Advanced or specialized courses presenting material not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated, but not in duplicate areas. Course descriptions on file in the department office during registration. A) Social Organization; B) Economic Anthropology; C) Anthropology of Religion; D) Political Anthropology; E) Social Impact Analysis; F) Cultural Ecology; G) Prehistoric Archaeology; H) Historic Archaeology; I) Cultural Resources Conservation; J) Lithic Analysis; K) Ceramic Analysis; L) Faunal Analysis; M) Human Evolution; N) Human Variations; O) Anthropological Theory. Prereq: ANTH 411 or ANTH 412 (as appropriate)/ or permission. Operates on a seminar format, open only to juniors and seniors.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
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This course reviews the history of race and ancestry in biological anthropology, beginning with the origins of “race science” in the field of anthropology. The foundations of scientific racism will be examined through readings on the forced study, medicalization, and oppression of marginalized groups in the biological sciences. The course is divided temporally, with most focus on the pre-WWII eugenics movement, the subsequent “New Physical Anthropology,” and modern approaches to restorative justice in skeletal study, collection, curation, and repatriation.