Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Jan 19, 2019  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 1101 - FWS: Culture, Society, and Power


Fall, spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

First-Year Writing Seminar.


This First-Year Writing Seminar is devoted to the anthropological study of the human condition.  Anthropology  examines all aspects of human experience, from the evolution of the species to contemporary challenges of politics, environment, and society.  The discipline emphasizes empirically rich field research informed by sophisticated theoretical understandings of human social life and cultural production. The diversity of anthropology’s interests provides a diverse array of stimulating opportunities to write critically about the human condition. Topics vary by semester.

Topics for 2015-2016 may include:

Fall FWS: Anthropology of War M. Fiskesjo
Fall FWS: Care of Magical Creatures K. Weber
Fall FWS: The Price of Civilization: The Anthropology of Tax E. Levitt
Fall FWS: Witchcraft, Insurance, and Terror A. Gordon
Fall FWS: Visions of Excess C. Daylan
Spring FWS: Brazil Beyond the Olympics J. Fajans
Spring FWS: South Asian Religions and “Healing Traditions” A. Willford
Spring FWS: (Re)assessing Success: Ethnographic Approaches to Efficacy M. Saavedra Espinosa
Spring FWS: Zombie Apocalypse! Concepts of Collapse in North American Culture C. Boke
Spring FWS: Visions of Excess C. Daylan
Spring FWS: Studying Science Scandals M. Middlebrooks


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