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Department of Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Spring 2021

ANTH 356.001 / Anthropology of Art

MW / 2:20 – 3:35 / Face-to-Face Lecture in Hamilton 143

AND

ANTH 356.002/ Anthropology of Art

MW / 2:20 – 3:3 5 / 100% WEB - Synchronous

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:

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Course Description:

This course will introduce the student to the anthropological study of art. Classic concepts and articles will be discussed in class for their enduring insights, temporal connections, and areas of blindness. Contemporary studies from within and without western societies will be used to illustrate the breadth and current concerns within the sub-discipline. By the end of class the student will have acquired a basic understanding of this field of endeavor and have mastered the terminology.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will: 

  • Recognize and apply basic anthropological terminology and concepts
  • Understand the fundamental elements of human culture as it relates to art.
  • Understand the methods used in and goals of the anthropology of art.
  • Recognize the interdependency of language and culture.
  • Recognize the defining characteristics of different kinds of societies.
  • Understand the affects of the modern world on traditional cultures.

ANTH 360.001 / Anthropology of Sex

MWF / 1:10 – 2:00 / 100% Web – Synchronous & Asynchronous

Professor: Marc Moskowitz

(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 

Articles on Blackboard 

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.


 ANTH 381.001 / Gender and Globalization

MW / 2:20 – 3:35 / 100% Web - Asynchronous

Professor: Drucilla Barker

(3 credits) 

Cross-listed with WGST 381 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Diversity & Social Advocacy; Global Learning; Professional & Civic Engagement

ANDIntegrative Requirement (INT) 

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.


 ANTH 391.002 / Special Topics: American Indians Go Graphic

TR / 1:15 – 2:30 / !00% Web – Synchronous and Asynchronous

Professor: Courtney Lewis

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 

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:

American Indians Go Graphic is an introductory-level American Indian Studies course that explores historic and contemporary Native Nation-centric topics through the medium of comic books and graphic novels. These topics include representation and racialization, differing forms of activism, economic development, and settler-colonial impacts. While most comics will be drawn from current Indigenous authors, we will examine older, non-Native authored comics to trace the development of American Indian representations across specific moments in time.


 ANTH 391.003 / Special Topics: Pandemic:

The Politics of Life and Death in the Time of COVID-19

MW / 2:20 – 3:35 / !00% Web – Synchronous

Professor: Magdalena Stawkowski

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 

Course Readings:

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

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Course Description:

All diseases, including COVID-19, are deeply social events in their origins, their spread, their impacts, and the responses they engender among different communities across the globe. Pandemics like COVID-19 expose larger historical currents of unequal distribution of health, precarity, and structural violence more broadly that make them selectively—and unequally—deadly. This course provides a range of anthropological perspectives to give context not just to COVID-19, but also to the social, political, economic, cultural, medical, and scientific structures that shape this and other diseases/pandemics.


 ANTH 392.001 & .H10 / Global Women’s Health

TR / 11:40 – 12:55 / Face-to-Face in Hamilton 140

Professor: Kathryn Luchok

(3 credits) 

Meets with Honors Anth 392.H10 and WGST 392.H10 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major 

Medical Minor Requirement 

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 health issues important in the lives of women around the world. The course will take a life cycle approach beginning with issues surrounding the birth of girl babies, continuing through the period of growth and development, adulthood, including family planning, pregnancy and lactation and ending with old age. Drawing on medical and applied anthropology perspectives, the course will cover the sociocultural landscape of women’s lives, including the forces that promote and hinder the health and well-being of women around the globe. Also examined are programs aimed at improving women’s lives world-wide. The goal of this course is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the female life cycle with a greater appreciation for the mental, physical and social health risks women face, as well as the resilience and strengths women bring, on a global scale.

This class will be of interest to students interested in global issues, culture and health and/or women’s health, including but not limited to those in Anthropology, Global Studies, WGST, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Education, Sociology, Political Science and Psychology.  It is a required course for the Medical Anthropology Minor.


 ANTH 552.001 / Medical Anthropology

MW / 8:08 – 9:20/ 50% or more WEB in BTWASH 201

Professor: David Simmons

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major and

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research

OR

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

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Research 

Cross-listed with HPEB 552.001 

Meets with HPEB 552.H01 and ANTH 552.H01 – Honors College Only for the H01 Sections 

Medical Minor Requirement 

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 introduces the field of medical anthropology, which is the study of human health, disease and healing from a cross-cultural perspective. The political economy of health as a result of modernization is a central focus. Topics covered include cross-cultural understandings of illness and healing, the social/cultural context of health and health interventions, and the impacts of emerging and re-emerging diseases such as AIDS, Ebola, and Tuberculosis on world health. The underlying theme of the course is the use of anthropological concepts and methods in domestic and international public health contexts.


 ANTH 581.001 / Globalization and Cultural Questions

W / 5:30 – 8:15pm / 100% WEB - Synchronous

Professor: David Kneas

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major

and INT (Integrative) Requirement; GLD: Global Learning

OR

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

and INT (Integrative) Requirement; 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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