Chaise LaDousa, Chair
Charlotte Beck (F)
Haeng-ja Sachiko Chung
George T. Jones
Nathan B. Goodale (S)
The department offers two tracks within the concentration of anthropology: cultural anthropology and archaeology. A student must choose one of these two tracks.
A track in cultural anthropology consists of a minimum of 10 courses: 106 or 108; 113, 114 or 115; 126, 127, or 201; 358; 440; and five other courses. Prospective concentrators are encouraged to take 358 as early as possible because it must be completed by the end of the junior year. All concentrators, especially those planning graduate studies, are advised to take a course in statistics. Concentrators must fulfill their Senior Project requirement through satisfactory completion of the Senior Seminar (440), which emphasizes the critical evaluation of scholarship as well as primary data culminating in a research paper. Concentrators with a departmental average of 3.3 (88) or higher at the close of their senior fall semester and a B+ or better in the Senior Seminar may pursue honors through 560, an individual project under the direct supervision of a member of the department. To receive honors, a grade of A- or higher must be earned on the thesis.
A track in archaeology consists of a minimum of 10 courses: 106 or 108; 113, 114, 115, 126 or 127; 325, 358, and 441; and five other courses, one of which must be 210, 234, 243, 245 or 249. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to take the field course (280), as well as a statistics course and courses in geosciences, biology or chemistry. Prospective concentrators are encouraged to take 325 and 358 as early as possible because both must be completed by the end of the junior year. Concentrators must fulfill their senior project requirements through satisfactory completion of the Senior Seminar (441), which emphasizes the critical evaluation of scholarship as well as primary data culminating in a research paper. Concentrators with a departmental average of 3.3 (88) or higher at the close of their senior fall semester and a B+ or better in the Senior Seminar may pursue honors through 560, an individual project under the direct supervision of a member of the department. To receive honors, a grade of A- or higher must be earned on the thesis.
A minor in anthropology consists of five courses, one of which must be at the 100 level and one of which must be at the 300 level. A student may elect to take one each from 106 and 108, 113, 114, 115, 126 or 127 as two of their five courses. Note to juniors and seniors: The following Anthropology Department courses have no prerequisite: 201 and 225. In addition, prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor for 243, 249, 270, 315, 360 and 361.
113F,S Cultural Anthropology.
Cross-cultural approaches to the study of social structure, polity, economic behavior and belief systems. Anthropological methods of analysis of nonliterate, peasant and complex contemporary societies. Not open to seniors or to students who have taken 114 or 115. Vasantkumar (Fall), The Department (Spring).
114F Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: From Fieldwork to Ethnography.
Introduces crucial ideas in cultural anthropology such as space, time, race, language, relations, identity, body, gender, food, sexuality and/or fashion. Examines various cultures by simultaneously scrutinizing your own and using it as your comparative reference point. (Proseminar.) Not open to juniors, seniors or to students who have taken 113 or 115. Maximum enrollment, 16. Chung.
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Controversies in Cultural Anthropology.
The history and contemporary practice of cultural anthropology as seen through the emergence, development and (sometimes) resolution of key controversies. Examples drawn from diverse geographical areas and temporal areas include: amateur vs. professional fieldwork, scientific vs. interpretive approaches, study of race, Mead/Freeman debate over nature and nurture and other controversies. (Proseminar.) Not open to seniors, juniors or students who have taken 113 or 114. Maximum enrollment, 16.
126F Language and Sociolinguistics.
Fundamental linguistic principles (phonetics and phonology, grammar and syntax, lexicon), language change processes and linguistic manifestations of social structure such as race, class, gender. (Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.) Not open to seniors or to students who have taken 127. Urciuoli.
127S Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology.
Fundamental linguistic principles (phonetics and phonology, grammar and syntax, lexicon), the ethnography of communication, and the relation of language to cultural principles and practices. (Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.) Not open to seniors or to students who have taken 126. Urciuoli.
Linguistic Theory: A Brief History.
A general examination of the nature of language. Topics include the history of ideas about language; philosophical and cognitive aspects of language; evolutionary, structural and generative approaches to the analysis of language. (Writing-intensive.) (Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.) Prerequisite, 126, 127 or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 20.
Topics in Japanese Linguistics.
This course explores Japanese phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Students will compare Japanese with English and examine universal perspectives of language. (Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.) Prerequisite, 110, Anthropology 201 or consent of instructor. (Same as East Asian Languages and Literatures 205.)
J Pop! Japanese Popular Culture(s).
What is "Japanese culture?" Pays special attention to contemporary pop cultures in Japan. Investigates celebrity, music, theatre, anime (Japanese animation) and/or manga (Japanese graphic novels and comics) that are created and consumed in Japan and beyond. Draws comparisons with other cultures and contextualizes various cultural phenomena theoretically. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or Asian studies.
214F The Politics of Difference.
Emergence of "race" and "culture" as terms and associated concepts from history of colonial relations and in 20th-century anthropological thought. History and development of interrelation among terms and concepts with attention to historical and cross-cultural contexts, including space, class and gender, cultural racism in contemporary Europe, diversity and multiculturalism in contemporary U.S., and additional cases elsewhere in the world. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology. (Same as Africana Studies 214.) Vasantkumar.
219/319F Pragmatics and Language Acquisition.
Examines interface phenomena between pragmatics and language acquisition. Students will learn theoretical issues of semantics/pragmatics and the theory of the first language acquisition. Target languages to examine various phenomena are Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English. (Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.) (Same as East Asian Languages and Literatures 219/319 and Education Studies 219.) Kamiya.
222S Cultures in Japan and Beyond.
Explores implications of plural "cultures." Cultural practices often transform over time, and people may bring cultural habits to new places, negotiate with cultural conditions of new locales and create hybrid cultures. By deconstructing singular notions of Japanese culture and Japan as a nation-state, investigates the plural cultures that exist both within Japan and that emerge from interactions with other countries and peoples in the world. Critically and theoretically analyzes a concept central to anthropology: — cultures. Prerequisite, One course in anthropology or Asian studies 180 or consent of instructor. Chung.
Cursing and Taboo Language.
Cussing and cursing are tools of boundary-making, play, performance, power, protest, and alarm. This course analyzes taboo language ranging from profane slurs, duels, and slip-ups, to the insidious mocking of language itself. Students do ethnographic fieldwork to test social rules and theories, while writing unconventional essays about cultural values, linguistic histories and psycho-social processes shaping "bad language." (Writing-intensive.) (Same as Religious Studies 223.) Maximum enrollment, 20.
225S Phonetics and Phonology: The Analysis of Sound.
How the sounds of language are produced. The structure of sound systems in a variety of languages (including non-European). Organization of field projects: data collection, transcription analysis. Urciuoli.
Resistance and Rebirth in Mesoamerica.
Explores the transformation of the Native cultures from the contact period to the present, introducing students to Mesoamerica and tracing the historical development of political systems, religious movements and social doctrines. Students will examine case studies of Indigenous resistance to colonialism and neocolonialism, from indigenous accommodation of Christianity, to the rise of modern pan-Indigenous activism. (Oral Presentations.) (Same as Religious Studies 127/227.)
Blood and Submission in Native America.
Explores the relationship of conquest and empire in Native American religions. Deals primarily with mythology and cultural history of pre-contact and early colonial Mesoamerica, interpreting precolumbian art, indigenous texts, and indigenous and western historiography. Topics include ancient iconography and writing systems; representation and use of mythology; political organization; religious violence; war and conquest; early Christian missionary activities; & initial Native responses. Spanish speakers are encouraged to enroll. Counts toward Latin American Studies. Prerequisite, Not open to students who have taken Religious Studies 113. (Same as Art History 229 and Religious Studies 229.)
231S Societies of the Middle East.
Exploration of Middle East societies and culture with attention to geography, ethnic groups, social divisions, gender issues, and religion, and to literature, and art and popular culture. Focus on contemporary society with consideration of the enduring presence of historical phenomena. Examination of influences producing unifying and stabilizing effects on societies of the area, particularly factors causing dislocation, discords and internal tensions. Comparative examination of social power, social change and cultural diversity in the region. (Writing-intensive.) Prerequisite, 113, 114, 115, 126, or 127, or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 20. Koukjian.
Comparative Ethnographic Study of Asia.
Explores similarities and differences within Asia through ethnographic research in such countries as Japan and Korea. Examines effects of sexuality, gender, class, citizenship and ethnicity on people's daily lives; impact of post-colonialism and post-cold war social orders on human relationships; influence of hegemonic apparatuses on people to "perform" certain roles versus people's capacity to maintain their integrities. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or Asian Studies 180.
What does it mean to be Chinese? Examines Chineseness across a range of issues (language, territory, ethnicity/nationality, culture) and contexts (legacies of imperial period, ethnic diversity in People's Republic of China, overseas Chinese populations in SE Asia, contemporary popular culture in Hong Kong and Taiwan). Central question: Is there a shared element of "Chineseness" across regional, linguistic, international, historical differences? Prerequisite, one course in anthropology, History/Asian Studies 180 or consent of instructor.
249S China and Tibet.
Approaches the contentious relationship of China and Tibet from historical and anthropological perspectives. Explores claims made by both sides with attention to uses and limits of such concepts as nation-state, empire and diaspora; focuses on how contemporary debates about Tibet are linked in crucial ways to politics of ethnicity and nation in the PRC; undertakes an exploration of constructions of Chineseness emergent in late 19th century; traces the links between Qing imperial expansion and today's PRC as a "unified, multi-ethnic state." Prerequisite, one course in anthropology, History/Asian Studies 180 or consent of instructor. Vasantkumar.
The Languages of East Asia.
Examines Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as other languages found in East Asia. Topics include the syntactic (possible word order, inflections, particles, and combinations of all of them) and phonological structures (phoneme, pitch vs. tone, sound patterns) of these languages; the relationships of the languages to each other; differences and similarities of these languages from the universal point of view; the geographical, social and historical settings. No knowledge of any Asian language necessary. (Same as East Asian Languages and Literatures 255.)
Language, Gender and Sexuality.
Stresses special lessons that anthropology has to teach about the gendered facets of linguistic expression, including the necessity of an approach that is both empirical, including moments of interaction, and critical, exploring issues of power and agency. Considers conceptual benefits and limitations to using gendered difference as a model for sexual difference in the study of linguistic expression. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or consent of instructor. (Same as Women's Studies 257.)
Ethnography of Literacy and Visual Language.
Theory and analysis of communication and meaning in social and cultural context with particular attention devoted to the often-neglected aspects of literate communication. (Writing-intensive.) Prerequisite, 113, 114, 115, 126, 127, or 201, or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 20.
268F Japan Inc: Hierarchy, Power and Resistance.
Explores Japanese domestic and transnational corporations through close reading of ethnographies. Why do companies, workers, commodities, even customers cross regional and national boundaries? How do laws and states affect one’s economic, psychological and cultural life? Special attention to the personal experiences of employees, employers and business partners in behind-the-scenes places, such as locker rooms, cafeterias and outside office spaces. Comparative analysis with the U.S. encouraged; considerations of multiple variables, including gender, race/ethnicity and class, required. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology, Asian Studies 180 or consent of instructor. Chung.
270F,S The Ethnography of Communication.
Theory and analysis of communication and meaning in social and cultural context. (Writing-intensive.) Prerequisite, 113, 114, 115, 126, 127 or 201, or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 20. LaDousa.
Seminar in Linguistic Semiotics.
Focused examination of the nature of meaning as constituted through the formal structures of language (grammatical and semantic) and its pragmatic (social) functions. Strong emphasis on data-oriented analyses. Specific topics may include grammatical classification, comparative morphology, diachronic (historical and sociolinguistic) issues, the relation of discursive process to grammatical formation. (Writing-intensive.) Prerequisite, 126, 127, 201, 270 or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 20.
Peoples in Japan.
An advanced, nuanced, and comparative analysis of ethnographic and media representations of various peoples in and/or from Japan as they relate ideas about nationality and citizenship. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or consent of instructor.
Youth and Cultural Reproduction.
The notion of youth as a lifespan period has grown in salience and pervasiveness in the world. Explores three major aspects of social scientists’ attention to youth: as a category to probe intersections among culture, aesthetics, and class in post-industrial societies; as a means for imagining the relationship between colonial and post-colonial forms of governance; and as a means for tracing the flows of capital among nation-states. Youth thus provides us with a window into pressing concerns in late-20th and early-21st century social science. Prerequisite, 100-level anthropology course or consent of instructor. (Same as Education Studies 311.)
318F,S Anthropology of Education.
Examines the school as a site for the reconstruction of cultural difference. Special attention paid to links between schooling and the nation, to connections between schooling and modernity, and to themes such as discipline, value, gender, language and labor. Examples from Bolivia, Tanzania, India and the United States, among other nation-states. Concludes with a consideration of globalization, specifically the rise in neoliberal approaches in the governance of school systems. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or consent of instructor. (Same as Education Studies 318.) LaDousa.
319S Freaks, Cyborgs, Monsters and Aliens.
Examination of how advances in scientific knowledge and technological innovation have reshaped common understandings of what it means to be human, and affected ideas of the boundaries between human and nonhuman realities. Attention to classic texts on the study of scientific practice combined with focus on recent work in Science Technology and Society (STS) and provocative case studies (including but not limited to, ufos and exobiology, kinship and the new genetics, surgical interventions and trans- bodies, artificial life and nonhuman agency, and cyborgs, monsters and companion species). Prerequisite, two courses in anthropology or consent of instructor. Vasantkumar.
"The Village" in South Asia.
Traverses early and more recent anthropological approaches to rural village social structure, including dimensions of hierarchy, gender, religion, communication and economy, and explores the disposition of recent ethnographic work in South Asia to work on the village. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or consent of instructor.
323S Verbal Art and Performance.
Traces historical shifts in oral performance-based approaches to the study of verbal art. Probes connections between verbal art and notions of tradition, authenticity and heritage — the local and the national. Introduces emerging work in feminist, critical and reflexive stances in scholarship on verbal art. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or consent of instructor. LaDousa.
324S Seminar: Performance in Everyday Life.
Performance emerges in forms ranging from spectacle (film, theatre, carnival, theme park, concert) to daily routine (roles of child, student, friend) to more secretive performance of e.g. racial passing and closeted sexual orientation. Forms of performance thus challenge assumed spatial boundary between front stage and back stage. Analyses of various performance patterns, with implications both explicit and subtle, and with attention to the intersection of ethnicity, gender, class and citizenship. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 12. Chung.
Money, Money, Money: Anthropological Approaches to Exchange, Equivalence and Economy.
We all know what money is. But do we know how it works? Focus on the origins, uses and limits of money to draw broader conclusions about systems of exchange, equivalence and finance. Examples from classic and contemporary texts on African, Melanesian, Soviet, and EuroAmerican contexts. Prerequisite, Anthropology 113, 114, 115, 126, 127 or consent of instructor.
328S Globalization and African Diaspora in Europe.
Europe is a contested site of identity, citizenship and belonging where postcolonial populations have become increasingly visible. Focusing on the lives people of African descent and the border between Europe and Africa, explores globalization in contemporary Europe while examining such issues as economic and political restructuring, border politics, colonial legacies, national and ‘hybrid’ identity, transnationalism, the meaning of ‘home’, humanitarianism and refugees, European immigration policies and detention spaces, and the politics of fear. (Proseminar.) (Same as Africana Studies 328.) Maximum enrollment, 16.
331F Seminar: Sex Work and Emotional Labor.
Introduces the theoretical notions "sex work" and "emotional labor" (managing emotion of self and others), examines lives of sex workers and emotional laborers in depth, and investigates intersections of sex work and emotional labor, using case studies in Asia, America and elsewhere. Emphasizes critical analyses of the historical, structural and social contexts in which workers are situated, paying special attention to race/ethnicity, gender and class. Seminar requires an open mind, capacity to discuss taboo issues and self-evaluation of social biases. Prerequisite, one course in anthropology or women's studies. Maximum enrollment, 12. Chung.
The Anthropology of Globalization and Transnationalism.
Explores anthropological approaches to interconnection on a planetary scale. Specific focus on nationalism, trans-nationalism and globalization in contemporary Asia, broadly construed. Brings into critical focus the pros and cons of focusing on Asia in terms of an area studies paradigm. Asia-specific sources will be supplemented by materials that discuss similar processes at work in different territorial locations. Prerequisite, one course in cultural anthropology. Maximum enrollment, 12.
Topics in Indigenous Studies: Shamanism.
Religious specialists’ expertise rests as much in performance as in the recall and exegesis of esoteric sacred rituals, texts and doctrines. Yet what does successful performance entail, not only in terms of the scientific or supernatural efficacy of a ritual, but in terms of its artistry? Explores the role of ritual specialists as textual, verbal, visual, dramatic and technological artists by considering the work of indigenous shamans in Native traditions of the Americas, especially contemporary Maya "Daykeepers.” Prerequisite, one course in religious studies, anthropology, Latin American studies or related fields, or consent of instructor. (Same as Religious Studies 356.)
358F History of Anthropological Ideas.
A consideration of major paradigms in anthropology from the 19th century to the present. The influence of various theoretical perspectives on ethnographic and archaeological description and analysis. (Writing-intensive.) Prerequisite, 106, 113, 114, 115, 126 or 127. Maximum enrollment, 20. Goodale and Urciuoli.
US Discourses I: Race, Ethnicity and Class.
An analysis of legal, scientific, commemorative and media public discourses that connect ideas about U.S. identity and citizenship with race, ethnicity and class. Prerequisite, 113, 114, 115, 126, 127 or consent of instructor.
361S US Discourses II: Science, Technology and Gender.
An analysis of public representations of technology and science as these relate ideas about gender to ideas about being American. Prerequisite, 113, 114, 115, 126, 127 or consent of instructor. Urciuoli.
440F Senior Seminar in Cultural Anthropology.
The research process as it relates to the fulfillment of the senior project, including the formulation of a research problem, frames for research, research design, collection of data and cultural analysis. Maximum enrollment, 12. Vasantkumar.
450S Senior Project in Cultural Anthropology.
For students continuing their senior projects in cultural anthropology for a second semester but who are not pursuing honors. Continuation of participation in 440. The Department.
560S Honors Thesis in Cultural Anthropology.
A thesis supervised by at least one member of the department. Prerequisite, 440. Continuation of participation in 440. The Department.
106F,S Principles of Archaeology.
An introduction to the fundamentals of archaeology, with emphasis on evolutionary principles. Topics include a review of archaeological field methods such as sampling, survey and excavation, and analytic methods such as dating, typology and formation processes. Three hours of class and one hour of laboratory. (Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning.) Maximum enrollment, 24. Department.
Humans Before History.
Reviews the biological and material culture records of humankind before the advent of complex societies. Assesses fossil evidence for evolutionary relationships among human ancestors, evaluates the development of technologies and adaptations, and explores cultural achievements of modern humans during and following the last ice age.
The Archaeology of Cultural Collapse.
Jared Diamond's book Collapse addresses five factors he sees as important in the collapse of both prehistoric and historic cultures throughout the world. Examines the archaeological evidence for such calamities, focusing first on the five factors and how they appear to be operative in present-day and historical societies, for which we have written records, and then on a number of prehistoric societies, for which only archaeological data exist. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 24.
Old World Prehistory.
Cultural developments of the last 40,000 years in Africa and Eurasia. Focus on anatomically modern human behavioral adaptations as organized in hunting and gathering and agricultural societies, and in large-scale complex civilizations. Attention to the important transitions in prehistory that laid the foundations for the development of civilizations throughout the Old World. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor.
1491 and Beyond.
Native North Americans prior to European contact are commonly believed to have been few in number, had relatively simple sociopolitical structure and were environmentally conservative. On the contrary, population size for the content has been estimated as high as 20 million and sociopolitical organization ranged from hunter-gatherer to near-state societies. Examines the late prehistory of groups from different environmental and social contexts and the extreme changes resulting from European contact due to the introduction of contagious diseases, slavery, trade and colonization. Prerequisite, 106, 113, 114, 115 or consent of instructor.
Persistent Questions in Prehistory.
A number of questions about prehistory persist in archaeology, despite attempts to answer them, questions such as: Who were the Neandertals and where do they fit in evolution of modern humans? What factors led to the evolution of social complexity and inequality? Where did the first people to colonize the Americas come from, when did they arrive, and how did they get here? Examines several of these questions, how archaeologists have attempted to answer them throughout the years, and why they are still with us. Prerequisite, 106.
The Archaeological Record of Guns, Germs and Steel.
The distinction between “us and them” in terms of indigenous societies and the western world has deep evolutionary roots. In Jared Diamond’s book "Guns, Germs and Steel” he proposes several factors as to why people in the developed societies generally have more “cargo” than those in indigenous societies. Examines Diamond’s hypotheses within the backdrop of the archaeological record to evaluate his assertions. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor. Maximum enrollment, 24.
239F Frauds and Fantastic Claims in Archaeology.
Examines fantastic interpretations of archaeological remains that are popular subjects for television shows, magazine articles, books, and websites, but which archaeologists often treat as fringe ideas. Why is there such disparity between popular and archaeological viewpoints? A critical examination of case studies like Bigfoot, ancient astronauts, and the exploration of the New World before Columbus are used to illustrate how archaeologists conduct scientific analyses of evidence. Maximum enrollment, 24. Khori Newlander.
243S North American Prehistory.
The history of Native American cultural development north of the Rio Grande prior to European contact. Topics include the timing and effects of human entry into North America, ice-age adaptations, plant and animal domestication, agriculture and beginnings of complex societies. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor. T Jones.
A review of the biological and cultural evolution of humans. Topics include human uniqueness, race and biological diversity, the earliest humans in Africa, radiations of fossil and modern humans. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite, 106 or Biology 110; Geosciences 103 or 105. Maximum enrollment, 24.
The Archaeology of Continental Discovery.
Explores the social, organizational and environmental consequences of initial human colonization of unoccupied landscapes. Examined through case studies, including initial colonization of Australia and North America, and the voyaging expansion of people across Pacific islands. Also addresses the consequences of European "rediscovery" of these areas for native peoples and environment. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor.
The Ethnography and Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherers.
Humans lived as hunter-gatherers for 99% of our evolutionary past. Today, just a small fraction of the world’s population lives as hunter-gatherers and that number is rapidly decreasing due to modernization. Anthropologists and archaeologists are interested in studying the adaptive range of modern hunter-gatherers in order to help interpret the archaeological record. Explores the ethnographic and archaeological study of hunting and gathering with a focus on analogy and inference developed in ethnoarchaeology and behavioral ecology. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor.
The Archaeology of Hamilton's Founding.
As an archaeological canvas, Hamilton College provides oral tradition and integrates historical documents. Its archaeological record on the lands it occupies within Northeastern North America can be peeled back in layers, focusing on both prehistoric and historic components from the first peoples in the area, the influence of Samuel Kirkland, and changes in the College over its history. Includes excavation of an archaeological site on the campus, several field trips to local historical societies and use of College archives. Prerequisite, 106. Maximum enrollment, 12.
Archaeology Field Course I.
A three- to four-week introduction to archaeological field techniques, including excavation, survey and mapping. Conducted in conjunction with field research programs of faculty. Prerequisite, 106 or consent of instructor. Extra cost. Maximum enrollment, 8.
Archaeology Field Course II.
A three- to four-week session building on training in archaeological field techniques received in Archaeology 281. Conducted in conjunction with field research programs of faculty. Prerequisite, 281. Extra cost. Does not count toward the concentration in archaeology or cultural anthropology. Maximum enrollment, 8.
325F Analytic Methods in Archaeology.
A survey of analytic techniques central to archaeological and paleoecological interpretation. Laboratory performance of artifact analysis and classification, computer-aided data management and statistical analysis. Three hours of class and three hours of laboratory. (Writing-intensive.) Prerequisite, 106. Maximum enrollment, 8. T Jones.
334S Method and Theory in Archaeology.
An examination of the historical development of modern methodological and theoretical approaches and problems in American archaeology. Space-time frameworks, typology, form and function, research design, evolutionary, ecological and behavioral theory. Prerequisite, 106. Maximum enrollment, 24. Goodale.
343F Evolution and Human Behavior.
Examines the evolutionary history of humans and the extent to which it affects current behavior. In addition to surveying the field of evolutionary psychology, this course explores the history of Homo sapiens by drawing from findings in anthropology. Topics include the mechanisms of evolution, archaeological and fossil evidence, primate behavior, human mating behavior, altruism and evolutionary medicine. Prerequisite, 280/201. Not open to students who have taken 236. (Same as Psychology 343.) Frederick.
441F Senior Seminar in Archaeology.
Critical evaluation of selected topics in archaeology. Primary research, culminating in a paper for fulfillment of the senior project. T Jones.
451S Senior Project in Archaeology.
For students continuing their senior projects in archaeology for a second semester but who are not pursuing honors. Continuation of participation in 441. The Department.
561S Honors Thesis in Archaeology.
A thesis supervised by at least one member of the department. Continuation of participation in 441. Prerequisite, 441. The Department.