Subject: Anthropology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Archaeology and Anthropology


This is a fourth-year capstone course that integrates archaeology and anthropology in a weekly seminar focusing on contemporary (i.e., 21st century) issues spanning the two sub-disciplines. Students will engage in a variety of contemporary readings and discussions and will be required to produce an original research paper that integrates archaeological and anthropological literature in a (previously-approved) topic of their choice. While weekly topics will vary from year to year, they will be grouped under one or more of five broad themes: Power, Identity, Community, Conflict, and Body. Topics covered will be timely and responsive to current events. This course will require active engagement by students, rather than passive absorption of lecture material. Assessment will be based on class participation, presentation, and an iterative series of writing assignments (a research paper proposal, annotated bibliography, and original research paper). This is a required course for the BA and BA Hons degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units ANTH or ARCH courses; and permission of the department.

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