Fall 2019 Course Listing

Don't miss registering for one of these exciting anthropology classes!!

ANTH 100The Human Adventure
Lec: MW 9-9:50, Prof. B. Bauer
A survey of approaches to the study of the origins and the cultural and biological development of humankind. Individual and Society course, and Past course.

ANTH 101. World Cultures: Introduction to
Social Anthropology 
Lec: MW 1-1:50, Prof. J. Monaghan
Concepts and methods in the study of world cultures from a comparative anthropological perspective, emphasizing selected non-U.S. societies, cultures, and ethnographic regions. Individual and Society course, and World Cultures course

ANTH 102 Introduction to Archaeology
Lec: MWF 2-2:50, Prof. V. LaMotta
This course surveys world prehistory and introduces students to the theories and methods archaeologists use to understand the past. Natural World w/lab, and Past 

ANTH 105. Human Evolution
Lec: TR 12:30-1:45, Prof. L. Klein

What makes us human? How can we share 99.9% of our DNA with one another and still look so different? Are humans still evolving? In this course, we will answer these questions as we explore the history of our species. We begin by looking at how evolution works on a molecular level and the processes that shape biological variation across species. We then explore the genetic and fossil evidence for the role of biological evolution in shaping the behaviors, characteristics, and lineages of non-human primates, human ancestors, and modern humans Natural World - With Lab course, and Past course.

G161. Economic Geography
Lec MW 2:00-2:50
With a focus on non-Western cultures and economies, this course examines how factors of production, economic activities, and institutions alter local economies, individual and collective livelihoods and cultural practices. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one lecture and one Discussion. Individual and Society and World Cultures course.

ANTH 208 Virtual Lives: Science, Technology and Culture
Lec: MW 11-11:50, Prof. O. Kohl
An anthropological perspective on science and technology. The role of science and technology on the social and cultural worlds in which we live. Course Information: World Cultures course

ANTH 217: Special Topics in cultural anthropology/ Afro-Asian Solidarities: A Radical Feminist History
Lec: TR 11-12:15, Prof. G. Reddy
Tracing the history of the “darker nations” through a feminist Lens—as a decolonial., political, and utopian project—this course explores the radical possibilities of transnational alliances and the long history of cross-racial solidarities between Asia and Africa.

ANTH 229 – Special Topics in Archaeology: Archaeology of Eastern Woodlands
Lec: TR 11-12:15, Prof. R. Hasenstab

ANTH 223 - Southwestern Archaeology
Lec: MWF 12-12:50, Prof. V. LaMotta
Introduction to the archaeology of ancient Native American cultures of the North American Southwest, emphasizing processes of culture change from earliest times until European contact, with focus on current debates and relevant methods and theories.

ANTH 238 – Biology of Women
Lec: MW 9:30-10:45, Prof. L. Klein
An evolutionary perspective on the biology of women from conception to menopause, in light of current research on genetics, hormones, and development. Topics include sexual differentiation, sex differences, and life history.

 

ANTH 239 – Special Topics in Biological Anthropology/People and Their Animals
Lec. MWF 10-10:50, Prof. L. Rogers
This course examines the domestication of animals and how it has impacted human societies. We look at genetic studies of domesticated animals (dogs, sheep, goats, cattle, horses, camels, reindeer etc.) in the archaeological and modern sociocultural contexts to see how the animals that we have altered for our own use have in turn altered us and our ways of life.

ANTH 276 - Pacific Island Cultures
Lec: MWF 12-12:50, Prof. Laura Junker
Polynesian, Micronesian, and Melanesian island societies; their ecosystems and cultures, emphasizing their unity and diversity.

ANTH 309 – Writing Culture
Lec: TR 12:30-1:45, Prof. M. Hendrickson
This course is designed to improve the research, writing, and presentation skills of undergraduates majoring in anthropology. Students will become familiar with the various forms of professional discourse specific to the subdisciplines of anthropology with an emphasis on the role and application of theory. By the end of the course, students will be able to critically evaluate academic literature, assess the validity of sources, write sophisticated anthropological scholarship clearly and elegantly, and also will have gained experience that will help them pursue professional employment and/or postgraduate education in the field of anthropology.

ANTH 320-African Kingdoms
Lec: TR 3:30-4:45, Prof. A. Roosevelt

ANTH 394-Ethnographic UIC
Lec: MW 9:30-10:45Prof. M. LaMothe
Focusing on communities in and around UIC, this course moves between theories of the ethnographic process, bodily practice, and performance to familiarize students with concepts such as positionality, reflexivity, dialogue, belonging, and Otherness.

ANTH 428-Chiefdoms
Lec: MW 9:30-10:45, Prof. L. Junker
Focus on traditional non-state, yet complex, societies known as "chiefdoms." Examine the organization and evolution of such societies through a combination of ethnographic, historical and archaeological data.

ANTH 429/GEOG 429- Archaeological Methods
Lec: TR 3:30-4:45, Prof. B. Hasenstab
This course will familiarize students with various methodologies used by archaeologists and geo-archaeologists. Course will concentrate on a different method each time it is taught.

NEED ADVICE ABOUT ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES? Feel free to contact our Undergraduate advisor, Prof. Molly Doane or Anthropology Advisor, Kate Solberg