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Department of Anthropology

VSR Overlay: Values, Ethics, & Social Responsibility

Spring 2022

 

ANTH 212.001 / Food and Culture

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: TBA

(3 credits)

Fulfills 3 hrs of the Cultural Requirement for Anthropology

AND

GLD: Professional and CIVIC Engagement and VSR CORE Requirement

OR

Fulfills the Inquiry Requirement for the DURT Track

AND

GLD: Professional and CIVIC Engagement and VSR CORE Requirement

OR

Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding)

  Elective for Medical Anthropology Minor*

 *Cannot use for GSS Requirement if using for Medical Minor

 Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

 Course Description: 

This course explores multiple dimensions of sociocultural life by considering human relationships with food, including the connection between diet and the human microbiome, taste and stratification, gendered and racialized divisions of labor, comfort and wellness in the economies of different societies, and environmental sustainability. From potlatch bans to settler colonialism to food deserts, we will consider food production and procurement, preparation, valuation, consumption, (and disposal)—as well as commodification and the construction of scarcity—and we will critically examine power and social inequality as it plays out in these contexts. We will also hear from participants within both institutionally and organically organized efforts in support of food justice. In teams, students will carry out an ethnographic assignment that documents the discourses and other practices related to food and will have multiple opportunities to take part in food exchanges and sampling with appropriate social distancing.


ANTH 216.001 / Violence and Peace

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Terrance Weik

(3 credits)

Fulfills 3 hrs of the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology

AND

VSR CORE Requirement

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10052

 Course Description: 

This course examines violence and peace in current events, cultural practices, historical periods, and everyday experiences. The course analyzes the ethics shaping violence and peace-making strategies. Classroom discussions and lectures articulate various dimensions of harm and wellbeing. Course themes address the Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (VSR) Carolina Core component, including colonialism, environmental exploitation, bondage, mass extinctions, and racism.


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