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Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 211 )
Introduces the major concepts, theories, and research methods of cultural anthropology that are used to study and understand human culture in different parts of the world. An emphasis given to how traditional and nontraditional cultures undergo change as a result of globalization and how cultural anthropologists study the social, economic, and political consequences that result from integration into an expanding and changing global economy. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to, social organization, economics, power and politics, race and ethnicity, language and communication, technology, religion and ritual, and sex and gender. A wide geographic coverage provides a basis for global comparisons of cultural similarities and differences among human societies.
Cultural Ecology (ANTH 420)
Introduces the field of ecological anthropology by exploring the concept of the ecosystem in relationship to varying human adaptive strategies. Illustrates the importance of understanding man-environment interactions both in studying the developing world and in investigating the past
Anthropology of Food (ANTH 430)
Focuses on the influences of biology, culture, political economy, and history on what and how peoples of the world eat. Readings, lectures, films, and projects link the dietary implications of foraging, crop domestication, state formation, and industrial capitalism to food choices and health. Examines various sociocultural practices relating to the uses of food in marking social difference, maintaining social relationships, and dealing with cultural constructions of health, illness, and the body. Considers the influence of the agricultural revolution, colonization, and globalization on the transformation of food meanings, practices, and availability