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Department of Anthropology

GLD: Global Learning

Spring 2022

 

ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

MW / 12:00 – 12:50 / WMBB 231

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits)

Prerequisite for Anthropology Majors & Minors

AND

Fulfills 3 hrs of the 6-hr Social Science GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding) Carolina Core Requirement and

 Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning 

Medical Minor Requirement* 

Only one prerequisite per Major can be used for the GSS Requirement

*Cannot use for GSS Requirement if using for Medical Minor 

 

Section 1: Monday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 2: Monday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 3: Monday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 4: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 5: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 40

Section 6: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 7: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / Gambrell 406

Section 8: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 9: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 10: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 11: Thursday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 12: Thursday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406

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: 

Anthropology is a comparative study of human societies and their diversity past and present. The field challenges us to consider the ways in which people’s lives and social relations are shaped by political, economic, and historical forces. This class takes a survey-style approach to presenting a broad range of past and current theories, methodology, and concepts in cultural anthropology in order to introduce students to a range of human social life and cultural phenomena.


ANTH 203.001 / Comparing Cultures Through Films

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Lori Donath

(3 credits)

Fulfills 3 hrs of the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology

AND

GLD: Global Learning and Professional and Civic Engagement 

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:

In this course we will look at film critically not only to compare cultures as distinct groups of people but also to understand the social and cultural practices and processes that make up human life. We will attend to the ways that power is unevenly distributed among populations by critically "reading" popular, ethnographic, and (other) documentary films throughout a wide range of history. As well, we will consider the ways that people, including anthropologists, are able to see, interpret, and understand things quite differently, so that their contextualized perspectives render different, partial, and complementary representations of reality through the camera lens. A text and relevant published scholarly work will guide our discussion of the films and deepen our understanding of how people do human existence in similar and myriad ways. Beginning Week 2, students will stream films independently during the class meeting on which their group does not have discussion— using the Blackboard links provided by the professor, with the assistance of Christian Lear, University librarian. (Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement).

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of Anth 203 students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of film as it relates to the field of anthropology;
  • Understand culture as a dynamic interplay of ideas people hold about their world and their social practices in the world;
  • Critically evaluate text, films, and other media, by employing anthropological perspectives that you will be introduced to in this course;
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the cross-cultural diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, kinship, class, migration, economic systems, healing, religion, and art, as well as the global complexity of these.

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 234.001 / Caribbean Cultures

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Sherina Feliciano Santos

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Anthropology Course Requirement

AND

GLD: Global Learning; Professional and Civic Engagement 

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 focuses its study of the Caribbean on the effects of different scales of political and economic policies on the region’s cultural forms. While the course provides in depth case studies of the region’s generally Spanish-speaking countries: Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, it will also consider issues such as race, migration, politics, economics, and language across a number of countries in the English-speaking, French-speaking, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.  While all of these countries have had very different political trajectories, they have in common their history as colonies as well as migrations within the region and to the US. 


ANTH 353.001 / Anthropology of Law & Conflict

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Jonathan Leader

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (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:

The Anthropology of Law and Conflict provides a forum for considering the cultural and cross-cultural aspects of the social contracts implicit and explicit in formal and informal legal systems. We will discuss the relationship between individual and community rights in a variety of states, the situation of stateless peoples, and the construction of concepts such as citizenship, normalcy, and human rights. Violence will be discussed in relation to communal identities, legacies of colonialism and nationalism, economic inequality, and resurgent reactionary religious and enforced triumphalist secular systems. Students will learn to engage topics including universal rights, individual accountability, international law and conflict resolution through an ethnographic and applied lens.


ANTH 580.001 / Culture and Identity of the African Diaspora

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Terrance Weik

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major

AND

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning and

Diversity and Social Advocacy

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT

AND

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning and

Diversity and Social Advocacy

Cross-listed with AFAM 580.001

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:

As the “birth place of humanity,” Africa is relevant to all humans as an important reference point for understanding historical human migration and geography. Africans have been on the move from antiquity to the present day, as merchants, pastoralists, healers, pilgrims, soldiers, enslaved laborers, and missionaries (among other roles). This course examines the experiences, material culture, and sociocultural processes involving people of African descent in order to understand the complexity and substance of the African Diaspora in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Various forms of evidence, disciplinary approaches, and intellectual concepts will be surveyed in order to gain a better understanding of the African Diaspora. To this end, students will be introduced to theories dealing with culture, creolization, race, Africanism, heritage, representation, and ethnicity. Lectures, films, and texts constitute the main learning media.


ANTH 581.001 / Globalization and Cultural Questions

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: David Kneas

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major

and INT (Integrative) Requirement.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT

and INT (Integrative) Requirement.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning

Cross-listed with GEOG 581.001

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 cultural understandings of and responses to globalization, examining topics such as its history and theories, migration, economic integration and inequality, identity, social movements, and the environment.


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