An introduction to theoretical concepts in Gender Studies. Discussion of human diet and nutrition from holistic, cross-cultural perspective.
It consists of four fields: Archaeology examines past human cultures through material culture. Cultural Anthropology focuses on sociocultural variation among humans. Linguistic Anthropology examines how language influences society and culture.
Physical Anthropology studies the biological and behavioral aspects of humans within an evolutionary framework. Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction SI is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content.
For more information, please see the SI website at smc. Eligibility for English 1.
A survey of human biology, this course focuses on human origins and evolution by investigating the major aspects of physical anthropology including Mendelian and human genetics, primate and hominid evolutionary processes, contemporary human variability and facets of primate ethology and human behavior that make our species unique in the animal kingdom.
Denman J F Course Number: Cultural Anthropology is the study of human society and culture, analyzing both similarities and differences amongst cultural groups. This course will introduce students to important socio-cultural concepts used by cultural anthropologists including material culture, social organization, religion, kinship, ritual and symbolic systems, race, ethnicity, and language amongst others.
Students will examine how cultural anthropologists understand the notion of culture in the study of human behavior in different regions of the world.
The ethnographic method as a key methodology will be stressed throughout this course. Grebler G Course Number: Zane W W Course Number: This course is an introduction to the archaeological record documenting the evolution of human culture from the earliest stone tool makers to the primary civilizations of the Old and New Worlds.
Topics include hunter-gatherer adaptations, the invention and spread of agriculture, and the development of civilizations. Archaeological techniques and methods are introduced as the means for understanding these developments.
This course will introduce students to the historical and cultural use of power by peoples and cultures in Latin America. We will investigate the use of power of Latin American peoples and cultures who lived prior to contact with Europeans, in colonial and post-colonial culture in Latin America, as well as in contemporary Latin American society.
Power relations included in the notions of race, class, gender and sexuality, immigration and migration, and indigenism amongst othersas they are practiced in Latin America, are explored throughout the semester.
Minzenberg E G Course Number: This course introduces students to the basic techniques involved in archaeological fieldwork. Students will learn various methods of excavation and how they are tied to a research design. Lectures will supplement hands-on excavation by providing pertinent historical and theoretical background to the ongoing scientific research.Today's lesson will explain the archaeological techniques of reconnaissance, survey, and excavation.
In doing this, it will highlight the terms, artifacts, site mapping, pedestrian survey, and the. UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS ARCHAEOLOGY – Vol.
I - The History of Archaeology - S.E. Nash ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) to identify, interpret, explain, and confirm archaeological phenomena and interpretations, university-based archaeologists are usually based in history departments. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities.
In North America archaeology is a sub-field of anthropology, while in Europe it is often viewed as either a discipline in its own right or a sub-field of other disciplines.
Involves the use of actual archaeological materials or replicas, such as cutting tools, in an attempt to discover their ancient functions. Used to provide analogs for a broader range of behavior associated with archaeological lmaterials.
Forensic anthropology is a special sub-field of physical anthropology (the study of human remains) that involves applying skeletal analysis and techniques in archaeology to solving criminal cases.
When human remains or a suspected burial are found, forensic anthropologists are called upon to gather information from the bones and their recovery. ____ cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology your professor researches the Turkana pastoralists of Kenya, investigating both the genetic changes that allow them to easily digest milk and the role that dairy animals have played in their history.