Category Archives: Sharing Syllabi

Sharing Syllabi: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Years ago (in 1997, to be exact), University of Toronto Press published a short ethnography by Anne Meneley entitled Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town. This book continues to be assigned as required reading in anthropology courses around the world, and we are pleased to be able to share the syllabus for an introductory cultural anthropology course, taught by Dr. Leo Coleman, in which the book is currently being used. read more…

  • dateSeptember 30, 2014
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Sharing Syllabi: Murder and Culture

The study of murder has been a mainstay in psychology and criminology departments for decades. This course was designed to add another piece to the puzzle: the cultural piece. This class takes a cultural look at murder, including how culture is involved leading up to a murder, how culture dictates the ways that murder is investigated, and how culture forms and influences the public’s reaction to murder. read more…

  • dateMarch 13, 2014
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  • posted byRebecca Ann Forrest
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Sharing Syllabi: Queer Anthropology

Tom Boellstorff, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Irvine, shares the syllabus for his Winter 2014 graduate course, Anthropology 252a: Queer Anthropology. read more…

  • dateJanuary 17, 2014
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Sharing Syllabi: Anthropology of the Internet

Svetlana Peshkova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UNH, describes the inspiration behind her new course: “One day, my son came from school and said, ‘I am going home to my village;’ he was going to his computer to play Minecraft (an online sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world). This was the day I realized my child is a cyborg….” read more…

  • dateAugust 16, 2013
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Sharing Syllabi: Zombies and the Anthropology of the Undead

Jeffrey H. Cohen, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University, shares his syllabus for ANTH3334 ZOMBIES: The Anthropology of the Undead. read more…

  • dateJanuary 24, 2013
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