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500 Level Courses & Syllabi

ANTH 503 Thesis (1-16 credits) Repeatable.

ANTH 507 Seminar: [Topic] (1-5 credits). Repeatable.

ANTH 508 Workshop: [Topic] (1-21 credits). Repeatable.

ANTH 510 Experimental Course: [Topic]. (1-5 credits.) Repeatable

ANTH 511 Politics, Ethnicity, Nationalism (4 credits). Explores relationship between ethnicity, politics, and nationalism from historical and anthropological perspectives; addresses the way nationalism and ethnic identity construct and reproduce each other. Prereq: junior standing. Scher.
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ANTH 513 Culture and Psychology (4 credits, IP). Bridges anthropology and psychology to explore the relationship between the individual and culture; includes such topics as emotion, personality, mental illness, and sexuality. Baxter
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ANTH 514 Activist Anthropology (4 credits). Explores how anthropologists link research with advocacy, public policy processes, activism, and public outreach.
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ANTH 515 Human Life History (4 credits). Explores evolution of key life history traits in comparative primatological, paleo-anthropological, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary psychology perspectives. Prereq: Anth 161. Sugiyama.
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ANTH 517 Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology (4 credits). Explores relationship between ethnicity, politics, and nationalism from historical and anthropological perspectives; addresses the way nationalism and ethnic identity construct and reproduce each other.
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ANTH 519 Performance, Politics, and Folklore (4 credits). Aesthetic, political, economic, and social dimensions of cultural performances examined in museums, heritage displays, folklore festivals, community celebrations, and tourist destinations. Pre- or coreq: ANTH 161, Junior Standing Silverman.
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ANTH 520 Culture, Illness, and Healing (4 credits, IC). Cultural foundations of illness and healing. Attempts to analyze illness experiences, looks at therapies cross-culturally, and examines the nature of healing. Prereq: ANTH 161 or 260.
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ANTH 524 Feminist Methods Anth (4 credits).
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ANTH 526 Anthropology of Colonialism (4 credits). Situates the study of anthropology within the complex historical process known as colonization and decolonization. Offered alternate years. Prereq: ANTH 161 and one 200-level or 300-level anthropology course.
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ANTH 527M Latino Roots I (4 credits, IP). Documents Latino history in the racial history of what is now Oregon since 1500 and teaches students to conduct oral history interviews. Multilisted with J 427M/527M. Sequence with Anth 428M/528M Latino Roots II.
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ANTH 528M Latino Roots II (4 credits, IP). Continuation of Latino Roots I, designed for producing a short documentary using oral history as the story. Covers basic theory and practice of digital film-video documentary production. Multilisted with J428M/528M. Sequence with Anth 427M/527M.  Prereq: Anth 427M.
Stephen
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ANTH 529 Jewish Folklore and Ethnology (4 credits, IP). Traditional expressive culture of East European Jews; includes narrative, proverbs, jokes, folk beliefs, rituals, holidays, food, customs, music, gender, and immigrant folklore in the United States. Prereq: junior standing. Silverman.
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ANTH 530 Balkan Folklore (4 credits, IP). Focuses on ethnicity, gender, politics and folklore; explores current conflicts in the Balkans and the role of symbols, the state, and nationalism. An ethnographic approach examines socialism/postsocialism, rural/urban, age and gender relationships, life cycle and calendrical celebrations, and music and expressive arts. Silverman.
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ANTH 531 Plants and People (4 credits). Survey of issues in and research methods for understanding the cultural roles and uses of plants in past and present human societies. Gallagher,Lee
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ANTH 534 Native South Americans (4 credits, IC). Contact period and contemporary ethnography of native peoples; ecological adaptation, socioeconomic organization, and culture change. Prereq: 4 credits in cultural anthropology. Sugiyama.
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ANTH 538 Race and Gender in Latin America (4 credits). Examines intersecting systems of race, gender, ethnicity, and nationalism through 600 years of Latin American history, focusing on five countries in three regions. Prereq: ANTH 161
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ANTH 539 Feminism and Ethnography (4 credits, IP). Explores the relationship among feminism, ethnography, and representation. Focuses on reflexivity, reciprocity, subjectivity, collaboration, and positionality. Investigates commonalities of feminist research methodology with ethnographic methodology such as ethical concerns, sensitivity to hierarchy, and responsiveness to the needs of the informants. Silverman,Karim
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ANTH 540 Old World: Polynesian Archaeology (4-12 credits). Archaeology of prehistoric cultures in selected regions of the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or Africa, from first human cultures to historic periods. Prereq: ANTH 150. Ayres.
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ANTH 541 Recent Cultural Theory (4 credits). Survey of various cultural frameworks: Durkheimian, Marxian, feminist, transnationalism, Orientalism. Prereq: junior standing.
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ANTH 542 Northwest Coast Archaeology (4 credits, AC). Archaeological and prehistoric cultural development of peoples indigenous to the Northwest Coast of North America, from Alaska to northern California, from earliest settlement through Western contact. Prereq: ANTH 150.Moss
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ANTH 543 North American Archaeology (4 credits, IP). Survey of interdisciplinary research applied to prehistoric cultures and environments in North America. Prereq: ANTH 150. Moss
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ANTH 544 Seacoast and Prehistory (4 credits). Global review of the significance of coastal settlement and adaptations by humans in the ancient past.  Prereq: ANTH 145 or 150.
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ANTH 545 Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes (4 credits). Archaeological and landscape concepts represented in the past and the present. Site distributional, ecological, and socio-symbolic dimensions of landscapes are examined. Prereq: ANTH 150. Ayres.
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ANTH 546 Practical Archaeobotany (4 credits). Investigates interactions between human-plant populations in the past; laboratory training of analyzing plant fossils in archaeological contexts. Lee
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ANTH 548 Gender and Archaeology (4 credits, IP). Examines case studies from around the world to investigate how archaeological remains can illuminate gender in pre-contact societies.
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ANTH 549 Cultural Resource Management (4 credits). Objectives, legal background, operational problems, ethical and scholarly considerations in the management of prehistoric and historic cultural resources. Prereq for 449: ANTH 443 and an additional upper-division course in archaeology or prehistory.
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ANTH 550 The Anthropology Museum (3 credits). Operation of anthropology and natural history museums; organization, collection management, exhibit and public programs, funding. Prereq: ANTH 150. Gallagher.
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ANTH 551 Ethnoarchaeology (4 credits). Examines relationships between archaeology and ethnography and how archaeologists study material culture in a living context. Examples are from various world areas. Prereq: ANTH 150. Ayres.
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ANTH 553 African Archaeology (4 credits). The archaeology of humans in Africa with an emphasis on the past 15,000 years. Dueppen
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ANTH 559 Advanced Evolutionary Medicine (4 credits). Explores current research in the field of evolutionary medicine.  Prereq: one from ANTH 175, ANTH 270, ANTH 468, BI 131, BI 380; ANTH 175 strongly suggested.Sterner
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ANTH 562 Primate Evolution (4 credits). The fossil record and theoretical implications of the Cenozoic primates with special reference to their various adaptations: locomotion, special senses, dentition. Prereq: ANTH 270. Frost
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ANTH 563 Primate Behavior (4 credits). Ecology and ethology of free-ranging primates. Classification, distribution, and ecological relationships of living primates; social structure and organizations. Prereq: ANTH 171, 270. White.
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ANTH 566 Primate Feeding and Nutrition (4 credits). Evaluates primate feeding and foraging behavior, diet, and nutrition. Explores anatomical, physiological, and behavioral solutions to feeding challenges, both ecological and evolutionary. Prereq: ANTH 171 or 270. White.
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ANTH 567 Paleoecology and Human Evolution (4 credits). Relationship between ecology and comparative morphology as a basis for theories of hominid phylogeny; analysis of methods of paleoecological inference; current theories of hominid origins. Prereq: ANTH 361. Frost
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ANTH 568 Evolutionary Theory (4 credits). Provides a theoretical framework in evolutionary biology with which to explore human evolutionary history and aspects of modern human biology.  Frost, Snodgrass,Sterner
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ANTH 570 Statistical Analysis of Biological Anthropology (4 credits). The important methods in biometry (biological statistics) and their inherent assumptions, limitations, interpretations, and common uses (and misuses) as relevant to biological anthropology. Prereq: MATH 243 or 425 or equivalent. White.
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ANTH 571 Zooarchaeology (4 credits). Analysis and interpretation of bone and shell animal remains from archaeological sites. Seminar, laboratory. Prereq: ANTH 150. Moss
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ANTH 572 Primate Conservation Biology (4 credits). Evaluates the conservation status of the order Primates. Explores biological-ecological issues and social-cultural influences on primate biodiversity, distribution, and abundance. Prereq: ANTH 171 or 270. White.
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ANTH 573 Advanced Forensic Anthropology (4 credits). Teaches theory and analysis of human remains for medico-legal professionals, including estimating biological parameters from skeletons and outdoor crime scene processing and testimony.  Prereq: ANTH 176 with a grade of B- or better or ANTH 366 with a C- or better.McLaughlin
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ANTH 574 Human Paleopathology (4 credits). Methods and techniques of paleopathology, the disease process, and how hard tissues are affected by them. Pivotal anthropological issues in which paleoanthropology plays a key role. Prereq: ANTH 270
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ANTH 581 Principles of Evolutionary Psychology (4 credits). Investigates how understanding of our evolutionary history is used to further understanding of the human mind. Prereq: ANTH 170 or 270. Sugiyama.
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ANTH 587 Bioanthropology Methods (4 credits). Laboratory-based introduction to research methods in biological anthropology, with an emphasis on research among living human populations. Prereq: ANTH 270. Snodgrass,Sterner
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ANTH 588 Foundations of Social Theory (4 credits). Important early social theorists (Marx, Engels, Freud, Durkheim, Weber) and the historical conditions in which the study of society emerged in Western thought. Lara.
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ANTH 593 Anthropology and Popular Culture (4 credits). Offers insights into the conditions of the reproduction of social relations through the analysis of film, sport, television, advertising, folklore, fashion, and festivals. Prereq: junior standing. Scher.
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