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					ANTHROPOLOGY (ANT) - COURSES                                                                                                               Fall 2012

                                                  Surveys general aspects of primate and human       1) the research questions and strategies that
ANP                                               behavior, human variation and adaptation, and
                                                  the evolution of humans and human ancestors
                                                                                                     led to the find; 2) the kind of analyses that
                                                                                                     have yielded the most important interpretive
Biological Anthropology                           exploring previous and recent debates that         conclusions about the find; 3) how this
                                                  have centered around issues such as for            discovery reshaped views of the human past;
ANP 120 - E: Introduction to Biological           example the concept of evolution, gender roles     and 4) what new directions it catalyzed in
Anthropology                                      and mating systems, role of aggression, and the    human evolution research. Class activities
An introduction to the evolutionary study of      role of hunting and gathering.                     consist of lectures by the Leakeys, laboratory
humankind based on a survey of the diversity      Advisory prerequisite: Introductory                exercises (reconstructions, measurements)
and evolutionary history of primates. The         Anthropology or Biology course                     using casts of the 5 kinds, and field trips to
development of scientific and evolutionary                                                           discovery locations.
thought and method. The biological basis of       3 credits
                                                                                                     Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor/
inheritance and variation. Human variations       ANP 300 - E: Human Anatomy                         Study Abroad office
and adaptations in relation to the environment.
Physical characteristics and behavior of living   An introduction to the structure of the human      3 credits
primates. Evolution of primates and current       body considered from both systems and
                                                  regional approaches. Subject matter includes       ANP 307: Comparing Ecosystems in
research on human origins. ANP 121 is the                                                            Madagascar
associated laboratory component of ANP 120.       the musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous,
                                                  cardiovascular, digestive, and urogenital          The major goal of this course is to introduce
3 credits                                         systems, together with an appreciation of these    the biodiversity and diversity of ecosystems
                                                  systems in a regional anatomical context.          on the island of Madagascar. In addition
ANP 121: Biological Anthropology                  Laboratory sessions entail examination of          to exploring the different habitats within
Laboratory                                        plastic models, exercises in living anatomy and    Ranomafana National Park, we will embark on
Laboratory exploration of the fundamentals        computer "dissection." Instructor permission       a ten-day trip across Madagascar.
of Biological Anthropology based on a survey      required to repeat ANP 300. This course has        Prerequisite: Permission of instructor/Study
of the diversity and evolutionary history         been designated as a High Demand/Controlled        Abroad office
of humans and nonhuman primates. The              Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering
development of scientific and evolutionary                                                           3 credits
                                                  for HD/CA courses for the first time will have
thought and method. The biological basis of       priority to do so.                                 ANP 321: Primate Evolution
inheritance and variation. Human variations       Prerequisite: ANP 120 or one BIO course
and adaptations in relation to the environment.                                                      The evolution of the order Primates from
Physical characteristics and behavior of living   4 credits                                          its origins to the appearance of the human
primates. Evolution of primates and current                                                          family. Primate origins; the first primates of
                                                  ANP 305: Vertebrate Paleontology of                modern aspect; origins and adaptive radiations
research on human origins. Two hours of           the Turkana Basin
laboratory per week during which students                                                            of monkeys; appearance and adaptations of
will experience the research process, methods,    Vertebrate fossils are important sources of        apes and humans. Relevant topics in geology
and skills, and learn to collaborate in formal    information about the appearance, evolution,       such as geochronology, paleogeography,
inquiry. Not for credit in addition to ANP 120    and extinction of major organisms. As              taphonomy, and paleoecology.
as offered prior to Fall 2010.                    such, they provide a valuable window into          Prerequisite: ANP 120
                                                  changes in climate and selection pressures,
Corequisite: ANP 120                                                                                 3 credits
                                                  and organisms' diverse adaptive responses to
1 credit                                          these changes. They are also significant in        ANP 325 - E: Primate Behavior
                                                  placing hominid discoveries within a relative
ANP 201 - E: Human Evolution                                                                         An introduction to primate social systems and
                                                  local chronology, and helping reconstruct
An overview of the evolution of the human                                                            the factors that influence their maintenance
                                                  environments associated with hominid finds.
lineage from its origins to the appearance of                                                        and evolution, including foraging strategy,
                                                  This course acquaints students with methods of
modern humans. Our evolutionary history                                                              demographic processes, mating and rearing
                                                  vertebrate paleontology employed in different
involved some dramatic changes in anatomy                                                            strategies, conflicts and coalitions, and
                                                  chronological contexts of the Turkana Basin,
and behavior, and we will explore both the                                                           communication.
                                                  used to solve diverse theoretical questions.
significance of these changes, and the methods                                                       Prerequisite: ANP 120
                                                  Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor/
that scientists use interpret them. The human     Study Abroad office                                3 credits
fossil record is abundant, and will be our
central focus. Emphasis will be placed on how     3 credits                                          ANP 326: Lemurs of Madagascar
we learn things about the past, as well as what   ANP 306: Paleoanthropological                      The course explores the biology, ecology,
we know.                                          Discoveries of the Turkana Basin                   social behavior, and conservation of
Advisory Prerequisite: ANP 120, GEO 102,                                                             Madagascar#s lemurs. We will discuss
                                                  The Turkana Basin is home to many
GEO 103, GEO 109, or any BIO course                                                                  case studies based on current field and
                                                  paleoanthropological discoveries that
3 credits                                                                                            captive research, in this way highlighting
                                                  fundamentally reshaped ideas about human
                                                                                                     important principles in behavior and ecology.
                                                  evolution. Richard, Maeve, and Louise Leakey
ANP 220 - H: Controversies in Human                                                                  Critical thinking on current topics in general
                                                  will share perspectives on eight of these finds,
Biology and Behavior                                                                                 primate behavior will be emphasized through
                                                  including Nariokotome ("Turkana boy") and
The study of controversially debated issues                                                          various discussion formats. The evolutionary
                                                  KNM-WT1700 (the "Black Skull"). Lectures
in the work of Physical Anthropologists.                                                             continuum between humans and other primates
                                                  and readings for each discovery will cover:

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will be explored. Throughout the course, we         of bones, and to forensic aspects such as           ANP 447: Readings in Biological
will pay attention to conservation threats that     the determination of age, sex, stature, and         Anthropology
menace the well-being of lemur today.               pathology from skeletal remains. Students           Individual advanced readings on selected
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor/Study        conduct a research project on a human               topics in physical anthropology. May be
Abroad office                                       skeleton.                                           repeated up to a limit of 6 credits.
3 credits                                           Prerequisites: ANP 300; permission of               Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
                                                    instructor
                                                                                                        3 credits
ANP 350: Methods in Studying                        3 credits
Primates                                                                                                ANP 475: Undergraduate Teaching
Introduction to the concepts and practical skills   ANP 405: Human Evolution in the                     Practicum I
needed to conduct scientific work, particularly     Headlines
                                                                                                        Work with a faculty member as an assistant
in the study of primates, including how to          Exploration of how anthropologists                  in one of the faculty member's regularly
collect and analyze data focusing on habitat        reconstruct the biology and behavior of             scheduled classes. The student is required
description, primate densities, use of space,       extinct human species. The class addresses          to attend all the classes, do all the regularly
and social interactions. Topics include design      how anthropologists estimate body size in           assigned work, and meet with the faculty
and presentation of research; ecological field      individual fossils, establish the evolutionary      member at regularly scheduled times to discuss
methods; behavioral observations and other          relationships among species, and determine          the intellectual and pedagogical matters
techniques. Students are required to plan           what different species ate when they were           relating to the course.
a small research study and to present their         alive, among other topics. Topics are
                                                                                                        Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing;
proposal in class. Some computer work outside       approached by reading scientific articles and
                                                                                                        anthropology major; 3.00 g.p.a.; permission of
class required.                                     reading popular accounts of anthropological
                                                                                                        instructor
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor/Study        discoveries and research. Students are
                                                    encouraged to actively participate in class         3 credits, S/U grading
Abroad office
                                                    through presentations and discussion of
3 credits                                                                                               ANP 476: Undergraduate Teaching
                                                    readings. Emphasis is on developing critical
                                                    thinking and writing skills. The goals of this      Practicum II
ANP 360 - H: Primate Conservation
                                                    class are multifaceted and include learning         Work with a faculty member as an assistant
Review of endangered species of primates                                                                in one of the faculty member's regularly
                                                    modern techniques for reconstructing the
and case histories of conservation programs in                                                          scheduled classes. Students assume greater
                                                    behavior, systematics, and biology of extinct
Asia, Africa, South America, and Madagascar,                                                            responsibility in such areas as leading
                                                    humans, and discerning between facts,
highlighting different problems and solutions.                                                          discussions and analyzing results of tests that
                                                    analysis, and interpretation in science. Note:
Advisory Prerequisite: ANP 120 or BIO 201           students who have taken ANP 403 with this           have already been graded. The course in which
(as offered prior to fall 2007) or BIO 201 (as      topic may not take ANP 405 for credit.              the student is permitted to work as a teaching
offered beginning fall 2007) and BIO 204                                                                assistant must be different from the course in
                                                    Prerequisite: ANP 120 or ANP 201
3 credits                                                                                               which he or she previously served. Not for
                                                    3 credits                                           major or minor credit.
ANP 391: Topics in Biological                                                                           Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing;
                                                    ANP 406: Pseudoscience and
Anthropology                                                                                            anthropology major; 3.00 g.p.a.; permission of
                                                    Anthropology
Discussion of a topic of current interest in                                                            instructor
                                                    Course will examine some common
physical anthropology. Semester supplements                                                             3 credits, S/U grading
                                                    misconceptions, as well as deliberate frauds,
to this Bulletin contain specific description
                                                    related to the field of Anthropology. Bigfoot,
when course is offered. May be repeated as the
                                                    Atlantis, and ancient astronauts remain             ANP 487: Independent Research in
topic changes.
                                                    common subjects in mainstream media,                Biological Anthropology
Prerequisite: ANP 120                               but what do we, and what can we, really             Independent research projects carried out by
Advisory prerequisite: One other ANP course         know about such subjects? In this course we         upper-division students. The student must
3 credits                                           will assemble a basic toolkit for skeptical         propose the research project, carry it out,
                                                    inquiry, and apply it to several examples of        analyze the data, and submit the results in a
ANP 403: Seminar in Biological                      anthropological pseudoscience. Dissecting           written form acceptable to the sponsor. May be
Anthropology                                        these cases leads to an investigation of how        repeated up to a limit of six credits.
Research and discussion of selected topics in       we can distinguish truth from falsehood,            Prerequisite: 15 credits in anthropology;
physical anthropology. May be repeated as the       and knowable facts from unknowable                  permission of instructor
topic changes.                                      conjectures. Lastly, we will try to understand      0-6 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor              the persistence of pseudoscience and other
                                                    forms of nonsense in our culture, as these          ANP 488: Internship in Biological
3 credits                                           clearly thrive despite their lack of grounding in   Anthropology
                                                    reality.                                            Participation in state, local, and national
ANP 404: Human Osteology
                                                    Prerequisite: ANT 104, ANP 120, and either          public and private agencies and organizations.
A detailed study of the anatomy of the
                                                    ANP 201 or ANP 220                                  Students are required to submit written
human skeleton with special emphasis on
the interpretation of skeletal remains from         3 credits                                           progress reports and a final written report on
archaeological contexts. Consideration is                                                               their experiences to the faculty sponsor and the
given to the growth, structure, and function

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department. May be repeated to a limit of 12      An introduction to the study of human               Japanese language and early literacy, and
credits.                                          behavior through the analysis of material           the roles of ancient Japanese religion and
Prerequisites: 15 credits in anthropology;        residues. Case studies illustrate how               mythology. These topics will be examined
permission of instructor                          archaeologists answer research questions            from archaeological, anthropological, and
                                                  originating in other social sciences, natural       historical perspectives. The course aims to
0-6 credits, S/U grading
                                                  history, or humanities disciplines, thereby         provide a thorough foundation for further
ANP 495: Senior Honors Project in                 creating a unique interdisciplinary and long-       study in Japanese history and culture.
Anthropology                                      term perspective on human behavior. The             Prerequisite: U2 standing or higher
                                                  course provides a critical perspective on recent
First course of a two-semester project for                                                            3 credits
                                                  ethical and interpretive controversies about the
anthropology majors who are candidates
                                                  human past.                                       ANT 230 - J: Peoples of the World
for the degree with honors. Arranged in
consultation with the department through          3 credits                                         A comparative study of the lifeways of
the director of undergraduate studies, the                                                          selected types of peoples, defined by
project involves independent readings or          ANT 200 - J: Contemporary and                     adaptation, focusing on their ecology,
research and the writing of a paper under the     Historical Perspectives on Insular                economy, political organization, and social
close supervision of an appropriate faculty       Southeast Asia                                    organization. Groups discussed include
member on a suitable topic selected by the        The history, politics, and cultures of Indonesia, the gathering-and-hunting Ju/'hoansi of
student. Students enrolled in ANP 495 are         Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, East        Africa, the horticultural Kaluli of New
obliged to complete ANP 496 the following         Timor, and Brunei. Special attention is           Guinea, the pastoralist Basseri of Iran, plus
semester. Students receive only one grade         given to the religious ideas and rituals,         selected peasant and migrant groups. Recent
upon completion of the sequence ANP               and relationships of power throughout the         changes affecting indigenes, brought about by
495-496.                                          archipelago. The largest country by far in the    technological developments and intercultural
Prerequisite: Admission to the anthropology       region, Indonesia, receives most attention.       contact, are discussed.
honors program                                    Prerequisite: ANT 102                               Prerequisite: ANT 102
3 credits                                         3 credits                                           3 credits

ANP 496: Senior Honors Project in                 ANT 201 - J: Peoples of South America               ANT 250 - J: African Peoples and
Anthropology                                      A survey of the social, cultural, and historical    Cultures
Second course of a two-semester project for       aspects of South American native peoples.           The prehistoric cradle of humankind, Africa is
anthropology majors who are candidates            Attention is given to issues of demography          today home to diverse cultures, environments,
for the degree with honors. Arranged in           and biology, ecology, and cultural evolution.       languages, and economies. Western mass
consultation with the department through          In-depth study of selected cultures and             media often generalizes across this immense
the director of undergraduate studies, the        comparative study in selected cultural topics       diversity, or focuses on areas of conflict,
project involves independent readings or          form the core of the course. Particular             famine, or environmental devastation. This
research and the writing of a paper under the     emphasis is given to topics of culture contact,     course introduces students to Africa via the
close supervision of an appropriate faculty       culture change, tribal cultures in a context of     voices of Africans themselves, or those of
member on a suitable topic selected by the        national development, and cultural pluralism.       anthropologists who have spent many years on
student. Students receive only one grade upon     Advisory Prerequisite: ANT 102                      the continent.
completion of the sequence ANP 495-496.
                                                  3 credits                                           3 credits
Prerequisite: ANP 495; admission to the
anthropology honors program                       ANT 203 - J: Native Peoples of North                ANT 252 - F: Personality and Culture
3 credits                                         America                                             The role of culture as a factor in personality
                                                  The various peoples and cultures of North           and character formation and how different

ANT                                               America are studied with respect to their
                                                  political, educational, linguistic, social, and
                                                                                                      cultures handle the basic human drives,
                                                                                                      especially aggression. The course also
                                                  cultural patterns. Selected societies are studied   discusses cultural influences on gender role,
Anthropology, Cultural and                        in depth.                                           violence and social control, and mental health.
Archaeology                                       Advisory Prerequisite: ANT 102                      Case studies from South America, Oceania,
                                                                                                      Malaysia, and southern Europe are compared.
ANT 102 - F: Introduction to Cultural             3 credits
Anthropology                                                                                          Prerequisite: U2 standing or higher
                                                  ANT 205 - J: Ancient Japanese                       3 credits
The analysis of social and cultural topics such   Civilization
as kinship, family, marriage, politics, and                                                           ANT 260 - K: How We Eat
religious systems, with an emphasis on their      This course surveys the emergence of
particular expression in non-Western societies.   early Japanese civilization from prehistoric        This course explores how people's food
                                                  times to the Nara period in the 8th century         habits are shaped not only by their biological
3 credits                                         A.D. Analytical focus will be placed on             needs, but also by the economic, political,
                                                  specific topics, including the significance         ecological, and social worlds in which they
ANT 104 - F: Introduction to                      of population movement, the influence               live. The breadth of anthropology (biological
Archaeology                                       of Chinese civilization, the centralization         anthropology, cultural anthropology, and
                                                  of political authority, the development of          archaeology) is brought to bear on issues

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including the economic and political               studies from Portugal, Spain, Italy, and           resources. Additional site tours highlight
underpinnings of American as well as other         Greece, as well as background material on          1) early herding in eastern Africa and the
food cultures; the relationship between food       "The Mediterranean" as a social and cultural       construction of stone pillar sites, possibly
habits and health (both over-and under-            construct. The monographs for this course          for ceremonial use, and 2) integration of
eating); the environmental impacts of              cover mainly the post-War period, from the         fishing, herding, farming, and use of iron
various methods of food production; the            1950s and up to the present, but a brief time      tools during the past 2000 years. Linking the
relationship between food and social status;       is spent on the historical background from         human evolution finds with the present, class
gendered food production as well as food           classical antiquity to the modern period. Not      lectures, lab exercises, and field excursions
consumption; food's role in religion; ethical      for credit in addition to ANT 396 with the         show students how archaeologists document
eating; the limits of current knowledge (e.g.,     topic "The Mediterranean."                         technological innovation, adoption, and
changing dietary recommendations); and the         Prerequisite: ANT 102                              transformation through material cultural
socioeconomic pressures that keep individuals                                                         evidence. Students learn diverse methods of
                                                   3 credits
eating according to cultural norms. The class                                                         survey and excavation appropriate for different
discusses foodways in a variety of present and     ANT 304: Modern and Ancient                        sites and contexts.
past cultures, but the emphasis is on modern       Environments of Eastern Africa                     Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor/
American food culture and the cultural,                                                               Study Abroad office
                                                   With the world's longest sequence of
economic, ecological, and political realities
                                                   datable deposits containing fossils of our         3 credits
that shape it. Students will explore how these
                                                   ancestors, eastern Africa is the ideal place
realities affect their own lives and eating                                                           ANT 310 - J: Ethnography
                                                   to examine humans' changing relations with
habits.
                                                   our environment. This course familiarizes          A particular cultural area of the world, such
3 credits                                          students with diverse ecological settings in the   as sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, Mexico
                                                   region today through tours and field exercises     and Guatemala, Asia, or the Middle East,
ANT 270 - F: Great Archaeological                  in highland forests, low-altitude grasslands,      is considered in terms of its history and
Discoveries                                        and lacustrine and riparian settings. Students     ecology, with a comparative analysis of the
Recent controversies surrounding the               learn various methods for paleoenvironmental       cultural systems and social arrangements of
most important social transitions in human         reconstruction, and practice integrating           representative ethnic groups. The aim of the
prehistory. These include the origin of            different kinds of paleoenvironmental              course is to provide an overview of cultural
modern human societies, the rise of agrarian       evidence in the field and laboratory facilities    diversity and uniformity in an area outside of
communities, and the formation of early            at TBI-Turkwel, Kenya. Examining modern            Europe. May be repeated as the topic changes.
states, all examined in cross-cultural             vegetation and fauna in central and northwest      Prerequisite: ANT 102
perspective. Major theories and models of          Kenya shows students how human actions             Advisory prerequiste: One other ANT course
human sociocultural evolution are tested           can degrade or conserve environments and
                                                                                                      3 credits
with evidence from the best-documented             resouces in eastern Africa today.
archaeological sites in Africa, Eurasia, and the   Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor/        ANT 311 - J: Immersion in Another
Americas.                                          Study Abroad office                                Culture
Prerequisite: U2 or higher standing                3 credits                                          A specific world area, such as the highlands
Advisory Prerequisite: ANT 104                                                                        of New Guinea or the Nilotic Southern
3 credits                                          ANT 305: Culture and Language of                   Sudan, or a particularly well-documented
                                                   Madagascar                                         people such as the Trobriand Islanders,
ANT 290 - H: Science and Technology                The major goal of this course is to introduce      are considered in detail. Lectures, texts,
in Ancient Society                                 students to the Malagasy culture. Students will    and films consider ecology, history, social
Examination of the role of advances in science     attend formal classes with native Malagasy         change, language, cultural systems, and social
and technology in societies ranging from the       speakers meet with local community and             arrangements toward providing students with
earliest humans to the archaic civilizations of    school groups, and attend a variety of cultural    a comprehensive understanding of another
the Old and New Worlds. The course focuses         activities within the towns and villages that      cultural system. May be repeated as the topic
on such innovations as tool making, fire,          surround RNP.                                      changes.
metallurgy, writing, mathematics, complex          Prerequisite: Permission of instructor/Study       Prerequisite: ANT 102
architecture, and relates these innovations to     Abroad office                                      3 credits
changes in sociopolitical organization.
                                                   3 credits
Prerequisite: One D.E.C. category E course                                                            ANT 350 - F: Medical Anthropology
3 credits                                          ANT 307: Archaeology of the Turkana                An introduction to the cross-cultural
                                                   Basin                                              study of health, illness, and curing. Topics
ANT 296 - I: Anthropology of the                   Sites in the Turkana Basin show changes in         covered include the human body as cultural
European Mediterranean                             human technology and social organization           construct, theories of illness causation,
This course explores the societies and             from earliest times to today. Class trips to       alternative medical systems, epidemiology,
cultures of the southern European countries        Early Stone Age sites show innovations in          ethnopharmacology, cross-cultural psychiatry,
with emphasis placed on rural/agrarian             lithic technology during the first stages of       sex and reproduction, nutrition, and the
adaptations, gender relations, ritual, religion    stone tool production. Practice surveys and        implications of culture for pain perception,
and folklore, social stratification and social     excavations focus on the past 10,000 years,        stress, and health risk management.
class, community organization, and rural-          when local hunter-gatherers began using            Prerequisite: ANT 102
urban distinctions. Students will read case        pottery and bone harpoons, and eating aquatic

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3 credits                                         3 credits                                         Latin America, Europe, and Asia are used as
                                                                                                    illustrations. Special attention is given to the
ANT 351 - F: Comparative Religion                 ANT 357 - F: The Agricultural                     agrarian political movements and revolutions
A survey of religious behavior in cross-          Revolution                                        in the Third World.
cultural perspective. The approach is broadly     The origins and consequences of agrarian          Prerequisite: ANT 102
comparative and eminently anthropological,        (food-producing) adaptations. Examination
                                                                                                    3 credits
involving theories of origin and evolution of     of the social, technological, and ecological
religious systems, as well as the functioning     changes that ocurred when humans shifted          ANT 362 - J: Long Island Archaeology
of religious behavior and institutions within     from hunting and gathering to agriculture and
                                                                                                    Life on Long Island from its first settlement by
the total culture. Case study material is drawn   pastoralism around 8000 years ago. Current
                                                                                                    Native Americans 12,000 years ago until the
primarily from preliterate societies, but some    theories about the origins and consequences
                                                                                                    end of the 17th century. Trends and changes in
reference is made to the large organized          of agro-pastoralism are evaluated in light
                                                                                                    human behavior are studied in the context of
religious systems of complex stratified           of recent evidence from both Old and New
                                                                                                    environmental and cultural processes affecting
societies.                                        Worlds.
                                                                                                    all of northeastern North America.
Prerequisite: ANT 102                             Prerequisite: ANT 104
                                                                                                    Prerequisite: ANT 104
3 credits                                         3 credits
                                                                                                    3 credits
ANT 353: Archaeological Analysis and              ANT 358 - J: Ways to Civilization
                                                                                                    ANT 363 - F: Approaches in
Interpretation                                    A comparative study of processes of cultural      Archaeology
Laboratory analysis of recently excavated         evolution from simple agricultural societies
                                                                                                    A survey of archaeological thought from early
materials from Long Island archaeological         to the achievement of civilization in different
                                                                                                    antiquarianism through the culture history,
sites. Types of prehistoric material analyzed     parts of the world. Emphasis is on current
                                                                                                    processual, and post-processual approaches
include lithic and ceramic artifacts and the      theories of state formation and on how these
                                                                                                    to the investigation and analysis of past
remains of shellfish and vertebrates.             theories are supported by cultural evidence,
                                                                                                    societies. Emphasis is placed on the ways
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor            especially from the six 'pristine' states of
                                                                                                    in which changes in archaeological theory
                                                  Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China,
3 credits                                                                                           reflected changes in ideas within the sister
                                                  Meso-america, and Peru.
                                                                                                    fields of sociology, cultural anthropology and
ANT 354 - F: Family, Kinship, and                 Prerequisite: ANT 104                             geography. Other topics discussed include
Marriage                                          3 credits                                         ethnographic analogy, systems theory, site
Concepts of family, kinship, marriage, incest,                                                      formation processes and spatial analysis.
exogamy: their source in nature and culture       ANT 359: The Archaeology of Food
                                                                                                    Prerequisite: ANT 104
and their social implications. Major theories     Explores the archaeological study of food
                                                                                                    3 credits
are discussed historically, demographically,      and foodways. The emphasis is on the social
and ecologically. Brief case studies are          aspects of food, particularly its roles in        ANT 367 - F: Male and Female
presented to illustrate theories of social        past power structures, social relationships,
                                                                                                    A study of the manifestation of sex roles
anthropology.                                     conceptions of identity, ritual practices, and
                                                                                                    in different cultures. Discussion topics
Prerequisite: ANT 102                             gender roles. Also covers the theoretical and
                                                                                                    include the impact of social, economic and
                                                  methodological approaches archaeologists use
3 credits                                                                                           political organization on gender roles and
                                                  to study food in the past.
                                                                                                    relationships, sexual orientation in cross-
ANT 355 - J: Ancient African                      Prerequisite: ANT 104                             cultural perspective, and contemporary
Civilizations                                     3 credits                                         theories of gender inequality. Readings present
The archaeology of Africa's later prehistoric                                                       both the male and female viewpoints.
and historic periods offers exciting              ANT 360 - J: Ancient Mesopotamia
                                                                                                    Prerequisite: ANT 102
contributions to global debates on the origins    The organization and development of the
                                                                                                    3 credits
of agriculture and civilization. Covering         social, economic, political, and religious
the last 20,000 years, this course begins by      systems of ancient Mesopotamia through study      ANT 368: Archaeology of Human
examining the economic underpinnings of           of the archaeological and textual records. This   Origins
Africa's complex societies: intensive hunting     course stresses the first two thousand years of
                                                                                                    A survey of the archaeological evidence for
and gathering, animal domestication, and          this civilization, from 3500 B.C. to 1500 B.C.
                                                                                                    behavioral variability and adaptation by early
early farming. Detailed case studies of six       Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing                   humans during the course of the Pliocene,
ancient civilizations (Egypt, Kerma, Aksum,
                                                  3 credits                                         and Early-Middle Pleistocene epochs (2.7-0.1
Jenne, Swahili, and Great Zimbabwe) then
                                                                                                    million years ago). Topics include early stone
demonstrate distinct processes of prehistoric     ANT 361 - F: Peasants                             tool use, origins of hunting, early fire use,
social change in different parts of Africa.
                                                  The concept of peasantry from political,          adaptations to glacial climates, behavioral
The course concludes by discussing African
                                                  religious, cultural, and social-class             differences among hominins living in Africa,
archaeological heritage conservation, research,
                                                  perspectives, as well as from the more            Europe, and Asia.
and public education. This course is offered as
                                                  traditional economic viewpoint. These            Prerequisite: ANT 104
both AFS 355 and ANT 355.
                                                  agricultural peoples are described and analyzed
Prerequisites: One 100-level course in AFS or                                                      3 credits
                                                  especially in relation to the national societies
ANT; U3 or U4 standing                            of which they form a part. Case studies from     ANT 371 - J: Ancient China

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Explores the development of social, economic,      ethnic identity. This course is offered as both    3 credits
political, and cultural systems in ancient         AAS 379 and ANT 379.
China, from the neolithic period through                                                         ANT 393 - F: Topics in Archaeology
                                                   Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
the Han dynasty. Draws on archaeological           Advisory Prerequisite: AAS 220 or HIS 219 (or Topics in archaeology are taught from a social
data and historical texts to examine the           the former CNS 249 or 250)                    sciences perspectives. Recent topics have
emergence of state-level polities and their                                                      included: Origin of Modern Humans, Advent
                                                   3 credits
subsequent unification under imperial                                                            of the Iron Age, Old World Archaeology, and
authority. Analytical focus is on political        ANT 380 - J: Race and Ethnicity in Latin Ancient Egypt. Semester supplements to this
economy, social organization, ritual exchange,     America and the Caribbean                     Bulletin contain specific description when
and notions of power and rulership expressed                                                     course is offered. May be repeated as the topic
                                                   Concepts and theories of race and ethnicity
in philosophical thought. This course is offered                                                 changes.
                                                   in Latin American and Caribbean settings.
as both AAS 371 and ANT 371.
                                                   The historical evolution and the contemporary Prerequisites: ANT 104 and one other
Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing; completion       social and cultural significance of racial    anthropology course
of D.E.C. category F                               and ethnic identities within the region are        3 credits
3 credits                                          explored. Specific examples of social relations
                                                   characterized by ethnic or racial conflict are     ANT 394 - F: Topics in Archaeology
ANT 372 - J: Family, Marriage, and                 presented. This course is offered as both AFS      Topics in archaeology are taught from a social
Kinship in China                                   380 and ANT 380.                                   sciences perspectives. Recent topics have
Examines forms and dynamics of social              Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing                    included: Origin of Modern Humans, Advent
organizations in Chinese society, focusing         Advisory Prerequisite: AFS 240 or LAC 200          of the Iron Age, Old World Archaeology, and
on cultural, social, and economic aspects                                                             Ancient Egypt. Semester supplements to this
                                                   3 credits
of family, marriage, and extended kinship                                                             Bulletin contain specific description when
relations such as lineages, clans, and sworn       ANT 381 - F: Applied Anthropology                  course is offered. May be repeated as the topic
brotherhoods. Particular attention is paid                                                            changes.
                                                   A practical, career-oriented examination of
to how gender, generation, class, and ritual                                                          Prerequisites: ANT 104 and one other
                                                   how anthropological theory and method can
exchange shape identity, status, and power.                                                           anthropology course
                                                   be put to use in non-academic areas such
This course is offered as both AAS 372 and
                                                   as economic development, public health,            3 credits
ANT 372.
                                                   environmental conservation, education,
Prerequisite: ANT 102                              technology development, cultural advocacy,         ANT 395 - J: Religions of the Caribbean
Advisory Prerequisites: AAS 220 and ANT 354        business, and law. Coordinated readings            An ethnographic approach to the relationship
3 credits                                          provide case illustrations.                        among religion, social organization,
                                                   Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing                    and identity politics through studying
ANT 373: Archaeology of Human                                                                         cultural and historical bases of Christianity,
Dispersals                                         3 credits
                                                                                                      Islam, Hinduism, and their related
A survey of the archaeological evidence for        ANT 385 - J: Prehistoric Peoples of the            religious manifestations in the Caribbean.
the dispersal of Homo sapiens during the Late      Americas                                           Class stratification, ethnic conflict, and
Pleistocene epoch (128,000-13,000 years                                                               fundamentalist movements are explored. This
                                                   Life in the Americas from first settlement
ago). Topics include African origin of Homo                                                           course is offered as both AFS 395 and ANT
                                                   at the end of the last ice age until the arrival
sapiens, dispersals into Eurasia, Australia,                                                          395.
                                                   of the Europeans in the 15th and 16th
and the Americas, large mammal extinctions,                                                           Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing
                                                   centuries. The culture, history, and evolution
origins of art, music, and symbolic behavior,                                                         Advisory Prerequisite: ANT 351
                                                   of prehistoric peoples of North, Central,
and emergence of hunter-gatherer. Not for
                                                   and South America are treated. Specific            3 credits
credit in addition to ANT 394 topic "Origin of
                                                   topics covered include settlement by Native
Modern Humans."                                                                                       ANT 401: Problems in Social and
                                                   Americans, hunting-gathering lifeways, plant
Prerequisite: ANT 104                              and animal domestication, the origins of           Cultural Anthropology
3 credits                                          village life, and state-level societies.           Research and discussion of a selected topic
                                                   Prerequisite: ANT 104                              in social and cultural anthropology. May be
ANT 379 - J: Ethnicity and Ecology in                                                                 repeated as the topic changes.
China                                              3 credits
                                                                                                      Prerequisite: ANT 102
This course explores issues of ethnic and          ANT 390 - F: Topics in Social and                  Advisory prerequisite: Two other ANT courses
national identity in the context of the social     Cultural Anthropology                              at the 200 level or higher
ecology of the Chinese state, both past and
                                                   May be repeated as the topic changes.              3 credits
present. It focuses on the material and social
relationships that have shaped perceptions of,     Prerequisite: ANT 102
                                                                                                      ANT 402: Problems in Archaeology
and interactions between, cultural groups in       3 credits
China and along its frontiers. Drawing on case                                                        Research and discussion of a selected topic
studies from the Himalayan plateau, Yunnan         ANT 391 - F: Topics in Social and                  in the prehistory of the Old and New Worlds.
highlands, Inner Asian steppes, Taiwan, and        Cultural Anthropology                              May be repeated as the topic changes.
elsewhere, students examine how sustenance         May be repeated as the topic changes.              Prerequisite: ANT 104
strategies, economic organization, and political                                                      Advisory prerequisite: Two other archaeology
                                                   Prerequisite: ANT 102
administration have influenced construct of                                                           courses

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3 credits                                            Prerequisite: Permission of instructor             Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing;
                                                     4 credits                                          anthropology major; 3.00 g.p.a.; permission of
ANT 405: Cultural Ecology                                                                               instructor
Using the model of ecological adaptation             ANT 419: Zooarchaeology                            3 credits, S/U grading
as a starting point, this course explores the        The study of animal bones from archaeological
impact of the natural and social environment         sites. Special emphasis is on the identification   ANT 476: Undergraduate Teaching
upon human culture. By the latter is meant the       of fragmented bone and surface modification,       Practicum II
way of life of a particular society: its politics,   calculation of indexes of abundance, and           Work with a faculty member as an assistant
religion, ways of thought, moral standards,          measurement and metrical analysis of               in one of the faculty member's regularly
rituals and ceremonies, gender ideals and            mammal bone. Computer analysis is stressed,        scheduled classes. The student is required
sex roles, and other aspects of ideology and         and the class seeks a fusion of traditional        to attend all the classes, do all the regularly
belief. The course uses two anthropological          zooarchaeology and actualistic studies. Three      assigned work, and meet with the faculty
texts that provide background concepts and           to four hours of computer laboratory work          member at regularly scheduled times to discuss
terminologies, then exposes students to              required per week.                                 the intellectual and pedagogical matters
empirical case studies of ecological adaptation,                                                        relating to the course. In ANT 476, students
                                                 Prerequisites: ANT 104 or ANP 120;
both in pre-literate and literate societies.                                                            assume greater responsibility in such areas as
                                                 permission of instructor
Prerequisite: ANT 102                            Advisory Prerequisite: One other archaeology           leading discussions and analyzing results of
Advisory prerequisite: 200 level or higher ANT course                                                   tests that have already been graded. Students
course                                                                                                  may not serve as teaching assistants in the
                                                 3 credits
3 credits                                                                                               same course twice.
                                                 ANT 420: Environmental Analysis                        Prerequisites: U3 or U4 standing;
ANT 415: Ethnoarchaeology                        Using Remote Sensing and Geographic                    anthropology major; 3.00 g.p.a.; permission of
Ethnoarchaeology uses observations of            Information Systems                                    instructor
present-day peoples to inform archaeological     The use of aerial and satellite imagery in             3 credits, S/U grading
inquiry, based on analogies between past         environmental analysis and the manipulation
and present. Advanced undergraduate and          of geographic data sets of all types                   ANT 487: Independent Research in
graduate students will develop their ability     using Geographic Information Systems.                  Anthropology
to construct and evaluate such analogies.        Concentrating on Long Island, each student             Independent research projects carried out by
Using this skill, they will then explore ways in designs and completes a research project on            upper-division students. May be repeated up to
which ethnoarchaeological data contribute to     a particular section of the area, focusing on          a limit of six credits.
archaeological research: hypothesis building,    the habitats of local wildlife, the locations          Prerequisites: 15 credits in anthropology;
survey and excavation strategies, interpretation of archaeological sites, coastal regimes, etc.
                                                                                                        permission of instructor
of site and artifact data, and understanding     Students should expect to spend approximately
the causes and processes of human behavioral 10 hours per week beyond regularly scheduled               0-6 credits
change. In addition to seminar discussions       classes in a University computer laboratory.
of theoretical issues and case studies, the                                                             ANT 488: Internship
                                                 This course is offered as both ANT 420 and
course incorporates practical exercises in the                                                          Participation in local, state, and national
                                                 GEO 420.
surrounding community.                                                                                  public and private agencies and organizations.
                                                 Prerequisite: Upper-division course in ANT or          Students are required to submit written
Prerequisite: ANT 104; ANT major or minor        BIO or GEO or MAR                                      progress reports and a final written report on
3 credits                                        4 credits                                              their experiences to the faculty sponsor and the
                                                                                                        department. May be repeated up to a limit of
ANT 417: Primitive Technology                        ANT 447: Readings in Anthropology                  12 credits.
An introduction to the technology of                 Individual advanced readings on selected           Prerequisites: 15 credits in anthropology;
hunter-gatherers. The course examines how            topics in anthropology. May be repeated up to      permission of instructor
archaeologists use both ethnography and              a limit of 6 credits.
experimentation to shed light on prehistoric                                                            0-6 credits, S/U grading
                                                     Prerequisites: ANT 102; two other ANT
human technological adaptations. Techniques
                                                     courses at the 200 level or higher; permission
                                                                                                 ANT 495: Senior Honors Project in
for making and using primitive tools are
                                                     of instructor                               Anthropology
practiced in weekly laboratory sessions.
                                                3 credits                                        First course of a two-semester project for
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
                                                                                                 anthropology majors who are candidates
4 credits                                       ANT 475: Undergraduate Teaching                  for the degree with honors. Arranged in
                                                Practicum I                                      consultation with the department through
ANT 418: Lithic Technology
                                                Work with a faculty member as an assistant       the director of undergraduate studies, the
A detailed overview of the methods              in one of the faculty member's regularly         project involves independent readings or
archaeologists use to extract behavioral        scheduled classes. The student is required       research and the writing of a paper under the
information from prehistoric stone tools.       to attend all the classes, do all the regularly  close supervision of an appropriate faculty
The course examines raw material economy,       assigned work and meet with the faculty          member on a suitable topic selected by the
technological strategies, tool use, and discard member at regularly scheduled times to discuss student. Students enrolled in ANT 495 are
behavior. Analytical methods are practiced      the intellectual and pedagogical matters         obliged to complete ANT 496 the following
through the computer-assisted analysis of tools relating to the course. Students may not serve   semester. Students receive only one grade
from simulated archaeological sites.            as teaching assistants in the same course twice. upon completion of the sequence.

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Prerequisite: Admission to the anthropology
honors program
3 credits

ANT 496: Senior Honors Project in
Anthropology
Second course of a two-semester project for
anthropology majors who are candidates
for the degree with honors. Arranged in
consultation with the department through
the director of undergraduate studies, the
project involves independent readings or
research and the writing of a paper under the
close supervision of an appropriate faculty
member on a suitable topic selected by the
student. Students receive only one grade upon
completion of the sequence.
Prerequisite: ANT 495; admission to the
anthropology honors program
3 credits




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