New Summer 2024 Courses

New courses for Summer 2024 term are now listed on the SSC and our website.

Summer 2024 Anthropology Courses

ANTH 100 | Introduction to Cultural Anthropology |Dr. David Ryniker
Basic concepts and methods of anthropology; culture and race; comparative study of social systems, religion, symbolism, art, and other institutions. Examples are drawn from a variety of cultures.

ANTH 203 | Anthropology of Drugs | Dr. Rafael Wainer
Illicit and/or licit drugs through historical, political, cultural and societal examples.

ANTH 227 | Introduction to Medical Anthropology | Dr. Rafael Wainer
An examination of health and illness, in their social and cultural contexts.

ANTH 312 | Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality | Dr. Elif Sari
Ethnographic and theoretical approaches to gender and sexuality, in cross-cultural context.

ANTH 378 | Anthropology of Media | 
Analysis of contemporary mass media and of the anthropological use of media (photography, film, digital audio and video, etc.).

ANTH 480B | Urban Ethnographic Field School | Dr. Amir Shiva
Volunteering and fieldwork based in community organizations with theoretical approaches to urban spaces. Students will engage in collaborative research while considering a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits from ANTH 480 and SOCI 480.

Summer 2024 Anthropological Archaeology Courses

ARCL 140 | Bones: The Origins of Humanity | Dr. Heather Robertson
The origin and evolution of the human lineage and the emergence of human biological and cultural traits with emphasis on the fossil record before the Pleistocene. Credit will be granted for only one of ARCL 140 or ANTH 225.

ARCL 228 | Forensic Archaeology | Dr. Heather Robertson
The application of methods from biological anthropology and archaeology to the identification, recovery, and analysis of skeletal remains from crime scenes, mass disasters, and unexplained deaths.

ARCL 306 | Summer Field Training in Archaeology | Dr. Kristen Barnett
Intensive training in excavation techniques and interpretation, including mapping procedures, recording, preliminary analysis, and reporting. Students will participate in an excavation for the Summer Session and will use this excavation as a basis for lectures, discussions and reports. Additional Field Trip Fees are charged for this course.