New Anthropology Courses for Fall 2023

ANT 199 Wabanaki Worlds – This course introduces students to Wabanaki culture, history, and resilience under colonialism. Students will broadly examine early contact maps and materials detailing dispossession, Precolumbian archaeological materials, repercussions of industrialization and the western economy, political movements, and current legislation.  Cr 3.

ANT 295: Visual Anthropology: An Indigenous Focus – This course explores the field of visual anthropology and the use of photography and film as tools and products of social science. Students will examine ethnographic film, the relationship between the filmmaker and the subjects of the film, the ways of describing, analyzing, and presenting behavior and cultural ideas through visual media, and the digitization of materials. Focus on Indigenous self-representation, experience, and advocacy.  Cr 3.

ANT 395: Forensic Anthropology – This course provides an introduction to Forensic Anthropology, one of the subfields of Biological Anthropology. We will begin with a brief overview of human osteology. Next, we will explore the techniques used by forensic anthropologists to identify unknown skeletal remains, reconstruct trauma, and classify manner of death. These techniques include recovery, biological profile construction, time-since-death estimation, and trauma assessment. We will also discuss how these techniques are used in archaeological contexts to study the lifeways of past human populations. Finally, the course covers other major aspects of the profession, including expert witness testimony, human rights investigations, and ethics. Cr 3.Pre-requisites: One of the following: ANT 102, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 201, ANT 202, BIO 111 or permission of instructor