2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology

Students may complete a major or a minor in Anthropology. Within the major, students may complete a concentration in geoarchaeology.

Faculty

Richard Davis, Professor (on leave semester II)
Virginia Hutton, Lecturer
Philip Kilbride, Professor
Melissa Pashigian, Associate Professor and Chair
Beth Uzwiak, Lecturer
Amanda Weidman, Associate Professor (on leave semesters I and II)

Anthropology is a holistic study of the human condition in both the past and the present. The anthropological lens can bring into focus the social, cultural, biological and linguistic variations that characterize the diversity of humankind throughout time and space. The frontiers of anthropology can encompass many directions: the search for early human fossils in Africa, the excavations of prehistoric societies and ancient civilizations, the analysis of language use and other expressive forms of culture, or the examination of the significance of culture in the context of social life.

Major Requirements

Requirements for the major are ANTH 101, 102, 303, 398, 399, an ethnographic area course that focuses on the cultures of a single region, and four additional 200- or 300-level courses in anthropology. Students are encouraged to select courses from each of four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, bioanthropology, linguistics or sociocultural.

Students may elect to do part of their work away from Bryn Mawr. Courses that must be taken at Bryn Mawr include ANTH 101, 102, 303, 398 and 399. (ANTH 103 at Haverford may be substituted for ANTH 102.)

Minor Requirements

Requirements for a minor in anthropology are ANTH 101, 102, 303, one ethnographic area course and two additional 200- or 300-level courses in anthropology.

Honors

Qualified students may earn departmental honors in their senior year. Honors are based on the quality of the senior thesis (398, 399) and grade point average in courses taken for the anthropology major.

Concentration in Geoarchaeology

The Department of Anthropology participates with Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Geology in offering a concentration within the major in geoarchaeology.

Cooperation with Other Programs

The Department of Anthropology actively participates and regularly contributes to the minors in Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. In addition, Anthropology cross-lists several courses with Biology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, German, Growth and Structure of Cities, History, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Sciences, and Sociology. Anthropology at Bryn Mawr also works in close cooperation with our counterpart department at Haverford College.

COURSES

ANTH B101 Introduction to Anthropology: Prehistoric Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

An introduction to the place of humans in nature, primates, the fossil record for human evolution, human variation and the issue of race, and the archaeological investigation of culture change from the Old Stone Age to the rise of early civilizations in the Americas, Eurasia and Africa. There are four lab sections for ANTH 101. In addition to the lecture/discussion classes,students must select and sign up for one lab section. Limited enrollment: 18 students per lab section.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward: Environmental Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Davis,R.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An introduction to the methods and theories of cultural anthropology in order to understand and explain cultural similarities and differences among contemporary societies.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies; International Studies Major; International Studies Minor
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Kilbride,P., Uzwiak, B.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B111 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

A broad and interdisciplinary overview of the study of conflict management. Areas to be introduced will include interpersonal conflict and conflict management, alternative dispute resolution and the law, community conflict and mediation, organizational, intergroup, and international conflict, and conflict management. This course will also serve as a foundation course for students in or considering the peace and conflict studies concentration.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): POLS-B111
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B185 Urban Culture and Society

Examines techniques and questions of the social sciences as tools for studying historical and contemporary cities. Topics include political-economic organization, conflict and social differentiation (class, ethnicity and gender), and cultural production and representation. Philadelphia features prominently in discussion, reading and exploration as do global metropolitan comparisons through papers involving fieldwork, critical reading and planning/problem solving using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B185
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Arbona,J., Zhang,J.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present

This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors—geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics—are considered as determinants of urban form.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B190; HART-B190
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way in which peoples, goods, and ideas from Africa, Europe, and the Americas came together to form an interconnected Atlantic World system. The course is designed to chart the manner in which an integrated system was created in the Americas in the early modern period, rather than to treat the history of the Atlantic World as nothing more than an expanded version of North American, Caribbean, or Latin American history.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Africana Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples and Cultures; International Studies Major; Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B200
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B203 Human Ecology

The relationship of humans with their environment; culture as an adaptive mechanism and a dynamic component in ecological systems. Human ecological perspectives are compared with other theoretical orientations in anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 101, 102, or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B204 North American Archaeology

For millennia, the North American continent has been home to a vast diversity of Native Americans. From the initial migration of big game hunters who spread throughout the continent more than 12,000 years ago to the high civilizations of the Maya, Teotihuacan, and Aztec, there remains a rich archaeological record that reflects the ways of life of these cultures. This course will introduce the culture history of North America as well as explanations for culture change and diversification. The class will include laboratory study of North American archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from the College’s Art and Archaeology collections.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Davis,R.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B206 Conflict and Conflict Management: A Cross-Cultural Approach

This course examines cross-cultural differences in the levels and forms of conflict and its management through a wide range of cases and alternative theoretical perspectives. Conflicts of interest range from the interpersonal to the international levels and an important question is the relevance of conflict and its management in small-scale societies as a way to understand political conflict and dispute settlement in the United States and modern industrial settings. Prerequisite: one course in political science, anthropology, or sociology.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): POLS-B206
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B208 Human Biology

This course will be a survey of modern human biological variation. We will examine the patterns of morphological and genetic variation in modern human populations and discuss the evolutionary explanations for the observed patterns. A major component of the class will be the discussion of the social implications of these patterns of biological variation, particularly in the construction and application of the concept of race. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B209 Human Evolution

The position of humans among the primates, processes of biocultural evolution, the fossil record and contemporary human variation. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B212 Primate Evolution and Behavior

An exploration of the aspects of the biology and behavior of living primates as well as the evolutionary history of these close relatives. The major focus of this study is to provide the background upon which human evolution is best understood.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Child and Family Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B214 Third World Feminisms

The course focuses on the figure of the “exploited Filipina body” as a locus for analyzing the politics of gendered transnational labor within contemporary capitalist globalization. We will examine gendered migrant labor, the international sex trade, the “traffic in women” discourse, feminist and women’s movements, and transnational feminist theory. Counts foward the Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B219 Visual Anthropology, Latin America and Social Movements

Focusing on indigenous communities and social movements, this course examines the cultural uses of visual art, photography, film, and new media in Latin America. Students will analyze a variety of materials to reconsider western conceptions of art. As well, students will explore how anthropologists employ visual methods in ethnographic research. Prerequisites: ANTH B102 or sophomore standing.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Uzwiak,B.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B220 Methods and Theory in Archaeology

An examination of techniques and theories archaeologists use to transform archaeological data into statements about patterns of prehistoric cultural behavior, adaptation and culture change. Theory development, hypothesis formulation, gathering of archaeological data and their interpretation and evaluation are discussed and illustrated by examples. Theoretical debates current in American archaeology are reviewed and the place of archaeology in the general field of anthropology is discussed. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B223 Anthropology of Dance

This course surveys ethnographic approaches to the study of global dance in a variety of contemporary and historical contexts. Recognizing dance as a kind of shared cultural knowledge and drawing on theories and literature in anthropology, dance and related fields such as history, and ethnomusicology, we will examine dance’s relationship to social structure, ethnicity, gender, spirituality and politics. Lectures, discussion, media, and guest speakers are included. Prerequisite: a course in anthropology or related discipline, or a dance lecture/seminar course, or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): ARTD-B223
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B226 Post Communist Transitions in Eastern Europe

This comparison of pre- and post-communist social formations in Eastern Europe in specific nation-states considers how social changes influenced spheres of life, such as family, morality, religion, economic institutions and nationalism. The course will take an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from literature of social sciences, especially anthropology. Prerequisite: an introductory social science cousre, or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B216
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Current topic description: This course will examine different building forms and processes in greater China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, from the imperial to the contemporary eras. It starts with the concrete buildings (residential houses) to the more abstract building (ethnicity, nation-state, historical narratives). With a comparative perspective and an historical approach, this course seeks to familiarize students with the perception of seeing cities as built environments as well as processes.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B229; EAST-B229; HART-B229; SOCL-B230
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Zhang,J.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile

This course investigates the anthropological, philosophical, psychological, cultural, and literary aspects of modern exile. It studies exile as experience and metaphor in the context of modernity, and examines the structure of the relationship between imagined/remembered homelands and transnational identities, and the dialectics of language loss and bi- and multi-lingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Julia Alvarez, Anita Desai, Sigmund Freud, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, and others.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Counts toward: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples and Cultures; International Studies Major
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B231; COML-B231
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Seyhan,A.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B234 Forensic Anthropology

Introduces the forensic subfield of biological anthropology, which applies techniques of osteology and biomechanics to questions of forensic science, with practical applications for criminal justice. Examines the challenges of human skeletal identification and trauma analysis, as well as the broader ethical considerations and implications of the field. Topics will include: human osteology; search and recovery of human remains; taphonomy; trauma analysis; and the development and application of innovative and specialized techniques.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI)
Instructor(s): Hutton, V.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B236 Evolution

A lecture/discussion course on the development of evolutionary thought, generally regarded as the most profound scientific event of the 19th century; its foundations in biology and geology; and the extent of its implications to many disciplines. Emphasis is placed on the nature of evolution in terms of process, product, patterns, historical development of the theory, and its applications to interpretations of organic history. Lecture three hours a week.
Requirement(s): Division II: Natural Science
Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI)
Crosslisting(s): BIOL-B236; GEOL-B236
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Gardiner,S., Marenco,P.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B237 Environmental Health

This course introduces principles and methods in environmental anthropology and public health used to analyze global environmental health problems globally and develop health and disease control programs. Topics covered include risk; health and environment; food production and consumption; human health and agriculture; meat and poultry production; and culture, urbanization, and disease. Prerequisite: ANTH 102; permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Pashigian,M.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B240 Traditional and Pre-Industrial Technology

An examination of several traditional technologies, including chipped and ground stone, ceramics, textiles, metallurgy (bronze), simple machines and energy production; emphasizing the physical properties of various materials, production processes and cultural contexts both ancient and modern. Weekly laboratory on the production of finished artifacts in the various technologies studied. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B247 Gender, Nation, Diaspora

This course examines the relationship of gender to both the nation and the diaspora, within a context of globalization. We will study the co-constitutive relationship of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and class in national and transnational contexts. Although focused primarily on Filipino American/Philippine cultural production, we examine multiple geopolitical sites. Counts toward the Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B248 Race, Power and Culture

This course examines race and power through a variety of topics including colonialism, nation-state formation, genocide, systems of oppression/privilege, and immigration. Students will examine how class, gender, and other social variables intersect to affect individual and collective experiences of race, as well as the consequences of racism in various cultural contexts. Prerequisites: ANTH B102 or sophomore standing.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Uzwiak,B.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B249 Asian American Communities

This course is an introduction to the study of Asian American communities that provides comparative analysis of major social issues confronting Asian Americans. Encompassing the varied experiences of Asian Americans and Asians in the Americas, the course examines a broad range of topics—community, migration, race and ethnicity, and identities—as well as what it means to be Asian American and what that teaches us about American society.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): SOCL-B249; CITY-B249
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Takenaka,A.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B253 Childhood in the African Experience

An overview of cultural contexts and indigenous literatures concerning the richly varied experience and interpretation of infancy and childhood in selected regions of Africa. Cultural practices such as pregnancy customs, naming ceremonies, puberty rituals, sibling relationships, and gender identity are included. Modern concerns such as child abuse, street children, and other social problems of recent origin involving children are considered in terms of theoretical approaches current in the social sciences. Prerequisites: anthropology major, any social sciences introductory course, Africana studies concentration, or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Africana Studies; Child and Family Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B258 Immigrant Experiences

The course will examine the causes and consequences of immigration by looking at various immigrant groups in the United States in comparison with Western Europe, Japan, and other parts of the world. How is immigration induced and perpetuated? How are the types of migration changing (labor migration, refugee flows, return migration, transnationalism)? How do immigrants adapt differently across societies? We will explore scholarly texts, films, and novels to examine what it means to be an immigrant, what generational and cultural conflicts immigrants experience, and how they identify with the new country and the old country.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples and Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SOCL-B246
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B261 Palestine and Israeli Society

Considers the legacy of Palestine and the centrality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as key in the formation of Israeli society, shaped by ongoing political conflict. New ethnographic writings disclose themes like Zionism, Holocaust, immigration, religion, Palestinian citizenry, Middle Eastern Jews and military occupation and resulting emerging debates among different social sectors and populations. Also considers constitution of ethnographic fields and the shaping of anthropological investigations by arenas of conflict. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and POLS B111 or ANTH B101 or B102 or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Middle East Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): HEBR-B261; HIST-B261
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B265 Dance, Migration and Exile

Highlighting aesthetic, political, social and spiritual powers of dance as it travels, transforms, and is accorded meaning both domestically and transnationally, especially in situations of war and social and political upheaval, this course investigates the re-creation of heritage and the production of new traditions in refugee camps and in diaspora. Prerequisite: a Dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or Peace and Conflict Studies, or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Crosslisting(s): ARTD-B265
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B267 The Development of the Modern Japanese Nation

An introduction to the main social dimensions central to an understanding of contemporary Japanese society and nationhood in comparison to other societies. The course also aims to provide students with training in comparative analysis in sociology.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): SOCL-B267; EAST-B267
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Takenaka,A.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B270 Geoarchaeology

Societies in the past depended on our human ancestors’ ability to interact with their environment. Geoarchaeology analyzes these interactions by combining archaeological and geological techniques to document human behavior while also reconstructing the past environment. Course meets twice weekly for lecture, discussion of readings and hands on exercises. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology, archaeology or geology.
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP); Scientific Investigation (SI)
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B270; GEOL-B270
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Barber,D., Magee,P.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B275 Cultures and Societies of the Middle East

Through a close reading of ethnographic, historical, and literary materials, this course will introduce students to some of the key conceptual issues and regional distinctions that have emerged from classic and contemporary studies of culture and society in the Middle East. The course will survey the following themes: orientalism; gender and patriarchy; democracy and state-formation; political Islam; oil and Western dominance; media and religion; violence and nationalism; identity and diaspora. Prerequisite: Introduction to Anthropology or equivalent. No knowledge of the Middle East is assumed.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Middle East Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B276 Islam in Europe

This course will focus on recent immigration of Muslims in Europe. Anthropological theories will be helpful for understanding various issues such as the colonization and production of ethnicity, problems of identity concerning different generations and gender. Politics from the points of view of the nation-state will be important. Prerequisite: One course in Anthropology or instructor’s permission.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward: Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B276
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B281 Language in Social Context

Studies of language in society have moved from the idea that language reflects social position/identity to the idea that language plays an active role in shaping and negotiating social position, identity, and experience. This course will explore the implications of this shift by providing an introduction to the fields of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. We will be particularly concerned with the ways in which language is implicated in the social construction of gender, race, class, and cultural/national identity. The course will develop students’ skills in the ethnographic analysis of communication through several short ethnographic projects.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward: Child and Family Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): LING-B281
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B286 Cultural Perspectives on Ethnic Identity in the Post Famine Irish Diaspora

Theoretical perspectives and case studies on exclusion and assimilation in the social construction of Irish ethnic identity in the United States and elsewhere in the Irish diaspora. Symbolic expressions of Irish ethnicity such as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will consider race, class, gender, and religion. Racism and benevolence in the Irish experience will highlight a cultural perspective through use of ethnographies, personal biographies, and literary products such as novels and films. Prerequisite: introductory course in social science or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Crosslisting(s): SOCL-B286
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B287 Sex, Gender and Culture

Introduces students to core concepts and topics of the cultural anthropological study of gender, sexuality difference and power in today’s world. Focusing on the body as a site of lived experience, the course explores the varied intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, economics, class, location and sexual preference that produce different experiences for people both within and across nations. Particular attention will be paid to how gender and other forms of difference are shaped and transformed by global forces,and how these processes are gendered and raced. Topics include: scientific discourses, femininity/masculinity, marriage and intimacy, media and childhood, gender and variance, systems of inequality, race and ethnicity, sexuality, queer theory, labor, globalization and social change, and others. Prerequisites: ANTH B102 or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Uzwiak,B.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B290 The Prehistory of Iberia

During the past million years, the Iberian Peninsula has served as a crossroads for many waves of human and hominid migration. In this course, we will examine the traces that these peoples have left behind as well as fluctuations and changes in their environment that shape where they settle and how they make their living. We will look at Pre-Neandertal and Neandertal sites (Atapuerca, Gibraltar, Lagar Velho, Zafarraya), Upper Paleolithic tool cultures and art, later migrations of cultures into the region via the Mediterranean and the Atlantic during the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages (Bell-Beaker phenomenon, Celts, Phoenicians, and Greeks), the origin of the Basques, and finally the coalescence of Iberian cultures recorded by the Romans. Prerequisites: ANTH B101 or permission of the instructor 
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hutton, V.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B303 History of Anthropological Theory

A consideration of the history of anthropological theories and the discipline of anthropology as an academic discipline that seeks to understand and explain society and culture as its subjects of study. Several vantage points on the history of anthropological theory are engaged to enact an historically charged anthropology of a disciplinary history. Anthropological theories are considered not only as a series of models, paradigms, or orientations, but as configurations of thought, technique, knowledge, and power that reflect the ever-changing relationships among the societies and cultures of the world. Prerequisite: at least one additional anthropology course at the 200 or 300 level.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Kilbride,P.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B312 Anthropology of Reproduction

An examination of social and cultural constructions of reproduction, and how power in everyday life shapes reproductive behavior and its meaning in Western and non-Western cultures. The influence of competing interests within households, communities, states, and institutions on reproduction is considered. Prerequisite: at least one 200-level ethnographic area course or permission of instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Child and Family Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B316 Gender in South Asia

Examines gender as a culturally and historically constructed category in the modern South Asian context, focusing on the ways in which everyday experiences of and practices relating to gender are informed by media, performance, and political events. Prerequisite: One 200-level course including material on a non-Western society and permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B317 Disease and Human Evolution

Pathogens and humans have been having an “evolutionary arms race” since the beginning of our species. In this course, we will look at methods for tracing diseases in our distant past through skeletal and genetic analyses as well as tracing the paths and impacts of epidemics that occurred during the historic past. We will also address how concepts of Darwinian medicine impact our understanding of how people might be treated most effectively. There will be a midterm, a final, and an essay and short presentation on a topic developed by the student relating to the class.  Prerequisites: ANTH B101 or permission of the instructor. 
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Hutton, V.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B322 Anthropology of the Body

This course examines a diversity of meanings and interpretations of the body in anthropology. It explores anthropological theories and methods of studying the body and social difference via a series of topics including the construction of the body in medicine, identity, race, gender, sexuality and as explored through cross-cultural comparison. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 and preferably a 200 level cultural anthropology course.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B330 Archaeological Theory and Method

A history of archaeology from the Renaissance to the present with attention to the formation of theory and method; special units on gender and feminist theory and post-modern approaches.
Requirement(s): Division III: Humanities
Crosslisting(s): ARCH-B330
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B331 Advanced Topics in Medical Anthropology

The purpose of the course is to provide a survey of theoretical frameworks used in medical anthropology, coupled with topical subjects and ethnographic examples. The course will highlight a number of sub-specializations in the field of medical anthropology, coupled with topical subjects and ethnographic examples. The course will highlight a number of sub-specializations in the field of Medical Anthropology including genomics, science and technology studies, ethnomedicine, cross-cultural psychiatry/psychology, cross-cultural bioethics, ecological approaches to studying health and behavior, and more. Prerequisites: ANTH B102
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Pashigian,M.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B333 Anthropological Demography

Anthropological demography examines human population structure and dynamics through the understanding of birth, death and migration processes. It includes study of the individual’s life history. Population dynamics in small- and large-scale societies, the history of human populations and policy implications of demographic processes in the developed and developing world will be discussed through a cross-cultural perspective.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B335 Topics in City and Media

Mass media raises ever-changing global issues in study and praxis in Cities. This advanced seminar looks closely at media through a limited lens - the mediation of a single city (Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Los Angeles), questions of genre (cinema, television, web) or around particular theoreticians and questions (Barthes and myth; Marxism and media). Topics will vary. Current topic description: This course examines different forms of popular culture in East Asia. Looking at TV soap operas, animation, music, and fast food, we will explore how class, gender and national identities are constructed and contested through pop culture that is shaped by these social relationships in specific political and historical contexts.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B335
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Zhang,J.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B336 Evolutionary Biology: Advanced Topics

A seminar course on current issues in evolution. Discussion based on readings from the primary literature. Topics vary from year to year. One three-hour discussion a week. Prerequisite: BIOL 236 or permission of instructor.
Crosslisting(s): BIOL-B336; GEOL-B336
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B337 Comparative Colonial Formations

This course aims to comparatively examine the key features of settler colonialism and its legacies in the 20th centuries. Settler colonialism will be re-examined in light of recent scholarship which defines it as a particular kind of colonial venture that has focused on eliminating indigenous populations and seizing land.
Counts toward: Peace and Conflict Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B338 Applied Anthropology: Ethics, Methods & Rights

This course will explore anthropology and social change, specifically how anthropologists challenge forms of oppression and injustice. Through readings, discussions, and practice, we will examine and radically reconsider what anthropology has been, what it is, and what it can be as a tool for engaging the world outside academia. We will read a variety of examples of how public anthropologists have used ethnographic methods to address social inequalities both in the United States and globally. We will discuss both the process and product of such research and myriad ways that insight from ethnographic fieldwork and qualitative analysis lends visibility and public voice to a variety of issues including human rights, health, poverty and inequality, homelessness, humanitarian aid, and war. Prerequisites: ANTH B102 or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Uzwiak,B.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B341 Cultural Perspectives on Marriage and Family

This course considers various theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of cross-cultural constructions of marriage and the family. Sociobiology, deviance, feminism, social constructionism, and cultural evolutionary approaches will be compared using primarily anthropological-ethnographic case examples. Cultural material from Africa and the United States will be emphasized. Applications will emphasize current U.S. socially contested categories such as same-sex marriage, plural marriage, gender diversity, divorce, and the blended family. Prerequisites: any history, biology, or social science major.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Africana Studies; Child and Family Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B347 Advanced Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

An in-depth examination of crucial issues and particular cases of interest to advanced students in peace and conflict studies through common readings and student projects. Various important theories of conflict and conflict management are compared and students undertake semester-long field research. The second half of the semester focuses on student research topics with continued exploration of conflict-resolution theories and research methods. Prerequisite: POLS 206, 111, or Haverford’s POLS 247.
Counts toward: Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): POLS-B347
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B350 Advanced Topics in Gender Studies

This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Counts toward: Gender and Sexuality Studies
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Kilbride,P.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B351 Transnationalism, Culture and Globalization

Introduces students to transnationalism, globalization and what it means to live in culturally diverse societies. Through media, art, technology, fashion, food, and music this course examines the sociopolitical contours of contemporary multiculturalism in our globalizing world. The course will examine the impact of global forces such as immigration, media, and labor markets on cultural diversity. We will look critically at the concept of multiculturalism as it differs across the world, and consider the power of culture as a means of oppression as well as a tool for social change. We will consider how people create and deploy culture through art production, visual media, social movements and other phenomena. Prerequisites: ANTH B102 or permission of the instructor. 
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Uzwiak,B.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B359 Topics in Urban Culture and Society

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Counts toward: Environmental Studies
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B360; HART-B359; SOCL-B360
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B360 Advanced Topics in Human Evolution

This course will explore central issues in the study of human origins. We will examine Miocene hominoids from Africa, Asia, and Europe to better understand the ongoing debate about the origins of the hominin lineage, particularly issues pertaining to the location and hominoid group from which hominins arose. We will also look at the earliest putative hominins from Africa within the context of the earlier Miocene hominoids for a better understanding of their taxonomic position. Prerequisite: ANTH 209.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B382 Religious Fundamentalism in the Global Era

Through a comparison of Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Hindu political movements, the course seeks to investigate the religious turn in national and transnational contexts. We will also seek to find commonalities and differences in religious movements, and religious regimes, while considering the aspects of globalization which usher in new kinds of transnational affiliation. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Anthropology, Political Science or History or permission of the instructor.
Requirement(s): Division I or Division III
Counts toward: Middle East Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B382; POLS-B382
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2012-13)

ANTH B398 Senior Conference

The topic of each seminar is determined in advance in discussion with seniors. Sections normally run through the entire year and have an emphasis on empirical research techniques and analysis of original material. Class discussions of work in progress and oral and written presentations of the analysis and results of research are important. A senior’s thesis is the most significant writing experience in the seminar.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Kilbride,P., Pashigian,M., Hutton, V.
(Fall 2012)

ANTH B399 Senior Conference

The topic of each seminar is determined in advance in discussion with seniors. Sections normally run through the entire year and have an emphasis on empirical research techniques and analysis of original material. Class discussions of work in progress and oral and written presentations of the analysis and results of research are important. A senior’s thesis is the most significant writing experience in the seminar.
Requirement(s): Division I: Social Science
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s): Kilbride,P., Pashigian,M., Hutton, V.
(Spring 2013)

ANTH B403 Supervised Work

Independent work is usually open to junior and senior majors who wish to work in a special area under the supervision of a member of the faculty and is subject to faculty time and interest.
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

ANTH B425 Praxis III: Independent Study

Counts toward: Praxis Program
Units: 1.0
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013)