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Department of Anthropology

DURT Track

Spring 2020

Anthropology 161.001-012 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

Professor: Carlina de la Cova

(4 credits) 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track

    Section 1: M / 9:00 – 10:30 / Gambrell 430

      Section 2: M / 10:50 – 12:20 / Gambrell 430

Section 3: T / 9:50 – 11:20 / Gambrell 430

Section 4: T / 11:40 – 1:10 / Gambrell 430

Section 5: T / 1:30 – 3:00 / Gambrell 430

    Section 6: W / 9:00 – 10:30 / Gambrell 430

       Section 7 : W / 10:50 – 12:20 / Gambrell 430

 Section 8: R / 9:50 – 11:20 / Gambrell 430

 Section 9: R / 11:40 – 1:10 / Gambrell 430

 Section 10: R / 1:30 – 3:00 / Gambrell 430

   Section 11: F / 9:00 – 10:30 / Gambrell 430

  Section 12: F / 1:10 – 2:40 / Gambrell 430

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement)

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101. Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


 Anthropology 161.H01 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

Lab: T /1:15 -2:45 / Hamilton 142

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

 Meets With Anth 161.H02

Professor: Kelly Goldberg

(4 credits)

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement)

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


 Anthropology 161.H02 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

Lab: W/ 9:40 - 11:10 / Hamilton 142

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

Meets With Anth 161.H01

      Professor: Kelly Goldberg

     (4 credits) 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement)

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


Anthropology 161.H03 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

 Lab: W / 12:00 – 1:30 / Hamilton 142

 FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

Meets With Anth 161.H04

      Professor: Kelly Goldberg

     (4 credits) 

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement)

Course Readings:

No required texts 

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


 Anthropology 161.H04 / Human Origins: An Intro to Biological Anthropology

 Lab: R / 1:15 – 2:45 / Hamilton 142

FOR HONORS COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY

Meets With Anth 161.H03

      Professor: Kelly Goldberg

 (4 credits)  

Can be used as a Prerequisite in place of ANTH 101 within the Major & Minor

AND

Fulfills 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Scientific Literacy’s 8 hrs

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track 

(Note: This course can be used as a Prerequisite for the Anthropology Major and it can also be used for 4 hrs of the Carolina Core Requirements for the Science Literacy’s 8 credits at the same time. This course cannot be used to satisfy any credits for the Social Science GSS Carolina Core Requirement)

Course Readings:

No required texts

Course Description:

This four-credit course satisfies the College of Arts and Sciences requirement for a Lab Science Course.  It can also meet the Anthropology Major prerequisite requirement and the Anthropology Minor requirement in place of ANTH 101.  It meets for two one hour and fifteen-minute lectures and

a required two-hour lab.  Students should take either ANTH 101 or ANTH 161, and not take both courses due to some course overlap. The course is an introduction to the science of biological anthropology. Biological anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that emphasizes a focus on humanity and its origin from a biological perspective.  As a subfield of Anthropology, biological anthropology recognizes the complex interaction of biology and culture in the evolutionary development of the human species.  In this class we study the basic concepts and mechanisms of evolution and the evolutionary history of humankind from primate beginnings to anatomically and behaviorally modern Homo sapiens. The course is divided into 3 sections: 1) the science of anthropology and the models and mechanisms of human evolution; 2) modern human variation and adaptation, and our relationships to non-human primates; and 3) the origin, development, and dispersal of humans using evidence from the fossil record (paleoanthropology) and archaeological remains. Along the way, it illustrates the ways in which anthropologists learn about the past and how we can use our knowledge of the past to understand the present.  The weekly labs will address subjects including genetics, human variation, primate anatomy and behavior, human anatomy, fossil hominids, and archaeological dating techniques.


 ANTH 322.001 / Field School in Archaeology

Professor: Andrew White

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major or DURT and

GLD: Global Learning or Research 

Course Readings:

No textbook required 

Course Description:

This one-day-a-week archaeological field school will give you hands-on experience in basic excavation methods and techniques, including:

  • grid systems and mapping;
  • controlled hand excavation;
  • documentation of cultural features;
  • description of sediments;
  • record keeping and photography;
  • strategy, logistics, and teamwork.

We will be working at a site along the Broad River that was used by prehistoric peoples over the course of at least 5000 years.  Previous work at the site revealed the presence of a series of prehistoric occupations buried within a natural sand levee. Our work at the site this semester will be focused on: (1) using careful hand excavation to collect detailed information about identified Late Archaic age (ca. 3500-1000 BC) deposits at the site; and (2) investigating deeply buried deposits that may date to the Early Archaic period (ca. 9000-7000 BC).

We will depart from campus each Friday at 8:00 and return by 4:00 (transportation provided). Students will bring their own lunch. There are no formal bathroom facilities on site. Each student will be required to have a small set of personal field gear (e.g., small toolbox, gloves, mason’s trowel, 5m metric tape measure, notebook, etc.). Other tools and field equipment will be provided.


 ANTH 550.001 / Archaeological Lab Methods 

Lab: W / 3:30 – 4:45 / Hamilton 134

Professor: Gail Wagner

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major and GLD: Research

OR

Can be used as the Lab Requirement for the DURT Track

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

 Course Description:

This practical course emphasizes hands-on identification of the common kinds of artifacts recovered from pre-Colonial archaeological sites and provides the basic knowledge needed to begin working in an archaeological laboratory. Topics covered include tabulation, replicability, curation, use of equipment, data presentation, and overview of literature. Emphasis is placed on ceramic and lithic basics, with an introduction to botanical and faunal basics.

 Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of ANTH 550, students will be able to:

  1. Identify raw material classes of common archaeological artifacts (i.e., tabulate an artifact assemblage);
  2. Be able to distinguish human-made artifacts from natural objects;
  3. List and describe common basic analytical techniques for ceramic and lithic artifacts;
  4. Identify well-known analysts and link them with their body of work;
  5. Describe and follow federal standards for curation of artifacts;
  6. Comprehend major archaeological reports on recovered artifacts.

 Evaluation:

Grades are based on weekly hands-on exercises; quizzes; and tests that include both written and practicum components. 

Course Presentation:

Lecture and class discussions occupy approximately one-quarter of the class time, and hands-on experience with artifacts three-quarters of the class time. We will be working with artifacts recovered from sites in central South Carolina. 

Audience: Students who wish to pursue a job in archaeology and who have already taken ANTH 319 Principles of Archaeology. Prior knowledge of the basic vocabulary of archaeology is assumed. This fast-paced, hands-on course requires extra student time in the archaeological laboratory during weekdays to complete exercises and study for quizzes and tests.


 


 ANTH 552.001 / Medical Anthropology

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and GLD: Research

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT and GLD: Research 

Cross-listed with HPEB 552.001

Meets with HPEB 552.H01 and ANTH 552.H01 – Honors College Only for the H01 Sections

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052 

Course Description:

This course introduces the field of medical anthropology, which is the study of human health, disease and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. The political economy of health as a result of modernization is a central focus. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of illness and healing, the social/cultural context of health and health interventions, and the impacts of emerging and re-emerging diseases such as AIDS, Ebola, and Tuberculosis on world health. The underlying theme of the course is the use of anthropological concepts and methods in domestic and international public health contexts.


 


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