ANTHR 2400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course will introduce students to the meaning and significance of forms of cultural diversity for the understanding of contemporary issues. Drawing from films, videos, and selected readings, students will be confronted with different representational forms that portray cultures in various parts of the world, and they will be asked to examine critically their own prejudices as they influence the perception and evaluation of cultural differences. We shall approach cultures holistically, assuming the inseparability of economies, kinship, religion, and politics, as well as interconnections and dependencies between world areas (e.g., Africa, Latin America, the West). Among the issues considered: "political correctness" and truth; nativism and ecological diversity; race, ethnicity, and sexuality; sin, religion, and war; global process and cultural integrity.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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