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Summer 2005




ANTH 211  Cultural Anthropology (SS or C)                         3 credits
An introduction to the central concepts and issues in cultural anthropology. Employs a worldwide comparative perspective that examines topics such as: the concept of culture, cultural-ecological systems, family organization; magic, religion and witchcraft, socialization, personality and mental illness, conflict resolution and warfare. For more information contact donato@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS or C. GDR:Meets S.
[0013] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             DONATO, P
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND205)


ANTH 297  Selected Topics in Anthropology World                   3 credits
          Language Communities                              
A course designed to expand the cultural awareness of students by introducing them to the study of language in a broad context of historical, political and social issues. Special emphasis is placed on the question of bi- or multi-lingual states and on the explosiveness of the language issue in many regions. Taught in English. Note: Also listed as MLL 230. For more information contact smcrray698@aol.com.
          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE WITH MLL 230.
[0014] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV145)


ANTH 397A Selected Topics in Anthropology                         3 credits
          Exploration of Food and Foodways: The             
          Anthropology of Eating                            
The pursuit of more and valued food has helped shape the course of history, inspired conflict and empires, and expanded the horizons of commerce. The ways in which different peoples identify, procure, harvest, prepare, serve, consume, and distribute foods reveal much about cultures. Using a cross-cultural framework, students explore relationships with food and eating from personal, domestic, societal, and global levels. This includes, among other topics, food as a sacred and healing commodity, gender and food production, scarcity and overabundance, food and medicine, and relationships between political economy and food choice, health consequences, and availability. Prerequisite: ANTH 211, SOCY 101 or consent of the instructor. For more information contact kathykavanagh@comcast.net.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0015] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             KAVANAGH, K
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 208)


ANTH 399  Independent Study                                     1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


ANTH 416  Cyberspace, Culture and Society                         3 credits
The information super highway, communications revolution and cyberspace are used to describe the contemporary revolution in human communications. This course explores the cultural and societal implications of computer-mediated communications (CMC) by addressing such topics and questions as: representations of self and self-identity in cyberspace, interactions in cyberspace, information technology and institutional change, community formation in cyberspace, democracy and collective action in cyberspace, and order and deviance in cyberspace. Throughout the course, contemporary technological advances will be compared and contrasted with the cultural and societal effects of previous technologies, such as the printing press, wireless telephone, television. Note: Also listed as LLC 616, SOCY 416 and SOCY 616. Prerequisites: ANTH 211 or 212 or SOCY 101. For more information contact dkrichmar@bowiestate.edu.
          Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE WITH SOCY 616.
[0018] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MALONEY-KRICHM
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ITE 229)


ANTH 499  Independent Study                                     1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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