Thanks for the good wishes Dr. Black!

Right now, it looks like the open classes available to me are 6360 Bio. Anth., 6330 Primate Behavorial Eco., and 6390 Diet/Demography.  Availability could change.

My original goal was to take two required courses this semester, and if possible, I would still like to take Anth 8000 instead of 6390.  The 8000 course is entirely online and hopefully can avoid Covid space restrictions.

As you know I contacted Dr. Glover regarding Environmental Anth. (still an option), is it appropriate to request permission from the instructor(s) in the future?  Since I'm a GSU-62 student, are there any other permissions I need, such to assure I'm not violating the "classes as available" policy for that program?

I can register for classes at 7 a.m. on the 11th and will see what path I can take forward!


Mark LaRue  


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Subject: Professionalization seminar

Dear grad students,

Happy new year! I hope you are all doing ok, or even well. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be checking in on everyone’s course selection and progress. If you’d like to be proactive, I’m very available for appointments to talk about course selection in the next couple of weeks!


In the meantime, I want to address some confusion about professionalization seminar. It is now TWO one-unit courses. We did this to enable both profs who are teaching the course to get credit for their teaching, and to reflect the time commitment. So if you are taking professionalization, please enroll in both ANTH 8020 and ANTH 8021.

Take care,

Dr. Black


Steven P. Black

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies/ Department of Anthropology / Georgia State University

Co-Editor / Society for Linguistic Anthropology Column / Anthropology News

Senior Editor / Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology

The Global Health Discourse Project / GSU Anthropology / Book: Speech and Song at the Margins of Global Health

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