Summer/Winter Courses


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Summer 2020 Classes - Online Teaching Approaches-syllabi-flyers
Course Descriptions
Table of Courses

Some classes will be completely asynchronous (meaning all is posted, you can do your class at a convenient time for you)

Some classes will include online chats or meetings.


 Summer 2020 Courses - Online Teaching Approaches

*070:100 Intro to AnthropologyAndres Gonzales Saiz - Thinking of a broader audience, my course will be Remote Instruction Asynchronous. Students will only require a computer with internet access and will be able to access materials and recorded lectures at their convenience.
Platform - Canvas
pdf Syllabus (129 KB)

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Session 3 - July 6 to August 12, 2020  NEW SECTION OF 105

Great news!  For this summer (2020) the anthropology department has opened up an additional section of 01:070:105 Introduction to Anthropology, section H2, for summer session 3 (7/6 to 8/12/20)


*070:105:H2 Intro to Archaeology – Keri Sansevere - We will not have a set online meeting time this semester. This online learning style affords flexibility to students105 h2Summer20 to complete their work and learn at a pace that works for them (so long as assignments are turned-in by deadlines). This course will run primarily asynchronously with only occasional, optional synchronous meetups, if needed. In most cases, weekly work is due Thursday's by 5 PM. Therefore, students should make necessary arrangements in their weekly schedule to meet work deadlines by that time. Students should expect to read assigned material and view posted lecture content.

Students should have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet and Internet. Microphone access is encouraged to facilitate private online meetings with students when necessary, though meetings can also be arranged via private text chat on Canvas if necessary. In general, students should expect to participate in weekly discussions, read assigned material, and view posted lecture content.
I will assign labs that will be able to be completed from home. Some examples might include working with digital museum collections, an at-home taphonomic study, an archaeological film analysis (film can be streamed for free online), practice writing archaeology narratives, and practice working with historic documents. 

Platform - Canvas
Syllabus is the same as syllabus for section E2 except for platform and dates:
pdf Syllabus (370 KB)

Summer session 2 section of this course is full for the summer unless someone pulls out.


Gender Course 1*070:225 Gender in Global Perspective - Fulya Pinar -
(July 6 - August 12, Mon-Wed: 1-4.40 pm)
The lectures of this course will be asynchronous.
This course is mainly asynchronous with optional synchronous meetings.

Students are encouraged to get an appointment for private, 5-15 minutes video chats from the instructor especially in the first four weeks of the course to know each other better and to understand mutual expectations.Students are also encouraged to participate in a shared video-chat as a class from 3.30 pm to 4.40 pm on Wednesdays.

What do the students need?
A computer or a phone, preferably with a high-speed internet to view the class materials and attend the group video chats.
A microphone or phone and a webcam or phone for the private video calls.

Reach out to the instructor if you have any questions or concerns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Syllabus (274 KB)




*070:242 Anthro of the Middle East – Nada El Kouny - I would like to list my course as asynchronous with a partial synchronous component for shared discussions when and if students can attend, and one-on-one meetings at other times.  I will use Sakai
The equipment needed: Computer, laptop or phone camera, microphone or phone allowing for video calls. 
Platform - Sakai
pdf Syllabus (163 KB)

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*070:293 Current Issues: Anthro of Sports – Michael Allen - I would limit my synchronous sessions. Students will need at least access to internet (broadband if possible) and a microphone. I am very flexible. It will be designed so that synchronous classes can be limited or even curtailed if necessary. Over all it will be remote instruction. I am teaching four courses currently at Caldwell and Montclair. They are remote with regular synchronous discussion and lecture and they are going well. I will plan remote for the summer session with synchronous discussion when possible. So internet, microphone, camera optional.
Contact the instructor Michael Allen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
Platform - Canvas

Video with Professor Mike Allen about this class

 Anthropology of Sports
ANTH 293
Summer Session One 5/26-7/3/20 MTWTh 1:00-2:50 pm (3 credits)
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Since ancient times, sports have pervaded human life. This course
explores the significance of sports in modern society. While sports are often
touted as being above or outside politics they have historically been a vehicle
for nation building and ideology. Through ethnographic readings and
discourse analysis we will address emergent anthropological theories of
power, violence, and patterns of domination through the lens of sports.
This course focuses specifically on the intersection of sports with such
modern social and cultural phenomena as; gender, class, race, and
ethnicity; violence, health, global capitalism, politics, and nationalism

This is a remote course with some synchronous (live) online sessions that requires access to the internet.
All reading material will be provided on Canvas. There are no prerequisites.


Summer 2020 Course Descriptions

01:070:100 Introduction to Anthropology
3 credits
Course Description: Central approaches, concepts, and methods of anthropology's four subfields: archaeology and biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology. Anthropology as comparative study of human physical and cultural diversity, past and present. Provides background for students seeking a firm foundation in the discipline before moving on to higher level courses.
Does not count towards any of the majors or minors in Anthropology.

01:070:105 Introduction to Archaeology
4 credits
Course Description: Overview of human prehistory over the past 5 million years, from origins in Africa to the spread of people first to Asia and Europe, and later to Australia and the Americas, culminating in the archaeology of colonial contact between Europe and distant lands.
Meets Core Curriculum Requirement: HST

01:070:225 Gender in Global Perspective
3 credits
Course Description: Introductory exploration of the role of gender in organizing social relations and symbolic systems across the globe. Draws on comparative ethnographic readings to examine issues of gender and inequality, family, religion, work, sexuality, popular culture, and global processes.
Meets Core Curriculum Requirement: CC

01:070:242 Anthropology of the Middle East
3 credits
Course Description: This course explores a number of problems, approaches, and debates pertaining to the anthropology of Middle Eastern societies. We will focus on reading ethnography as a “genre” of knowledge production and writing and attempt to examine a wide range of historical and cultural processes and life experiences from across the region. The course explores a number of themes to develop foundational understanding of this diverse region and acquire critical tools for studying different aspects of Middle Eastern experiences.
Meets Core Curriculum Requirement: CC

070:293 Current Issues - Anthropology of Sports
3 credits
Course Description: Since ancient times, sports has pervaded human life. This course explores the significance of sports in modern society. While sports is often touted as being above or outside politics it has historically been a vehicle for nation building and ideology. This course focuses specifically on the intersection of modern sports with such social and cultural phenomena as; gender, class, race, and ethnicity; violence, health, global capitalism, politics, and nationalism.


Summer 2020 Table of Courses


First Session 5/26-7/3/20
(6 weeks)

Second Session 6/22-7/31/20
(6 weeks)

Third Session 7/6-8/12/20
(6 weeks)

070:100:B1 Intro to Anthropology

Andres Gonzalez-Saiz – asynchronous; students need computer and internet access


070:105:E2 Intro to Archaeology

(TTh 11 a - 1:25 p
only some synchronous)


Keri Sansevere – 4 credits with online lab component– asynchronous lectures with weekly discussions  (online meetings or chat meetings); students need computer (or laptop or tablet) and internet.  Mic access encouraged. 


01:070:225:H1  Gender in Global Perspective

(MW 1-4:40 p
only some synchronous)


Fulya Pinar – aysynchronous lectures with synchronous chats; students need computer, internet, phone with camera or computer with webcam

01:070:242:B1  Anthro of the Middle East

(TTh 1-4:40p
only some synchronous)

Nada El Kouny – online, asynchronous with shared discussions.


070:291:B1 Anthro of Sports

MTWTh 1:00 pm-2:50 pm (limited times, largely synchronous)

Michael Allen – synchronous with remote instruction (limited times synchronous); students need computer with mic, camera optional, internet.