AN308 - Topics in Anthropology:

Advanced study on themes in anthropology or between anthropology and other disciplines. Examples may involve politics, religion, cognition, folklore, materiality, environment or cultural ecology.

Prerequisite: One previous anthropology course or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Leza, Slightom

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AN308 will study the intersection of major medical issues and evolutionary biology. The ability of evolutionary theory to explain disease processes, patient responses, and practical applications to improve patient healthcare will be examined. Topics include pathogens, cancer, reproduction, and mental health.


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2023 Block 2 Topics in Anthropology: Latinxs, Language and Culture in the Southwest Topic Details Luis Aviles Gonzalez Barnes Science Center 403 25 / 13 04/20/2024
Spring 2024 Block 7 Topics in Anthropology: Bioarchaeology Topic Details Elizabeth Fellars Barnes Science Center 405 25 / 6 04/20/2024
Fall 2024 Block 2 Topics in Anthropology: Race and Racism Topic Details Ben Slightom TBA 25 / 25 04/20/2024
Spring 2025 Block 8 Topics in Anthropology: Vampires Zombies and Time-Traveling Turkeys: Settler Colonial Narratives Topic Details Christina Leza TBA 25 / 25 04/20/2024
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