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Anthropology Course Catalog Descriptions

Most 300- and 400-level courses have as a prerequisite one of the 200-level courses. Additionally, 300- and 400-level courses may be taken for graduate credit with prior approval of the student's adviser.

  • ANTH 151 - Emerging Humanity (3) Introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to AD 1500. Open to non-majors, recommended for majors. FGA
  • Anth 151A - Emerging Humanity (3) Introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to AD 1500. Restricted to students in the Honors Program. FGA
  • ANTH 152 - Culture and Humanity (3) Introduction to cultural anthropology. How human create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. Open to non-majors, required for ANTH majors. A-F only. FGB
  • ANTH 152A - Culture and Humanity (3) Introduction to cultural anthropology. How human create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. Restricted to students in the Honors Program. FGB
  • ANTH 210 - Archaeology (3) Introduction to prehistoric archaeology; methods and techniques of excavation and laboratory analysis; brief survey of theory in relation to change and diversity in prehistoric human groups. DS
  • ANTH 215 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3) Human evolution, primatology, human genetics, biological variation, human adaptability, growth and development. Co-requisite: 215L. DB
  • ANTH 215L - Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory (1) Laboratory to accompany 215. Co-requisite: 215. DY
  • ANTH 300 - Study of Contemporary Problems (3) Significance of anthropology for contemporary affairs, particularly American ethnic and minority group relations. Relevance to various professions, governmental policy, political action, and accomplishment of change. Prerequisite: Anth 152 or concurrent. DS
  • ANTH 305 - Renumbered to 490 effective Fall 2007.
  • ANTH 308 - American Culture (3) Contemporary culture of the United States. Variations in kinship, family, work, play, values, religion; selected topics such as ethnicity, alternate lifestyles, consumerism, addiction. Pre: 152. DH
  • ANTH 310 - Human Origins (3) Theory of evolution, evolutionary systematics and taxonomy; evolutionary biology of primates; fossil records for primate and human evolution. Laboratory included. Pre: 215, ZOOL 101, or consent. DB
  • ANTH 313 - Visual Anthropology (3) Historical development of documentary films of non-western peoples; critical examination of ways in which ethnographic films represent different cultures. Pre: 152. DH
  • ANTH 315 - Sex & Gender (3) Cross-cultural theories and perceptions of sexual differences; linkage between biology and cultural constructions of gender; relationship of gender ideology to women's status. Pre: 152 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as WS 315) DS
  • ANTH 316 - Anthropology of Tourism (3) Anthropological perspectives on the subject of the global phenomenon of tourism. Includes issues of cultural performance, identity, and commoditization. Open to nonmajors. DS
  • ANTH 323 - Pacific Island Archaeology (3) Origins of Pacific peoples; chronology of settlement;
    sequences of culture in Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Pre: 210 or consent. DH
  • ANTH 325 - Origins of Cities (3) A combined lecture/discussion on the emergence and development of ancient cities in comparative perspective and the dynamics of (pre)modern urban life. Examples are drawn from the Near East, Mediterranean, Africa, India, China, and the Americas. Pre: ANTH 322 (or concurrent), SOC 301 (or concurrent), GEOG 421 (or concurrent) or permission of the instructor. DS
  • ANTH 326 - American Folklore and Folklife (3) Examination of the history and ethics of folklore studies and the dynamics and social functions of traditional culture in diverse communities through topics such as ritual, storytelling, games, gossip, belief, music, and cultural tourism. Junior standing or higher. (Cross-listed as AMST 326) DH
  • ANTH 327 - Ethnohistory (3) Review of ethnohistory, i.e. the interdisciplinary, holistic and inclusive investigation of the histories of native peoples drawing not only on documented sources, but also on ethnography, linguistics, archaeology, ecology and other disciplines as an alternative to conventional Eurocolonial history. A-F only. Pre: HIST 152, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as IS 322) DS
  • ANTH 341 - Anthropology of Virtual Worlds (3) Anthropological study of computer mediated interaction. Focus on the ethnography of massively multiplayer online games, text-based chat rooms, and blogs. Pre: 152 or consent. (Once a year)
  • ANTH 345 - Aggression, War & Peace (3) Biocultural, evolutionary, and cross-cultural perspectives on the conditions, patterns, and processes of violence, war, nonviolence, and peace. Pre: 152. (Cross-listed as PACE 345) DS
  • ANTH 350 - Pacific Island Cultures (3) Introduction to cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia from time of first settlement to emergence of modern nation states. Pre: sophmore standing or consent. DH
  • ANTH 368 - Households in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3) Study of cross-cultural patterns in household and community level organization in Latin America and elsewhere. Topics may include gender relations, kinship structures, political economy, impacts of colonialism, modernization and globalization on households. Sophomore standing or higher. (Cross-listed as LAIS 368) DS
  • ANTH 370 - Ethnographic Field Techniques (V) Problems and techniques of social-cultural anthropological field work; ethnographic literature; work with informants. Repeatable one time. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 372(alpha) - Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (3) Survey of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of Latin America through a study of their literature, texts and practices. (B) Indig Peoples: Mesoamerica; (C) Indig Peoples: Andean Region. Repeatable one time in different alphas. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. (Cross-listed as LAIS 372(alpha)) DH
  • ANTH 375 - Race and Human Variation (3) Human genetic and physical variation; latitudinal, longitudinal and altitudinal variation across human populations; history of racism; contemporary issues in race and racism. Pre: 152 and 215 recommended or consent; sophomore standing. (Once a year) DS
  • ANTH 379 - Archaeology Practicum (V) Students will gain practical archaeological experience (e.g., materials processing, analysis, documentation, conservation) under the direction of practicing archaeological professionals in the local community and in collaboration with supervising archaeological faculty. Repeatable two times, up to 6 credits. ANTH majors or minors only. Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only. Pre: 210 or consent of instructor.
  • Anth 380 - Archaeological Lab Techniques (4) Laboratory analysis and evaluation of field data; preservation and restoration of artifacts. Preparation for publication. Repeatable two times. Pre: 210 or consent. (Once a year) DS
  • ANTH 381 - Archaeological Field Techniques (V) Archaeological survey and excavations; field trips, mapping, photography. May focus on terrestrial or underwater. May be taught entirely in the field at a national or international arcaheological site. Repeatable one timewith consent. Pre: 210. DH
  • ANTH 382 - How Archaeology Works (3) Uses archaeological examples to illustrate social science
    research techniques. Students learn how to create, analyze, and evaluate data through lab-based exercises, and examine ethical issues inherent in anthropological practice. Repeatable one time. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: 210 or instructor consent. DS
  • ANTH 384 - Skeletal Biology (3) Introduction to the human skeleton and methods for analyzing archaeological human remains including age, sex, ethnicity, paleodemography, skeletal and dental variation, paleopathology, population studies. Co-requisite: 384L. DB
  • ANTH 384L - Skeletal Biology (1) Laboratory to accompany 384. Co-requisite: 384. DY
  • ANTH 385 (Alpha) - Undergraduate Seminar (3) Selected problems in current research. (B) archaeology; (C) ethnography; (D) social anthropology; (E) applied; (F) psychological; (G) biological. Repeatable nine times. Pre: consent.
  • ANTH 399 - Directed Reading or Research (V) Repeatable nine times. Pre: major or minor in Anthropology.
  • ANTH 408 - History and Memory (3) Lecturer/discussion class on culture and politics of collective memory. Pre: Junior standing or consent. (Once a year)
  • ANTH 410 - Ethics in Anthropology (3) Seminar surveying ethical cases, problems, issues and questions from the inception of anthropology to the present. Pre: 152 (Alt. years)
  • ANTH 411 - Museum Anthropology (3) Anthropological study of museums and related sites of cultural production (historic sites, memorials, theme parks). Pre: junior standing or higher. (Alt. years) DS
  • ANTH 412 - Evolutionary Anthropology (3) A lecture-discussion course providing an overview of evolutionary theory in anthropology; focus on the evolution of culture, behavioral ecology, and cultural diversity; emphasis on archaeological and ethnographic research and explanatory models. Pre: 210 or 215 or consent. (Once a year)
  • ANTH 413 - Language and Gender (3) The role of language in the construction of gender and in the maintenance of the gender order. Field projects explore hypotheses about the interaction of language and gender. No previous knowledge of linguistics required. A-F only. (Cross-listed as LING 415) DS
  • ANTH 414 - Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3) Introduction to ethnographic study of speech and language. Pre: 152 or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as IS 414 and LING 414) DS
  • ANTH 415 - Ecological Anthropology (3) Relationship of humans with natural environment; role of culture in ecological systems. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 416 - Economic Anthropology (3) Analysis of economic activities in non-Western, non-industrial societies; production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in a variety of cultures. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 417 - Political Anthropology (3) Character of political institutions and their development in non-Western and non-industrial societies. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 418 - Anthropology of Sexualities (3) Explores the intersection of sexuality research and queer theory with other anthropological concerns such as identity, race, gender, religion, economy, politics, and globalization. Pre: junior standing or consent. DS
  • ANTH 419 - Indigenous Anthropology (3) An exploration of how anthropology studies indigenous groups throughout the world. An examination of the changing contexts of anthropological practice as calls for reflexivity lead anthropology of all backgrounds to bring insights from their "homes." Issues include the question of objectivity, the emicetic distinction, and the ethics of different kinds of anthropological research and the role of anthropologists in indigenous self-determination. Repeatable one time. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 420 - Communication & Culture (3) Anthropological introduction to communication; intercultural and interspecies comparisons; verbal and nonverbal. Ethnography of communication, discourse and structural analyses, ethnomethodology. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 421 - Anthropology and Mass Media (3) Anthropological critique of mass media research; role of mass media in social and cultural processes of authority, economic exchange, and identity formation in Western, nonwestern, and global contexts. A-F only. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 422 - Anthropology of Religion (3) Cults, legends, millennial movements, myths, possession, rituals, sacred healing, shamanism, sorcery, spirits, symbolism, witchcraft, and other forms of religious and symbolic express and experience, from small scale to highly urban societies. Pre: 152. (Cross-listed as REL 422) DH
  • ANTH 423 - Social & Cultural Change (3) Various approaches to examples of social and cultural change in non-literate societies; evolution, diffusion, acculturation, revolution, etc. Historical features and social processes of colonialism. Pre: 152. DH
  • ANTH 424 - Culture, Identity, and Emotion (3) The interrelation of culture, thought, emotion, and social realities. Role of language and culture in shaping emotional experience and self-understanding, including the formation of social identities such as gender, ethnicity and nationality. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 425 - Medical Anthropology (3) Social and cultural aspects of medicine; the relationship of medicine to the beliefs, social systems, ecological adaptations, and cultural changes of human groups. DS
  • ANTH 427 - Food, Health, & Society (3) How human groups identify, collect, create, and transform foods, how they shape those into dietary behaviors, and the influence of those behaviors on health. Pre: junior standing or higher or consent. DS
  • ANTH 428 - Anthropology of the Body (3) Exploration of the history and development of theories of the body via topics such as phenomenology, perception, bodily rituals, gender, sex, race, colonialism, power, pain, medicalization, immunology, reproductive health and cyborgs. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 429 - Anthropology of Consumer Cultures (3) This course examines the practices and meanings of consumption in the contemporary world. Topics include social class, branding, fandom, global-local nexus. A-F only. Pre: 152 or consent. (Alt. years) DS
  • ANTH 440 - Agriculture of Identity (3) An exploration of agriculture from the perspective of anthropology, with a focus on alternatives to industrial agriculture, especially in the context of Hawai`i. Readings include not only academic writing but also literary non-fiction and journalism. DS
  • ANTH 442 - Globalization & Identity in the Himalayas (3) Examines the influence of local
    culture and global flows on identity formation in the Himalayan region. Topics include: Hindu caste
    and gender, constructions of ethnicity, Tibetans and tourists, Sherpas and mountaineers, development ideologies, and consumerism. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: 152 or 425 or ASAN 202 or consent. (Alt. years: fall) (Cross-listed as ASAN 442) DS
  • ANTH 443 - Anthropology of Buddhism (3) Selected aspects of national, regional and local manifestations of Buddhism are explored through the perspective of anthropology with an emphasis on the daily lives of monks, nuns and lay persons in their socio-cultural contexts. Pre: Anth/Rel 422, Rel 207, Rel 475, or consent of instructor. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as REL 443)
  • ANTH 444 - Spiritual Ecology (3) Lectures and seminars provide a cross-cultural survey of the relationships between religions, environment and environmentalism. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Cross-listed as REL 444) DS
  • ANTH 445 - Sacred Places (3) Lectures and seminars provide a cross-cultural survey of sites which societies recognize as sacred and their cultural, ecological and conservation aspects. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Cross-listed as REL 445) (Alt. years) DS
  • ANTH 446 - Southeast Asian Cultures (3) Cultures of Southeast Asia from hunting and gathering groups to high civilizations, kinship; economic, political, and religious systems; recent developments. Pre: junior standing or consent DS
  • ANTH 447 - Polynesian Cultures (3) Analysis of Polynesian cultures from their origins to contemporary states. Pre: junior standing or consent. DS
  • ANTH 449 - Anthropology of Melanesia (3) Close study of cultures of Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, new Caledonia and Fiji through anthropological ethnography. Pre: 152 or consent. (Once a year) DS
  • ANTH 455 - Human Biology of the Pacific (3) Human biology of prehistoric and living populations of the Pacific: mainland and island Southeast Asia, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Fossil humans, microevolution, human variation, origins. Pre: 215. DB
  • ANTH 458 - Forensic Anthropology (3) Application of physical anthropology to problems in human identification. Determination of age, sex, ancestry, etc., of the skeleton and preparation of reports for legal medicine. Pre: 384 (or concurrent) DB
  • ANTH 460 - Asian Paleoanthropology (3) Neogene-Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstructions; human evolution in East Asia during the Pleistocene; Out of Africa I; modern human origins. Pre: 310 recommended or consent; sophomore standing. DB
  • ANTH 461 - Southeast Asian Archaeology (3) Prehistory and protohistory of Southeast Asia, and of Southeast Asian contacts with East Asia, India, Australia, and Oceania. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
  • ANTH 462 - East Asian Archaeology (3) Prehistory and protohistory of China, Japan and Korea from earliest human occupation to historic times. Geographical emphasis may vary between China and Japan/Korea. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
  • ANTH 463 - Anthropology of Global Health and Development (3) Seminar explores the definitions and histories of development and global health initiatives in developing countries from an anthropological perspective. Reading materials include scholarly and popular texts that propose and critique solutions to global poverty. Junior standing or higher, A-F only. Pre: 152 or 425. (Alt. years: spring) DS
  • ANTH 464 - Hawaiian Archaeology (3) Archaeological perspective in Hawai'i's past; origins of Hawaiians; early settlement and culture change; settlement patterns and material culture; historic sites preservation. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
  • ANTH 465 - Science, Sex, & Reproduction (3) Explores anthropology's critical analysis of approaches to reproductive health and procreation, primarily in developing countries. Examines sex and reproduction as sites of intervention from public health, development, and biomedical specialists, while also considering local strategies. Pre: Anth 152 or Anth 425 or WS 151. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as WS 465) DS
  • ANTH 466 - Quantitative Archaeology (4) This course comprises an introduction to the basic principles of statistics as applied to the analysis of archaeological data. The approach used is that of exploratory data analysis. Combined lecture/lab class.
  • ANTH 467 - Biomedicine and Culture (3) An examination of the social and cultural foundations of, and responses to, the values, technologies and practices of modern medicine. Pre: 152, junior standing or higher. DS
  • ANTH 469 - History of Archaeology Thought (3) Historical survey of archaeology as a discipline; focusing on theoretical, methodological, and substantive advances that changed archaeology. Pre:210. DS
  • ANTH 472 - Ceramic Analysis in Archaeology (3) Concepts, methods, andapproaches used in the analysis of ancient pottery. Emphasis placed on ceramic technology, stylistic analysis. Pre: 210. DH
  • ANTH 473 - Lithic Artifact Assemblage Analysis (4) A combined lecture-lab on the manufacture and analysis of stone tools. Students work with experimental collections and engage in stone tool production. The ways in which lithics enlighten us about past human behavior are discussed. Pre: 210 and 380 or consent. DS
  • ANTH 475 - Faunal Analysis in Archaeology (3) Analysis of archaeologically recovered faunal collections with emphasis on identification and interpretation of non-human vertebrate remains. Pre: 210. DH
  • ANTH 477 - Spatial Analysis in Archaeology (3) Lecture/lab. Introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial statistics in archaeological research. Topics include: map creation; spatial database management; spatial analysis; image processing; data reporting; and data display. Pre: Anth 466 (Alt. years)
  • ANTH 478 - New World Rituals and ideologies (3) Study of cross-cultural patterns in ritual behaviors and creolization of African, indigenous, and Iberian ideological frameworks in the Americans. Topics may include syncretic religions (voodoo, camdomble), Andean Christianity, spiritual conquest, conceptions of death, etc. Sophomore standing or higher. Minimum C- required grade for prerequisites. Pre: LAIS 360 or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as LAIS 478 and REL 478) DH
  • ANTH 481 - Applied Anthropology (3) The application of anthropological methods and concepts to solving practical human problems such as homelessness, domestic violence, maternal morbidity, conflict over resources, and the loss of indigenous languages. Includes a significant service-learning component. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 482 - Anthropology and the Environment: Culture, Power, and Politics (3) Investigates
    environmental problems from an anthropological perspective, and examines the cultural politics of contestations over resources, rights, and the meanings of nature. Pre: 152 or 415 or consent. (Alt. years) DS
  • ANTH 483 - Japanese Culture & Behavior (3) Sociocultural factors in Japanese behavior. Social structure; traditional institutions. DS
  • ANTH 484 - Japanese Popular Culture (3) Explores contemporary Japanese popular culture through themes such as gender, consumerism, globalization, and nostalgia. Rather than a survey of popular culture genres, the course is organized thematically around issues and problematics. DS
  • ANTH 485 - Pre-European Hawai'i (3) Pre-European society and culture from an anthropological viewpoint. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
  • ANTH 486 - Peoples of Hawai'i (3) Critically examines the historical and contemporary experiences of various people of Hawai`i and utilizes anthropological and ethnic studies approaches to study identity, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sex, class, land, and residence. Pre: junior standing or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as ES 486) DS
  • ANTH 487 - Okinawa and Its Diaspora (3) Explores the ties of identity that exist within and between Okinawa and its diasporic populations. Pre: 152 (Alt. years)
  • ANTH 488 - Chinese Culture: Ethnography (3) Critical interpretations of ethnographic and biographic texts depicting individual and family lives in different socio-economic circumstances, geographical regions, and historical periods of modern China. DS
  • ANTH 490 - History of Anthropology (3) Development of anthropological ideas, focusing on theoretical issues concerning culture, society, and human nature. Required of majors. Pre: 152. DS
  • ANTH 491 - Special Topics Southeast Asian Art History (3) Focused study of particular periods, regions and critical themes in Southeast Asian art and architectural history. Monuments and Nationalism in Southeast Asia. A-F only. Pre: ART 175, or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as ART 490D) DH
  • ANTH 493 - Oral History: Theory and Practice (3) Researching, conducting and disseminating interviews with people about their life experiences; the role oral history interviews play in ethnographic fieldwork, qualitative data analysis, and historic preservation. Pre: junior standing or consent. DH
  • ANTH 495 - Senior Thesis (3) Preparation of a major paper with a committee of one chairperson and one other member; paper on topic of interest in anthropology. Optional for majors. Pre: 490 and senior standing. DS
  • ANTH 496 - Senior Thesis (3) Preparation of a major paper with a committee of one chairperson and one other member; paper on topic of interest in anthropology. Optional for majors. Pre: 490 and senior standing. DS
  • ANTH 500 - Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)
  • ANTH 601 - Ethnology (3) Survey in historical perspective, of theory in social and cultural anthropology. A course in the graduate core of anthropology. Pre: graduate status.
  • ANTH 602 - Linguistic Anthropology (3) Investigation of mutual influences of linguistic theory and methodology and anthropological theory and methodology. A course in the graduate core of anthropology. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 603 - Archaeology (3) Development of critical and analytical skills in assessment of archaeological literature; emphasis on the science, theory, explanation, and paradigms which comprise archaeology. A course in the graduate core of anthropology. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 604 - Biological Anthropology Core (3) Human evolution and human variability in extant and previously existing populations; emphasis on history of physical anthropology, evolutionary systematics, primate biology and behavior, paleontology, anthropological genetics, climatic adaptation, growth, and nutrition. A course in the graduate core of anthropology. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 605 - Discursive Practices (3) "Discursive Practices" emphasizes linguistic, semantic, and interactional aspects of culture, exploring ways that discourse constructs social action and social realities, examining processes by which culture is produced as meaningful behavior in actual situations. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 606 - Anthropology of Infectious Disease (3) The role of human behavior, including its social and cultural determinants, in understanding the distribution of infectious diseases, and in shaping preventive and therapeutic strategies. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 607 - The Media and Discursive Practices (3) Role of the mass media in constructing meaning in social cultural processes such as nationalism, ritual, identity, and collective memory. Attention to interactional and poststructural theories of discourse that link the mass media to discursive practice. A-F only.
  • ANTH 608 - History and Memory (3) History and collective memory as culturally formed and politically contested realities. The role of narrative, ritual, and media technologies in shaping representations of the past. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 609 (Alpha) - Culture and Leadership (3) Multicultural perspectives on the theory and practice of leadership. (B) Service Learning and Leadership; (C) Applied Leadership Internships; (D) Contemporary Leadership Profiles; (E) Film and Leadership. A-F only. Pre: Instructor's consent and graduate standing.
  • ANTH 610 - Anthropology of Tourism (3) Social and cultural analysis of tourism practices, with emphasis on Hawai`i, Asia and the Pacific. Tourism in relation to consumer culture, transnational flows of people and images, post-colonial politics, performance and identity formation.
  • ANTH 611 - Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3) Graduate seminar. Examines the history of theory in sociocultural anthropology from 1960 to the present. Designed to be taken in sequence after 601. Pre: anth 601 or concurrent. (Once a year)
  • ANTH 620 (Alpha) - Theory in Social & Cultural Anthropology (3) Major theoretical problems in (B) kinship; (C) cognitive systems; (D) religion; (E) political institutions; (F) law and social control; (G) economics; (H) ecology; (I) other to be announced. Repeatable nine times. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 640 (Alpha) - Methods & Theory in Archaeology (3) Focused seminars pertaining to distinct areas of archaeology method and theory. (B) analytical; (C) environmental/landscape; (D) applied archaeology; (E) economic/resources; (F) survey/locational. Repeatable two times. Pre: 603.
  • ANTH 645 - Historic Preservation (3) Federal, state, local laws and regulations that regulate and provide protection to significant archaeological and historical resources in Hawai'i and the region. (Alt. years: spring only) (Cross-listed as AMST 645).
  • ANTH 660 - Paleoanthropology of Asia (3) Survey of the Asian paleoanthropological record, particularly in its paleoenvironmental setting; Out of Africa I; modern human origins. Pre: graduate standing and relevant background in anthropology or related field. (Alt. years)
  • ANTH 661 - Archaeological Perspectives on Southeast Asia (3) Prehistory and protohistory of Southeast Asia, and of Southeast Asian contacts with East Asia, india, Australia, and Oceania. Pre: background in archaeology or Southeast Asian history or consent.
  • ANTH 663 - Anthropology of Global Aid (3) Examines ideologies of development, humanitarian, and global health invertentions from an anthropological perspective. Explores the disjuncture between discourses that portrays global aid as easing suffering and those that accuse it of maintaining relationships of domination. A-F only. (Alt. years: spring)
  • ANTH 667 - Biomedicine and Culture (3) An examination of the social and cultural foundations of, and responses to, the values, technologies and practices of modern medicine. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 668 - Archaeology Field Methods (Variable 1-6) (5-7-hr lab) Laboratory and field training in the principles and practice of methods of archaeology - survey, mapping, excavation, conservation. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing.
  • ANTH 670 - Applied Archaeology Practicum (Variable 3-6) Applies course work in archaeology to hands-on activities under the direction of practicing professionals and University faculty. MA Track in Applied Archaeology students only. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Pre: consent.
  • ANTH 671 - Applied Method and Theory in Hawaiian Archaeology (3) Graduate seminar focused on method and theory in the practice of applied archaeology in Hawai`i. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Alt. years)
  • ANTH 676 - Recording Historic and Cultural Resources (3) Techniques in recording and evaluation of historic buildings and other resources, with an emphasis on field recordings and state and federal registration procedures. (Cross-listed as AMST 676 and PLAN 676)
  • ANTH 681 - Applied Cultural Anthropology (3) Theory, methods, and results of application of cultural anthropological concepts to practical problems. (Effective Spring 2015)
  • ANTH 682 - Applied Cultural Anthropology Practicum (3) Applies course work in cultural anthropology to hands-on activities under the direction of practicing professionals and University faculty. (Effective Spring 2015)
  • ANTH 695 - Professional Skills Development in Anthropology (3) Seminar prepares graduate students for entry into profession, including employment opportunities, research, presentations, ethics, and outreach. Required of all Plan B students. Pre: graduate standing
  • ANTH 699 - Directed Reading or Research (V) Pre: graduate standing and consent.
  • ANTH 700 - Thesis Research (V) Research for master's thesis. Repeatable nine times.
  • ANTH 710 - Seminar in Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (3) Ethnographic research methods. Introduction to the approaches and techniques of participatory research, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of social and cultural data. Politics and ethics of research practice. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing in Anthropology or consent.
  • ANTH 711 - Seminar in Research Design and Proposal Writing (3) Research design and proposal writing. For students preparing for advanced research. Pre: graduate standing iand consent.
  • ANTH 720 - Anthropology of Japan (3) Japan examined through three dimensions of cultural anthropology, cultural/symbolic, social/organizational, and individual/psychological. Selected topics analyzed and interpreted in terms of conjunctions of these dimensions. Pre: 483 or 484.
  • ANTH 750 (Alpha) - Research Seminar (3) Selected problems in current research. (B) archaeology; (C) medical; (D) ethnography; (E) social; (G) biological. Repeatable nine times. Pre: graduate status.
  • ANTH 800 - Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable nine times.