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Examines selected plagues in evolutionary, ecological, and epidemiological context, and considers the complex biological, social, and economic repercussions for human populations. Foci include past, present, and emerging infectious disease epidemics.
Anthropological approaches to the study of children and childhood. Childhood is examined as a social and historical construction, and children are analyzed as active contributors to their social worlds. Cross-cultural ethnographic material relating to children and youth is critically read and discussed.
A comparative study of factors bearing upon production, exchange, and consumption of goods, practices and ideas in varying social contexts. The course also examines the articulation of economic systems in the global political economy.
Analysis of political institutions and their changing nature in diverse societies and forms of society, with attention to authority, leadership, decision-making, power and its disguises, and forms of resistance.
Critical perspectives on the role of women cross-culturally, with ethnographic reference to non-Western societies and cultures.
Anthropological approaches to the study of human sexuality and the diversity of sexual expression and identification. Sex and sexualities are examined as social and cultural constructions, experiences, discourses, identities and practices taking place in specific local contexts and shaped by wider social processes, including colonialism and globalization.
An anthropological study of dimensions of community, ethnicity, and social class in Canadian society.
This course provides the theory, methods, and techniques for forensic identification of human skeletal remains, including estimation of sex, age-at-death, stature, population affinities and features of personal biology. The laboratory component of this course, where students work with actual human skeletal remains, is a major component.
A survey of the concepts, methods and techniques used in the management of cultural, especially archaeological, heritage resources. The roles of public agencies, private contractors, and heritage legislation in Canadian CRM are reviewed.