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Anthropology 357 - Anthropology of Development

The course examines the critiques of development theories and the practical application of anthropological research to the central issues of development such as growth, poverty, inequality/equity and sustainability. We will explore the nature and politics of policy-making, shifting frameworks of development intervention in a variety of sectors and on themes (e.g. livelihood and food security, health, human rights, foreign aid, governance and democracy, technology and technical transfer, natural resources management etc.), with special attention to the specific cultural contexts of development relationships. We will also examine anthropology's critical engagement with policies of development -- how anthropologists have evaluated, criticized and contributed to development.

Instructor: Caesar Apentiik. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Archaeology 317- Ancient Puebloan Southwest

Survey of the Puebloan archaeology of southwestern North America and their pre‐Puebloan ancestors. Topics include changes in hunter‐gatherer mobility and economy, the rise of agriculture in the American Southwest, the rise of integrative communities and religious belief systems, as well as responses to violence, disease, climate change, and the immigration of non‐Puebloan outsiders.
Instructor: Andrea Freeman. Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Archeology 531 - Advanced topics in Archaeology / The Development of Seafaring
This course will explore various issues and themes concerning the global origins and development of seafaring. The discussions will begin with early human associations with the sea and the rise of sail technology. From there discussions will focus on a range of topics including: inferences of early seafaring based on evidence from linguistics, genetics, archaeology and computer simulations;
the development of boats and seafaring; conditions in the Holocene relevant to seafaring and on the reasons for seafaring; sailing and society; and, histories of global seafaring.

Instructor: Richard Callaghan. Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 pm - 4:45 pm.

Archaeology 417 - Zooarchaeology

This course will introduce you to the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. Learn how archaeologists identify different faunal elements, and how to interpret them with regard to human-environment interactions, diet, hunting patterns, ritual practice, bone tools, and site formation processes. Hands-on activities in the laboratory will include the analysis of archaeological collections from sites in western Canada, and provide training for students to participate in faunal analysis on professional archaeology projects. 

Instructor: Elizabeth Paris. Mondays and Fridays 2 pm - 4:45 pm (including lab time)

Development Studies 405 - Environment and Development

What is the relationship between the environment and development? Is economic growth and high levels of per capita income a necessary precondition to ensure sustainable forms of development? Or are current forms of globalization exacerbating inequalities and contributing to environmental degradation? Why is so little being done by nation-states and international organizations to address the severe global environmental problems such as climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss? This course will help you think critically and answer these and other similar questions linked to the global political economy of environmental change.

Instructor: Ben McKay. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:45 am.

Development Studies 485 - International and Intercultural Communication

This seminar course examines intercultural communication at the personal, organizational, societal and international levels, including issues of language, power, identity and influence. And attempt will be made throughout to develop the intercultural communication competence of students to prepare them for potential career trajectories.

Instructor: Marcia Epstein. Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm.