Ant 412/512: Peoples of Europe syllabus
The course examines ethnicity, nationalism, democratization, unification, and fragmentation in Europe, especially in relation to state socialism and postcommunist reforms in East and Central Europe. Classic anthropological topics, such as kinship, political organization, ritual, and religion are employed in the study of European nations, ethnicities, and minority communities.
Ant 438/538: Anthropology of Art syllabus
The course views the art that societies past and present produce; it explores culture, creativity, and human beings' distinctive compulsion to make decorative objects. The artistic styles and forms of various cultural groups provide insight into the social, cultural, political, and economic functions of art.
Ant 641: Culture syllabus
The course reviews past and contemporary theories and approaches used in cultural anthropology. Through a chronological examination of theoretical works, the class explores: the various ways the concept of “culture” has been defined and used; how each approach responds to the limitations and critiques of previous approaches; and the lasting legacy of each approach.
Coming soon: Ethnography