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 2014

Course Title Instructor Section Time Room
CULANTH 89S
First-year Seminar (top) van Vliet, Netta 01 WF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Crowell 106

Course Description

Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 101
Intro To Cultural Anthro Sobel-Read, Kevin 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM 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 Ifekwunigwe, Jayne 01 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Friedl Bdg 240

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 02 W 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. Instructor: Hawkins
CULANTH 131
World Music Meintjes, Louise 01 Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Biddle 104

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 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 001 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM White 107

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 01D Th 10:05 AM-10:55 AM Carr 242

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 02D Th 11:45 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 03D Th 01:25 PM-02:15 PM Crowell 106

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 04D Th 03:05 PM-03:55 PM Bivins 109

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 05D F 10:05 AM-10:55 AM Crowell 106

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 170D
Advertising/society:global Mathers, Catherine 06D F 11:45 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 170 except instruction is provided in lecture and discussion group each week. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 195
Comp Appr Global Issues Namakkal, Jessica 01 MWF 01:40 PM-02:40 PM Biddle 101

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: Campoamor or Namakkal
CULANTH 201
Intro To Linguistics Rowe, Charles (Charley) Anna 01 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Biddle 104

Course Description

Introduction to the scientific study of linguistics and languages. Topics include the origin and nature of language, methods of historical and comparative linguistics, theories and schools of linguistics, empirical and descriptive approaches to the study of language, including phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax. Instructor: Butters or Tetel
CULANTH 202
Languages Of The World Baran, Dominika 01 WF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Physics 150

Course Description

The major languages of the world viewed in the context of the communicative and significate functions of language as parameters that shape and define society. The role of language in defining and structuring culturally-based relationships from a semiotic point of view. The structure, writing systems, phonology, morphology, and lexicon of languages from the following groups: Indo-European, Semitic, Turkic, Finno-Ugric, Caucasian, Afroasiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Niger-Kordofanian, Dravidian, and Native American languages. Instructor: Andrews or Tetel
CULANTH 203
Marxism And Society Hardt, Michael 01 MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Friedl Bdg 107

Course Description

Introduction to Marx's core concepts, such as alienation, commodity, and revolution. Includes examination of Marx's own major historical & political analyses, his economic texts, and his philosophical writings. Students also gain familiarity with the role of Marxist thought in different fields and disciplines, including feminist theory, anthropology, history, political science, and literary studies. Instructor: Hardt
CULANTH 206
Anthropology Of Law Sobel-Read, Kevin 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Comparative approach to jurisprudence and legal practice, dispute resolution, law-making institutions and processes, and the relation of law to politics, culture, and values. Instructor: O'Barr
CULANTH 214S
Shamanism & Spirit Posession Freeman, John 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Carr 106

Course Description

Anthropological, psychological, and Religious Studies approaches to cross-cultural study of spirit possession and shamanism. Examination of in-depth case-studies and comparative works, from both literate civilizations and non-literate cultures. Engage with contemporary concerns with nature and boundaries of personhood and embodiment and their relation to leadership. Instructor: Freeman
CULANTH 216S
Global Migration & Ethics McIntosh, Laurie 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Carr 135

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 216 except in seminar format. Instructor: McIntosh
CULANTH 218S
Anthropology And Gh Solomon, Harris 01 W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 216

Course Description

Investigates connections between anthropology and global health. Readings based on ethnographic research conducted globally. Topics include cross-cultural experiences of epidemics, ethical implications of globalizing clinical trials, moral and political dimensions of health and humanitarian interventions, connections between nationalism and population policy, overlaps between traditional healing systems and public health programs, how gender ideologies shape reproductive health, and questions of identity, power, and ethics amidst global rollout of HIV therapies. Instructor: Soloman
CULANTH 227
Anthropology/psychology Matza, Tomas 01 MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Cross-cultural approaches to the psyche, including applications of social psychology, psychoanalysis, and trans-cultural psychiatry to anthropological questions such as culturally expressed psychic conflicts and pathologies, gender and sexuality, communication, rationality, affect, and motivations. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 230D
History Of Emotions Reddy, William 01 MW 10:05 AM-10:55 AM Carr 240

Course Description

Codes of conduct aimed at the management, expression, and concealment of emotion over the last thousand years of European history, with a focus on the self, manners, dress, romance, and aggression; comparison of developed Western notion of emotions with configurations of emotional expression and emotional practices in selected other parts of the world: within Islam, the Hindu tradition, Japan, certain postcolonial settings. Not open to students who have taken History 154C or Cultural Anthropology 154. Instructor: Reddy
CULANTH 230D
History Of Emotions Reddy, William 01D F 10:05 AM-10:55 AM Carr 103

Course Description

Codes of conduct aimed at the management, expression, and concealment of emotion over the last thousand years of European history, with a focus on the self, manners, dress, romance, and aggression; comparison of developed Western notion of emotions with configurations of emotional expression and emotional practices in selected other parts of the world: within Islam, the Hindu tradition, Japan, certain postcolonial settings. Not open to students who have taken History 154C or Cultural Anthropology 154. Instructor: Reddy
CULANTH 230D
History Of Emotions Reddy, William 02D F 11:45 AM-12:35 PM Friedl Bdg 107

Course Description

Codes of conduct aimed at the management, expression, and concealment of emotion over the last thousand years of European history, with a focus on the self, manners, dress, romance, and aggression; comparison of developed Western notion of emotions with configurations of emotional expression and emotional practices in selected other parts of the world: within Islam, the Hindu tradition, Japan, certain postcolonial settings. Not open to students who have taken History 154C or Cultural Anthropology 154. Instructor: Reddy
CULANTH 232
Gender And Language Andrews, Edna 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Languages 320

Course Description

Theoretical approaches to the question of the interrelationship of gender and language including neurobiology, psychology, semiotics, feminist critical theory, philosophy of language, discourse analysis, and linguistic theory. Taught in English. Instructor: Andrews
CULANTH 236S
Farmworkers In Nc: Poverty Sims, Christopher 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Bridges 201

Course Description

Focus upon those who bring food to our tables, particularly those who labor in the fields of North Carolina and the Southeast. Farm work from the plantation system and slavery to sharecropping, and to the migrant and seasonal farmworker population today. Documentary work and its contributions to farmworker advocacy. Instructor: Thompson
CULANTH 256
Islamic Civilization I Hassan, Mona 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Perkins 2087

Course Description

First part of two-course sequence providing an extensive survey of Muslim peoples and institutions. The Middle Eastern origins and cultural attainments of medieval Islam. Instructor: Hassan, Moosa or staff
CULANTH 259
Music In South Asia Kramer, Jonathan 01 M 07:30 PM-10:00 PM Biddle 104

Course Description

South Asian musicians and their instruments, genres, performance traditions, and contexts. Study of the relationship of music to social, religious, historical, and philosophical trends informed by listening to the musical forms themselves in recorded and live performances. Instructor: Kramer
CULANTH 290
Current Issues (topics) Bayer, Patrick 02 M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Social Sciences 139

Course Description

Selected topics in methodology, theory, or area. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Greenlee, Cynthia 01 MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM Friedl Bdg 240

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Lentricchia, Frank 02 TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Carr 106

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Holsey, Bayo 03 W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Perkins 2059

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Matza, Tomas 04 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 118

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) van Vliet, Netta 05 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM West Duke 202

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Conceison, Claire 06 Tu 06:30 PM-09:00 PM Page 106

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) El-Shaarawi, Nadia 10 M 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
W 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
F 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
Carr 106

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Chafe, William 11 Tu 01:00 PM-03:35 PM Bridges 001

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Forner, Karlyn 12 M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Bridges 001

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 290S
Current Issues (topics) Johns, Sheridan 13 Th 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Bridges 001

Course Description

Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 301
Theoretical Foundations Stein, Rebecca 01 TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 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 Nelson, Diane 01 WF 01:25 PM-02:40 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 308T
Borderwork(s): Home/walls Kirk, Robin 01 W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Smith B189

Course Description

BorderWork(s)lab course. Working in teams, students research specific questions related to walls, human rights and the ways communities shape the divisions in their lives; we start by looking at walls and partitions around us in Durham and in places like Belfast, Northern Ireland, then at divisions in other contemporary societies like Israel and the Occupied Territories, India/Pakistan, and North Africa. Instructor: Kirk
CULANTH 308T
Borderwork(s): Home/walls Kirk, Robin 02 W 12:00 PM-02:30 PM SEE INSTRU

Course Description

BorderWork(s)lab course. Working in teams, students research specific questions related to walls, human rights and the ways communities shape the divisions in their lives; we start by looking at walls and partitions around us in Durham and in places like Belfast, Northern Ireland, then at divisions in other contemporary societies like Israel and the Occupied Territories, India/Pakistan, and North Africa. Instructor: Kirk
CULANTH 328S
Perspectives On Development Mathers, Catherine 01 MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM Carr 106

Course Description

Course will move through the evaluation of the impact of development projects to consider the role of development as a global phenomenon that affects both what it means to be American and how the `other' is constructed. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 333S
The Wire Makhulu, Anne-Maria 01 Th 11:45 AM-02:15 PM Carr 106

Course Description

Examines all 60 episodes of the HBO series "The Wire." Described as "socially robust" by one television scholar, the series dramatizes the real world experiences of poor, mostly African American, residents of Baltimore struggling to survive by way of the underground drug economy, while city officials and the police department strive to bring the illegal trade in check. The course brings all 60 episodes into conversation with relevant texts in anthropology, sociology, cultural geography, queer and literary theory. Requirements include weekly blog entries and a final keyword project. Students should have background in interpretive social science and social theory. Instructor consent required. Instructor: Makhulu
CULANTH 335
History Of Hip-hop Neal, Mark Anthony 01 Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM White 107

Course Description

What began as a localized activity designed to provide a safe haven for Black and Latino youth in New York City, has become a global brand that has had a documented impact on the cultural, political and economic realities of youth throughout the globe. This course will examine the organic social and cultural foundations of Hip-Hop, as well as the key aesthetic innovators/innovations, and the debates that have arisen over Hip-hop's increased influence. Instructor: Neal
CULANTH 336
Queer China Rojas, Carlos 01 TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
M 07:30 PM-09:45 PM
Carr 240

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. Instructor: Rojas
CULANTH 364S
Minor Japan Ching, Leo 01 W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM Trent 038B

Course Description

Examine the history and experiences of marginalized peoples in Japan from the Ainu to ethnic Koreans, from queer to the Okinawans, to challenge the myth of racial and ethnic homogeneity and sexual heteronormativity. Enhance understanding about cultural and artistic productions by reading a variety of texts, including fiction, oral histories, philosophical treatises, and films. Instructor: Ching
CULANTH 366
Trauma In Asia Kwon, Nayoung Aimee 01 Th 01:25 PM-04:25 PM Carr 135

Course Description

Space and Trauma across Asia. Introduces theoretical framework of "trauma discourse;" examines how the experience of space in Asia broadly defined has shaped historical traumas, which have marked the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism. Focus on Israel/Palestine, India/Pakistan, China/Taiwan, Japan/Korea; examine how critical terms originating in one historico-geographical context are translated across geographical boundaries. Instructor: Kwon, Ginsburg
CULANTH 368
Visualizing The Caribbean Crichlow, Michaeline 01 M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM Friedl Bdg 240

Course Description

Art (paintings, installations, performance art) and film on the Caribbean offer vantage points for analyzing alternative ways through which the region has been thought, imagined and produced. They are periodized semiotic productions that feed into and are marked by perspectives that are at once global, national, and even personal. Considering the constitutive contexts of these productions and performances, we will attempt to glean the diverse perspectives, and the way these have influenced sociocultural policy and offer alternative interpretations of diasporic lifeways of Caribbean people. Instructor: Crichlow
CULANTH 397S
Language In Immigrant America Baran, Dominika 01 WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Allen 317

Course Description

Discussion of issues of language in the context of immigration in the United States, from the turn of the 20th century until the present, combining approaches from literature, memoirs, language policy, media studies, and linguistic anthropology. Some fieldwork in an immigrant community. Topics include: identity, assimilation, race, bilingual communities, bilingual education, foreign accents, language contact. Instructor: Staff
CULANTH 415S
Interethnic Intimacies Kwon, Nayoung Aimee 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Trent 038B

Course Description

Critical examination of cultural dynamics, political economies, and ethical implications of interethnic intimacies or "intercourse" as represented from and about Asia. Examines shifts within and beyond "Asia," asking why cultural representations matter in ways societies construct, produce, and consume objects of desire and repulsion. Texts from literature and visual culture read along with theories of critical race studies, gender and sexuality, postcolonialism, globalization, visual culture, and other representative technologies of the Self/Other. Not open to students who have taken the freshman seminar. Instructor: Kwon
CULANTH 417S
The Middle East In Pop Culture Stein, Rebecca 01 Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Popular culture in the Middle East and images of the Middle East in United States' popular culture, covering a variety of cultural forms, including film, music, and comic books. How cultural forms relate to political and historical processes. Wars and political conflicts; gender, race, sexuality, and ethnicity. Instructor: Stein
CULANTH 424T
Medical Anthropology Solomon, Harris 01 MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Cross-cultural study of health and illness. Instructor: Solomon
CULANTH 429
Gender/sexuality In Latin Amer Nelson, Diane 01 WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM Friedl Bdg 204

Course Description

Gender and sexuality as strands within complex fabrics of identification. Anthropological case studies, including ethnography, film, and theoretical analyses, drawn from Latin America; the possibility of specific gender formations in that geographical region. Relations among men, women, "cochones," "machos," "virgenes," Malinches, "mestizos," "mujeres Mayas," "travestis," revolutionaries, gringos and gringas, throughout the whole continent of the Americas. How gender and sexuality affect and are affected by other forms of identification such as race and ethnicity, class, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. The role of stereotypes. Instructor: Nelson
CULANTH 499S
Senior Distinction Seminar Settle, Heather 01 W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM White 106

Course Description

Continuation of Cultural Anthropology 498S, and required for credit for 498S. Consent of director of undergraduate studies required. Instructor: Staff
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