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ANTH 100 : Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Prerequisites: None
Description: Human beings in relation to the animal kingdom, geological time, and human evolution; fossil humans; human heredity; anthropometry; criteria of race; racial theories and problems.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Physical and Biological Sciences Area (PBS) Category B Biological Sciences
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 110 : Introduction to Archaeology

Prerequisites: None
Description: Old and New World prehistory: discovery and invention, domestication of plants and animals, science, technology, and other aspects of culture.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 120 : Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology

Prerequisites: None
Description: Principles and concepts of sociocultural anthropology. People and environment. Social relations: kinship, religion, social control, racism. Social change and applied anthropology.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 300 : Foundations of Anthropology: History

Prerequisites: ANTH 100, ANTH 110, and ANTH 120.
Description: Theoretical foundations of anthropology: major trends in anthropological thought and practice up to the present.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 301 : Foundations of Archaeology

Prerequisites: ANTH 110, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Introduces and develops archaeological theory in its archaeological-anthropological paradigms with emphasis on the role of material culture. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) (Formerly ANTH 340)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 302 : Foundations of Human Variation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examines the nature and extent of heritable differences among human populations in an evolutionary perspective. The role of genetics and environment in the formation of these differences is considered, as well as the social and biological concept of race. (Formerly ANTH 332)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Physical and Biological Sciences Area (PBS) Category B Biological Sciences
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 303 : Foundations of Anthropological Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Historical overview of interconnections between anthropology and filmmaking, from traditional styles and approaches to mass market anthropology, the hyper-aesthetic, textual and reflexive turns and applied visual anthropology.
Units: 3

ANTH 305 GW : Writing Anthropology-GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better, ANTH 120.
Description: Advanced development of writing skills in anthropology; descriptive, interpretive, critical analyses, popular media, and scholarly research. Regional or topical theme varies. ABC/NR grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 310 : Family, Kin, and Community

Prerequisites: Introductory course in social/cultural anthropology and upper division standing.
Description: Comparative study of the family structures, kinship systems, gender, and age relations, and forms of community organization across the globe, spanning both non-industrial and post-industrial peoples and cultures.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Children in Families and Society
Units: 3

ANTH 315 : Regional Ethnography

Prerequisites: ENG 214.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary.
Units: 3

ANTH 315 : Peoples and Cultures of Central America

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Historical perspective on Central America from pre-conquest period to today, focusing on the indigenous cultures of the region. Examines contemporary cultural, political and economic conflicts, including the current revolutionary conflicts and the area's relationship to the U.S.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 315 : Peoples and Cultures of Eastern Asia

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and upper division standing.
Description: Ethnic and cultural backgrounds of peoples of China, Japan, and Korea with emphasis on the arts, customs, religion, and social structure.
Units: 3

ANTH 316 : Contemporary Culture of Greece

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with MGS 316. For course description, see MGS 316. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

ANTH 318 : Islam: Interpretation and Practice

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Cross listed with MEIS 301. For course description, see MEIS 301. (May not be repeated under an alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 319 : Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent and upper division standing.
Description: An introduction to the variety of cultures and communities in the Middle East and North Africa. Differences in history, religion, social organization, language, politics, and power are highlighted in lectures, ethnographies, and film.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Islamic Societies and Cultures
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

ANTH 320 : Racism: Cross-Cultural Analysis

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cultural history of racism as related to colonialism and imperialism. Racism as on-going intellectual, political movement. Anti-racism and educational-anthropological methods to defeat racism. This course is offered as ANTH 320 and CST 320. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies
  • American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM)
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 321 : Endangered Cultures

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Interaction between non-industrial and industrial societies; cultural degradation and extermination of non-industrial societies beginning 150 years ago.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Preservation of a Livable Environment
  • Segment III Cluster - Global Peace, Human Rights, and Justice Studies
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 325 : Class: Cross-Cultural Analysis

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of the cultural production of class and status in a comparative perspective. Reading of theoretical texts as well as ethnographies, exploration of class markers, and the production of distinction in students' own lives.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 326 : Origins of Art and Visual Representation

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the emergence and development of art and visual representation as a human social, political, cognitive, and aesthetic behavior. Geographic coverage is global; temporal coverage from early humans through (pre)history. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 327 : Anthropology and Film

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Social and cultural anthropology through films, ethnographies, and popular writings of anthropologists. This course is offered as ANTH 327 and CINE 327. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Media Literacy in the Electronic Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 328 : Anthropology and Photography

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of the documentary, social, political, and aesthetic roles of photography (and the archive and photo-essay) in anthropology as a mode of representation and control, but also of resistance. This course is offered as ANTH 328 and JOUR 328. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 333 : Primate Behavior

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Exploration of the social lives of all primates. Topics include social organization, cooperation/competition, reproduction, communication, and the interrelationship between behavior and ecology. Students will conduct behavioral observations of primates at the zoo.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 343 : Women and Work

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with LABR 343. For course description, see LABR 343. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

ANTH 356 : Archaeology of California

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Prehistoric heritage of California's Native American cultures studied in the comparative light of ethnohistoric and ethnographic data. Archaeological focus on culture-history, economy, settlement pattern, ecology, political organization, and processual adaptation.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 415 : Culture and Sex in East Asia

Prerequisites: ANTH 120 and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examines from the perspective of critical anthropology on the role of culture in sex/gender power relations in East Asian societies. This course is offered as ANTH 415 and SXS 438. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Segment III Cluster - AIDS: The Modern Epidemic
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

ANTH 420 : Indigenous Media and Social Change

Prerequisites: Completion of all GE Segment I requirements and upper division standing.
Description: Cross listed with SOC 420. For course description, see SOC 420. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 450 : Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of religion and ritual on a global level from prehistory to the present, from an archaeological perspective. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ANTH 470 : Archaeology of Mexico and Central America

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Overview of the prehistory and archaeology of what is now the nation-states of Mexico and Central America.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 471 : The Ancient Maya

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Civilization of the Maya Indians of Mexico and Guatemala. Recent findings in Maya archaeology and on interpretations of Maya history, politics, art, economy, and writing.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ANTH 480 : Ancient Civilizations of the Near East

Prerequisites: ANTH 110.
Description: Prehistory and development of culture in the Near East; the neolithic and urban revolutions; empires and conquests.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 481 : Archaeology of the Far East

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An anthropological/archaeological examination of the development of human culture in eastern Asia. Achaeological data and interpretation of the Asian Paleolithic, Neolithic, and the foundation of Asian cultures as civilizations.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Asian Society, Politics, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ANTH 485 : Archaeology of Women

Prerequisites: ANTH 110.
Description: In conventional archaeology, the female half of human societies has been consistently ignored. Puts the forgotten sex back into the past, showing how an engendered archaeology modifies many of our views of human origins and pre-history.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 490 : Ancestors or Data?: Culture, Conflict and NAGPRA

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with AIS 490. For course description, see AIS 490. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 500 : Language and Cultural Systems of North American Indians

Prerequisites: AIS 100 or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with AIS 500. For course description, see AIS 500. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3

ANTH 501 : Latin America: The National Period

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent; upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with HIST 501 and LTNS 501 [formerly RAZA 501]. For course description, see HIST 501. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Latin America: Society and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3

ANTH 515 : The Two Koreas

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Examines the Korean problem of unification in the historical context of US-Korea relations and sociocultural and political developments in the two antagonistic states on the Korean peninsula. This course is offered as ANTH 515 and I R 515. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 525 : Diversity in the Workplace

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Cross listed with LABR 525. For course description, see LABR 525. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Ethics for the Contemporary World
Units: 3

ANTH 530 : Human Osteology Practicum

Prerequisites: ANTH 100.
Description: Human skeleton, bone dynamics, and anthropometric and morphological analysis of modern and fossil skeletal materials. Research on osteological and fossil materials. Paired with ANTH 730. Students who have taken ANTH 730 may not take ANTH 530 for credit. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Formerly ANTH 330)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 531 : Fossil Humans Practicum

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The fossil evidence for human evolution. Comparative primate anatomy and function; skeletal morphology of hominid fossils. Ecological and geological settings. Trends and processes in human evolution. Paired with ANTH 731. Students who have taken ANTH 731 may not take ANTH 531 for credit. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Formerly ANTH 331)
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Physical and Biological Sciences Area (PBS) Category B Biological Sciences
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 535 : Paleopathology

Prerequisites: ANTH 530/ANTH 730 or consent of instructor.
Description: Bioarchaeology of disease and human health. Evolutionary, cultural, and biological factors of prehistoric epidemiology. Paired with ANTH 735. Students who complete ANTH 535 may not take ANTH 735 for credit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ANTH 545 : Bioarchaeology

Prerequisites: ANTH 530 or consent of instructor.
Description: Reconstruction of past lifeways from examination of the human skeleton. Patterns of subsistence, diet, disease, demography, and physical activity reconstructed from skeletal populations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 551 : Anthropology of the Body

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or upper division standing.
Description: Comparative cross-cultural approach to the study of the individual in society as mediated through an anthropological inquiry of the body. Social construction of the body and self in everyday life, and ways that cultural practices, social structures, and psychological tents are inscribed and reproduced through the body and bodies.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 552 : Anthropology of Social Memory

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or upper division standing.
Description: Examines how societies remember traumatic events and how history and commemorative practices shape collective memory, cultural identity, and individual subjectivity.
Units: 3

ANTH 555 : Urban Anthropology

Prerequisites: One course in cultural anthropology and upper division standing or USP 400.
Description: Impact of urban environments upon human behavior cross-culturally. Ethnographic fieldwork techniques, the history and theoretical roots of urban anthropology, and case studies from around the world. This course is offered as ANTH 555 and USP 555. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Making Cities Humane
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 557 : Ethnography of the Inner City

Prerequisites: ANTH 555.
Description: Participant-observation fieldwork techniques; research projects in inner city communities in the Bay Area. Classwork, 3 units; activity, 1 unit. This course is offered as ANTH 557 and USP 557. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 569 : Cross-Cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Sex, sexuality, and gender; the control of sexuality, cultural components of gender role and gender identity, and symbolic aspects of sex and gender. This course is offered as ANTH 569 and SXS 567. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Segment III Cluster - Gender and Culture: Identities, Images, Interactions
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 570 : Anthropology of Religion

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and/or ENG 214. Students who have never taken a college level ANTH course need consent of instructor in order to enroll.
Description: Dynamics and function of religion and magic in human societies; cosmological systems; comparative study of elements, forms, and symbolism of religion.
Units: 3

ANTH 581 : Anthropology and Folklore

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Nature and form of folklore, its cultural setting, transmissions and dynamics. Psychological, ethnic, and philosophical considerations of folklore and its relationship to drama, art, and music.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
  • Segment III Cluster - Folklore
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 585 : Globalization and World Cultures

Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or consent of instructor.
Description: Effects of globalization and multinational corporations on cultures. Examination of contemporary globalization from a combined political-economic and cultural anthropological perspective. This course is offered as ANTH 585 and CST 585. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Globalization and Citizenship in the Americas
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 588 : Anthropology and Human Rights

Prerequisites: ENG 214 and upper division standing.
Description: Globalization of human rights in the post-war era from an anthropological perspective. Cultural imperialism and political economy as ways to consider how human rights are constituted; transnational discourse and a field of action. Paired with ANTH 788. Students who complete ANTH 588 may not take ANTH 788 for credit. Classwork, 2 units; field work, 2 units.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 590 : Anthropology of Women

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Description: Ethnographic, physical, anthropological, and pre-historical materials on women. Theories on origins of the family, social structuring of sexuality, and changing sex and gender in modern societies. This course is offered as ANTH 590, CST 590, and WGS 595. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (BSS)
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Sexuality
  • Lifelong Development (LLD)
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 591 : Applied Anthropology Media Workshop

Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or equivalent, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Carrying out ethnographic media projects for local, community-based organizations. Principles of visual anthropology, ethnographic research, and community-based learning are linked to learning practical skills of digital media production.
Units: 4

ANTH 592 : Archaeological Methods

Prerequisites: ANTH 110.
Description: Archaeological theory and methods; field reconnaissance, research design, excavation and laboratory methods; archaeological chronology, typology, cartography, photography, and other skills. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units. (Formerly ANTH 491)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 593 : Archaeological Excavation and Data Analysis

Prerequisites: ANTH 491 or consent of instructor.
Description: Archaeological research: field experience (15 days) in sampling strategy, excavation, cartography, photography, and site survey; laboratory analysis of material. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit; field work, 3 units. May be repeated twice. (Formerly ANTH 492)
Units: 6

ANTH 595 : Visual Anthropology I

Prerequisites: ANTH 120, 300, and consent of instructor. Priority given to anthropology majors.
Description: Introduction to ethnographic digital video production, including methods of ethnographic fieldwork, creation of field notes, and research design; basics of digital video planning, production and editing.Classwork 3 units; laboratory and fieldwork 3 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 596 : Visual Anthropology II

Prerequisites: ANTH 595 or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced filmmaking-based applied anthropological fieldwork, collaboration, and digital post-production techniques. Students complete a film for which they conducted research during the previous semester. Classwork, 2 units; lab and fieldwork, 2 units. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 609 : Approaches to the African Past

Prerequisites: ENG 214, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross-listed with HIST 609. For course description, see HIST 609. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 630 : Medical Anthropology

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: The interplay of culture, genetics, population, and environment; cross-cultural medical education; folk and urban medical systems as moral, social, and cognitive systems.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 651 : Ethnographic Field Methods

Prerequisites: ANTH 310 or consent of instructor.
Description: Anthropological data-gathering methods, participant observation, scheduled and open-ended interview, life history, survey, questionnaire, projective techniques, electronic aids. May be repeated once. Classwork, 2 units; field work, 4 units.
Units: 6
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 652 : Anthropological Statistics

Prerequisites: ANTH 300 or consent of instructor.
Description: Methods and techniques for analysis of data: collecting and describing data; statistical inference and hypothesis testing; parametric and non-parametric techniques; SPSS traning for data analysis. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 657 : Ethnology of Dance

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with DANC 657. For course description, see DANC 657. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Arts in Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 685 : Projects in Teaching Anthropology

Prerequisites: minimum grade of B in course the student will be assisting in and consent of instructor.
Description: Training and assistance in the teaching of anthropology. Students work as teaching assistants to instructors and receive training and instruction in teaching anthropology. Responsibilities include working with supervising faculty, assist in preparing course material, tutoring students, and conducting small discussions. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.) (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1-3

ANTH 690 : Senior Thesis

Prerequisites: Major GPA 3.25 and successful completion with a grade of B or better in the following courses: ANTH 100, 110, 120, 300, and 310.
Description: Provides qualified students the opportunity to undertake a senior thesis. Supervised study of a topic mutually agreed upon by student and faculty.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 695 : Anthropology Internship

Prerequisites: ANTH 300, 301 or 302.
Description: Internship in research, governmental and non-governmental agencies, museums and other public and private institutions. Students must find an anthropology faculty to serve as the academic supervisor. May be repeated for 6 units for degree credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of major adviser, department chair, and instructor.
Description: Supervised, individual study of a particular problem in anthropology. The student must state the problem, method of data-gathering, and the method of data-analysis. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

ANTH 701 : Sexual Cultures, Sexual Identities

Prerequisites: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with SXS 701. For course description, see SXS 701. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 710 : Proseminar in Anthropological Theory and Method

Prerequisites: Graduate status in anthropology or consent of instructor.
Description: Directed application of anthropological theory, methods and research techniques. Cannot be repeated for credit. Must be taken before or concurrently with other graduate seminars.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 730 : Human Osteology Practicum

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Paired with ANTH 530. For course description, see ANTH 530. Students who have taken ANTH 530 may not take ANTH 730 for credit. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 731 : Fossil Humans Practicum

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Paired with ANTH 531. For course description, see ANTH 531. Students who have taken ANTH 531 may not take ANTH 731 for credit. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 2 units.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 735 : Paleopathology

Prerequisites: ANTH 530/ANTH 730 or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with ANTH 535. For course description, see ANTH 535. Students who complete ANTH 735 may not take ANTH 535 for credit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ANTH 740 : Seminar in Archaeological Problems

Prerequisites: ANTH 491 and 710 or consent of instructor.
Description: Problems in archaeological theory and method, including synthetic techniques and culture-historical reconstruction. May be repeated once.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 750 : Seminar in Visual Anthropology: The Fixed Image

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced examination of the fundamental theories, methods, histories, and works of the fixed image in visual anthropology. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

ANTH 755 : Seminar in Visual Anthropology: The Moving Image

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Philosophical grounding and historical roots of anthropological film. Theories and anthropological approaches of and to transcultural production, co-production and consumption of moving images. (Plus-minus letter grading only.)
Units: 3

ANTH 760 : Seminar in Biological Anthropology

Prerequisites: Graduate status and/or consent of instructor.
Description: Various aspects of current research and trends in biological anthropology. Fossil evidence, modern human variation, comparative anatomy, and behavior and evolutionary theory.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ANTH 770 : Seminar in Problems in Cultural Anthropology

Prerequisites: ANTH 710 or consent of instructor.
Description: Directed research in problems in cultural anthropology related to a specific cultural area, ethnic group, or specific topic. May be repeated once.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 771 : Domination and Resistance

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Anthropological perspectives on domination, resistance, power, and agency. Traces the geneology of debates from Marxist to post-structuralist approaches. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

ANTH 785 : Teaching Anthropology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Minimum grade of B in course in which student will assist.
Description: Training and assistance in the teaching of anthropology.
Units: 1-3

ANTH 785 : Teaching Anthropology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Minimum grade of B in course in which student will assist.
Description: Training and assistance in the teaching of anthropology.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 785 : Teaching Anthropology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Minimum grade of B in course in which student will assist.
Description: Training and assistance in the teaching of anthropology.
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 785 : Teaching Anthropology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Minimum grade of B in course in which student will assist.
Description: Training and assistance in the teaching of anthropology.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 788 : Anthropology and Human Rights

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Paired with ANTH 588. For course description, see ANTH 588. Students who complete ANTH 788 may not take ANTH 588 for credit.
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ANTH 894 : Creative Work Project

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 897 : Directed Thesis Advising and Support

Prerequisites: None
Description: Directed advising and support for development of theses and creative work projects both before and after enrollment in ANTH 894 or ANTH 898. Enrollment in ANTH 897 is required every spring semester until the culminating experience is completed. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and the chair of the thesis committee; and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ANTH 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: ANTH 710 and consent of student's graduate major adviser, department chair, and supervising faculty member.
Description: Individual research into a problem in anthropology. Student must state the problem, his method of data-gathering, and his method of data-analysis.
Units: 1-3
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