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Department of Anthropology

Global Learning

Spring 2020

 

ANTH 102.001-012 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: Marc Moskowitz

(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 GLD: Global Learning

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

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

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

Section 3: Tuesday / 11:40 – 12:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 4: Tuesday / 1:15 – 2:05 / Gambrell 406

Section 5: Wednesday / 9:40 – 10:30 / Gambrell 406

Section 6: Wednesday / 10:50 – 11:40 / Gambrell 406

Section 7: Wednesday / 1:10 – 2:00 / Gambrell 406

Section 8: Wednesday / 2:20 – 3:10 / Gambrell 406

Section 9: Wednesday / 3:30 – 4:20 / Gambrell 406

Section 10: Thursday / 10:05 – 11:20 / 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: 

This course is designed as an introduction to the field of Anthropology.  The course will address a range of anthropological issues including economics, gender, healing, legitimacy, religion & sorcery, social stratification, status, popular culture, and the tensions between individualism and community orientation. We will trace the history of anthropology ranging from attempts to understand small-scale societies to current scholarship on modernity and globalism.

Course Grade Points:

One 2-page paper                                                                            100

Test 1                                                                                                      200

Test 2                                                                                                      200

Test 3                                                                                                      200

Final Exam                                                                                            200

Sections (including participation and attendance)          100

Total Possible Points                                                                       1000 

Course Films:

I will show several films in this class.  The films may appear on the exams.  If you miss class on a day I am showing a film, it is your responsibility to get notes from a classmate and/or try to see it.  I do not lend my films out. Also, I do not guarantee that you will be able to find all of these films at our library or at the local rental store.  I also reserve the right to show a film on a day other than the one it is scheduled for, so attendance is important in this way also.


ANTH 102.013 / Understanding Other Cultures

Professor: TBA

(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 GLD: Global Learning 

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

Course Readings:

TBD 

Course Description: 

An exploration and comparison of selected contemporary cultures, including their languages. An introduction to the concepts, methods, and data of socio-cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics.


 

 ANTH 317.001 / American Indian Nations

Professor: Courtney Lewis

(3 credits) 

 Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 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:

Is everything you know about American Indians wrong? This is an introductory, no prerequisite course in which we will discuss contemporary, pressing issues from an indigenous perspective and context. Learn about these sovereign nations and their citizens located within the United States as we study environmental activism, economic development, and history's impact on today's politics through topics such as religious freedom, gaming, mascots, music, movies, and art.


 ANTH 322.001 / Field School in Archaeology

Professor: Andrew White

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major or DURT and

GLD: Global Learning or Research

Course Readings:

No textbook required 

Course Description:

This one-day-a-week archaeological field school will give you hands-on experience in basic excavation methods and techniques, including:

  • grid systems and mapping;
  • controlled hand excavation;
  • documentation of cultural features;
  • description of sediments;
  • record keeping and photography;
  • strategy, logistics, and teamwork.

We will be working at a site along the Broad River that was used by prehistoric peoples over the course of at least 5000 years.  Previous work at the site revealed the presence of a series of prehistoric occupations buried within a natural sand levee. Our work at the site this semester will be focused on: (1) using careful hand excavation to collect detailed information about identified Late Archaic age (ca. 3500-1000 BC) deposits at the site; and (2) investigating deeply buried deposits that may date to the Early Archaic period (ca. 9000-7000 BC). 

We will depart from campus each Friday at 8:00 and return by 4:00 (transportation provided). Students will bring their own lunch. There are no formal bathroom facilities on site. Each student will be required to have a small set of personal field gear (e.g., small toolbox, gloves, mason’s trowel, 5m metric tape measure, notebook, etc.). Other tools and field equipment will be provided.


 ANTH 353.001 / Anthropology of Law & Conflict

Professor: Jonathan Leader

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 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:

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 360.001 / Anthropology of Sex

Professor: Marc Moskowitz

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 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 

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Course Description:

This course is a cross-cultural examination of sexual ideologies and practices. In it, we will address a wide range of cultural manifestations of sexuality and variations within particular cultures around the world. The course will primarily be focused on contemporary culture, but we will also address historical shifts in conceptualizing sexuality as a moral and medicalized discourse. There will be a special emphasis on cultural, economic, political, and religious influences on sexual thought and practice though we will also touch on psychological and other theoretical models of sexuality. 

Warning: As the title of this course implies, we will cover a wide range of sensitive topics including abortion, homosexuality, masturbation, sexual religious imagery (including in the Old and New Testament), and other related topics.  Please think seriously about whether or not such issues will offend you before you decide to take this class.

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