2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Anthropology

ANTH 100X  3 Credits
Individual, Society and Culture (s)
An examination of the complex social arrangements guiding individual behavior and common human concerns in contrasting cultural contexts. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ANTH 101  3 Credits
Introduction to Anthropology (s)
Human societies and cultures based on the findings of the four subfields of the discipline: archaeological, biological, cultural and linguistic. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 105  1 Credit
Introduction to the History and Culture of the Seward Peninsula
(Cross-listed with HIST 105)
Cultural history of the Seward Peninsula peoples for the last 10,000 years using physical anthropology, ethnography, ethnohistory, linguistics, archaeology, ecology and climatology. Eskimo and Euroamerican cultures which have existed in western Alaska. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 111  3 Credits
Ancient Civilizations (s)
Major civilizations of the Old and New World from a comparative, anthropological perspective. Antecedents and influences of these civilizations on their neighbors. Economics, science, religion and social organization of these civilizations. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 123  3 Credits
Origins of Alaska's Native Peoples (s)
Origins and affinities of Alaska Native peoples from an archaeological perspective. Prehistory examination of Yup'ik, Inupiaq, Aleut, Tlingit and Athabascan groups. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 211  3 Credits
Fundamentals of Archaeology (s)
Methods and techniques of archaeological field and laboratory research. (2 + 3) Offered Fall


ANTH 214  3 Credits
World Prehistory (s)
Explores the archaeological evidence from the Old and New Worlds for the development of human culture, from the very beginning of humankind to the rise of ancient urban societies. (Prerequisite: ANTH 100X or ANTH 111 or ANTH 211X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 215  3 Credits
Fundamentals of Social/Cultural Anthropology (s)
Introduction to the basic concepts, subfields and techniques of social/cultural anthropology. Includes non-Western and Western ethnographic topics, and discussion of career options. (Recommended: ANTH 211.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ANTH 221  3 Credits
Introduction to Biological Anthropology (n)
Survey of genetics, evolutionary mechanisms, adaptation, primate studies, the human fossil record and human variation. Provides a basic understanding of humans from a biological, evolutionary and temporal perspective. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 230  3 Credits
The Oral Tradition: Folklore and Oral History (h)
Study and collection of folklore and oral history. Importance of oral tradition in human communication and the advantages and disadvantages of recording and studying it. Sociocultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics in relation to oral traditions. Methods of folklorists, historians and academicians. Field project required. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 242  3 Credits
Native Cultures of Alaska (s)
(Cross-listed with ANS 242)
The traditional Aleut, Eskimo and Indian (Athabascan and Tlingit) cultures of Alaska. Eskimo and Indian cultures in Canada. Linguistic and cultural groupings, population changes, subsistence patterns, social organization and religion in terms of local ecology. Pre-contact interaction between groups. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ANTH 245  3 Credits
Culture and Global Issues (s)
Introduces students to the anthropological study of globalization and global issues including the deterritorialization of culture, global social movements, culture and capital, immigration and culture, and modern and postmodern approaches to the study of culture and society. Begins with the history of global ethnography, but focuses primarily on contemporary issues. (Prerequisites: ANTH 100X.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 301  3 Credits
World Ethnography (s)
Survey of ethnographic research on peoples and cultures of selected geographic regions of the world, in both historical and contemporary perspective. Content of the course varies and is contingent on available faculty expertise. Course may be repeated once for credit when content varies. (Prerequisites: ANTH 100X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 302  3 Credits
Ethnography of Siberia (s)
Survey of ethnographic research on peoples and cultures of Siberia, including the Russian Far East, in both historical and contemporary perspective. (Prerequisite: ANTH 100X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 308W,O  3 Credits
Language and Gender (s)
(Cross-listed with LING 308W,O and WMS 308W,O)
Examination of relationships between language and gender, drawing on both ethnographic and linguistic sources. Topics include power, socialization and sexism. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 309  3 Credits
Circumpolar Archaeology (s)
Archaeology of the circumpolar world from initial occupations through the historic period. Cultural and chronological variability in human adaptation to high latitudes. Causes and consequences of population movement, environmental change, and cultural interaction in the old and new world, as understood through archaeology. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 313  3 Credits
Ethnography of Alaska (s)
Survey of ethnographic research on peoples and cultures of Alaska, in both historical and contemporary perspective. Content of the course varies and may cover Aleuts and other peoples of the Alaskan Southwest; Inupiaq and Inuit peoples; peoples of the Alaskan Southeast; or Athabascan peoples. (Prerequisite: ANTH 100X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 315  3 Credits
Human Biology (n)
Biology of recent and modern human populations, including systematics, behavior, ecology and inter- and intrapopulation genetic and morphological variations. Human adaptations to heat, cold, high altitudes, and changing nutritional and disease patterns. Human skeletal biology, including metrical and non-metrical variation, aging and sexing skeletal remains, and paleopathology. (Prerequisite: ANTH 221 or BIOL 103X. Next offered: 2007-08) (2 + 3) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 317  3 Credits
Human Growth and Development (n)
Life-span approach to physiological (and cognitive) growth and development in fossil through modern humans. Begins with a summary of human biology and genetics. Proceeds through major phases in life: prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adult and old age. Includes detailed soft and hard tissue developments in these phases of life. (Prerequisite: ANTH 221.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 320W  3 Credits
Language and Culture: Applications to Alaska (s)
(Cross-listed with ANS 320W)
Language, ethnicity and their interrelationships. Communicating ethnic identity. Patterns of language use which affect communication between ethnic groups. Applicability of these concepts to Native/non-Native communication patterns. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X, ENGL 211X or ENGL 213, LING 101, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ANTH 360  3 Credits
Indigenous Art and Culture (h)
(Cross-listed with ART 360)
Overview of the aesthetic expressions of the cultures of Africa, Oceania and Native North America. Cultural and social factors will be studied through the visual art from these areas. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 365  3 Credits
Native Art of Alaska (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 365 and ART 365)
Art forms of the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut from prehistory to the present. Changes in forms through the centuries. (Prerequisite: Advanced standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 366  3 Credits
Northwest Coast Indian Art (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 366 and ART 366)
Arts of the Northwest Coast Indians and the place of art in their culture. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 367  3 Credits
Eskimo Art (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 367 and ART 367)
Eskimo art from Alaska, Canada and Siberia beginning with the earliest known pieces to the beginning of the 20th century. (Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 383  3 Credits
Athabascan Peoples of Alaska and Adjacent Canada (s)
Contemporary conditions and traditional heritage of the Athabascan populations of Alaska and Canada. Impact of Euroamericans on these populations and cultures. (Prerequisite: ANTH 242 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 384  3 Credits
History of Anthropology (s)
Major theoretical approaches in anthropology chronologically from formulation of the discipline of anthropology to current theory. Nature of the discipline, its goals and methods, and the relevance of theoretical perspectives to interpretations in anthropology. (Prerequisite: ANTH 215 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 402  3 Credits
Anthropology of Art (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 602 and cross-listed with ART 402)
Anthropological study of art in cross-cultural perspective. Social context of art production and use, cross-cultural variations in definition of an artist's role. (Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 403W,O  3 Credits
Political Anthropology (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 603)
Political systems and the law. Case studies from nonindustrial societies, developing nations and parapolitical systems or encapsulated societies, such as native peoples in the U.S. Political structures and institutions; social conflict, dispute settlement, social control and the law, political competition over critical resources; and ethnicity. (Prerequisites: ANTH 215; COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 405  3 Credits
Archaeological Method and Theory (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 605)
Archaeological methods and analysis as the framework for different perspectives in archaeology. Application to specific research problems. (Prerequisite: ANTH 211. Next offered: 2007-08.) (2 + 3) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 407  3 Credits
Kinship and Social Organization (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 607)
Forms and function of family and household organization, kinship and marriage in diverse human sociocultural systems. Case studies from tribal and complex societies including contemporary United States. (Prerequisite: ANTH 215 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 409  3 Credits
Anthropology of Religion (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 609)
Religion or supernatural belief from the perspective of anthropology. Religion in the context of "primitive" society as well as its role in complex society. Religious practitioners, ritual, belief systems and the relationship of religious behavior to other aspects of social behavior. (Prerequisite: ANTH 100x and ANTH 215 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 411O  3 Credits
Senior Seminar in Anthropology (s)
The integrated nature of anthropological inquiry. Includes a four-field approach to anthropology in a discussion-intensive setting. Student may focus on an interdisciplinary theme or a topic other than their own specialization. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; anthropology major with senior standing; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ANTH 415  3 Credits
Zooarchaeology and Taphonomy
Identification of bones, how vertebrate bone remains may be used to study archaeological site formation processes, site organization, subsistence practices and animal procurement strategies. Preservation in modern depositional environments, paleoecology, vertebrate mortality profiles and demographic structure, site seasonality, bone breakage, taphonomy and faunal remains and human land use practices. (Next offered: 2006-07.) (2 + 3) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 422  3 Credits
Human Osteology
(Stacked with ANTH 625)
Human skeletal analysis: bone biology, skeletal anatomy, aging and sexing, metric and non-metric traits of skeleton and dentition, paleopathology, and paleodemography. Inferences on genetic relationships between and patterned behavior within prehistoric groups derived from skeletal material. (Prerequisite: ANTH 221 or permission of instructor.)


ANTH 423  3 Credits
Paleoanthropology
(Stacked with ANTH 623)
Analysis of the Plio-Pleistocene hominid fossil record, including comparative primate and hominid skeletal and dental anatomy, systematics, taphonomy and long-term biobehavioral adaptations. (Prerequisites: ANTH 221; or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (2 + 3) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 424  3 Credits
Analytical Techniques
(Stacked with ANTH 624)
Classification, sampling, collection and analysis of anthropological data: parametric and nonparametric significance tests and measures of association, analysis of frequency data, estimating resemblance using multiple variables, computer simulations and analysis. (Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or 221; and any college level mathematics course or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 426  3 Credits
Bioarchaeology (n)
(Stacked with ANTH 626)
Innovative methods for studying past interactions between biological and cultural factors, as revealed through human and faunal skeletal and plant remains. From these data sources, health, diet, social organization and interactions and life histories of past populations, as well as the environments in which they lived, are reconstructed and examined. (Prerequisites: ANTH 211; ANTH 221 or equivalent. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 428W  3 Credits
Ecological Anthropology and Regional Sustainability (n)
Biological, environmental and cultural factors and their interplay in defining the human condition, with examples from Arctic and other populations. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X, ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X, Junior standing, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 432  3 Credits
Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics I (h)
(Stacked with ANTH 632 and ANTH 631 and cross-listed with LING 431)
Introduction to general issues in language field work and to issues specific to working with little studied and/or endangered languages in particular. Focus on introduction to writing systems, making records, computers and transcriptions, planning consultant sessions, working with consultants, interviewing, and ethics in the field. Projects include doing transcriptions of familiar language, and later, working on unfamiliar language with a language consultant, selecting and carrying out a well-defined project, resulting in a term paper. (Prerequisites: LING 318, LING 320, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 434  3 Credits
Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics II (h)
(Stacked with ANTH 634 and LING 634 and cross-listed with LING 434)
Second semester of Field Methods sequence. Plan linguistic field project, including field trip, caring for equipment, data handling, community contacts, intellectual property, and repatriation. Course work includes lectures and group elicitation with a speaker of non-Indo-European language. Projects may involve either the traditional field work involving finding and working with a consultant, or work involving research of archival materials on languages no longer spoken. (Prerequisites: ANTH 432 or LING 431; Next offered 2007-2008.) (3 + 0) Alternate Fall


ANTH 445  3 Credits
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 645 and Cross-listed with WMS 445)
Gender as both cultural construction and social relationship is examined through readings in comparative ethnographies portraying gender roles in a broad variety of societies, from hunter-gatherer to industrial. New theoretical and methodological approaches in anthropology for exploring and understanding women's and men's experiences in their cultural variety are presented. (Prerequisite: ANTH 215 or WMS 201 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 446  3 Credits
Economic Anthropology (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 646)
Relationships between economic and other social relations. Pre-industrial societies. Relevance of formal economics to small-scale societies and developing nations. Exchange, formal and substantive economics, market economics, rationality, political economy and the economics of development. (Prerequisite: A cultural anthropology class or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 451  3 Credits
Quaternary Seminar
(Cross-listed with GEOS 452 and stacked with ANTH 651 and GEOS 651)
Discussion of the Quaternary Period (relatively recent past — spanning the past two million years) in order to gain a better understanding of the landscape, biota and climate of the present day. Quaternary studies are concerned with the historical dimension of the natural sciences. This seminar will range widely over diverse interdisciplinary subjects of Quaternary interest, such as paleoclimatology, paleobiogeography, vertebrate paleontology and sedimentology. (Prerequisites: GEOS 215, 304 and 322.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 465  3 Credits
Geoarchaeology
(Cross-listed with GEOS 465)
Geological context of archaeological sites and the geologic factors that affect their preservation, with emphasis on Alaska. Includes a one or two-day weekend field trip in late April or early May. Course fee: $60. (Prerequisite: GEOS 101X, an introductory course in archaeology, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 470  3 Credits
Oral Sources; Issues in Documentation (h)
(Cross listed with NORS 470 and Stacked with ANTH 670 and NORS 670)
Preparation for recording and use of oral resources. Examines how meaning is conveyed through oral traditions and personal narratives and the issues involved with recording and reproducing narratives. Includes management of oral recordings, ethical and legal considerations, issues of interpretation and censorship and the use of new technologies to access and deliver recordings. (Prerequisite: At least one undergraduate ANTH course and one undergraduate HIST course, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 472  3 Credits
Culture and History in the North Atlantic (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 672 and NORS 672)
Ancient Norse culture and society. Includes readings of Old Norse poetry and Icelandic sagas in translation, with secondary analyses and archaeological background. Includes Greenlandic myths and contemporary ethnographic accounts of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. (Prerequisite: ANTH 100X. Recommended: ANTH 215. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 602  3 Credits
Anthropology of Art
(Stacked with ANTH 402 and ART 402)
Anthropological study of art in cross-cultural perspective. Social context of art production and use, cross-cultural variations in definition of an artist's role. (Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 603  3 Credits
Political Anthropology
(Stacked with ANTH 403W,O)
Political systems and the law. Case studies from nonindustrial societies, developing nations and parapolitical systems or encapsulated societies, such as native peoples in the U.S. Political structures and institutions; social conflict, dispute settlement, social control and the law, political competition over critical resources; and ethnicity. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 605  3 Credits
Archaeological Method and Theory
(Stacked with ANTH 405)
Archaeological methods and analysis as the framework for different perspectives in archaeology. Application to specific research problems. (Prerequisite: ANTH 211 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (2 + 3) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 606  3 Credits
Folklore and Mythology: Anthropological Perspective
Intensive introduction to anthropological theory concerning oral traditions and the verbal arts. Attention is paid to classic historical approaches, but discussion of contemporary focus on context and performance is highlighted. Students will research topics of individual interest. (Prerequisite: Upper-division undergraduate anthropology course or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 607  3 Credits
Kinship and Social Organization
(Stacked with ANTH 407)
Forms and function of family and household organization, kinship and marriage in diverse human sociocultural systems. Case studies from tribal and complex societies including contemporary United States. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 609  3 Credits
Anthropology of Religion
(Stacked with ANTH 409)
Religion or supernatural belief from the perspective of anthropology. Religion in the context of "primitive" society as well as its role in complex society. Religious practitioners, ritual, belief systems and the relationship of religious behavior to other aspects of social behavior. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 610  3 Credits
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
(Cross-listed with NORS 610)
This course examines a number of issues affecting northern indigenous peoples from a comparative perspective, including perspectives from Alaska, Canada, Greenland and the Soviet Union. Issues include the impact of the alienation of land on which these peoples depend; the relationship between their small, rural microeconomies and the larger agroindustrial market economies of which they area a part; education, language loss and cultural transmission; alternative governmental policies towards indigenous peoples; and contrasting world views. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or upper-division with permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 612  3 Credits
Paleoecology
Advanced study of Quaternary environments. The influences of climatic change and the interrelationships of physical and biological factors on the distribution and evolution of biota including humans will be discussed. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 617  2 Credits
Resilience Internship
(Cross-listed with BIOL 613, ECON 613 and NRM 613)
Students of the Resilience and Adaptation Program participate in internships to broaden their interdisciplinary training, develop new research tools and build expertise outside their home disciplines. Internships are for eight to ten weeks of full time commitment and take place during the student's first summer in the program. In the autumn students meet to discuss their internship experiences and make public presentations. (Prerequisites: ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 667 and 668 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered Spring and Fall


ANTH 618  3 Credits
Historical Archaeology
Historical archaeology of the Americas examines colonial and frontier archaeology as experienced by Euroamericans, in addition to contact and post contact archaeology of Native North Americans. Current perspectives in American historical archaeology, including a review of goals, problem orientation and the manner in which archaeological and documentary data are used for anthropological interpretation. (Prerequisites: ANTH 405 or 605 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 623  3 Credits
Paleoanthropology
(Stacked with ANTH 423)
Analysis of the Plio-Pleistocene hominid fossil record, including comparative primate and hominid skeletal and dental anatomy, systematics, taphonomy and long-term biobehavioral adaptations. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (2 + 3) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 624  3 Credits
Analytical Techniques
(Stacked with ANTH 424)
Classification, sampling, collection and analysis of anthropological data; parametric and nonparametric significance tests and measures of association, analysis of frequency data, estimating resemblance using multiple variables, computer simulations and analysis. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Anthropology. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 625  3 Credits
Human Osteology
(Stacked with ANTH 422)
Human skeletal analysis: bone biology, skeletal anatomy, aging and sexing, metric and non-metric traits of skeleton and dentition, paleopathology, and paleodemography. Inferences on genetic relationships between and patterned behavior within prehistoric groups derived from skeletal material. (Prerequisite: ANTH 315, graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered 2007-08.) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 626  3 Credits
Bioarchaeology
(Stacked with ANTH 426)
Innovative methods for studying past interactions between biological and cultural factors, as revealed through human and faunal skeletal and plant remains. From these data sources, health, diet, social organization and interactions and life histories of past populations, as well as the environments in which they lived, are reconstructed and examined. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Recommended: ANTH 625; ANTH 415. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 629  3 Credits
Structures of Anthropological Argument
Reading and analysis of examples from various paradigms in anthropology, past and present. Presents a thorough grounding in forms of anthropological argument and preparation for the research and writing process. Includes evolutionary, Boasian, structural-functional, structural as well as subdisciplinary linguistic, archaeological and biological forms of argument. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 630  3 Credits
Anthropological Field Methods
Concentration on the practical concerns and aspects of doing anthropological field research. Includes the relevant literature and significant discussions on the different aspects of fieldwork. In addition, students will gain practical experience in the problems, techniques and methods of fieldwork involving people from similar or distinct cultural backgrounds. The preparation of research proposals is also given attention. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing in anthropology or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 631  3 Credits
Language and Culture Seminar
In-depth examination of the interrelation between language and culture in the context of the theories of human communication, semiotics and maintenance of cultural boundaries. In particular, the influence of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis in anthropological thinking today and the field of ethnoscience will be examined, as well as language change in contact situations with emphasis on emergence of pidgin and Creole languages and effects of the introduction of writing. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing; previous credit in anthropological or descriptive linguistics, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 632  3 Credits
Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics I (h)
(Stacked with ANTH 432 and LING 431 cross-listed with LING 631)
Introduction to general issues in language field work and to issues specific to working with little studied and/or endangered languages in particular. Focus on introduction to writing systems, making records, computers and transcriptions, planning consultant sessions, working with consultants, interviewing, and ethics in the field. Projects include doing transcriptions of familiar language, and later, working on unfamiliar language with a language consultant, selecting and carrying out a well-defined project, resulting in a term paper. (Prerequisites: LING 627, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 634  3 Credits
Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics II (h)
(Stacked with ANTH 434 and LING 434 and cross-listed with LING 634)
Second semester of Field Methods sequence. Plan linguistic field project, including field trip, caring for equipment, data handling, community contacts, intellectual property, and repatriation. Course work includes lectures and group elicitation with a speaker of non-Indo-European language. Projects may involve either the traditional field work involving finding and working with a consultant, or work involving research of archival materials on languages no longer spoken. (Prerequisites: ANTH 632 or LING 631; Next offered 2007-2008.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 637  3 Credits
Methods in Ethnohistorical Research
In the seminar, students of anthropology are introduced to the methods of historical research, particularly the critical evaluation of written documents, problems of archaic language and paleography, and methods for assessing art and folklorist tradition as sources of history. Oral history and the data of language and archaeology are considered. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing in anthropology or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 645  3 Credits
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (s)
(Stacked with ANTH 445 and WMS 445)
Gender as both cultural construction and social relationship is examined through readings in comparative ethnographies portraying gender roles in a broad variety of societies, from hunter-gatherer to industrial. New theoretical and methodological approaches in anthropology for exploring and understanding women's and men's experiences in their cultural variety are presented. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ANTH 646  3 Credits
Economic Anthropology
(Stacked with ANTH 446)
Relationships between economic and other social relations. Pre-industrial societies. Relevance of formal economics to small-scale societies and developing nations. Exchange, formal and substantive economics, market economics, rationality, political economy and the economics of development. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 647  3 Credits
Regional Sustainability
(Cross-listed with BIOL 647, ECON 647 and NRM 647)
Explores the basic principles that govern resilience and change of ecological and social systems. The principles are applied at the level of populations, communities, regions and the globe. Working within and across each of these scales, students address the processes that influence ecological, cultural and economic sustainability, with an emphasis on Alaska examples. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in a natural science, social science, humanities or interdisciplinary program at UAF, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 648  3 Credits
Integrative Modeling of Natural and Social Systems
(Cross-listed with BIOL 648, ECON 648 and NRM 648)
Provides a modeling approach to structuring knowledge from natural and social scientific disciplines so that relevant aspects of a complex societal problem are considered for the purpose of making management and policy decisions. Designed to help graduate students use models to integrate understanding about interactions among natural and social systems for the purpose of managing biological and human resources. (Prerequisite: STAT 200 or equivalent, graduate standing in a natural science, social science, humanities or interdisciplinary program at UAF or another university, or permission of instructor. The course is designed to fit into the sequence of the Resilience and Adaptation program's core courses. It is open to other graduate students interested in and prepared to conduct interdisciplinary studies relating to regional sustainability. Recommended: ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 647.) (3 + 3) Offered Fall


ANTH 649  3 Credits
Adaptive Management
(Cross-listed with BIOL 649, ECON 649 and NRM 649)
Interdisciplinary exploration of theoretical and practical considerations of adaptive management. Students survey concepts important in understanding societal and professional-level decision-making. Students work as individuals and in small teams to undertake in-depth case studies with relevance to adaptive management problems. Collectively, the class builds a portfolio of cases that are used as the basis of a final overview analysis. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in a natural science, social science, humanities or interdisciplinary program at UAF or another university, or permission of instructor. The course is designed to fit into the sequence of the Resilience and Adaptation program's core courses. It is open to other graduate students interested in and prepared to conduct interdisciplinary studies relating to regional sustainability. Recommended: ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 667; and ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 647 and 648. In case of enrollment limits, priority will be given to graduate students in the Resilience and Adaptation program.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ANTH 651  3 Credits
Quaternary Seminar
(Cross-listed with GEOS 651 and stacked with ANTH 451 and GEOS 452)
Discussion of the Quaternary Period (relatively recent past — spanning the past two million years) in order to gain a better understanding of the landscape, biota and climate of the present day. Quaternary studies are concerned with the historical dimension of the natural sciences. This seminar will range widely over diverse interdisciplinary subjects of Quaternary interest, such as paleoclimatology, paleobiogeography, vertebrate paleontology and sedimentology. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ANTH 652  3 Credits
Research Design and Professional Development Seminar
How to develop problem-based research in anthropology and prepare research proposals, grant proposals and publications along with critical evaluations of similar material. Topics include preparation of oral presentations for professional meetings, lectures and seminars; curriculum vitae preparation; and project budgeting. (Prerequisites: Upper-division anthropology course or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ANTH 653  3 Credits
Current Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management
Cultural resource management. Includes historic preservation and environmental law. Reviews pertinent legislation pertaining to the protection of historic properties and presents a series of real world problems confronted by archaeologists. Cultural resource management will be treated historically within a context of the development of American archaeology. Emphasis on practical aspects of career development. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ANTH 667  1 Credit
Resilience Seminar I
(Cross-listed with BIOL 667, ECON 667 and NRM 667)
Provides a forum for new students of the Resilience and Adaptation graduate program to explore issues of interdisciplinary research that are relevant to sustainability. A considerable portion of the seminar is student-directed, with students assuming leadership in planning seminar activities with the instructor. (Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Resilience and Adaptation graduate program or permission of instructor. Recommended: ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 647 [taken concurrently].) (2 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 668  1 Credit
Resilience Seminar II
(Cross-listed with BIOL 668, ECON 668 and NRM 668)
Provides a forum for new students of the Resilience and Adaptation graduate program to explore issues of interdisciplinary research that are relevant to sustainability. The seminar provides support to each student planning his/her summer internship and preparing and presenting a thesis research prospectus. (Prerequisites: ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 667; and ANTH/BIOL/ECON/NRM 647 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered Spring


ANTH 670  3 Credits
Oral Sources; Issues in Documentation
(Cross-listed with NORS 670 and stacked with ANTH 470 and NORS 470)
Preparation for recording and use of oral resources. Examines how meaning is conveyed through oral traditions and personal narratives and the issues involved with recording and reproducing narratives. Includes management of oral recordings, ethical and legal considerations, issues of interpretation and censorship and the use of new technologies to access and deliver recordings. (Prerequisite: At least one undergraduate ANTH course and one undergraduate HIST course, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ANTH 672  3 Credits
Culture and History in the North Atlantic
(Stacked with ANTH 472 and cross-listed with NORS 672)
Ancient Norse culture and society. Includes readings of Old Norse poetry and Icelandic sagas in translation, with secondary analyses and archaeological background. Includes Greenlandic myths and contemporary ethnographic accounts of Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


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