First Year Courses 2014-15
Beginning in F/W 2014-15 ANTH1120 6.0 counts as a 6 credit General Education course in Social Science!
Full a full list of General Education Courses, click here.
ANTH1120 6.0 Making Sense of a Changing World: Anthropology Today
Time: Monday 12:30-2:30 VC 135 OR Wednesday 12:30-2:30 VC 135
Thursday 2:30-4:30 CLH-B
An intensive 6 credit, one term section of this course will also be offered in the winter term.
Course Director: Prof. Othon Alexandrakis
Time: Wed. & Thursday 12:30 - 2:30 TEL006
Monday 4:00-7:00 VH 3009
Wednesday 4:00-7:00 VH 3009
In this course you will use anthropological approaches to increase your understanding of global issues in diverse locales. This course challenges you to engage with other ways of knowing and being, and to rethink your taken-for-granted knowledge and beliefs through the comparative analysis of the human condition. This course will take a problem-based approach to a range of topics such as: the effects of race and racism, sources of religious conflict, alternate genders and sexualities, First Nations and health, international development and issues of social inequality. Students are encouraged to bring their own knowledge and experience as the first step in "thinking like an anthropologist" (i.e. rethinking the taken-for-granted). The emphasis in this course is developing skills (analytical thinking, writing).
This course will be team taught by two professors, each sharing and exploring their own research.