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Department of Anthropology

Honors

Spring 2022

 

Anthropology 161.H01 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

TR / 11:40 – 12:55 / Hamilton 143

 Lab: T / 1:15 – 2:45 / Hamilton 142

Professor: Kelly Goldberg

(4 credits)

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

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

(CANNOT be used as a LAB credit for DURT. Labs must be 200-level and above.)

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement) 

Course Readings:

No required texts

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required one and a half-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. 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 weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


ANTH 392.001 / Global Women’s Health

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Kathryn Luchok

(3 credits)

Cross-listed with WGST 392.001 

Meets with ANTH 392.H10 and WGST 392.H10 – Honors College Only for the H10 Sections 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 

Medical Minor 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:

This course examines health issues important in the lives of women around the world. The course will take a life cycle approach beginning with issues surrounding the birth of girl babies, continuing through the period of growth and development, adulthood, including family planning, pregnancy and lactation and ending with old age. Drawing on medical and applied anthropology perspectives, the course will cover the sociocultural landscape of women’s lives, including the forces that promote and hinder the health and well-being of women around the globe. Also examined are programs aimed at improving women’s lives world-wide. The goal of this course is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the female life cycle with a greater appreciation for the mental, physical and social health risks women face, as well as the resilience and strengths women bring, on a global scale.

This class will be of interest to students interested in global issues, culture and health and/or women’s health, including but not limited to those in Anthropology, Global Studies, WGST, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Education, Sociology, Political Science and Psychology.  It is a required course for the Medical Anthropology Minor.


ANTH 552.001 / Medical Anthropology

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

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:

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.


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