ANTH 3170 America: An Anthropological Perspective
Dr. Timothy Webmoor
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Historical and contemporary aspects of American life are considered from an anthropological perspective. Approved for Arts and Sciences core curriculum: United States context.
1. Understand anthropology’s unique approach to studying culture
2. Comprehend ethnography’s strengths as a methodology
3. Be familiar with how “stuff” actively shapes American culture
4. Be exposed to aspects of American culture that are taken for granted and little known
REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
1. dana boyd. 2014. It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
2. Catherine Lutz and Anne Lutz Fernandez. 2010. Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effects On Our Lives. Palgrave MacMillan, New York.
3. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz. 2011. Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
4. Sharon Traweek. 1988. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
There will be four films made available through the D2L course website.
|Online Discussion Participation (4 total)||25 points|
|Midterm Exam||20 points|
|Ethnographic Notebooks||30 points|
|Final Essay||25 points|