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Department of Anthropology

Electives

Spring 2022

 

Please keep in mind that all Anthropology courses above the 100-level can be used as Anthropology Electives,  as long as they are not being used to fulfill another Anthropology requirement. (If you are looking for the Medical Anthropology Minor Electives, please return to the Anthropology Courses page.)

 

 

ANTH 208.001 / Anthropology of Globalization and Development

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Drue Barker

(3 credits)

Fulfills 3 hrs of the Elective Requirement for the Anthropology

AND

GLD: Global Learning

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:

Globalization is as old at the travels of Marco Polo and at the same time as brand new as the Internet. It is a process of integrating countries, peoples, economies, and cultures into a larger system. People are connected, cultures are mobile, and value systems intersect and change. Globalization has widened the gap between rich and poor countries, and everywhere extreme wealth and desperate poverty exist side by side. Development is a process of industrialization and modernization, which ideally, lessens poverty and increases the standard of living for poor countries. In practice, however, both globalization and development have been quite different resulting in both winners and losers, raising significant ethical questions. In this course we will study Topics will include colonial legacies of inequality, gendered and racialized political hierarchies, human rights, migration, and structural adjustment policies.


ANTH 391.001 / Special Topics: Embracing Curls and Natural Hair –

The Global Natural Hair Movement

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Kimberly Simmons

(3 credits)

Fulfills the 3 hours of the Elective Requirement for the Anthropology Major

Meets With AFAM 398.002 

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 the emergence of the global natural hair movement where women and men view natural hair as a sign of beauty, identity, resistance, and personal expression. In addition to readings and films, we will highlight personal testimonials and footage from hair festivals to discuss diversity and the politics of natural hair. We will also discuss the ways in which hair stylists, activists, and others organize around and embrace natural hair. More broadly, the course is an opportunity to understand natural hair as an expression of Blackness and belonging to a larger /African diaspora community.

 


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