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Spring 2021
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ANTH 00000 – NYCEP Seminar in Physical Anthropology

GC:   F, 2:00-4:00 pm, 0 credits, Instr. TBA, Dates TBA
Students do not register for this non-credit course but attendance is required for CUNY/NYCEP students.

ANTH 00000 – Workshop: Teaching Undergraduate Anthropology
GC: Day, Time, Instr. TBA, 
Students do not register for this non-credit workshop. Schedule of dates TBA.

ANTH 70000 – Colloquium: Current Topics in Anthropology        
GC:   F. 4:15-6:15 pm, 0 credits, Prof. Gary Wilder.  NOTE: Lecture schedule TBA

ANTH 70600 – History of Anthropology 2
GC:   M. 9:30am - 12:30 pm, 3 credits, Prof. Leo Coleman  
Course open to GC Level 1 Cultural Anthropology & Linguistic Anthropology doctoral students only.  

ANTH 70700 – Contemporary Social Theory 
GC:   F. 9:30am - 12:30 pm, 3 credits, Prof. Mandana Limbert  
Course open to GC Level 1 Cultural Anthropology & Linguistic Anthropology doctoral students only. 

ANTH 70800 – Practicum: Readings in Anthropological Theory    
GC: M. 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 3 credits, Profs. Leo Coleman and Mandana Limbert
Course open to GC Level 1 Cultural Anthropology & Linguistic Anthropology doctoral students only. 

ANTH 70900 - Anthropology and Media                    
GC:   W. 4:15 – 6:15pm, 3 credits, Prof. Christa Salamandra  
Anthropology and Media foregrounds the discipline’s unique contribution to media studies. The seminar traces various methodological and textual approaches to media ethnography, with particular attention to the production, consumption, and circulation of mediated culture mass-mediated forms. We will explore the politics of production, structures of labor, contexts of consumption, contingencies of framing, digital activism, and online networking. Case studies draw on various geographic regions, media forms, and professional contexts, including: Hollywood and Bollywood producers; crime reporting and security discourses in Argentina; development-funded television in Afghanistan; reconfigurations of citizenship and belonging among Eritrean migrants; race and counter-publics of resistance in the US; independent filmmaking and the state in Korea; liminality and (counter)revolution in Egypt; mobile phones, youth, and intimacy in Mozambique; the politics of image circulation in Indonesia; and pro-regime media making in Iran. Book-length studies are assigned to generate reflection on the craft of ethnographic writing, and to inspire and enhance fieldwork design. 

ANTH 71000 – Anthropology of Science and Medicine            
GC: TH. 2:00 - 4:00pm, 3 credits, Prof. Murphy Halliburton 
Discourses and practices of science and medicine remained bracketed off from sociocultural analysis in anthropology and related fields until the 1970s and 1980s. In the last four decades though, science and medicine have been examined by anthropologists and scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies as social practices subject to the same interpolations with history, culture, and social inequalities as more traditional subjects of anthropological analysis such as gender, politics, or religion. Anthropologists have written ethnographies of peoples and practices that range from nuclear physicists to brain scanning technologies to nonwestern medical systems to the use of psychopharmaceuticals. This class provides an introduction to formative works in the anthropology of science and medical anthropology and examines contemporary work that engage with topics at the intersection of these fields such as controversies over genetics and eugenics. In addition to readings that will represent different theoretical approaches in diverse global settings, students will be choosing an ethnography from the field of the anthropology of science or medicine that fits their research interests to write on and present in class.


ANTH 71800 – Choreographies of Race and Reproduction
GC: T. 11:45am – 1:45pm, 3 credits, Prof. Dana-Ain Davis        
Instructor’s permission required. Cross-listed with WSCP 81000.     

ANTH 71900 – Human/Non-Human Animal Relations
GC: T. 4:15 – 6:15pm, 3 credits, Prof. John Collins            

ANTH 740000 - Latin America: Sources and Methods 
GC: T. 9:30am - 11:30am, 3 credits, Prof. Marc Edelman    
Spanish required. Fulfills area course requirement for Cultural or Linguistic Anthropology subfields. 

ANTH 741000 - The Caribbean & the Black Atlantic 
GC: W. 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 3 credits, Prof. Julie Skurski    
Fulfills area course requirement for Cultural or Linguistic Anthropology subfields.

ANTH 78500 – Language on Fire: Towards a More Egalitarian Fieldwork Practice 
GC: TH. 9:30 am -11:30 am., 3 credits, Prof. Sarah Muir
Fulfills methods requirement for Linguistic or Cultural Anthropology subfields.

ANTH 79000 -- Core Course in Genetics & Human Biology 
GC: F. 11:00 am -1:00 pm., 3 credits, Prof. Ryan Raaum  
Open only to CUNY-NYCEP students, OR with instructor’s permission.       

ANTH 79500 – Primate Phylogeny & Paleobiology

GC:  W. 2:00 pm -5:00 pm, 3 credits, Prof. Eric Delson  
Open only to CUNY-NYCEP students, OR with instructor’s permission.       

ANTH 80600 – Anthropological Research       

GC:  W. 11:45am – 1:45pm, 3 credits, Prof. Louise Lennihan            
Designed for Level 2 Cultural Anthropology doctoral students who are preparing for Second Exams. 

ANTH 80800 - Doctoral Dissertation Writing       
GC:  F. 11:45am – 1:45 pm, 0 credits, Prof. Julie Skurski 
Open to Level 3 Anthropology doctoral students, audit only.     

ANTH 81500 – Critical Remote Ethnography 

GC: TH.  11:45am – 1:45pm, 3 credits, Prof. Setha Low                     
Fulfills Anthro program methods requirement for the Cultural subfield. 
Cross-listed with PSYC 80103 and EES. Seats are limited. This section is open to ANTH PhD students only.

ANTH 82100 – Public Anthropology and Black Feminist Praxis
GC:   T. 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 3 credits, Prof. Bianca Williams     
Cross-listed with WSCP 81000  
    
ANTH 83900 – Seminar in Historical Anthropology & Archaeology

GC: TH. 4:15pm – 6:15pm, Rm TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Megan Hicks

ANTH 84400 – Cultural Property/Heritage/Rights
GC: T. 11:45 am -1:45 pm., 3 credits, Prof. Alexander Bauer 
Cross-listed with MALS 74400.