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Courses - ANTH Graduate Level

501. Current Trends in Anthropological Theory (3)

Prerequisites: ANTH 401 or equivalent, and graduate standing.
Examination of current themes used by leading anthropologists in the areas of our graduate program, i.e., Applied Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Archaelogy. Investigation of how theories shape problems and analytic techniques, and what makes theory 'cutting edge'.
Letter grade only (A-F).

503. The Anthropological Perspective (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Through reading and discussion of ethnographies; reports of applied anthropological work; reviews of the scientific understanding of the process of inquiry and action in the human sciences; leading to the identification of a common core perspective within anthropology.
Letter grade only (A-F).

505. Practicing Anthropology (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Review of practical contributions by anthropologists in non-academic settings; attention to specific skills used by practicing anthropologists; business writing including resumes, contracts; oral presentations using audiovisual aides; internal and external contracting; time management; project management; working across disciplines; and ethics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

510. Proseminar (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of upper-division anthropology courses or consent of instructor.
Development of proposal planning, budgeting, and writing skills, particularly in applied anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology; both academic and contract/consulting types of proposals will be covered.
Letter grade only (A-F).

514./414. Anthropology of Religion (3)

Prerequisite: ANTH 120 and upper‑division/graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Anthropological examination of religious behavior and beliefs, which will focus on these phenomena in their sociocultural and adaptive contexts using cross-cultural and cultural evolutionary approaches of hunter-gatherer religions through current ones.
Letter grade only (A-F).

516./416. Urban Anthropology (3)

Comparative analysis of development and role of urban centers in ancient and modern cultures; interrelationships of urban and rural populations; patterns of similarity and difference in urbanism of contrasting cultures; implications for a multi-national world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

517./417. Applied Anthropology (3)

Prerequisites: ANTH 120 and upper-division/graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Brief orientation to applied anthropology, its history and ethics; policy and applied anthropology domains (needs assessment, program evaluation, social impact assessment, environmental, advocacy); applied research methods; student proposals for internship research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

519./419. Encounters and Identities (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Examination of how cultural anthropologists have dealt, theoretically, with the concept of identity; concentrates more on theories than geographic regions, emphasis on recent theoretical developments such as post-modern and post-colonial approaches to the study of contemporary subjectivities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. The Anthropology of Gender (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor (ANTH 351 recommended).
Examines anthropological perspectives on gender and how these perspectives have challenged and transformed anthropology and feminism; class will locate gender relations in the production of anthropological knowledge, in colonial and postcolonial social fields, and in the movement of global capitalism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

527./427. Global East Asia (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Examine how socio-cultural formations in an East Asian context articulate with global flows of capital, people, and ideas.
Letter grade only (A-F).

528./428. Historical Ethnography (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Development of the specialization of historical ethnography in anthropology, combined ethnographic and historical approaches to ethnographic questions, methodological and theoretical issues in historical ethnography.
Letter grade only (A-F).

530. Ethnography of Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Study of talk and other forms of communication from an ethnographic perspective. Emphasizes relevant methods and theories. Among the major topics presented from this perspective are language socialization, genres of speaking, intercultural communication, speech styles, strategic uses of language, and literacy.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as LING 533. Not open for credit to student with credit in LING 533.

531./431. New Media Ethnography (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Theory and techniques in the planning, production and presentation of multimedia and hypermedia ethnography. Students will work in production tems to produce an ethnography that takes advantage of different modes of ethnographic research and presentation (i.e., interactive video, photography, print, sound).
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Lecture 2 hours; Lab 2 hours)

540. Ethnographic Field School (3-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
This experiential course gives students an opportunity to apply standard ethnographic methods to study, observe, and learn about a non-U.S. culture. Analysis of methodology and data collection will occur throughout the course. Location, topics and activities will vary.
Letter grade only (A-F).

541./441. Ethnographic Film Production I (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Intermediate-level theory and methodology for ethnographic/documentary film production. Students will work in teams and learn the fundamentals of how to produce an ethnographic film from conception through completion using professional-quality production and post-production equipment.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Lecture 2 hours; Lab 2 hours)

542./442. Ethnographic Film Production II (4)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Advanced-level theory and methodology for ethnographic/documentary film production. Students will work in teams and learn the fundamentals of how to produce an ethnographic film from conception through completion using professional-quality production and post-production equipment.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Lecture 3 hours; Lab 2 hours)

544./444. Transnational Migrants (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor
Anthropological examination of the lives of immigrants and refugees. Explores the way studies of migration challenge our understanding of the local context of globalization and transnationalism. Focus on theories of culture, ethnicity, and identity as well as theories of incorporation, adaptation and nativism and the relevance of applied anthropology through research and advocacy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

556./456. Archaeological Method and Theory II (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Analysis of conceptual frameworks employed by archaeologists in obtaining explanation in the three major areas of culture history, cultural reconstruction, and explanatory prehistory, Introduction to evolutionary theory as used in archaeology. Debates about the nature of evolutionary explanations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

560. Ethnographic Research Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
A practice-oriented seminar in ethnographic research methodology, emphasizing techniques, methods, and concepts of ethnographic research. The course examines several qualitative, in-depth methods used by anthropologists as well as research design and research ethics.

561. Basic Computer Research Applications in Anthropology (3)

Prerequisite: ANTH 560 or consent of instructor.
Basic qualitative and quantitative computer methods employing currently appropriate software and statistical techniques. Methods covered will be specifically related to research in archaeology and applied anthropology; and the presentation of results, as well as various research problems, will be addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

570. Linguistic Field Methods (3)

Prerequisite: LING 420 and LING 421, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to linguistic field work with a native speaker of an unfamiliar non-European language. Phonetic transcription and investigation of phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the selected language within the context of linguistic universals.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as LING 580. Not open for credit to students with credit in LING 580.

591. Preceptorial Reading in Archaeological Science (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Training in the problems, principles, and methods involved in the explanation of prehistory within a scientific framework. Meeting times to be arranged.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

597. Directed Readings in Anthropology (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Selected topics in anthropology will be studied in depth. A written report will be prepared.
Letter grade only (A-F).

600. Seminar in Ethnology and Social Anthropology (3)

Topics of substantive and theoretical importance and their application to research problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

620. Seminar in Archaeology (3)

Prerequisites: Six upper-division units in archaeological courses or consent of instructor.
Important recent discoveries; contemporary ideas, trends and problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

630. Seminar in Anthropological Linguistics (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Areas and methods of linguistic study and research; evaluation and intensive scrutiny.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

697. Directed Research (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Research in anthropology on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis or Applied Project (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis or an applied project in anthropology.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with the same topic in the same semester.


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