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3000 Level Courses

3237B - Field Techniques in Linguistcs

Students elicit and record linguistic data from a native speaker of a designated language and then study its phonological and lexical-grammatical systems. Selected aspects of the language are analyed in terms of current problems in linguistic theory. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): ANTH 2237A/B
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1027A/B or LING 2288A/B, ANTH 2247A/B and ANTH 2248A/B.

2016-2017
Winter term: TUE 9:30-10:30am and WED 11:30am-1:30pm    SSC-3102    Instructor: T. Granadillo

3301E - Concepts of Society and Culture

Examines the various principles around which different kinds of societies are organized, by examining both classic anthropological works (first term) and the construction of social formations over time in contexts of differential power (second term). 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): At least 0.5 from ANTH 2211F/G, 2212F/G, 2216F/G, 2217F/G, 2218F/G, 2219F/G, 2222F/G, and registration in Year 3 or 4 in any module.

2016-2017
Fall/Winter:  THU 8:30-11:30am   SSC-2257   Instructor: K. Clark

3305G - History, Territory and the Politics of Identity

Drawing on theory and practice from the social and natural sciences, this course is an examination of the material world. It offers students an oppportunity to become familiar with how the material culture comes into being, how it can be studied and what it can tell us about societies over time. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Any Arts and Humanities or Social Science 0.5 or 1.0 essay course and registration in year 3 or 4 in any program.

2016-2017
Winter term:  MON 2:30-5:30pm   UCC-54B   Instructor: R. Farah

3307A - Field Methods in Archaeology

This course provides a practical introduction to field methods and preliminary laboratory techniques of archaeology. Practical training will be given at a field camp to be held at an archaeological site near London. Lecture and lab, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Anthropology 2229F/G and registration in Anthropology module Year 3 or 4. Application required

2016-2017
Fall term:  FRI 8:30am-2:30pm   Instructor: P. Timmins

3309F - Hunting and Gathering Societies

An overview of issues concerning hunter-gatherers from both an archaeological and ethnographic perspective. Topics include: the usefulness of the "hunter-gatherer" category, debates about the original state of human nature, and the causes of subsistence and societal variability including the shift to agriculture and the development of non-egalitarian societies. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Any Arts and Humanities or Social Science 0.5 or 1.0 essay course.

2016-2017
Fall term: MON 12:30-1:30pm and WED 11:30am-1:30pm   TC-201   Instructor: C. Ellis

3310B - Zooarchaeology

An introduction to the range of information about past human groups gleaned from the animal remains. Lectures will cover various topics in zooarchaeological theory and practice. Labs will teach the basics of skeletal identification for fish, birds and mammals, and will provide experience in the identification of fragmentary archaeological remains. 3 lecture/lab hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2229F/G.

2016-2017
Winter term: TUE 1:30-4:30pm    SSC-2257    Instructor: L. Hodgetts

3311G - Bioarchaeology - Practice and Theory

An introduction to current theoretical and methodological issues in bioarchaeology. Use of ancient human, animal, and plant tissues to reconstruct relationships among biology, culture and environment in international contexts is emphasized. Topics include: diet, demography, disease, identity, mobility, landscape, childhood, gender, ideology, political economy, violence, work, urbanism, and globalization. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2226A/B or ANTH 2229F/G or permission of the instructor.

2016-2017
Winter term: TUE 9:30am-12:30pm   SSC-2257   Instructor: A. Nelson

3325F/G - Readings in Anthropology

Individual reading and research of current interest in Anthropology. Students must make arrangements with a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. An application must be completed with approval from the Instructor and the Chair.  0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Registration in third year in any program with approval from the instructor and the Department Chair.

3331F - Reading Ethnography

Ethnographies are the written products of fieldwork in sociocultural anthropology. This course will introduce students to ethnography by guiding them through readings of classic and recent examples of the genre, concerning diverse topics, people and contexts. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between ethnographic research and writing. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year in any Anthropology module.

2016-2017
Fall term: TUE 1:30 - 4:30pm   SSC-3102   Instructor: R. Darnell

3335F – Historical Linguistics

This course provides an introduction to comparative linguistics. Issues to be discussed will include the study of historical relationships, reconstruction of proto-languages and the implications of linguistic reconstructions for culture history. Current theoretical issues, such as the nature of sound change will also be discussed. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1027A/B or LING 2288A/B, and ANTH 2247A/B and registration in year 3 or 4 in any module.

2016-2017
Fall term: TUE 9:30am-12:30pm   TH-3101   Instructor: O. Kharytonava

3336F – Topics in Human Evolution

This course provides an overview of the fossil evidence for human evolution as a background for the critical examination of controversies in the field. Areas to be explored include human taxonomy, the evolution of human behaviour and the origin of modern humans. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2226A/B and registration in year 3 or 4 in any module.

2016-2017
Fall term: TUE 9:30am-12:30pm   SSC-2257   Instructor: A. Nelson

3338F – Skeletal Biology

An exploration of the role that skeletal material plays in providing anthropological information. Emphasis will be placed on the analytical techniques used in osteology and odontology for: measuring biological adaptability in archaeological populations; creating individual biographies; the reconstruction of cultural activities. 1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 2226A/B and registration in Year 3 or 4 in any module.

2016-2017
Fall term: WED 7:00-10:00pm   SSC-2257   Instructor: A. Wade

3396B - Special Topics in Anthropology: Artifact Analysis & Collections Management

This experiential learning course will explore the approaches used in archaeology in identifying and analysing artifact object collections. This course will provide students with an introduction to the identification, analysis and interpretation of major types of cultural materials commonly recovered from archaeological sites. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year in any program.

2016-2017
Winter term: THU 2:30-5:30pm   SSC-2257   Instructor: N. Ferris