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Class Schedule ← Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology

Class Schedule

Fall Semester 2014

Fall 2014 Key dates:

  • July 14 – July 18: Registration
  • August 8: Fall fees due (see your online Student Center)
  • August 25: Instruction begins
  • September 24: Last day to set enrollment for financial aid disbursement
  • November 11: Veteran’s Day holiday observed
  • November 24-28: Fall break
  • December 15-19: Final exams week
  • See CEEE Deadline Calendar

Fall 2014 Courses:
Note: After the Summer Institute, students will choose to continue as either full-time or part-time.
 
ANTH 672 Theory in Applied Anthropology (3 units) (all 1st year full-time students)
Explores con­nec­tions between the the­ory and prac­tice of address­ing human prob­lems in imme­di­ate and con­crete set­tings. Students develop the capac­ity to crit­i­cally eval­u­ate and effec­tively com­mu­ni­cate about prob­lems and inter­ac­tions between humans and their environments.
*Required Textbook: Ervin, A. 2005. Applied anthropology: Tools and perspectives for contemporary practice, 2nd Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Please order online (will not be placed in the campus bookstore). This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online.

ANTH 673 Anthropology in Practice (3 units) (all 1st year students)
In-depth survey of domains in which anthropological principles, theories, and methods are applied. Special attention to potential markets/opportunities and proactively marketing professional level anthropological skills. Students will also study professional aspects of anthropology such as teamwork/managerial strategies, non-thesis project management, and office/production skills. Students apply their skills by developing a portfolio, managing a strategic project, and by arranging the field placement (internship) they will be engaged in during Anth 675 the following semester.
*Required Textbook: Nolan, R.W. 2013. A handbook of practicing anthropology. Madison, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. This text is a freely available as an ebook from the HSU library  If you wish to purchase a hard copy (not required), you can do so online (e.g., Amazon).
*Required Textbook: Schmidt, T. 2009. Strategic project management made simple: Practical tools for leaders and teams. Hookton, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Please order online (will not be placed in the campus bookstore). This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online.

ANTH 678 Applied Anthropology Pro Seminar (1 unit) (all 1st year students)
Ongoing seminar/colloquium for the MA cohort. Focuses on research in progress, devel­op­ing argu­ments and writ­ten and oral pre­sen­ta­tions within a struc­tured and super­vised format. Students present and dis­cuss their ongo­ing research and writ­ing and engage in peer review. Faculty also inter­mit­tently sched­ule read­ings and dis­cus­sions based on top­ics rel­e­vant to cohort research inter­ests, insti­tu­tional place­ments or field­work con­texts, eth­i­cal issues, devel­op­ments in the dis­ci­pline and rel­e­vant global events.
*Required Textbook: Hurst, M. 2007. Bit literacy: Productivity in the age of information and e-mail overload. New York: Good Experience Press. Please order online (will not be placed in the campus bookstore). This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online.

ANTH 679 Applied Anthropology Region: Australia (3 units) (all 1st year full-time students take this course or their outside elective)
Students will be introduced to the wide array of applied anthropology projects within the Australian context and the multiple sub-fields of Anthropology in which they are situated. Examining the ecological, historical, economic and political forces at work in this regional context will reveal the connections between these forces and the extent to which they shape the attention that problems receive. There are communities whose livelihoods and health are impacted by multiple areas of concern and it is crucial that applied anthropologists have a deep, critical and holistic appreciation of the complexities of their work contexts.
*Required Textbook: Altman, J., and Hilkson, M. 2010. Culture crisis: Anthropology and politics in aboriginal Australia. Sydney, NSW: University of New South Wales Press. This text is a freely available as an ebook from the HSU library If you wish to purchase a hard copy (not required), you can do so online (e.g., Amazon).
*Required Textbook: Moreton-Robinson, A. (ed). 2008. Sovereign subjects: Indigenous sovereignty matters. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin. Please order online (will not be placed in the campus bookstore). This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online.

Fall 2014 Notes:

  • Fall 2014 enrollment information will be provided prior to the registration date.
  • All Fall 2014 MA Applied Anth courses above are online. The online coursework will be primarily asynchronous, meaning that there will be due dates and deadlines, but students will have flexibility in planning days and times to view course materials/lectures and complete assignments. Students are not required to be on campus, but those who would like to are welcomed and will have access to departmental facilities and can form student study groups…
  • If you wish to take non-program courses at HSU (e.g., for your outside elective), you will need to register using the Open University policy. MA students are encouraged to contact course instructors prior to the beginning of the term to inform the instructor of their interest in the course and inquire if a spot may be held. For more information on current HSU non-program courses, see the HSU Catalog and the HSU class schedule.

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