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Department of Anthropology

Integrative Courses

Spring 2021

 

ANTH 320.001 / Archaeology Theory

MW / 3:55 – 5:10 / Face-to-Face Lecture in Gambrell 412

Professor: Joanna Casey

(3 credits) 

Fulfills the Archaeological Requirement for the Anthropology Major

AND

Integrative Requirement (INT) 

Course Readings:

None.  Weekly readings will be available 

Course Description:

How do archaeologists figure out what happened in the past?   The artifacts they dig up provide clues, but how do archaeologists know what those clues mean?  This course is about the ideas that frame archaeological research. Those ideas have changed dramatically throughout the more than 100 years of archaeology’s history, determining the questions that archaeologists ask about the past, the kinds of material remains they search for, and the answers they find acceptable.  The past takes on different forms when peered at through different theoretical lenses, so how can we know what really happened in the past, and why does it matter?  While most archaeologists get interested in archaeology because of the artifacts and excavations, it is the ideas that make them continue.  

Presentation:

Lectures, films, readings 

Evaluation:

Participation in discussions, response papers, Assignments (4), Presentations


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

AND

Integrative Requirement (INT) 

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:

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 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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