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Course Level
Units
ANTH 1
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Lower Division
5 units
Study of evolution illustrated by Pleistocene hominid fossils and variation in living human groups. Behavior and evolution of primates examined as they contribute to the understanding of human evolution. Required for all anthropology majors. (Formerly Introduction to Human Evolution.) (General Education Code(s): SI, IN.)
ANTH 2
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Lower Division
5 units
A number of different peoples are studied and a variety of approaches to the nature of the culture and to the study of specific cultures presented. Required for all anthropology majors. (General Education Code(s): CC, IS.)
ANTH 3
Introduction to Archaeology
Lower Division
5 units
Overview of ways of learning about the human past beyond the scope of written history. Reviews development of archaeology, fundamental methods and theories, and archaeology's contribution to understanding human origins, the emergence of farming, and the origins of complex societies. (General Education Code(s): SI, IS.)
ANTH 81A
Mexican Folklorico Dance
Lower Division
2 units
Provides instruction in the aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of Mexican folklorico dance. Students taught choreographed dances from various regions of Mexico and also learn dance techniques (tecnica) and stage make-up application. Additional workshops and lectures offered to supplement class. Open to all students; no previous experience required. (Also offered as Latin American&Latino Studies 81A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.)
ANTH 81B
Mexican Folklorico Dance
Lower Division
2 units
Second course in series. Provides instruction in the aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of Mexican folklorico dance. (Also offered as Latin American&Latino Studies 81B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.)
ANTH 81C
Mexican Folklorico Dance
Lower Division
2 units
Third course in series. Provides instruction in the aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of Mexican folklorico dance. (Also offered as Latin American&Latino Studies 81C. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): course 81A or 81B. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C, A.)
ANTH 81J
Introduction to Visual Culture Lab
Lower Division
2 units
Optional digital photography lab. Students learn to compose shots, download photos, resize them, and put them into a meaningful sequence. Concurrent enrollment in Anthropology 80J required. Enrollment limited to 36.
ANTH 82
Culture and Dance of Bollywood
Lower Division
2 units
Course is devoted to the culture and dance of Bollywood, a popular genre of film representation of cultures and peoples of India. The course combines both theory and practice by showing films on selected themes and having students learn this dance style and music. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)
ANTH 93
Field Study
Lower Division
5 units
Supervised research or organized projects on anthropological topics for lower-division students. Conducted either on or off campus. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 97
Laboratory Safety Practicum
Lower Division
2 units
Covers laboratory health and safety and standard operating procedures within the anthropology laboratories. Prepares students for future laboratory research activities while providing support of laboratory administration, collections management, and laboratory course demonstration needs. Enrollment by application. Enrollment limited to 25. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 99
Tutorial
Lower Division
5 units
Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 100
History and Theory of Biological Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Provides an historical overview from the 18th century to the present of race, ape-human relationships, and human nature. Emergence of an evolutionary framework and of fossil, genetic, and primate information becomes the basis for reformulating ideas about human biology within anthropology. (Formerly History and Theory of Physical Anthropology.) Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
ANTH 101
Human Evolution
Upper Division
5 units
Study of human evolution covering the last five million years. Examines the fossil evidence and emphasizes the reconstruction of behavior from the paleontological and anatomical evidence. Prerequisite(s): course 1. Offered in alternate academic years.
ANTH 102A
Human Skeletal Biology
Upper Division
5 units
Presents basic human osteology allowing students to identify skeletal material by element. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of bone by integrating anatomy with a discussion of bone physiology within the context of the human life cycle. Prerequisite(s): course 1. Enrollment limited to 16.
ANTH 103
Forensic Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Covers the basic analysis of human skeletal remains for the medicolegal profession. Assessment of age, sex, ancestry, and general physical characteristics, trauma, and disease are discussed. Addresses the legal responsibilities of the anthropologist. Online lectures with in-class discussion sections, quizzes, and exams. Prerequisite(s): course 102A. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.
ANTH 103B
Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the analysis of human remains from forensic or archaeological contexts. Covers the whole range of morphological, morphometric, histological, genetic, and biochemical methods applied in bone-based anthropological analyses. Prerequisite(s): course 102A. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 25.
ANTH 104
Human Variation and Adaptation
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the major environmental factors (temperature, altitude, diet, and disease); how they are perceived by the human body; the physiological, micro- and macroanatomical responses; and how behavior and culture can modify the impact of these stresses. Course 1 is highly recommended as preparation. (Formerly Human Adaptability.)
ANTH 105
Human Paleopathology
Upper Division
5 units
Examines paleopathology beginning with ancient hominid populations and proceeding to modern populations. Uses both the skeletal evidence and historical documentation when available. Considers evolutionary, cultural, and biological factors. Topics include: osteological diagnosis of infectious disease; trauma; nutritional deficiencies; dental disease; and developmental defects. Prerequisite(s): course 1; course 102A recommended.
ANTH 106
Primate Behavior and Ecology
Upper Division
5 units
The nature of primate social systems and social bonds is examined in the light of evolutionary and ecological concepts. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 206. Prerequisite(s): course 1.
ANTH 107
Methods and Research in Molecular Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the molecular analyses of anthropological questions and explores the intersection of genetics and anthropology. Covers the basic principles of molecular and population genetics as they relate to the study of humans. Prerequistie(s): courses 1 and 104. Course 102A is recommended. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 109
Evolution of Sex
Upper Division
5 units
Provides a physical anthropology understanding of the evolution of sex. Focuses on genetics and the altercations in allele associations that take place as a result of sexual processes. Prerequisite(s): course 1.
ANTH 110A
Public Life and Contemporary Issues
Upper Division
5 units
How can cultural anthropology help us to understand current events unfolding locally, nationally, and globally? Students learn how to "read" newspapers differently--that is, through the lens of cultural analysis. The world of everyday politics and society, as it unfolds in debates happening right now, forms the topical substance of the course. (Formerly course 4.) (General Education Code(s): IM.)
ANTH 110B
From Indiana Jones to Stonehenge: Archaeology as Popular Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses the "meaning" of archaeology as generated in television, movies, literature, newspapers, and even National Geographic. Students engage with several case-studies illustrating how archaeology is portrayed in popular culture. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
ANTH 110D
Tourism Imaginaries and Encounters
Upper Division
5 units
Explores anthropological approaches to the study of tourism, in particular themes of authenticity, "othering," visual economies, development, identity politics, alternative tourisms, and material culture with reference to history, power, and location. (General Education Code(s): PE-H.)
ANTH 110E
Anthropology of Global Environmental Change
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces anthropological and historical approaches to environmental change and globalization. Key themes include: capitalism and industrialization, environmental politics, global culture, and relations between humans and other species. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
ANTH 110F
Biocultural Approaches to Food
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the complex and multifaceted intersections of biology, culture, and food from an anthropological perspective. Addresses issues including the biological basis of human nutrition, the agricultural revolution, taboos, and social identity, as well as current problems.
ANTH 110G
Barrio Popular Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces students to a broad sampling of verbal and nonverbal forms of Mexican folklore. Concentrates on experiencing these forms through texts, film, and if possible, performances. Attention to how these forms have been used by scholars to comment on Mexican culture is an underlying theme. Knowledge of Spanish is useful but not required. (Formerly course 80G.) (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 110H
Acoustic Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Explores relationships between culture and the acoustic worlds, including environmental, verbal, and musical, which humans inhabit. How can paying attention to cultures of listening and sound-making help us think about cultural life and experience in new ways? (Formerly course 80H.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
ANTH 110I
Cultures of Sustainability and Social Justice
Upper Division
5 units
Brings together diverse forms of cultural knowledge and complexities of everyday life to illuminate longstanding concerns of sustainability and justice. Investigates multiple theories of sustainable development as well as tools, techniques, and contexts for ecological integrity, economic security, empowerment, responsibility and social well-being characteristic of sustainable communities. Case studies are drawn from around the world highlighting the work of Right Livelihood Award Laureates in tandem with UC faculty. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
ANTH 110K
Culture Through Food
Upper Division
5 units
Examines anthropology of food and politics of eating. Cultural and social uses of food in rituals of solidarity or fasting, identities and meanings of food for individuals, and consumption in the global context are key components of study. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
ANTH 110N
Anthropology of Food
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on social institutions around the world that shape food and its meanings; how people use food to organize their worlds; and production, sharing, or consumption of food as a political or meaningful act. (General Education Code(s): PE-H.)
ANTH 110O
Postcolonial Britain and France
Upper Division
5 units
Transdisciplinary examination of the politics and culture of postcolonial Britain and France. Topics include: immigration from South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean; racism and antiracism; minority difference and citizenship practices; and the emergence of Islam as a major category of identity and difference. (Also offered as History 181A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 110P
India and Indian Diaspora through Film
Upper Division
5 units
Explores several themes of relevance in contemporary India and Indian diaspora, concentrating on anthropological research and various documentary and popular Bollywood films. Through films and ethnographies, students analyze the nature of anthropological contributions to the study of Indian societies. (Formerly course 80P.) (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 110R
Discourses in American Religions and Their Role in Public Life
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces dominant discourses about major American religions and their role in public life, with particular attention to intersecting differences, such as race, sex/gender, and disability, and to shifting religious/political boundaries. Visual and textual media, political commentary, and popular ethnographies are analyzed. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
ANTH 110S
Think We Must! Antropology and the Everyday
Upper Division
5 units
Through a survey of anthropological literature that considers social organization as an accomplishment with others, students treat common-sense, practical activities as observable and as ways of knowing and making the world. (General Education Code(s): PE-H.)
ANTH 110T
Motherhood in American Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the "culture wars" around motherhood in the United States with a focus on the political mobilization of normative ideas about the correct way to mother, from the moment of conception on. Special attention is given to the historical construction of deviant motherhood among marginalized groups. (Formerly course 80T.) (General Education Code(s): ER.)
ANTH 110W
Land and Waterscapes Entropology
Upper Division
5 units
Establishes anthropological interconnections of emergent worlds where environmental matters, social justice, and human survival interrelate. Focuses on anti-essential nature and waterscape ethnographies in which different pluricultures revalidate local understandings as ways of contesting increasing forms of land and water privatization. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
ANTH 110Y
The Hands That Feed Us: Labor in Food Systems
Upper Division
5 units
Recent critiques of food studies and food activism point out two gaping holes: a lack of attention to labor and limited action beyond individual consumption. This course addresses both pitfalls by centering food workers as the agents at the heart of contemporary cuisines, landscapes, and food systems. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
ANTH 111
Human Ecology
Upper Division
5 units
Reviews the environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural ways that humans interact with their physical surroundings. The effects of human culture on the environment and of the environment on the shape of human culture is emphasized.
ANTH 112
Life Cycles
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the human life cycle using an evolutionary framework. Examines key aspects of the human life stages using findings and concepts from developmental biology, physiology, nutrition, evolutionary ecology, and life-history theory. Prerequisite(s): course 1.
ANTH 113
Tutoring Writing in Anthropology
Upper Division
2 units
Trains students to tutor writing in undergraduate anthropology courses; supports and guides them during the quarter they are tutoring. Enrollment by interview only. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Composition requirement.
ANTH 119
Indigenous Visual Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the relationship between visual cultures and indigenous peoples. First, class discusses what is visual anthropology. Second, class examines the relationship between museums and indigenous peoples. Third, class examines ethnographic photography and indigenous uses of photography. Fourth, class examines the uses of ethnographic film, and then its relationship to indigenous peoples. Finally, class examines indigenous uses of film.
ANTH 120
Culture in Film
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces current and historical issues in visual anthropology, using film as a medium with which to represent culture. Raises questions about visual representation and advocacy in the context of global inequalities. Prerequisite(s): course 2 or 80J or Film 20A or 20B, or History of Art and Visual Culture 10D, 10E, 10F or 10G. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
ANTH 120L
Culture in Film Laboratory
Upper Division
2 units
This lab in video production is to train students in Culture in Film. The video lab, through lectures, demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and review of students' work will enable students enrolled in Culture in Film to learn the fundamentals of film/video pre-production, production, and post-production skills. Portfolio review prior to enrollment and concurrent enrollment in course 120 required. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 121
Socialism
Upper Division
5 units
Ethnography-based course that examines the social worlds of socialism, with particular focus on state socialism. Topics include: social problems that inspired socialist movements; implementation and experience of socialism in daily life; and significance of class, race, nation, science, technology, rationality.
ANTH 122
Postsocialism
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the demise of socialist systems. Addresses the political, social, cultural, and economic experiences of everyday life that led to that demise, what new social inequalities have arisen since, and how citizens use the socialist past to critique the present.
ANTH 123
Psychological Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
An introduction to some of the central theoretical issues in psychological anthropology. Psychoanalytic, cognitive, and relativist perspectives on the link between person and society are discussed and compared. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 124
Anthropology of Religion
Upper Division
5 units
Study of the phenomenon of religion as manifested in ethnographic literature, with special attention to traditional and recent modes of analysis of religious behavior. Special topics include myth, religious healing, witchcraft and sorcery, ritual, and millenarian movements.
ANTH 126
Sexuality and Society in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Upper Division
5 units
The meaning and social processes associated with sexuality in selected societies. Examination of variations in sexual expressions and control of sexuality, and in economic and political organizations, highlights the interrelationship of sex and society. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 127
Ethnographies of Capitalism
Upper Division
5 units
Challenges approaches to capitalism that treat it as socioeconomic relations separable from "culture." Readings include ethnographies demonstrating the inextricability of cultural meanings from capitalist practices. Topics include capitalism's relationship to colonialism, nationalism, socialism, gender, and the commodification of aesthetics.
ANTH 128
Contemporary American Evangelical Cultures
Upper Division
5 units
Study of contemporary, American, born-again Protestant discourse using ethnographic materials and interpretive theories. Topics include biblical literalism, Christian conversion and self-fabulation, charismatic gifts, preaching, sacrificial giving, prosperity theology, apocalypticism, creationism, pro-family and pro-life rhetoric, and televangelism. (Formerly Born-Again Religion and Culture.)
ANTH 129
Other Globalizations: Cultures and Histories of Interconnection
Upper Division
5 units
The history of social and cultural interconnections at a global scale. Anthropological approaches to the study of cultural encounter are used to investigate topics such as trade, religion, and citizenship and to evaluate shifting concepts of civilization and barbarism. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 130A
Peoples and Cultures of Africa
Upper Division
5 units
Survey of sub-Saharan societies. Analysis of principles of social organization and factors of cultural unity of selected western, eastern, central, and southern African peoples. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130B
Brazil
Upper Division
5 units
Examines Brazilian culture and its link to interpersonal relationships, religion, politics, and psychological experience. Prerequisite(s): course 2. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130C
Politics and Culture in China
Upper Division
5 units
Joins substantive information "about" Chinese society and culture with debates in social theory and rethinks conventional wisdom about colonialism and modernity. Topics include representations of "Chineseness," class revolution, Chinese diaspora, popular culture, family and kinship, nationalism, history/memory, race and gender. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130E
Culture and Politics of Island Southeast Asia
Upper Division
5 units
Southeast Asia includes a variety of societies exhibiting many ecological adaptations, religions, marriage systems, and experiences with colonial powers. Case studies of particular societies, chosen to reveal variety, are examined comparatively. Emphasis on religion and social organization. Prerequisite(s): course 2. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130F
African Diasporas in the Americas
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on African diasporas of the Caribbean, United States, and Latin America. Themes include: theorizing diaspora, historical formations, slavery, analytical approaches to cultures of the African diaspora, religion, music, comparative identity formation and racism, gender dynamics, social movements, and transnationalism. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130G
Asian Americans in Ethnography and Film
Upper Division
5 units
Critically examines category of Asian Americans. Addresses historic representations of Asians and Asian Americans in ethnographic research and film. Explores contemporary issues of race, culture, and politics through ethnographic practice and cultural production. (General Education Code(s): E.)
ANTH 130H
Ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces students to the ethnography of Eurasia, with special attention to the lived experience and legacy of state socialism in this region. Topics include new ideas of personhood, changing economic practices, public health, and international development. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130I
Cultures of India
Upper Division
5 units
An examination of anthropological studies of tribal, rural, and urban cultures of India and a look at changes taking place in India. Prerequisite(s): course 2. Offered in alternate academic years. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130J
Politics and Statemaking in Latin America
Upper Division
5 units
Introduction to ethnohistory and political anthropology of one or more Latin American countries: Typically Mexico and one other country. Students explore how contested concepts such as indigeneity, nation or state come to gain credibility and are deployed in contemporary politics. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
ANTH 130L
Ethnographies of Latin America
Upper Division
5 units
A broad introduction to issues and areas of cultural production and transformation in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. Colonial, neocolonial, class, ethnic, gender, religious, ecological, and political relations intersect as represented in ethnographies and film. Prerequisite(s): course 2. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130M
Inside Mexico
Upper Division
5 units
Examines various communities within the Republic of Mexico as represented in ethnographic texts and other forms of cultural production, particularly music and dance. Emphasis on the interplay between the concept of regionalism and national identity. Previous course work in Mexican culture and/or history strongly recommended. Some reading in Spanish is required. (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130N
Native Peoples of North America
Upper Division
5 units
A survey of Native American cultures and experience during the past century, with emphasis on Pueblo cultures of the American Southwest. (General Education Code(s): ER, E.)
ANTH 130T
Religion and Politics in the Muslim World
Upper Division
5 units
Analyzes post-colonial forms of Islam, with particular attention to Muslim societies and cultures in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Emphasizes the relationship between power, knowledge, and representation in anthropological approaches to Islam and Muslims. (Formerly Anthropological Approaches to Islam.) (General Education Code(s): CC, E.)
ANTH 130U
Central America
Upper Division
5 units
Draws on political, economic, and anthropological perspectives to analyze the key role of transnationalism and neoliberalism in contemporary Central America. Key topics include: the aftermath of revolutions; labor and gender; indigenous movements and multiculturalism; and transnational migration and governance.
ANTH 130V
Ethnography of Russia
Upper Division
5 units
Examines daily life in Russia and affiliated formerly Soviet Republics through historical and cultural comparison. Topics include: socialist and postsocialist daily life; 20th- and 21st-century Russian empire building; cultural politics; economic systems; state-citizen relations; citizenship regimes; labor and leisure; and religion.
ANTH 130W
Ethnography of Eastern Europe
Upper Division
5 units
Examines daily life in Eastern Europe, especially how residents in this region have navigated the transition from state socialism to accession to the European Union. Topics include: the legacies of state socialism; cultural politics; new economies; consumption; the European Union; new forms of governance; and political activism.
ANTH 130X
Special Topics in Ethnography
Upper Division
5 units
This course on special topics in ethnography will be taught on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each year's courses will vary according to the instructor and will be announced by the department. Prerequisite(s): course 2. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 131
Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the diversity of women's as well as men's roles, experiences, and self-conceptions in a number of societies to explore how women and men shape, and are shaped by, particular forms of social life. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 131H
Russian-Language Readings Course: Readings in Anthropology of Russia
Upper Division
2 units
Contemporary topics and readings in anthropology of Russia and the former Soviet Union. All readings, films, and other materials are in Russian. Discussions are in English. Accompanies course 130H, Ethnography of Russia and Eastern Europe. Prerequisite(s): course 130H and proof of Russian proficiency in reading and writing. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 10.
ANTH 132
Photography and Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Moving historically from woodcuts and paintings to the World Wide Web, but emphasizing the invention and development of documentary photography, this course explores the world of images depicting society and culture. Major theoretical approaches to "reading" pictures will be emphasized, and students must produce a final project incorporating visual images. Prerequisite(s): course 2 or History of Art and Visual Culture 10D or 10E or 10F or 10G or Art 30. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
ANTH 132L
Photography and Anthropology Laboratory
Upper Division
2 units
This still photography lab trains students in the basic operations and techniques of the camera and the creation of a set of still photographs to use for social documentation. It includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on instruction, and a continuous review of the students' work in progress. It does not include darkroom work. Concurrent enrollment in course 132 required. Enrollment restricted to anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 30.
ANTH 133
Narratives of the Popular
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses the increasing importance of popular culture as the terrain upon which to address issues of culture and power. Emphasizes an ethnographic approach to popular culture as sociocultural phenomena. Students learn about a variety of activities including television and film viewing, music, fashion, photography, postcards, comic books, and urban spatial relations and architecture.
ANTH 134
Medical Anthropology: An Introduction
Upper Division
5 units
Cross-cultural study of health, disease, and illness behavior from ecological and ethnomedical perspectives. Implications for biomedical health care policy. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 254. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 135A
Cities
Upper Division
5 units
Examines cities from an anthropological perspective. Reviews pertinent social scientific literature of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Surveys the concepts and methods used by contemporary anthropologists to investigate urban phenomena.
ANTH 136
The Biology of Everyday Life
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses cross-cultural attitudes to the human body and its everyday biological concerns: sleeping, eating, breathing, sex, and defecation. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 137
Consuming Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Explores consumption as a cultural form. Beginning with theories of capitalism and exchange, it then focuses on sites and modes of consumption and display such as department stores, museums and zoos, advertisements and photography, cultural tourism.
ANTH 138
Political Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
The ideas, in selected non-Western societies, about the nature of power, order, social cohesion, and the political organization of these societies. (Also offered as Legal Studies 138. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Offered in alternate academic years.
ANTH 139
Language and Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Examination of language system and language use in relationship to cultural contexts of communication in Western and non-Western societies. Topics include the Sapir-Whorf linguistic relativity hypothesis; linguistic constructions of gender; speech variation in relation to class, ethnicity, and national identity; and the emergence of self in communicative acts. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 140
Art, Artists, Artifacts
Upper Division
5 units
Studies the ways of interpreting non-Western art, both in the context of the Western art world and in the context of the societies that produced the art forms.
ANTH 141
Anthropology of Developing Countries: Environment, Water, Entropy
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on developing countries, those countries experiencing fast deruralization and ecological crises. Students learn the reach of entropic interconnectiveness given the fact that forms of inequality organize the system. Readings illustrate the theories and methods anthropologists use to approximate cultural realities to readers, scholars, and activists. Prerequisite(s): course 2.
ANTH 142
Anthropology of Law
Upper Division
5 units
An ethnographically informed consideration of law, dispute management, and social control in a range of societies including the contemporary U.S. Topics include conflict management processes, theories of justice, legal discourse, and relations among local, national, and transnational legal systems. (Also offered as Legal Studies 142. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to anthropology and legal studies majors.
ANTH 143
Performance and Power
Upper Division
5 units
Explores relationships between power and performance forms and media, both "traditional" and emergent. Links aesthetics with politics, and recent transcultural exchanges with local circumstances and consequences. Prerequisite(s): course 2 or any other Anthropology course.
ANTH 144
Anthropology of Poverty and Welfare
Upper Division
5 units
Examines phenomena of poverty and welfare in cross-cultural perspective with an emphasis on critical ethnographies and social analyses of social pathologies, economic systems, and community. Topics include informal economies, labor, household systems, social-support networks, and public policies.
ANTH 145X
Special Topics in Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Taught annually on a rotating basis by faculty members. Each year's topic varies by instructor and is announced by the department. Prerequisite(s): course 2. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 146
Anthropology and the Environment
Upper Division
5 units
Examines recent approaches to study of nature and the environment. Considers historical relationship between nature, science, and colonial expansion as well as key issues of contemporary environmental concern: conservation, environmental justice, and social movements. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 146. Prerequisite(s): course 2. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
ANTH 147
Anthropology and the Anthropocene
Upper Division
5 units
Looks at how humans have lived with their environments in other times and places; the long-distance transfers of humans and other animals, as well as plants and microorganisms; and how we can best live in the Anthropocene. Prerequisite(s): course 2. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
ANTH 148
Gender and Global Development
Upper Division
5 units
Uses the critical tools of feminist theory and cultural anthropology to look at how global development discourses and institutions mobilize, reinforce, and challenge systems of gender-based inequality. Topics include non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development practice, microcredit, and technocrat cultures. (Formerly Gender and Development.) (Also offered as Feminist Studies 148. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)
ANTH 150
Communicating Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Encourages anthropology majors to explore different means of communicating anthropology with much attention to individual writing and presentation skills. Intensive work on library research; recognizing, comparing, and making arguments; and analyzing ethnographies, articles, reviews, and films. Prerequisite(s): two of the following courses: 1, 2, or 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to sophomore and junior anthropology majors. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 151
Workshop in Ethnography
Upper Division
5 units
Through demonstration, practice, and participation, acquire skills in collecting and analyzing cultural data. Work with members of other cultures and with each other to learn to identify significant cultural patterns. Lectures and readings provide added perspective and a theoretical base. Prerequisite(s): course 2. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 152
Survey of Cultural Anthropological Theory
Upper Division
5 units
Major figures, ideas, and writings in 19th- and 20th-century cultural anthropology surveyed. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 252. Prerequisite(s): course 2 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; enrollment restricted to anthropology majors. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 153
Medicine and Colonialism
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses the overlapping relationship between medicine and colonialism in the 19th century, with attention to post-colonial theory and contemporary studies of post-colonial medical pluralism in the 20th century. Prerequisite(s): courses 2 and 134.
ANTH 154
Multimedia Ethnography
Upper Division
5 units
Students learn the fundamentals of photography or video production and audio recording in order to create mini-ethnographies. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3. Concurrent enrollment in course 154L is required. Enrollment restricted to anthropology majors. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)
ANTH 154L
Multimedia Laboratory
Upper Division
2 units
Designed to instruct in aesthetics and technical production of a short digital slideshow. Using iMovie3 editing program, produce a digital slideshow incorporating sound (narration, music, and sound effects) and still images. Concurrent enrollment in course 154 required.
ANTH 157
Modernity and Its Others
Upper Division
5 units
Beginning with the conquest of the Americas, considers how Western thinkers have explained seemingly "irrational" ways of being and thinking (like witchcraft, human sacrifice, and bodily mutilation), and asks how we interpret beliefs and practices radically different from our own.
ANTH 158
Feminist Ethnographies
Upper Division
5 units
Considers the relationship between anthropology and feminism. Provides historical perspective on gender inequalities in the discipline as well as the emergence of feminist anthropology. Students read and engage with examples of feminist ethnography form a variety of regions and subfields.
ANTH 159
Race and Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Examines concept of race in anthropology. Begins with histories of race in anthropology; turns to contemporary analysis of racism, identity formation, and diaspora; and concludes with current debates on the validity of "race" as an object of analysis. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
ANTH 160
Reproductive and Population Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines reproductive and population politics across the globe, with a focus on feminist and ethnographic analyses of the stakes of various actors, from states to religious bodies to non-governmental organizations, in questions of who reproduces and in what circumstances.
ANTH 161
The Anthropology of Food
Upper Division
5 units
Critically examines food as a fundamental aspect of social and cultural life and key concept in the development of anthropological theory and methods. Topics include: power relationships; community building; exchange and reciprocity; symbolism; cultural rules and rituals; globalization; and memory.
ANTH 162
Anthropology of Displaced Persons
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the causes, consequences, forms, and experiences of human movement, displacement, and abandonment. Topics include: migration, refugees, forced displacement, environmental displacement, tourism, transnational communities, and other displaced populations.
ANTH 163
Kinship
Upper Division
5 units
Provides a critical survey of debates, old and new, in the study of kinship. Readings range from classical treatments to recent reformulations that use kinship as a lens for exploring intimacy, memory, futurity, embodiment, commodification, and power. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 263.
ANTH 164
The Anthropology of Dance
Upper Division
5 units
An intense reading seminar which critically reviews anthropological works in dance ethnography and dance theory. Recommended for anthropology majors. Prerequisite(s): course 2. Enrollment limited to 25.
ANTH 166
States, Bureaucracies , and Other Cosmological Propositions
Upper Division
5 units
Investigates the cosmologies of states and bureaucracies and the practices through which officials or rulers seek to produce order, knowledge, or stability. Looks at paperwork, nationalist and court rituals, practices of mapping and classification, forms of citizenship.
ANTH 170
History of Archaeological Theory
Upper Division
5 units
Historical review of prehistoric archaeology from antiquarianism to the present. Emphasis on development of archaeological theory and its relation to evolutionary and anthropological theory. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 270. Prerequisite(s): course 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to anthropology and Earth sciences/anthropology combined majors. Recommended for juniors. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 171
Materials and Methods in Historical Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
In this intensive, hands-on course, students learn the step-by-step processes involved in conducting laboratory research on historic artifacts. Students study the ins and outs of analyzing, cataloging, and dating historic artifacts. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 172
Archaeological Research Design
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces theories and methods for recovering and analyzing archaeological data. Critically explores the nature of archaeological evidence and how archaeologists know what they know. Strongly recommended for those contemplating further studies in archaeology. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, course 3, and one upper-division archaeology course. Strongly recommended for those contemplating further studies in archaeology. Enrollment limited to 25. Offered in alternate academic years. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 173
Origins of Farming
Upper Division
5 units
Survey of the ecological and archaeological evidence for the origins of plant and animal domestication in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. Discussion will center on the preconditions of this drastic alteration in human ecology and its consequences in transforming human societies. Open to nonmajors. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 273. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors. Offered in alternate academic years.
ANTH 174
Origins of Complex Societies
Upper Division
5 units
Deals with evidence and theories concerning the origins of complex society; the transition from egalitarian, foraging societies to the hierarchical, economically specialized societies often referred to as "civilizations." Focuses on both Old World and New World cultures. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 174. Prerequisite(s): course 3.
ANTH 175A
Early African Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Archaeological history of Africa from the first 2.5 million-year-old artifacts to the emergence of African pastorialism and farming. Disciplinary models and assumptions critically examined in their historic and political contexts. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 275A. (Formerly African Archaeology: 2.5 Million BP to Farming.) Prerequisite(s): course 3 or by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior anthropology and Earth sciences/anthropology combined majors. Enrollment limited to 45.
ANTH 175B
African Complex Societies
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the evolution of African kingdoms and states from the emergence of farming communities to initial contact with Europe. Particular attention paid to the origins of social inequality and the evolution of centralized polities. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Anthropology 275B. Prerequisite(s): course 3; course 175A strong recommended.
ANTH 176A
North American Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Development of Native cultures in North America. Topics include peopling of the New World, early foragers, spread of agriculture and complex societies in the Southwest and Eastern Woodlands, and review of cultural developments in the West and Far North. Prerequisite(s): course 3 or consent of instructor.
ANTH 176B
Meso-American Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Review of the archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence for the origins and development of pre-Columbian civilizations in Meso-America including the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec Teotihuacan, Toltec, Tarascan, and Aztec. Prerequisite(s): course 3.
ANTH 176C
Archaeology of the American Southwest
Upper Division
5 units
Outlines the development of native cultures in the American Southwest from Paleo-Indian times (Ca. 11,5000 B.C.) through early European contact (ca. A.D. 1600). Topics include the greater environment; early foraging culture; the development of agriculture and village life; the emergence and decline of regional alliances; abandonment and reorganization; and changes in social organization, external relations, and trade. Prerequisite(s): courses 3 and 176A.
ANTH 176D
Colonial Encounters in the Americas
Upper Division
5 units
Uses archaeological case studies to explore processes of cultural confrontation, resistance, and transformation among Native American groups in the wake of European colonial expansion in the Western Hemisphere during the late 15th through mid-19th centuries. Prerequisite(s): courses 2 and 3. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
ANTH 176E
Archaeology of the Pacific Northwest
Upper Division
5 units
Explores some of the important issues surrounding the anthropological and archaeological study of the Pacific Northwest Coast--a roughly 1,800-kilometer-long shoreline that stretches from Yakutat Bay in Alaska to Cape Mendocino in California. Prerequisite(s): course 3.
ANTH 176F
California Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the Native peoples of California from an archaeological perspective. Covering the past 13,000 years, a variety of geographic and temporal settings are examined as well as current research in California archaeology. Prerequisite(s): course 3.
ANTH 177
European Conquest of the Americas
Upper Division
5 units
Uses ethnographic, archaeological, and historical sources to examine the clash of cultures between Native Americans and Europeans during the 15th through 19th centuries. Focuses on the social, political, and demographic impacts of contact on Native American societies. Prerequisite(s): courses 2 and 3. Enrollment limited to 34.
ANTH 178
Historical Archaeology: A Global Perspective
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces archaeology of European colonialism and the early-modern world. Topics include historical archaeological methods; the nature of European colonial expansion in New and Old Worlds; culture contact and change; and power and resistance in colonial societies. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Anthropology 278. Prerequisite(s): course 3 or consent of instructor.
ANTH 179
Slavery in the Atlantic World: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the African diaspora resulting from the transatlantic slave trade, drawing on methodologies from two academic disciplines--history and archaeology. Examines key questions about the slave system, using an array of source materials, both written documents and artifacts. (Also offered as History 158C. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to history, anthropology, and critical race and ethnic studies majors and minors during first-pass enrollment; open to all students at the start of second-pass enrollment. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)
ANTH 180
Ceramic Analysis in Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on theories and techniques used by archaeologists to bridge the gap between the recovery of ceramic materials and their interpretation within cultural contexts. Topics include the origins of pottery, production methods, classification and typology, seriation, functional analysis, materials analysis and description, organization of production, trade, and the analysis of style. Students are billed a course materials fee. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 280. Prerequisite(s): course 3. Concurrent enrollment in course 180L required. Enrollment restricted to anthropology majors.
ANTH 180L
Ceramic Analysis Laboratory
Upper Division
2 units
Practicum in ceramic materials analysis and description. Students perform material experiments in materials selection and processing, hand-building techniques, and open-pit firing. Demonstrations of standard techniques of attribute analysis and the mineralogical and chemical characterization of ceramic materials are presented. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 280L. Prerequisite(s): course 3. Concurrent enrollment in course 180 required. Enrollment restricted to anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 16.
ANTH 181X
Special Topics in Archaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Taught annually on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each year's course varies according to the instructor and is announced by the department. Prerequisite(s): course 3. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 182A
Lithic Technology
Upper Division
5 units
Introduction to lithic and ceramic analysis in archaeology. Includes lab analysis, discussions of classification and typology, and exploration of the concept of style as it relates to ceramics and lithics in archaeology. Prerequisite(s): course 3. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 184
Zooarchaeology
Upper Division
5 units
Lectures and seminar on archaeological faunal analysis. Topics include mammalian evolution and osteology, vertebrate taphonomy, reconstruction of human diet from faunal remains, foraging strategy theory, data collection and management, and methods of quantitative analysis. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 284. Prerequisite(s): course 3; concurrent enrollment in course 184L is required.
ANTH 184L
Zooarchaeology Laboratory
Upper Division
2 units
Practical laboratory in archaeological analysis, with demonstrations and exercises on human-caused modifications to animal bones and non-human modifications to animal bones. Prerequisite(s): course 3 and concurrent enrollment in course 184. Enrollment restricted to anthropology majors and combined Earth sciences/anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 45.
ANTH 185
Osteology of Mammals, Birds, and Fish
Upper Division
5 units
Practicum in archaeological faunal analysis. Students learn to identify bones of all larger mammal species of central California plus selected bird and fish species. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 285. Prerequisite(s): courses 184 or 102 or Biology 138/L or Earth Sciences 100 or Environmental Studies 105/L, and permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 16. Offered in alternate academic years.
ANTH 187
Cultural Heritage in Colonial Contexts
Upper Division
5 units
Critical examination of the definitions of "cultural heritage," its development as a concept, and the various laws, charters, and conventions that shape our management of the past in the present. The focus is on heritage in comparative colonial contexts.
ANTH 187B
Cultural Resource Management
Upper Division
5 units
Explores how the past is "managed" or cared for in the present, especially in the context of the United States. Prerequisite(s): course 3. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 188
Practicum in Archaeology
Upper Division
2 units
Introduces practical skills in archaeological materials identification of stone, shell, bone, and other materials; curation; and database management. Students receive entry-level training with once-weekly class meetings and 5 hours per week of hands-on instruction. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment limited to 10. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 189
Archaeology Field Methods
Upper Division
5 units
Lecture, laboratory, and fieldwork sessions on archaeological field methods including survey, mapping, excavation, record and database maintenance, artifact accessioning, curation, and analysis on the UCSC campus. Students attend lectures/laboratories two evenings each week and do fieldwork all day on Saturdays. Enrollment by instructor consent. Prerequisite(s): course 3 and application letter. Students who have done no previous fieldwork in archaeology have priority. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment limited to 15. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)
ANTH 190X
Special topics in Biological Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Taught annually on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each year's course varies according to the instructor and is announced by the department. (Formerly Special topics in Archaeology-Physical Anthropology.) Prerequisite(s): course 1. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 192
Directed Student Teaching
Upper Division
5 units
Teaching of a lower-division seminar under faculty supervision. (See course 42.) Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.
ANTH 193
Field Study
Upper Division
5 units
Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.
ANTH 194A
Anthropology of Dead Persons
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the cultural meanings of dead bodies and dead persons, including memorialization; the body in the United States legal system; cadavers in education and research; dead persons in mass disasters and human-rights cases; and repatriation of the dead. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 16. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194B
Chimpanzees: Biology, Behavior, and Evolution
Upper Division
5 units
Explores studies on wild and captive chimpanzees with reference to other apes and humans. Topics include sociality, tool using, locomotion, traditions, and life history; social and physical dimensions of growth and development; language studies, genetics, and applications to human evolution. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194C
Feminist Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Considers feminist perspectives on the human past, archaeologists' perspectives on feminist theory, and the impact of gender, feminist, and critical social theory on archaeology as a profession. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 279. (Formerly Feminism and Gender in Archaeology.) Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to seniors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194D
Tribes/Castes/Women
Upper Division
5 units
Examines historical constructions and contemporary deployments of the categories that have structured popular and anthropological understandings of social life in South Asia, particularly those of "tribe," caste," and "women." Students gain familiarity with the mobilization of these categories in contemporary political movements across India. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3. Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194E
Belief
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on problems and opportunities raised by the concept of belief. Students work to develop an anthropological understanding of belief as practiced, then put it to use in analyzing episodes from the NPR series "This I Believe." Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194F
Memory
Upper Division
5 units
Intensive and fast-paced seminar focusing on theoretical and ethnographic studies of memory as a means for dealing with the past. Examines how ordinary people and societies have coped with the past through acts of selective remembering and forgetting. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194G
Politics and Secularism
Upper Division
5 units
Examines secularism as political doctrine and practice of government. Topics include: transformation of religion by secularization; forms of inclusion/exclusion enacted by secularism; relationship between secularism and colonial rule. Case studies drawn from Europe, South Asia, United States, and the Middle East. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194H
Paleoanthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Detailed overview of the evidence for the origin and evolution of humans with emphasis on reconstructing the paleobiology of extinct hominids. Discussion of individual groups of ancient hominids from the Miocene apes to anatomically modern humans. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194I
Consumption and Consumerism
Upper Division
5 units
Investigates cultural analysis of consumer society, commodities, and consumer practices. Students develop their own research projects. Themes include: critiques of consumer society; symbolic analysis of goods, consumption as resistance, anthropologies of marketing, culture jamming; consumption and (post) colonialism. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194J
Histories of Forests and Other Wild Places
Upper Division
5 units
"Wild Nature" has a history. This class offers tools for understanding the social and natural construction of wild nature. We will learn to "read" rural landscapes--ethnographically, biologically, historically, creatively, and politically. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 194K
Reading Ethnographies
Upper Division
5 units
Explores issues in the representation of culture through reading and discussing ethnographies. Recent experimental ethnographies open topics including the relation between fieldwork and writing, textual strategies, and the politics of ethnographic writing and research. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194L
Archaeology of the African Diaspora
Upper Division
5 units
Senior seminar on African diaspora archaeology. Draws on archaeological, historical, and anthropological perspectives to examine the cultural, social, economic, and political lives of Africans and their descendants in the New World and West Africa from the 15th through 19th centuries. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, 3 and an upper division course in archaeology; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194M
Medical Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on critical issues in the social sciences of health and healing. Designed for students pursuing graduate work in medical anthropology and/or public health. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, 3, and 134. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194N
Comparison of Cultures
Upper Division
5 units
Seminar for upper-division students interested in theories and methodology of social and cultural anthropology. Devoted to critical discussion of different methods of comparison practiced in anthropology. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 194O
Masculinities
Upper Division
5 units
Considers the social construction of men and masculinities in a variety of ethnohistorical contexts as well as the unique contribution enabled by anthropological methods, particularly ethnographic fieldwork, to the study of gender and power. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194P
Space, Place, and Culture
Upper Division
5 units
Examines ways anthropologists have studied relationship between space, place, and culture. Covers early formulations acknowledging people in different cultural contexts ascribe particular meanings to places and to the concept of space and then traces the ways these questions have come to the fore in more recent scholarship. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194Q
Race, Ethnicity, Nation
Upper Division
5 units
Provides students with theoretical and methodological approaches to studying the relationships between race, ethnicity, and nation, with a comparative focus on the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Students use ethnographic methods and/or discourse analysis to develop individual research projects. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and courses 1 and 2 and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194R
Religion, Gender, Sexuality
Upper Division
5 units
Examines religion in relation to gender and sexuality. Examines how gender, sexuality, and religion intersect in notions of civilization, progress, and modernity in the contemporary and colonial periods. Particular attention paid to Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and courses 1 and 2 and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194S
Hearing Culture: The Anthropology of Sound
Upper Division
5 units
Explores relationships between culture and acoustic worlds--environmental, verbal, and musical--within which we live. How sound is shaped by human belief and practice and the role sound plays in cultural and social life, both past and present. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194T
Poverty and Inequality
Upper Division
5 units
Through ethnographies about homelessness, food deprivation, and unemployment, examines the institutions through which poverty is recognized, the systems of morality shaping debates about need and appropriate behavior, and the effects of community responses to poverty. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194U
Environmental Anthropology: Nature, Culture, Politics
Upper Division
5 units
Presents key readings in environmental anthropology focusing on environmental conflicts. Students guided in developing research paper on a society environment topic of their choice. Class is writing intensive with in-class discussion and final presentations. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194V
Picturing Cultures
Upper Division
5 units
A historical, analytical, and practical exploration of the uses of still and moving pictures in ethnographic representations, research, and production. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3; and course 80J, 120, 132, or 154. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194W
The Anthropology of Social Movements
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on the anthropology of social movements, especially the impact that global capital provokes on peripheral Latin American societies and the ways these respond through the organizing of social movements validating alternative worldviews that coalesce around issues pertaining to indigeneity, the environment, gender, and concepts of human dignity. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194X
Women in Politics: A Third World Perspective
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses cross-culturally on the status of women in the Third World and their formal and informal participation in politics. Also discussed are organized efforts, through participation in both national and autonomous movements, for women's rights. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194Y
Archaeologies of Space and Landscape
Upper Division
5 units
Examines contemporary archaeological perspectives on space and landscape. Focuses on how archaeology can contribute to an appreciation of the economic, cultural, and political factors that shape human perception, use, and construction of the physical world. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, 3, and an upper-division archaeology course; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 194Z
Emerging Worlds
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses encounters and contact zones between cultures that give rise to "emerging worlds." "Emerging worlds" refers to the cultural heterogeneity and diversity created within world-making networks, geographies, innovations, and meanings, moving us beyond ideas about vanishing, autonomous cultures. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 195A
Senior Thesis Seminar
Upper Division
5 units
Covers the basics like the planning and organization of research; writing research proposals; the publication and presentation of scientific research results; the recapitulation of laboratory methods; and intensification of specific recent research discussions in anthropology. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 107, and either course 101, or course 104, or course 105. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors and by permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 10.
ANTH 195B
Senior Thesis Research
Upper Division
3 units
Students conduct the research projects they proposed in course 195A. Students have weekly group meetings with the research supervisor. Prerequisite(s): course 195A. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 10.
ANTH 195C
Senior Thesis Capstone
Upper Division
3 units
Students finalize their research projects and write their thesis in the form of a research paper that is in publishable form so it can be submitted to a relevant journal or conference. Prerequisite(s): course 195B. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 10.
ANTH 196C
Traveling Cultures
Upper Division
5 units
Considers why traveling cultures have posed a threat, often met with violence, to regimes of rule, particularly modern nation-states. Also explores the unique problems that conducting research with mobile communities poses for the ethnographer. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196D
Food and Medicine
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the intersections of food, medicine, and culture with special focus on nutrition, cultural knowledge, industrial foodways, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ethnopharmacology, food safety, and biosecurity. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196E
Pastoralists Past and Present
Upper Division
5 units
Senior seminar treating the history and modern situation of the world's herding peoples. Readings draw on ethnographic, historical, archaeological, and ecological literatures. Students are coached in writing a 25-page research paper on a topic related to this theme. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196F
The Anthropology of Things: Gift, Sign, Commodity, Tool
Upper Division
5 units
Examines some approaches used by anthropologists and other thinkers to bring things into focus: as gifts, signs, commodities, and tools. Explores whether, by taking things seriously, anthropologists might learn to be empirical in new ways. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 225. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196G
Advanced Topics in Folkloristics
Upper Division
5 units
Examines selected topics and issues in the field of folklore: specific topics vary each quarter. For students with a demonstrated interest in folklore and/or popular culture. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and a course in folklore and/or popular culture is strongly recommended. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196H
Global History and the Longue Duree
Upper Division
5 units
Emerging anthropological approaches to global history, with an eye to historical frameworks of 500 years or more. Course requires engagement with advanced theoretical concepts and challenging historical texts. Intensive seminar format. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 269. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and courses 1, 2, and 3. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196I
Hard Problems
Upper Division
5 units
Explores interrelated, long-standing, difficult problems in human theory. Considers why these problems are so forbidding; what makes them significant; why they are "hard"; and whether hard problems come in different varieties or strengths. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment limited to 20. (General Education Code(s): W.)
ANTH 196J
Imagining America
Upper Division
5 units
Explores sites of heritage and the politics of cultural memory in the American context. Focuses on public representation and interpretation at places where multiple views of history come into conflict. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 196K
Settler Colonialism
Upper Division
5 units
Provides seniors in anthropology a capstone experience. Settler colonialism is an all-encompassing, land-centered project that revolves around the elimination of the Native. This course revolves around a series of ethnographies and histories about settler colonialism. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 16.
ANTH 196L
Archaeology of the American Southwest
Upper Division
5 units
Outlines the development of native cultures in the American Southwest from Paleo-Indian times (ca. 11,500 B.C.) through early European Contact (ca. A.D. 1600). Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Course 178 strongly recommended. Enrollment restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 196M
Modernity and its Others
Upper Division
5 units
Examines how Western modernity has interpreted various forms of radical difference, beginning with the 15th-century conquest of the New World. Considers historical and contemporary examples of how Western thinkers have explained "irrational" beliefs and practices (e.g., witchcraft, human sacrifice, devil-worship). Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to seniors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 196P
Disability and Difference
Upper Division
5 units
Challenges limiting conceptions of what it means to be human in a range of arenas, from our understandings of culture to our conceptions of built space to our assumptions about citizenship, asking why disability makes people nervous. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to Anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 16.
ANTH 196T
Archaeology of Technology
Upper Division
5 units
Examines approaches mobilized by archaeologists to reconstruct ancient technologies and to explore how technological practices are implicated in processes of social formation and change. Approaches that engage technology as embodied technique and situated cultural practice are emphasized. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirement. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 196U
Historical Anthropology
Upper Division
5 units
Provides seniors in anthropology a capstone experience. Involves critical engagement with archaeological, ethnohistorical, ethnographic, and oral line of evidence to evaluate the outcomes of indigenous people's interactions with different forms of missionary, settler, and mercantile colonialism. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 3, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior anthropology majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
ANTH 198
Independent Field Study
Upper Division
5 units
Off-campus field study. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 200
Theoretical Foundations of Physical Anthropological Research
Graduate
5 units
Provides historical and theoretical foundation of physical anthropology. Grounds students in the changing frameworks and perspectives during the last 150 years regarding questions in human biology, evolution, nature, and culture, by examining texts and scientific journals. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 200A
Cultural Graduate Core Course
Graduate
10 units
Introduces history, ethnography, and theory of cultural anthropology with emphasis on awareness of construction of anthropological canon and areas of conflict within it, leading up to contemporary debates on a variety of issues. Two-term course: students must enroll in both quarters. (Formerly Core Graduate Course.) Enrollment restricted to anthropology graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
ANTH 200B
Cultural Graduate Core Course
Graduate
5 units
Introduces history, ethnography, and theory of cultural anthropology with emphasis on awareness of construction of anthropological canon and areas of conflict within it, leading up to contemporary debates on a variety of issues. Multiple-term course; students must enroll in both quarters to receive academic credit. (Formerly Core Graduate Course.) Enrollment restricted to anthropology graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
ANTH 201
Human Evolution
Graduate
5 units
Provides an overview of the first five million years of human evolution and a framework for studying evolution and reconstructing the human past. Emphasizes that all lines of evidence must be included: hominid fossils, archaeology, paleoecology, and molecular data. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 202A
Skeletal Biology
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on human skeletal biology, the identification of elements, physiology of hard tissue formation, growth, and maintenance. Students are required to show competence in skeletal identification to pass this class. Prerequisite(s): course 102A or permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 5.
ANTH 206
Primate Behavior
Graduate
5 units
An overview of primate evolution and review of the major groups of primates in terms of their ecological, locomotor, dietary, and social adaptations. Theoretical frameworks, such as behavioral ecology, sexual selection, and life history, are evaluated from long-term studies of primate behavior. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 106. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 208A
Ethnographic Practice
Graduate
5 units
Introduces graduate students to the practice of fieldwork. Students design and carry out a quarter-long research project exploring a range of methods and producing an analytical case study. Readings and discussion emphasize both methodological critique and successful implementation. Enrollment restricted to anthropology graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 208C
Design Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
Introduces the principles, approaches, methods, and professional dimensions of design anthropology. Emphasis is on collaborative methods and development of new methods for ethnographic research, analysis, and communication. Through a quarter-long research project, students develop non-academic professional skills, including portfolio materials. Open to second-year graduate students and higher (first-year students are required to take 208A).
ANTH 208L
Video Laboratory
Graduate
2 units
Provides students with hands-on training with a variety of audiovisual equipment. Through lectures, demonstrations, hands-on field exercises, and review of students' media exercises, students learn the fundamentals of photography, video production, and audio recording in the field. Concurrent enrollment in course 208A required; enrollment restricted to anthropology graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 210R
Religion in American Politics and Culture
Graduate
5 units
Introduces dominant discourses about major American religions and their role in public life with particular attention to intersecting differences, such as race, sex/gender, and disability and to shifting religious/political boundaries. Visual and textual media, political commentary, and popular ethnographies are analyzed. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 211
Human Ecology
Graduate
5 units
Reviews environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural ways that humans interact with their physical surroundings. Effects of human culture on the environment, and of the environment on the shape of human culture will be emphasized. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 212
The Human Life Cycle
Graduate
5 units
Examines the human life cycle using an evolutionary framework. Examines key aspects of the human life stages using findings and concepts from developmental biology, physiology, nutrition, evolutionary ecology, and life history theory. These stages include: gestation, infancy, childhood, juvenile and adolescent periods, and senescence. Each stage of the life cycle is compared and contrasted with the developmental life of nonhuman primates and mammals. Other related topics include developmental plasticity and epigenetics. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 214
Culture and Power
Graduate
5 units
Takes the many strands of scholarship on power relations between individuals within the context of institutions and conceptualizes how individuals come to exist through power relations, and how power is fundamental to social being. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 216
Methods in Biological Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
Deepens students' understanding of methods applied in biological anthropology research. (Formerly Methods in Physical Anthropology.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 219
Religions, States, Secularities
Graduate
5 units
Examines theories and case studies at the intersection of religion, states, and secularity. Topics include: secularism as a political doctrine; state and social regulation of religion and religious normativity; secular cultural practices; and lines of secular/religious entanglement and conflict. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 220
Cartographies of Culture
Graduate
5 units
Examines, theoretically and ethnographically, how societies and their cultures are created and reified through spatializing practices, including border-making, mapping, landscape aesthetics, globalization, time/history/memory, movement, and other locating activities. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 225
The Anthropology of Things: Sign, Gift, Commodity, Tool
Graduate
5 units
Examines some approaches used by anthropologists and other thinkers to bring things into focus: as gifts, signs, commodities, and tools. Explores whether, by taking things seriously, anthropologists might learn to be empirical in new ways. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 196F. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 228
Grant Writing
Graduate
5 units
Devoted entirely to writing grant proposals. Students either work on their graduate education fellowships or their doctoral dissertation grants or both. Reading materials consist of granting agency documents plus examples of successful applications. Enrollment restricted to anthropology graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 229
Constructing Regions
Graduate
5 units
Discusses centrality of the idea of "regions" in studies of culture, the history of "locating" social theory, and debates about area studies. Students develop area of transregional bibliographies. Primarily for second- or third-year anthropology graduate students reading "area" literatures. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 230
Bodies, Images, Screens
Graduate
5 units
Visuality as epistemology, image-consumption, and the political and representational possibilities stemming from digitization and the World Wide Web are increasingly important issues in the humane sciences. Offers historical and critical background and the possibility of hands-on practice using visual material in current research. (Formerly Photography and Image Culture.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 231
Intimacy and Affective Labor
Graduate
5 units
Examines recent work on the role of intimacy and affective labor in value production, political mobilization, and transnational capital linkages. Special attention given to how these terms are invoked to answer methodological and narrative concerns in ethnographic writing. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 232
Bodies, Knowledge, Practice
Graduate
5 units
Contemporary social theory and science both focus on bodies as critical sites of inquiry and the production of knowledge. Explores these theoretical intersections and constructions of the body with new ethnographic works. Questions how race, gender, and culture are inscribed through bodily practice, imagery, and phenomenology. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 234
Feminist Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
Examines how feminist anthropology creates its objects of knowledge by focusing on questions of method and representation. The class reads across these traditional objects--women and gender, for example--to highlight the epistemological and political stakes of feminist work in anthropology. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 235
Language and Culture
Graduate
5 units
An examination of language system and language use in relationship to cultural contexts of communication in Western and non-Western societies. Also examines the complex role which linguistic inquiry and models have played in broader theories of culture. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 236
On Insults
Graduate
5 units
What is the role of insult in social and legal life (from play to jokes to ritual to war and from blasphemy to defamation to hate speech)? Emphasizes philosophical, anthropological, psychoanalytic, and legal approaches to the issues. Enrollment restricted to graduate students and by permission of instructor. (Formerly Philosophy 290Y.) (Also offered as History of Consciousness 236. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
ANTH 238
Advanced Topics in Cultural Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
Advanced topics in cultural anthropology. Current topics in anthropological theory and ethnography taught on a rotating basis by various faculty members. Precise focus of each seminar varies and will be announced by the department. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 241
Social Justice
Graduate
5 units
Explores theoretical and methodological issues in the field of social justice with an emphasis on ethnographic analysis. Topics include: rights, obligations, justice, equality, compensation, and ethics. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 243
Cultures of Capitalism
Graduate
5 units
Introduction to selected themes in political economy, stressing the work of Marx. Topics include the development of capitalism, colonialism, dependency, world systems, state formation, class consciousness, commodity fetishism, the nature of late capitalism, post-modernism, and the aesthetics of mass culture. Through political economy's interlocutors, raises questions about gender, race and ethnicity, and post-structuralist critiques. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 246
Advanced Readings in Environmental Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
Survey of history and topics of contemporary interest in environmental anthropology, including political ecology, environmental history, ethnoecology, and multi-species anthropology. Additional advanced readings on contemporary environmental anthropology research. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 146. Enrollment restricted to Anthropology graduate students or by permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 247
Critical Perspectives on Nutrition
Graduate
5 units
Examines emerging critiques on the science, communication, and practice of nutrition using multidisciplinary approaches. Special attention is given to the effects of modern nutrition. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 248
Shadowy Dealings: Anthropology of Finance, Money, and Law
Graduate
5 units
Moves from a brief introduction to classic economic anthropology to recent work on histories of money and capitalism and cultures of financial markets, of accounting, and of legal and illegal trading practices. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 249
Ecological Discourses
Graduate
5 units
Explores narratives of nature and their practical consequences in contests over "wild places" and their resources. Readings focus on the histories of forests and on analytic frameworks—ecology, social history, interpretation, cultural studies—with which to investigate competing constructions of the environment. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 252
Survey of Cultural Anthropological Theory
Graduate
5 units
Major figures, ideas, and writing in 19th- and 20th-century cultural anthropology surveyed. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 152. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 253
Advanced Cultural Theory
Graduate
5 units
Examines cultural anthropology's interdisciplinary practices of knowledge formation at an advanced level. Drawing on various types of theoretical texts, the course elaborates on the relationship between culture and power, taking up different themes each time it is taught. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 254
Medicine and Culture
Graduate
5 units
Surveys medicine cross-culturally, with particular focus on power, tradition, and theories of embodiment. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 134. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 255
Regulating Religion/Sex
Graduate
5 units
First examines the regulation of religion and the normalization of sex/sexuality as parallel modalities of secular rule in the production of modern citizens and subjects. Ultimately inquires into the relationship between "proper" religion and "proper" sexuality in secular state formations. (Formerly course 259.) Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 258
Experimental Cultures
Graduate
5 units
Addresses the use of experiments in anthropological research, theory, and writing. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 259
Race in Theory and Ethnography
Graduate
5 units
Explores theoretical and methodological approaches to the cross-cultural study of "race," with an emphasis on historical and ethnographic analysis. Main approaches considered include Foucauldian, Gramscian, diaspora theory, and the everyday poetics and politics of race. (Formerly course 246.) Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 260
Anthropology of Freedom
Graduate
5 units
Examines conceptualizations and practices of freedom across geographical space and historical time. Readings drawn from Greek philosophy, Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist religious traditions. Enlightenment philosophy, liberal and neo-thought, and contemporary ethnographies. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
ANTH 261
Replication, Mimesis, and Fakery
Graduate
5 units
Replicas, copies, and fakes anchored conceptually by the authentic/original enable the marketing of cultural commodities like arts and crafts, especially since the advent of photography. Course explores these commercial and signifying processes in the global art and culture market. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 262
Documenting Cultures
Graduate
5 units
Follows the history of film and ethnography, media and methodology into the birth of cinema and anthropology in the early 20th century. Students learn theories of representation and media, conduct ethnographic research, and prepare a short film. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 263
Kinship
Graduate
5 units
Provides a critical survey of debates, old and new, in the study of kinship. Readings range from classical treatments to recent reformulations that use kinship as a lens for exploring intimacy, memory, futurity, embodiment, commodification, and power. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 163. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 267A
Science and Justice: Experiments in Collaboration
Graduate
5 units
Considers the practical and epistemological necessity of collaborative research in the development of new sciences and technologies that are attentive to questions of ethics and justice. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. (Also offered as Sociology 268A and Biomolecular Engineering 268A and Feminist Studies 268A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 267B
Science and Justice Research Seminar
Graduate
5 units
Provides in-depth instruction in conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research. Students produce a final research project that explores how this training might generate research that is more responsive to the links between questions of knowledge and questions of justice. Prerequisite(s): Sociology 268A, Biomolecular Engineering 268A, Feminist Studies 268A, or Anthropology 267A. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. (Also offered as Sociology 268B and Feminist Studies 268B and Biomolecular Engineering 268B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 268A
Rethinking Capitalism
Graduate
5 units
Readings include works by speakers at UCSC's "Rethinking Capitalism Initiative." Topics are: (1) financialization versus commodification (how options-theory has changed capitalism); (2) material markets (how this theory performs); and (3) valuation and contingency (how economies make worlds). (Also offered as History of Consciousness 268A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 268B
Rethinking Capitalism
Graduate
5 units
Course 268A addressed changes in the theory and practice of capitalism as derivatives markets have become increasingly central to it. This course, which can be regarded as either background or sequel, concerns questions that surround recent debates about derivatives from the standpoint of broader developments in law, culture, politics, ethics, ontology, and theology. What would it mean to see questions of contingency and value as a challenge to late-modern understandings of these modes of thought? (Also offered as History of Consciousness 268B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 269
Global History and the Longue Duree
Graduate
5 units
Emerging anthropological approaches to global history. Considers both 500-year and much longer historical frameworks. For the former, the evidence of documents, both European and non-European, is particularly important. For the latter, archaeological and evolutionary approaches are essential. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 196H. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 270
History of Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Historical review of prehistoric archaeology from antiquarianism to the present. Emphasis on the development of archaeological theory, its relation to evolutionary and anthropological theory, and themes ongoing over time. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 170. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 270A
Archaeology Graduate Core Course: History of Archaeological Theory
Graduate
5 units
Historical overview of archaeology, concentrating on archaeological practice in the English-speaking world from the late 19th through the 21st Centuries. Emphasis is on development of archaeological theory in its social context; its relation to evolutionary and anthropological theory; and themes ongoing over time. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 270. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 270B
Current Directions in Archaeological Theory
Graduate
5 units
Provides an in-depth understanding of current trends in archaeological thought, and enables students to place issues of archaeological interpretation into broader historical and theoretical frameworks. This course is a follow-up to course 270, but not a substitute. Prerequisite(s): course 270A. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 272
Advanced Archaeological Research
Graduate
5 units
Introduces graduate students to archaeological research design. Topics include: middle range theory; multistage research strategies; sampling strategies and appropriate field methodology; and issues specific to particular scales of archaeological analysis (artifact, household, site, region). Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 273
Origins of Farming
Graduate
5 units
Survey of the ecological and archaeological evidence for the origins of plant and animal domestication in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. Discussion will center on the preconditions of this drastic alteration in human ecology and its consequences in transforming human societies. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 173. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 274
Origins of Complex Societies
Graduate
5 units
The origins of complex society: the transition from egalitarian foraging societies to the hierarchical, economically specialized societies often referred to as "states" or "civilizations." Focuses on both Old World and New World cultures. Students may not receive credit for this course and course 174. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 275A
Seminar on Early African Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Tutorial on archaeology of Africa, from 2.5 million years ago to emergence of African pastoralism and farming. Weekly examination of disciplinary models and assumptions in historic context, emphasizing overarching themes in prehistoric archaeology. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 175A. (Formerly Tutorial on African Archaeology.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students or by consent of instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 275B
Tutorial in Archaeology of African Complex Societies
Graduate
5 units
Graduate tutorial on the archaeology of precolonial African kingdoms and states. Particular attention paid toward the origins of social inequality and the evolution of centralized politics. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 175B. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 276A
Advanced Topics in North American Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
In-depth examination of development of Native cultures in North America from end of last ice age to time of European contact. Focuses on specific regional trajectories and problems of social change. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 276B
Mesoamerican Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Examines the pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica and reviews the archaeological and ethnohistorical evidence related to the origins and development of cultures including the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Aztec. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 176B. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 278
Tutorial on Historical Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Tutorial on archaeology of European colonialism and the early-modern world. Focuses on the nature of European colonial expanison in New and Old Worlds; culture contact and change; and power and resistance in colonial societies. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 178. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 279
Feminism and Gender in Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Considers feminist perspectives on the human past; archaeologists' perspectives on feminist theory; and the impact of gender, feminist, and critical social theory on the archaeological profession. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 194C. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 280
Advanced Ceramic Analysis
Graduate
5 units
Advanced graduate seminar that focuses on techniques and theories used to bridge the gap between the recovery of ceramic remains from archaeological contexts and their interpretation with respect to various anthropological issues and problems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 180. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Concurrent enrollment in Anthropology 280L required. Enrollment limited to 5.
ANTH 280L
Advanced Ceramic Analysis Laboratory
Graduate
2 units
Emphasizes advanced techniques of ceramic analysis, including materials selection and processing, hand-building, and open-pit firings. Standard techniques for describing and measuring formal and technological attributes of pottery also presented. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 180L. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Concurrent enrollment in Anthropology 280 required. Enrollment limited to 5.
ANTH 282
Household Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Explores the theoretical and methodological challenges faced by archaeologists excavating ancient households. Students examine the social, economic, and political characteristics of households and investigate how they intersect and support the social and physical aspects of communities. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 284
Tutorial in Zooarchaeology
Graduate
5 units
Lectures and seminar on archaeological faunal analysis. Topics include: mammalian evolution and osteology; vertebrate taphonomy; reconstruction of human diet from faunal remains; foraging strategy theory; data collection and management; and methods of quantitative analysis. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 184. (Formerly Zooarchaeological Research Design.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
ANTH 285
Osteology of Mammals, Birds, and Fish
Graduate
5 units
Practicum in vertebrate osteology, covering all larger mammal species of central California, plus selected bird and fish species, and topics in evolution and ecology of selected taxa. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 185. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 287
Advanced Topics in Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
A graduate seminar on advanced theoretical or methodological topics pertinent to advanced graduate student and faculty interests. Enrollment restricted to graduate students or by consent of instructor. Enrollment limited to 12.
ANTH 287A
Advanced Topics: Indigenous Archaeology
Graduate
5 units
Traces the development of indigenous archaeology primarily in North America. Topics include: the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and issues of cultural patrimony; postcolonialism; decolonizing methodologies; community-based research; oral sources and other ways of knowing the past; and future directions. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 10.
ANTH 292
Graduate Colloquium
Graduate
2 units
Designed to offer an institutionalized mechanism for the presentation of research papers and teaching efforts by faculty and advanced graduate students. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for credit.
ANTH 294N
Comparison of Cultures
Graduate
5 units
Seminar for students interested in theories and methodology of social and cultural anthropology devoted to critical discussion of different methods of comparison practiced in anthropology. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
ANTH 294R
Advanced Readings in Biological Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
Introduces literature relevant to students' research emphases and allows for discussion of new scientific publications. (Formerly Graduate Readings in Behavioral Ecology.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
ANTH 295A
Scientific Method: Biological Anthropology
Graduate
5 units
The first core course of the Biological Anthropology Graduate Program. Students learn the principles and methods by which research projects in biological anthropology are devised and executed. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 195A. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.
ANTH 298
Advanced Laboratory Apprenticeship
Graduate
5 units
Supervised tutorial in specialized analytic methods in archaeology or physical anthropology. Students collaborate on laboratory research with a departmental mentor or, with advisor's consent, with researchers on or off campus, preparing a manuscript for publication or an extensive literature review. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for credit.