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 2015

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 501S
Anthropology And History Dubois, Laurent 01 Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Languages 312

Course Description

Recent scholarship that combines anthropology and history, including culture history, ethnohistory, the study of mentalit, structural history, and cultural biography. The value of the concept of culture to history and the concepts of duration and event for anthropology. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 530S
Millennial Capitalisms Litzinger, Ralph 01 M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Critical examination of capital from the 1960s to the present. Priority given to anthropological and related disciplinary approaches to the multiple cultural productions and lived experiences under divergent forms of capitalism. Theories and case studies of globalization and anti- and alternative globalization, capitalist imaginaries and fantasies, nature and the virtual, and disciplinary practices of labor, consumption, and the body. Some focus on East Asia, the Global South, and the rise of China in the last two decades. Instructors: Litzinger
CULANTH 563S
Nightmare Japan Ching, Leo 01 Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Languages 211

Course Description

Inquiry into social anxieties erupted through encounters with natural or man-made 'disasters.' Examine defining disasters of modern Japan the encounter with the West, the imperialist war and subsequent defeat, nuclear bomb and the recent Fukushima meltdowns, earthquakes and tsunami, recession and its associated social malady. Reading through literature, films and popular culture as sites where fantasy and desire are materialized and projected in coping with these ineluctable catastrophes. Same as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 463S but with additional readings, assignments and meeting times. Instructor: Ching
CULANTH 590S
Seminar Selected Topics Mignolo, Walter 01 M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 590 except instruction provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 590S
Seminar Selected Topics Hansen, Mark 02 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM West Duke 212

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 590 except instruction provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 605
East Asian Cultural St Ching, Leo 01 W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Trent 038A

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 Kohrt, Brandon 02 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Trent 039A

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: Kohrt
CULANTH 641S
Citizen/subject:neoliberal Age Crichlow, Michaeline 01 W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Friedl Bdg 240

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 727S
Dissertation Writers' Workshop Piot, Charles 01 F 11:45 AM-02:15 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 744S
Mobility Ho, Engseng 01 Th 06:15 PM-08:45 PM White 106

Course Description

This seminar explores theories (e.g. Locke on portable property), vehicles (boats), travellers (pirates, pilgrims, migrants), media (books, money, gravestones, genealogies) to recognize the phenomenon of mobility and its consequences. The historical expansion of western state and trade forms will be a major theme, contrasted with non-western mobilities. The course emphasises external rather than internal social relations. Instructor: Ho
CULANTH 801S
Theories Cultural Anthro Matory, J. 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 204

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 Stein, Rebecca 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM White 104

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 Silverblatt, Irene 01 Tu 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Special topics in methodology, theory, or area. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 890S
Advanced Selected Topics Allison, Anne 02 W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Special topics in methodology, theory, or area. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 890S
Advanced Selected Topics Makhulu, Anne-Maria 03 Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

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