Dec 05, 2019  
Graduate Record 2011-2012 
    
Graduate Record 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 5210 - Introductory Auditing


    Examines auditing methodology through a study of auditing standards. Includes the nature of evidence, program planning, work papers, internal control evaluation, types of audit tests, and audit reports. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 5250 - Advanced Auditing


    Builds on the concepts and practice examples from introductory auditing to provide students with an in-depth understanding of professional standards, the audit process, advanced audit techniques, and the auditor’s role in ensuring that publicly issued financial statements are fairly presented. Prerequisite: ACCT 5210.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 5310 - Selected Topics in Advanced Accounting


    Studies accounting and financial reporting for partnerships, business enterprise segments, home office/branch office, foreign transactions and translation, business combinations, and other intercorporate investments and consolidated statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 5330 - Accounting for Non-Business Organizations


    Financial accounting for governmental and non-profit organizations. Studies the theory and techniques of accounting and reporting for various funds and groups of accounts. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 5410 - Fraud Examination


    Focuses on the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. Examines how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. Prerequisite: ACCT 3120 Intermediate Accounting II



    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 5460 - Federal Taxation II


    Analyzes of the federal income tax law and its application to corporations, shareholders, partnerships, partners, estates, and gift transactions. Prerequisite: ACCT 4450.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 7300 - Accounting Theory


    Accounting Theory



    Credits: 3

African American Studies

  
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    AAS 5528 - Topics in Race Theory


    This course examines theories and practices of race and otherness, in order to analyze and interpret constructions, deconstructions and reconstructions of race from the late 18th to the 21st centuries. The focus varies from year to year, but the consistent theme is that race is neither a biological nor a cultural category, but a method and theory of social organization, an alibi for inequality, and a strategy for resistance.



    Credits: 3
  
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    AAS 5559 - New Course in African and African American Studies


    New course in the subject of African and African American Studies.



    Credits: 1 to 4
  
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    AAS 5891 - South Atlantic History


    This course focuses on Africa and Latin America to analyze the applicability of the concept of Atlantic History. We explore tensions, juxtapositions and intersections between different branches of Atlantic History, as well as related fields such as African Diaspora and Imperial Studies. We examine the social, cultural and commercial interactions between European and and indigenous West African peoples, the middle passage and slave resistance.



    Credits: 3

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 5090 - Historical Ethnography


    Combines lectures on historical ethnography and archaeology with documentary research in primary sources on specific topics. Prerequisite: At least one 300-level archaeology course or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5180 - Labor, Capital, and States


    Seminar on the relationships between international capital, governments, and working people.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5190 - Science and Culture


    This course explores the cultural context of science and science as a cultural production. It investigates the cultural history of science as well as its national and transnational manifestations; the relation between scientific authority and social hierarchy; and the relation between cultural and scientific categories and practices. Prerequisite: Previous anthropological course work or consent of instructor.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5200 - History of Kinship Studies


    Critical assessment of major theoretical approaches to the study of kinship and marriage (from the 19th century to the present) and of the central role of kinship studies in the development of anthropological theory.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5210 - Reconfiguring Kinship Studies


    Examines the ways in which the forms of kinship have been reconfigured in contemporary societies, and the ways in which traditional kinship studies have been reconfigured by their intersection with culture theory, feminist theory, gender studies, postmodern theory, gay and lesbian studies, and cultural studies of science and medicine. Prerequisite: ANTH 5200 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5220 - Economic Anthropology


    Considers Western economic theories and their relevance to non-Western societies. Includes a comparative analysis of different forms of production, consumption, and circulation.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5240 - Religious Organization


    Analysis and comparison of social organization in selected communities from the perspective of systems of belief, ritual, and ceremonialism.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5250 - The Experience of Illness in American Society


    Starting with the basic premise that the experience of illness/disease is at once a biological and cultural condition, the course focuses on narratives of the sick as a lens into the interrelationships between the body and society, medicine and culture. While the point of entry is the individual experience of illness and self in one Western society, the course intends to build a theoretical framework with which we can begin to conceptualize cultural institutional responses to and definitions of disease and ill-health.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5260 - History Production and Collective Memory


    This course is an examination of the meanings and relationships between the past and present, memory, and history writing in anthropological practices and debates. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5300 - Foundations of Symbolism


    Interdisciplinary course on selected topics in the study of symbolism. Emphasizes symbolic anthropology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5310 - Feminist Theory in Anthropology


    Critical overview of the historical development of the issues central to feminist theory in anthropology and their relation both to specific ethnographic problems and to other theoretical perspectives within and outside anthropology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5330 - Folklore and Ethnohistorical Research Methodology


    Introduction to folklore, and to folklore and ethnohistorical research methods and analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5340 - Ethnographies of Illness and the Body


    It is often at moments of intense ruptures in the normalcy of the body’s functioning that individuals/societies reflect on the taken-for-granted assumptions about self, family, community, social and political institutions, the relation between normal and pathological, the roles of healers and patients, life, and death. Writing about illness and the body is a form of therapeutic action. Examines such claims and writings done by those facing bodily distress. Prerequisite: For undergraduates: ANTH 224 and 360, SOC 428; instructor permission for graduate students.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5350 - Folk and Popular Health Systems


    Surveys various medical beliefs and practices, considering the traditional health systems of several American groups, and examining in detail the input into local traditional health systems from various sources.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5360 - World Mental Health


    This course will examine mental health issues from the perspectives of biomedicine and anthropology, emphasizing local traditions of illness and healing as well as evidence from epidemiology and neurobiology. Included topics will be psychosis, depression, PTSD, Culture Bound Syndromes, and suicide. We will also examine the role of pharmaceutical companies in the spread of western based mental health care and culturally sensitive treatment.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5395 - Mythodology


    A hands-on seminar in myth interpretation designed to acquaint the student with the concept and techniques of obviation. Prerequisites: Upper division undergraduate or graduate student.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5400 - Linguistic Anthropology


    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5401 - Linguistic Field Methods


    Investigates the grammatical structure of non-European language on the basis of data collected in class from a native speaker. A different language is the focus of study each year.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5410 - Phonology


    An introduction to the theory and analysis of linguistic sound systems.  Covers the essential units of speech sound that lexical and grammatical elements are composed of, how those units are organized at multiple levels of representation, and the principles governing the relation between levels.     



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5420 - Theories of Language


    Survey of modern schools of linguistics, both American and European, discussing each approach in terms of historical and intellectual context, analytical goals, assumptions about the nature of language, and relation between theory and methodology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5430 - African Languages


    Introduces the major phonological and grammatical features of the languages of sub-Saharan Africa, with attention to issues in language classification, the use of linguistic evidence for prehistoric reconstruction, and sociolinguistic issues of relevance to Africa.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5440 - Morphology


    An overview of morphological theory within the generative paradigm. Covers notions of the morpheme, theories of the phonology-syntax interface (e.g., lexical phonology, prosodic morphology, optimality theory), and approaches to issues arising at the morphology-syntax interface (e.g., inflection, agreement, incorporation, compounding).



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5450 - African Languages


    Analyzes the expressive use of language in Africa with emphasis on such traditional genres as folktales, epics, proverbs, riddles, etc.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5470 - Language and Identity


    Explores the view that language is central in the construction, negotiation, and expression of social identities by juxtaposing and critically appraising social, theoretic, and linguistic treatments of identity.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5510 - Topics in Ethnography


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5520 - Topics in Ethnology of Latin America


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5528 - Topics in Race Theory


    This course examines theories and practices of race and otherness, in order to analyze and interpret constructions, deconstructions and reconstructions of race from the late 18th to the 21st centuries. The focus varies from year to year, and may include ‘race, ‘progress’ and the West,’ ‘gender, race and power,’ and ‘white supremacy.’ The consistent theme is that race is neither a biological nor a cultural category, but a method and theory of social organization, an alibi for inequality, and a strategy for resistance. Cross listed as AAS 5528. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010, 3010, or other introductory or middle-level social science or humanities course



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5529 - Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology


    Seminars and classes in topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students will be announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5530 - Topics in Ethnology of Europe


    Seminars in topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5536 - Topics in Folklore


    Seminars and classes in topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students will be announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5539 - Topics in Symbolic Anthropology


    Topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students are announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5540 - Topics in Ethnology of Africa


    Seminar topics announced prior to semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5541 - Topics in Linguistics


    Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with linguistics



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5549 - Topics in Theoretical Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology


    Seminars in topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students will be announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5550 - Topics in Ethnology of the Middle East


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5559 - New Course in Anthropology


    New course in the subject of anthropology.



    Credits: 1 to 4
  
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    ANTH 5560 - Topics in Ethnology of South Asia


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5561 - Topics in Ethnology of Oceania


    Seminar topics announced prior to semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5565 - Topics in Ethnology of Australia


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5569 - Topics in Ethnology


    Seminars and classes in topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students will be announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5570 - Anthropology of Politics


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5580 - Topics in Ethnology of Southeast Asia


    Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5589 - Selected Topics in Archaeology


    Seminars in topics announced prior to each semester.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5590 - Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology


    Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5620 - The Middle East in Ethnographic Perspective


    Survey of the anthropological literature on the Middle East & N. Africa. Begins historically with traditional writing on the ‘middle east’ and proceeds to critiques of this tradition and attempts at new ways of constructing knowledge of this world region. Readings juxtapose theoretical and descriptive work toward critically appraising modern writers’ success in overcoming the critiques leveled against their predecessors.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5650 - Creole Narratives


    Studies eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century Caribbean intellectual life, Imperialism, Island nationalism, slavery, colonized values, race, class, and religion. Prerequisite: ANTH 3157 strongly recommended.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5660 - Conquest of the Americas


    Explores the power and personhood specifically related to the Americas. Topics include cultural frontiers; culture contact; society against the state; shamanism and colonialism; violence; and resistance.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5710 - Anthropology of Ritual and Religion


    Overview of anthropology’s approach to ritual during a century of diverse speculation on the nature and origins of religions, with discussion of such figures as James Frazer, A.M. Hocart, Claude Levi-Strauss, Max Gluckman, and Victor Turner. Focuses on topics announced prior to each semester relating those issues to the whole tradition of interpretation of ritual in anthropology. Topics have included the nature of sacrifice, the expression of hierarchy in ritual, and the compatibility of historical approaches with ritual analysis. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5720 - Ritual Experience and Healing


    Studies the ritual of different cultures, using not only anthropological terms of analysis but also examining the viewpoint of the cultures themselves. Examines changing attitudes in the study of ritual, along with the problem of the wide variability of religious expression. Explores new directions in the anthropology of experience in the light of recent work healing and spirit possession.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5750 - Buddhism, Politics and Power


    Discussion of the political culture of Buddhist societies of South and Southeast Asia.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5760 - Tibetan Religion in Anthropological Perspective


    This seminar approaches a complex, major religious tradition, Tibetan Buddhism in its larger sociocultural contexts, from an analytical, anthropological perspective. Through ethnographies, a selection of comparative and theoretical elements, and film, we analyze the diverse array of Tibetan religious forms, and address larger anthropological issues and debates on religion and society (or politics), ritual, and the anthropology of texts.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5800 - Archaeology Laboratory


    Field and laboratory training in the collection, processing, and analysis of archaeological material. Because subject matter varies from semester to semester, course may be repeated.



    Credits: 1 to 12
  
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    ANTH 5807 - History of Archaeological Thought


    Considers how archaeological thinking reflects, and is related to, more general ethnological theory.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5808 - Method and Theory in Archaeology


    Investigates current theory, models, and research methods in anthropological archaeology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5810 - Archaeology of the Eastern United States


    Studies the prehistory of the eastern woodlands region, emphasizing cultural development and change. Discussions of archaeological field techniques and methods, and examination of sites in the vicinity of the University.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5820 - Archaeology of the Southwestern United States


    Studies the prehistory of the American southwest, emphasizing cultural development, field techniques, and particular sites.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5830 - Archaeology of the Ancient Middle East


    Reviews and analyzes archaeological data used in the reconstruction of ancient Middle Eastern societies.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5840 - Archaeology of Complex Societies


    Examines archaeological approaches to the study of complex societies using case studies from both the Old and New Worlds.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5850 - Archaeological Approaches to Economy and Exchange


    A review of archaeological approaches to systems of production, exchange, and consumption. Discusses data from both the Old and New Worlds.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5860 - Ceramics, Style and Society


    Critical review of the theoretical and methodological issues involved in the archaeological study of ceramics. Includes ceramic production and exchange, and the uses of ceramics in the study of social interactions.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5870 - Archaeozoology


    Laboratory training in techniques and methods used in analyzing animal bones recovered from archaeological sites. Include field collection, data analysis, and the use of zooarchaeological materials in reconstructing economic and social systems.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5880 - Gender in Archaeology


    Explores the range of case studies and theoretical literature associated with the emergence of gender as a framework for research in archaeology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5885 - Archaeology of Colonial Expansions


    Exploration of the archaeology of frontiers, expansions and colonization, focusing on European expansion into Africa and the Americas while using other archaeologically-known examples (e.g., Roman, Bantu) as comparative studies. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, ANTH 401 senior seminar or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5890 - Archaeology of Symbolism


    Examines the ways in which archaeologists have studied symbolism in ancient societies. Some key topics include the analyses of cultural concepts of space and time, symbolism of material culture and the construction of social identity. Prerequisite: Undergraduates should obtain instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 5895 - Issues in Archaeological Analysis


    Archaeological databases often violate many of the assumptions made in application of parametric statistics. Reviews the unique characteristics of those databases and explores alternative analytical methods. Emphasizes case studies. Prerequisite: ANTH 5880 or a basic statistics course.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 6590 - Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology


    Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7010 - History of Anthropological Theory I


    Explores the diverse intellectual roots of the discipline, showing how they converged into a unitary program in the late nineteenth century, and how this program was criticized and revised in the first half of the 20th century.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7020 - History of Anthropological Theory II


    Analyzes the main schools of anthropological thought since World War II, a half century during which separate English, French, and American traditions have influenced each other to produce a broad and subtle international discipline.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7030 - Anthropological Monographs


    Critical reading of selected monographs that use the data and methods of each of the three subdisciplines of socio-cultural, archaeological and linguistic anthropology. Explores the relationship between theory and data through readings selected from different historical periods, theoretical perspectives, and geographical areas.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7040 - Ethnographic Research Design and Methods


    Seminar on ethnographic methods and research design in the qualitative tradition. Surveys the literature on ethnographic methods and explores relations among theory, research design, and appropriate methodologies. Students participate in methodological exercises and design a summer pilot research project. Prerequisite: Second year graduate in anthropology or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7050 - Ethnographic Data Analysis and Writing


    A seminar and writing workshop exploring methods of qualitative data analysis, styles of ethnographic description, and problems of research design. Students apply these techniques to the results of field research. Prerequisite: ANTH 7040 or instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7060 - Dissertation Research Proposal Workshop


    A workshop for graduates preparing dissertation proposals and writing grant applications. Each student prepares several drafts of a proposal, revising it at each stage in response to the criticisms of classmates and the instructor.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7110 - Paper and Presentation


    Available for graduate students in their fourth semester, as they prepare to fulfill their paper and presentation requirement.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7129 - Marriage, Mortality, Fertility


    Explores the ways that culturally formed systems of values and family organization affect population processes in a variety of cultures. Readings are drawn from comparative anthropology and historical demography. Cross-listed as ANTH 329.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7150 - Boasian Anthropology


    Studies the works of Franz Boas and his students (Kroeber, Lowie, Sapir, Benedict, Mead, Radin, Whorf) in historical perspective; considers their relevance to contemporary culture theory. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7151 - Native American Women


    Explores the lives of Native American women through reading and discussing biographies, autobiographies, ethnographies, and articles addressing specific questions of the roles and status of women in Native American societies before and after contact with Europeans. Prerequisite: Background in anthropology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7153 - Anthropology of Eastern Europe


    This course explores Eastern European societies through an examination of the practices of everyday social life. Topics include the changing cultural meanings of work and consumption, the nature of property rights and relations, family and gender, ethnicity and nationalism, religion and ritual. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology or permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7156 - Critiques of Representation


    Examines post-modern critiques of traditional modes of representation in anthropology, particularly by symbolic anthropologists, and critically assesses their impact on the conduct of ethnographic research and on modes of ethnographic writing.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7160 - Culture Theory in American Anthropology


    A critical assessment of the development of culture theory in American anthropology over the last half of the 20th century.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7170 - Visual Anthropology


    The study of visual means of representation in Anthropology. Topics include ethnographic film and the documentary tradition of still photography.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7200 - Marriage, Gender, Political Economy


    Cross-cultural comparison of marriage and domestic groups, analyzed as a point of intersection between cultural conceptions of gender and a larger political economy.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7210 - Anthropology of the State


    This course explores the anthropology of modern political and government institutions with an eye towards the methodological and analytical tools necessary for investigating the bundle of relationships subsumed under the heading the of “he state”. The first half of the course will focus on theories of the nation-state, its nature, and “effects”. The second half will examine ethnographic analysis of encouters with the state and it institutions.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7250 - Anthropology of the Third World


    Analyzes the situation of peoples in the Third World in the circumstances of the contemporary world economy.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7270 - Political Anthropology


    Surveys major theoretical approaches in political anthropology including evolutionism, structural functionalism, transactionalism, and ideological approaches.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7290 - Nationalism and the Politics of Culture


    Analyzes the ways in which a spirit of national or ethic solidarity is mobilized and utilized.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7320 - American Folklore


    Topics include problems of definition, origin, collection, and analysis of the main genres of folklore in America, both narratives and songs. Cross-listed as ENAM 885.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7330 - Ethnohistory: Research and Methods


    Introduces ethnohistory, considering various sources and methods for conducting ethnohistorical research, and requiring a practical application of these to a historical case study in Albemarle County. Discusses concepts of group identity and culture, or ‘ethnos,’ and the nexus between history and anthropology.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7340 - Anthropology and History


    This course explores the mutuality of the disciplines of anthropology and history, as well as the differences in their approaches and methods, in order to reassert the epistemology and subject matter common to the two disciplines, and to bring strength to disciplinary analysis. We will read works of scholars who traverse the two disciplines, paying close attentions to their methodological approaches.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7350 - The Museum in Modern Culture


    An in-depth study of the life history and its use as a sociocultural document, and of oral history methodology. Students read and critique various works, both historical and contemporary, that use oral history or present what various scholars have termed personal narrative, personal experience story, life story, life history, conversational narrative, or negotiated biography. Practical experience is gained in conducting interviews and writing life histories.



    Credits: 3
  
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    ANTH 7370 - Power and the Body


    Study of the cultural representations and interpretations of the body in society.



    Credits: 3
 

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