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Fall 2013

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 501S
Anthropology And History Dubois, Laurent 01 Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Perkins 2-088

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 501S
Anthropology And History Mbembe, Achille 02 Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM LSRC B105

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 501S
Anthropology And History Mbembe, Achille 02 Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM LSRC B105

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 605
East Asian Cultural St Ching, Leo 01 Th 01:40 PM-04:10 PM Franklin Center 028

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 611S
Global Mental Health Kohrt, Brandon 02 Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Trent 124

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: Puffer or Kohrt
CULANTH 727S
Dissertation Writers' Workshop Matza, Tomas 01 F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 204

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 801S
Theories Cultural Anthro Matory, J. 01 M 03:05 PM-05:55 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 Ho, Engseng 01 Th 04:40 PM-07:10 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 Solomon, Harris 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Special topics in methodology, theory, or area. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 890S
Anthropology Of Media (graduate) Stein, Rebecca 02 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

This graduate seminar tracks some of the central themes, arguments, and debates within contemporary anthropological scholarship on media culture. The anthropological understanding of media – and the very notion of which media are worthy of scholarly engagement – has shifted dramatically over the last few decades. Our work in this seminar focuses on the most recent and influential of such interventions, with attention to the new ways that media scholars in the discipline are addressing questions of visual culture and visuality, cultures of sound, agency and the subject, violence and human rights, politics and history. Along the way, we will be particularly attentive to anthropology’s relationship to the growing fields of visual studies, sound studies, digital and new media studies. The bulk of our work will be focused on ethnographic engagements with media of varying kinds with attention to the highly variable ways that anthropologists have grappled with questions of medium, meditation and circulation through their fieldwork. This course will place questions of scholarly professionalization at the forefront of our collective work. In addition to developing a critical theoretical toolbox that might be employed in their own scholarship, students will be asked to read with an eye to scholars’ formal approach to matters of argumentation, citation, and ethnographic narrative and the ways that varying scholars approach questions of disciplinary methodology and epistemology (e.g. how they frame and delimit their objects of analysis, how they navigate the interplay between anthropological and interdisciplinary methodologies and theories, etc.). To further the ends of professional development, students will be asked write a research paper that mimics a publishable journal manuscript -- that is, one that both employs a portion of the theory studied together, but also produced in compliance with the protocols of a particular journal (its preferred argumentative structure, literature review, citational style and politics, etc).
CULANTH 890S
Advanced Selected Topics Anthropology Of The State Nelson, Diane 03 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

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