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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology


700-Level - Spring 2018

ANTH 722.001 / Field School in Archaeology

Professor: Andrew White

(3 Credits) 

Meets with Anth 322 

Course Readings:

No textbook required 

Course Description:

This one-day-a-week archaeological field school will give you hands-on experience in basic excavation methods and techniques, including:

  • grid systems and mapping;
  • controlled hand excavation;
  • documentation of cultural features;
  • description of sediments;
  • record keeping and photography;
  • strategy, logistics, and teamwork.

We will be working at a site along the Broad River that was used by prehistoric peoples over the course of at least 5000 years.  Previous work at the site revealed the presence of a series of prehistoric occupations buried within a natural sand levee. Our work at the site this semester will be focused on: (1) using careful hand excavation to collect detailed information about identified Late Archaic age (ca. 3500-1000 BC) deposits at the site; and (2) investigating deeply buried deposits that may date to the Early Archaic period (ca. 9000-7000 BC).

We will depart from campus each Friday at 8:00 and return by 4:00 (transportation provided). Students will bring their own lunch. There are no formal bathroom facilities on site. Each student will be required to have a small set of personal field gear (e.g., small toolbox, gloves, mason’s trowel, 5m metric tape measure, notebook, etc.). Other tools and field equipment will be provided.


 

 

ANTH 730.001 / Cultural Theory through Ethnography

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits) 

Course Readings:  

1) Bauman, Richard, & Briggs, Charles (2003) Voices of Modernity: Language Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2) Duranti, Alessandro (1997) Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

And several other linguistic anthropology case study monographs in addition to selected readings posted on Blackboard. 

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the emergence of linguistic anthropology as one of the four core sub-fields within Anthropology, its relationship(s) to sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and conversation analysis.  Emphasis will be placed on the scholarly contributions that this tradition has made to social theory as well as theories of language and discourse. 

Course Presentation:

Seminar format driven by student led presentations of prescribed readings on a particular topic. 

Audience: Graduate students in linguistics, anthropology, education, and other related fields interested in the social scientific examination of language in context.


 

ANTH 748.001 / Intro to Linguistic Anthropology

Professor: Jennifer Reynolds

(3 credits) 

Course Readings:

1) Bauman, Richard, & Briggs, Charles (2003) Voices of Modernity: Language Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

2) Duranti, Alessandro (1997) Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

And several other linguistic anthropology case study monographs in addition to selected readings posted on Blackboard. 

Course description:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the emergence of linguistic anthropology as one of the four core sub-fields within Anthropology, its relationship(s) to sociolinguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, and conversation analysis.  Emphasis will be placed on the scholarly contributions that this tradition has made to social theory as well as theories of language and discourse. 

Course Presentation:

Seminar format driven by student led presentations of prescribed readings on a particular topic. 

Audience:

Graduate students in linguistics, anthropology, education, and other related fields interested in the social scientific examination of language in context.