the subterranean" across diverse communities. Students will review existing academic literature and artistic forms of expression that explore the meaning of the underground of r scientists, activists, artists, and everyday citizens. Students will also conduct fieldwork (interviews and participant observation) with Houston communities to understand what practices bring people close to that which is not immediately visible. Instructor Permission Required.

ANTH 442 - MUSEUMS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Short Title: MUSEUMS: THEORY & PRACTICE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course combines readings and lectures exploring the representation of anthropological and archaeological materials in Museum exhibits with an internship at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 642. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 442 and ANTH 642.

ANTH 443 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF RACE, ETHNICITY AND HEALTH

Short Title: RACE ETHNICITY AND HEALTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores how human bodies and biomedical 'facts' are culturally constructed with respect to race and ethnicity, and examines how these constructs variably impact experiences of health, well-being and illness. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 643. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 443 and ANTH 643.

ANTH 444 - CULTURE, PSYCHIATRY, AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Short Title: CULTURE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar takes psychiatric practice as an object of anthropological investigation. It explores the ways in which emotional suffering and therapeutic systems are constituted within various social, cultural, and historical contexts. Topics include affect, anxiety, psychosis, and somatization in cross-cultural perspective; diagnostic standardization; the cultural history of psychiatry; institutionalization and deinstitutionalization; psychiatric professionalization; the globalization of Western psychiatric practice; and critical anti-psychiatry movements. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 644. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 444 and ANTH 644.

ANTH 445 - EXPERTS AND CULTURES OF EXPERTISE

Short Title: EXPERTS/EXPERTISE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Studies of experts and expert knowledge have recently become one of the most vibrant and promising areas of research in social-cultural anthropology today. This seminar reviews recent anthropological research on experts and their cultures of expertise and situates it in comparison to theoretical, sociological an historical engagements of expert cultures. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 645. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 445 and ANTH 645.

ANTH 446 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: ADV BIOMEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 381

Description: Seminar on contemporary research on the biomedical aspects of human health and disease. Includes topics from medical ecology and epidemiology. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 646. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 446 and ANTH 646.

ANTH 447 - MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF MODERNITY

Short Title: MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course explores the strategies of representation, the methodologies, and the diagnostic categories to which anthropologists have resorted in coming to terms with such phenomena as rationalization, economic and informational globalization, and the commodification of culture. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 647. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 447 and ANTH 647.

ANTH 448 - PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This advanced seminar explores phenomenological theory in the human sciences beginning with Hegel and Marx and examines its uptake in recent works of anthropological ethnography and theory. The course will focus especially upon questions of selfhood and alterity, affect and emotion, and the senses and knowledge. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 648. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 448 and ANTH 648.

ANTH 449 - CULTURES OF SEXUALITY

Short Title: CULTURES OF SEXUALITY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: What is "sexuality" across cultural milieux? This course analyzes understandings and practices of sexuality from a global, comparative perspective, including different social configurations of gender and intimacy, reproduction, sensuality and the erotic. Case studies explore the complex relationships between sexuality and gender, ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, commodification, politics, media, health and medicine. Cross-list: SWGS 449. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 649. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 449 and ANTH 649.

ANTH 451 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WATER

Short Title: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WATER

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class will offer students concepts and methodological resources to conduct their own research projects on water related issues from an anthropological perspective. It will include reading materials and fieldwork according to each student’s project specificities. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 451 and ANTH 651.

ANTH 453 - COLLATERAL AFTERWORLDS

Short Title: COLLATERAL AFTERWORLDS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Drawing on ethnography and social theory, this course develops analytics attuned to the socialities, intimacies, temporalities, and forms of ethic that emerge in the precarious spaces of liberal and democratic violence and failure. In refugee camps or climate catastrophes, in a queer present or under enduring legacies, what happens if we think the social with hope and futurity in abeyance? Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 453 and ANTH 653. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 456 - HERITAGE MANAGEMENT

Short Title: HERITAGE MANAGEMENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the policies and politics of heritage management from a global perspective. We examine how different nations define, protect, and manage heritage resources. Case studies will present debates over the meaning and interpretation of cultural heritage and illustrate connections between heritage and such issues as nationalism and identity. The graduate level course will engage students at a more advanced theoretical level through additional reading assignments and an additional paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 656. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 456 and ANTH 656.

ANTH 458 - HUMAN OSTEOLOGY

Short Title: HUMAN OSTEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to the analysis of human skeletal material from archaeological sites. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 658. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 458 and ANTH 658.

ANTH 460 - ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY

Short Title: ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205

Description: History and analysis of the major currents of archaeological theory from the Encyclopaedist origins of positivism, through cultural evolutionism and historical particularism, to the New Archaeology and current trends. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 660. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 460 and ANTH 660.

ANTH 463 - WEST AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Short Title: WEST AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar providing in-depth consideration of the later prehistoric archaeology (late Stone Age and Iron Age) of the West African subcontinent. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 663. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 463 and ANTH 663.

ANTH 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 483 - SEMINAR ON DOCUMENTARY AND ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

Short Title: DOCUM & ETHNOGRAPH FILM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the history of documentary and ethnographic cinema from a worldwide perspective. Includes both canonical and alternative films and film movements, with emphasis on the shifting and overlapping of boundaries of fiction and nonfiction genres. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 683. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 483 and ANTH 683.

ANTH 490 - DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH

Short Title: DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A two-semester sequence of independent research culminating in the preparation and defense of an honors thesis. Open only to candidates formally accepted into the honors program. Instructor Permission Required.

ANTH 491 - DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH

Short Title: DIRECTED HONORS RESEARCH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A two-semester sequence of independent research culminating in the preparation and defense of an honors thesis. Open only to candidates formally accepted in the honors program. Instructor Permission Required.

ANTH 493 - SENIOR RESEARCH PREPARATION

Short Title: SENIOR RESEARCH PREPARATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Through this required course for Anthropology majors in their final year of the program, students will cultivate skills in research design and preparation, complete training in research ethics, prepare research ethics protocols, connect with faculty advisors for their senior research project, and connect with other students in their cohort.

ANTH 494 - SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR

Short Title: SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 493

Corequisite: ANTH 495

Description: This is a required course that follows ANTH 493 Senior Research Preparation, and is taken to support ANTH 495, Senior Research. The course supports students in conceptualizing and writing their senior research paper and crating their oral research presentation.

ANTH 495 - ANTHROPOLOGY CAPSTONE

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGY CAPSTONE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Corequisite: ANTH 494

Description: Required of all anthropology majors who do not enroll in ANTH 490 and ANTH 491. Each student formulates and completes an advanced research project guided by a faculty supervisor and evaluated by a faculty panel. Students who register for ANTH 495 must also simultaneously register for ANTH 494.

ANTH 500 - LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS

Short Title: LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A hands-on, data-oriented approach to how different languages construct words and sentences. Students will develop skills in linguistic problem solving and the foundations for pursuing grammatical description. Topics: word classes, morphology, tense-aspect-modality, clause structure, word order, grammatical relations, existentials/possessives/locatives, voice/valence, questions, negation, relative clauses, complements causatives. Cross-list: LING 500. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 300. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 500 and ANTH 300.

ANTH 501 - PHONETICS

Short Title: PHONETICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Introductory study of sound as it relates to speech and sound systems in the world's languages. Speech sounds are examined in terms of production mechanisms (articulatory phonetics), propagation mechanisms (acoustic phonetics), and perception mechanisms (auditory phonetics). Includes a basic introduction to Digital Signal Processing. Without Permission of Instructor, must have Graduate Standing. Cross-list: LING 501. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 301. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 501 and ANTH 301.

ANTH 505 - HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

Short Title: HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 or LING 200

Description: Exploration of the nature of language change. Topics covered include sound change, syntactic and semantic change, modeling language splits, the sociolinguistics of language change, and the history of European languages. Without Permission of Instructor, must have Graduate Standing. Cross-list: LING 505. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 305. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 505 and ANTH 305.

ANTH 506 - HISTORY OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL IDEAS

Short Title: HIST OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL IDEAS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An introduction to the history of anthropology and its theories and methods. The emphasis is upon social and cultural anthropology.

ANTH 507 - ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS FROM SECOND WORLD WAR TO PRESENT

Short Title: ANTHRO FROM 2ND WW-PRESENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A sequel to ANTH 306/506, the course explores turns and trends in sociocultural research and critique during the past half-century. Special attention is paid to the rise and fall of structuralism, the problematization of "the primitive" and the proliferation of theories of "practice."

ANTH 508 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE HISTORICAL IMAGINATION

Short Title: THE HISTORICAL IMAGINATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 5

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Explores ideas of history and attitudes toward the past as culturally conditioned phenomena. Emphasizes history as a statement of cultural values as well as conceptualizations of cause, change, time, and reality. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 308. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 508 and ANTH 308.

ANTH 509 - GLOBAL CULTURES

Short Title: GLOBAL CULTURES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will examine specific cultural debates and issues that have "overflowed" national boundaries. Topics will include student movements, democracy and citizenship, and the internationalization of professional and popular culture. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 309. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 509 and ANTH 309.

ANTH 511 - MASCULINITIES

Short Title: MASCULINITIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course deals with masculinities in the West, concentrating on concepts of masculine protagonism and personhood. Readings explore identities constructed in realms such as law, politics, finances, art, the home and war. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 311. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 511 and ANTH 311.

ANTH 512 - AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Short Title: AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Thematic coverage of developments throughout the continent from the Lower Paleolithic to medieval times, with emphasis on food production, metallurgy and the rise of cities and complex societies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 312. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 512 and ANTH 312. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 513 - LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Short Title: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Investigates the relation between language and thought, language and world view, language and logic. Without Permission of Instructor, must have Graduate Standing. Cross-list: LING 513. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 313. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 513 and ANTH 313.

ANTH 517 - REVOLUTIONS AND UTOPIAS

Short Title: REVOLUTIONS AND UTOPIAS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In order to gain a more precise grasp of our contemporary political challenges and possibilities, this course in political anthropology investigates a wide range of historical and contemporary cases of rapid political and social transformation and carefully examines the ideas, desires and utopias that inspired them. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 317. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 517 and ANTH 317.

ANTH 519 - SYMBOLISM AND POWER

Short Title: SYMBOLISM AND POWER

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course considers anthropological theories of the state and examines ethnographic accounts of states in some unexpected places- that is, outside the official realm of government bureaucracies and institutionalized politics. Topics include so-called "stateless societies," planning and bureaucratic rationality, violence and power, and ethnographic methods for studying the state. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 319. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 519 and ANTH 319.

ANTH 522 - CULTURES AND IDENTITIES: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND NATIONALISM

Short Title: CULTURES AND IDENTITIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: How do cultural conceptions of race, ethnicity, and nationalism shape who we think we are? How are these ideas related to Western views of the relations between nature and society, and how do these differ from those in other cultures? Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 322. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 522 and ANTH 322.

ANTH 523 - INTRODUCTION TO PHONOLOGY

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO PHONOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Introduction to analysis techniques and theory concerning patternings of sounds in the world's languages. The course will involve extensive work with non-English data sets, and development of analytical techniques such as identification of sound alternations or restrictions, and formalization of abstract representations and rules to account for them. Without Permission of Instructor, must have Graduate Standing. Cross-list: LING 511. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 323. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 523 and ANTH 323.

ANTH 525 - SEX, SELF, AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Short Title: SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An introductory venture into conducting fieldwork in the past. The course treats a wide range of artifacts, from philosophical essays to vase paintings. It derives its focus from a rich corpus of recent research into the ancient problematization of desire and self-control. Cross-list: SWGS 525. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 325. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 525 and ANTH 325.

ANTH 526 - LAW, POWER AND CULTURE

Short Title: LAW, POWER AND CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An exploration of normativity and its different social forms across the world. It combines theoretical and ethnographic analyses of legal institutions and practices as cultural phenomena undergirded by power relations, knowledge forms and historical forces. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 326. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 526 and ANTH 326.

ANTH 527 - GENDER AND SYMBOLISM

Short Title: GENDER AND SYMBOLISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Examinations of beliefs concerning men, women, and gender in different cultures, including the West, relating to issues of symbolism, power, and the distribution of cultural models. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 327. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 527 and ANTH 327.

ANTH 529 - BODIES, SENSUALITIES, AND ART

Short Title: BODIES, SENSUALITIES, & ART

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Cross-cultural approaches to art and the senses. Students may engage any medium. Emphasis to be placed on issues generated from performance in the arts rather than from academia. Contrasts art and academic knowledge to explore alternative epistemologies and aesthetics. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 329. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 529 and ANTH 329.

ANTH 532 - THE SOCIAL LIFE OF CLEAN ENERGY

Short Title: SOCIAL LIFE OF CLEAN ENERGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course considers the phenomenon of renewable energy using a social scientific approach to analyze the various forces and interests involved in the development of renewable energy projects (such as hydropower, solar and wind) in both the global North and South. No prerequisites required. GR/UG Equivalent: ANTH 332. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 332. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 532 and ANTH 332.

ANTH 533 - THE MATERIAL WORLD

Short Title: THE MATERIAL WORLD

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course explores the mutually constructive relationship between humans and objects; it asks how objects are made meaningful and active by humans, and how, in turn, people acquire meaning, relations, and agency through material culture. Topics include: commoditization, consumption, gift exchange, subjects and objects, identity, fashion, collecting, art, and authenticity. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 333. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 533 and ANTH 333.

ANTH 535 - ANTHROPOLOGY AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGY/CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The critical assessment and interpretation of Euro American social institutions and cultural forms have always been an integral part of anthropology's intellectual project. This course will explain the techniques, history, and achievements of such critique. It will also view the purpose in the context of a more generational tradition of critical social thought in the West, especially the U.S. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 335. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 535 and ANTH 335.

ANTH 536 - BECOMING A DOCTOR

Short Title: BECOMING A DOCTOR

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course introduces such classic anthropological concepts as the rite of passage and the cultural system as frames for the investigation of the professionalization of medicine as a discipline, medical training and the changing epistemologies of medical knowledge and the changing scope and content of the medical cosmos. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 336. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 536 and ANTH 336.

ANTH 538 - READING POPULAR CULTURE

Short Title: READING POPULAR CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course examines a number of cases from popular genres-romance novels, television sit-coms, tourist sites, movies, rock music and submits them to a variety of theoretical approaches from disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, literary studies, and philosophy. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 338. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 538 and ANTH 338.

ANTH 540 - NEOLIBERALISM AND GLOBALIZATION

Short Title: NEOLIBERALISM & GLOBALIZATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course explores the relationship between two of the most powerful forces shaping the world today: economic globalization and political neoliberalism. Using ethnographic, policy and theoretical documentation drawn from a variety of case studies, we will reconstruct the interrelated origins of globalization and neoliberalism and map their social and cultural impacts across the world. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 340. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 540 and ANTH 340.

ANTH 541 - MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE: EXHIBITING ART, EXHIBITING CULTURE

Short Title: MUSEUMS AND HERITAGE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A wide-ranging introduction to museum studies with a particular focus on the collection and exhibition of cultural heritage materials. We will examine how heritage objects are displayed and represented in museums of art, natural historical history, and heritage. Topics include looking and ethics of collecting, policies of display, changing roles for museums; exhibition design and curatorial practice. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 341. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 541 and ANTH 341.

ANTH 542 - ETHNOGRAPHIES OF CARE

Short Title: ETHNOGRAPHIES OF CARE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An ethnographically grounded exploration of the political, social, and intimate relations that constitute care in various situations of life and death. We ask how particular populations come to be understood as requiring, receiving, or being entitle to care? Who becomes obliged to provide care? And what are care's collateral effects? Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 342. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 542 and ANTH 342.

ANTH 544 - CITY/CULTURE

Short Title: CITY/CULTURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course treats both the theorization and the ethnographic exploration of the urban imaginary; urban spaces and practices; urban, suburban, and post-urban planning; city-states, colonial cities, and capital cities; and the late 20th century metropolis. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 344. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 544 and ANTH 344.

ANTH 545 - THE POLITICS OF THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGY IN SOCIAL CONTEXT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An examination of the way that archaeological evidence of the past has been used and viewed by particular groups at different times. Using case studies, the course considers issues of gender, race, Eurocentrism, political domination and legitimacy that emerge from critical analysis of representations of the past by archaeologists, museums, and collectors. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 345. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 545 and ANTH 345.

ANTH 547 - THE U.S. AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Short Title: THE U.S. AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course looks at selected aspects of American culture and society from an anthropological point of view. Readings derive from the works of both foreign and native observers, past and present. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 347. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 547 and ANTH 347.

ANTH 548 - ANTHROPOLOGIES OF NATURE

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGIES OF NATURE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This class examines the uses and makings of nature in accounts of the human and post-human. It introduces students to nature as an object of study, as an analytic and as a heuristic. Some of the topics the course explores include the nature-culture dyad, nature as resource, science and technology and the remaking of nature, economies of nature, materiality, nature and kinship, and natural ontologies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 348. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 548 and ANTH 348.

ANTH 549 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ETHICS

Short Title: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ETHICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Philosophical ethics argues over the proper criteria of the definition and the assessment of ethical action. This course focuses on an emerging and increasingly salient anthropological project: empirical inquiry into the themes and variations of ethical systems and the sociocultural rationale for their existence and reproduction. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 349. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 549 and ANTH 349.

ANTH 550 - HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGIES OF RELIGION

Short Title: HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will address the study of the religious past through conjunctions of anthropology and history. Readings will include books and selections by Max Weber, Marshall Sahlins, Victor Turner, Jacques Le Goff, Aron Gurevich, and others. Cross-list: RELI 555.

ANTH 551 - CULTURES OF NATIONALISM

Short Title: CULTURES OF NATIONALISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will examine the cultural dimensions of nationalism, particularly around the creation of forms of "peoplehood" that seem to be presupposed by almost all nation-building projects. Texts to be analyzed will include the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Declaration of the Rights of Man. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 351. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 551 and ANTH 351.

ANTH 553 - CULTURES OF INDIA

Short Title: CULTURES OF INDIA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Summary of the prehistory, ethnography, and ethnology of the Indian subcontinent. Special emphasis on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Indian philosophy. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 353. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 553 and ANTH 353. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 554 - ILLNESS, DISABILITY, AND THE GENDERED BODY

Short Title: DISABILITY AND GENDERED BODIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course draws on critical disability studies and medical anthropology to explore how gender and sexuality matter in contexts of illness and disability across a range of institutional, social, and national contexts. We pay particular attention to the ways illness and disability expose, disturb, or retrench normative arrangements of gender. Cross-list: SWGS 554. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 354. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 554 and ANTH 354.

ANTH 555 - LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course provides an overview of the way archaeologists study landscapes including studies that emphasize their ecological, symbolic, political economic and religious aspects. Recent theoretical work on landscape will be emphasized, as well as archaeological methods of investigation and interpretation, including remote sensing, surveying, and GIS. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 355. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 555 and ANTH 355.

ANTH 558 - THE FOURTH WORLD: ISSUES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Short Title: FOURTH WORLD:INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In contrast with people self-identified within political structures of the First, Second and Third Worlds, Fourth World peoples are, generally speaking, "stateless peoples." In this course we will examine both how this "unofficial" status affects their struggle for self-determination and how native peoples engage traditional beliefs and practices for self-empowerment. Through readings, films and speakers we will examine current conflicts facing indigenous people in North and South America, the Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 358. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 558 and ANTH 358.

ANTH 561 - LATIN AMERICAN TOPICS

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN TOPICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines contemporary cultural and political dynamics in Latin America. Topics include: race, ethnicity and indigenousness; borders, migrations and diaspora; genocide and state violence; neo-colonialisms and neo-liberalisms; sexuality, gender and class dynamics; social movements and activism; the politics and practices of medicine and religion; popular culture, media and technology. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 361. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 561 and ANTH 361.

ANTH 562 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD TECHNIQUES

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGICAL FLD TECHNIQUES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205

Description: Methods used in fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and interpretation of archaeological data from a local site excavated by the class. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 362. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 562 and ANTH 362. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 563 - EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Short Title: EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A comparative study of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus, China, and the Maya, emphasizing the causes and conditions of their origins. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 363. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 563 and ANTH 363.

ANTH 564 - AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD TECHNIQUES

Short Title: AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In this course, basic field archaeology techniques are taught on-site in an archaeological context in Africa with emphasis on excavation methods, artifact recovery, and recording techniques. Students will excavate stone structures and a variety of historical deposits. Fieldwork takes place in Africa, June-July. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 364. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 564 and ANTH 364. Repeatable for Credit.

Course URL: www.songomnara.rice.edu/fieldschool.htm

ANTH 566 - SCIENCE, LOCAL AND GLOBAL

Short Title: SCIENCE, LOCAL AND GLOBAL

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course explores science as a transnational phenomenon, focusing on the pathways along which it flows around the world. Topics include differences in local styles of reasoning, dynamics of international scientific collaborations, transnational migration of knowledge workers, the role of science in nationalist projects, and the commodification of science. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 366. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 566 and ANTH 366.

ANTH 570 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGICAL LABORATORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3-6

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Techniques of processing, conserving, and recording archaeological materials are emphasized. Students will become familiar with procedures for pottery, glass, metals, and building materials, in addition to plant and animal remains. Course work includes lectures, hands-on lab work, and informal discussion. Lab takes place in Senegal, June-July. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 370. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 570 and ANTH 370. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 571 - MONEY AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Short Title: MONEY AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Money is such a part of everyday modern life that it is hard for us to imagine living without it. Yet in many pre-modern societies, gift-exchange was as important as money is in our own. This course will look at the cultural dimensions of systems of exchange, ranging from gift giving among Northwest Coast Indians to foreign currency exchanges between financial institutions. Along with the classic work of Marx and Simmel on money and capital, we will also cover some of the anthropological work on gifts and exchange, such as that of Mauss, Levi-Strauss, and Bourdieu, as well as some of the contemporary debates initiated by Bataille and Derrida. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 371. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 571 and ANTH 371.

ANTH 572 - CULTURES OF CAPITALISM

Short Title: CULTURES OF CAPITALISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Most of us think of capitalism as primarily an economic phenomenon. Yet, it also has a profoundly cultural dimension. This class will examine how capitalism and related phenomena, such as commodification, markets and marketing, corporate finance and the calculation of risk, both affect and are affected by culture. We will consider the impact of capitalist markets on social relations and gender identities; on ideals of patriotism, responsibility and success; and on popular culture and leisure practices. We will also ask how people resist, appropriate and modify in culturally specific ways the logic and institutions of a global capitalist order. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 372. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 572 and ANTH 372.

ANTH 574 - ASIAN PREHISTORY

Short Title: ASIAN PREHISTORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course covers select topics in the archaeology and paleoanthropology of Asia from the arrival of Homo erectus to the development of the earliest civilizations. Class discussions will focus on the history of exploration in Asia and the main debates that have shaped the study of prehistory in the largest continent on Earth. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 374. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 574 and ANTH 374.

ANTH 578 - PLACE AND MEMORY IN MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN CINEMA

Short Title: MEMORY AND PLACE IN CINEMA

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Focuses on cinematic explorations of and preoccupations with the notion of place. Screenings include iconic and lesser - known films from Europe and the Middle East that offer diverse lenses and contexts (love, family, landscapes, borders, trauma, exile) through which we will examine questions of real and imagined place and the politics of memory. Cross-list: HART 691. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 378. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 578 and ANTH 378.

ANTH 581 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Cultural, ecological, and biological perspectives on human health and disease throughout the world. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 381. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 581 and ANTH 381.

ANTH 582 - BODY, TECHNOLOGY, ENHANCEMENT

Short Title: BODY, TECHNOLOGY, ENHANCEMENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Seminar on the body and the various technologies that are used to optimize it. Includes topics such as cosmetic surgery, diet supplementation, pharmaceutical enhancement and body art. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 382. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 582 and ANTH 382. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 584 - PALEO-TECHNOLOGY

Short Title: PALEO-TECHNOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This Stone Age semester will immerse students in hunter-gatherer lifeways and the innovations that allowed our ancestors to survive. Student 'bands' will complete cooperative learning tasks to ensure group survival (assessment). Most class meetings will be held in outdoor space on campus. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 384. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 584 and ANTH 384.

ANTH 585 - MEDIA, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

Short Title: MEDIA, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course offers a theoretical and ethnographic overview of past, current, and future anthropological research on media. Topics rotate but can include: cultural conservation among indigenous peoples, spectacle and sexuality, nationalism, advertising, journalism, and news-making, political communication and activism, technology and social change. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 385. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 585 and ANTH 385.

ANTH 586 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND HEALTH

Short Title: MEDICINE, FOOD, AND HEALTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Food is increasingly understood and manipulated at the molecular level, and used in therapy or disease-prevention. This course focuses on the fluid intersection of biomedicine and nutrition as changes in agriculture, food safety, and research into the physiological and genetic effects of food alter how Western cultures eat. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 386. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 586 and ANTH 386.

ANTH 588 - THE LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW

Short Title: LIFE CYCLE: A BIOCULTURAL VIEW

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The human life cycle from conception to death. Focus is on the interaction between biological processes and culture. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 388. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 588 and ANTH 388.

ANTH 589 - THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF FOOD

Short Title: ARCHAEOLOGY OF FOOD

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course offers a broad anthropological perspective on food and culture, as well as the way that archaeologists attempt to reconstruct the subsistence technologies and diets of ancient peoples. Topics include forager and agricultural subsistence technologies, the origins of food production, feasting, food and identity, and gender and food. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 389. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 589 and ANTH 389.

ANTH 590 - CULTURE, NARRATION, AND SUBJECTIVITY

Short Title: CULTURE,NARRATION,SUBJECTIVITY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines how linguistic and narrative structures interact to produce specific cultures of interpretation. The focus will be on linguistic and literary representations of subjectivity. This course will use novels by Western authors, such as Virginia Woolf and Dostoevsky, and some Chinese materials as comparison. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 390. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 590 and ANTH 390.

ANTH 591 - SPECULATIVE FUTURES

Short Title: SPECULATIVE FUTURES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Drawing from “CliFi,” “Speculative Fiction, “and global anthropological case studies, this course analyzes a series of potential futures as earthly conditions continue to be altered by human activity. Students will develop speculative future models through assessing climate conditions, population displacement, ethics, ecological transformations and human practices and values. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 391. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 591 and ANTH 391.

ANTH 595 - CULTURES AND COMMUNICATION

Short Title: CULTURES AND COMMUNICATION

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Investigates the relations between different forms of communication - speech, print, film, and cultural constructions such as audiences, publics, and communities. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 395. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 595 and ANTH 395.

ANTH 596 - LAW AND RESISTANCE IN THE EVERYDAY

Short Title: LAW AND RESISTANCE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will explore how people interact with the law in their everyday lives – in the U.S. and elsewhere. Examples will include how individuals experience and respond to policing, examining the effects of immigration and border security policies, and tracing how people and groups mobilize to challenges laws perceived as unjust. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 596 and ANTH 396.

ANTH 597 - ANTHROPOLOGY JOURNAL CLUB

Short Title: ANTHROPOLOGY JOURNAL CLUB

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hour: 1

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Students select, read, and discuss current articles from leading journals in sociocultural anthropology and related fields. Department Permission Required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 597 and ANTH 397. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 598 - ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH METHODS

Short Title: ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Course considers the practice of ethnographic research (design, data collection and analysis). Topics include the contentious canonization of fieldwork & the ethnographic method, ethics & human subjects, rethinking the field & collaboration. Projects include participant observation, field notes, interviewing, and analysis of archival, ephemeral & audio/visual materials. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 398. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 598 and ANTH 398.

ANTH 600 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-9

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 601 - GRADUATE PROSEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY: THEORY, METHOD, AND PROFESSIONALIZATION

Short Title: GR PROSEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar course combines an introduction to classic and contemporary social theory with an overview of the evolving research foci of anthropology today and with detailed discussion of the process of anthropological professionalization. The course is designed for graduate students in anthropology but is open to others with advance permission. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 602 - ANTHROPOLOGY PROPOSAL WRITING SEMINAR

Short Title: PROPOSAL WRITING SEMINAR

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar prepares anthropology graduate students to write a successful grant proposal. Basic elements of proposal writing, including problem conceptualization, literature reviews, and methods will be covered.

ANTH 603 - ANALYZING PRACTICE

Short Title: ANALYZING PRACTICE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: A critical review of work informed by what has sometimes been deemed the "key concept" of anthropological theory and research since the 1960s. Special attention will be devoted to the analytics of practice developed by Foucault, by Bourdieu, and by de Certeau. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 403. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 603 and ANTH 403.

ANTH 606 - COGNITIVE STUDIES

Short Title: COGNITIVE STUDIES

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Relations between thought, language, and culture. Special emphasis given to natural systems of classification and the logical principles underlying them. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 406. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 606 and ANTH 406. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 610 - THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPMENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course suggests the necessity of a solid ethnographic grounding for both practical development work and for further intellectual growth of the discipline. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 410. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 610 and ANTH 410.

ANTH 612 - RHETORIC

Short Title: RHETORIC

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Overview of classical theories. Intensive discussion of contemporary theories and applications in a wide variety of disciplines. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 412. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 612 and ANTH 412. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 613 - CULTURE AFTER COMMUNISM

Short Title: CULTURE AFTER COMMUNISM

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Examines cultural transformations in the late- and post-socialist societies of East-Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Asia. Explores everyday discourses and practices through which new forms of property, selfhood, nationalism, and the state are emerging, and the legacy of cold war politics for ethnographic representation of these societies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 413. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 613 and ANTH 413.

ANTH 614 - HERMENEUTICS AND LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: HERMENEUTICS &LINGUISTIC ANTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Application of linguistic theory and method in the analysis of cultural materials. Includes discourse analysis and the structure and interpretation of texts and conversation. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 414. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 614 and ANTH 414. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 615 - THEORIES OF MODERNITY/POSTMODERNITY

Short Title: THEORIES OF MODERNITY/POSTMOD

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An advanced course for graduate students and undergraduate majors with interests in the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies. Readings in the work of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Saussure, Gadamer, Derrida, Bahktin, Foucault, and others. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 615 and ANTH 415.

ANTH 616 - CLASSICAL SOCIAL THEORY

Short Title: CLASSICAL SOCIAL THEORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar explores the foundations of social and cultural analysis. It will address precursors, but will focus primarily on works that introduce and develop the concepts and epistemic apparatuses that inaugurated such disciplines as sociology, anthropology, religious studies, and political theory as we know them today.

ANTH 617 - ONTOLOTIES, VITALITIES, THINGS

Short Title: ONTOLOGIES, VITALITIES, THINGS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Course focuses on emerging and established thematics in cultural anthropology that have been drawn from philosophical (and other) interventions concerning being, matter, vibrancy, vitality and objects and considers how these conceptual domains can be productively engaged in the empirical work of anthropology. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 417. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 617 and ANTH 417.

ANTH 620 - ETHNOGRAPHY STUDIO

Short Title: ETHNOGRAPHY STUDIO

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Students will read a selection of contemporary ethnographies deemed "exemplary" by diverse audiences paired with theoretical works that the authors claim in their arguments. The course will focus on how ethnographies are structured, the central issues they investigate, and how they go about doing this. The central task of the class is to analyze, critically but also productively, what rigor and creativity mean in the ethnographic investigation of contemporary and recurring questions and problems, relations between questions, theory and ethnography will also be explored through students' own ethnographic writing. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 420. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 620 and ANTH 420.

ANTH 622 - INFRASTRUCTURES AND POWER

Short Title: INFRASTRUCTURES AND POWER

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar course asks why “infrastructure” – that which enables other things to happen – has recently become such an important concept in the human sciences. After reviewing recent and classic theoretical approaches we explore recent anthropological studies of infrastructures-in-action ranging from information and media infrastructures to environmental and biotic infrastructures to infrastructures of governance and power. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 422. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 622 and ANTH 422.

ANTH 625 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Seminar on selected topics in archaeological analysis and theory. The course will variously focus on ceramic analysis and classification, archaeological sampling in regional survey and excavation, and statistical approaches to data analysis and presentation. Please consult with the department for additional information. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 425. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 625 and ANTH 425. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 629 - ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Short Title: ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Movements to alleviate inequalities constitute important cultural and political interventions globally. This course examines advocacy practices to create and sustain social movements and political struggles. Cases included grassroots advocacy, NGOs, transnational and technological activism; environmental justice; human rights; gender, ethnic and sexual rights; consumption and globalization; democratization and neoliberalism. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 429. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 629 and ANTH 429.

ANTH 642 - MUSEUMS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Short Title: MUSEUMS: THEORY & PRACTICE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course combines readings and lectures exploring the representation of anthropological and archaeological materials in museum exhibits with an internship at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The Graduate-Level course will engage students at a more advanced theoretical level through additional reading assignments and an additional paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 442. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 642 and ANTH 442.

ANTH 643 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF RACE, ETHNICITY AND HEALTH

Short Title: RACE ETHNICITY AND HEALTH

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course explores how human bodies and biomedical 'facts' are culturally constructed with respect to race and ethnicity, and examines how these constructs variably impact experiences of health, well-being and illness. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 443. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 643 and ANTH 443.

ANTH 644 - CULTURE, PSYCHIATRY, AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Short Title: CULTURE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This seminar takes psychiatric practice as an object of anthropological investigation. It explores the ways in which emotional suffering and therapeutic systems are constituted within various social, cultural, and historical contexts. Topics include affect, anxiety, psychosis, and somatization in cross-cultural perspective; diagnostic standardization; the cultural history of psychiatry; institutionalization and deinstitutionalization; psychiatric professionalization; the globalization of Western psychiatric practice; and critical anti-psychiatry movements. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 444. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 644 and ANTH 444.

ANTH 645 - EXPERTS AND CULTURES OF EXPERTISE

Short Title: EXPERTS/EXPERTISE

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Studies of experts and expert knowledge have recently become one of the most vibrant and promising areas of research in social-cultural anthropology today. This seminar reviews recent anthropological research on experts and their cultures of expertise and situates it in comparison to theoretical, sociological an historical engagements of expert cultures. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 445. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 645 and ANTH 445.

ANTH 646 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: ADV BIOMEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Seminar on contemporary research on the biomedical aspects of human health and disease. Includes topics from medical ecology and epidemiology. Cross-list: ENST 646. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 446. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ANTH 381 or ANTH 581. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 646 and ANTH 446.

ANTH 647 - MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF MODERNITY

Short Title: MODERN ETHNOGRAPHY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course explores the strategies of representation, the methodologies, and the diagnostic categories to which anthropologists have resorted in coming to terms with such phenomena as rationalization, economic and informational globalization, and the commodification of culture. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 447. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 647 and ANTH 447.

ANTH 648 - PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Short Title: PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This advanced seminar explores phenomenological theory in the human sciences beginning with Hegel and Marx and examines its uptake in recent works of anthropological ethnography and theory. The course will focus especially upon questions of selfhood and alterity, affect and emotion, and the senses and knowledge. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 448. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 648 and ANTH 448.

ANTH 649 - CULTURES OF SEXUALITY

Short Title: CULTURES OF SEXUALITY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: What is "sexuality" across cultural milieux? This course analyzes understandings and practices of sexuality from a global, comparative perspective, including different social configurations of gender and intimacy, reproduction, sensuality and the erotic. Case studies explore the complex relationships between sexuality and gender, ethnicity, nationalism, globalization, commodification, politics, media, health and medicine. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 449. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 649 and ANTH 449.

ANTH 650 - PEDAGOGY

Short Title: PEDAGOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Training in the basic elements of teaching in anthropology to be taken in conjunction with applied graduate student teaching in ANTH 316. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Third year and above graduate students. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 651 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WATER

Short Title: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF WATER

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This class will offer students concepts and methodological resources to conduct their own research projects on water related issues from an anthropological perspective. It will include reading materials and fieldwork according to each student’s project specificities. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 651 and ANTH 451.

ANTH 652 - RESEARCH DESIGN

Short Title: RESEARCH DESIGN

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: An exploration of the process of conceptualization and concrete design of dissertation-linked research. Recommended for third- or fourth-year graduate students.

ANTH 653 - COLLATERAL AFTERWORLDS

Short Title: COLLATERAL AFTERWORLDS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Drawing on ethnography and social theory, this course develops analytics attuned to the socialities, intimacies, temporalities, and forms of ethic that emerge in the precarious spaces of liberal and democratic violence and failure. In refugee camps or climate catastrophes, in a queer present or under enduring legacies, what happens if we think the social with hope and futurity in abeyance? Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 653 and ANTH 453. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 656 - HERITAGE MANAGEMENT

Short Title: HERITAGE MANAGEMENT

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines the policies and politics of heritage management from a global perspective. We examine how different nations define, protect, and manage heritage resources. Case studies will present debates over the meaning and interpretation of cultural heritage and illustrate connections between heritage and such issues as nationalism and identity. The graduate level course will engage students at a more advanced theoretical level through additional reading assignments and an additional paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 456. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 656 and ANTH 456.

ANTH 658 - HUMAN OSTEOLOGY

Short Title: HUMAN OSTEOLOGY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Introduction to the analysis of human skeletal material from archaeological sites. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 458. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 658 and ANTH 458.

ANTH 660 - ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY

Short Title: ADVANCED ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 205

Description: History and analysis of the major currents of archaeological theory from the Encyclopaedist origins of positivism, through cultural evolutionism and historical particularism, to the New Archaeology and current trends. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 460. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 660 and ANTH 460. Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 663 - WEST AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Short Title: WEST AFRICAN PREHISTORY

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Seminar providing in-depth consideration of the later prehistoric archaeology (late Stone Age and Iron Age) of the West African subcontinent. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 463. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 663 and ANTH 463.

ANTH 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Topics and credit hours vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

ANTH 683 - DOCUMENTARY AND ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

Short Title: DOCUMENTARY AND ETHNOGRAPHIC

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Overview of the history of documentary and ethnographic cinema from a worldwide perspective. Includes both canonical and alternative films and film movements, with emphasis on the shifting and overlapping boundaries of fiction and nonfiction genres. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ANTH 483. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ANTH 683 and ANTH 483.

ANTH 800 - RESEARCH AND THESIS

Short Title: RESEARCH AND THESIS

Department: Anthropology

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3-9

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Repeatable for Credit.

Description and Code Legend

Note: Internally, the university uses the following descriptions, codes, and abbreviations for this academic program. The following is a quick reference: 

Course Catalog/Schedule

  • Course offerings/subject code: ANTH

Department Description and Code

  • Anthropology: ANTH 

Undergraduate Degree Description and Code 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree: BA

Undergraduate Major Description and Code

  • Major in Anthropology: ANTH

Undergraduate Minor Description and Code 

  • Minor in Anthropology: ANTY

Graduate Degree Descriptions and Codes

  • Master of Arts degree: MA
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree: PhD

Graduate Degree Program Description and Code

  • Degree Program in Anthropology: ANTH