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“Creative Connections” with J.R.R. Tolkien: Teaching Anthropology with Imaginative Literature

How do J.R.R. Tolkien, his legendary stories, and other examples of imaginative literature relate to anthropology? The possibilities are endless. You can make “creative connections” in your classroom and engage students in a dialogue about the resonance of anthropology and its themes to many of their favorite imaginative universes. read more…

  • dateFebruary 11, 2016
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Sharing Syllabi: The Anthropology of Superheroes

Jamon Halvaksz, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), shares the syllabus for his Fall 2015 course, ANT 4843: The Anthropology of Superheroes. read more…

  • dateSeptember 30, 2015
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  • posted byAnna
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Assigned Readings: Strategies and Ponderings

To mark the beginning of the fall semester at most US colleges and universities, we would like to return to our series of blog postings by the Anthropology Teaching Forum (ATF) at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Here we … read more…

  • dateAugust 24, 2015
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Empowered and Empowering Students with Emily Lloyd

This blog posting on student empowerment is inspired by a recent talk given by Emily Lloyd, a PhD candidate and adjunct instructor at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Emily includes a list of references as a helpful starting place for others seeking inspiration for empowerment in the classroom. read more…

  • dateJanuary 28, 2015
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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Engaging Large Classes with Professor Deborah Moon

This is the second in a series of blog postings by the Anthropology Teaching Forum (ATF) at the University of Texas, San Antonio. The first post introduced the ATF and its goal of building a strong teaching culture to match the research focus of the graduate program. This post offers a summary of a recent ATF meeting in which guest speaker Deb Moon provided creative ideas for teaching in large classroom environments. read more…

  • dateNovember 25, 2014
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  • posted byLeah McCurdy
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