Course Number

SOCI 452

Course Title

Senior Seminar in Anthropology

Course Date

Fall 2013

Course Level


Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

Emilio Spadola, Sociology & Anthropology

Document Type



Sociology and Anthropology


In this capstone seminar for the anthropology major students design original research projects grounded in recent anthropological theory and relevant literature on their topics and collect and analyze appropriate ethnographic or cultural data; and each student writes a significant thesis paper. Seminars also focus on intensive reading about select theoretical issues in contemporary anthropology; the specific focus of the seminar reading depends on the instructor. Open to seniors only. Note: This seminar is normally offered only in the fall term — all anthropology majors should plan to take this course in the fall term of their senior year. Prerequisites: ANTH 102 (formerly SOAN 102) with a grade of C or higher, ANTH 103 (formerly SOAN 103) with a grade of C or higher, ANTH 211 (formerly SOAN 211) or approved equivalent, and ANTH 350, or permission of instructor. (Formerly SOAN 452.)


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