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Anthropology

Professors Danforth (chair) and Kemper; Associate Professor Eames; Assistant Professor Lyon; Lecturers Barnett and Rubin

Anthropologists investigate cultural variation, with particular attention to race, gender, ethnicity, political and social change, and human evolution. Anthropology is a comprehensive discipline offering students a broad, comparative, and essentially interdisciplinary approach to the study of human life in all its diversity.

Anthropologists are concerned with understanding human universals, on the one hand, and the uniqueness of individual cultures, on the other. At Bates the program includes archaeological, evolutionary, and sociocultural perspectives.

Anthropology attempts to make sense, in a nonethnocentric manner, of everyday life in both familiar and distant settings. In this way the discipline enables students to achieve cultural competence in the broadest sense of the term—the ability to function effectively in complex environments, to analyze material from their own and other cultural perspectives, and to appreciate the value of human diversity. Some recent graduates have pursued careers in public health, medicine, community organizing, environmental law, international development, teaching, and museum work; some have gone on to graduate work in anthropology or archaeology.

ANTH 101, 103, and 104 are designed as introductions to the discipline of anthropology and as preparation for more advanced courses. Students may also use AN/RE 134 as an introductory course. Most 200-level courses also admit first-year students, while reflecting a specific field within anthropology. The 300- and 400-level courses are open to all upperclass students, but the latter are especially designed for majors. More information on the anthropology department is available on the website (bates.edu/anthropology/).

Major Requirements. Students majoring in anthropology study the discipline's history and methodology by taking two types of courses: those that focus on a particular cultural area (such as Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, native North America, or South Asia) and courses that focus on a specific theoretical concern. They also conduct individual ethnographic or archaeological fieldwork and are encouraged to complement their work in anthropology with participation in a study-abroad program. The chair serves as the study-abroad advisor for anthropology students. Some departmental funding is available for student research projects, most notably annual awards from the Hamill Fund for Fieldwork in Anthropology.

Students majoring in anthropology must successfully complete the following courses:
1) ANTH 101. Cultural Anthropology.

2) One of the following:
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology.
ANTH 104. Introduction to Human Evolution.

3) One of the following, to be taken during the Short Term of the sophomore year:
ANTH s10. Encountering Community: Ethnographic Fieldwork and Service-Learning.
ANTH s32. Introduction to Archaeological Fieldwork.

4) ANTH 333. Culture and Interpretation, to be taken during the winter semester of the sophomore or junior year.

5) ANTH 339. Production and Reproduction, to be taken during the fall semester of the junior or senior year.

6) ANTH 441. History of Anthropological Theory, to be taken during the fall semester of the senior year.

7) ANTH 458. Senior Thesis, to be taken during the winter semester of the senior year.

8) At least four other courses in anthropology, including courses cross-listed in anthropology, and up to two department-approved study-abroad courses.

Minor. A minor in anthropology enables students to develop a basic foundation in the discipline while complementing the perspectives offered in their major area of study. The department has established the following requirements for a minor in anthropology:

1) ANTH 101. Cultural Anthropology.

2) One of the following:
ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology.
ANTH 104. Introduction to Human Evolution.

3) One of the following:
ANTH 222. Archaeology and Colonial Entanglements in North America.
ANTH 333. Culture and Interpretation.
ANTH 339. Production and Reproduction.

4) One of the following:
ANTH s10. Encountering Community: Ethnographic Fieldwork and Service-Learning.
ANTH s32. Introduction to Archaeological Fieldwork.

5) Any two other anthropology courses, including courses cross-listed in anthropology and/or one department-approved study-abroad course.

Pass/Fail Grading Option. Pass/fail grading may not be elected for courses applied toward the major or the minor.

Anthropology majors and minors may not use the Culture and Meaning GEC (C026) or the Archaeology and Material Culture GEC (C025) toward meeting General Education requirements.

Courses

INDC 100. African Perspectives on Justice, Human Rights, and Renewal.

This team-taught course introduces students to some of the experiences, cultural beliefs, values, and voices shaping contemporary Africa. Students focus on the impact of climatic, cultural, and geopolitical diversity; the politics of ethnicity, religion, age, race, and gender and their influence on daily life; and the forces behind contemporary policy and practice in Africa. The course forges students' critical capacity to resist simplistic popular understandings of what is taking place on the continent and works to refocus their attention on distinctively "African perspectives." Students design a research project to augment their knowledge about a specific issue within a particular region. The course is primarily for first- and second-year students with little critical knowledge of Africa and serves as the introduction to the General Education concentration Considering Africa (C022). Cross-listed in anthropology, French and Francophone studies, history, and politics. Enrollment limited to 39. (Africa.) (Identities and Interests.) (Security, Conflict, and Cooperation.) Normally offered every year. A. Dauge-Roth, E. Eames, L. Hill, P. Otim.
Concentrations

ANTH 101. Cultural Anthropology.

An introduction to the study of a wide variety of social and cultural phenomena. The argument that the reality we inhabit is a cultural construct is explored by examining concepts of race and gender, kinship and religion, the individual life cycle, and the nature of community. Course materials consider societies throughout the world against the background of the emerging global system and the movement of refugees and immigrants. Enrollment limited to 49. Normally offered every semester. L. Danforth, S. Kemper, J. Rubin.
Concentrations

ANTH 103. Introduction to Archaeology.

Archaeology is anthropology that looks into the past by examining material remains. This course introduces the theories, methods, and techniques employed by modern archaeologists. It examines such issues as what is left behind, how we find and interpret it, and what it all means to us today. Using hands-on lab exercises, films, computer simulations, and field trips, this course reveals dimensions of human culture often not considered. Enrollment limited to 32. [S] Normally offered every year. K. Barnett.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH 104. Introduction to Human Evolution.

Humans evolved to their modern form under conditions very different from those we live in today. Thus, a well-informed perspective on modern humanity must be based upon an understanding of our deep biological and cultural history. This course explores what we are learning about that history, from the appearance of the primates to modern times. Students look at how biology and culture evolved together, how humans came to dominate the Earth, and at the true nature of our similarities and differences today. Using hands-on lab exercises, films, and computer simulations, this course explores our rapidly developing understanding of these basic human issues. Enrollment limited to 32. [S] Normally offered every year. K. Barnett.
Concentrations

ANTH 125. Critical Perspectives on Sport and Society.

This course explores the connections between sports and a broad range of anthropological concerns, including colonialism, resistance and domination, race, and gender. Students consider questions such as: Why do we play the sports we do? Why are sporting performances socially significant, and how have groups and political regimes used this significance to suit their needs? What can teams, players, and brands tell us about how we (and others) see the world? Addressing topics from cricket in the Caribbean to boxing in Chicago, students reappraise conventional sporting narratives and use sports to analyze the social and historical conditions in which they occur. In doing so, students think critically about their own sporting experiences and develop a deeper and subtler understanding of the ways that societies make sports and sports make societies. Enrollment limited to 39. J. Rubin.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

AN/RE 134. Myth, Folklore, and Popular Culture.

A variety of "texts," including ancient Greek myths, Grimms' folktales, Apache jokes, African proverbs, Barbie dolls, Walt Disney movies, and modern Greek folk dances, are examined in light of important theoretical approaches employed by anthropologists interested in understanding the role of expressive forms in cultures throughout the world. Major emphasis is placed on psychoanalytic, feminist, Marxist, structuralist, and cultural-studies approaches. Enrollment limited to 60. L. Danforth.
Concentrations

AN/LS 205. Citizenship, Borders, and Belonging.

Increasing levels of globalization have prompted scholars to predict the diminishing importance of national borders. Contrarily, in the age of detention, deportation, and refugee crises, citizenship has gained renewed importance. In this course, students explore different ways of organizing citizenship around the world from multiple perspectives including those of refugees, visa seekers, unauthorized immigrants, soldiers, and mothers, among others. They examine how formal framings of rights are shaped by a politics of representation where the ideal citizen is crafted and contested. They also consider how those excluded from legal and cultural citizenship form alternative structures of belonging. Enrollment limited to 29. Normally offered every year. J. Lyon.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

AM/AN 207. Race, Racism, and Redress.

Recent events in the United States and around the globe have prompted a re-examination of the role of race in contemporary life. Since its inception, anthropology has been concerned questions of human origins, diversity, and community. In this course, students examine the origins of racial thought, its transformation over time, and the ways race and intersecting identifications shape everyday life. Through ethnographies of global cultures, students explore how race takes form and meaning in different contexts. Throughout, they learn how to think critically about their own identities and beliefs and engage with strategies for redress. Enrollment limited to 29. Normally offered every year. J. Lyon.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

INDC 208. Introduction to Medieval Archaeology.

The Middle Ages were a time of major cultural changes that laid the groundwork for Northwest Europe's emergence as a global center of political and economic power in subsequent centuries. However, many aspects of life in the period from 1000 to 1500 C.E. were unrecorded in contemporary documents and art, and archaeology has become an important tool for recovering that information. This course introduces the interdisciplinary methods and the findings of archaeological studies of topics including medieval urban and rural lifeways, health, commerce, religion, social hierarchy, warfare, and the effects of global climate change. Cross-listed in anthropology, classical and medieval studies, environmental studies, and history. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 39. (Premodern.) [S] G. Bigelow.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

AN/MU 212. How Music Performs Culture: Introduction to Ethnomusicology.

An introduction to the field of ethnomusicology, the study of "music as culture." Emphasis is on the interdisciplinary character of the field, and the diverse analytical approaches to music making undertaken by ethnomusicologists over time. The centrality of fieldwork and ethnography to the discipline is also a core concept of the course. Through readings, multimedia, and discussion, students examine relationships among ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology, and world music, and consider the implications of globalization to the field as a whole. Students explore applied music learning as well as performance as a research technique through participation in several hands-on workshops with the Bates Gamelan Ensemble. Not open to students who have received credit for MUS 212. Open to first-year students. [W2] Normally offered every year. G. Fatone.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

INDC 219. Environmental Archaeology.

Over the past two hundred years archaeologists, scientists, and humanists in many disciplines have worked together to understand the interactions of past human populations with the physical world, including plants, animals, landscapes, and climates. This course outlines the methods and theories used by archaeologists, geologists, biologists, physicists, chemists, and historians in reconstructing past economies and ecologies in diverse areas of the globe. The course also discusses how archaeology contributes to our understanding of contemporary environmental issues such as rapid climate change, shrinking biodiversity, and sustainable use of resources. Cross-listed in anthropology, environmental studies, and history. Recommended background: ANTH 103. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 39. (Premodern.) [S] Normally offered every year. G. Bigelow.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH 222. Archaeology and Colonial Entanglements in North America.

An introduction to the archaeology of North America throughout the past 20,000 years and earlier. Students examine current archaeological hypotheses of the "peopling of the Americas," and construct the most likely model based on their command of the literature and an independent critical analysis supporting their own hypothesis. Students review and reconcile the archaeological past with indigenous concepts such as oral histories and origin stories challenging and expanding their world view to include non-Western concepts. The course applies critical theory perspectives, including indigenous-feminist and postcolonial theories, to assess the colonial process that archaeology has at times unwittingly imposed on North American native peoples. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 39. K. Barnett.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH 224. Anthropology of the State.

Pairing social theory with ethnographic case studies from a range of different places and historical moments, this course introduces students to anthropological perspectives on state power. Students consider the strategies, mechanisms, and technologies that states use to build and sustain their authority as well as the ways that cultural contexts, social and economic relations, structures of privilege, and forms of violence have shaped the everyday operations of regimes. Other course themes include the centers and peripheries of state sovereignty; symbolic politics; and state projects of order, disorder, and terror. Recommended background: prior course work in anthropology. Enrollment limited to 29. J. Rubin.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

AN/RE 225. Gods, Heroes, Magic, and Mysteries: Religion in Ancient Greece.

An anthropological approach to ancient Greek religion in which archaeological, literary, and art-historical sources are examined and compared with evidence from other cultures to gain an understanding of the role of religion in ancient Greek culture and of changing concepts of the relationship between human beings and the sacred. Topics explored include pre-Homeric and Homeric religion, cosmology, mystery cults, civil religion, and manifestations of the irrational, such as dreams, ecstasy, shamanism, and magic. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 65. L. Danforth.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

AN/LS 238. Culture, Conflict, and Change in Latin America.

Over 400 million Latin Americans share a common language, but the region's racial, ethnic, geographical, and cultural diversity complicates a singular continental identity. This course surveys the anthropological scholarship on the diverse lifeways in Latin America and the Caribbean. Images and texts drawn from distinct locales considers how contrasting anthropological perspectives from the region’s peoples, histories, and contemporary challenges. Of particular concern are the ways legacies of colonialism shape both Latin America and anthropology. Additional topics of interest include indigenous and Afro-Latinx resistance and expression; immigration, transnationalism, and deportation; sex, gender, and sex work. Enrollment limited to 29. Normally offered every year. J. Lyon.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH 240. Individual and Society in South Asia.

A broad survey of the societies of South Asia, focusing especially on India and Sri Lanka. The course considers the genealogical descent of Hindu thinking about society, men and women, young people and old, and the body as well as external forces weighing on these social realities. Open to first-year students. S. Kemper.
Concentrations

AN/ES 242. Environment, Human Rights, and Indigenous Peoples.

For decades environmentalists have used the image of the "ecological native" in their critique of industrialization while indigenous activists have framed their struggles for land rights and self-determination in environmental terms. Why and how do environmental and indigenous concerns merge? How are these connections used strategically? This course examines the struggles of the world's indigenous peoples in the context of an accelerating ecological crisis. Topics include Western ideas of indigenous people, indigenous self-representation, indigenous relations to modern nation-states and the United Nations, and the impacts of oil and mining, bio-prospecting, biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Prerequisite(s): one of the following: ANTH 101, ENVR 204, 337, 350, or PLTC 250. Enrollment limited to 29. S. Pieck.
Concentrations

ANTH 255. Cinematic Portraits of Africa.

Most Americans have "seen" Africa only through non-African eyes, coming to "know" about African society through such characters as Tarzan and such genres as the "jungle melodrama" or the "nature show." In this course, films from the North Atlantic are juxtaposed with ethnographic and art films made by Africans in order to examine how to read these cinematic texts. Related written texts help to answer central questions not about "Africa" but rather about the politics of representation: What are the differences in how African societies are depicted? Why are particular issues and points of view privileged? Recommended background: two or more courses from the following fields: anthropology, African studies, cultural studies, or film. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 25. Normally offered every year. E. Eames.
Concentrations

AN/RE 263. Buddhism and the Social Order.

The West looks upon Buddhism as an otherworldly religion with little interest in activity in this world. Such has not been the case historically. The Dhamma (Buddhist doctrine) has two wheels, one of righteousness and one of power, one for the other world and one for this world. Lectures and discussions use this paradigm to consider the several accommodations Buddhism has struck with the realities of power in various Theravada Buddhist societies in ancient India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. Open to first-year students. S. Kemper.
Concentrations

AN/RE 265. Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion.

As human societies change, so do the religious beliefs and practices these societies follow. The course examines the symbolic forms and acts that relate human beings to the ultimate conditions of their existence, against the background of the history and rise of science. Students consider both Western and non-Western religions. Open to first-year students. S. Kemper.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

AN/GS 275. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality.

Comparative analysis of the social construction of gender in a wide range of contemporary societies, focusing on the contrast among African, South American, and North Atlantic notions of gender identity and gender relations. Students work toward a deeper understanding of gender diversity, confronting their own cultural assumptions. Not open to students who have received credit for AN/WS 275. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 29. (Community-Engaged Learning.) Normally offered every year. E. Eames.
Concentrations

AN/MU 298. Musical Ethnography.

This course focuses on ethnomusicological research methods with an emphasis on the fieldwork experience. Students design and undertake an innovative field research project that reflects an understanding of the current philosophical underpinnings, ethical considerations, and approaches to ethnography within the discipline. The development of a feasible research problem and the forging of logical relationships between project design components are emphasized. Processes of participant observation, interviewing, and various techniques of documentation become part of the student ethnographer's toolkit. Students analyze and interpret their gathered materials from within a selected theoretical perspective, culminating in a final, multimedia document. Prerequisite(s): AN/MU 212. Enrollment limited to 29. G. Fatone.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

INDC 305. Art, Power, and Politics.

An anthropological examination of the relationship among art, power, and politics. What can the artistic works of various societies say about their worlds that other creations cannot? What claims can art make about the workings of power, and what artistic techniques does power itself employ? Students consider these and other questions from a number of different perspectives, including the politics of perception, the place of art in modern life, the artistry of terror, the art of protest and propaganda, and the dream of building a beautiful regime. Recommended background: familiarity with classical social theory, especially Marx, is encouraged but not necessary. Cross-listed in African American studies, American studies, and anthropology. Enrollment limited to 15. J. Rubin.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH 333. Culture and Interpretation.

Beginning with a consideration of symbolic anthropology as it developed in the 1960s and 1970s, this course surveys critiques of the symbolic turn in anthropology and its use of the culture concept. Emphasis is given to history, political economy, and transnational social currents. Prerequisite(s): prior course work in anthropology. Enrollment limited to 19. [W2] Normally offered every year. S. Kemper.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH 339. Production and Reproduction.

Economic anthropology challenges the assumptions of conventional economics by analyzing economic behavior from a cross-cultural perspective. Designed for junior and senior economics and/or anthropology majors, this course looks at the relation between economy and society through a critical examination of neoclassical, substantivist, Marxist, and feminist approaches in anthropology. The relative merits of these explanatory paradigms are assessed as students engage ethnographic case material. Such "economic facts" as production, exchange, land tenure, marriage transactions, state formation, and social change in the modern world system are addressed, always in comparative perspective. Economics majors may select this course for major credit and are encouraged to enroll. Prerequisite(s): two courses in economics and/or anthropology. (Community-Engaged Learning.) [W2] Normally offered every year. E. Eames.
Concentrations

INDC 342. Performance, Narrative, and the Body.

This course examines the politics of the body through the inter/transdisciplinary frames of the narrative and performance, including the specific ways performance and narrative theories of the body and cultural practices operate in everyday life and social formations. Students examine how the "body" is performed and how narrative is constructed in a variety of different contexts such as race, gender, disease, sexuality, and culture. The course places narrative and performance at the center (rather than the margins) of inquiry, asking how far and how deeply performativity reaches into our lives and how performances construct our identities, differences, and our bodies: who we are and who we can become. Cross-listed in African American studies, anthropology, and gender and sexuality studies. Prerequisite(s): GSS 100. Recommended background: course work in African American studies, American studies, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, politics, or sociology. Enrollment limited to 15. M. Beasley.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH 360. Independent Study.

Students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, individually design and plan a course of study or research not offered in the curriculum. Course work includes a reflective component, evaluation, and completion of an agreed-upon product. Sponsorship by a faculty member in the program/department, a course prospectus, and permission of the chair are required. Students may register for no more than one independent study per semester. Normally offered every semester. Staff.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH 365. Special Topics.

A course or seminar offered from time to time and reserved for a special topic selected by the department. Staff.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH 441. History of Anthropological Theory.

A consideration of some of the major theories in the development of the field of anthropology, with an emphasis on the fundamental issues of orientation and definition that have shaped and continue to influence anthropological thought. Topics include cultural evolution, the relationship between the individual and culture, the nature-nurture debate, British social anthropology, feminist anthropology, and anthropology as cultural critique. Normally offered every year. L. Danforth.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH 457. Senior Thesis.

Students participate in individual and group conferences in connection with the writing of the senior thesis. Majors writing an honors thesis register for ANTH 457 in the fall semester and 458 in the winter semester. Prerequisite(s): approval by the department of a thesis prospectus prior to registration. [W3] Normally offered every year. Staff.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH 458. Senior Thesis.

Individual and group conferences in connection with the writing of the senior thesis. Majors writing an honors thesis register for both ANTH 457 in the fall semester and 458 in the winter semester. One course credit is given for each registration. Majors writing a one semester thesis normally register for ANTH 458. Prerequisite(s): approval by the department of a thesis prospectus prior to registration. [W3] Normally offered every year. Staff.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

Short Term Courses

ANTH s10. Encountering Community: Ethnographic Fieldwork and Community-Engaged Learning.

This course offers students an opportunity to explore cultural diversity in the Lewiston-Auburn community. Students are trained to conduct original ethnographic fieldwork by doing both interviews and participant-observation research. Students may also carry out community-engaged learning projects in conjunction with their fieldwork. In some years, the course has a particular focus such as refugees, ethnicity, or religion. Recommended background: some course work in anthropology. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 15. Instructor permission is required. (Community-Engaged Learning.) Normally offered every year. L. Danforth.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH s27. Decoding Disney: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Animated Blockbuster.

This course uses the full-length cartoons so formative for this generation of students as "cultural texts" subject to anthropological analysis. Students learn to discern America's contested beliefs and values by unearthing cultural politics embedded in Disney Corporation's mainstay, feature-length animated motion pictures. Such demystification entails delving beyond surface messages to reveal underlying tensions, recurring contradictions, even counter-hegemonic themes. With respect to the particular intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and nation, what distinguishes millennial popular culture from animated productions of the early twentieth century? What continuities do we detect? What are the implications of Disney's increasingly global reach? Enrollment limited to 29. E. Eames.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH s28. Worlds and Temporalities: Anthropologies of Time.

Social and political relations, economic conditions, and cultural formations may sometimes feel stable and consistent, but they are never fully static. Rather, they change over time, sometimes slowly and nearly imperceptibly and, at other times, rapidly and dramatically. But what, precisely, does it mean to say that our worlds "change over time"? Do all people share the same sense of time? Do all people experience time identically? In what ways might time itself "change over and across" a broad range of social and political relations, economic conditions, and cultural formations? This course undertakes an anthropological investigation of these questions, and pays special attention to the temporal dimensions of 1) forms of everyday social interaction, 2) work, 3) revolutions and social change, and 4) ethnographic research. Enrollment limited to 29. J. Rubin.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations

ANTH s29. Global Maine: Documentary Production in Community.

Collaborating with local immigrant communities, students help produce short video building blocks for a multimedia production, focusing on sites of interaction between Maine's new populations and the communities in which they have settled or through which they move for work. Students learn how to creatively interact with members of Maine's mobile populations as, together, they invent an interactive digital experience. Skill-building in cinematic production is central to the course. Recommended background: migration and/or filmmaking experience or course work. Open to first-year students. Enrollment limited to 15. (Community-Engaged Learning.) Normally offered every year. E. Eames.
Concentrations

ANTH s32. Introduction to Archaeological Fieldwork.

This field course offers basic training in indigenous archaeological field survey, data collection, analysis, and community engagement at precolonial and colonial-era sites in Alaska, Maine, or other locations, depending on the year. The course requires a fee to cover transportation costs, room, and board. Enrollment limited to 12. (Community-Engaged Learning.) [S] [L] Normally offered every year. K. Barnett.
ConcentrationsInterdisciplinary Programs

This course counts toward the following Interdisciplinary Program(s)

ANTH s50. Independent Study.

Students, in consultation with a faculty advisor, individually design and plan a course of study or research not offered in the curriculum. Course work includes a reflective component, evaluation, and completion of an agreed-upon product. Sponsorship by a faculty member in the program/department, a course prospectus, and permission of the chair are required. Students may register for no more than one independent study during a Short Term. Normally offered every year. Staff.
Concentrations

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations