ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY 1000
Introduction to Social/Cultural Anthropology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The history, goals, methods and ethics of anthropological inquiry; culture and social organization in comparative perspective, including gender, kinship, equality and inequality, economics and subsistence, religion, language and symbolism; anthropology and contemporary social issues.

ANTHROPOLOGY 2100
Contemporary Canadian Communities

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The structure and dynamics of contemporary Canadian communities; diversity related to such factors as ethnicity, urbanization, social change, religion and environment; anthropological theories of community and identity.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 2200
Societies: A Global Comparison

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A comparative analysis of societies selected for diversity and theoretical relevance; types of society marked by variations in kinship, politics, economics and religion.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 2510
Popular Culture

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The culture of the mass media in the Western world. Tradition and modernity; hegemony, authority and popular resistance; totalizing and decentring discourses; everyday meanings and pleasures; commodity fetishism; images of race, gender, age, class and nationality. Examples are drawn from television, movies, advertisements, popular books and magazines, bureaucracy, science, and medicine.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 2600
Anthropology of Gender

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Women and men in cross-cultural perspective, including variations in gender roles and interpersonal relations, socialization and enculturation, and access to power; gendered conceptions of self, others and the social order.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3000
The History of Anthropological Thought

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

17th- and 18th-Century intellectual thought about society, culture, human nature and 'the other'; central issues in the rise of professional anthropology during the 19th Century; the development of significant schools of thought in social and cultural anthropology since the turn of the century.

Prerequisite: Four previous courses (12.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3100
Series on Regional Ethnography

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This series focuses on the use of a specific cultural area as an analytic device to interpret coherence and change in particular life styles. Each course, such as South Asia or the Andes, considers issues of theory, method and data that arise from this approach to ethnography.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3200
Power and Discourse

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Authority and political processes in small-scale societies; the political dimensions of kinship, religion and other social institutions; the social organization of violence and dispute, factions and feuds; the colonial experience and political problems of emerging nations; class and ethnic conflict; analysis of legitimation, hegemony and ideology.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3210
Kinship and Marriage

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The description and analysis of kinship systems and forms of marriage; theories of incest and exogamy; bride-wealth, dowry and inheritance; kinship terminologies and kinship roles; the influence of urbanization and industrialization.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3280
Urban Anthropology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The phenomenon of urbanism; processes and patterns of urbanization in developing and developed countries; rural-urban migration; history, theories, methods and contemporary topical interests of the field.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3300
Gifts and Commodities: Measures of Value

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The cross-cultural study of human livelihood from various theoretical perspectives; the influence of social values, political constraints and environmental parameters upon economic decisions; social and cultural aspects of economic development and underdevelopment; contrasts between Western economic theory and local economic models.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3310
Race and Ethnicity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Inter-group relations in cross-cultural and historical perspective; anthropological issues, theories and approaches concerning race and ethnic relations; class and gender as they impact on ethnicity and race; ethnicity, nationalism and processes of nation state formation; race, ethnicity and science.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3500
Ritual

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Religious and secular ritual from a cross-cultural perspective and anthropological theories that have been developed to explain it.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology or Religious Studies.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3520
Medical Anthropology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Folk models of disease and healing, the social roles and relationships of healers and patients, and community health care in various Western and non-Western cultures. The impact of Western medical concepts and health care on non-Western cultures.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3550
Anthropology of Religion

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Rationality and the supernatural; limits, contradictions and transformations of belief; the social uses of beliefs such as witchcraft, spirit possession, faith healing, ritual performances and messianism; examples are drawn from Western and non-Western societies.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology or Religious Studies.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3810
Applied Anthropology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The historical development of applied anthropology; applied anthropology in developing and developed countries and the role of "native" anthropologists; the application of anthropology to contemporary social issues; professional ethics; applied research methodologies.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 3900
Series on Social and Cultural Organization

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This series highlights current trends in the anthropological analysis of cultural activities, images and beliefs, persons, groups and institutions, such as play, ritual or the family. A special emphasis is placed upon the capacity of major social forces, such as commodification, nationalism, gender or ethnic consciousness, religious inspiration or the mass media to transform life styles and experience in the modern world.

Prerequisite: Anthropology 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 4002
Series on Advanced Studies in Anthropological Theory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This series examines the influence of theory in modern anthropology, as well as the significance of the construction of theoretical models for empirical and applied analysis. Students will review a single theory or a related cluster of theories in substantial depth, and learn to present coherent and effective arguments from that point of view. Examples might include feminism, structuralism or postmodernism.

Prerequisite: Three courses (9.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 4500
Series on Anthropological Methods

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This series develops students' methodological abilities to address the world of lived experience from an anthropological perspective. Each course requires the student to become involved in some of the complex issues which arise from particular methodologies such as field work, quantitative methods, archival research or analysis of ethnographic texts. Students will perform their own research under faculty supervision and present it for general critique by the class.

Prerequisite: Three courses (9.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 4850
Special Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

These courses offer an intensive study of a current debate or newly developing area of interest in anthropology. Students will examine a wide range of perspectives in the debate or area in question, and consider their broader implications for the discipline of anthropology and for the human sciences as a whole. Examples might include women and development, culture as performance, symbolism, or refugees.

Prerequisite: Three courses (9.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

ANTHROPOLOGY 4995
Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 1-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

This is a research-oriented course in which students will conduct fieldwork, text or library-based research, submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the work. In consultation with their Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research problem and formulate a research plan.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours), with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.

A minimum of eight courses (24.0 credit hours) in Anthropology.

Recommended background: Anthropology 4500.

Note: See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 4.c., 5.c. and 6.c., pp. 84-87.