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4000 Level Courses

4400E - Anthropological Thought

Exploration of current anthropological debates and contemporary theoretical frameworks as they may be used in the analysis of anthropological problems and thought. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequiste(s): Anthro 3301E or Anthro 3333F/G and registration in year 4 in any module.

2017-2018
Fall/Winter: Mon 9:30-11:30am and Wed 9:30-10:30am  Classroom: SSC-3227 (updated Sept.11)   Instructor: D. Jorgensen

4412G - Language and Power

This course examines linkages between linguistic practices and relations of power, drawing primarily on techniques of discourse analysis. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequiste(s): Year 4 in Anthropology or Linguistics or permission from the department.

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2017-2018
Winter: Wed 10:30 am-1:30 pm    Classroom: SSC-3227    Instructor: T. Granadillo

4429G - Principles of Applied Archaeology

This course will examine the principles and concerns that are integral to the practice of applied archaeology in North America, and the role of applied archaeology in heritage management in general The course will review legislation and professional practices that govern applied archaeologists, and in particular the form of archaeology carried out by consultant archaeologists hired by third parties to undertake archaeological investigations in advance of land development or resource extraction (commonly called Cultural Resource Management - CRM). 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course. Cross-listed with Grad students. Application required.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequiste(s): Registration in fourth year in any program, and permission of the instructor.

-2017-2018
Winter: Mon 1:30-4:30pm    Classroom: SSC-3315    Instructor: P. Timmins

4430F/G - Supervised Readings/Research in Anthropology

Individual reading and research of current interest in Anthropology. Students are responsible for making arrangements with an Anthropology faculty member and then submit a completed application to the Anthropology Main Office.  0.5 course.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequiste(s): Registration in fourth year in any program with approval from the Instructor and the Department Chair.

4493F - Advanced Special Topics in Anthropology. Topic: Digital Archaeology and Digital Heritage

What are the possibilities and issues when a material, tangible past can be interacted with and “handled” intangibly and online? What does it mean for archaeological datasets to be “borne digitally”? How does this digital world change methodologies, analyses, and even how we interpret the archaeological heritage? The intent of this course is to understand the implications of a digital archaeology, and of a digital heritage arising from that archaeology. It is not a how-to course for using digital equipment, designing webpages, an introduction to database schema, a history of the internet, or digital and online methodologies... though we will likely be tripping over those subjects throughout the course. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course. Cross-listed with Grad students. Application required.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequiste(s): Registration in fourth year in any program.

2017-2018
Fall: Mon 1:30-4:30 pm    Classroom: SSC-3315    Instructor: N. Ferris

4498B - Advanced Special Topics in Anthropology: Topic: Paleodiet and Paleopathology

This course will explore disease and diet in past human populations with particular focus on the interaction of health and nutrition. A range of topics within paleopathology, the study of ancient disease, and paleodiet, the study of ancient diet, will be investigated to learn what can and cannot be discerned about human health through the analyses of skeletal and dental remains from archaeological contexts. 3 lecture hours. 0.5 course. Cross-listed with Grad students. Application required.

Antirequisite(s): -
Prerequiste(s): Registration in fourth year, and permission of the instructor. Anthropology 3338F/G: Skeletal Biology or equivalent background is strongly recommended.

2017-2018
Winter: Tue 1:30-4:30 pm    Classroom: SSC-2257    Instructor: A. Waters-Rist