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Summer Field School Information

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Winter 2018 (registration begins October 18)
Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 20, 2018


Anthro 100 Human Nature
Introduces the full range of human cultural and biological diversity. Human evolution, rise and fall of civilizations, non-Western cultures, and the human condition in different societies today. Emphasis on the relationships among biological, environmental, and cultural factors.  (Gen.Ed. SB, G) 4 CR

Anthro 106 Culture Through Film
Exploration of different societies and cultures, and of the field of cultural anthropology through the medium of film. Ethnographic and documentary films; focus on gender roles, ethnicity, race, class, religion, politics, and social change.  (Gen.Ed. SB, G) 4 CR

Anthro 150 Ancient Civilizations
The emergence and character of the worlds first civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, Shang China, the Olmec and Maya of Mesoamerica, and the Chavin of Peru. Topics include the Neolithic background to the rise of civilizations and theories on the rise and fall of civilizations. (Gen Ed: HS G) 4 CR

Anthro 208 Human Ecology
The study of human/environmental interactions. Emphasis on biological and cultural responses by contemporary human groups to pervasive environmental problems. Examples from mountains, grasslands, deserts, and tropical forests.  (Gen.Ed. SB, G) 4 CR

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Spring 2018 (registration begins early November)
Jan. 22 - May 1, 2018


Anthro 100 Human Nature
Introduces the full range of human cultural and biological diversity. Human evolution, rise and fall of civilizations, non-Western cultures, and the human condition in different societies today. Emphasis on the relationships among biological, environmental, and cultural factors.  (Gen.Ed. SB, G) 4 CR

Anthro 103 Human Origins and Variation
The biological aspects of being human. Evolution, how and where the human species originated, and biological similarities and dissimilarities among contemporary human groups. (Gen Ed: BS) 4 CR

Anthro 104 Culture, Society & People
The nature of culture and its role in creating forms of social, economic and political life in diverse historical and geographical contexts. Readings drawn from contemporary ethnographies of various peoples, analyzing the persistence of cultural diversity in the midst of global social and socioeconomic forces. (GenEd: SB G) 4 CR

Anthro 106 Culture Through Film
Exploration of different societies and cultures, and of the field of cultural anthropology through the medium of film. Ethnographic and documentary films; focus on gender roles, ethnicity, race, class, religion, politics, and social change.  (Gen.Ed. SB, G) 4 CR

Anthro 270 North American Indians
Survey of the indigenous people of America north of Mexico; their regional variations and adaptations, their relationship to each other, and the changes taking place in their lifeways.  (Gen.Ed. SB, U)