ANTH 3000 - Primate Behavior

March 27, 2018

Maymester 2018 Nonhuman primates (NHP) are our closest living relatives, and no other group of mammals can remind us of ourselves the way nonhuman primates do. We will start this course by examining the phylogeny, geography, and general evolutionary history of primates. You will learn to recognize different clades of...

ANTH 3170

ANTH 3170 America: an Anthropological Perspective

Feb. 26, 2018

Maymester 2018 What is America? Who are the American people? How is American culture defined both “at home” and abroad? Using anthropological and historical knowledge, we will trace how American society, broadly defined, emerged from the precolonial era to the present day. Students will not be required to purchase textbooks...

ANTH 4525

ANTH 4525 Global Islams

Feb. 26, 2018

Maymester 2018 Current popular, official and academic representations of Islam in the US frequently circulate two fundamentally opposite attributes of the religion and its associated culture: either Islam is provincial and hyper-traditional, or it is threateningly global and transnational. Both perceptions rest on the notion of Islam as singular, and...

Cuban Culture

ANTH 4735 Cuban Culture: Race, Gender, and Power

Feb. 26, 2018

Maymester 2018 This course seeks to ground students’ understanding of contemporary Cuba within the global context. How do those outside the island imagine Cuba and why? What are the realities? In a world of U.S. dominated globalization, we have only recently begun to relax a forceful economic blockade on the...