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ANTH-640 Current Issues in Anthropology (3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics include issues such as social inequality, urban nature, militarism and state violence, reading/resisting neoliberalism, and Southwest archaeology. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: graduate standing in anthropology or permission of instructor.

ANTH-640 001
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Ethnographic Writing
This seminar explores the craft, art, and politics of ethnographic writing through intensive ethnographic research, writing, and reading. Students conduct a semester-long ethnographic study and produce frequent writing assignments while dissecting exemplary ethnographic texts from anthropology and related disciplines, including sociology, investigative journalism, narrative nonfiction, fiction, radio, and film. The seminar is particularly interested in the importance of ethnography and its potential as a force for social change in the era of big data.
ANTH-640 001
Term: FALL 2016
Course Level: Graduate
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