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ANTH 102. Being Human: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Dr. Katia Almeida - M/W 9:00 - 10:15 AM - 3 credits - CRN 84444
Dr. Melvyn Goldstein – T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM – 3 credits - CRN 10054
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.
Adriann Balok - M/W/F 9:30 -10:20 AM - 3 credits - CRN 00031
Dr. Cynthia Beall – T/Th 10:00–11:15 AM - 3 credits - CRN 84203
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 - CRN 94741
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 - CRN 10142
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 233. Introduction to Jewish Folklore.
Dr. Judith Neulander - T/Th 4:30 - 5:45 PM - 3credits - CRN51387
Exploration of a variety of genres, research methods and interpretations of Jewish folklore, from antiquity to the present. Emphasis on how Jewish folk traditions and culture give us access to the spirit and mentality of the many different generations of the Jewish ethnic group, illuminating its past and informing the direction of its future development.
ANTH 302. Darwinian Medicine.
Dr. Cynthia Beall - T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 00045
Darwinian medicine deals with evolutionary aspects of modern human disease. It applies the
concepts and methods of evolutionary biology to the question of why we are vulnerable to disease.
Darwinian (or evolutionary) medicine proposes several general hypotheses about disease causation
including disease as evolutionary legacy and design compromise, the result of a novel environment,
a consequence of genetic adaptation, the result of infectious organisms’ evolutionary adaptations,
and disease symptoms as manifestation of disease mechanisms. It proposes that evolutionary
ideas can explain, help to prevent, and perhaps help to treat some diseases. This course presents
the basic logic of Darwinian medicine and evaluates hypotheses about specific diseases that
illustrate each of the hypotheses about disease causation.
Prerequisite: ANTH 103 or consent of department.
ANTH 307. Child Policy Experiential.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Irwin - M 4:00 - 6:30 PM (3-6 credits) CRNV3071
Crosslist: CHST 302. Consent of the department.
ANTH 308. Child Policy Externship.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Irwin - TBA (3-6 credits) CRNV3081
Crosslist: CHST 398. Consent of the department.
ANTH 313. The Anthropology of Adolescence.
Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits - CRN 53343
This investigates the anthropology of adolescence. What are the conditions under which
adolescence has appeared around the world as a life stage? What are the roles of adolescence
cross-culturally? What are the varieties of adolescent experience? Through classic and
contemporary texts, the course will address these questions as well as special topics particularly
important to adolescence such as globalization, mental health, and sexuality.
ANTH 321. Methods in Archaeology.
Dr. Brian Redmond - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits - CRN 50179
This course reviews the basic methods and techniques used in modern anthropological archaeology.
Topics to be discussed include the nature of the archaeological record, research design, techniques
of field archaeology, methods of laboratory analysis, museum archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and
Prerequisite: ANTH 107 or consent of the department.
ANTH 323. AIDS: Epidemiology, Biology, and Culture.
Dr. Janet McGraft - M/W 12:30 - 1:45 PM - 3 credits - CRN 50157
This course will examine the biological and cultural impact of AIDS in different societies around the
world. Topics include: the origin and evolution of the virus, the evolutionary implications of the
epidemic, routes of transmission, a historical comparison of AIDS to other epidemics in human
history, current worldwide prevalences of AIDS, and cultural responses to the epidemic. Special
emphasis will be placed on the long-term biological and social consequences of the epidemic.
Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or consent of the department.
ANTH 326. Power, Illness, and Inequality: The Political Economy of Health.
David Kaawa Mafigiri - M/W 9:00 - 10:15 AM - 3 credits - CRN 53365
This course explores the relationship between social inequality and the distribution of health and
illness across class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and national boundaries. Class readings
drawn from critical anthropological approaches to the study of health emphasize the fundamental
importance of power relations and economic constraints in explaining patterns of disease. The
course critically examines the nature of Western biomedicine and inequality in the delivery of health
services. Special consideration is given to political economic analysis of health issues in the
developing world such as AIDS, hunger, reproductive health, and primary health care provision.
Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or ANTH 215 or consent of the department.
ANTH 330. Special Topics in Prehistory. Topic: Archaeology of South America.
Dr. Marc Abramiuk - M/W/F 10:30 - 11:20 AM - 3 credits - CRN 15693
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 - CRN 95679
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 353. Chinese Culture and Society.
Dr. Charlotte Ikels - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credits - CRN 50182
Focuses on Chinese cultural and social institutions during the Maoist and post-Maoist eras. Topics
include ideology, economics, politics, religion, family life, and popular culture.
Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or consent of the department.
ANTH 357. Native American Cultures.
Dr. Sharon Dean - T/Th 4:30 - 5:45 PM - 3 credits - CRN 02703
Intensive examination of the cultures of selected Native American peoples, including historical,
political, religious , social organizational, linguistic, and medical/psychiatric aspects of American
Prerequisite: ANTH 102.
ANTH 362. Contemporary Theory in Anthropology.
Dr. Atwood Gaines - T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 06862
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.
Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or consent of the department.
ANTH 367. Topics in Evolutionary Biology. Topic: Human Evolution During the Pleistocene.
Dr. Scott Simpson - T 4:30 - 7:00 PM - 3 credits - CRN56959
During the last two million years, humans and our closest relatives experienced significant evolutionary
changes in phyletic evolution, distribution, anatomy and behavior, During the past decade, a number of
newly discovered fossils in tandem with novel analytic techniques have led to a revision to our understanding
of the tempo and mode of evolution of the genus Homo. This seminar will focus on the evolution, distribution
and adaptations of hominids during the Pleistocene epoch (1.8 MY - 10,000) with an emphasis on the genus
Prerequisites: ANTH/BIOL/GEOL/PHIL 225 and consent of the department.
Cross-list: BIOL 368/GEOL/PHIL 367.
ANTH 378. Reproductive Health. An Evolutionary Perspective.
Marianne Reeves - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credits - CRN 53380
This course provides students with an evolutionary perspective on the factors influencing human
reporductive health, including reporductive 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 - CRN V1011
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 - CRN 14933
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 - CRN 14925
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Honors Program.
ANTH 392. Honors Tutorial
Staff - TBA - 3 credits - CRN 89500
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Honors Program.
ANTH 394. Seminar in Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Patricia Princehouse - W 3:00 - 5:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 17804
(See PHIL 394.)
Cross-list: PHIL 394.
ANTH 396. Undergraduate Research in Evolutionary Biology.
Staff - TBA - 3 credits - CRN 11732
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
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 - CRN 03144
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 399. Independent Study.
Staff - TBA - 1-6 credits - CRN V1010
Students may propose topics for independent reading and research.
Prerequisite: consent of the department.
ANTH 402. Darwinian Medicine.
Dr. Cynthia Beall - T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 00059
(See ANTH 302.) Prerequisite: ANTH 103 or consent of the department.
ANTH 413. The Anthropology of Adolescence.
Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye - T/Th 2:45 - 4:00 PM - 3 credits - CRN53351
(See ANTH 313.)
ANTH 423. AIDS: Epidemiology, Biology, and Culture.
Dr. Janet McGrath - M/W 12:30 - 1:45 PM - 3 credits - CRN 50166
(See ANTH 323.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or consent of the department.
ANTH 426. Power, Illness, and Inequality: The Political Economy of Health.
David Kaawa Mafigiri - M/W 9:00 - 10:15 AM - 3 credits - CRN 53378
(See ANTH 326.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or ANTH 215 or consent of the department.
ANTH 453. Chinese Culture and Society.
Dr. Charlotte Ikels - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credts - CRN 50198
(See ANTH 353.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or consent of the department.
ANTH 457. Native American Cultures.
Dr. Sharon Dean - T/Th 4:30 - 5:45 PM - 3 credits - CRN 02712
(See ANTH 357.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102.
ANTH 462. Contemporary Theory in Anthropology.
Dr. Atwood Gaines - T/Th 1:15 - 2:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 06916
(See ANTH 362.) Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or consent of the department.
ANTH 478. Reproductive Health: An Evolutionary Perspective.
Marianne Reeves - T/Th 8:30 - 9:45 AM - 3 credits - CRN 53399
(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 - CRN 82911
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 - CRN 09064
ANTH 494. Seminar in Evolutionary Biology.
Dr. Patricia Princehouse - W 3:00 - 5:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 17849
( See ANTH 394.) Cross-list: PHIL 394.
ANTH 498. Public Policy and Aging.
Dr. Robert Binstock - W 4:00 - 6:30 PM - 3 credits - CRN 96627
Cross-list: EPBI 408.
ANTH 507. Seminar in Controversial Issues in Anthropology.
Dr. Charlotte Ikels - W 3:00 - 5:30 PM - CRN 50205
The goals of this course are to provide students with opportunities to:
(1) Familiarize themselves with the (alleged) facts of various controversial issues that have characterized the field of anthropology over the past 50 years; (2) enhance their skills in analyzing and assessing the nature and quality of the arguments and empirical data employed by parties to the controversies; (3) develop an appreciation of the role of historical and political contexts in shaping the emergence and evolution of the controversies; and (4) consider the ethics involved in the practice and public representation of anthropology.
Prerequisite: ANTH 480 and ANTH 481.
ANTH 599. Tutorial (1-18 credits) - CRN V1012
Advanced studies in anthropology.
ANTH 601. Independent Research (1-18 credits) - CRN V1013
ANTH 700. Dissertation Fieldwork (0 credit) - CRN 15080
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 credits) - CRN V1014
Prerequisite: Must be Ph.D. candidate and have consent of the department.
ANTH 703. Appointed Dissertation Fellowship (1-8 credits) - CRN V3804