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Department of Anthropology

Integrative Courses

Spring 2020

ANTH 366.001 / Medicine, Disease and Slavery

Professor: Carlina de la Cova

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Biological Requirement for the Anthropology Major;

and INT (Integrative) Requirement

OR

Carolina Core – GSS 

Cross-listed with AFAM 365 

Course Readings:

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Articles on Blackboard 

Course Description:

The goal of the course is to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of the health of enslaved African Americans during the nineteenth century by focusing on the conceptions, experiences, and dynamics of the relationship between slaves, medicine, healing, and their masters in the Antebellum American South.  Through readings, discussions, and lectures, emphasis will be placed on the following issues: the health and disease of enslaved African Americans, the imagined and experienced relationship between black health and white health, gender and its effects on health and medicine among enslaved African Americans, and the intersection of spiritual, naturalistic, and magical discourses with issues of slave health. 


 ANTH 371.001 / Ethnography of Communication

Professor: Loralee Donath

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Linguistic Requirement for the Anthropology Major;

and INT (Integrative) Requirement

AND

GLD: Professional & Civic Engagement 

Course Readings:

TBD 

Course Description:   

Ethnographic analysis of communication in human groups and institutions.


 

ANTH 381.001 / Gender and Globalization

MW / 2:20 – 3:35 / Gambrell 412

Professor: Drucilla Barker

(3 credits) 

Cross-listed with WGST 381 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major:

and INT (Integrative) Requirement 

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity & Social Advocacy; Global Learning; Professional &

Civic Engagement 

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course:

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Course Description:

Globalization, a process of integrating countries, peoples, economies, and cultures into a larger whole, is as old at the travels of Marco Polo and at the same time as brand new as the Internet. Digital technologies and improvements in transportation have greatly reduced the barriers of time and distance. This has led to profound changes in the gender roles assigned to women and men, the ways that economies, governments, and cultures function, and the opportunities for meaningful work and “a good life.”  It is the best of times and the worst of times. Today extreme wealth and desperate poverty exist side by side. Some women are heads of state and while others are subjugated to outmoded ideologies about women’s natural inferiority. Consumer goods are plentiful and inexpensive but only as a result of sweatshops in the global south.  Global corporations such as Nike, MacDonald’s, and Coca Cola dominate markets all over the world while small farmers and producers struggle to survive.  This course will explore these themes by looking at the legacies of colonialism, the global assembly line, the global market for domestic labor and sex work, changing patterns of immigration, and social justice movements.


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