Anthropology - Fall 2018

Human Evolution and Prehistory — 3395
ANT 1510 – 3 credits
Shannon E. Bessette

Traces the physical and cultural evolution of the human species. Students will critically analyze fossils, stone tools, and other evidence for such human development and understand the meaning of the theory of evolution and apply those to the present status of humanity. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library 284
Aug 27 – Dec 20 Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Intro to Cultural Anthropology — 3388
ANT 1520 – 3 credits
Shannon E. Bessette

Examines the nature of the concept of cultural behavior. Students will understand the patterning of social and cultural systems among societies around the world and gain global and ethnic understanding. Students will also determine the universal as well as variations involved in each cultural system. ANT 1510 is not a prerequisite for this course. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library 284
Aug 27 – Dec 20 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Sex, Sexuality, and Gender — 3400
ANT 2590 – 3 credits
Shannon E. Bessette

Students will learn about sex, sexuality, or gender practices and concepts both from around the world and here in the United States. Students will be able to compare and contrast people's understanding of the body and its development, how people come to understand their own sex and gender characteristics, and the place that each one of us occupies in terms of our sex, sexuality, and gender behaviors. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library 284
Aug 29 – Dec 20 Wed 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Food Systems in the U.S. — 3527
ANT 7504 – 3 credits

Students will focus on the history and cultural background of food systems in the United States. Students will examine the foodways of indigenous people and how certain foods came to the US with immigrant populations, how race, class, and gender affect our access to food and how food systems grew and spread in the US. We will also discuss the optimal diet for humans, and strategize as to how we might be able to get people to eat better food. Lastly, we will visit different locations in the local food system, and understand how our region?s food fits into the global context. Eligibility for ENG 1510, Reading score 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

HONORS SYM:Global Food Systems — 3901
ANT 7514 – 3 credits
Shannon E. Bessette

Students will understand how food is one of our most basic needs, but few of us think about how food is produced, where in the world it comes from, or how it must travel to get to us. This course will help students understand social, political and economic processes such as colonization, industrialization, and corporatization, and how they laid the foundation for the current global food system. Students will also engage with ongoing, contemporary concerns such as the relationship between agriculture and the environment, food waste, labor practices, food aid, and how race, class, gender, and nationality impact our experience of food systems. Throughout the course, we?ll look at how people resist and reshape food systems, and how we can find alternatives that do more to protect people and the environment. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library
Aug 27 – Dec 20 TBD