The is a representative list of courses offered by the department and should not be used for schedule planning. For accurate and up-to-date course listings and information, Duke students should log into ACES.

Fall 2016

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 539S
Queer China Rojas, Carlos 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM West Duke 202

Course Description

Examines queer discourses, cultures, and social formations in China, Greater China, and the global Chinese diaspora from the late imperial period to the present. Course will focus on cultural representations, particularly literary and cinematic, but will also consider a wide array of historical, anthropological, sociological, and theoretical materials. Not open to students who have taken Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 439. Instructor: Rojas
CULANTH 562S
African Cities Makhulu, Anne-Maria 01 Th 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Carr 106

Course Description

If the predominant mode of development in African cities is informal and unplanned giving rise to new modes of life, livelihood, and leisure beyond the organizing infrastructures of formal architecture and design in reality, the new African urbanism seems to give rise to two distinct conditions of life--the one crisis and the other ingenuity. This course is concerned to think through the paradox of rapid urban growth across the continent--from Lagos and Cairo to Johannesburg and Cape Town--and the fact that such rapid urban growth is taking place without the conventional facilities, infrastructures and technologies. Instructor: Makhulu
CULANTH 605
East Asian Cultural St Ching, Leo 01 W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Trent 039

Course Description

East Asia as a historical and geographical category of knowledge emerging within the various processes of global movements (imperialism, colonialism, economic regionalism). Instructor consent required. Instructor: Ching
CULANTH 611
Global Mental Health Kaiser, Bronwyn 02 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Trent 142

Course Description

Examination of global mental health from perspectives of culture, public health, epidemiology, human rights, policy, and intervention. Disciplines include cross-cultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, public mental health, and economics. Topics include ethics, stigma, cross-cultural classification of mental health, ethnopsychology, trauma, violence, disasters, and displacement. Populations include children, ethnic minorities, refugees, survivors of complex emergencies, and persons with chronic disease. Course highlights mixed-methods approaches to research and intervention evaluation. Designed for graduate students & advanced undergraduates. Prior research methods course recommended. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 641S
Citizen/subject:neoliberal Age Crichlow, Michaeline 01 W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM East Duke 204A

Course Description

Explores studies of citizenship, quests to belong to a place, and institutional mechanisms people deem sacred, and others, profane and dispensable. Focuses on the ways African, Caribbean and Pacific peoples have adapted identitarian constructions to develop narratives of home. Case studies using ethnographic, historical, sociological and visual methods are used to investigate how particular claims are pursued in clamoring for citizenship in various communities. Instructor: Crichlow
CULANTH 715S
Nationalism Silverblatt, Irene 01 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Focuses on anthropological approaches to the nation-state, nationalist movements, and state formation. Examines the dynamic relationships between nations and states, colonial and post-colonial policies, and anti-colonial strategies within a changing global context. Addresses the ways belonging and participation are defined within particular states, as well as how these definitions are socialized through a variety of institutional contexts. Finally, explores the relationships between popular culture and state formation, examining these as dialectical struggles for hegemony. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 716S
Capitalism Makhulu, Anne-Maria 01 M 10:05 AM-12:35 PM West Duke 108A

Course Description

This course introduces students to some of the debates relating to the current financial crisis both within and beyond the field of finance itself. Combining media accounts with scholarly critiques of the current structures for money making, this course is primarily committed to theorizing the culture of capitalism in the early 21st Century. The larger inter-disciplinary framework for the course encompasses inter-related fields of inquiry including anthropology, cultural geography, and political economy. Instructor: Makhulu
CULANTH 727S
Dissertation Writers' Workshop Allison, Anne 01 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Weekly seminar for Cultural Anthropology students who have returned from fieldwork and are in the process of writing up their dissertations. Each seminar will focus on a particular aspect of anthropological writing: the introduction and conclusion to a thesis, for example, or when/where/how to lay out methodology, literature review, and positionality. As integrating ethnography and theory is particular to our discipline, emphasis will be placed on examining different strategies, techniques, styles, and tropes for doing this. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 730S
Studies In Ethnomusicol(top) Meintjes, Louise 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Biddle 069

Course Description

A theoretical and methodological exploration of ethnomusicological approaches to the study of music and related expressive forms. Topics vary. Instructor: Meintjes
CULANTH 746S
Critical Genealogies Hasso, Frances 05 W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Perkins 079

Course Description

This course serves as an in-depth investigation into the many different theoretical traditions that inform interdisciplinary feminist studies. Specific foci include Marxist-feminism, poststructuralism, feminist film theory, psychoanalysis, French feminism, postcolonial theory, deconstruction, the Frankfurt school, etc. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 747S
Theorizing Environment Folch, Christine 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM White 104

Course Description

Readings in environment, political ecology, and the socio-cultural/political economic construction of space. Rather than the neutral backdrop to human life, space, place, and environment are crucial components to our material and symbolic worlds. This course overviews geographical thought and theory and then explores its use in anthropology and other social scientific disciplines. Authors include: Lefebvre, Harvey, Massey, etc. Instructor: Folch
CULANTH 801S
Theories Cultural Anthro Piot, Charles 01 F 11:45 AM-02:15 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

A two-semester seminar in which the historical development of the field and its modern currents and debates are examined and discussed. Particular topics to be chosen by the instructors. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 804S
Grant Writing Solomon, Harris 01 W 03:05 PM-05:05 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

This course focuses on the development of the dissertation research proposal and the preparation of grant proposals. Required for CA graduate students in the third year. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 890S
Advanced Selected Topics Allison, Anne 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Special topics in methodology, theory, or area. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 890S
Advanced Selected Topics Grosz, Elizabeth 05 M 10:05 AM-12:35 PM White 201

Course Description

Special topics in methodology, theory, or area. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
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