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Description for AFRSTY101: This course presents an overview of the major theories in the field of Africana studies. It seeks to explore the Africana experience in a way that is orderly, systematic, and structurally integrated; and to convey an understanding of the cultural, historical, and political roots of this experience. The course focuses chronologically on major historical episodes through a study of ancient African civilizations, slavery, colonialism, and African liberation movements.
Description for ANTH247: This course compares the processes of state formation in major civilizations, including Mesopotamia, Early Dynastic Egypt, Shang China, Aztecs of Mesoamerica, Inca of Peru. Recent archaeological and historical data are used to explore cross-cultural themes such as the provisioning of cities, role of religious ideology, social organization of land and labor, and gendered dimensions of power and social identity.
Description for ANTH274: An ethnographic and historical overview of the Caribbean, examining the impact of external forces on local economic organization, domestic life, religion, and migration, with attention to the importance of transnational communities and migrations that link the islands with the North American mainland.
Academic Information: Credits: 3 Distribution: World Cultures Diversity: International
Description for ANTH367: Beliefs about people with extraordinary powers to cause harm or good are found in societies of different types and in different periods in history. This course examines such beliefs in a number of different cultural, geographical, and historical contexts in order to demonstrate ways in which anthropologists and other social scientists approach the more general problem of understanding the function of belief systems in human society. The course does not teach techniques of witchcraft or sorcery.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher or permission of instructor.
Description for ASIAN359L: This course examines the social and cultural roles of Chinese women, and their changes over time. Emphasis is given to twentieth-century China, especially the People’s Republic period.
Description for HIST359L: This course examines the social and cultural roles of Chinese women, and their changes over time. Emphasis is given to twentieth-century China, especially the People’s Republic period.
Description for WOST359L: This course examines the social and cultural roles of Chinese women, and their changes over time. Emphasis is given to twentieth-century China, especially the People’s Republic period.