Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 506     Culture and Sexuality     3 Credit Hours

The study of women, men, children, socialization practices, and the genesis of sex roles cross-culturally. Additionally, reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 406. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 406 and ANTH 506. ANTH 101 recommended. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 507     Sexual Praxis and Theory     3 Credit Hours

This course will offer an overview of sexual differences including: the socio-cultural construction of gender, sexual behavior, and orientation; sex and sexualities in language and literature; and diversity by race, class, and cultural heritage. (F).

Prerequisite(s): WST 275 or WGST 275 or HUM 275 or SOC 275 or ANTH 275 or SOC 443 or PSYC 275 or PSYC 405 or ANTH 406 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 506 or WGST 303 or PSYC 303 or SOC 303 or ANTH 303 or HUM 303

ANTH 509     Human Body, Growth and Health     3 Credit Hours

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 515     Nutrition and Health     3 Credit Hours

The influence of nutrition on physical and mental development from conception to adulthood. Topics include: 1) definition and function of the essential nutrients for people, 2) basic principles of human growth and development, 3) the causes and consequences of under- and over-nutrition, 4) feeding practices for infants and children and the development of food habits, 5) nutrient and food problems in the local region and in global perspective. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 415. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 415 and ANTH 515. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 520     Kinship and Marriage     3 Credit Hours

A study of the diversity of kinship and marriage systems, and of the history of kinship theory which has played a seminal role in the development of general anthropological theory. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 420. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 420 and ANTH 520. (OC).

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or ANTH 201

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ANTH 521     Education and Culture     3 Credit Hours

How and where do people learn? Why are there schools, and how is schooling culturally organized? Why do school experiences tend to vary by "race", social class, and gender? What insights does anthropology bring to practical problems of learning and teaching? Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 421. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 421 and ANTH 521. (AY).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

ANTH 525     Language and Society     3 Credit Hours

An examination of the social functions of speech through readings and exercises, emphasizing schools and other applied settings. Topics include ethnic and social class dialects, codeswitching, and the organization of conversation. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 425. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 425 and ANTH 525. (OC).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ANTH 530     Health, Culture and Medicine     3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive examination of how culture mediates processes of illness and healing. Comparative materials worldwide are examined and provide a context for an anthropological analysis of modern biomedicine. Special attention is given to psychosocial illnesses, culture-bound syndromes, and the role of meaning in sickness and curing. Admission to the Master of Science in Health Psychology Program or permission of instructor. (W).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 555     Immigrant Cultures and Gender     3 Credit Hours

The history and culture of immigration since 1850, including: 1) formation and perseverance of immigrant communities and interethnic boundaries; 2) relations between the homeland and the immigrant; and 3) impact of migration on family life and gender roles. Additional reading assignments or project will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 455. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 455 and ANTH 555. ANTH 101 recommended. (OC).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 560     Economic Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

A comparative examination of the basis of political economy. Economic problems (the production and distribution of goods and services) will be considered in ecological, evolutionary, and political terms. The primary emphasis will be on traditional economies, on production and exchange at the household level, and on the effect of modern market systems on indigenous cultures. (OC).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 570     Doing Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

A practicum of anthropological theory and method, including ethnographic interviews and participant observation. Students will conduct field research and evaluate results with the help of classmates. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 470. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 470 and ANTH 570. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

ANTH 577     Ethnographic Film     3 Credit Hours

This course will analyze ethnographic films as a medium for the construction of meaning in and across cultures. It will teach students to understand how the putatively "real" content of documentary film creates a mixture of fantasy, news and "science." Covering texts as varied as National Geographic photographic layouts, traditional ethnographic films made by anthropologists, and auto-ethnographies of cultural groups such as Native Americans and the Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea, the course will aim to deconstruct such oppositions as indigene vs. alien, us vs. them, and self vs. other. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 477. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 477 and ANTH 577. (AY).

Prerequisite(s): FILM 248 or HUM 248 or ANTH 101 or ENGL 248 or JASS 248

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 581     Gender and Globalization     3 Credit Hours

Mass media, politics, and academia are full of references to globalization, and a future "world without borders." This interdisciplinary course considers the implication of globalization for women's lives, gender relations, and feminism. Topics covered include the global factory, cross-cultural consumption, human rights, global communications, economic restructuring, nationalism, and environmental challenges. Rather than survey international women's movements, this course explores how globalization reformulates identities and locations and the political possibilities they create. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 481 and ANTH 581. (AY).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Arts, Sciences, and Letters

ANTH 582     Psychological Anthropology     3 Credit Hours

Cross-cultural comparison of theories of human nature, including psychoanalytic anthropology, culture-and-personality, and other theories from Western science, as well as non-Western theories about such concepts as the person, emotions, and mental illness. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 482. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 482 and ANTH 582. ANTH 101 and PSYC 170 or 171 highly recommended. (YR).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 590     Topics in Anthropology     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Examination of problems and issues in selected areas of anthropology. Title in the Schedule of Classes will change according to content. Course may be repeated for credit when specific topic differs. (OC).

ANTH 598     Independent Study     1 to 6 Credit Hours

Readings or analytical assignments in Anthropology in accordance with the needs and interests of those enrolled and agreed upon by the student and instructor. (F, W,S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ANTH 599     Readings in Anthropology     1 to 3 Credit Hours

For students desiring study not available in the regular course offerings. Additional reading assignments or projects will distinguish this course from its undergraduate version ANTH 499. Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 499 and ANTH 599. (F, W, S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally