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.

Spring 2016

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 502S
The University As A Culture Matory, J. 01 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 240

Course Description

The US American university generates some of the most influential ideas and policies on the planet. It is the product of culture-specific ideas and aspirations, as well as a long history of selective social exclusion, inclusion, and transformation. Yet most of us take for granted the culture-specific forms of reasoning, discourses, political loyalties, administrative practices, social relationships, and financial flows that constitute it. Through theoretical, historical, ethnographic, statistical, policy-oriented, novelistic, and journalistic accounts, we will de-naturalize and historicize the power/knowledge that not only forms us but also, in many ways, rules the world. Instructor: Matory
CULANTH 565S
World Of Jpn Pop Ching, Leo 01 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Carr 137

Course Description

An examination of modern Japanese culture through a variety of media including literary texts, cultural representations, and films. Different material each year; may be repeated for credit. (Same as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 365 but requires extra assignments.) Instructor: Ching
CULANTH 569
Sickle Cell Disease Tanabe, Paula 01 F 09:00 AM-12:00 PM Nursing 1009

Course Description

This course provides students with an overview of sickle cell disease, including its genetics, epidemiology, pathophysiology, medical complications, psychosocial challenges, and health service utilization from a global perspective. Students will engage in an exploration of the role of discrimination and stigmatization as they affect people with sickle cell disease, as well as differences in how the disease is viewed and managed in various countries. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 590S
Seminar Selected Topics Mignolo, Walter 01 M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Carr 106

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 590 except instruction provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 610S
Africa, Cuba, Brazil Matory, J. 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 240

Course Description

Explores shared cultural history of three great populations separated by oceans but linked by slave trade. Course will offer lively, mutually transformative dialogue in religion, music, and political ideas. This case study in the Africanization of the Americas and the Americanization of Africa challenges a range of conventional assumptions about transnationalism, race, class, gender, and their artistic expression. Instructor: Matory
CULANTH 660
Health In The African Diaspora Royal, Charmaine 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Physics 047

Course Description

Exposes and explores the individual and joint contributions of biological and non-biological factors to health and wellbeing in peoples from various regions and countries of the African Diaspora. The course draws on a variety of disciplines, modes of inquiry, and health problems in comparative analyses of genetic, historical, political, and sociocultural dimensions of the African Diaspora. The content of the course is not limited to the transatlantic African Diaspora, includes other African Diaspora streams. Instructor: Royal
CULANTH 721S
Violence Stein, Rebecca 01 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Crowell 106

Course Description

Anthropologists have long been concerned with questions of violence in many forms: structural violence, everyday violence, state violence, gendered violence, violence and the body, violence and visuality, violence and the built environment, etc. Over the course of the semester, we will study both foundational works on violence from the last century as well as the ways that violence, in its varied forms, has been theorized and narrativized in recent ethnographic texts. Readings from Agamben, Arendt, Bourgois, Butler, Das, Fanon, Farmer, Foucault, Jain, Hoffman, Masco, Said, Scarry, Scheper-Hughes, Tickin, Taussig, Wohl and others. Instructor: Stein
CULANTH 727S
Dissertation Writers' Workshop Meintjes, Louise 01 M 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) Berliner, Paul 01 M 03:20 PM-05:55 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 802S
Theories Cultural Anthro Nelson, Diane 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 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 803S
Research Methods Portfolio Sem Solomon, Harris 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

In addition to exploring a range of research methods, students work on their field reading lists and other elements of their portfolios and begin to develop the dissertation proposal. Required course for CA graduate students in the second year. Instructor: Staff
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