Anthropology at UAA

Spring Semester 2021

ANTH

  • A101 *Intro to Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Intro to Anthropology

    Introduces fundamentals of the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Emphasizes basic ideas, perspectives and methods of anthropology. Special Note: Recommended for non-majors. Majors can apply it to their degree as a program elective.

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    View detailed information for CRN:30094 202 Harrod, Ryan January 11 - May 1 0
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  • A200 *Alaska Native Cultures 3 Credits

    *Alaska Native Cultures

    Surveys Alaska Native peoples, including cultural heritage, ethnohistory, and contemporary experiences from an anthropological perspective. Covers environmental settings, linguistic subdivisions, precolonial sociocultural organization and subsistence patterns, contact with non-Native groups, and key issues, including education, politics and law.

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    View detailed information for CRN:30096 203 Lambourn, Rebecca January 11 - May 1 0
    View detailed information for CRN:30097 202 Carraher, Sarah January 11 - May 1 0
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  • A202 *Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

    *Cultural Anthropology

    Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, ethical considerations and methods in the study of culture and cultural change. Emphasizes cross-cultural comparisons of sociopolitical systems, kinship, ethnicity, gender, subsistence, religion and art, integrating applied, local, regional and global perspectives.

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    View detailed information for CRN:30099 202 Ogilvie, Kristen January 11 - May 1 14
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  • A210 Linguistic Anthropology 3 Credits

    Linguistic Anthropology

    Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, ethical considerations and methods in the anthropological study of language. Explores topics in language and culture, including the origin of human speech, language structure, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, language change and variation, multilingualism, language endangerment and revitalization, language and gender, and folk taxonomies.

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  • A211 *Archaeology 3 Credits

    *Archaeology

    Introduces the historical development, basic concepts, terminology, ethical considerations, theories, and methods of archaeology with an emphasis on North American approaches.

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  • A250 *Emergence Complex Societies 3 Credits

    *Emergence Complex Societies

    Introduces the biological and cultural emergence of modern humans, innovations leading to domestication and complex societies, and the roles these played in urbanization, state formation, and civilizations. Compares primary civilizations and may include secondary civilizations.

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    View detailed information for CRN:30104 201 Hanson, Diane January 11 - May 1 12
  • A390A Arctic and Subarctic Cultures 3 Credits

    Arctic and Subarctic Cultures

    Explores anthropological perspectives on Arctic and Subarctic peoples, focusing on Indigenous cultures, settlement, history, languages, social transformations and contemporary experiences. Cultural or sub-regional focus will vary by semester. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle.

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  • A390B World Cultures 3 Credits

    World Cultures

    Explores anthropological perspectives on world peoples, focusing on Indigenous cultures, settlement, history, languages, social transformations and contemporary experiences. Cultural or regional focus will vary by semester. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36280 201 Harrod, Ryan January 11 - May 1 4
  • A458 Applied Ethics in Anthropology 3 Credits

    Applied Ethics in Anthropology

    Examines the ethical issues that confront anthropologists, and the responsibilities they have to the public, the discipline, their colleagues and members of the communities with whom they are working. Course topic will vary with focus on a different subfield of anthropology. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle. Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A658 with the same subtitle. May be stacked with: ANTH A658

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    View detailed information for CRN:36279 251 Hanson, Diane January 11 - May 1 5
  • A461 Decolonizing Methodologies 3 Credits

    Decolonizing Methodologies

    Introduces research methods informed by Indigenous ways of producing and sharing knowledge, ethical considerations, collaborative research design with Indigenous communities and peoples, the sharing of research materials and outcomes, and multivocal authorship. Examines the process of integrating responsibilities as a researcher with respect for cultural property rights and ownership. Crosslisted with AKNS A461.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36810 251 Williams, Maria January 11 - May 1 5
  • A464 *Culture & Globalization 3 Credits

    *Culture & Globalization

    Explores the relationship between culture and globalization. Examines global capitalism and ethnographic experiences in the context of transnational migration and diasporas, and the influence of new information technologies and media on values, beliefs and practices. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ANTH A664. Registration Restrictions: Completion of Tier 1 (basic college-level) GER courses May be stacked with: ANTH A664

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  • A487 Field Methods Cultural Anth 1 - 8 Credits

    Field Methods Cultural Anth

    Applies cultural anthropological research techniques by completing field-based research as a class project. Projects vary each semester, but may include archival/historical research and contemporary ethnographic projects. Methods may include qualitative and quantitative data collection with an emphasis on ethnographic research techniques. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Registration Restrictions: Instructor approval May be stacked with: ANTH A687

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    View detailed information for CRN:36275 251 Carraher, Sarah January 11 - May 1 10
  • A490C Belief and Identity 3 Credits

    Belief and Identity

    Cross-cultural perspectives on identity related to ethnicity, language, gender, religion and other social factors. Emphasis on topics will vary by semester. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle. Not available for credit for students who have completed ANTH A690C with the same subtitle. May be stacked with: ANTH A690C

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    View detailed information for CRN:36273 251 Hanson, Diane January 11 - May 1 17
  • A495 Practicum in Anthropology 1 - 3 Credits

    Practicum in Anthropology

    Applies practical anthropological skills learned under the supervision of a professional anthropologist. Special Note: May be repeated once. Registration Restrictions: 15 credit hours in Anthropology, instructor approval and agency mentor approval

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  • A499 Senior Thesis in Anthropology 3 Credits

    Senior Thesis in Anthropology

    Independent library, laboratory, or field research in anthropology resulting in a substantial, thesis-quality paper. Special Note: May be repeated once for credit as a part of a two-semester sequence, with permission of thesis advisor. Must satisfy all requirements for honors in Anthropology. Registration Restrictions: Faculty approval

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  • A658 Adv Applied Ethics in Anth 3 Credits

    Adv Applied Ethics in Anth

    Examines critically the ethical issues that confront anthropologists and archaeologists, and the responsibilities they have to the public, the discipline, their colleagues, and members of the communities with whom they are working. Course topic will vary with focus on a different subfield of anthropology. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle. Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A458

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    View detailed information for CRN:36278 251 Hanson, Diane January 11 - May 1 5
  • A664 Adv Culture & Globalization 3 Credits

    Adv Culture & Globalization

    Explores critically the relationship between culture and globalization. Examines global capitalism and ethnographic experiences in the context of transnational migration and diasporas, and the influence of new information technologies and media on cultural values, beliefs and practices. Special Note: Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A464

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    View detailed information for CRN:36276 252 Ogilvie, Kristen January 11 - May 1 4
  • A687 Adv Field Methods Cultrl Anth 1 - 8 Credits

    Adv Field Methods Cultrl Anth

    Applies cultural anthropological research techniques by completing field-based research as a class project. Projects vary each semester but may include archival/historical research and contemporary ethnographic projects. Methods may include qualitative and quantitative data collection with an emphasis on ethnographic research techniques. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Graduate students will supervise undergraduate tasks under supervision of instructor. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor approval May be stacked with: ANTH A487

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    View detailed information for CRN:36274 251 Carraher, Sarah January 11 - May 1 5
  • A690C Adv Studies Belief & Identity 3 Credits

    Adv Studies Belief & Identity

    Examines and evaluates cross-cultural perspectives on identity related to ethnicity, language, gender, religion and other social factors. Topical emphasis will vary by semester. Special Note: May be repeated once with a change of subtitle. Graduate students will be assigned more in-depth research, additional class readings and mentoring positions for undergraduates. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: ANTH A490C

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  • A695 Anthropology Practicum 1 - 3 Credits

    Anthropology Practicum

    Engages in an anthropology practicum in the public or private sector. Emphasizes the application of anthropological skills under the supervision of a professional anthropologist. Special Note: Arranged practicum between graduate advisor and an outside mentor. Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Master of Arts in Anthropology

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  • A698 Individual Research 1 - 9 Credits

    Individual Research

    Engages student in supervised field, laboratory and/or library research that precedes thesis writing. Special Note: Only 3 credits can be used to fulfill minimum 30-credit requirement for graduation. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits.

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  • A699 Thesis Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Thesis Research

    Engages student in independent research conducted under the supervision of a graduate committee. Special Note: Students may enroll for variable credit, but at least three credits are required for graduation. Offered during all semesters. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Advancement to candidacy and thesis chair approval

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