Course description

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.

The class has department/instructor approval to be offered to qualified Precollege Studies students (high school juniors and seniors).

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ANTHR 2400 001-LEC
Number:1219
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 11 AM - 12:15 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 11 AM - 12:15 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Villenas, S. (sav33)
Max. enroll:55
Eligibility:

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

This course is full. If you would like to be considered for a different class, please send an email to precollege@cornell.edu with the class number. You will want to first check that the class you want is not full before you write to us.

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.