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Fall 2007

ANTH 70000 – Current Topics in Anthropology

GC: F, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m., Rm, C415A, 0 cr., Prof. Lennihan [90443]

ANTH 70100 – Core Course in Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary Issues & Debates 1

GC: T., 10:45a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Rm.TBA , 3 cr., Prof. Robotham [90444]
Open only to Level 1 Anthropology Students.

ANTH 70300 – History of Anthropological Theory

GC: F, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Profs. Dombrowski/Silverman [90446]
Open only to Level 1 Anthropology Students.

ANTH 70600 – Foundations of Anthropological Thought: Marx, Weber, Durkheim

GC: TH, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Blim [90447]

This seminar closely examines the foundations of modern social theory. It is hoped that analysis of the works of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim will create not only specific understandings of their contributions to the understanding of the modern world, but will provide a sketch of the terrain upon which contemporary social thought is constructed

ANTH 70700 – Readings in Cultural Anthropology 1

GC: M, 2:00- 4:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 cr., Instr. TBA [91050]
Open only to Level 1 Anthropology Students.

ANTH 71000 – Anthropological Approaches to Property

GC: T, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Rm. TBA, 3 cr., Prof. Verdery [90450]
Open only to Anthropology Students.

ANTH 71700 – Key Debates in the Study of Capitalism

GC: F, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 cr., Prof. Blim [90452]

The object of the course is to examine those debates that underlie the understanding of the key changes in the operation and development of capitalism historically that have later been considered to be its “turning points.” The point of this analysis is to understand the extent to which these turning points, such as they are, not only signal a specific change in direction, but prefigure fundamental problems in capitalist development. Some of the cases to be analyzed include the nature of the transition from feudalism to capitalism in Europe; the 17th Century economic crisis; colonialism and the rise of world systems from the 16th century onward; industrialization and its relation to European (and American expansion) in the 19th century; imperialism, particularly as it affected the growth of the international division of labor from the 19th century onward; colonial liberation movements and the failure of developmentalism; the seventies economic crack-up and its effects on the shape of the new world economy.

ANTH 72900 – Ethnology & Ethnography of the United States

GC: TH, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Susser [90453]
Open only to Anthropology students.

This course considers theoretical approaches to ethnographic research in the United States. We will read ethnographies, both older works and contemporary research from a variety of perspectives, placing such works in the context of historical, political/economic and cultural analyses of the U.S. We will consider issues raised about conducting fieldwork research in
the US, and questions related to reflexivity and political responsibility. In the light of the dramatic events the US is now experiencing, we will discuss changing approaches to empire, global relations, class and cultural representations of groups and power in the US.

ANTH 75000 - Core Course: Archaeology

GC: M, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. McGovern [90455]
Open only to Anthropology students.

ANTH 78900 – Seminar: Physical Anthropology Professional Development

GC: F, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Swedell [90456]
Students do not register for credit in the Fall but are required to attend bi-weekly seminars for the full year.

ANTH 79000 – Genetics & Human Biology Core

NYU: W, 2:00-5:00 p.m., 3 cr., Rm. TBA, Prof. Stefan [90457]

ANTH 79800 – Quantitative Methods in Physical Anthropology

HC: M, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., 3 cr., Rm. TBA, Prof. Steiper [90458]

ANTH 80600 – Studies in Anthropology

GC: M, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Lennihan [90459]
Open only to Anthropology students; permission of instructor required.

ANTH 80700 - Reading Marx’s Capital

GC: M, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. C415A, 3 credits, Prof. Harvey [90461]
Cross listed with EES 79903.

ANTH 80800 – Doctoral Dissertation Writing

GC: F, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Rm. 6402.01 (Thesis room), 0 cr., Prof. Crehan [90462]
Open only to Level 3 Anthropology students.

ANTH 80900 – Seminar: Phenomenology and Existentialism

GC: W, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Crapanzano [90464]
Cross listed with C L 85000; Anthropology section open only to Anthropology students.

ANTH 81200 – Seminar: Multiculturalism

GC: TH, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Mullings [90467]
Open only to Anthropology students.

ANTH 81600 - Politics of Spatial Present

GC: W, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Smith [90472]
Cross listed with EES 79903; Anthropology section open only to Anthropology students.

ANTH 81700 - Geographic Thought and Theory

GC: T, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Harvey [90473]
Open to Anthropology & EES students only. Cross listed with EES 70900.

ANTH 83800 – Historical Ecology

HC: W, 5:30-7:20 p.m., Rm. TBA, 3 credits, Prof. McGovern [90474]
Open only to Anthropology students.

ANTH 89000 – Seminar in Physical Anthropology

GC: F, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm. TBA, 0 credits, Prof. Delson
NOTE: NYCEP seminar; students attend but do not register for credit this semester.