Applied Anthropology: Current Global Issues

New course


AET100171 (306) and AET100172 (138)

7 May – 21 May, 2019

Jana Kopelent-Rehak, Ph.D.

(Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore)

Cultural Anthropology is both a theoretical and applied field involving the study of humanity in its socio-cultural dimensions. This is an upper level course with a focus on international and intercultural experience. The course introduces students to the concepts, approaches, and skills of a particular discipline – Cultural Anthropology. The course explores issues of global significance from a cross-cultural perspective by focusing on the tensions between the increasing diversity of perspectives in an increasingly interdependent world. From the viewpoints of an emergent anthropology in action, the class will examine various anthropological approaches and methods to understanding human behavior, and highlights insights to other cultures as well to our own culture. Class structure is organized around major themes we will address in Environmentalism and Ecology, Politics and Violence, and World Migration. Students will learn how anthropological theories and methods shape anthropological perspectives on local and global current problems.

Tuesday15:50 PM – 19:00 PM


Wednesday 15:50 PM – 19:00 PM

7 May – 21 May, 2019

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