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Department of Anthropology

GSS - Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understandings

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 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.


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