Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Dec 17, 2018  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4240 - Collecting Culture: Museums and Anthropology

(crosslisted) ARKEO 4240  
(HB) (CA-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher, and at least one course in Anthropology or Archaeology Not open to: first-year students. Co-meets with ANTHR 7240 /ARKEO 7240 .

F. Gleach.

Ethnographic and archaeological objects are widely collected, by individuals and by institutions. This course will explore the history and processes of museums and collecting, and issues around working with collections. We will work with materials in the Anthropology Collections, and also draw on other resources on campus and in the area to experience a variety of ways that museums and collections are organized, maintained, conceptualized and presented. We also will consider challenges to collecting, such as its implication in nationalist and imperialist agendas, the problems of archaeological looting and ethnographic appropriation, and indigenous expectations and demands for inclusion in such activities.

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