4000-Level Courses

2019/2020

4400E-001   Anthropological Thought  (Prof Jorgensen)

Exploration of current anthropological debates and contemporary theoretical frameworks as they may be used in the analysis of anthropological problems and thought.

Credit value: 1.0         3 lecture hours with in-class breakout sessions.

4409G-001  Anthropology of Ethics and Morality  (Prof Beckett)

Through an anthropological approach to the study of ethics and morality, the course explores how value and meaning are socially, culturally, and historically produced. It covers a range of ethnographic case studies that explore how ethical and moral values operate in various contexts, from everyday talk to international humanitarian intervention.

Credit Value: 0.5        3 lecture/seminar hours       Course full. 

Application required. This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.

4412G-001  Language and Power  (Prof Granadillo)

This course examines linkages between linguistic practices and relations of power, drawing primarily on tools and methodologies of Linguistic Anthropology and Discourse Analysis. Topics such as racism, disability, migration will be addressed.

Credit value: 0.5       3 lecture/seminar hours        Course full.

Application required. This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.

4422G-001  Activity and Energetics in the Past  (Prof Stock)

This course explores the interaction between habitual activity and energetics throughout human evolution, prehistory, and the recent past. Particular focus will be placed on the energetic biology of species, and how it has changed throughout human evolution in relation to habitual activity and changing resources use.

Credit Value: 0.5        3 lecture/seminar hours         Course full.

Application required. This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.

4424F-001  Analytical Techniques in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology  (Prof Nelson)

This course explores how analytical techniques are applied in archaeology and bioanthropology. The focus is not on any specific analytical technique per se. Rather, the coursefocuses on the theoretical context and paradigm within which techniques are applied and results interpreted and the broad anthropological questions that they can address.

Credit value: 0.5       3 lecture/seminar hours        Course full.

Application required. This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.

4429G-001  Principles of Applied Archaeology  (Prof Timmins)

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. The course will review legislation and professional practices that govern applied archaeologists who undertake Cultural Resource Management (CRM).

Credit Value: 0.5     3 lecture/seminar hours    

Application required. Contact the Department for details: anthro-staff@uwo.ca

This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.

4430F/G-001   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.

Credit value: 0.5         Application required

This course is designed for fourth year students in Anthropology and requires approval by an instructor and the Department Chair.

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4493G-001  Advanced Special Topics - Mortuary Archaeology (Prof Nelson)

This course takes a cross-cultural and deep temporal perspective on how different societies have dealt with the loss of one of their members.  Mortuary archaeology draws on many different threads in Anthropology, including ethnography, cultural theory, bioarchaeology, archaeological theory, forensic analysis to name only a few.  It also reaches beyond the bounds of Anthropology to draw on research in Sociology, Biology and other disciplines to take a truly interdisciplinary approach to how societies deal with death.

Credit value: 0.5       3 lecture/seminar hours        Course full.

Application required. This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.

4494F-001  Advanced Special Topics - Collaboration in Anthropology  (Prof Walsh)

This course addresses of some of the many ways in which “collaboration” features in anthropological work today. Following some discussion of the history of “collaboration” (the practice and the concept) in the discipline, we will consider why it is that this term has come to carry such weight in recent years. Is “collaboration” just a synonym for kinds of anthropological work that have been going on since the early years of the discipline, or does the rising prominence of this term suggest something more? 

Credit value: 0.5          3 lecture/seminar hours       Course full.

Application required. This course is cross-listed with graduate students in Anthropology.