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Fall 2012

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 80S
Studies-special Topics Haro, Angelia Maria 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Opportunities for first-year students to engage with a specific issue in cultural anthropology, with emphasis on student writing. Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 89S
First-year Seminar (top) Byerly, Ingrid Bianca 01 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 89S
First-year Seminar (top) Collier, Richard 02 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 89S
First-year Seminar (top) Sobel-Read, Kevin 05 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM East Duke 108

Course Description

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 101
Intro To Cultural Anthro Sobel-Read, Kevin 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM White 107

Course Description

Theoretical approaches to analyzing cultural beliefs and practices cross-culturally; application of specific approaches to case material from present and/or past cultures. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 105
Intro To African Studies Smith, Stephen 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Physics 130

Course Description

A range of disciplinary perspectives on key topics in contemporary African Studies: nationalism and pan-Africanism, imperialism and colonialism, genocide and famine, development and democratization, art and music, age and gender. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 106S
Doc Exper: A Video Appr Hawkins, Gary 01 W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
Bridges 104

Course Description

A documentary approach to the study of local communities through video production projects assigned by the course instructor. Working closely with these groups, students explore issues or topics of concern to the community. Students complete an edited video as their final project. Not open to students who have taken this course as Film/Video/Digital 105S. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Hawkins
CULANTH 131
World Music Meintjes, Louise 01 Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Friedl Bdg 126

Course Description

Study of musical styles and practices in relation to issues of creativity, forms of power, and cultural survival; focus on the music and experiences of indigenous peoples, refugees, migrants, and immigrants. Instructor: Meintjes or staff
CULANTH 190FS
Special Topics In Focus Byerly, Ingrid Bianca 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Selected topics vary each semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 190FS
Special Topics In Focus Quinn, Naomi 02 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Selected topics vary each semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 190FS
Special Topics In Focus Admay, Catherine 03 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Rubenstein 149

Course Description

Selected topics vary each semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 190FS
Special Topics In Focus Brown, Margaret 04 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM West Duke 107F

Course Description

Selected topics vary each semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 195
Comp Appr Global Issues Hasso, Frances 01 MWF 01:30 PM-02:20 PM Friedl Bdg 107

Course Description

Introduction to critical transnational studies through several disciplinary approaches. Examines capitalism and neo-liberal globalization and their relationships to culture, politics, economics, and other social forms and outcomes; considers transnationalism "from below"; addresses linear and Western-centric thinking about progress and modernity; focuses a historical lens on political discourses, institutions, and projects to understand them contextually; demonstrates how cultures and identities are dynamically constituted in interaction with historical, material, political, and situational factors; considers how different inequalities and contestations inflect most social formations. Instructor: Hasso and Campoamor
CULANTH 208
Anthropology Of Race Baker, Lee 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Perkins 2-071

Course Description

Human variation and the historical development of concepts of race; science and scientific racism; folk-concepts of race; and the political and economic causes of racism; ethics of racism. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 209
Sport As Performance Conceison, Claire 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Page 106

Course Description

Sport as ritual, spectacle, and performance explored through theatre, performance studies, sociology, anthropology, and history. Topics range from professional and collegiate team sports to individual athletic performances, in both domestic and global contexts. The performance aspects and ethics of race, gender, sexuality, and nation in live sport and in the media are examined. Coursework consists of written assignments, short papers, mid-term and final exam. Guest speakers from the worlds of athletics and theatre visit the class during the semester. Instructor: Conceison
CULANTH 212
Language And Society Baran, Dominika 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Gross Hall 105

Course Description

Course examines language as a social practice, focusing on different aspects of its role in social life. Topics addressed include: language and social identity, such as ethnicity, social class, age, and gender; variation in language, including dialects, accents, and registers; multilingualism and language contact; new languages such as pidgins and creoles; language, culture, and intercultural communication; language and ideology; language in education and in the media. Through the discussion of these topics and homework including reading and small research projects, students are introduced to key concepts, theories, and methods in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Instructor: staff
CULANTH 215S
Indian Civilization Freeman, John 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Carr 135

Course Description

Surveys the rise of civilization and kingdoms on the Indian subcontinent from the first urban centers of the Indus Valley through the establishment of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. Uses literary, archeological, linguistic, ethnological, and inscriptional evidence on the diversity of Indic peoples and their complex social, religious, and caste integration into the major states and empires of premodern India; considers wider civilizational networks and extensions of the Indian cultural sphere into other parts of Asia; integrates a historical and anthropological perspective on various primary materials. Instructor: Freeman
CULANTH 217S
Pol. Economies Of Global Image Chow, Rey 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 102

Course Description

In the contemporary world we are inundated with images and with announcements of the global, yet what is a global image? What makes images global, and how might a set of global events become images? How do global images create their audiences with implicit identity markers such as race, class, and sexual preference, or the absence of them? In this course, we will study a variety of image-texts drawn from art, photography, film, advertising, science, and digital media in order to understand the cultural processes by which images communicate, give pleasure, cause anxiety, provoke controversy, and/or attain global status. Instructor: Chow
CULANTH 222S
Sound In Social Life Meintjes, Louise 01 W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM West Duke 108A

Course Description

Considers sonic environments as socially cultivated and sound production (recording, processing, mixing) and listening as cultural practices, shaped by acoustic space. Includes study of music, recorded soundscapes (films, games, installations, field recordings), built and ecological environments (rainforests, cities, institutions), and the history and use of sound technology (sound production, reproduction, reception, acoustic materials). Instructor: Meinjtes
CULANTH 226
Espionage, Cryptology, Psyops Gessler, Nicholas 01 W 10:05 AM-12:55 PM Perkins 2-072

Course Description

Explores cultural context of spies, codes and psychological operations from perspectives of anthropology, complexity and multiple agency, towards understanding how tradecrafts of intelligence and disinformation shaped, and continue to shape us and our information technologies. Work with historic and contemporary, previously classified and open sources, case studies and multimedia, including hands-on practice with propaganda leaflets, cryptographic machines and cryptanalysis, to explain the roles of networks of trust, secrecy and deception in cultural coevolution. No
CULANTH 246S
Civil/human Rights Activism Lau, Barbara A 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Bridges 113

Course Description

Documentary fieldwork course exploring the legacy of civil and human rights activism in Durham through the life and work of noted historian, lawyer, poet, activist and priest Pauli Murray. Students will utilize scholarship, primary source archival materials and contemporary documentary projects to set a context for their fieldwork in Durham. Working with the instructor and local social change leadership engaged in work related to the
CULANTH 248
The Arts And Human Rights Dave, Nomi 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Carr 103

Course Description

Investigate multiple relationships between arts and human rights discourse and practice. Instructor: Admay/Meintjes
CULANTH 258S
Our Culinary Cultures Alexander, Kelly 01 F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM SEE INSTRU

Course Description

Documentary approach to the world of food using fieldwork research. Topics of food and its preparation examined through deep stories of how food is raised, prepared, and presented in order to explore how the myriad ways in which what we eat reveal key biographical, economic, religious, and other truths about our cultures. Introduces students to the history of food writing and the concept of food in general as a nonverbal tool of communication. Photography, audio, and documentary writing employed. Instructor: Alexander
CULANTH 271
Gender And Culture Unger, Susanne 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Explanation of differing beliefs about gender cross-culturally, by comparison with dominant themes about gender in our own cultural history and contemporary ideological struggles. Instructor: Allison or Silverblatt
CULANTH 274D
Global France Dubois, Laurent 001 Tu 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Social Sciences 311

Course Description

Explores connections between France's imperial history in Africa, Asia and the Americas and contemporary cultural/ political debates about citizenship, integration and belonging in France from 17th century to present. Analyzes ethical dilemmas posed by colonialism. Includes novels (e.g., works by Dumas, Camus, Cesaire, Fanon, Djebar, Chamoiseau), films, music, historical documents, cultural/literary criticism, social/political theory, legal documents and writings on government policy. Weekly lecture in English and two discussion sections: one in English, one in French. French section will do reading and written work in French. Instructor: DuBois
CULANTH 274D
Global France Dubois, Laurent 01D Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Languages 109

Course Description

Explores connections between France's imperial history in Africa, Asia and the Americas and contemporary cultural/ political debates about citizenship, integration and belonging in France from 17th century to present. Analyzes ethical dilemmas posed by colonialism. Includes novels (e.g., works by Dumas, Camus, Cesaire, Fanon, Djebar, Chamoiseau), films, music, historical documents, cultural/literary criticism, social/political theory, legal documents and writings on government policy. Weekly lecture in English and two discussion sections: one in English, one in French. French section will do reading and written work in French. Instructor: DuBois
CULANTH 274D
Global France Mbembe, Achille 02D Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Social Sciences 311

Course Description

Explores connections between France's imperial history in Africa, Asia and the Americas and contemporary cultural/ political debates about citizenship, integration and belonging in France from 17th century to present. Analyzes ethical dilemmas posed by colonialism. Includes novels (e.g., works by Dumas, Camus, Cesaire, Fanon, Djebar, Chamoiseau), films, music, historical documents, cultural/literary criticism, social/political theory, legal documents and writings on government policy. Weekly lecture in English and two discussion sections: one in English, one in French. French section will do reading and written work in French. Instructor: DuBois
CULANTH 274D
Global France Dubois, Laurent 03 Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Social Sciences 124

Course Description

Explores connections between France's imperial history in Africa, Asia and the Americas and contemporary cultural/ political debates about citizenship, integration and belonging in France from 17th century to present. Analyzes ethical dilemmas posed by colonialism. Includes novels (e.g., works by Dumas, Camus, Cesaire, Fanon, Djebar, Chamoiseau), films, music, historical documents, cultural/literary criticism, social/political theory, legal documents and writings on government policy. Weekly lecture in English and two discussion sections: one in English, one in French. French section will do reading and written work in French. Instructor: DuBois
CULANTH 290
Current Issues (topics) Holsey, Bayo 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Friedl Bdg 240

Course Description

Selected topics in methodology, theory, or area. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) van Vliet, Netta 02 TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Hui, Calvin 03 Th 03:05 PM-05:05 PM Friedl Bdg 102

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Hui, Calvin 05 TuTh 06:15 PM-07:30 PM Franklin Center 230/232

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Dixon, Dwayne 06 M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
W 06:15 PM-07:30 PM
Languages 312

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Smith, Stephen 07 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Social Sciences 105

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel 08 M 01:40 PM-04:10 PM Franklin Center 230/232

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 301
Theoretical Foundations Mathers, Catherine 01 WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Major schools and theories of cultural anthropology. Open to seniors and juniors. Sophomores by permission only. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 302
Fieldwork Methods Mathers, Catherine 01 TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Anthropology as a discipline (a field of study) and the site where anthropologists work: the field. Combines theories of anthropological fieldwork methods with practice, including participation, observation, and interviews. Students undertake original research in a local fieldsite of their choice and produce their own mini-ethnography. This requirement may also be satisfied by taking Cultural Anthropology 290A Duke in Ghana Anthropological Field Research. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 365S
The World Of Japanese Pop Cult Ching, Leo 01 Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Crowell 107

Course Description

An examination of modern Japanese culture through a variety of media including literary texts, cultural representations, and films. Different material each year. Instructor: Ching
CULANTH 367D
Mayas, Aztecs And Incas Mignolo, Walter 001 M 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Gray 228

Course Description

The basic philosophical architecture of the three great civilizations of America; Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Links the current indigenous revival in the Andes (Bolivia and Ecuador) and in the South of Mexico and Guatemala with the survival of their historical legacies. Instructor: Mignolo
CULANTH 367D
Mayas, Aztecs And Incas Mignolo, Walter 01D W 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 318

Course Description

The basic philosophical architecture of the three great civilizations of America; Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Links the current indigenous revival in the Andes (Bolivia and Ecuador) and in the South of Mexico and Guatemala with the survival of their historical legacies. Instructor: Mignolo
CULANTH 367D
Mayas, Aztecs And Incas (Staff) 02 - TBA

Course Description

The basic philosophical architecture of the three great civilizations of America; Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Links the current indigenous revival in the Andes (Bolivia and Ecuador) and in the South of Mexico and Guatemala with the survival of their historical legacies. Instructor: Mignolo
CULANTH 367D
Mayas, Aztecs And Incas Astorga Poblete, Daniel 02D W 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Allen 226

Course Description

The basic philosophical architecture of the three great civilizations of America; Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Links the current indigenous revival in the Andes (Bolivia and Ecuador) and in the South of Mexico and Guatemala with the survival of their historical legacies. Instructor: Mignolo
CULANTH 367D
Mayas, Aztecs And Incas Diez Torres, Julian 03D W 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Languages 208

Course Description

The basic philosophical architecture of the three great civilizations of America; Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Links the current indigenous revival in the Andes (Bolivia and Ecuador) and in the South of Mexico and Guatemala with the survival of their historical legacies. Instructor: Mignolo
CULANTH 425
Globalzation/anti-globalzation van Vliet, Netta 01 WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 107

Course Description

The politics and process of globalization in light of the responses, ideologies, and practices of the anti-globalization movement. Focus on the interrelationship between the analysis of globalization and policy formulation on such topics as social justice, labor, migration, poverty, natural resource management, and citizenship. Case studies from the United States, Latin America, South and East Asia, Africa, and Europe. Instructor: Litzinger
CULANTH 432S
Gender, Sex & Citizenship McIntosh, Laurie 01 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Carr 242

Course Description

Explore current issues and debates relating to the relationship between gender, sexuality and global flows of people, labor, capital and ideas. Consider feminist analyses of the citizen-subject and foundational questions central to this area of study relationship between cultural representation, queer subjectivities, and sexual citizenship. Examine scholarship on gendered vulnerability and the welfare state; the politics of `terror
CULANTH 465S
Global Cities Makhulu, Anne-Maria 01 M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Languages 208

Course Description

Examination of new ways of living and surviving in cities across the world - new urbanization as distinct from the "new urbanism" - in context of the decline of the industrial economy, the offshoring of work, the creation of network cities and so-called "global cities." Explores impact of increased urbanization, linked to "post-wage" work, informalization, and inequality. Addresses dilemmas of alternative forms of life through "cases," including cities in the global North and South, varied "urban" schools, their theories and methodologies. Instructor: Makhulu
CULANTH 498S
Senior Distinction Seminar Settle, Heather 01 W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

No credit for Cultural Anthropology 498S without satisfactory completion of Cultural Anthropology 499S. Consent of director of undergraduate studies required. Instructor: Staff
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