Museum Description :The University Galleries are the primary fine art and anthropology exhibition : Venues at the University of San Diego. Scattered throughout the length of the campus, the University Galleries—the Hoehn Family Galleries, David W. May Collection, the Fine Arts Galleries at the Kroc School, and the Hoehn Print Study Room—offer a wide variety of exhibition and educational programs during the academic year.The public is always welcome and all regular programs are offered without charge. Additionally, these spaces serve as active te .. View More >>
Museum Description :The University Galleries are the primary fine art and anthropology exhibition : Venues at the University of San Diego. Scattered throughout the length of the campus, the University Galleries—the Hoehn Family Galleries, David W. May Collection, the Fine Arts Galleries at the Kroc School, and the Hoehn Print Study Room—offer a wide variety of exhibition and educational programs during the academic year.The public is always welcome and all regular programs are offered without charge. Additionally, these spaces serve as active teaching laboratories for USD students and faculty. Every project that is presented in the University Galleries aims to engage undergraduate and graduate students in thinking deeply about the role of visual and material culture in our lives. Internship opportunities are available and participation is encouraged. Finally, the University Galleries eagerly collaborates with colleagues in the Art, Architecture + Art History program around installations in its student gallery,with the Associated Students in relation to the Student Life Pavilion’s Exhibit Space,and with the Copley Library staff around special installations.Almost a dozen exhibitions, small and large, take place on the University of San Diego each year as a result of this activity and thousands of visitors enjoy the opportunity to confront great expressions of culture in these venues.
Museum Admission :Free
Museum Program :341 Museology / 3 UNITS : An introduction to museum work combining theory, critique, and practice. The course presents the history of museums, the development of curation and conservation practices, and focuses on the educational role of modern museums through exhibit design and installation. Field trips to local museums and galleries are requisite. Strongly recommend ANTH 102 and 103 as preparation.
343 The Ancient Dead: Bioarchaeology / 3 UNITS : An examination of how archaeologists and biological anthropologists excavate and analyze the remains of past societies. Students are introduced to the theories, methods, and techniques of fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Basic skeletal and artifact analysis is the core of the course. Lectures, readings, group discussions, digital presentations, and guest speakers are also included. Field trips may supplement the core material. Strongly recommend ANTH 101 and 103 as preparation.
349W Writing Anthropology / 3 UNITS : A practicum in anthropological writing including professional publication (books and journals), grant proposals (both for funds and fellowships), popular journals, museum exhibition catalogs, and electronic media. Students in this course will learn to communicate effectively in various formats following guidelines established by the American Anthropological Association, American Association of Museums, and funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation. Strongly recommend ANTH 101, 102, or 103 as preparation. Every fall semester.
360D Nautical Anthropology of California / 3 UNITS : A survey course that examines the advent of seafaring in California, from the Paleolithic to Modern Ages. Students will utilize archaeological and historical sources to explore a variety of strategies for resource utilization, water-borne commerce, and the burgeoning naval defense industry, beginning with early coastal settlers and ending in the 21st century. Emphasis will be placed on San Diego’s maritime history. Strongly recommend ANTH 103 as preparation.
362 Piracy in the New World / 3 UNITS : An examination of the sociology of seafaring communities through the historical record of piratical activity, the economic impact of piracy on contemporary societies, the archaeological evidence of pirate ventures, the sensationalism of pirate legend, and the cultural responses to the influences of the pirate phenomenon. Strongly recommend ANTH 103 as preparation.
364D Surf Culture and History / 3 UNITS : This course examines the historical and socio-cultural components of one of Southern California’s fastest growing leisure activities. Successful participation in this sport and membership in its local subcultures are contingent upon specialized knowledge of geography, wave physics, weather patterns, ocean biota, board design, and the often complex yet subtle intricacies of regional customs. Emphasis is placed on surfing’s Polynesian roots and their transmission—via the Hawaiian Islands—to Southern California, whence surf music, literature, art, and movies have become ambassadors for an international phenomenon.
460 Ethnographic Field Methods / 3 UNITS : A fieldwork course that applies standard ethnographic methods of participant/observation and interviewing techniques, life history studies, demographic method, genealogical method, and etic-emic distinctions. No library work required. Student initiates individual field research projects using ethnographic techniques. Strongly recommend ANTH 102 as preparation. Every spring semester.
463 Antiquities: Who Owns the Past? / 3 UNITS : An anthropological investigation of ethical ownership of the past. The black-market in antiquities is a multi-million dollar a year business despite the attempt of most countries to stake legal claim to such objects as national patrimony. This course examines the current chain of events in antiquities trafficking, from the peasant digging in his field to sales in the world’s premier auction houses. It also examines the means by which most of the world’s museums came by their antiquities collections and the controversy concerning their continued ownership. Strongly recommend ANTH 103 as preparation.
470 Shamans, Art, and Creativity / 3 UNITS : An investigation of the phenomenon of art in human society from earliest times to the present. The course considers art as an integral part of culture and examines the role of the shaman in art’s origins. The course samples a wide range of art traditions in their cultural context, such as that of the Huichols of northwestern Mexico, the Shipibo of eastern Peru, and the Tungus reindeer herders of Siberia. Strongly recommend ANTH 102 as preparation.
494 Issues in Anthropology / 3 UNITS : Critical discussions with regard to major issues confronting the various sub-disciplines of anthropology. May be repeated for anthropology elective credit if topic differs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
498 Internship / 3 UNITS : An apprenticeship to be undertaken within the San Diego anthropological community (that is, San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Archaeological Center, the Office of the San Diego County Archaeologist, CALTRANS, Mingei International Museum, etc.). The apprenticeship will be developed by the student, his or her mentor, and the Department of Anthropology. Prerequisite: consent of department chair. Every semester.
499 Independent Study / 1-3 UNITS : A project developed by the student in coordination with an instructor that investigates a field of interest to the student not normally covered by established anthropology courses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair. Every semester. << View Less