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Class Schedule ← Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology

Class Schedule

Summer Institute 2014

Summer 2014 Key dates:

  • May 19 — 23: Registration (stu­dents will be auto­mat­i­cally enrolled)
  • June 2: Summer Institute fees due (see your online Student Center)
  • June 30: Last day to file a FAFSA
  • June 30: Instruction begins
  • July 4: Independence Day hol­i­day observed
  • August 1: Final day of instruction
  • See CEEE Deadline Calendar and Schedule-at-a-Glance below.

Summer 2014 Courses:

ANTH 670 Introduction to Applied Anthropology (2 units)
Introduction to the anthro­po­log­i­cal per­spec­tives, meth­ods, the­o­ries and prac­tices applied to human and envi­ron­men­tal prob­lems in aca­d­e­mic, pro­fes­sional and global con­texts. Students begin think­ing about future research and career tra­jec­to­ries.
*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).

ANTH 671 Methods in Applied Anthropology (3 units)
Intensive study of research meth­ods and mate­ri­als used within bio­log­i­cal, archae­o­log­i­cal, and cul­tural anthro­pol­ogy. Topics include ethno­graphic data col­lec­tion, struc­tured obser­va­tion, inter­view­ing, materials/artifact/skeletal analy­sis, and man­age­ment of data. Most top­ics will be cov­ered as a group to pro­vide a broad skill-base in the dis­ci­pline. Some require­ments will be spe­cific to field of inter­est.
*Note: No required text­books. Electronic read­ing sup­ple­ments will be provided.

All incom­ing first-year stu­dents that have accepted admis­sions in the Student Center will be auto­mat­i­cally enrolled dur­ing the week of May 19th in both courses the Summer Institute courses (Anth 670 & 671). Fees for Summer Institute will be $1875 plus any addi­tional fees related to indi­vid­ual hous­ing and travel choices. Fees for the Summer Institute are due June 2; stu­dents expect­ing a finan­cial aid award for the Summer may be able to request a fee defer­ment from the College of eLearn­ing and Extended Education (CEEE) if nec­es­sary to arrange pay­ment at a later date before the Summer Institute. Please inquire at the CEEE Office (Student Business Services, 2nd floor), or call (707) 826‑3731.

Summer Institute 2014 Class Schedule-At-a-Glance:

Week 1:

  • June 30 (Monday): Students check in with fac­ulty between 9:00am-12:00pm in BSS 310. Class will be from 1:00–5:30pm.
  • July 1 (Tuesday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 3 (Thursday): 1:00–5:30pm (Welcome din­ner at 6:30, loca­tion TBA)
  • July 5 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm

Week 2:

  • July 8 (Tuesday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 9 (Wednesday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 11 (Friday): Online
  • July 12 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm

Week 3:

  • July 15 (Tuesday): 12:00–5:30pm
  • July 16 (Wednesday): 12:00–5:30pm
  • July 18 (Friday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 19 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm

Week 4:

  • July 22 (Tuesday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 23 (Wednesday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 25 (Friday): 1:00–5:30pm
  • July 26 (Saturday): 8:00am-6:00pm

Week 5:

  • July 29 (Tuesday): 1:00am-5:30pm
  • July 30 (Wednesday):  10:00–5:30pm;
  • August 1 (Friday): 10:00am-5:30pm; Farewell recep­tion dinner 6:00pm

Summer Institute Schedule Notes:

  • Plan to be in class dur­ing the times listed above. Classes meet ini­tially at BSS 310 unless oth­er­wise indi­cated. There will be approx­i­mately 10 min­utes of break time per hour of class time. On Saturdays, there will also be a 1-hour lunch break in the mid­dle of the day.
  • Expect about 20 hours per week out-of-class stu­dent work (e.g., read­ing, research, writ­ing, lab work). Some of this time will be struc­tured group / indi­vid­ual work  that requires a coor­di­nated sched­ule with other stu­dents, whereas other work will be flex­i­ble in tim­ing. There will be no required student-faculty meet­ings other than as shown in the above sched­ule, unless advanced notice is given.
  • A more detailed sched­ule and course infor­ma­tion will be pro­vided prior to the begin­ning of the Summer Institute. After you are reg­is­tered for course, you will be able to access this infor­ma­tion on by log­ging into Moodle

Are you won­der­ing what you can do to pre­pare for the Summer Institute?

A great (and excit­ing) way to start the pro­gram on track would be to start think­ing about the topic that you would like to explore for your MA the­sis! You may have already iden­ti­fied a spe­cific topic/project in your state­ment of pur­pose, or you may still be refin­ing your ideas. Please take some time prior to the Summer Institute to con­sider research areas you are inter­ested in. When com­ing up with ideas, it might help to briefly list for each: (1) Your questions/hypotheses; (2) What meth­ods could address your ques­tions; (3) What elec­tive courses/internship expe­ri­ences might be use­ful for such a project; and (4) If the project could be com­pleted within a rea­son­able time­frame. You do not need to have your the­sis topic solid­i­fied prior to begin­ning the pro­gram, but it will be use­ful to have a strong idea of what direc­tion you are head­ing, and some poten­tial the­sis ideas on hand. Have fun with this!

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 Textbooks: To be announced

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.