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Department of Anthropology

Medical Anthropology Minor

Spring 2022

Electives

 

ANTH 212.001 / Food and Culture

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: TBA

(3 credits)

Fulfills 3 hrs of the Cultural Requirement for Anthropology

AND

GLD: Professional and CIVIC Engagement and VSR CORE Requirement

OR

Fulfills the Inquiry Requirement for the DURT Track

AND

GLD: Professional and CIVIC Engagement and VSR CORE Requirement

OR

Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) 

 Elective for Medical Anthropology Minor* 

*Cannot use for GSS Requirement if using for Medical Minor 

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 explores multiple dimensions of sociocultural life by considering human relationships with food, including the connection between diet and the human microbiome, taste and stratification, gendered and racialized divisions of labor, comfort and wellness in the economies of different societies, and environmental sustainability. From potlatch bans to settler colonialism to food deserts, we will consider food production and procurement, preparation, valuation, consumption, (and disposal)—as well as commodification and the construction of scarcity—and we will critically examine power and social inequality as it plays out in these contexts. We will also hear from participants within both institutionally and organically organized efforts in support of food justice. In teams, students will carry out an ethnographic assignment that documents the discourses and other practices related to food and will have multiple opportunities to take part in food exchanges and sampling with appropriate social distancing.


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) for the Major or for DURT

OR

Elective for Medical Anthropology Minor

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 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.


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