Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 207 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

Introduction to social and cultural anthropology; cultural theory, social structure, human ecology, language and culture, technology, religion, art, and literature. GenEd II.D or Core: Global Perspectives.

ANTH 209 ANTHROPOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE (3)

Applies the anthropological perspective and methodology to the study of the institutions of American culture and the distinctive ways of life encompassed by it. GenEd II.C.2 or Core: The United States as a Nation.

ANTH 210 HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Major social institutions,such as politics, economics, religion and social structure will be viewed cross-culturally. Honors College course. Special permit only. GenEd II.D or Core: Global Perspectives.

ANTH 211 HONORS ANTHROPOLOGY OF AMERICAN CULTURE (3)

Applies the anthropological perspective and methodology to the study of the institutions of American culture and the distinctive ways of life encompassed by it. Honors College course. Special permit only. GenEd II.C.2.

ANTH 212 PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

The study of humans: their biological and cultural development through time. Not open to students who have taken ANTH 208. Core: Lab and Non-Lab Sciences or GenEd II.A.

ANTH 307 KOREA AND GLOBALIZATION (3)

Tensions and contradictions in Korean society and culture brought about by globalization; Koreans in diaspora, and Korea as a globalized, multicultural nation; Korean culture as a global commodity consumed outside of Korea. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 311 ARCHAEOLOGY OF MARYLAND (3)

Prehistory of Maryland from initial settlement until the European contact. Prerequisite: ANTH 208.

ANTH 321 ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER (3)

Anthropological analysis of gender in a global context, including contemporary forms of gender inequality and diverse meanings of gender across cultures; themes include gender, colonialism, and capitalism; the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class; kinship, nationalism, and reproduction; and gendered labor in the global economy. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.

ANTH 325 MORAL PANICS (3)

Anthropological theories and methods used to analyze moral panics; role of the global media in the uclture of fear. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 327 ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH (3)

Examination of mortuary archaeology to understand how burials inform archaeologists about topics such as kinship, status, gender, politics, doctrines, and maintenance of social order in past societies. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208/ANTH 212.

ANTH 328 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

An introduction to the methods, theory, and laboratory analyses of forensic anthropology. Prerequisite: ANTH 208/ANTH 212.

ANTH 331 ESKIMO ETHNOGRAPHY (3)

Survey of the social and cultural worlds of the Inuit (Eskimo). Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 341 INFORMATION AGE CULTURES (3)

Anthropological study of institutions, organizations and dilemmas common to an "information age." GenEd II.A. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 346 WEALTH, POWER AND POLITICS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (3)

Political systems and the distribution of power in egalitarian, ranked, and stratified societies will be examined. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.

ANTH 351 DRUGS IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (3)

Examines from an anthropological perspective drug production and organization of supply worldwide; its impact on the peoples, economy, polity, and cultures of involved countries; and the diversity of drug policies and national responses. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.

ANTH 352 ANTHROPOLOGY OF MEDIA (3)

Ethnographic approaches to the analysis of media-based culture; media-based work of anthropologist and other cultural producers specific to various geographic locations. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 353 LATINAS IN THE AMERICAS (3)

Anthropological perspective stressing "emic" or insider view; structural constraints of class, gender, and race; women's agency is used to understand the diverse experiences of Latin American women with colonization, independence, revolution, development, and structural readjustment. Prerequisite: ANTH 207, ANTH 208, or WMST 231 or consent of instructor.

ANTH 357 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC CRIME ANALYSIS (3)

Forensic science with a focus on crime scene processing; consideration of the crime scene from an anthropological and archaeological perspective; general coverage of death investigation, latent prints, trace evidence, firemark and toolmark identification, impression evidence, and forensic computer analysis. Prerequisite: CRMJ 254 or ANTH 208 or SOCI 101; or open to majors in Forensic Chemistry.

ANTH 364 RELIGION, MAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT (3)

The world view, beliefs, and rituals of selected non-literate peoples considered with reference to religion as a universal category of human culture. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 365 NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (3)

The traditional culture of native North Americans and their socio-cultural place in modern American society. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 366 SOUTH AMERICAN INDIANS (3)

Survey of the cultures of the native peoples of South America in Pre-Columbian times and the situation of contemporary tribal peoples of South America. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 367 PEOPLES OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3)

Survey of the Middle East as a cultural area with emphasis on culture change. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 368 GLOBALIZATION IN CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (3)

Analyzes various approaches to globalization and examines the consequences of globalization and development among selected contemporary populations, primarily in the Southern countries of the world. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or SOCI 101.

ANTH 369 TRADITION & REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA (3)

Legacies, both real and imagined, of revolution in contemporary politics and social change in Latin America; new forms of resistance and movements for social and economic justice in the Global South. Prerequisite: SOCI 101, ANTH 207, or ANTH 208.

ANTH 370 TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

An examination of current topics in anthropology, designed for non-majors as well as majors. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.

ANTH 380 ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD METHODS (3)

The history, theory, and methods of ethnographic field research in anthropology. Current issues in anthropological fieldwork. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 381 ARCHEOLOGICAL METHODS AND THEORY (3)

Methods of excavating and recording archaeological data. Investigation of problems of current research interest. Prerequisite: ANTH 212.

ANTH 382 VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

Study of ethnographic media and representation of various cultures globally; theories and methods related to the production of various forms of visual anthropology. Prerequisite: ANTH 207.

ANTH 383 NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

Regional survey of the prehistory of native North American cultures. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.

ANTH 385 ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

Analysis of pre-Columbian Native American environmental adaptations. Special focus on Ancestral Puebloans in the American Southwest. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.

ANTH 387 NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHAEOASTRONOMY (3)

Prehistoric roots of astronomy in the New World emphasizing the American Southwest. Celestial motions, calendar development, related folklore, and case studies concerning solstice and equinox observations. Prerequisite: ANTH 207 or ANTH 208.

ANTH 388 RETHINKING INDIGENEITY (3)

Indigenous traditions, ideals, and customs and their impact on contemporary law, economics, politics, and ways of life; how indigenous peoples organize and present themselves in national and global debates over citizenship, resource politics, and participatory democracy; anthropology's historical role in defining the indigenous "other" and recent politicization of the concept of indigeneity as a language to create change. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or ANTH 207.

ANTH 391 ARCHAEOLOGICAL LAB METHODS (3)

Artifact analyses from prehistoric site excavations; archaeological data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: ANTH 208.

ANTH 393 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL (3-6)

Fieldwork conducted in a prehistoric archaeological site in the Maryland area. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: ANTH 208.

ANTH 401 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY (3)

Survey of the theoretical contributions made by American, British and Continental anthropologists. Satisfies the university's second writing course requirement. Requires grade of C or better to fulfill Gen Ed or Core requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, ANTH 207, and 9 units of anthropology. GenEd I.D or Core: Advanced Writing Seminar.

ANTH 450 LIFE IN THE CITY (3)

Analysis of the history and socioeconomic conditions of domestic and foreign cities through the lens of urban anthropology; application of urban anthropology theory and methods to Baltimore city through fieldwork and civic engagement activities. Prerequisites: ANTH 207 and two upper-level cultural anthropology courses.

ANTH 457 ADVANCED FORENSIC INVESTIGATION (3)

Advanced methods and techniques used to process and interpret the crime scene, collect and package evidence, and prepare and present evidence in legal contexts. Coverage of forensic entomology, latent print development techniques, impression evidence casting and recovery, chemical enhancement of bloodstains, and forensic archaeology. Prerequisite: ANTH 357. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.

ANTH 470 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (1-3)

An examination of current topics in Anthropology designed for junior and senior majors. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: ANTH 207 and 6 additional hours of anthropology.

ANTH 491 INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY I (3)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to anthropological inquiry and application of anthropological knowledge. Although opportunities to do anthropologically oriented fieldwork in the community will usually be available, placement in agencies dedicated to anthropological inquiry may not always be possible. Students may elect to take one term for 3 units (ANTH 491) or two terms for 3 units each (ANTH 491 & ANTH 492), in one agency for both terms or in a different agency each term. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. A fee is charged for each term a student is involved in the internship. Prerequisites: concentration in anthropology; junior standing and consent of internship coordinator.

ANTH 492 INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY II (3)

Supervised experience in work setting which facilitates understanding of roles and relationships relevant to anthropological inquiry and application of anthropological knowledge. Although opportunities to do anthropologically oriented fieldwork in the community will usually be available, placement in agencies dedicated to anthropological inquiry may not always be possible. Students may elect to take one term for 3 units (ANTH 491) or two terms for 3 units each (ANTH 491 and ANTH 492), in one agency for both terms or in a different agency each semester. No more than 3 units may be earned in a term without consent of the chair, which will be granted only when agency requirements and student needs make it appropriate. A fee is charged for each term a student is involved in the internship. Prerequisites: concentration in anthropology; junior standing and consent of internship coordinator.

ANTH 495 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (3)

Supervised research and anthropological investigation leading to preparation of a research project or a supervised field experience. For senior students with a concentration in anthropology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisites: at least 12 units in ANTH and consent of department chair.

ANTH 498 READINGS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (HONORS) (4)

A survey of the relevant scholarly literature under the guidance of a staff member who will direct the student's research. Prerequisite: consent of the departmental honors coordinator.

ANTH 499 HONORS THESIS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (4)

Supervised research and anthropological investigation involving library and/or field experiences and culminating in a written report. Prerequisite: consent of the departmental honors coordinator.