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ANTHR101 Introductory Anthropology Course Page

Description: Approaches to the study of Anthropology through the study of human biological, cultural and linguistic diversity, past and present.

ANTHR110 Gender, Age, and Culture Course Page

Description: An anthropological review and comparison of cultures in terms of social positions based on differences in sex and age.

ANTHR150 Race and Racism Course Page

Description: The challenge of racism in modern societies and the response of anthropology, including the history of how the 'race' concept has been used to explain human variation.

ANTHR206 Introduction to Archaeology Course Page

Description: Introduction to the nature, purposes, theory and methods of anthropological archaeology. Emphasis on principles of reconstruction of past societies from archaeological evidence and the explanation of cultural evolution.

ANTHR207 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology Course Page

Description: Comparative study of human society and culture, particularly non-Western communities, with special attention to the family, social structure, economics and political institutions, and religion; processes of change.

ANTHR208 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Course Page

Description: The anthropological study of language and communication. A brief survey of field and analytical methods and the theory of linguistic anthropology.

ANTHR209 Introduction to Biological Anthropology Course Page

Description: Survey of theory and basic data in human evolution and human variation. Topics include primatology, osteology, hominoid paleontology, variation in modern populations.

ANTHR219 World Prehistory Course Page

Description: A survey of the archaeological evidence for human cultural evolution.

ANTHR230 Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Environment Course Page

Description: Science as a cultural practice, cultural effects and globalization of technology, changing views of nature, gender and science, traditional ecological knowledge, and the evolution of technology.

ANTHR235 Anthropology of Disability Course Page

Description: Cultural variations in experiences and understandings of disability, as well as anthropological ways of analyzing and discussing disability. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR256 Alberta Archaeology Course Page

Description: Introduction to Alberta's past as reconstructed by archaeology.

ANTHR286 Topics in Regional Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department and/or the schedule of classes for the specific topics offered. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

ANTHR287 Topics in Asian Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department and/or the schedule of classes for the specific topics offered. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

ANTHR310 The Anthropology of Gender Course Page

Description: A comparative cross-cultural, and cross-species perspective on biological and social aspects of sex and gender differences. Prerequisites: ANTHR 110 or 207 (or ANTHE 207) or 209 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR311 North American Prehistory Course Page

Description: A survey of prehistory and cultural development in North America. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department.

ANTHR312 Lower Palaeolithic Prehistory Course Page

Description: Development of prehistoric culture in Europe, Africa and Asia during the Lower Palaeolithic. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR313 Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Prehistory Course Page

Description: Development of prehistoric culture in Europe, Africa, and Asia during the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR318 Political Anthropology Course Page

Description: Introduction to modern political anthropology with emphasis on origins of state structure, relations between on-state and state societies, and problems of pluralism and stratification. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR320 Anthropology of Religion Course Page

Description: Survey of anthropological approaches to religions and related phenomena including magic, taboo, shamanism and witchcraft. Emphasis on the connection between religious ideas and practices and other aspects of social life in a variety of cultures. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department.

ANTHR321 Religions of China in Practice Course Page

Description: Contemporary Chinese religious culture as practices in the family, community, voluntary associations, and the political sphere. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or 278 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR322 Anthropological Perspectives on Discursive Practices Course Page

Description: Cultural constructions of narrative and discourse; interethnic communication, including discourse in the courtroom, classroom, and work settings; code choice; and communication via electronic media. Prerequisite: ANTHR 208 (or ANTHE 208) or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR324 Economic Anthropology Course Page

Description: Introduction to the literature and controversies within the field, emphasizing systems of exchange. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR332 Anthropology of Science Course Page

Description: Contemporary views of the nature of science, including debates about science's universalism, objectives, and culture-bound epistemologies. Prerequisite: ANTHR 230, or one of 206 to 209, or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR350 Kinship and Social Structure Course Page

Description: Anthropological approaches to kinship systems and other concepts of social organization, emphasizing non-western societies. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or 213 or consent of the Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in ANTHR 351, 413, or 450. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR372 Anthropology of Food Course Page

Description: Examination of the relationship between food and culture through historical and cross-cultural analysis of foodways. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR385 Topics in Social Cultural Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

ANTHR386 Topics in Biological Anthropology or Archaeology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

ANTHR390 Human Osteology Course Page

Description: Lecture and laboratory study of human skeletal biology, emphasizing the identification of bones and an understanding of human functional anatomy. Prerequisite: ANTHR 209 or consent of Department.

ANTHR391 Hominid Evolution Course Page

Description: A survey of the fossil evidence for human evolution. Prerequisite: ANTHR 209 or consent of Department.

ANTHR393 Health and Healing Course Page

Description: A cross-cultural study through time of the beliefs and social activities associated with health, illness and healing. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or 209 or consent of Department.

ANTHR396 Archaeological Field Training Course Page

Description: Instruction in all practical aspects of archaeological field techniques, including excavation, survey, recording, photography, and conservation. This course can be applied to the Canadian content requirement when held at a Canadian site. Prerequisites: ANTHR 206 or equivalent, and consent of Department. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

ANTHR397 Anthropological Field Training Course Page

Description: Practical aspects of field training in socio-cultural anthropology. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 or equivalent, and consent of Department. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

ANTHR401 Ethnographic Methods Course Page

Description: Discussion of issues in methodology and field methods. Restricted to senior undergraduate students. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR407 Paleopathology Course Page

Description: A detailed survey of disease processes in antiquity as expressed in skeletal and preserved tissues. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR415 History of Anthropological Theory Course Page

Description: Major theoretical trends in social and cultural anthropology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisites: ANTHR 207 or 208 (or ANTHE 207 or 208) and a 300- or 400-level anthropology course, or consent of Department.

ANTHR417 Anthropology of Modernity Course Page

Description: The course investigates recent works that theorize modernity (globalization, transnationalism, the impact of new technologies) from an ethnographic perspective. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 or 208 (or ANTHE 207 or 208) and a 300- or 400-level ANTHR course, or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR420 Anthropology and the Twentieth Century Course Page

Description: The relationship between the development of anthropological theory across the twentieth century and the emergence of "new social movement" organized around anti-colonialism, anti-racism, feminism, ethnicity, the environment, gender, sexuality, disability, and identity. Prerequisite: ANTHR 207 (or ANTHE 207) or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR424 Visual Anthropology Course Page

Description: Introduction to visual media and visualization in the creation, reproduction and comprehension of culture over time, and the use of imagery in describing the anthropological subject. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR443 Juvenile Osteology Course Page

Description: Study of the juvenile skeleton, treating development and identification of juvenile skeletal elements. Other topics include the theory and practice of determining juvenile age at death and the study of juvenile health and childrearing practices in past populations using skeletal remains. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390, or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR460 Nutritional Anthropology Course Page

Description: Interrelationship between food, culture and biology from local and global perspectives. Prerequisite: ANTHR 372 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR464 Chemical Analysis of Bone Course Page

Description: Survey of current research on the stable isotope and aDNA analysis of archaeological human and faunal remains. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390, or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR468 Fundamentals of Archaeological Mapping Course Page

Description: Archaeological mapping and spatial analysis, including non-digital and digital forms. Students will learn the theoretical foundations of mapping as well as learn how to use mapping technology and software. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department.

ANTHR469 Dental Anthropology Course Page

Description: Exploration of methodological and theoretical issues in dental anthropology through study of human teeth from archaeological contexts. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390 or consent of Department.

ANTHR471 Readings in Anthropology Course Page

Description: Individual research project conducted under the direction of a Department faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

ANTHR472 Independent Research Course Page

Description: Individual research project involving significant laboratory work conducted under the direction of a Department faculty member. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

ANTHR476 Palaeodietary Reconstruction Course Page

Description: Survey of methods used to reconstruct past human diets, with an emphasis on those that involve the study of human remains. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or 209 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR477 Northwest Coast Archaeology Course Page

Description: The examination of the long-term human occupation of the coastal areas from southeast Alaska to northern California. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR480 Zooarchaeology Course Page

Description: Exploration of methodological and theoretical issues in zooarchaeology through the study of animal remains from archaeological contexts. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR481 Development of Anthropological Archaeology Course Page

Description: A survey of approaches and practices used in archaeology; concepts and models used for interpreting archaeological data and cultural history; relation of culture historical explanations to general anthropological theory. Prerequisites: ANTHR 206 and a 300- or 400-level anthropology course, or consent of Instructor. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR484 Topics in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

ANTHR485 Topics in Social, Cultural and/or Linguistic Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

ANTHR486 Seminar in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

ANTHR487 Seminar in Social, Cultural and/or Linguistic Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

ANTHR490 Human Osteoarchaeology Course Page

Description: The analysis and interpretation of data obtained from human skeletal and dental remains from archaeological sites. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR491 Stone Tools Course Page

Description: A methodological and theoretical introduction to the analysis of stone tools. Prerequisites: ANTHR 206 and one other 400-level course in Anthropology or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR494 Forensic Anthropology Course Page

Description: Human skeletal individualization and its application to human death investigation. Prerequisite: ANTHR 390 or 490 or consent of Department.

ANTHR498 History of Biological Anthropology Course Page

Description: A survey of the development of theory and method in biological anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTHR 209 and a 300- or 400-level ANTHR, or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR499A Honors Seminar and Research Project Course Page

Description: A review and discussion of contemporary issues in Anthropology leading to the conception, preparation, and completion of the BA Honors essay under the supervision of an individual faculty member. Note: Not open to students with credit in ANTHR 400 or 450.

ANTHR499B Honors Seminar and Research Project Course Page

Description: A review and discussion of contemporary issues in Anthropology leading to the conception, preparation, and completion of the BA Honors essay under the supervision of an individual faculty member. Note: Not open to students with credit in ANTHR 400 or 450.

ANTHR500 MA Thesis Prospectus Course Page

Description: Preparation of a research proposal leading to the MA thesis. The prospectus will state the proposed research problem, and demonstrate the theoretical and methodological knowledge required to complete the research. Closed to web registration. Department consent required.

ANTHR501 MA Colloquium Course Page

Description: Readings, presentations, and discussions of staff research, recent advances and current issues in the four fields of anthropology. Limited to new MA students

ANTHR511 Ethnographic Field Methods Course Page

Description: Not open to students with credit in ANTHR 401 or 505. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR517 Anthropology of Modernity Course Page

Description: Investigates recent works that theorize modernity (globalization, transnationalism, the impact of new technologies) from an ethnographic perspective. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR520 Anthropology and the Twentieth Century Course Page

Description: The relationship between the development of anthropological theory across the twentieth century and the emergence of "new social movements" organized around anti-colonialism, anti-racism, feminism, ethnicity, the environment, gender, sexuality, disability, and identity. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR524 Visual Anthropology Course Page

Description: Introduction to visual media and visualization in the creation, reproduction and comprehension of culture over time, and the use of imagery in describing the anthropological subject. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR543 Advanced Juvenile Osteology Course Page

Description: Study of the juvenile skeleton, treating development and identification of juvenile skeletal elements. Other topics include the theory and practice of determining juvenile age at death and the study of juvenile health and childrearing practices in past populations using skeletal remains. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR560 Advanced Nutritional Anthropology Course Page

Description: Advanced seminar on the interrelationship between food, culture and biology from local and global perspectives. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR564 Advanced Chemical Analysis of Bone Course Page

Description: Survey of current research on the stable isotope and aDNA analysis of archaeological human and faunal remains. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR568 Advanced Fundamentals of Archaeological Mapping Course Page

Description: This course covers the basics of archaeological mapping and spatial analysis, including non-digital and digital forms. Students will learn the theoretical foundations of mapping as well as learn how to use mapping technology and software. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR569 Advanced Dental Anthropology Course Page

Description: Exploration of methodological and theoretical issues in dental anthropology through study of human teeth from archaeological contexts. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR571 Advanced Readings in Anthropology Course Page

Description: Individual research project conducted under the direction of a Department faculty member. Closed to web registration. Department consent required.

ANTHR572 Independent Research Course Page

Description: Individual research project involving significant laboratory or field work conducted under the supervision of a Department faculty member. Closed to web registration. Department consent required.

ANTHR573 Advanced Field Training Course Page

Description: Aspects of fieldwork in anthropology. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

ANTHR576 Advanced Palaeodietary Reconstruction Course Page

Description: Advanced survey of methods used to reconstruct past human diets, with an emphasis on those that involve the study of human remains. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR577 Advanced Northwest Coast Archaeology Course Page

Description: The examination of the long-term human occupation of the coastal areas from southeast Alaska to northern California. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR580 Advanced Zooarchaeology Course Page

Description: Exploration of methodological and theoretical issues in zooarchaeology through the study of animal remains from archaeological contexts. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR584 Advanced Topics in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department and/or the schedule of classes for the specific topics offered.

ANTHR585 Advanced Topics in Social, Cultural and/or Linguistic Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department and/or the University timetable for the specific topics offered.

ANTHR586 Advanced Seminar in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department and/or the schedule of classes for the specific topics offered.

ANTHR587 Advanced Seminar in Social, Cultural and/or Linguistic Anthropology Course Page

Description: Consult the Department and/or the University timetable for the specific topics offered.

ANTHR593 Evolution and Social Life Course Page

Description: Current perspectives on human biological, social and cultural evolution. Offered in alternate years.

ANTHR598 Landscape and Culture Course Page

Description: Cultural experiences and representations of landscape.

ANTHR600 PhD Thesis Prospectus Course Page

Description: Preparation of a research proposal leading to the PhD thesis. The prospectus states the proposed research problem, and demonstrates the theoretical and methodological knowledge required to complete the research. Closed to web registration. Department consent required.

ANTHR601 PhD Colloquium Course Page

Description: Readings, presentations, and discussions of staff research, recent advances and current issues in the four fields of anthropology. Limited to new PhD students. Optional for students with credit in ANTHR 501