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ANTHRO 239: Ethnography of Africa (ANTHRO 139)

The politics of producing knowledge in and about Africa through the genre of ethnography, from the colonial era to the present. The politics of writing and the ethics of social imagination. Sources include novels juxtaposed to ethnographies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Malkki, L. (PI)

ANTHRO 249C: The Muslim Other: A History of Orientalism from Antiquity to the 2016 U.S. (ANTHRO 149C, CSRE 149C, CSRE 249C)

This course examines the history of orientalism through the figure of the Muslim other. It asks how history, politics and ideology inform the reproduction of knowledge about Islam and Muslims in the west today. Through a focus on key historical and contemporary events from the Christian Crusades, Islamic conquests, and transatlantic slave trade, to 9/11 and the election of Donald J. Trump - this course will trace the social and historical formation of the Muslim other.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ghani, A. (PI)

ANTHRO 253B: Contemporary Theories of Religious Experience (ANTHRO 153B)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an overview of ethnographic, cultural, psychological and neurocognitive accounts of religious experience. Starting from classical work on the nature and variety of religious experiences, by William James, Alister Hardy and Andrew Lang among others, a taxonomy of religious experiences will be developed. We will focus on an in depth understanding of different types of experiences, such as sleep paralysis, hallucinations and visions, mystical and self-transcendent experiences, paranormal encounters and out-of-body experiences. For each of these phenomena contemporary theoretical explanations will be discussed, with a specific focus on the interplay between culture and cognition and on the relation with psychiatric disorders.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: van Elk, M. (PI)

ANTHRO 254B: Anthropology of Drugs: Experience, Capitalism, Modernity (ANTHRO 154, CSRE 154)

This course examines the significant role ¿drugs¿ play in shaping expressions of the self and social life; in the management populations, and in the production of markets and inequality. It engages these themes through cultural representations of drugs and drug use, analyses of scientific discourse, and social theory. Topics include: the social construction of the licit and illicit; the shifting boundaries of deviance, disease and pleasure; and the relationship between local markets and global wars.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 266: Political Ecology of Tropical Land Use: Conservation, Natural Resource Extraction, and Agribusiness (ANTHRO 166)

Seminar. The state, private sector, development agencies, and NGOs in development and conservation of tropical land use. Focus is on the socioeconomic and political drivers of resource extraction and agricultural production. Case studies used to examine the local-to-global context from many disciplines. Are maps and analyses used for gain, visibility, accountability, or contested terrain? How are power dynamics, land use history, state-private sector collusion, and neoliberal policies valued? What are the local and extra-local responses?
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Curran, L. (PI)

ANTHRO 271: The Biology and Evolution of Language (ANTHRO 171, HUMBIO 145L)

Lecture course surveying the biology, linguistic functions, and evolution of the organs of speech and speech centers in the brain, language in animals and humans, the evolution of language itself, and the roles of innateness vs. culture in language. Suitable both for general education and as preparation for further studies in anthropology, biology, linguistics, medicine, psychology, and speech & language therapy. Anthropology concentration: CS, EE. No prerequisites.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ANTHRO 275: Human Skeletal Anatomy (ANTHRO 175, BIO 174, BIO 274, HUMBIO 180)

Study of the human skeleton (a. k. a. human osteology), as it bears on other disciplines, including medicine, forensics, archaeology, and paleoanthropology (human evolution). Basic bone biology, anatomy, and development, emphasizing hands-on examination and identification of human skeletal parts, their implications for determining an individual¿s age, sex, geographic origin, and health status, and for the evolutionary history of our species. Three hours of lecture and at least three hours of supervised and independent study in the lab each week.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Klein, R. (PI)

ANTHRO 276: Cultures, Minds, and Medicine (ANTHRO 176)

This workshop aims to bring together scholars from the social sciences, humanities, medicine and bio-science and technology to explore the ways that health and illness are made through complex social forces. We aim for informal, interactive sessions, full of debate and good will. Dates of meetings will be listed in the notes section in the time schedule.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Luhrmann, T. (PI)

ANTHRO 278: Evolution and Conservation in Galapagos (ANTHRO 178)

The contribution of research in the Galapagos Islands to our current understanding of evolution and conservation. Writings from Darwin to Dawkins, as they reveal patterns and processes of evolution including selection, adaptation, speciation, and coevolution. Current conservation strategies in the archipelago, and urgent measures needed today before unique species and adaptations are lost.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Durham, W. (PI)

ANTHRO 282: Medical Anthropology (ANTHRO 82, HUMBIO 176A)

Emphasis is on how health, illness, and healing are understood, experienced, and constructed in social, cultural, and historical contexts. Topics: biopower and body politics, gender and reproductive technologies, illness experiences, medical diversity and social suffering, and the interface between medicine and science.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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