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Anthropology Course Offerings: Spring 2009

 

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Undergraduate Courses

ANTH 102. Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Dr. Katia Almeida - M/W 9:00 - 10:15 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(2973).
Dr. Melvyn Goldstein – T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM – 3 credits - 101-LEC(2975).
The nature of culture and humans as culture-bearing animals. The range of cultural phenomena including language, social organization, religion, and culture change, and the relevance of anthropology for contemporary social, economic, and ecological problems.

ANTH 103. Introduction to Human Evolution.
Lawrence Greksa - M/W/F 9:30 - 10:20 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(2977).
Dr. Cynthia Beall – T/Th 10:00 – 11:15 AM - 3 credits - 101-LEC(2979).
Physical, cultural, and technological evolution of humans. The systematic interrelationships between humans, culture, and environment.

ANTH 107. Archaeology: An Introduction.
Dr. Jim Shaffer - T/Th 10:00 - 11:15 AM - 3 credits -100-LEC(2981).
Basic archaeological concepts are discussed followed by a review of human cultural and biological evolution from the earliest times through development of state organized societies. Geographical scope is worldwide with special attention given to ecological and cultural relationships affecting human societies through time.

ANTH 215. Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology.
Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye - T/Th 10:00 - 11:15 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(2983).
This course is an introduction to the field of medical anthropology. Medical Anthropology is concerned with the cross-cultural study of culture, health, and illness. During the course of the semester, our survey will include (1) theoretical orientations and key concepts; (2) the cross-cultural diversity of health beliefs and practices (abroad and at home); and (3) contemporary issues and special populations (e.g. AIDS, homelessness, refugees, women’s health, and children at risk).


ANTH 307. Child Policy Experiential.
Mary Irwin, MPH - Mondays - 4:00 - 6:30 PM - 3-6 credits - 100-LEC(2989).
Focus on state and federal legislation impacting children, youth, and families. Course includes an experiential learning component at the state or federal level and a travel experience to either Columbus or Washington, D.C. to learn firsthand how policy is formed. Students may take this course twice for credit. Crosslist: CHST 302.

ANTH 308. Child Policy Externship.
Mary Irwin, MPH - TBA - 3-6 credits - 100-PRA(9642).
This course provides students with externships in child policy. Students apply for the externship and are placed with a local child policy agency for the semester. An individualized learning plan will be developed in consultation with the Childhood Studies Program faculty, the child policy agency, and the student.

ANTH 318. Death and Dying.
Dr, Charlotte Ikels - T/Th - 1:15 - 2:30 PM - 3 credits - 100LEC(10101).
Examines cultural context of death and dying. Topics include social and psychological consequences of changing patterns of mortality, attitudes toward the taking of life, preparation for death, mortuary rituals, grief and mourning, and nature of relationship between living and dead. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 327. Ancient Cultures of the Ohio Region.
Dr. Brian Redmond - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits - 100LEC(10109).
This course surveys the archaeology of Native American cultures in the Great Lakes region from ca. 10,000 BC to AD 1700. The geographic scope of this course is the upper Midwest, southern Ontario, and the St. Lawrence Valley with a focus on the Ohio region. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 107.

ANTH 330. Special Topics in Prehistory. Topic: Archaeology of South America.
Dr. Marc Abramiuk - M/W/F 9:30 - 10:20 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(2999).
Dominated by the largest river basin as well as one of the highest mountain ranges in the world, the continent of South America is home not only to a wealth of biodiversity, but it is home to a multitude of cultures. The origins of many of these contemporary cultures have their roots in such ancient peoples as the Moche and the Nasca. Using the archaeological record, we will chart the ancient inhabitants of South America from their first settlements through the rise and fall of one of the only empires in the New World, namely the Inca Empire. During their florescence, the miraculous ancient peoples of South America excelled in engineering, art, and astronomy. While the descendants of these people are still alive today, much of their heritage is buried beneath the epochs of time. We will learn about these people, how they lived, what they accomplished, and the heritage they left behind.
Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or 107 or consent of the department.

ANTH 333. Roots of Ancient India: The Archaeology of South Asia.
Dr. Jim Shaffer - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(3001).
Examination of the archaeological record of cultural development from earliest times through the Iron Age in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Particular attention devoted to how these ancient cultural developments laid the foundations for the early historic civilizations of this region. Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or 107 or consent of the department.

ANTH 339. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods.
Dr. Lee Hoffer - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits -100-SEM(10184).
This is a course on applying ethnographic research methods in the social sciences. Ethnographic research seeks to understand and describe the experiences of research participants (i.e. subjects) through becoming involved in their daily lives. Findings from ethnography are generated through systematic observation within the natural context in which behavior occurs (i.e., fieldwork). Unlike methods that emphasize detachment, distance, and objectivity, ethnography involves developing knowledge by becoming an hoc
member of the group(s) one is studying. The principal techniques of ethnography,
“participant-observation” and “in-depth open ended interviewing,” require actively engaging the research process. This class will explore ethnographic research techniques, as well as other qualitative research methods. In addition to addressing how such methods make claims about social phenomena, this class will also explore more practical topics such as: developing questions, entering the field, establishing rapport, taking and managing field notes, coding data, and data analysis. Lectures, readings and class discussion will be complimented by assignments using techniques. Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 352. Japanese Culture and Society.
Dr. Charlotte Ikels - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(10120).
Focuses on contemporary Japanese cultural and social institutions. Topics include child rearing, personality, values, education, gender roles, the dual economy, and popular culture. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 357. Native American Cultures.
Dr. Sharon Dean - T/Th 4:30 - 5:45 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(3005).
Intensive examination of the cultures of selected Native American peoples, including historical, political, religious , social organizational, linguistic, and medical/psychiatric aspects of American Indian life. Prerequisite: ANTH 102. This course is an approved SAGES Department Seminar.



ANTH 359. Introduction to International Health .
Dr. Janet McGrath - T/Th 10:00 - 11:15 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(10126).
Critical health problems and needs in developing countries. Prevalence of infectious disease, malnutrition, chronic disease, injury control. Examines strategies for improvement of health in less-developed countries. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 362. Contemporary Theory in Anthropology.
Dr. Atwood Gaines - M/W 12:30 - 1:45 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(11128).
A critical examination of anthropological thought in England, France and the United States during the second half of the twentieth century. Emphasis will be on the way authors formulate questions that motivate anthropological discourse, on the way central concepts are formulated and applied and on the controversies and debates that result. Readings are drawn from influential texts by prominent contemporary anthropologists.
Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 367.  Topics in Evolutionary Biology.  Topic::  Darwinian Medicine and the Life Cycle.
Dr. Cynthia Beall - Wednesdays - 4:00 - 6:30 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(11488).
The focus for this course on a special topic of interest in evolutionary biology will vary from one offering to the next. Examples of possible topics include theories of speciation, the evolution of language, the
evolution of sex, evolution and biodiversity, and molecular evolution.
Prerequisite: ANTH/BIOL/GEOL/PHIL 225.  Cross-list: BIOL 368/GEOL/PHIL 367.

ANTH 368. Evolutionary Biology Capstone Course.
Dr. Cynthia Beall - Wednesdays - 4:00 - 7:00 PM - 3 credits - 100-SEM(10967).
This course focuses on a special topic of interest in evolutionary biology that will vary from one offering to the next. Examples of possible topics include theories of speciation, the evolution of language, the evolution of sex, evolution and biodiversity, molecular evolution. Students will participate in discussions and lead class seminars on evolutionary topics and, in collaboration with an advisor or advisors, select a topic for a research paper or project. Each student will write a major research report or complete a major project and will make a public presentation of her/his findings. Offered as ANTH 368, BIOL 369, PHIL 368,
this course fulfills the requirement for a SAGES Capstone.
Prerequisite: ANTH/BIOL/GEOL/PHIL 225 or its equivalent or permission of instructor.

ANTH 378. Reproductive Health. An Evolutionary Perspective.
Marianne Reeves - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credits - 100-SEM(3013).
This course provides students with an evolutionary perspective on the factors influencing human reproductive health, including reproductive biology, ecology, and various aspects of natural human fertility. Our focus will be on variation in human reproduction in mostly non-western populations. Prerequisite: ANTH 103.

ANTH 381. Independent Study in Laborarory Archaeology II.
Dr. Brian Redmond - TBA - 1-3 credits - 100-IND(10188).
This course provides an introduction to the basic methods and techniques of artifact curation and laboratory analysis in archaeology. Under the supervision of the department, each student will develop
and carry out a focused project of material analysis and interpretation using the archaeology collections of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Each student is required to spend a minimum of two hours
per week in the Archaeology laboratory at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for each credit hour taken. By the end of the course, the students will prepare a short report describing the results of their
particular project. Prerequisite: ANTH 107, permission of department, and prior permission of the Archaeology Department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

ANTH 388. Globalization, Development, and Underdevelopment: Anthropological Perspectives.
Dr. Katia Almeida - M/W 12:30 - 1:45 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(3017).
This course examines both theoretical and practical perspectives on globalization and economic development in the “Third World”. From “Dependency”, “Modernization”, and “World System” theory to
post-structuralist critiques of development discourse, the class seeks to provide a framework for understanding current debates on development and globalization. The “neoliberal monologue” that
dominates the contemporary development enterprise is critically examined in the context of growing global inequality. Special consideration is given to the roles of international agencies such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in the “development industry”. This course also focuses on the contributions of anthropologists to development theory and practice with emphasis on the impact of development on the health of the poor and survival of indigenous cultures. Opportunities for professional anthropologists in the development field are reviewed.

ANTH 391. Honors Tutorial .
Staff - TBA - 3 credits - 100-RSC(10270)-Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 101-RSC(10272)-Dr. Cynthia Beall,
102-RSC(10275)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 103-RSC(10280)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, 104-RSC(10282)-Dr. Lawrence
Greksa, 105-RSC(10285)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 106-RSC(10287)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels, 107-RSC(10288)-Dr. Jill Korbin,
108-RSC(10289)-Dr. Janet McGrath, 109-RSC(10293)-Dr. Jim Shaffer.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Honors Program.


ANTH 392. Honors Tutorial.
Staff - TBA - 3 credits - 100-RSC(10295)-Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 101-RSC(10296)-Dr. Cynthia Beall,
102-RSC(10297)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 103-RSC(10298)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, 104-RSC(10300)-Dr. Lawrence
Greksa, 105-RSC(10301)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 106-RSC(10303)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels, 107-RSC(10304)-Dr. Jill Korbin,
108-RSC(10305)-Dr. Janet McGrath, 109-RSC(10306)-Dr. Jim Shaffer.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Honors Program.

ANTH 396. Undergraduate Research in Evolutionary Biology.
Dr. Cynthia Beall - TBA - 3 credits - 100-RSC(10195).
Students propose and conduct guided research on an aspect of evolutionary biology. The research will be sponsored and supervised by a member of the CASE faculty or other qualified professional. A written report must be submitted to the Evolutionary Biology Steering Committee before credit is granted. Prerequisite: ANTH/BIOL/GEOL/PHIL 225, and consent of the department.
Cross List: BIOL/GEOL/PHIL 396.

ANTH 398. Anthropology SAGES Capstone.
Staff - TBA - 3 credits - 100-RSC(10207)-Dr. Jill Korbin, 101-RSC(3023)-Dr. Brian Redmond, 102-RSC(3025)-
Dr. Scott Simpson, 103-RSC(10197)-Dr. Lawrence Greksa, 104-RSC(10199)-Dr. Cynthia Beall, 105-RSC(10200)-
Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 106-RSC(10201)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 107-RSC(10202)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein,
108-RSC(10203)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 109-RSC(10205)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels, 110-RSC(10208)-Dr. Janet McGrath,
111-RSC(10209)-Dr. Jim Shaffer, 112-RSC(10211)-Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie.
Supervised original research on a topic in anthropology, culminating in a written report and a public presentation. The research project may be in the form of an independent research project, a literature
review, or some other original project with anthropological significance. The project must be approved and supervised by faculty. Group research projects are acceptable, but a plan which clearly identifies the distinct and substantial role of each participant must be approved by the supervising faculty. Approved SAGES capstone. Prerequisite: Major in Anthropology.

ANTH 398C. Child Policy Externship and Capstone.
Mary Irwin, MPH - TBA - 3 credits - 100-LEC(9643).
This course provides students with externships in child policy. These externships give students an opportunity to work directly with professionals who design and implement policies that impact the lives
of children and their families. Agencies involved are active in the areas of childcare, education, juvenile justice, and physical and mental health. Students apply for the externship. Selected students are placed in a local child policy agency. An individualized learning plan is developed in consultation with the Childhood Studies Program faculty, the supervisor in the agency, and the student. This course is a 3 credit-hour course and may be taken twice for a total of 6 credit hours. Cross-list: CHST 398C, and PSCL 398C.

ANTH 399. Independent Study.
Staff - TBA - 1-6 credits - 101-IND(3029)-Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 102-IND(3031)-Dr. Lawrence Greksa,
103-IND(10218)-Dr. Cynthia Beall, 104-IND(10219)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 105-IND(10220)-Dr. Melvyn
Goldstein, 106-IND(10221)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 107-IND(10223)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels, 108-IND(10224)-Dr. Jill Korbin,
109-IND(10225)-Dr. Janet McGrath, 110-IND(10226)-Dr. Jim Shaffer, 111-IND(11330)-Dr. Brian Redmond, 112-IND(11404)-Dr. Katia Almeida, 100-IND(12200)-Dr. Scott Simpson
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Students may propose topics for independent reading and research. Prerequisite: consent of the department.

Graduate Courses

 

ANTH 418. Death and Dying.
Dr. Charlotte Ikels - T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(10108)
(See ANTH 318.) Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 439. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods.
Dr. Lee Hoffer - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits - 100-SEM(10186).
(See ANTH 339.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 452. Japanese Culture and Society.
Dr. Charlotte Ikels - T/Th 8:30 - 10:00 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(10123).
(See ANTH 352.) Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 457. Native American Cultures.
Dr. Sharon Dean - T/Th 4:30 - 5:45 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(10129).
(See ANTH 357.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 459. Introduction to International Health .
Dr. Janet McGrath - T/Th 10:00 - 11:15 AM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(10131).
Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 102.

ANTH 462. Contemporary Theory in Anthropology.
Dr. Atwood Gaines - M/W 12:30 - 1:45 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(11129).
Recommended prerequisite:

ANTH 467.  Topics in Evolutionary Biology.  Topic:  Darwinian Medicine and the Life Cycle.
Dr. Cynthia Beall - Wednesdays - 4:00 - 6:30 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(11433).
(See ANTH 367.)  Prerequisite: ANTH/BIOL/GEOL/PHIL 225.

ANTH 478. Reproductive Health: An Evolutionary Perspective.
Marianne Reeves - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credits - 100-SEM(3041).
(See ANTH 376.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or ANTH 103.

ANTH 481. The Anthropology of Health and Illness II.
Dr. Lawrence Greksa – W/F 3:00-5:00 PM – 3 credits - 100-LEC(3043).
Part two of the graduate core course in medical anthropology includes sections giving an overview of
topics such as the history and conceptual development of medical anthropology, anthropological
epidemiology, psychiatric anthropology, social networks/support systems, and health care systems.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANTH 488. Globalization, Development, and Underdevelopment: Anthropological Perspectives.
Dr. Katia Almeida - M/W 12:30 - 1:45 PM - 3 credits - 100-LEC(3045).
(See ANTH 388.)

ANTH 498.  Public Policy and Aging.
Dr. Robert Binstock - Wednesdays - 4:00 - 6:30 PM - 100-LEC(3047).
Overview of aging and the aged.  Concepts in the study of public policy.  Policies on aging and conditions that they address.  The politics of policies on aging.  Emergent trends and issues.
Cross-list: EPBI 408, BETH 496, GERO 496, HSTY 480, MPHP 408, NURS479, NURS579,  POSC 480 and SOCI 496.

ANTH 599. Tutorial (1-18 credits) - 100-RSC(3051)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 101-RSC(10227)-Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 102-RSC(10228)-Dr. Cynthia Beall, 103-RSC(10229)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, 104-RSC(10230)-Dr. Lawrence Greksa, 105-RSC(10232)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 106-RSC(10233)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels, 107-RSC(10234-
Dr. Jill Korbin, 108-RSC(10236)-Dr. Janet McGrath.
Advanced studies in anthropology.

ANTH 601. Independent Research (1-18 credits) - 100-RSC(3053)-Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 101-RSC(3055)-Dr. Jill Korbin, 102-RSC(3057)-Dr. Janet McGrath, 103-RSC(10241)-Dr. Cynthia Beall, 104 RSC(10242)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 105-RSC(10243)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, 106-RSC(10244)-Dr. Lawrence Greksa,
107-RSC(10245)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 108-RSC(10246)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels.

ANTH 700. Dissertation Fieldwork (0 credit) - 100-THE(10247)-Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye, 101-THE(10248)-
Dr. Cynthia Beall, 102-THE(10249)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 103-THE(10250)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein,
104-THE(10251)-Dr. Lawrence Greksa, 105-THE(10252)-Dr. Lee Hoffer, 106-RSC(10253)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels,
107-THE(10254)-Dr. Jill Korbin, 108-THE(10255)-Dr. Janet McGrath.
Students conducting dissertation fieldwork off-campus may choose to register for this course with the permission of their dissertation advisor. Students may register for a maximum of one academic year.
Under extraordinary circumstances (e.g. civil war) students may petition for additional time. Prerequisites: Must be Ph.D. candidate with an approved dissertation prospectus and have permission of department.

ANTH 701. Dissertation (Ph.D.) (1-18) - 100-THE(3059)-Dr. Janet McGrath, 101-THE(3061)-Dr. Atwood Gaines, 102-THE(3063)-Dr. Charlotte Ikels, 103-THE(3065)-Dr. Jill Korbin, 104-THE(3067)-Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, 105-THE(3069)-Dr. Eilleen Anderson-Fye, 106-THE(10256)-Dr. Cynthia Beall, 107-THE(10257)- Dr. Lawrence Greksa, 108-THE(10258)-Dr. Lee Hoffer.
Prerequisite: Must be Ph.D. candidate and have consent of supervising faculty.