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Anthropology



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Course not offered in the current academic year are listed at the end of this section.

ANTH100S

Anthropology

ANTH 101 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Human and Cultural Evolution
A survey of the discoveries of Physical Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology. Lectures on living and fossil primates, the fossil evidence for the origins and development of humans, and archaeological evidence concerning the origins and development of culture from the earliest tool making through the beginnings of civilization.

ANTH 102 F,W 3C 0.5
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
The dynamic nature of socio-cultural systems is examined. Topics include language, technology, social organization, economics, politics, and religion. Data are drawn from a broad ethnographic base, including both "primitive" cultures and modern, developed societies.

ANTH200S

ANTH 201 W 3C,1L 0.5
Principles of Archaeology
An introduction to the working assumptions, analytic approaches, and integrative and descriptive methods of archaeological anthropology.

ANTH 202 W 3C 0.5
Principles of Social and Cultural Anthropology
An introduction to basic concepts used by social and cultural anthropologists for the analysis of social, economic, political and ideational systems.
Prereq: ANTH 102 or permission of instructor

ANTH 222 W 3C 0.5
Prehistoric Cultures of the Great Lakes Area - A Survey
A general survey of the archaeological evidence for prehistoric cultures in the Great Lakes area from their arrival ca. 11,000 years ago to the coming of the Europeans. Cultural ecology and cultural evolution will be stressed.
This course is taught in conjunction with ANTH 322.
Honours Anthropology students should take ANTH 322.

ANTH 230 F 3C 0.5
Indians of Canada
The cultures of Canadian Indians are described as they existed when initially contacted by Europeans. Consideration is given to economic adaptation, social organization, political structure, material culture, ritual, and mythology.
Prereq: Second-year standing

ANTH 233 F 3C 0.5
Inuit and Eskimo Cultures
An examination of Inuit and Eskimo cultures of Alaska, Canada and Greenland from their prehistoric origins to the present. Administrative systems imposed upon the Inuit and Eskimo will be analysed and compared, as will the contemporary problems these communities face.
Prereq: Second-year standing

ANTH 260 F 3C,1L 0.5
Human Evolution
Data, methods and theory in the study of the origin and evolution of humans are surveyed. Topics will include genetic theory, primate evolution, human fossils and modern human adaption.
Prereq: ANTH 101 or permission of instructor

ANTH 261 F 3C 0.5
Primate Behaviour
An introduction to the behaviour of non-human primates and its relevance to human development. Topics will include social organization, role behaviour, and communications patterns, as well as the history of primate studies.

ANTH 290 W 3C 0.5
Audio-Visual Images and Ethnography
The ability of audio-visual media to convey valid and accurate information on other ways of life is evaluated. Emphasis will be on recent attempts to record other cultures on motion picture film and video tapes. Pioneering efforts at "scientific" illustration, as on voyages of exploration, as well as early still photography and sound recording, are also examined.

ANTH300S

ANTH 300 W 3C 0.5
Design of Anthropological Inquiry
This course systematically examines research design and methodology in anthropology.
Prereq: ANTH 202

ANTH 311 F 3C 0.5
Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
An introduction to the way in which anthropologists study the system of behaviour and belief known as religion.

ANTH 322 W 3C 0.5
Prehistoric Cultures of the Great Lakes Area
An in depth study of the archaeological evidence for prehistoric cultures in the Great Lakes area from their arrival ca. 11,000 years ago to the coming of Europeans. Cultural ecology and cultural evolution will be stressed.
Prereq: ANTH 203 or consent of instructor
Antireq: ANTH 222

ANTH 330 W 3C 0.5
Cultural Ecology
An examination of the relationships among environment, technology, society, and culture. The increasing levels of complexity will be considered in the context of hunting and foraging bands, horticultural tribes and chiefdoms, pastoral tribes and agricultural peasantry.
Prereq: Two term courses in Anthropology or consent of instructor

ANTH 345 S 3C 0.5
Special Topics in Anthropology
Directed independent research.
Prereq: Permission of instructor

ANTH 350 F 3C 0.5
Culture and Sexuality
A seminar to investigate the role of the sexes in human evolution and the ways in which gender categories and the concepts of sex roles and sexual behaviour are considered in anthropological literature.

ANTH 390A/B F,W 0.5/0.5
Reading in Anthroplogy
Guided reading in a selected portion of the anthropological literature.
Prereq: Anthropology Major or Honours student and permission of instructor

ANTH 391/393 F,W,S 0.5/0.5
Reading in Anthropology
Guided reading in a selected portion of the anthropological literature.
Prereq: Anthropology Major or Honours student and permission of instructor

ANTH400S

ANTH 404 W 3C 0.5
Human Development in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Seminar in current issues in the anthropology of the life cycle. This course will deal with child rearing, young adulthood, aging and the female and male life cycles, among other topics, from the perspectives of various cultures.

ANTH 420 F 3C 0.5
Social and Cultural Change
An analysis of contemporary thought on culture contact and cultural evolution. The concepts to be explored might include integration, assimilation, conflict, nativistic reactions, and general and specific evolution.
Prereq: One credit in socio-cultural anthropology

ANTH 492A/B F,W 0.5/0.5
Reading in Anthropology
Guided reading in a selected portion of the anthropological literature.
Prereq: Anthropology Major or Honours student and permission of instructor

ANTH 495/497 F,W,S 0.5/0.5
Reading in Anthropology
Guided reading in a selected portion of the anthropological literature.
Prereq: Anthropology Major or Honours student and permission of instructor

ANTH 499A/B F,W,S 0.5/0.5
Honours Essay
Directed reading and research in a selected area of anthropology inquiry.
A letter grade for ANTH 499A will be submitted only after the completion of ANTH 499B.

Courses not offered 1995-96
ANTH 103 The Nature of Language
ANTH 203 North American Prehistory
ANTH 210 Anthropology Through Science Fiction
ANTH 223 Archaeology and Cultural Adaptation: Gatherers and Hunters
ANTH 224 Archaeology and Growth of Cultural Complexity
ANTH 228 Peoples of the Pacific
ANTH 241 The Contemporary Canadian Indian Scene
ANTH 270 Archaeological Method and Technique
ANTH 271 Archaeological Field Methods
ANTH 310 The Anthropological Imagination
ANTH 320 Studies in Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology
ANTH 321 Studies in Archaeology of Complex Cultures
ANTH 333 Applied Anthroplogy
ANTH 351 Comparative Policies onNative Minorities
ANTH 352 History of Anthropological Thought
ANTH 365 Fossil Hominids
ANTH 377 Early Cultures in the New World
ANTH 400 Special Topics in Anthropological Theory
ANTH 460 Human Adaptation and Evolution
ANTH 461 Selected Topics in Primate Behaviour

NATST

Native Studies

NAT ST 370 0.5
Issues in Contemporary Native Communities in Canada
Selected aspects of the contemporary native experience as defined by the local native community. The topics examined will be placed in historical perspective. Specially selected course lecturers will be representative of the wider native community.
Cross-listed as CDN ST 370

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