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Department of Anthropology

GSS - Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understandings

Spring 2020

Anthropology 101.001 / Primates, People, and Prehistory

Professor: Terry Weik

(3 credits) 

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs. of the 6 hr. Social Sciences (GSS) Requirement 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

Course Readings:

Articles on Blackboard

 Course Descriptions:

This course is a survey of some of the fundamental evidence, methods, and theories that comprise archaeology and biological anthropology.  Students will develop an introductory understanding of how archaeology and biological anthropology are related to other subfields of anthropology, as well as the social and natural sciences.  This class is designed to explore the relationship between human biology, history, environment, artifacts, and culture, with special emphasis on evolution. 

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the semester students will be able to

1) Understand how human culture & evolution interrelate;

2)  Describe methods that archaeologists & biological anthropologists use to study evolution;

3) Recognize human & primate anatomy and behavior;

4) Explain how theories connect subfields of anthropology;

5) Map our ancient, global biological & cultural heritage;

6) Articulate how human affairs are interrelated to cultural and natural resources;

7) Apply cultural analysis & critical thinking to theories about human origins and ancient life. 

Grading:    

Assignments include a quiz, an exam, a fieldwork exercise, and a final exam. Participation also affects one’s grade.


 ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: Marc Moskowitz

(3 credits) 

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and GLD: Global Learning) 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

 Section 1: Monday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

 Section 2: Monday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

     Section 3: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 4: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406

          Section 5: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / Gambrell 406

            Section 6: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / Gambrell 406

      Section 7: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

     Section 8: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

     Section 9: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

       Section 10: Thursday / 10:05 – 11:20 / Gambrell 406

       Section 11: Thursday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

 Section 12: Thursday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406

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 is designed as an introduction to the field of Anthropology.  The course will address a range of anthropological issues including economics, gender, healing, legitimacy, religion & sorcery, social stratification, status, popular culture, and the tensions between individualism and community orientation. We will trace the history of anthropology ranging from attempts to understand small-scale societies to current scholarship on modernity and globalism.

Course Grade Points:

One 2-page paper                                                                           100

Test 1                                                                                                     200

Test 2                                                                                                     200

Test 3                                                                                                     200

Final Exam                                                                                           200

Sections (including participation and attendance)          100

Total Possible Points                                                                       1000 

Course Films:

I will show several films in this class.  The films may appear on the exams.  If you miss class on a day I am showing a film, it is your responsibility to get notes from a classmate and/or try to see it.  I do not lend my films out. Also, I do not guarantee that you will be able to find all of these films at our library or at the local rental store.  I also reserve the right to show a film on a day other than the one it is scheduled for, so attendance is important in this way also.


ANTH 102.013 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: TBA

(3 credits) 

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement) and GLD: Global Learning 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement 

Course Readings:

TBD 

Course Description: 

An exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics.


 

 ANTH 366.001 / Medicine, Disease and Slavery

Professor: Carlina de la Cova

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Biological Requirement for the Anthropology Major;

and INT (Integrative) Requirement

OR

Carolina Core – GSS

Cross-listed with AFAM 365 

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 

Articles on Blackboard 

Course Description:

The goal of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of the health of enslaved African Americans during the nineteenth century by focusing on the conceptions, experiences, and dynamics of the relationship between slaves, medicine, healing, and their masters in the Antebellum American South.  Through readings, discussions, and lectures, emphasis will be placed on the following issues: the health and disease of enslaved African Americans, the imagined and experienced relationship between black health and white health, gender and its effects on health and medicine among enslaved African Americans, and the intersection of spiritual, naturalistic, and magical discourses with issues of slave health.


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