Indigenous identity, life cycle rituals, the body, gender relations, culture change, multiculturalism
ANTH 1170 - Exploring Culture and Gender through Film
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Explores the concepts of culture and gender from an anthropological perspective, using films and other media, as well as written texts. By analyzing media about other ways of life, students will learn the basic concepts of cultural anthropology and be able to apply them to any society. In addition, students will learn to think critically about documentary and ethnographic media.
ANTH 1200 - Culture and Power
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
Compares contemporary sociopolitical systems across cultures, from non-Western tribal groups to modern states. Introduces students to anthropological approaches for understanding and analyzing political forces, processes, and institutions that affect cultures such as colonialism, warfare, violence,ethnicity, migration, and globalization.
COMR 1000 - Communication and Community
Introduction to how communication builds community by creating and sharing meaning. Examination of communication practices at the interpersonal level (friends and family), the group level (teams, classrooms and organizations) and the societal level (citizenship, social change, mass media). May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.
WGST 2020 - Femininities, Masculinities, Alternatives
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Examines the construction of gender and sexual identities in the modern world. Focuses on the role of social attitudes and material circumstances in shaping how individuals understand themselves and are understood by others, as well as the actions they take to accept, negotiate and resist these pressures.