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Department of Anthropology

ALL SUMMER 2021 CLASSES

SESSION I: 6 Weeks

 

Begins May 10th and Ends June 17th

Final Exam: to be determined (2.5 hours allotted time)

 ANTH 161.001 / Human Origins: Introduction to Biological Anthropology

100% Asynchronous Online Course

Professor: Dr. Kelly Goldberg

(4 credits)

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective. As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species. In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.

The most basic goal of this course is to become better informed as to how scientific anthropological approaches contribute to our understanding of what it means to be a member of the human species. We are a product of our past as well as present, and this course hopes to show how understanding our biological and cultural history (through the theory and method of the science of anthropology) can provide us with a better understanding of humanity.


Begins May 10th and Ends June 17th

Final Exam: to be determined (2.5 hours allotted time)

ANTH 702.J50 / Social & Linguistic Anthropology for Teachers

 Asynchronous & Synchronous Mixed – 100% online

T / 10:30 – 12:00

Professor: Sherina Feliciano-Santos

(3 credits)

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

This course covers topics in cultural and linguistic anthropology, with special attention to their relevance in educational settings. We will consider how anthropologists study other cultures; we will discuss anthropological theories; and we will study cultures across the world—including our own. Throughout the class we will ask ourselves: How do people in different cultures move about in their everyday activities? With these insights, we will consider how in thinking anthropologically teachers can apply what we learn from the assigned texts, films, and discussions to their own classrooms.


SESSION I: 3 Weeks

 

Begins May 10th and Ends May 26th

 Final Exam: to be determined (2.5 hours allotted time)

ANTH 101.001 / Primates, People and Prehistory

 100% Asynchronous Online Course

Professor: Jenny Pournelle

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs. of the 6 hr. Social Sciences (GSS) Requirement

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052 

Course Description:

An exploration of human origins, human evolution, human prehistory, and cultural existence from its less complex forms to early civilizations. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of physical, biological, and archaeological anthropology.


 Begins May 10th and Ends May 26th

 Final Exam: to be determined (2.5 hours allotted time)

ANTH 552.001 / Medical Anthropology

Blended 50% or More Web Instructional Method

MW / 8:30 – 12:00 / Gambrell Hall 412

TR / 8:30 – 12:00 / online Synchronous

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credit) 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Required Course for Medical Anthropology Minors;

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research

Cross-listed with HPEB 552.001 

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052 

Course Description:

This course introduces the field of medical anthropology, which is the study of human health, disease and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. The political economy of health as a result of modernization is a central focus. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of illness and healing, the social/cultural context of health and health interventions, and the impacts of emerging and re-emerging diseases such as AIDS, Ebola, and Tuberculosis on world health. The underlying theme of the course is the use of anthropological concepts and methods in domestic and international public health contexts.


SESSION II: 6 Weeks

 

Begins June 21st and Ends July 29th

Final Exam: to be determined (2.5 hours allotted time)

 ANTH 600.001 / Survey of Linguistics

MTWR / 12:30 – 2:10 / 100% Web - Async & Sync

Professor: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchiev

(3 credits)

 Fulfills the Linguistic Requirement for the Anthropology Major

Undergrad & Grad Course

Cross-listed w/LING 600.001

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

Survey of core areas of linguistics and extensions to closely related disciplines. Introduction to the linguistic component of human cognition. Formal description and analysis of the general properties of speech and language, the organization of language in the mind/brain, and cross-linguistic typology and universals.


SESSION III: 3 Weeks 

 

Begins June 21st and Ends July 8th

Final Exam: to be determined (2.5 hours allotted time)

 ANTH 102.001 / Understanding Other Cultures

MTWR / 12:20 – 3:50 / 100% Synchronous

Professor: Kimberly Simmons

(3 credits)

 Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

Required Course for Medical Anthropology Minors

NOTE: ANTH 102 may not also fulfill the Carolina Core GSS component if taken for Med. Anth.

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement

and GLD (Global Learning)

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement 

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

African American culture has a long history in the United States involving traditions, lifeways, music, migration, and other cultural practices often rooted in the South.  These experiences, over time, contributed to the idea of African American “peoplehood” and culture.  Over the course of the term, students will gain an understanding of African American culture in the United States.  From the Gullah in South Carolina, to the Great Migration (from the South to the North), to issues of cultural identity, to folklore, traditions, and beliefs, this course examines cultural practices and production, as well as the varied experiences of African Americans in the United States (due to color, gender, and class), from slavery to the present. The course will involve readings, films, lectures, and discussions.


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