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Kyle Brudvik

Lecturer in Anthropology

 
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Courses

Course List: 

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ANTH 0103 - Cultural Anthropology      

Diversity and Human Nature: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
This course introduces students to the varieties of human experience in social life and to the differing approaches and levels of analysis used by anthropologists to explain it. Topics include: culture and race, rituals and symbolism, kinship and gender roles, social evolution, political economy, and sociolinguistics. Ethnographic examples are drawn chiefly from non-Western societies, from simple bands to great agrarian states. The ultimate aim is to enable students to think critically about the bases of their own culture and about practices and beliefs previously unanalyzed and unexamined. (formerly SOAN 0103) 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc. CMP SOC

Spring 2020

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ANTH 0159 - Intro Biological Anthropology      

Introduction to Biological Anthropology
This course will provide an overview of the field of physical anthropology. The topics to be addressed include the mechanisms of genetics and evolution, human variability and adaptation, our primate relatives and fossil ancestors (hominins), as well as bioarchaeology. Through a combination of lectures and discussions, we will explore human origins and the overall development of the species through time. Likewise, we will look at how language, art, and religion emerge as well as the interplay between environment and biology in human evolution. The course finishes by examining contemporary issues in human biodiversity, from molecular genetics and biotechnology to problematic categories like race, gender, and sexuality. 3 hrs. lect./disc SOC

Fall 2021

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ANTH 1034 - Skull Wars      

Skull Wars: Sordid True Tales of Rapacity, Revenge, and Racism in the Search for Human Origins
Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Richard Leakey and Don Johanson. Lee Berger and Tim White. In this course we will examine how jealousy, competition, and racism drive knowledge production and sabotage in the hunt for human ancestors. We’ll do so by exploring how these personalities, and others, have leveraged the media, from the New York Times to National Geographic, to push forward their vision and status in science. Through scientific articles, popular books, and film, we will also explore how settler colonialism and racism have plagued, and continue to plague, the science of paleoanthropology. SOC WTR

Winter 2021

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FYSE 1587 - Skull Wars      

Skull Wars: Sordid True Tales of Rapacity, Revenge, and Racism in the Search for Human Origins
Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Richard Leakey and Don Johanson. Lee Berger and Tim White. In this course we will examine how jealousy, competition, and racism drive knowledge production and sabotage in the hunt for human ancestors. We’ll do so by exploring how these personalities, and others, have leveraged the media, from the New York Times to National Geographic, to push forward their vision and status in science. Through scientific articles, popular books, and film, we will also explore how settler colonialism and racism have plagued, and continue to plague, the science of paleoanthropology. 3 hrs. Sem CW SOC

Fall 2021

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INTD 0241 / SOAN 0241 - Nature vs. Nurture      

Nature vs. Nurture: Can Darwin and the Social Sciences Coexist?
In this course, we will tackle the contentious nature vs. nurture debate by bridging disciplinary divisions within the natural and social sciences. How can we use evolutionary thinking to understand social phenomena without falling into biologically deterministic explanations of human behavior? How can we use critical insights from the social sciences to better understand our evolution? A core component of this course is learning how evidence and theories within anthropology, biology, and sociology connect to best practices in the professional field of Cultural Resource Management. Lab practicums will provide hands-on experience framing archaeological data within natural and social contexts. 3 hrs. lect. SOC

Spring 2019

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SOAN 1034 - Skull Wars      

Skull Wars: Sordid True Tales of Rapacity, Revenge, and Racism in the Search for Human Origins
Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Richard Leakey and Don Johanson. Lee Berger and Tim White. In this course we will examine how jealousy, competition, and racism drive knowledge production and sabotage in the hunt for human ancestors. We’ll do so by exploring how these personalities, and others, have leveraged the media, from the New York Times to National Geographic, to push forward their vision and status in science. Through scientific articles, popular books, and film, we’ll also explore how colonialism, neo-colonialism, and racism have plagued, and continue to plague, the science of paleoanthropology. (Anthropology)/ SOC WTR

Winter 2018, Winter 2019

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