University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Anthropology

ANTH 010 - Careers with Anthropology
Explores careers for students with an Anthropology background. Students research careers, job listings, and internships, and prepare materials that highlight skills learned in Anthropology courses.
Credits: 1.
ANTH 021 - D2: Cultural Anthropology
contemporary global issues. Introduction to cultural anthropology, using fieldwork-based concepts and methods to study diverse cultural views and practices, varied forms of social organization, and
Credits: 3.
ANTH 023 - D2: Anthro Global Development
Introduction to the critical anthropological analysis of efforts to explain and alleviate global poverty through development interventions.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 024 - D2: Prehistoric Archaeology
Examination of the origins and development of culture from the earliest human fossils through the appearance of civilization; the nature of archaeological data and interpretations.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 026 - Biological Anthropology
Introduction to the study of the evolution and physical variation of humanity from a biocultural perspective.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 028 - D2: Linguistic Anthropology
Introduction to linguistic anthropology, focusing on language and communication as they pertain to
Credits: 3.
ANTH 040 - Parenting and Childhood
through a cross-cultural perspective. Introduction to the anthropology of parenting and childhood from birth to adolescence. Both biological anthropological and cultural anthropological approaches are explored
Credits: 2-3.
ANTH 055 - Business Anthropology
Combines practical and academic perspectives in the cross-cultural study of business values and practices. Comparative studies include business cultures, cross-cultural marketing, management issues, and globalization. Online, Summer session only.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 059 - D2: Culture and Environment
Integrated Social Science Program seminar exploring the importance of anthropological and cultural perspectives for critical understanding of global environmental issues.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
ANTH 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
ANTH 102 - Anthropology of Sports
This course examines the cultural significance of sports from around the world. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 103 - Political Anthropology
This course explores the cultural aspects of political institutions, structures, and processes in societies from around the world. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 104 - D2:Archaeology of the Americas
Archaeological overview of North and South America from the peopling of the New World to European contact in the sixteenth century. Prerequisite: ANTH 024.
Credits: 2-3.
ANTH 123 - Anthropology of Crisis
Examination of the cultural responses to events and situations defined as crises or catastrophic at both the individual and collective levels. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 125 - History of Anthropology
Examination of the major theories, theorists, and socio-political contexts central to historical development of the discipline of Anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, ANTH 024, ANTH 026 or ANTH 028.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 127 - Modernity & Material Culture
Covers anthropological theories and case studies of modernity and consumption including circulation and reproduction of objects, consumer culture, globalization, and material aspects of cultural change. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 134 - Prehistory of North America
Archaeological overview of North America from the peopling of the New World to European contact in the sixteenth century. Prerequisite: ANTH 024.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 135 - Prehistory of the US Southwest
Archaeological overview of the American Southwest, from the peopling of the New World to European contact in the sixteenth century. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 024.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 140 - Primates and Anthropology
ANTH 026. A survey of behavior and anatomy of nonhuman primates (monkeys, apes and prosimians) from an anthropological perspective. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or
Credits: 3.
ANTH 142 - Introduction to Syntax
This course serves as an introduction to the syntax of natural languages and a rigorous approach to the analysis LING 080. Cross-listed with: CSD 166, LING 166.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 151 - Anth of East Europe
Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or a 100-level Russia/East Survey of cultures of Central and Eastern Europe during the socialist and post-socialist periods with an emphasis on social, cultural, and economic transformation since 1985. European Studies course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 152 - D2:Chinese Culture
Introduction to Chinese culture and society, examining core cultural values and practices, gender and the lifecycle, sociocultural diversity, impacts of economic development and social change.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 153 - Gender in the Middle East
Exploring gendered aspects of religion, colonialism, anti-colonial struggles, feminism, revolution, family law, citizenship, expressive culture, and conflict through ethnography of the Middle East. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 155 - Anthropology of Islam
diversity, community and personhood, gender, politics, Ethnographic study of religious practice and social life of contemporary Muslim communities worldwide, including shared tradition, cultural and Islamic revitalization. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or ANTH 028.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 156 - Cultural Contexts of HIV/AIDS
Examines the ways in which HIV/AIDS affects populations based on socio-economic, political and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 160 - D1: North American Indians
Ethnographic survey of major Native American cultures of Mesoamerica and the U.S. against background of aboriginal culture history, and problems of contact with European cultures. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 161 - D2: Cultures of South America
Ethnographic survey of major native American cultures south of Mesoamerica against background of aboriginal culture history, and their relation to present day culture spheres. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 162 - D2: Cultures of Africa
Ethnographic survey of representative native societies of sub-Saharan Africa and major colonial/immigrant minorities emphasizing changes resulting from colonialism, independence, and modernization. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 163 - D2: South Pacific Cultures
Survey of major cultural areas of the South Pacific including problems of prehistory, contact with Western colonialism, and contemporary life. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 164 - Indians of the NE: Vermont
ANTH 024. Cross-listed with: VS 164.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 165 - D2: Peoples of South Asia
Culture and social organization of peoples of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Theoretical issues in anthropological analysis of these societies discussed. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 166 - D2: Peoples of the Middle East
Culture and social organization of peoples living in lands from Morocco to Afghanistan, including a consideration of Islam. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 169 - D1: Latinos in the US
Prerequisite: ANTH 021. Survey of peoples of Latino/Hispanic descent living in the U.S. Course examines their similarities and differences in history, ethnic identification, and cultural practices.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 172 - D2: Gender, Sex and Culture
Cross-cultural study of gender, sex and sexuality, including exploring the cultural construction of categories and cultural practices related to gender, sex and sexuality. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 174 - Culture, Health and Healing
Introduction to medical anthropology. Social and cultural perspectives on health and illness experiences, to health and health care. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or three credits of Sociology. Cross-listed with: SOC 155.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 176 - Topics in Linguistic Anthro
Intermediate level special topics in linguistic anthropology. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 028 or CSD 080.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 178 - Sociolinguistics
Exploration of language and nonverbal interactions as cultural activities. Focus on rules and patterns people display appropriate to communication and social interaction. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or LING 080. Cross-listed with: LING 178.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 179 - D2: Environmental Anthropology
Introduction to how culture mediates human- environmental interactions. Topics include cultural, spiritual, and political ecology; forms of resource management; environmentalism; sustainable development; and environmental justice. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021, ANTH 023, and ANTH 024 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 180 - D2: Psychological Anthropology
development across the lifecycle. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH Examines the role of culture in shaping personhood, identity, experience, cognition, emotion, mental illness, interpersonal relations, socialization processes, and human 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 181 - Law, War and Disorder
Introduction to the anthropology of law and conflict management emphasizing the cultural fora and social organization of disputes and efforts to deal with conflict. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 183 - The Anthropology of Genocide
Examines large-scale killing from an anthropological perspective using the comparative method, social-structural, cultural, and political-economy models. Proposed solutions are also critically assessed. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 184 - Street Children
Explores elements that both connect and distinguish populations of street children worldwide from an anthropological perspective. Prerequisite: ANTH 021.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 185 - Food and Culture
environments. Prerequisite: ANTH 021. This course examines how the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of food are rich symbolic processes through which humans interact with our natural and social
Credits: 3.
ANTH 187 - D1: Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 021. Cross-listed with: SOC 119.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 188 - Historical Archaeology
Survey of field, lab, and archival research methods; specialized studies of material culture; selected topics on ethnicity in the Americas, gender and status. Prerequisites: ANTH 024. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 189 - Aging in Cross-Cultural Persp
Aging from an anthropological perspective. Topics include exploration of biological and cultural aspects of human aging across the adult lifecycle in a variety of cultural groups. Pre/co-requisite: ANTH 021 or SOC 020. Alternate
Credits: 3.
ANTH 190 - ISSP Thesis
Independent study for students enrolled in Integrated Social Sciences Program; final product is thesis. Prerequisite: Enrollment in ISSP courses.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
ANTH 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
ANTH 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-6.
ANTH 198 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1-12.
ANTH 200 - Field Work in Archaeology
Methods and techniques of archaeological investigation in field situations and the laboratory analysis of data. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 024, and one 100-level course in Anthropology or History, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 6.
ANTH 201 - Practicum & Internship
Supervised service or research integrating theoretical and
Credits: 1-12.
ANTH 202 - Anthropology of Media
Examines the major analytical frameworks, theoretical debates, and methodological tools for studying contemporary media technologies and expressive cultures anthropologically. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 021; one 100-level ANTH course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 203 - Tourism & Heritage
Examining tourism from an anthropological perspective, including: museums; souvenirs and tourist art; national, racial, ethnic, and indigenous identities; gender; and theories of performance and re-enactment. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 021 and one 100-level ANTH course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 209 - D2: Caribbean Archaeology
Prerequisites: ANTH 024 and one 100-level ANTH Examination of past Amerindian and Colonial era cultures in the Caribbean and the major theoretical and methodological issues surrounding their investigation. course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 210 - Archaeological Theory
Development of archaeology from the 19th century to the present including concepts of form, space and time, intellectual attitudes, current systems theory, and research strategies. Prerequisites: ANTH 024, one 100-level Anthropology course; or HP 201; or graduate standing in Historic Preservation Program, or HIST 121, HIST 122, or HIST 149. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 220 - Develop & Applied Anthropology
Seminar examines the application of anthropological knowledge and methodologies to alleviate social problems Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 225 - Anthropological Theory
Schools of anthropological thought examined in relation to data on non-Western societies and the historical and social context in which the anthropologist works. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 228 - Social Organization
Examination of the basic anthropological concepts and theories used in the cross-cultural analysis of kinship and marriage. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 240 - Human Osteology & Archaeology
An exploration of the human skeleton as a means of reconstructing past lives both at the level of individuals (forensics) and populations (archaeology and bioarchaeology). Prerequisites: ANTH 024 or ANTH 026 and one 100-level Anthropology course.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 245 - Laboratory Archaeology Topics
Exploration of laboratory methods for analyzing excavated materials, such as ceramics, chipped stone, or fauna. May be repeated for credit when material and emphasis vary. Prerequisites: ANTH 024; one 100-level course in ANTH.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 250 - Museum Anthropology
The cultural context of selected archaeological and ethnographic collections at Fleming Museum; cataloguing, conservation, research, and interpretation of objects; exhibition design and ethical issues. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Anthropology, Art History, Studio Art majors and minors. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 272 - Language, Gender and Sexuality
anthropological perspective. Prerequisites: ANTH 028 or Examines different theoretical approaches to understanding gender and sexuality through the study of language use, emphasizing analysis of crosscultural data from a linguistic LING 080 and one 100-level Anthropology or Linguistics course. Cross-listed with: LING 272.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 276 - Adv Topics in Linguistics
course or permission of the Instructor. Advanced special topics in linguistics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Pre/co-requisites: ANTH 028 and one 100-level Anthropology
Credits: 3.
ANTH 283 - Colonialism
The concepts, ideologies, and practice(s) of colonialism within a sociocultural and historical context emphasizing the cultures of the colonizer and the colonized and the interaction thereof. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course, or ANTH 021, six hours in the social sciences. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 284 - Linguistic Anthropology Mthds
Exploration of key methodologies in linguistic anthropology, including theories and practice of eliciting linguistic data, conducting interviews, transcribing audio- and video-taped interactions, ANTH 028 or CSD 080 and one Anthropology course at the 100 level or above.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 290 - Meth of Ethnographic Field Wrk
work methodology with practical experience in participant observation, interviewing, the genealogical method, and the recording of data. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Anthropology. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
ANTH 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course.
Credits: 1-18.
ANTH 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: ANTH 021, one 100-level course.
Credits: 1-18.
ANTH 297 - Advanced Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.
Credits: 1-3.
ANTH 298 - Advanced Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.
Credits: 1-3.

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