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Anthropology (ANTH)

ANTH 559 Human Ecology (3) Ecological anthropology, emphasizing the adaptive aspects of subsistence, including foraging and settlement pattern.

ANTH 559 Behavioral Anthropology (3)

The goal of this course is twofold: 1) to bring students to a level of competence in human ecology such that they can read the current scholarly literature in the field with an informed and critical intelligence; and formulate their own research questions in the field; and 2) to launch students in the practice of what most anthropologists do--research, teaching, and the presentation of professional papers in oral and written form.

Students are evaluated on their class performance in preparing and delivering presentations to the seminar on the assigned readings for each session (40%); and on their term papers (60%). This class is the higher level continuation of ANTH 456. It is required for graduate students in Cultural Anthropology and recommended for those in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology. It is offered every third semester

Faculty: Stephen Beckerman

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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