MA Applied Anth - Spring 2019 Schedule

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Spring 2019 Key dates:

  • Nov-Dec, 2018: Registration
  • Jan 8: Spring fees due (see your online Student Center)
  • Jan 22: Instruction begins
  • Mar 18-22: Spring break
  • Apr 1: Cesar Chavez Holiday observed
  • May 13-17: Final exams week
  • Also see CEEE Deadline Calendar and HSU Activities & Deadlines

ANTH 618 Qualitative Methods & Analysis Instructor: Mary Scoggin (3 units) (this is one of the two elective offerings for the Spring semester)
Development of ethnographic and related research methods (participant observation, interviews, artifact and qualitative data analysis). Students will also engage in professional presentation of research results in monograph and presentation format.
*Required Textbook: Steale, C. 2012. Researching society and culture, 3rd Edition. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online, and it will be available at the HSU bookstore before the term begins.

Anth 654: Cultural Resource Management Instructors: Marisol Cortes-Rincon & Barbara Klessig (3 units) (this is one of the two elective offerings for the Spring semester - this course is intended for students with a focus in archaeology)
This course introduces the skill set needed to function in a professional cultural resource management (CRM) environment. We start by considering the historical development of cultural resource management before turning to the contemporary regulatory framework of CRM, with particular emphasis on the National Historic Preservation Act’s Section 106 process. The course includes hands-on experience in project planning, proposal writing, archival research, project management, and the reporting process.
*Required Textbook: King, T. 2013. Cultural Resource Laws & Practice, Fourth Edition. Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, California. This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online, and it will be available at the HSU bookstore before the term begins.
*Required Textbook: Neumann, Thomas W., Sanford, Robert M., and Harry, Karen G.2010. Cultural Resources Archaeology: An Introduction. Second Edition. Altamira Press. Walnut Creek, California. This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online, and it will be available at the HSU bookstore before the term begins.

ANTH 674 Research Project Design Instructors: Marissa Ramsier & Jeanette Cooper (3 units) (all 1st year full-time students)
Guided preparation of research proposals and/or grant applications, with a focus on student initiative and responsibility. Theoretical and methodological topics include defining questions, designing fieldwork, proposal evaluation criteria, and peer-review.
*Required Chat: We will regularly use part (about 30-60 minutes) of the reserved MA Applied Anth Thurs evening (6-8pm) meeting time for synchronous group (written) chat through Canvas. 
*Required Textbook: Krathwohl, D. R., and Smith., N. L. 2005. How to prepare a dissertation proposal: Suggestions for students in education and the social and behavioral sciences. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online.
*Required Textbook: Cresswell, J. W. 2003. Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Please order online (will not be placed in the campus bookstore). This text is available on Amazon and elsewhere online. ***NOTE*** This book has four editions – please purchase the second edition, which is available used for a few dollars.

ANTH 678 Applied Anthropology Pro Seminar Instructor: May Patiño (1 unit) (all 1st year full-time 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 Textbooks: No textbooks required.

ANTH 682 Anthropology Internship / Field Placement Instructor: May Patiño (3 units) (all 1st year students)
Students are required to complete 180 internship hours at one or more advisor-approved locations that provide learning/training relevant to your thesis or career path. The purpose of the field placement (internship) is to engage students with the work of relevant institutions to enhance students’ knowledge of sources, research methodologies, institutional cultures, and work environments. During the internship, students will learn and critically evaluate not only aspects of the position and particular organization, but also their roles and responsibilities as anthropologists. With advisor approval, field schools may be used to fulfill all or part of the internship hours. Internships may start as early as the first fall semester (after the Summer Institute). Internship hours should usually begin no later than the first spring semester in the MA program, when students are first enrolled in this course - hours must be complete prior to graduation. If an internship begins prior to enrollment in Anth 682 (before the Spring semester), students should contact the instructor of this course and visit the anthropology website to obtain necessary assignments that must be completed during the internship. Additional information on thesis requirements is provided on the MA Internship Website.
*Required Textbooks: No textbooks required.

ANTH 690 Thesis Instructor: Your Thesis Advisor (1-6 units) (2nd year full-time students enroll in 1-6 units)
Students must enroll in 6 units of Anth 690 before receiving the MA degree. Students first enroll in Anth 690 during their final regular semester in the program (usually full-time semester 3, part-time semester 6). During that semester, students are expected to present thesis sections for committee evaluation. Students will generally have already begun/completed their thesis research by this time. Students who do not complete their thesis research during the semester first enrolled in Anth 690 will be expected to make committee-approved progress toward that end and submit initial chapters (e.g., introduction, background, methods) during the semester. Students who do not expect to complete their thesis during this semester should sign up for fewer than 6 units of Anth 690 so that they can enroll in thesis units during following semesters (to maintain university continuous enrollment requirements); in general, no more than two additional semesters will be allowed for thesis completion. An in-person/Skype oral defense of the thesis is required before final written thesis submission. Note that there will be no regular “course” or “assignments” for these units, which will be largely self-paced in consultation with your advisor. Additional information on thesis requirements is provided on the Thesis Website.
*Required Textbooks: No textbooks required.

Schedule & Enrollment Notes:

  • Enrollment in the MA Applied Anth courses above will take place automatically - please promptly inform the Graduate Coordinator if you do no plan to take the courses typical to your timeline, if you wish to change timelines, or if you wish to make schedule changes after enrollment. Students that will be enrolling in thess units - please let the graduate coorinator know how many thesis units you plan to take.
  • All MA Applied Anth program 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.
  • Books are available online and/or at the HSU bookstore before the term begins – if you plan to order your books online, please do so well in advance so that they are available before the semester begins. There will be additional readings, other than textbooks, posted on the course websites.
  • Students may also take elective courses in Anthropology and other disciplines offered through HSU, which can be found using the HSU class schedule (see the HSU Catalog for course descriptions).  If you wish to take a non-program course at HSU (e.g., for your concentration elective or for your own knowledge), you will need to register using the Open University policy. Spots will always be provided in Anthropology courses as long as you contact the instructor prior to the course enrolling to capacity. MA students wishing to take courses outside of Applied Anth MA (above ) or Anthropology (on the HSU class schedule) are encouraged to contact course instructors well before to the beginning of the term (as soon as the HSU class schedule is published) to inform the instructor of their interest in the course and inquire if may obtain a permission code to use at the beginning of the semester – please cc the graduate coordinator on emails so that they can assist you with registering.