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COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Anthropology

 

 

Date:

10-9-02

Course Revision #1

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ANTH 2301 f s . Topics in Latin American Cultures/Societies: Social Change and Development in Latin America. (IP; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

Same as Soc 2301. Study of types of social change taking place in Latin American countries, including economic, political, social, religious and cultural change. Problems faced, consequences of development, and other types of changes will be placed in their social and cultural contexts.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered.

Course Revision #2

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ANTH 2302 s f. Topics in Latin American Cultures/Societies: Women in Latin America. (IP; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

Same as Soc 2302. Study of the social statuses of women in Latin American countries and the cultural norms influencing these statuses. Topics include class differences and the varied interests of women of different classes and ethnicities, women’s movements, economic and political conditions, religion and women, etc.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered.

Course Revision #3

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ANTH 2302H s f. Topics in Latin American Cultures/Societies: Honors: Women in Latin America. (IP; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101, participation in Honors Program or #)

Same as Soc 2302H. In addition to regular course work, honors students are required to compose one creative research paper and acquire pedagogical skills through leading occasional class discussions.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered.

Course Revision #4

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ANTH 2400. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies. (4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; see specific topics for general education categories; repeatable when topic changes)

In-depth study of topic concerning North American Indians. Topics vary, e.g., traditional Native American societies and cultures, Native American archaeology, Native American Religions.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete Variable Topics “umbrella.” The majority of courses under the umbrella were deleted due to a faculty member leaving.

Course Revision #5

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ANTH 2402. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies: American Indian Ethnography. (HDiv; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; not offered 2001-02)

An analysis of ethnographic materials collected by and from American Indians and written by American Indian authors or with their participation.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course, due to faculty member leaving. Do not list course in 2003-2005 Catalog. Course may be revised and offered at

a later date.

Course Revision #6

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ANTH 2403. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies: American Indians in the Cinema. (Hum; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

An analysis of the representations and misrepresentations of American Indians in the cinema, television, and common culture of the United States.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course, due to faculty member leaving. Do not list course in 2003-2005 Catalog. Course may be revised and offered at a later date.

Course Revision #7

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ANTH 2404 f . Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies: Introduction to the Peoples of North America. (HDiv; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; not offered 2001-02 )

An introduction to the societies and cultures of the peoples of North America (Canada, United States, Mexico) focusing upon the "traditional" (or pre-European contact) conditions.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Remove topics portion of title. Course to be offered as a regular course, not as a topics course. Remove year not offered.

Course Revision #8

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ANTH 2405. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies: American Indian Education. (HDiv; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

An analysis of the history, theory, and ethnographic data related to the uses, actions, and foci of the American educational system and the interactions of various American Indian individuals and groups within that system.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course, due to faculty member leaving.. Do not list course in 2003-2005 Catalog. Course may be revised and offered at a later date.

Course Revision #9

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ANTH 2451fs. 20th and 21st-Century Native Americans. (HDiv; 4.0 cr;not offered 2003-04)

Same as Soc 2451. The cultures, problems, and resurgence of Native Americans in the 20th and 21st Century Centuries. Government policies; education, religion, self-determination, family, gaming, etc.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered. Add year not offered. Change title and description to reflect the passage of time.

Course Revision #10

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ANTH 3101f. The Anthropology of Religion. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; 4 additional cr in anth or soc recommended;not offered 2001-02 2003-04)

Comparative study of religion, magic, witchcraft in various parts of world. Theories/concepts developed by anthropologists in dealing with religious phenomena in a cross-cultural perspective.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Remove year not offered.

Course Revision #11

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ANTH 3201s. Variable Topics in Comparative Ethnography: Social Inequality Inequality Within and Among Nations. (Envt; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; not offered 2002-2003 )

Examines the effect of the interaction of human groups with their extant technologies and their physical, social, and cultural environments, focusing particularly on how this interaction affects social inequality. The global hierarchy of nations.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Title change and additional description reflect current content of the course. Delete year not offered, can be offered annually.

Course Revision #12

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ANTH 3202f. Variable Topics in Comparative Ethnography: Culture and Biology. (Envt; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; not offered 2001-02 2003-04)

Examines the interrelationships between biology and culture, using various cultures in the ethnographic record to assess the applicability of a range of biologically inspired hypotheses for aspects of human behavior and intelligence. The nature-nurture controversy.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change year not offered.

Course Revision #13

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ANTH 3300. Variable Topics in Area Studies. (IP; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; repeatable when topic changes)

Same as Soc 3300. In-depth study of societies and cultures (values, religions, politics, economic institutions, kinship, family organization) of a particular part of the world, e.g., Africa, India and South Asia, China, Pacific Islands.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete Variable Topics “umbrella.” Umbrella no longer necessary.

Course Revision #14

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ANTH 3301s. Variable Topics in Area Studies: India and South Asia. (IP; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

Same as Soc 3301. Examination of the cultures and societies of several South Indian countries with a primary focus on India. Topics include a brief history, economic and social issues and conditions, marriage and kinship practices, religions, regional differences, regional and international conflicts, and cultural and social change.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Remove topics portion of title, as the only topics course under umbrella Anth 3300. Course will now be offered as a regular course, not a topics course.

Course Revision #15

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ANTH 3900. Variable Topics in Anthropology Seminar. (4.0 cr; see specific topics for general education categories and prerequisites; repeatable when topic changes)

Advanced topics pertaining to methodological, theoretical, substantive, and ethical issues and developments in anthropology.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate Variable Topics Umbrella. Do not list in the 2003-05 Catalog. No courses being offered under this umbrella.

Course Revision #16

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ANTH 3901. Variable Topics in Anthropology Seminar: Who Owns the Past?. (E/CR; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101, 4 addtl cr in Anth or Soc or #; not offered 2002-03)

Ethical issues in archaeology, including discussion of the various indigenous peoples’ responses to issues of intrusion by archaeologists, including the Aboriginal Rights Movement in Australia, the Sami in Scandinavia, and NAGPRA (the Native American Graves and Repatriations Act) in the US as well as forgeries, and off-the-wall theories.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Inactivate course, due to faculty member leaving.. Do not list course in 2003-2005 Catalog. Course maybe revised and offered at a later date.

Course Revision #17

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ANTH 3902. Variable Topics in Anthropology Seminar: Cultural Representations in Mainstream Cinema. (IP; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101; not offered 2002-03)

The misrepresentation of various racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups in modern, mainstream cinema. Conceptual frameworks for understanding and analyzing these differences.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete course. Unlikely to offered again.