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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



ANTH 211  Cultural Anthropology (SS or C)                         3 credits
An introduction to the central concepts and issues in cultural anthropology. This course employs a worldwide comparative perspective that examines topics such as: the concept of culture, cultural-ecological systems and 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
          GEP:N/A. GFR:Meets SS or C.
[0014] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             DONATO, P
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)
[0015] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             DONATO, P
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND206)


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 mccray@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0016] 7060 Meets 07/09/2007 - 08/17/2007             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV145)


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 will explore 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 this course, contemporary technological advances will be compared and contrasted with the cultural and societal effects of previous technologies, such as the printing press, telephone, television. Note: Also listed as SOCY 416. Prerequisites: ANTH 211 or 212 or SOCY 101. For more information contact diane.krichmar@verizon.net.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0017] 6060 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/06/2007             CHINNERY, G
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


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