2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog

Anthropology

Students may complete a major or a minor in Anthropology. Within the major, students may complete a concentration in geoarchaeology.

Faculty

Richard Davis, Professor
Philip Kilbride, Professor (on leave semester II)
Melissa Pashigian, Associate Professor and Chair
Denise Su, Assistant Professor
Amanda Weidman, Assistant Professor

Anthropology is a holistic study of the human condition in both the past and the present. The anthropological lens can bring into focus the social, cultural, biological and linguistic variations that characterize the diversity of humankind throughout time and space. The frontiers of anthropology can encompass many directions: the search for early human fossils in Africa, the excavations of prehistoric societies and ancient civilizations, the analysis of language use and other expressive forms of culture, or the examination of the significance of culture in the context of social life.

Major Requirements

Requirements for the major are ANTH 101, 102, 303, 398, 399, an ethnographic area course that focuses on the cultures of a single region, and four additional 200- or 300-level courses in anthropology. Students are encouraged to select courses from each of four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, bioanthropology, linguistics or sociocultural.

Students may elect to do part of their work away from Bryn Mawr. Courses that must be taken at Bryn Mawr include ANTH 101, 102, 303, 398 and 399. (ANTH 103 at Haverford may be substituted for ANTH 102.)

Minor Requirements

Requirements for a minor in anthropology are ANTH 101, 102, 303, one ethnographic area course and two additional 200- or 300-level courses in anthropology.

Honors

Qualified students may earn departmental honors in their senior year. Honors are based on the quality of the senior thesis (398, 399) and grade point average in courses taken for the anthropology major.

Concentration in Geoarchaeology

The Department of Anthropology participates with Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and Geology in offering a concentration within the major in geoarchaeology.

Cooperation with Other Programs

The Department of Anthropology actively participates and regularly contributes to the minors in Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. In addition, Anthropology cross-lists several courses with Biology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, German, Growth and Structure of Cities, History, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Sciences, and Sociology. Anthropology at Bryn Mawr also works in close cooperation with our counterpart department at Haverford College.

ANTH B101 Introduction to Anthropology: Prehistoric Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

An introduction to the place of humans in nature, primates, the fossil record for human evolution, human variation and the issue of race, and the archaeological investigation of culture change from the Old Stone Age to the rise of early civilizations in the Americas, Eurasia and Africa. In addition to the lecture/discussion classes, there is a one-hour weekly lab.
Division I: Social Science
Scientific Investigation (SI)
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Davis,R., Su,D.

ANTH B102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An introduction to the methods and theories of cultural anthropology in order to understand and explain cultural similarities and differences among contemporary societies.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
Counts toward International Studies minor
1.0 units
Pashigian,M., Weidman,A.

ANTH B111 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

A broad and interdisciplinary overview of the study of conflict management. Areas to be introduced will include interpersonal conflict and conflict management, alternative dispute resolution and the law, community conflict and mediation, organizational, intergroup, and international conflict, and conflict management. This course will also serve as a foundation course for students in or considering the peace and conflict studies concentration.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS POLS-B111
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Neuman,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B185 Urban Culture and Society

Examines techniques and questions of the social sciences as tools for studying historical and contemporary cities. Topics include political-economic organization, conflict and social differentiation (class, ethnicity and gender), and cultural production and representation. Philadelphia features prominently in discussion, reading and exploration as do global metropolitan comparisons through papers involving fieldwork, critical reading and planning/problem solving using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B185
1.0 units
Staff, McDonogh,G.

ANTH B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present

This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors—geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics—are considered as determinants of urban form.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B190
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B190
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
1.0 units
Cohen,J., Steffensen,I., Hein,C.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way in which peoples, goods, and ideas from Africa, Europe, and the Americas came together to form an interconnected Atlantic World system. The course is designed to chart the manner in which an integrated system was created in the Americas in the early modern period, rather than to treat the history of the Atlantic World as nothing more than an expanded version of North American, Caribbean, or Latin American history.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B200
Counts toward Africana Studies concentration
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
Gallup-Diaz,I.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B203 Human Ecology

The relationship of humans with their environment; culture as an adaptive mechanism and a dynamic component in ecological systems. Human ecological perspectives are compared with other theoretical orientations in anthropology. Prerequisites: ANTH 101, 102, or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
1.0 units
Davis,R.

ANTH B204 North American Archaeology

For millennia, the North American continent has been home to a vast diversity of Native Americans. From the initial migration of big game hunters who spread throughout the continent more than 12,000 years ago to the high civilizations of the Maya, Teotihuacan, and Aztec, there remains a rich archaeological record that reflects the ways of life of these cultures. This course will introduce the culture history of North America as well as explanations for culture change and diversification. The class will include laboratory study of North American archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from the College's Art and Archaeology collections.
Division I: Social Science
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
1.0 units
Davis,R.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B206 Conflict and Conflict Management: A Cross-Cultural Approach

This course examines cross-cultural differences in the levels and forms of conflict and its management through a wide range of cases and alternative theoretical perspectives. Conflicts of interest range from the interpersonal to the international levels and an important question is the relevance of conflict and its management in small-scale societies as a way to understand political conflict and dispute settlement in the United States and modern industrial settings. Prerequisite: one course in political science, anthropology, or sociology.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS POLS-B206
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Hoffman,P., Ross,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B208 Human Biology

This course will be a survey of modern human biological variation. We will examine the patterns of morphological and genetic variation in modern human populations and discuss the evolutionary explanations for the observed patterns. A major component of the class will be the discussion of the social implications of these patterns of biological variation, particularly in the construction and application of the concept of race. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Su,D.

ANTH B209 Human Evolution

The position of humans among the primates, processes of biocultural evolution, the fossil record and contemporary human variation. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Scientific Investigation (SI)
1.0 units
Su,D.

ANTH B210 Medical Anthropology

This course examines the relationships between culture, society, disease and illness. It considers a broad range of health-related experiences, discourses, knowledge and practice among different cultures and among individuals and groups in different positions of power. Topics covered include sorcery, herbal remedies, healing rituals, folk illnesses, modern disease, scientific medical perceptions, clinical technique, epidemiology and political economy of medicine. Prerequisite: ANTH 102 or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B209
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
1.0 units
Pashigian,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B212 Primate Evolution and Behavior

An exploration of the aspects of the biology and behavior of living primates as well as the evolutionary history of these close relatives. The major focus of this study is to provide the background upon which human evolution is best understood.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Su,D.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B214 Third World Feminisms

The course focuses on the figure of the "exploited Filipina body" as a locus for analyzing the politics of gendered transnational labor within contemporary capitalist globalization. We will examine gendered migrant labor, the international sex trade, the "traffic in women" discourse, feminist and women's movements, and transnational feminist theory.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Velasco,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B220 Methods and Theory in Archaeology

An examination of techniques and theories archaeologists use to transform archaeological data into statements about patterns of prehistoric cultural behavior, adaptation and culture change. Theory development, hypothesis formulation, gathering of archaeological data and their interpretation and evaluation are discussed and illustrated by examples. Theoretical debates current in American archaeology are reviewed and the place of archaeology in the general field of anthropology is discussed. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
1.0 units
Davis,R.

ANTH B223 Anthropology of Dance

This course surveys ethnographic approaches to the study of dance in a variety of contemporary and historical contexts, including ballet in the Soviet Union, a range of traditional dances of Cambodia and Liberia in circumstances of war and exile, capoeira in today's Brazil, and social dances in North America. Recognizing dance as a kind of shared cultural knowledge and drawing on theories and literature in anthropology, dance and related fields such as history, and ethnomusicology, we will examine dance's relationship to social structure, ethnicity, gender, spirituality and politics. Lectures, discussion, media, and guest speakers are included. Prerequisite: an anthropology course, or a dance lecture/seminar course, or permission of the instructor.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS ARTD-B223
1.0 units
Shapiro-Phim, T.

ANTH B226 Post Communist Transitions in Eastern Europe

This comparison of pre- and post-communist social formations in Eastern Europe in specific nation-states considers how social changes influenced spheres of life, such as family, morality, religion, economic institutions and nationalism. The course will take an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from literature of social sciences, especially anthropology. Prerequisite: an introductory social science course, or permission of the instructor.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B216
1.0 units
Hyánková,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B229 Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 25 with preference to Cities majors.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B229
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile

This course investigates the anthropological, philosophical, psychological, cultural, and literary aspects of modern exile. It studies exile as experience and metaphor in the context of modernity, and examines the structure of the relationship between imagined/remembered homelands and transnational identities, and the dialectics of language loss and bi- and multi-lingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Julia Alvarez, Anita Desai, Sigmund Freud, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, and others.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B231
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B231
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
Seyhan,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B232 Nutritional Anthropology

This course will explore the complex nature of human experiences in satisfying needs for food and nourishment. The approach is biocultural, exploring both the biological basis of human food choices and the cultural context that influences food acquisition and choice. Material covered will primarily be from an evolutionary and cross-cultural perspective. Also included will be a discussion of popular culture in the United States and our current obsession with food, such as dietary fads.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
1.0 units
Rhodes,J.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B235 Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies

This course explores the successes, challenges, and future of transitional justice, where post-conflict societies use formal institutions to address the legacy of political violence to build sustainable peace. Case studies of countries which have used a variety of approaches will help us consider concepts like human rights, justice, reconciliation and peace, and how these principles might be achieved through initiatives such as UN-directed tribunals, national courts, truth commissions and/or locally-based systems deriving from ritual or customary law. Prerequisite: One course in Anthropology, Political Science or Peace and Conflict Studies.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS POLS-B235
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Doughty,K.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B236 Evolution

A lecture/discussion course on the development of evolutionary thought, generally regarded as the most profound scientific event of the 19th century; its foundations in biology and geology; and the extent of its implications to many disciplines. Emphasis is placed on the nature of evolution in terms of process, product, patterns, historical development of the theory, and its applications to interpretations of organic history. Lecture three hours a week.
Division II: Natural Science
CROSS-LISTED AS BIOL-B236
CROSS-LISTED AS GEOL-B236
1.0 units
Gardiner,S., Marenco,P.

ANTH B237 Environmental Health

This course introduces principles and methods in environmental anthropology and public health used to analyze global environmental health problems globally and develop health and disease control programs. Topics covered include risk; health and environment; food production and consumption; human health and agriculture; meat and poultry production; and culture, urbanization, and disease. Prerequisite: ANTH 102; permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
1.0 units
Pashigian,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B240 Traditional and Pre-Industrial Technology

An examination of several traditional technologies, including chipped and ground stone, ceramics, textiles, metallurgy (bronze), simple machines and energy production; emphasizing the physical properties of various materials, production processes and cultural contexts both ancient and modern. Weekly laboratory on the production of finished artifacts in the various technologies studied. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
1.0 units
Davis,R.

ANTH B242 Urban Field Research Methods

This Praxis course intends to provide students with hands-on research practice in field methods. In collaboration with the instructor and the Praxis Office, students will choose an organization or other group activity in which they will conduct participant observation for several weeks. Through this practice, students will learn how to conduct field-based primary research and analyze sociological issues.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B242
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B242
Counts toward Praxis Program concentration
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B247 Gender, Nation, Diaspora

This course examines the relationship of gender to both the nation and the diaspora, within a context of globalization. We will study the co-constitutive relationship of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and class in national and transnational contexts. Although focused primarily on Filipino American/Philippine cultural production, we examine multiple geopolitical sites.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Velasco,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B249 Asian American Communities

This course is an introduction to the study of Asian American communities that provides comparative analysis of major social issues confronting Asian Americans. Encompassing the varied experiences of Asian Americans and Asians in the Americas, the course examines a broad range of topics—community, migration, race and ethnicity, and identities—as well as what it means to be Asian American and what that teaches us about American society.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B249
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B249
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B253 Childhood in the African Experience

An overview of cultural contexts and indigenous literatures concerning the richly varied experience and interpretation of infancy and childhood in selected regions of Africa. Cultural practices such as pregnancy customs, naming ceremonies, puberty rituals, sibling relationships, and gender identity are included. Modern concerns such as child abuse, street children, and other social problems of recent origin involving children are considered in terms of theoretical approaches current in the social sciences. Prerequisites: anthropology major, any social sciences introductory course, Africana studies concentration, or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Africana Studies concentration
1.0 units
Kilbride,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B258 Immigrant Experiences

The course will examine the causes and consequences of immigration by looking at various immigrant groups in the United States in comparison with Western Europe, Japan, and other parts of the world. How is immigration induced and perpetuated? How are the types of migration changing (labor migration, refugee flows, return migration, transnationalism)? How do immigrants adapt differently across societies? We will explore scholarly texts, films, and novels to examine what it means to be an immigrant, what generational and cultural conflicts immigrants experience, and how they identify with the new country and the old country.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B246
Counts toward Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures concentration
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B261 Palestine and Israeli Society

Considers the legacy of Palestine and the centrality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as key in the formation of Israeli society, shaped by ongoing political conflict. New ethnographic writings disclose themes like Zionism, Holocaust, immigration, religion, Palestinian citizenry, Middle Eastern Jews and military occupation and resulting emerging debates among different social sectors and populations. Also considers constitution of ethnographic fields and the shaping of anthropological investigations by arenas of conflict. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and POLS B111 or ANTH B101 or B102 or permission of the instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS HEBR-B261
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B261
Counts toward Middle East Studies concentration
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Neuman,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B265 Dance, Migration and Exile

Highlighting aesthetic, political, social and spiritual powers of dance as it travels, transforms, and is accorded meaning both domestically and transnationally, especially in situations of war and social and political upheaval, this course investigates the re-creation of heritage and the production of new traditions in refugee camps and in diaspora. Prerequisite: a Dance lecture/seminar course or a course in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, sociology, or Peace and Conflict Studies, or permission of the instructor.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS ARTD-B265
1.0 units
Shapiro-Phim,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B267 The Development of the Modern Japanese Nation

An introduction to the main social dimensions central to an understanding of contemporary Japanese society and nationhood in comparison to other societies. The course also aims to provide students with training in comparative analysis in sociology.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B267
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B267
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B270 Geoarchaeology

Societies in the past depended on our human ancestors' ability to interact with their environment. Geoarchaeology analyzes these interactions by combining archaeological and geological techniques to document human behavior while also reconstructing the past environment. Course meets twice weekly for lecture, discussion of readings and hands on exercises. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology, archaeology or geology.
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B270
CROSS-LISTED AS GEOL-B270
1.0 units
Barber,D., Magee,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B274 Bioarchaeology

An introduction to human osteological analysis, a subfield of human anatomy. Lab work emphasizes identification of landmark features on each bone, and techniques of sexing and aging human skeletal material. Lecture introduces skeletal biology and covers the fundamentals of bioarchaeological analysis. Topics include nutrition, diet, stress and deprivation, determination of gender and age, population affinities, and principles of paleopathological identification. Prerequisite: ANTH B101 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B274
1.0 units
Rhodes,J.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B275 Cultures and Societies of the Middle East

Through a close reading of ethnographic, historical, and literary materials, this course will introduce students to some of the key conceptual issues and regional distinctions that have emerged from classic and contemporary studies of culture and society in the Middle East. The course will survey the following themes: orientalism; gender and patriarchy; democracy and state-formation; political Islam; oil and Western dominance; media and religion; violence and nationalism; identity and diaspora. Prerequisite: Introduction to Anthropology or equivalent. No knowledge of the Middle East is assumed.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Middle East Studies concentration
1.0 units
Neuman,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B276 Islam in Europe

This course will focus on recent immigration of Muslims in Europe. Anthropological theories will be helpful for understanding various issues such as the colonization and production of ethnicity, problems of identity concerning different generations and gender. Politics from the points of view of the nation-state will be important. Prerequisite: One course in Anthropology or instructor's permission.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B276
Counts toward Middle East Studies concentration
1.0 units
Hyánková,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B281 Language in Social Context

Studies of language in society have moved from the idea that language reflects social position/identity to the idea that language plays an active role in shaping and negotiating social position, identity, and experience. This course will explore the implications of this shift by providing an introduction to the fields of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. We will be particularly concerned with the ways in which language is implicated in the social construction of gender, race, class, and cultural/national identity. The course will develop students' skills in the ethnographic analysis of communication through several short ethnographic projects.
Division I: Social Science
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS LING-B281
1.0 units
Weidman,A.

ANTH B286 Cultural Perspectives on Ethnic Identity in the Post Famine Irish Diaspora

Theoretical perspectives and case studies on exclusion and assimilation in the social construction of Irish ethnic identity in the United States and elsewhere in the Irish diaspora. Symbolic expressions of Irish ethnicity such as St. Patrick's Day celebrations will consider race, class, gender, and religion. Racism and benevolence in the Irish experience will highlight a cultural perspective through use of ethnographies, personal biographies, and literary products such as novels and films. Prerequisite: introductory course in social science or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B286
1.0 units
Kilbride,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B303 History of Anthropological Theory

A consideration of the history of anthropological theories and the discipline of anthropology as an academic discipline that seeks to understand and explain society and culture as its subjects of study. Several vantage points on the history of anthropological theory are engaged to enact an historically charged anthropology of a disciplinary history. Anthropological theories are considered not only as a series of models, paradigms, or orientations, but as configurations of thought, technique, knowledge, and power that reflect the ever-changing relationships among the societies and cultures of the world. Prerequisite: at least one additional anthropology course at the 200 or 300 level.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Kilbride,P.

ANTH B312 Anthropology of Reproduction

An examination of social and cultural constructions of reproduction, and how power in everyday life shapes reproductive behavior and its meaning in Western and non-Western cultures. The influence of competing interests within households, communities, states, and institutions on reproduction is considered. Prerequisite: at least one 200-level ethnographic area course or permission of instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Pashigian,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B316 Gender in South Asia

Examines gender as a culturally and historically constructed category in the modern South Asian context, focusing on the ways in which everyday experiences of and practices relating to gender are informed by media, performance, and political events. Prerequisite: One 200-level course including material on a non-Western society and permission of the instructor.
Division I: Social Science
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Weidman,A.

ANTH B322 Anthropology of the Body

This course examines a diversity of meanings and interpretations of the body in anthropology. It explores anthropological theories and methods of studying the body and social difference via a series of topics including the construction of the body in medicine, identity, race, gender, sexuality and as explored through cross-cultural comparison. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 and preferably a 200 level cultural anthropology course.
Division I: Social Science
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Pashigian,M.

ANTH B330 Archaeological Theory and Method

Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS ARCH-B330
1.0 units
Wright,J

ANTH B333 Anthropological Demography

Anthropological demography examines human population structure and dynamics through the understanding of birth, death and migration processes. It includes study of the individual's life history. Population dynamics in small- and large-scale societies, the history of human populations and policy implications of demographic processes in the developed and developing world will be discussed through a cross-cultural perspective.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Davis,R.

ANTH B335 Mass Media and the City

Maps and murals, newspapers and graffiti, theater and internet—how do they pattern how we imagine cities, dwell in them, or battle for our places within them? This seminar entails a critical examination of the crucial nexus of cities, modernities and media, drawing on theoretical models from linguistics, communication, film and cultural studies, and Marxist analysis while exploring case materials from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Students will be expected to critique models and cases while anchoring their own research in a portfolio about a single city. Limited to 15; For advanced students with preference to Cities majors.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B335
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B337 Comparative Colonial Formations

This course aims to comparatively examine the key features of settler colonialism and its legacies in the 20th centuries. Settler colonialism will be re-examined in light of recent scholarship which defines it as a particular kind of colonial venture that has focused on eliminating indigenous populations and seizing land.
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Neuman,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B341 Cultural Perspectives on Marriage and Family

This course considers various theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of cross-cultural constructions of marriage and the family. Sociobiology, deviance, feminism, social constructionism, and cultural evolutionary approaches will be compared using primarily anthropological-ethnographic case examples. Cultural material from Africa and the United States will be emphasized. Applications will emphasize current U.S. socially contested categories such as same-sex marriage, plural marriage, gender diversity, divorce, and the blended family. Prerequisites: any history, biology, or social science major.
Division I: Social Science
Counts toward Africana Studies concentration
1.0 units
Kilbride,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B347 Advanced Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

An in-depth examination of crucial issues and particular cases of interest to advanced students in peace and conflict studies through common readings and student projects. Various important theories of conflict and conflict management are compared and students undertake semester-long field research. The second half of the semester focuses on student research topics with continued exploration of conflict-resolution theories and research methods. Prerequisite: POLS 206, 111, or Haverford's POLS 247.
CROSS-LISTED AS POLS-B347
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Neuman,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B350 Advanced Topics in Gender Studies

This is a topics course on the gendered perspective. Life stories, case studies, and ethnographic methodology will be featured. Topics vary.
Division I: Social Science
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration
1.0 units
Kilbride,P.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B354 Identity, Ritual and Cultural Practice in Contemporary Vietnam

This course focuses on the ways in which recent economic and political changes in Vietnam influence and shape everyday lives, meanings and practices there. It explores construction of identity in Vietnam through topics including ritual and marriage practices, gendered socialization, social reproduction and memory. Prerequisite: at least ANTH B102 or permission of the instructor.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B354
1.0 units
Pashigian,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B359 Topics in Urban Culture and Society

This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B360
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B359
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B360
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
1.0 units
McDonogh,G., Hayes-Conroy,A., Arbona,J.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B360 Advanced Topics in Human Evolution

This course will explore central issues in the study of human origins. We will examine Miocene hominoids from Africa, Asia, and Europe to better understand the ongoing debate about the origins of the hominin lineage, particularly issues pertaining to the location and hominoid group from which hominins arose. We will also look at the earliest putative hominins from Africa within the context of the earlier Miocene hominoids for a better understanding of their taxonomic position. Prerequisite: ANTH 209.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Su,D.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B382 Religious Fundamentalism in the Global Era

Through a comparison of Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Hindu political movements, the course seeks to investigate the religious turn in national and transnational contexts. We will also seek to find commonalities and differences in religious movements, and religious regimes, while considering the aspects of globalization which usher in new kinds of transnational affiliation. Prerequisite: An introductory course in Anthropology, Political Science or History or permission of the instructor.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B382
CROSS-LISTED AS POLS-B382
Counts toward Middle East Studies concentration
Counts toward Peace & Conflict Studies concentration
1.0 units
Neuman,T.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B397 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies

A seminar course that encourages and facilitates environmental problem solving by interdisciplinary teams of ES concentrators. Coursework may take the form of civic engagement (Praxis) projects. Students hone their research, collaboration, and leadership abilities by working on real problems facing our community and the broader world. Students will provide oral and written progress reports and submit written summaries of their findings. Collaborative research projects also are possible. Three hours per week.
CROSS-LISTED AS GEOL-B397
CROSS-LISTED AS BIOL-B397
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B397
Counts toward Environmental Studies minor
1.0 units
Hager,C., Barber,D., Oze,C., Stroud,E.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B398 Senior Conference

The topic of each seminar is determined in advance in discussion with seniors. Sections normally run through the entire year and have an emphasis on empirical research techniques and analysis of original material. Class discussions of work in progress and oral and written presentations of the analysis and results of research are important. A senior's thesis is the most significant writing experience in the seminar.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Kilbride,P., Pashigian,M., Weidman,A., Su,D.

ANTH B399 Senior Conference

The topic of each seminar is determined in advance in discussion with seniors. Sections normally run through the entire year and have an emphasis on empirical research techniques and analysis of original material. Class discussions of work in progress and oral and written presentations of the analysis and results of research are important. A senior's thesis is the most significant writing experience in the seminar.
Division I: Social Science
1.0 units
Pashigian,M., Weidman,A., Su,D.

ANTH B403 Supervised Work

Independent work is usually open to junior and senior majors who wish to work in a special area under the supervision of a member of the faculty and is subject to faculty time and interest.
1.0 units
Weidman,A., Su,D., Davis,R., Kilbride,P.

ANTH B425 Praxis III: Independent Study

Counts toward Praxis Program concentration
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.