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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6934

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-10-06
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1879 2005-01-31
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Anthropology AS 1205000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Brent Weisman 9740780

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ANG 6934 Foundations of Applied Anthropology II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Foundations II
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing, Foundations in Applied Anthropology I


    Course Description

    This course is the second part of a two-course sequence required of all MA students in the anthropology department. This course provides students with foundational understandings of the epistemologies underlying contemporary applied anthropology.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is part of the required course sequence for all anthropology graduate students. The course helps deliver the major goals, objectives, and approaches of the program to first-year students.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    There is a high annual demand (Spring semester) as it is part of a required course sequence. This course is for anthropology graduate students only.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, is being offered in Spring 05 as a special topics listing and is part of new and approved currcicular requirements in the anthropology department.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. or doctorate degree in anthropology, with a research emphasis in applied anthropology

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will develop and apply critical thinking to current topics in the four fields of anthropology and will understand the processes of advocacy and policy making in applied anthropology.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    There are five learning outcomes: (1)demonstrated command of readings (relevant literature to the field), (2)reflection on and integration of course content with outside topics, (3) ability to lead thoughtful discussions of course content, (4) ability to recognize relevance of course objectives to student's professional interest, and (5) ability to develop constructive applications for advocacy and policy.

    C. Major Topics

    Advocacy: Who Owns the Past?

    Poverty and Power

    Policy: Human Environmental Impacts

    Prejudice and Health Policy

    D. Textbooks

    No required text books for purchase. Required readings consist of current journal articles and books placed on Blackboard (see syllabus).

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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