ANTHR 2400 Cultural Diversity and Contemporary Issues
This course will introduce students to the meaning and significance of forms of cultural diversity for the understanding of contemporary issues. Drawing from films, videos, and selected readings, students will be confronted with different representational forms that portray cultures in various parts of the world, and they will be asked to examine critically their own prejudices as they influence the perception and evaluation of cultural differences. We shall approach cultures holistically, assuming the inseparability of economies, kinship, religion, and politics, as well as interconnections and dependencies between world areas such as Africa, Latin America, the West. Among the issues considered: political correctness and truth; nativism and ecological diversity; race, ethnicity, and sexuality; sin, religion, and war; global process and cultural integrity.
Students will have additional contact hours through small group discussion sections and discussion board participation.
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Previously offered classes
Summer 2023: Online course
|Section ID:||ANTHR 2400 001-LEC|
|Session:||Summer 3-week 3|
|Class dates:||July 10-28, 2023|
|Final exam/project due:||Friday July 28, 11 AM - 12:15 PM / Online (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||M-F 11 AM - 12:15 PM / Online|
|Mode of instruction:||Online (async+sync)|
|Instructor:||Villenas, S. (sav33)|
|Notes:||Students interact on discussion boards outside published class time. Instructor will accommodate time zone difference for the synchronous portion of the course.|
|To enroll:||Enrollment for this class is closed.
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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.