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Department of Anthropology

500-Level

Spring 2022

 

ANTH 536.001 / Public Archaeology

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Professor: Adam King

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major

OR

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

Course Readings:

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 Course Description:

Public archaeology is a varied field within the discipline of archaeology. As the name suggests, it involves archaeological practice, research, outreach, and planning designed specifically to meet the public good. Public archaeologists work for private consulting firms, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, museums, and for Indigenous communities. A large portion of this course will focus on understanding the federal, state, and local laws and regulations that guide the practice of archaeology in the public interest. With that regulatory framework engaged, we will then focus on the various ways and various settings in which public archaeology is practiced. When possible, speakers working in various fields of public archaeology will be invited to bring their experiences and perspectives to the class.


ANTH 550.001 / Archaeological Laboratory Methods

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Professor: Eric Jones

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research

OR

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

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research 

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

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Course Description:

This course covers basic laboratory methods in archaeology, focusing on Pre-contact and early Contact Native American material culture. Over the course of the semester, students will learn and apply methods for preserving, storing, and analyzing various types of archaeological remains, including lithics, ceramics, floral and faunal remains, and sediments. The primary goal is to familiarize students with a wide range of materials and methods to prepare them for professional archaeological work and/or more advanced graduate-level research.


ANTH 552.001 / Medical Anthropology

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Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

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 

Meets with HPEB 552.H10 and ANTH 552.H10 – Honors College Only for the H10 Sections 

Medical Minor Requirement 

Course Readings:

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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.


ANTH 561.001 / Human Osteology

TR / 10:05 – 11:20 / Hamilton 142

LAB: W / 10:00 – 11:30 / Hamilton 142

Professor: Carlina de la Cova

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Biological Requirement for the Anthropology Major

OR

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

OR

Elective for Medical Anthropology Minor

Course Readings:

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Course Description:

This course provides an intensive, hands-on and active learning introduction to the identification of human skeletal remains. Throughout the course of the semester students will learn: 1) how to identify skeletal elements, both whole and fragmentary; 2) how to estimate age, sex, ancestry, and stature of an individual; 3) how to distinguish between human and non-human remains; 4) how to reconstruct populations, particularly in terms of diet and disease; and 5) real world applications of human osteology.


ANTH 580.001 / Culture and Identity of the African Diaspora

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Professor: Terrance Weik

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major

AND

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning and

Diversity and Social Advocacy

OR

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

AND

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning and

Diversity and Social Advocacy

Cross-listed with AFAM 580.001

Course Readings:

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Course Description:

As the “birth place of humanity,” Africa is relevant to all humans as an important reference point for understanding historical human migration and geography. Africans have been on the move from antiquity to the present day, as merchants, pastoralists, healers, pilgrims, soldiers, enslaved laborers, and missionaries (among other roles). This course examines the experiences, material culture, and sociocultural processes involving people of African descent in order to understand the complexity and substance of the African Diaspora in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Various forms of evidence, disciplinary approaches, and intellectual concepts will be surveyed in order to gain a better understanding of the African Diaspora. To this end, students will be introduced to theories dealing with culture, creolization, race, Africanism, heritage, representation, and ethnicity. Lectures, films, and texts constitute the main learning media.


ANTH 581.001 / Globalization and Cultural Questions

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Professor: David Kneas

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major

and INT (Integrative) Requirement.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning

OR

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

and INT (Integrative) Requirement.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning

Cross-listed with GEOG 581.001

Course Readings:

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Course Description:

This course examines cultural understandings of and responses to globalization, examining topics such as its history and theories, migration, economic integration and inequality, identity, social movements, and the environment.


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