This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department / Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for ANTH 2991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Wednesday 1:30 to 4:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 113.
A review of the historical emergence of and major approaches taken to cultural and social anthropology. It will introduce the students to the major components of evolutionism, neo-evolutionism, particularism, functionalism, culture and personality, cultural materialism, and ecological anthropology. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of ANTH 3021 previously offered with a different title) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Avard Dixon 116.
This course explores the epistemology of systems of knowledge of Indigenous Peoples throughout the world with a focus also on North America. We ask questions such as How is knowledge constructed? How has knowledge been constructed through colonization and how is it being deconstructed through processes of decolonization. How does an active practice on critical thought inform our understanding of the diversity and time and place of Indigenous knowledge, (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon 120.
A survey of the various types of folklore - tale, song, rhyme, riddle, proverb, belief, custom and oral traditions, with particular attention to their form and function in relation to their contextual setting. Collection and analysis of examples by students will be combined with the use of materials from the Mary Mellish Archibald Memorial collection in the Library. One text book listed on syllabus (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Avard Dixon 116.
Ethnobotany is the systematic study of how people of a particular region use and relate to plants. The scope of the course is global with special emphasis on the ecosystems of the Atlantic Region. This year the focus will be on Indigenous people and their use of plant materials as food, medicine, and materials and their ceremonies of respect and relationality with the plant world.. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Wednesday 1:30 to 4:20PM Avard Dixon G10.
An ethnographic study of an area other than those covered in other 3800 courses. [Note 1: Students may register for ANTH 3831 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Monday 1:30 to 4:20PM Avard Dixon 117.
A seminar course exploring contemporary ethnographies that focus on the body as a site and instrument of culture. Topics addressed may include the senses, violence, adornment, foodways, and movement. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) Monday Wednesday and Friday 10:30 to 11:20AM Avard Dixon 120.