Spring 2018

189: 006 Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Trauma in Contemporary Israel – The Politics of PTSD Between and Within Nations

Instructor: Keren Freidman - Peleg

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 2:00pm – 3:29pm

Various topics covering current research theory, method; issues of social and cultural concern; culture change, conflict, and adaptation. May combine more than one subdiscipline of Anthropology.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

189: 004 Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Disability, Ethnography and Design

Instructor: Karen Nakamura

Term: Spring 2018

Time: M, W 10:00am – 11:29am

Various topics covering current research theory, method; issues of social and cultural concern; culture change, conflict, and adaptation. May combine more than one subdiscipline of Anthropology.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

189: 002 Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Recent French Thought

Instructor: Paul Rabinow

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 11:00am – 12:29pm

Various topics covering current research theory, method; issues of social and cultural concern; culture change, conflict, and adaptation. May combine more than one subdiscipline of Anthropology.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

189: 001 Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Climate Change and the Senses

Instructor: Sarah Vaughn

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 12:30pm – 1:59pm

Various topics covering current research theory, method; issues of social and cultural concern; culture change, conflict, and adaptation. May combine more than one subdiscipline of Anthropology.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth

183: Topics in the Anthropological Study of Africa

Instructor: Mariane Ferme

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 12:30pm – 1:59pm

The course will focus on African societies and cultures, as well as on issues relating to the history of Africanist anthropology. Images and constructs of Africa or Africans will thus be contextualized in relation to prevailing anthropological theories at different times, and in different regions of the continent.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

170: China

Instructor: Xin Liu

Term: Spring 2018

Time: M, W, F 11:00am – 11:59am

Chinese culture and society with an emphasis on the village level.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth
  • Meets International Studies, L&S Breadth

162: Topics in Folklore

Instructor: Mary Hufford

Term: Spring 2018

Time: W, F 5:00pm - 6:29pm

Special topics in folklore or ethno-musicology.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth
  • Meets Arts & Literature, L&S Breadth

160AC: Forms of Folklore

Instructor: Charles Briggs

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 2:00pm - 3:29pm

A world-wide survey of the major and minor forms of folklore with special emphasis upon proverbs, riddles, superstitions, games, songs, and narratives.

Requirements Class Fulfills:

147C: Queer Ethnographies

Instructor: Karen Nakamura

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu 2:00pm - 4:59pm

138B: Field Production of Ethnographic Film

Instructor: Daniel Fisher

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 11:00am - 12:29pm

This course is devoted to training students in methods of ethnographic field film production. Based on the previous coursework in Anthro 138A, students will work toward the production of an ethnographic video from elected project proposals. In addition to weekly discussions of student projects, guest consultants and lecturers will lend their expertise on aspects of production as well as editing.