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303 Anthropological Theory
This course will give students an understanding of past and present trends anthropological theory, including approaches such as historical particularism, structural funcitonalism, culture and personality, neo-evolutionism, cultural ecology. Marxist anthropology, structuralism, ethno-science, symbolic anthropology, applied, anthropology, feminism, and post-modernism. Prerequisites: ANTH 110 and at least 6 ANTH credits at the 200 level.
304 Principles and Methods of Fieldwork
Principles and Methods of Fieldwork examines research methods, perspectives and the application of anthropology. This course introduces students to qualitative field methods used by anthropologists.Through lectures, seminars, group work and field assignments students will learn skills such as participant observation, writing field notes, interview techniques, research ethics, document and image analysis, archival research, ethnography, and research design. Students will become familiar with the historical background and evolution of qualitative research methods as they develop their research practice.
331 Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
Students are introduced to issues of colonialism, self-determination, Aboriginal title, development, and the conflicts of Indigenous peoples from a critical anthropological perspective. The course is comprised of three sections. The first examines Indigenous diversity in the early contact period. The second explores the impact of colonization on Indigenous cultures. In the third we analyze contemporary politics, economic and social development, resource use, health, law, gender, and environmental issues in First Nation communities. Prerequisite: ANTH 110 or permission of the instructor. Three credits. Offered 2008-2009 and in alternate years.
332 Mi’kmaq Studies: Advanced Critical Issues in Indigenous Anthropology
Using theories and methods relevant to Indigenous knowledge,self-determination, resistance and sustainability of Mi’kmaq of Atlantic Canada, in the first section we explore Mi’kmaq oral histories, cosmology and sociocultural organization. In the second section we look at the impact of colonization on the Mi’kmaq culture. In the third section we look at contemporary issues such as the impact of court decisions on treaty implementation, justice practices, economic development, resource use and cultural production. Prerequisites: ANTH 110 and 331. Three credits. Not offered 2008-2009
435 Advanced Indigenous Issues
A course for senior students who want to use anthropological work to learn about specific issues of concern to Canada’s First Nations people. Topics will change from year to year. Prerequisite: ANTH 331. Three credits. Offered 2008-2009 and in alternate years.
499 Directed Study
400 Honours Thesis Research